The best way to discover Balinese Beauty
Written by Chloe Hambidge
With an array of beauty spanning from jungle to beach, temple to treetops a trip to Bali is one made up of heartfelt welcome and mystical discoveries. A visit to this island is a journey around the world, it’s as if an array of destinations wrapped up in a neat bow with culture and an essence like no other. The locals are sure to put a smile on your face as the inhabitants of this far flung paradise are brimming with generosity and a fun, cheeky personality eager to share the brilliance their hometown has to offer. Whether it’s a peaceful retreat you require or an effortlessly exciting break of celebration, each destination is as beautiful as the next, and is sure to tick the boxes. If any of these lavish resorts tickle your fancy, find out more on our Instagram…
Tucked away on the west coast of the island, just north of Kuta- this hive of activity may be nestled along the west coast yet it holds a life of its own as if it’s its own island. One of Bali’s most sought after areas just adds to the appeal as you join in on the joyous festivities year round. Tourists and expats alike horde to this coast as it blossoms with charming boutiques, uniquely designed garments, surfing and pristine beaches equipped with beach huts for those who crave the tranquility of doing nothing. With an intangible sense of style this dynamic destination fuels party goers with a selection of clubs and restaurants and sparks wanderlust amongst visitors with authentic shops and galleries. Despite its understandable popularity Seminyaks wide and wonderful beach is hugged by luxury filled hotels yet is significantly less crowded.
Where to stay: The Oberoi Beach Resort
Located amongst the beating heart of Bali venture inland to mosaics of gorgeous green rice paddies, mountains embellished with verdant jungle dotted with hidden temples as if a mirage. This oasis of peace a match made in heaven where spirituality meets luxury. A honeypot of natural wonder begging to be explored and rich with wellness retreats equipped with luscious vistas, you will revel in the delight of leaving everyday hustle and bustle behind. Rediscover tranquility amongst vibrant hilltops and wander around Ubud town as colourful cultural offerings flourish and adorn the streets embellished with back drops of natural bliss. Trendy as much as its beautiful come here to embark on a journey of mindfulness, culinary inventiveness and rejuvenation like no other amongst this magical destination.
Where to stay: COMO Shambhala Estate
More of a state of mind than a place with a laidback quality like no other, Canggu is a precious escape offering a chilled vibe and endless relaxation. Adorned with mazes of trendy restaurants, creative cafes and appealing shops, allow yourself to be tempted by this breath of fresh air way of living. With popularity growing, this beach town escape is popular with surfers and those who crave a relaxed break whilst still exploring authentic Balinese culture, despite Canggus attraction growing it can still be considered a hideaway from Seminyaks crowds. Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, this can be cherished as one of the best places to watch the sun paint the sky in Bali with divine beaches awaiting you.
Where to stay: ZIN Canggu Resort & Villas
Stumble upon secluded luxury like no other at the renowned Nusa Dua district. Decorated with magnificent palm fringed shored and iridescent reef-protected shores this image of paradise paired with unmatched five-star luxury is as idyllic as it sounds. A sanctuary manicured to impress visitors from all over the world indulge in a constant conveyor belt of spa treatments and wellness options with the backtrack of waves lulling you into a peaceful trance. Equipped with impressive hotels and enviable offerings embrace manicured gardens, charming beachfront restaurants and a quiet, safe location- as if transporting into a gated community for the elite. Truly enjoy the ocean breeze whilst partaking in endless ocean adventures and on land exploration due to the protection of all things that make Nusa Dua so perfect.
Where to stay: The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Perched amongst clifftop glory Uluwatu holds breathtaking beauty as it sits at godlike advantage. Right on the southern tip of Bali and onlooking the turquoise blue of the irrisistable Indian Ocean you can take in unmissable ocean vistas and its inescapable magnificence. Well known for its brilliant surfing opportunities and serene location, you can escape the busier corners of Bali but still bathe in its natural wonder. With many inlets to explore amongst the rock face, unleash your inner explorer and appreciate the unobstructed brilliance of the gorgeous waves before you. This exclusive hideaway is the perfect haven for a private break away from any home troubles. Perched on the edge of an elevated plateau uniting mighty limestone cliffs with the Indian Ocean- it truly is a hidden gem of Bali.
Where to stay: Six Senses Uluwatu