BALI: MAGICAL | SPIRITUAL | SENSUAL
Bali is a paradise, located in the Indonesian archipelago, featuring sweeping panoramas of the ocean and mountains. Bask in the sunshine on a stretch of fine white sand, mingle with underwater creatures as you dive along coral reefs, or raft down the rugged waters of the Ayung River. Discover stone temples guarded by cheeky little monkeys, or head to the hills to sample locally grown coffee. Indulge in a Balinese herb infused spa treatment and emerge rejuvenated. Pick up a painting from Ubud and be sure to savor the wide array of tantalizing local treats.
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BEFORE YOU GO
Taxis are the best way. They are easy enough to flag down. Rent them by the day for the best value.
The options are plentiful ranging from hotel chains to private villas. Here are a few options that cater to the exclusive.
Local delights include Beef Rendang, Babi Guling, Prawn Sambal, Nasi Campur, Nasi Kuning and Rijsttafel. Your best bet is to ask locals where they enjoy these dishes. There are several “Warungs” all around Bali that cater to both locals and tourists.
Bumbu Bali - Rijsttafel
Enjoy your favorite libations at some of the most beautiful locations, some with unparalleled views of the sunset and one precariously perched off a cliff.
SEE & DO
Most of the attractions are located in the south of the island, with the exception of Ubud, located about 20 miles north of Kuta, and Lovina, which is located about 2 hours away in the far north. Here are some picture-worthy locations and activities.
The Ayurvedic inspired Balinese treatments include the use of spices, herbs, fruit enzymes and more. Not to be missed are the turmeric scrubs, papaya enzyme wraps and decadent hair cream baths.
You can get some pretty amazing pieces of art from galleries in Ubud. The village of Mas is known for its woodcarvings and Celuk, another village, has some spectacular pieces of gold and silver jewelry. For trendy boutiques, head to Seminyak. Best way to get to these locations will be by taxi.