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Luxury Bali Holidays

Eat, stay, love

Bali

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert headed to Bali for the 'love' part of her spiritual journey, but holiday here and we think it's the island itself that'll be most likely to steal your heart. 

The first big draw is the beaches, coming in all shapes and sizes. The north and west coasts are home to dramatic black-sand spots, the east is a surfer's paradise, and in the south you'll find stretches of golden grains. Then there's the scenery. The island is volcanic, so you can expect soaring hills and striking dark cliffs, plus the interior is blanketed in lush jungle and bottle-green rice paddies.  

Culture is another plus point. Thousands of fascinating temples (known as pura) are scattered all over Bali, often with flower petal offerings decorating the paths outside. Traditional art forms are still practised across the island, including batik painting, wood carving and dancing.

 
Destinations in Bali
Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran was once a sleepy fishing village. The long, sandy bay still feels laid-back – but these days it comes with a generous helping of designer hotels and beach clubs.
Nusa Dua
The beach resort of Nusa Dua walks on the luxurious side of life, sprinkling palm-coddled villas, sea-view spas and golf clubs along the wave-cut beaches of a south coast peninsula.
Sanur
Sandy Sanur Beach skims along the south-east coast of Bali. Hotels, restaurants and art galleries pad out the town behind, while a reef and sailboats sit out front.
Seminyak
Seminyak is a wealthy suburb of Kuta. It’s laced with designer boutiques, beachside cocktail bars and five-star hotels that all face towards the south-west coast’s famously vivid sunsets.
Ubud
If there’s one place that can tempt you away from Bali’s beaches, it’s Ubud – an upland town surrounded by Hindu shrines, glossy rainforests, honeymoon retreats and tiered rice paddies.

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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Bali is around 16 hours.

When to go

Situated close to the equator, Bali has a tropical climate with two distinctive dry and rainy seasons. The rainy seasons last from around November to February. April to June is a lovely time to visit Bali; it’s dry, temperatures hover around 27°C and there’s less humidity than in July and August. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Indonesia for 30 days or less.

Tipping

Tipping isn’t required in Bali as a service charge will generally be added to your bill at restaurants and hotels, so there is no need to leave a tip as well. However, if you wanted to leave a tip for excellent service, aim for 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah for drivers, porters and wait staff (although try to hand it to them directly rather than leaving it on the table). 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Bali is Indonesian. English is widely spoken too.

Health 

No vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Bali, however all routine immunisations need to be up to date. For full details, please contact your GP.  

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Our pick of the top hotels in Bali
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

The Laguna A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Bali, Nusa Dua

The St Regis Bali Resort

Bali, Nusa Dua

The Oberoi Bali

Bali, Seminyak

The Samaya Ubud

Bali, Ubud

Fairmont Sanur Beach

Bali, Sanur Beach

Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay

Bali, Jimbaran Bay
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