Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils  Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion

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Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion

Bali’s premier clifftop resort, Anantara Uluwatu Bali has revealed its 72 newly refurbished luxury suites, private pool villas and penthouses cascading from a cliff above the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Launches Island’s First Hotel Arrival by River Raft

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Launches Island’s First Hotel Arrival by River Raft

Famed for its dramatic treetop arrival via a suspension bridge, the World’s #1 Hotel is now offering guests a 180-degree change of perspective, with Bali’s first hotel arrival by river raft.

All-Inclusive All Together Villa Escape For Friends and Family

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All-Inclusive All Together Villa Escape For Friends and Family

Leave all your cares behind and experience the indulgence of a new all-inclusive friends and family retreat at Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Manggis Launches New Surya Wellness Centre and Programmes

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Alila Manggis Launches New Surya Wellness Centre and Programmes

Alila Manggis is getting the New Year off to a healthy start following the opening of Surya in February, its new oceanfront wellness centre.

7 Things to do during 2.5-day Stay in Bali

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7 Things to do during 2.5-day Stay in Bali

Because Bali is only 33 minutes’ flight from Lombok, one hour and 50 minutes from Jakarta, three hours from Kuala Lumpur and two hours and 45 minutes from Singapore, the island is ideal for incredibly short getaways from any point in South East Asia (including northern parts of Australia).

North Lombok Earthquake: Tourism in Lombok and Bali Remains Conducive

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North Lombok Earthquake: Tourism in Lombok and Bali Remains Conducive

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck North Lombok in North Nusa Tenggara, today 5th of August 2018 at 18.46 Western Indonesian Time.

Fairfield By Marriott Makes Its Brand Debut In Bali, Introducing New Travel Experiences To The Laid Back Legian Neighborhood

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Fairfield By Marriott Makes Its Brand Debut In Bali, Introducing New Travel Experiences To The Laid Back Legian Neighborhood

Bali, Indonesia, April 26, 2018 – Marriott International adds color to Bali’s lively Legian neighborhood with the opening of the Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian. Situated close to laid back Legian Beach and within easy reach to Seminyak’s dining and nightlife scene, the hotel welcomes global travelers to enjoy a relaxing holiday. “The Fairfield by Marriott brand is inspired by the warm hospitality and simplicity of the original Fairfield Manor House and the Fairfield Farm, owned by the Marriott family,” shared Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The brand has evolved and expanded globally with more than 900 hotels worldwide. Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian will add to the Marriott International portfolio in Bali by providing an opportunity for […]

Club Med Bali: The Ultimate Family Holiday Haven

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Club Med Bali: The Ultimate Family Holiday Haven

Club Med Bali – being part of the Nusa Dua’s gated community of five-star resorts – is a self-contained and quaint village that is well manicured, lush, secure and efficiently run. This time around, I much prefer to be cocooned, and might as well be in one happy bubble called Club Med Bali.

Bali Tourism Workers Being Unnecessarily Hurt By Volcano Speculation

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Bali Tourism Workers Being Unnecessarily Hurt By Volcano Speculation

Mt Agung is far away from Bali’s main tourism centres; tourism cancellations are ‘unwarranted’ – tour operator; #IaminBaliNOW launched to help Bali’s tourist sector combat cancellations Tourists should keep visiting Bali as it is perfectly safe to do so. That was the recommendation made by Herman Hoven, General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia today. Mr Hoven said there had been at least a 20% drop in tourism bookings in the Bali tourism sector at large, since the 3031m (9944ft) Mt Agung volcano started to show increased signs of activity in the third week of September. “There has been no explosion. There may never be. And the vast majority of Bali’s tourism activities take place between 30 and 60 kms [18 and 37 […]

10 Best Ways To Explore East Java & Bali

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10 Best Ways To Explore East Java & Bali

Being a newbie to travelling, I was enthusiastic to discover Indonesia, a country known for its natural wonders and secluded paradises.

#ElahElahBali – A Newbie’s 23 Points of Balinese Joy in Ubud

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#ElahElahBali – A Newbie’s 23 Points of Balinese Joy in Ubud

“Bali is so overrated,”
claimed my friends incessantly when I asked for tips because it seemed that I was the only one left in Asia who hasn’t been to the Island of the Gods. Regardless, there is something about Bali that really attracts me to go there – is it the culture? The food? The people?

Shaping The Future Of Bali’s Disadvantaged Children

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Shaping The Future Of Bali’s Disadvantaged Children

Guests at InterContinental Bali Resort have made a significant contribution to the lives of some of Bali’s disadvantaged children by joining the Resort’s annual fundraising campaign to support Panti Salam Children’s Home Foundation. Every year, the Resort raises funds to purchase everyday necessities for the children, such as clothing, toiletries, and nutritious food. Panti Salam Children’s Home was founded in 1979 as a response to the need for an orphanage in the Tabanan district of Bali. The foundation’s vision is to equip and empower economically disadvantaged children physically, emotionally and spiritually for adulthood. The home provides shelter to more than 50 kids who live on site and attend various primary and secondary schools in the area. They are not always orphans, but come because […]

InterContinental Bali Resort Launches ‘Rooms with a Soul’ Where Tradition Meets Luxury

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InterContinental Bali Resort Launches ‘Rooms with a Soul’ Where Tradition Meets Luxury

InterContinental Bali Resort is renowned for showcasing the best of Bali, with the essential components of Balinese Hindu philosophies, imagery and symbolism prevalent throughout its design. The Resort follows the principals of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, which is the balance and harmony between the three sources of life – humans, nature and God, while the architecture also honours the sacred axis between the holy mountain and the sea. InterContinental Bali Resort now continues this tradition with a comprehensive guestroom redesign programme, which sets new standards for luxury accommodation in Bali and introduces world-class room technology. Michel Chertouh, Regional General Manager for Bali Resorts, IHG, said, “As one of the iconic resort properties for IHG, InterContinental Bali, the design of the new rooms has […]

Off-Season Gems with Aman

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Off-Season Gems with Aman

  5th January 2017 – Exploring a destination out of season can lead to a path of discovery and charm otherwise hidden by the bustle and busyness of peak seasons. Aman hotels around the world are magical destinations all year round, exceeding every expectation of popular sights in season, but promising something almost more special once the crowds have dispersed. Whether breathing in the rain-cleansed jungle air amid Angkor’s iconic temples or witnessing Japan’s plum blossoms delicate announcement of spring; each reveals a new side to a destination without the crowds.   AMAN TOKYO, Japan Visitors flock to Tokyo in spring from March to May, when the parks and gardens of the capital blush pink with cherry blossoms. During the city’s quiet […]

Finns Expands to Bali’s Biggest Beach Club!

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Finns Expands to Bali’s Biggest Beach Club!

Just when you thought Bali’s swankiest new beach party couldn’t be any better, check out these exciting new additions to Finns Beach Club! Voted Bali’s Best sunset Venue in the 2016 Yak Awards and nominated by Gu Guide for best newcomer in Canggu for 2016, this hip and happening hot spot has already forged a reputation as the place to be seen in Bali. And now they’ve expanded to give you even more space to party and play!     From December 23rd, Finns fans have access to the huge, emerald hued expanse of beachfront lawn. That’s right nature lovers, you’ve got your very own green space! Lie back in a hammock and relax as you rock gently with the sea breeze […]

IHG® Foundation Gives Bali Life Foundation a Grant of US$17,000 to Support the Underprivileged

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IHG® Foundation Gives Bali Life Foundation a Grant of US$17,000 to Support the Underprivileged

 InterContinental Bali Resort is proud to be associated with Bali Life Foundation, a non-profit organisation with the vision to provide hope, dignity, and purpose to unprivileged people; especially to children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or rejected. This is done by providing basic needs, by teaching good morals and values, by providing training, and giving skills for the future. For the last few years, InterContinental Bali Resort has been actively involved in supporting Bali Life’s community activities and projects as well as providing training, work experience and opportunities at the Resort. Launched in February of this year, the IHG® Foundation helps to build stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities by teaching people hospitality skills, providing disaster relief, protecting the environment and supporting community […]

Simply the Best Place to Be on Cup Day!

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Simply the Best Place to Be on Cup Day!

The Canggu Club proved once again to be the hottest ticket in town for Melbourne Cup Day this year and no less than 423 punters turned out in sensational style to enjoy a spectacularly sunny day of French champagne, fine food and some seriously swanky threads. Island race day glamour was definitely en pointe this year….     The Club’s lawn was transformed into ‘trackside Bali style’ with a pristine white marquee, linen covered tables, silverware and stunning floral arrangements. Guests arrived in their race day finery and floral headpieces were the order of the day. Bets were placed, corks were popped and the first of the free flow French bubbles swirled into flutes as punters with their eye on the prize […]

Interview with Club Med Top Management

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Interview with Club Med Top Management

During our recent trip to Club Med Bali, Gaya Travel Magazine had the opportunity to interview Club Med top management comprising Club Med Chairman & CEO Henri Giscard d’Estaing and Club Med CEO for East and South Asia Pacific (ESAP) Xavier Desaulles.   The following are what these charismatic individuals have to say about Club Med…   Mr. Henri Giscard d’Estaing   Club Med is well known for its uniqueness because it offers activities that suit each family member, including grandparents. As a result, the entire family can have holiday together in one secure and safe location. No doubt, Club Med intends to create destinations that help to strengthen bonds among families. All Club Med properties have their own different strengths, offering […]

InterContinental Bali Resort Proudly Sustains The Charm and Spirit of its Island Home

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InterContinental Bali Resort Proudly Sustains The Charm and Spirit of its Island Home

Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood sculptures, splendid paintings, hand-woven textiles, highly wrought metal work, the traditional architecture of temples and houses, and beautifully crafted offerings to the Gods. InterContinental Bali Resort was conceived to showcase this ancient culture. Here, the essence and ambience of the island is captured with local materials – teak, coconut wood, alang- alang thatch, marble, stone and brick, as well as Balinese artistry and traditional aesthetic characteristics such as high pitched roofs layered to provide natural […]

Bali’s Club Med Welcomes Families

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Bali’s Club Med Welcomes Families

Why is this place unique? Club Med Bali is a 14-hectare property with 393 rooms. Being part of the Club Med group, the property offers premium all-inclusive holiday, meaning that food, drinks, transfers, facilities, instructors, sports, activities and more are all included in the package, therefore guests do not need to worry about making payments, except for the Club Med Boutique, spa and selected special tours. Club Med Bali is also designed to be disabled-friendly. As a matter of fact, Club Med Bali outstandingly meets all requirements of a relaxing and happy holiday for the entire family, as well as couples and singles. Travellers are sure to love Club Med’s premium all-inclusive holiday concept because it allows travellers to enjoy an immersive, […]

Sudamala Resorts – Barefoot Luxury Redefined

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Sudamala Resorts – Barefoot Luxury Redefined

Founded by the charismatic Bapak Ben Subrata and led by his sprightly daughter who is also the group director Emily Subrata, Sudamala Resorts comprising Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi in Lombok and Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur in Bali focus on elements that are essential, leaving guests totally rejuvenated, refreshed and inspired.

Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

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Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Text by: Azizul Arkaan Intro Uluwatu is the most southerly part of Bali. Its landscape is defined by a promontory of majestic limestone cliff, offering visitors a different scene from the other parts of the island. This stunning landscape also serves as the backdrop of Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The resort is rather secluded from the other neighbouring hotels – its slightly remote location must be due to the resort’s massive beach-fronting land bank. Arrival Massive, stone, stadium-like steps leading to the main lobby might appear daunting to visitors at first. But worry not, the staff is ever ready to assist with your luggage. A gentle hit on the gong marks the arrival of guests to the resort, alerting the staff […]

THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Suite Room

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THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Suite Room

With it’s sophisticated contemporary design, The HAVEN Bali Seminyak sits befittingly alongside the chic shopping strips and eclectic mixture of urban dining and party venues of Seminyak. Being only a short distance from the ever-famous Seminyak Beach as well, where we have our very own exclusive Beach Club, this resort is made for the modern traveler coming to Bali, the Island of The Gods. One of our complex accommodation is our Haven Suite Room which is surrounded by verdant landscaped grounds and private area of swimming pool which can only be access by our suite room. Once you step in into Haven Suite Room, you will hypnotize by the generous space sits a 4 person dining table by a stylish kitchenette complete […]

Club Med Bali, An All-Inclusive Oasis in the Island of the Gods

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Club Med Bali, An All-Inclusive Oasis in the Island of the Gods

Nestled on a tropical beach front in the heart of Nusa Dua, Club Med Bali boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. This is an authentic Balinese-style property with modern functionality woven into the fabric of its buildings that employ intricate traditional Balinese carpentry, replete with wonderful splash of colours in their details. The rooms are, as you’d expect, spacious and cosy. The beds offer uber-comfortable sleep, especially after a long flight, and the cosiness is enhanced with the addition of a daybed in front of the windows, allowing guests to admire the outdoors while reclining in the comfort of their personal space on a lazy afternoon. A flat screen television, high-speed Wi-Fi and the usual perks to be found in the […]

Intercontinental Bali Resort Hosts Twice-Weekly Art Market

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Intercontinental Bali Resort Hosts Twice-Weekly Art Market

Bali, Indonesia-InterContinental Bali Resort offers guests and visitors the opportunity to browse and purchase Bali’s colourful handicrafts at a twice-weekly art market held in the grounds of the Resort. The rich artistic traditions of Bali have lead to the evolution of a vibrant handicraft industry, in which handicrafts are created to be sold in the local art shops and markets, as well as for export worldwide, providing employment and business opportunities for hundreds of thousands of local people. Souvenirs and art objects range from everyday items, trinkets, fashion accessories, batik fabrics and shirts, sarongs, luxuriant silk scarves, kites, figurines and whimsical woodcarvings, parasols, paintings and homewares to iconic knick-knacks and collector’s treasures that you won’t find outside of the island. A wide […]

Hard Rock Hotel Bali Launches Rock Royalty VIP Lounge

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali Launches Rock Royalty VIP Lounge

Hard Rock Hotel Bali takes it to another level – with a new premium venue called Rock Royalty. Rock Royalty offers a Dining Area, VIP guest Check In and Check Out Counter, Lounge Bar and Chill Out Pool.

Maldives is Malaysia’s Honeymoon Destination of Choice, reveals global survey – Agoda.com

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Maldives is Malaysia’s Honeymoon Destination of Choice, reveals global survey – Agoda.com

The survey, conducted online in January and February 2014, asked more than 15,000 Agoda.com travellers to pick their dream honeymoon location from among 20 destinations. Malaysian travellers favoured Maldives with a solid 20% of the total country votes, while Paris (14%) and Istanbul (10%) stand as second and third choices for dream honeymoon destinations.

The Chedi Sakala Breaks New Ground in Bali

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The Chedi Sakala Breaks New Ground in Bali

The Chedi Sakala, heralding a brand new, upscale day for a less frequented but entirely compelling Bali peninsula, is steering toward a grand opening at the end of February on two and a half hectares of lushly landscaped oceanfront property at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua.

Intercontinental Bali Resort Received an Emerald Medal and Award from Tri Hita Karana

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Intercontinental Bali Resort Received an Emerald Medal and Award from Tri Hita Karana

InterContinental Bali Resort is delighted to announce its achievement in Tri Hita Karana by receiving an Emerald medal and certification award: the highest category in Bali’s prestigious Tri Hita Karana Awards.

Save 70% at Semara Seminyak

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Save 70% at Semara Seminyak

From now until 31 January 2014, Semara Seminyak guests enjoy 70% discount when staying at the Executive Suites, costing only USD120++ per room per night.