Category: Indonesia

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite of the week: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Villa Sungai Bali Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 2,100 sq m (villa and gardens) Cost per night: AUD1,100-1,300++ (low/peak season) What makes it special: Floating above a river, beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, Sungai, with its standout ‘great’ room with vast thatched ceiling overlooking the 18m pool, has everything you expect
Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

inBali.org – launched two weeks ago – is helping to bring the world’s attention to Bali as an ever-growing hub of creativity and progressive living. Helmed by editor Samantha Chalker from Australia, the project is put together by an eccentric team of locals and expats working to show you everything you ever wanted to know,
Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

There is nothing more satisfying than personally discovering hidden treasures of golden sand and crystal clear water. The simple pleasures of pristine beauty await those fortunate enough to research thoroughly enough, or travel far enough to find them. The thought of a day or more at the one of the best kept beaches rewards the
A bucket list must: Amanjiwo, Borobudur, Java

A bucket list must: Amanjiwo, Borobudur, Java

If Amanjiwo isn’t yet on your luxury travel bucket list, it should be. Its name means peaceful soul, and peace is exactly what you’ll find during your stay in this beautiful, intimate setting, with just 36 suites set in two crescents around a graceful rotunda that echoes the striking design of Buddhist sanctuary Borobudur. Getting
Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the
Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings.
Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Booking a Presidential suite is the ultimate in luxury, for those that can afford it. But suites at a level or two below the Presidential suite often offer a staggering array of luxuries, from oversized space to private terraces to personalised service, at a (relative) fraction of the Presidential suite cost. Check out these alternative
15 of the world's best beach bars

15 of the world's best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world. Theros Wave
Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a
7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

Bali; the ultimate tropical island paradise, featuring everything from pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand beaches, to lush terraced rice fields. Small and intimate, yet vibrant and lively, Bali is an island rife with variety that knows how to pack a punch. This eclectic island serves up sensational dining, celebrated shopping, stunning temples and
Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist,
Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the
Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

I sit, poolside, high above the stupas and spiraling towers of Borobudur, set back on the dense, lush hillside, of this Javanese valley. Framed by volcanoes, distant mist, and undulating paddy fields: calm and spiritual silence descends. We’ve arrived, via Jakarta, to a place rich in history, drop-dead smoldering beauty and untold promise. And this is
Top 5 places to spend Summer in South East Asia

Top 5 places to spend Summer in South East Asia

South East Asia is a continent well known for a variety of reasons. Vietnam and Cambodia are the famous beach capitals and Indonesia is one of the best diving locations outside of Australia or California. The weather is fine for most of the year, which shouldn’t keep you away from these five places you should
5 unusual romantic breaks

5 unusual romantic breaks

When you think of romantic places, the common ones like Paris, Venice and the Seychelles always come up.  If you are planning something for Valentine’s Day, or are in need of a romantic getaway with your partner, how about a break that is much more romantic then the popular choices?  Here are 5 romantic getaways
Asia's most romantic resorts

Asia's most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even