Category: Indonesia

6 of the world's most luxurious diving destinations

6 of the world’s most luxurious diving destinations

For the discerning traveller, diver or not, who has money to spend and wants the very best, these six destinations offer an incomparable level of service, style, and of course diving. So dream awhile, and casting all financial concerns aside, enjoy that lottery moment and consider which are the most spoiling and amazing destinations where […]

Party like a rock star at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa - Bali’s rooftop penthouse

Party like a rock star at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa – Bali’s rooftop penthouse

Welcome to Bali’s most sought after destination, edging fashionable Seminyak Beach. A boutique retreat of unassuming minimalist chic. A five star brand, revered for its heartfelt hospitality, impeccable service and creative flair. And now, raising the roof for eventful incentives, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa launches its one-of-a-kind rooftop Penthouse suite as the ultimate party […]

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

The five most romantic resorts in Bali

The five most romantic resorts in Bali

For centuries, Bali has been known as an exotic oasis with some of the world’s best beaches and lush surroundings. In fact, its nickname sums it best: “the Isle of the Gods”. Ride an elephant or frolic the sexy shorelines, but I assure you, couples will enjoy plenty of ‘love’ on this Indonesian island after a […]

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

There is no better way than to spend your vacation in the lap of luxury and nature. In addition, you have the money to spend, and then splurging it on a luxury vacation in some of the best holiday destinations in the world is an ideal choice. Of all these luxury holiday destinations the one […]

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume – are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the […]

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has re-opened Damar Terrace restaurant following extensive renovations by Yasuhiro Koichi, the acclaimed Japanese designer behind the Rock Bar. Koichi, whose company Design Studio SPIN has created some of Asia’s most iconic bars and restaurants, combined comfort with modern Asian decor for relaxed all-day dining at Damar Terrace. His trademark […]

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

The rejuvenation of the award-winning Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali

The rejuvenation of the award-winning Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali

Conrad Bali‘s award-winning Jiwa Spa has been rejuvenated with the addition of stunning new garden spa pavilions, an expanded holistic wellness programme and a new level of skincare pampering using marine-inspired Thalgo beauty products.  Drawing inspiration from Bali’s natural beauty, the five new spa garden pavilions feature indoor and outdoor treatment areas surrounded by a […]

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Perched 70 metres above sea level on the cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan will be located near the sacred site of Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple. The resort is designed to offer absolute privacy and seclusion but is just 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the thriving beaches of Kuta, Seminyak […]

Interview with Claes Bohlin of Bohline Exclusive Villas

Interview with Claes Bohlin of Bohline Exclusive Villas

My name is Claes Bohlin and I am the owner and founder of Bohline Exclusive Villas which are a luxury villa rental company.  I run this company together with my girlfriend Cecilia Lilja and we both have a burning desire for travels. Our main goal with the company is to offer our clients the best […]

Bali's outstanding wedding venue: Pantai Lima

Bali’s outstanding wedding venue: Pantai Lima

There are few places on earth that are as romantic and steeped in mystical spirituality as Bali. Known to some as The Morning of the World, and to many as The Island of the Gods, it is no small wonder that literally thousands of couples pledge or renew their wedding vows in Bali. And there […]

New luxury pool villas at Jimbaran Puri, Bali

The much loved luxury Orient Express resort of Jimbaran Puri is set to open 22 new luxury pool villas next month. Each spacious villa will have its own swimming pool, and hard wood deck where spa treatments can be enjoyed. All villas are set amidst a traditional Balinese garden courtyard, with separate bed and living […]