Category: Indonesia

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green
A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

With Bali airport just a 20 minute drive away, the 5 star Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali can be conveniently found on a gorgeous white sand beach (at the tip of the Nusa Dua beach), set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the village of Tanjung Benoa.  This luxury resort has 301 stylish guest rooms,
Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Nothing spells romance like an intimate dinner for two but who says Valentine’s Day is the only time that calls for something spectacular? For times when even booking the best table at the hot new restaurant just won’t cut it, you can always count on nature to provide the unforgettable.  Here are our five top
Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago: a showcase of Indonesia’s cultural beauty

“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is not a drama, nor it is a musical. Devdan is defined by its creators as a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance that is inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show is designed to be a showcase of several cultures from the archipelago and crafted
Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long
New beachfront luxury in Bali

New beachfront luxury in Bali

A new Bali beachfront luxury resort resides in the Southern part of Nusa Dua area, only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Samabe Bali Resort & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a harmonious combination of contemporary and Balinese styles. Edgy, sophisticated details that accentuate objects such as wall decorations, chandeliers, or tabletops reflect
Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and
To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

There was once a time when infinity pools were a novelty. In recent years, they have become the standard, and any new hotel worth its salt will have one. But despite the abundance of infinity pools in hotels nowadays, let’s face it – some do it better than others. If you’re touring Asia and an
New to the south-west coast of Bali - Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

New to the south-west coast of Bali - Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

Located on the secluded, tranquil Jimbaran Bay on the south-west coastline of Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran features majestic views of the Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Bay. The resort has 75 guestrooms, 35 suites, 4 penthouses and 4 villas equipped with a lagoon sundeck, and opens on 31st January 2013. It also features a signature 1,300 square-metre
Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

Photograph of the week: Rice farmers at work

During September of 2011 Jon Raho took a trip to Lombok, Indonesia after hearing all the great talks about it being a must-see destination, and in fact was stunned by its beauty upon arrival. His itinerary was long and filled with great stops and trips including a walk through the rice fields, as well as
The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

The top 10 things to do on a luxury trip to Indonesia

Indonesia, an archipelago comprised of more than seventeen thousand islands, is known for its richness in culture, exotic cuisine, and an extensive variety of ethnicities and cultures. Described by Lonely Planet as ‘the last greatest adventure on Earth’, Indonesia is a country that will appeal to any traveler. Whether you want to discover the ‘Ring
The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The annual Luxe List showcases DestinAsian‘s picks of the best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the region’s best new places to stay is as alluring as ever, spanning a dozen countries and featuring no fewer than 30 hotels that truly stand out from the rest. From sumptuous private islands in the Maldives
Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Sailing with the WAOW factor in Indonesia

Have you ever dreamed of setting sail around the islands of Indonesia? Well… now you can. And in style, too. Welcome to WAOW (Water Adventure Ocean Wide) – the largest wooden sailing vessel in the whole of Indonesia – and the dream of designer Michel Deville. This 60-metre long, three-mast vessel has sails that cover
Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in
Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara
5 things that should be on every luxury travelers' Bali itinerary

5 things that should be on every luxury travelers' Bali itinerary

With numerous world class beaches, a varied landscape of hills, mountains and lush green rice terraces, a colorful, spiritual and unique culture, Bali is the perfect holiday setting. Add to that some truly amazing resorts and holiday villas and you have a paradise for the luxury traveler. Below are 5 things that should be on