Holiday Resorts in Bali, Indonesia

by Morgan Rush
Visitors to Bali attend religious or cultural ceremonies.

Visitors to Bali attend religious or cultural ceremonies.

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Bali, one of Indonesia’s famed South Pacific islands, lures travelers with palm-lined beaches, mystic temples, rural country roads and dense tropical gardens. Rice paddies, mountain spires and world-class surf comprise some of Bali’s natural wonders. Visitors to Bali view ninth-century stone carvings, dance in bustling nightclubs or book Indonesian spa treatments. Bali holiday resorts, known for their warm hospitality and lush surroundings, welcome travelers from around the world. Choose the right resort by focusing on which part of the island you’d like to spend the most time.

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Ubud

Surrounded by foothills and tropical river country, Ubud remains a destination for artists and foodies with its ample supply of cafes, galleries and artist enclaves. Visitors observe traditional dance performances, ancient Hindu Dharma ceremonies and local artists hard at work. The Barong Resort and Spa offers early-morning nature trekking and tours of nearby Putulu Village. Holiday activities include relaxing by the palm-lined pool, sampling Balinese menus from the on-site restaurant, or booking Indonesian-style spa treatments. Rooms feature wireless Internet access, and guests travel to central Ubud via the resort’s shuttle.

Legian

Experience Legian’s gentle coastal breezes from within open-air villa suites at Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort. Suites come with living rooms, pantries, private indoor pool and flat-screen TVs. Two infinity-edge swimming pools and a children’s pool offer views to the Indian Ocean, while the spa’s treatment rooms overlook a water garden. Outside, watch live art performances, such as splash painting on oversize canvases, from natural wood chairs or comfy couches. The resort hosts an annual sunset beach party attended by visitors and locals alike.

Lovina

Families and low-key lovebirds favor Lovina beaches for their calm waters and mellow vibe. Guests on holiday at the Bali Taman Resort & Spa enjoy outdoor swimming pools, a beachfront stage for live entertainment, kids’ playground, shuttle service and on-site spa. Worrywarts rest assured; on-site doctors address any medical problems that might surface during your vacation. Landscaping includes gardens, leisure pavilion, stone walkways, Balinese statuary and lagoons stocked with goldfish. Bungalows feature hand-carved doors, Balinese textiles, private balconies and outdoor showers.

Sanur

Relax at Sanur Beach, visit nearby fishing villages or shop for batik prints in Sanur’s artisan markets while vacationing at Sri Phala Resort & Villa. Numerous restaurants lie within walking distance from the resort. Rooms feature four-poster beds, teak furniture, sunken bathtubs and terraces. Amenities include tropically landscaped swimming pool, European-Indonesian fusion menu and high-speed Internet access.

About the Author

Morgan Rush is a California journalist specializing in news, business writing, fitness and travel. He's written for numerous publications at the national, state and local level, including newspapers, magazines and websites. Rush holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.

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