Bali may be a long haul for some, however, its sensational offering of a lush terrain of paddy fields, tropical jungle, verdant mountains and temples, fringed with palm-strewn powder soft beaches, provides a sensational vacation, well worth travelling for.
Bali is a small volcanic island that has long been considered one of the greatest holiday destinations throughout the world. It is blessed with natural beauty and is renowned for the friendly and hospitable nature of its people. It is a vibrant and strikingly colourful land, with a rich artistic vein and entrancing spirituality.
Whether you want to indulge in chic retreat, upbeat luxury, culture, or beachside paradise, Bali has it all in spades. What’s more, it is only 87 miles from east to west and 50 miles from north to south so you can base yourself at one beautiful resort and enjoy day excursions or travel short distances to luxury retreats in order to enjoy a full Balinese pilgrimage.
Our luxury Bali collection features three properties in and around the cultural 'capital' of Ubud; COMO Shambala Estate, Uma by COMO and Amandari; plus beachside retreats around the island, including Amanusa above the village of Nusa Dua, The Oberoi Bali on Seminyak beach (both close to the international airport, Denpasar) and Amankila on the stunning east coast of the island. Our favourite Bali luxury villa is lovely 6-bedroomed Villa Sungai, 20 minutes from Seminyak beach in the south of the island.
Read our personal reviews and watch our video reviews of LE's luxury collection in Bali, which can also be seen together on Luxury Explorer's YouTube channel
Even beyond all the obvious beauty that oozes out of Bali, there is something else that has drawn tourists to return again and again and to even drop anchor: the subtle pace of life is quite intoxicating here.