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  • Bali's 5 Best Indian Restaurants

    The situation:  Bland food just doesn’t cut it for you. You need something packed with big bold flavours, possibly a heat level that at least comes close to registering on the Scoville scale, and a variety of dishes both vegetarian and not. The solution: Indian food. Its exotic, its spicy, and its got all your food bases covered from protein to vegetables, grilled to deep-fried, marinated, stewed, roasted and everything in between. If the idea of a big bowl of butter chicken accompanied by...
  • Glittery Goodness at Gold Dust Beauty Lounge

    Rumour has it that Cleopatra would sleep in a gold face mask every night to enhance her complexion and and hydrate the skin. In fact, the ancient Egyptians were well aware of the healing properties of gold and the fact that this precious metal is not just beautiful but also beautifying. Gold is said to be able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, slow collagen depletion, hydrate, stimulate circulation and fight off free radicals. For those looking to get in on a bit of the gold action, Gold...
  • Neighbourhood to Know: Pantai Batu Bolong

    Over the past few years Canggu has seen a transformation from a series of small villages skirting the sea and hidden in the rice paddies to vibrant pockets containing cool restaurants, independent shops and spas and gorgeous villas. One of our fave areas in Canggu by far is Pantai Batu Bolong for its stellar surf breaks and beach chic vibe. If you haven’t made it down here yet, you’ll definitely want to make a trip to check out some of these happening spots. EAT AND DRINK Old Man's Not too...
  • Gardens Galore at Villa Hibiscus

    For those looking to escape the city and the crowds, Villa Hibiscus is a unique 3-bedroom villa located down a quiet laneway just minutes from Merta Sari Beach in Sanur. Nature is the predominant theme here, as the grounds are awash in tropical flowers, coconut and frangipani trees, tranquil fish ponds and fountains, and a gorgeous 18-metre swimming pool takes centre place in front of the thatched roofed buildings. Designed in traditional Balinese style with semi-open living areas, carved...
  • Bali's Best Party Villas

    Celebrations are in order at these beautiful Bali party villas, where it’s almost criminal not to take advantage of the vast indoor and outdoor spaces, luxurious facilities and five-star service to throw a huge bash and invite your all your loved ones, best mates, colleagues or fellow retreat goers. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, wedding, corporate shindig or a BBQ feast, your event will be that much more memorable at these luxurious villas. The Istana Take one glance at the...
  • Bali-based BIASA Blends Fashion, Art and Lifestyle

    If we had to pick one quintessential brand that expresses the unique culture, ambiance and tropical lifestyle of Bali, it would have to be BIASA. Founded in 1994 by Italian fashion designer Susanna Perini, BIASA started as a small boutique in Seminyak selling sophisticated yet comfortable resort wear, and has gone on to become an internationally acclaimed name with multiple shops, an art gallery and an eclectic retail mecca for those with an eye for aesthetics. Whether it’s clothes, artworks...
  • Top 5 Sexy Seminyak Villas

    There’s a reason so many people choose stylish Seminyak as their base while on a holiday in Bali. Not only is it situated on golden sands and packed to the gills with happening boutiques, spas, restaurants and bars, but it also offers some of the best accommodation options to be found on the island. For those looking for a seductive spot to chill out with family and friends in the middle of all the action yet far from the crowds, we’ve put together a list of some of our all-time favorite sexy...
  • Sublime Seminyak Spas

    A trip to Seminyak isn’t complete without a bit of pampering and primping at one of the many spas on offer here. But how to choose the perfect corner of bliss where you can slip into a state of utter relaxation? We’re huge spa fans, so we’ve narrowed down the options for you to give you our Ultimate Bali approved list of some of Seminyak’s most sublime spas. Prana Spa Exotic and alluring, Prana Spa has been designed with exotic Indian and Middle Eastern palaces in mind. From the tented...
  • Stylish Beachfront Escape at Tirta Nila Beach House

    For those who prefer a bit of peace and quiet on holiday rather than the hustle and bustle of busy tourist hotspots, Tirta Nila Beach House is tranquil respite from the maddening crowds. This chic 4-bedroom villa is located next to the sea in Candidasa along Bali’s eastern coast, and it offers uninterrupted views of the sea and Bali’s offshore islands. Open spaces are key here with big breezy rooms, wooden balconies and terraces, emerald green lawns surrounded by tropical foliage, and even a...
  • Bali's Best Whisky Bars

    When you’re in need of a drink and Bintang just ain’t cutting it anymore, it’s nice to know that there are a slew of places to go in Bali where you can sample some of the good stiff stuff. From single malt scotches to rare Japanese whiskies, superior spirits and a good cigar or two, these stylish watering holes offer top shelf liquors and ambiance for your drinking pleasure. Single Malt New to the IZE Hotel in the heart of Seminyak is Single Malt, a sanctuary of sipping culture. Behind the...

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