Bali


Romantic Dinners at World-Class Restaurants


The island is home to a cornucopia of outstanding restaurants offering a wide range of incredibly mouth-watering delicacies served in often matchless settings. Many of the top resorts offer romantic dinners on the beach, in rice fields, on the cliffs or ensconced within their own manicured exotic gardens. One of the more unusual is a specially crafted, five-course dinner served by your own personal wait staff in a secluded, secret cave on a private beach, allowing guests to indulge in absolute privacy serenaded by the crashing waves nearby. This unusual and superb evening is arranged by the lavish Samabe Bali Suites and Villas.

www.samabe.com


Glorious Pampering at an Unforgettable Spa


Bali is world-famous for its highly skilled spa therapists who will utilise the entire extent of the spa repertoire, from centuries-old techniques and fully natural ingredients to cutting-edge techniques and treatments to relax, pamper and rejuvenate your mind and body. We have too many favourites to name them all here, but one stand-out experience is at Spa at Maya Ubud. Thatched treatment huts are ensconced in an almost primeval jungle river valley and offer relaxation, well-being and pampering. Choose your massage, add a body scrub, reflexology or facial, lie back and be pampered from head to toe, then end your treatment together in petal-strewn warm water in the round copper bathtub overlooking the jungle river valley.

www.spaatmaya.com/ubud


Exploring Off The Beaten Track


If you feel like doing something more energetic than dining and spa treatments, then why not explore the three tiny islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan, a mere half an hour by boat from Sanur? Most of the tourism and facilities are to be found on Lembongan, while Penida is an enclave for wildlife and birds. If you get lucky you might spot the elusive, endemic white and blue Bali starlings which have been released from the island’s conservation centre. Feeling adventurous? Why not try cliff jumping on Nusa Ceningan or the world-class diving and hopefully encounter manta rays or sunfish? There are plenty of places to stay, but facilities are limited on these down-to-earth islands, making them a great contrast to the development found in Bali’s south.

www.lembonganisland.com

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