It wasn’t very long ago that Bali was frequently being awarded “Best Island in the World” by prominent travel organisations and publications. Sadly that doesn’t seem to be happening any more. Why? Well it’s not because of the standard of the top level hotels (where you will probably be reading this!). They have got
Sultry Ubud is always a place for romance. Look what happened to Julia Roberts in the movie, “Eat Pray, Love”. You could almost say, “love is in the air” without being too far off track. So as a place to celebrate Valentine’s Day what could be better. Plenty of options avail themselves and which one
This issue is about love. Why? Because it’s February and we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Most people don’t know that he was a saint, but he was, and he was remembered because of his great love for humanity, even forgiving his jailer when he was falsely imprisoned. How is your love for humanity? Are you depressed
It’s evening in Ubud and it’s time to go out. We’re looking for somewhere to,
“I suffered mild culture shock as I surrendered to the seductive beauty of a Balinese temple court in full swing — that night, the spirit of Bali got me again.” Last year I was asked by an English publisher to write a book about the spirit of Bali. I declined the offer, as I was
Bali is simply magical. the island has been dubbed the ‘island of the gods’, bu could just as easily be referred to as the ‘island of romance’. whether it is a honeymoon, romantic escape or wedding that brings you to bali, one thing is for certain, the island will leave its mark on you.
Today, economic growth is so focused in the south of Bali, where tourism booms and dominates. There are however, remote communities that do not reap many benefits from this growth and are left marginalised. Without money, education and with poor standards of living, there is little hope for them to improve their way of life.
Frits Henskes is Bailli of the Ubud chapter of the international gourmet society known as La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Frits is also the General Manager of the Ayung Resort. The following is a little background about him, which I am sure you will find interesting. Born in Jakarta of an Indonesian mother and Dutch father,
Far from the roster of standard morning fares that aren’t whetting most food-discerning appetites, the Big Easy Brunch at MozaicBeachclub is just as creative, dynamic, and lucrative as their evening service. And now that more of the island’s biggest, most sought-after jazz musicians are lining up to serenade the feast, Sundays at MozaicBeachclub become even
“Dining by Design” at AnantaraSeminyak invites you to choose from a collection of connoisseur menus, to be savoured at an intimate table on the beach or a secluded deck with coastal views, made even more memorable by the personal butler service available.
CELEBRATION OF ROMANCE AT THE ST.REGIS Love takes center stage at The St.Regis Bali Resort this Valentine’s Day, where Chef AgungGede specially curates the cupid-inspired six-course degustation menu at the resort’s Kayuputi restaurant. Couples will receive a glass of Champagne each on arrival and the evening will be enhanced with the performance of a solo violinist
The longest night of the year, or the 14thpanglong of the seventh (Kapitu-or agha) month of the Balinese Sakacalender, which fell this year on the 19th of January, is fully consecrated to Shiva. It is therefore called the Night of Shiva, or SiwaRatri, which is a night of meditation aimed at cleansing the impurities accumulated
Set amidst the breathtaking cliff tops of the island’s South, these venues have inspired dream weddings with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Bali. The White Dove The wedding chapel of the Banyan Tree Ungasan, The White Dove, is an ultimate destination wedding venue perched high on the cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsular. With three hundred