A Hole in One: Golfing in Paradise

Golf, around the world, is a sport of leisure and luxury – whether you’re playing in the biting winds of St. Andrews’ Old Course in Scotland or under the blistering sun of now Dubai’s many desert courses. Golfing in Bali however, brings a whole new meaning to the game and Bali National Golf Club is

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Charly and his Chocolate Factory

It was a bright Saturday with a blue sky, sunshine and enough cool breeze even at noon. We headed east to Jasri Beach in Karangasem regency. It was a nice drive passing through the bypass road with a great view of the blue sea on the right and rolling hills on the left. We passed

Rediscovering Real Bali

      Watching the sun rise over mountains, being immersed in the verdant greens of Bali’s rice fields and plunging into secret waterfalls; my adventure with NEWbali reintroduced that feeling of wonder that the island’s beauty has on newcomers, a feeling I had forgotten for a while. Too many times have I heard people say “I’m

Under the Sea

I never get bored of diving and (luckily for me) Bali offers up lots of opportunities to hone my underwater skills with its dozens of unique dive sites. There are sites suitable for beginners and other more challenging ones to choose from, some offer a gently sloping sea bed while in others you will find

An Exceptional Journey Into the World of Art

The Balinese, as many of us know, are true artisans by nature. From carving, sculpting, painting and building, the skills that are passed down the generations are valued components of their heritage. It is therefore of no surprise that visual art has become such a core part of the island’s culture. Then again, what do

A Right Royal High Tea

In the sunlit jungle somewhere behind Mambal, near Ubud, we descended the steps to the river, heavily backlit by the late afternoon sun. Bamboo leaves glistened gold and the Ayung River gurgled softly below. Guests wore hats of an earlier era – here a Panama Fedora, there a pith helmet, straight from the British Raj,

A Day in the Life of a Balinese Farmer

Bali is famous for its breathtaking scenery of paddy terraces which have spread to the world through paintings and photography. Getting back to nature and finding out more about the life of Balinese farmer will make your visit to this island even more unforgettable. “A Day in the Life of a Balinese Rice Farmer” is

Camp in Style at Sandat Glamping

Sandat Glamping is a two year old establishment which has started to emerge as a favourite, if unique, accommodation option. If you seek an exceptional stay experience on the island, SandatGlamping might be one of your ‘must-visit’ premises. Situated in a quiet part of Ubud, SandatGlamping offers you a glamourous camping experience, in luxurious tents.

Gym Time

W RETREAT & SPA BALI – SEMINYAK The aptly named fitness centre of W Bali, FIT is the playground for the Seminyak’s fashionable crowd to get that hot, red carpet ready body. FIT’s state-of-the-art workout facility comes equipped with elliptical cross trainers, free weights and high-tech machines. Located on the same level as the AWAY®

Fit Vacation

A holiday is a time to celebrate; and all of us really make the most of it. We eat, we drink, we over indulge and before we know it, we end up feeling (and probably looking, too) like bloated whales by the time it’s all over. And while many find shopping a fun ‘exercise’, it

Mangrove Tour Lembongan

The mangrove plants we see surrounding islands are in fact very special and very important. These groves that grow in tidal zones are an island’s natural defence against large waves and coastal erosion. Their prop roots trap and cycle organic and chemical elements, producing nutrients for the coastal ecosystem. They are thus home to many

Dive Nusa Penida

Dozens of dive cylinders and bags of dive gear lined the Semawang Beach in Sanur. Porters were busy delivering the loads from the beach to the speedboats anchored way in the distance. During high tide the job could’ve been done faster, but it was low that day, and the boat couldn’t reach the shore. Meanwhile,

Romantic Rides

Whether it’s only for a date or to celebrate an anniversary, having a romantic ride brings a special brand of stimulation to romantic activities. Take your loved one for these romantic rides and bask in the beauty of Bali at the same time.     SAFARI UNDER THE STARS. In the still of the misty

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