TEDxUbud 2018: Inspiring an Audience Once Again

Another year of TEDxUbud has come and gone and it will be a long wait before the almost cult-following can sit enrapt in the pews of inspiration once again. To those not present, this may sound like exaggeration, but TEDxUbud 2018 saw a stage occupied by people bringing serious, positive change to the world for

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Element by Westin Opens in Ubud

Standing amidst the luscious greenery in the cultural town of Ubud, Element by Westin Bali Ubud welcomes guests to encounter Bali’s true enchanting rituals. Located only a few minutes drives from the Ubud centre, this property is suitable for those who desire a bit more privacy and love to surround themselves with nature. A perfect

Alila Ubud Spa Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat: An Ubud Spa Experience Out in Nature

Enjoy a day of indulgence deep in the Ayung River Valley with Alila Ubud Spa’s ‘Rainforest Retreat’. Going beyond a simple Ubud spa treatment, expect to spoiled for this half-day of pampering and unwinding. Alila Ubud has long been famous for its infinity pool, appearing to stretch out into the forest and valley that surrounds

Weekend Santai Desa Visesa Ubud

Weekend Santai at Desa Visesa Ubud

The gorgeous Desa Visesa Ubud invites you every weekend to enjoy their 4-hectares of sprawling agricultural land, complete with growing rice fields and farm animals. Their new ‘Weekend Santai’ experience includes an all-you-can-eat lunch so that you can spend your Saturday or Sunday, eating, lounging and enjoying the Ubud vibes. With Weekend Santai, for only Rp.150,000,


Table for Two: Alila Ubud’s Romantic Dinner Experience

Everyone knows that Bali is a romantic destination; ever since Elizabeth Gilbert told the world of her love escapades on the island, people have been flocking to find their own experiences of romance. Even without ‘Eat Pray Love’ however, the island has spelled romance all on its own; the Bale Bengong of Alila Ubud, for

Taksu Spa: Wellness Has Many Faces

In the midst of Ubud’s vibrant new age, wellness scene, Taksu sits serenely amidst a jungle setting. A river runs through its centre and the tropical atmosphere seeps into every corner. Taksu has become a healing centre, spa centre and yoga centre like no other. This is the place where specialised yoga practitioners teach small

Exploring Indonesia Through Cocktails

Located in the tropical region, Indonesia enjoys an abundance rain and sunshine most of the time, which are important elements for agriculture. An archipelago of more than 18,000 islands, the country is rich in biodiversity, its native produce and unique ingredients elude most of the world including Sumatran andaliman pepper, Balinese jack fruit, Toraja coffee

Take a Cooking Class by the River in Ubud

Following the success of Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy, a custom-designed riverside cooking school has opened on the banks of the Ayung at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Featuring a stunning bamboo design, Sokasi offers daily workshops and exclusive Chef’s Table dinners to connect guests with Bali’s cultural and spiritual heart through the local cuisine.

Lumbung Restaurant: Flavours of Indonesia

If bursting, exotic flavours of Indonesia combined with a splendid dining experience is what you are out looking for, then this new Ubud restaurant is your next culinary destination, for it’s synonymous with remarkable flavours and vibrantly colourful food of the archipelago. Indonesia is known for its cultural diversity. Yet even with so much diversity,

Villa De Daun Rebrands as Alaya De Daun Kuta

Alaya Hotels & Resorts has announced the highly anticipated rebranding of Villa de daun to Alaya Dedaun Kuta that went into effect as of last month. This move marks the consolidation of the Alaya brand, which currently has two additional boutique resorts located within the cultural heart of Ubud. With its new name and subtle

A Bali Spa Day: One-Day Pamperings for Him and Her

Sometimes we need to de-stress and recharge our batteries with a little pampering. Enjoying some ‘me time’ is essential for our mental health and happiness. It is not necessary to do a full day of pampering. Even just a simple haircut in a barber shop, a special facial treatment or some nails done are enough

Romance for Two: Special Dining Experiences in Bali

Nothing says romance like a delicious candlelit dinner, great wine, and quiet, slow music. From the hills of Ubud to the cliffs of Uluwatu and coasts of South Bali, the island’s natural landscape creates an even more romantic backdrop for you and and your loved one to celebrate love over sumptuous dinner. The only warning

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