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Sunset Party with Balinese Theme at TT Beach Club

Introducing Sandalika Majestic, a Sunset Party with a Balinese Theme at TT Beach Club

TT Beach Club (formerly Cattamaran Beach Club) hasn’t even been open a year, but it has already built up a reputation as one of the Bukit’s best day clubs.

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Seruni Sunken Pool Swim up Bar at Padma Resort Legian

Bali’s Best Resorts with Swim-up Bars

If relaxing poolside in Bali is high on your vacation’s priority list, a hotel or resort with a swim-up bar is a must. Here are our favourite resorts in Bali with a swim-up bar.

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Hotel Indigo Seminyak

In the Spotlight: Hotel Indigo Seminyak

Located at the southern part of Bali, Seminyak is home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the region. This comes at no surprise, with the dazzling stretch facing the Indian Ocean being the perfect setting for a beautiful oasis like Hotel Indigo.

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Best Hotel Deals

Bali’s Best Hotel Deals

Find the best Bali hotel deals, weekly updated by Bali Buddies. From luxury beachfront resorts to private pool villas, we’ve got you covered.

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Astera Villa Canggu Resort with Pool

Introducing Astera Villa Canggu, One of Bali’s Hottest New Honeymoon Destinations

Hitting that magic 100% occupancy rate is little more than a dream for most hotels. But Ini Vie Hospitality’s newest property, Astera Villa Canggu, has done just that since opening in November last year. 

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Aloft Bali Kuta with the easy access to Beachwalk Shopping Mall

Aloft Bali Kuta at Beachwalk, One Stop Spot for Stays, Shopping & the Beach!

Located right beside the largest lifestyle complex in Bali, Beachwalk Shopping Mall, 15-minutes drive from the international airport, just a few steps away from the phenomenal sunset and surfing beach, Kuta, Aloft Bali Kuta is all about location!

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Our Favorite Bali Spa Experiences in 2022

No trip to Bali is complete without indulging in some self pampering. Here’s a list with our favourite spa experiences in Bali.

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Hope for the coral reef conservation by LivingSeas Asia

Dive One Give One, Conserve The Coral Reefs

Between 2009 and 2018, the world lost about 14% of its coral reefs, due to the rising sea temperature. That is more than the size of all of Australia’s reefs combined. Let’s think about that for a second…

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Apurva Jalak Family Club

Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Bali

From huge free-form swimming pools to interactive games rooms and traditional crafts activities, Bali’s top family hotels know exactly how to keep the little ones entertained. Here’s our edit of Bali’s best hotels for families in each area of the island.

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In the Spotlight: Padma Resort Legian

Aside from the fun water activities, the shopping, and the partying, Legian Beach is also home to one of the best places to stay at when you’re in Bali – Padma Resort Legian.

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Infinity Pool Kaamala Resort Ubud

Reignite the Romance at this Insta-worthy Ubud Resort

Surrounded by pockets of jungle and petite rice fields, Kaamala Resort Ubud consistently comes up as one of Ubud’s most romantic stays. Right in the heart of Ubud yet still quiet enough to hear the cicadas serenading each other in the paddies, it’s certainly an idyllic setting.

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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Grand Lobby

Swim-out Rooms and Swim-up Bars — Here’s why Sofitel Bali Nails Tropical Luxury

Nothing says luxury quite like rolling out of bed and sliding straight into a lagoon-like swimming pool. And that’s exactly what’s on offer if you stay in one of Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua’s signature swim-out rooms. But that’s just one part of what makes a stay at this luxury French-inspired resort special.

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Get in Quick to Enjoy 25% OFF at Hyatt Hotels

Turn your holiday or business trip to Indonesia into a luxurious one this year,  Hyatt is offering their latest special deal right throughout their Indonesian properties for a limited time – Explore Indonesia with Hyatt: Save Up to 25%.

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Sail Indonesia in Style 

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that is beyond your usual hotel, resort or villa stay, then a sail on a phinisi yacht could be a good choice for you!

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CSE Wanakasa pool

Rest, Recharge & Retreat to COMO Shambhala Estate

Bali has always been a great place to rest & recharge from the daily grind of working life. Even a simple holiday to the Island of the Gods, enjoying being on “Bali time” and all of the relaxation of Island life. For those wanting to indulge in an even more focused retreat experience Como Shambhala Estate offers not only everything there is love about a Bali holiday, but also a time to focus on yourself and any goals you wish to experience during your time on the Island.

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Slow Down May at Pier Eight Bali

The month of May in Sanur is definitely going to feel more special as Pier Eight Bali at the InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort is collaborating with Campari Italian liqueur to present a must-try lineup of fresh island flavors, from 1 until 31 of May, 2022. 

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Bali’s Best Sports Bars

Our round-up of Bali’s best sports bars with big screens, live screenings, and of course cold drinks and great food to keep you well-fed and hydrated throughout the match.

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The Laguna Presents The New Look

The major enhancements of the only Luxury Collection hotel in Indonesia have been completed and the resort is ready to welcome guests back to the newly transformed property, starting May 2, 2022.

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Plant-based Delights with Burgreens

Bali’s newly opened branch of Burgreens restaurant in Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu is a game changer for those who love to eat plant-based food. Burgreens is the biggest plant- based chain restaurant in Indonesia and features a healthy and sustainable menu that is 100% enjoyable vegan food and drinks.

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kempinski ambassador

Unity In Diversity at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

There is so much diversity between the different regions of Indonesia. From religion, to clothing, to food, to languages and daily activities. I don’t think we’ve ever explored a country as culturally diverse as Indonesia.

It’s this cultural diversity that gave the team at The Apurva Kempinski Bali the motivation for their latest campaign- aptly named after the country’s motto ~ “Unity in Diversity”. 

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Easter bunny holding a basket of Easer eggs somewhere on a beach in Bali

Celebrating Easter in Bali in 2022

Easter in Bali is always a fun time. Usually, the rain has subsided, there are treats on offer plenty, and of course in true Bali style, there are lots of fun events for both the kids and adults right across the Island!

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