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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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Gift buying idea: Billies Bali Christmas items

Bali Gift Buying Guide

Our Bali gift buying guide will serve as your go-to reference when you need to buy gifts, not just during the holidays, but for any occasion.

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Kimpton Naranta Bali - Maya_s Van

Where will Maya’s Van Pop Up in December?

As Bali eagerly anticipates the opening of the luxury Kimpton Naranta Bali Resort in Nusa Dua in 2022, we are set to get an early taste of the all-day, feel-good cuisine that will be available at their Maya’s Pantry Restaurant once the resort opens. In the lead up to the opening of the resort, Maya’s Van will be travelling around Bali’s hotspots from December 10th, to introduce its restaurant concepts to the Island.

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Festive Cocktail

Dance Barefoot on the Grass at Andaz Bali this Festive Season

This year Sanur welcomed the fun and luxury Andaz Bali to the area, a luxurious property located right on the beach with lots of colour, fantastic gardens and their amazing Village Square, a huge lawn in the middle of the Resort that is perfect for celebrations. This Festive Season Andaz Bali are making the most of this amazing space to bring you a laid-back celebration that will see feasting, drinking, dancing, and mingling either in their lush Village Square or directly by the seaside in their Fisherman’s Club.

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Wiwaha Chapel

Bali Weddings are Back!

Hilton Bali is tempting wedding couples by taking part in the upcoming virtual wedding fair “The Vow with Hilton”. The virtual events are being held in collaboration with Hilton Resorts right across Indonesia and will be accessed exclusively through Weddingku, to offer a safe wedding planning experience and to make your dream wedding a reality!

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Kuta sunset

Food, Fun & Festivities at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Last week it was a real treat to visit Sheraton again for their Sunset Garden Festival. Not only did the festival see six different Marriott properties showcasing their culinary best and taking us on a delicious food journey (complete with craft beers, crafted cocktail, ice teas & a range of wines), but it was also delightful to see so many friends and families gathered at the resort to enjoy the festivities

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Indigo Kids 1

The Flower Power Collection has landed at Indigo Kids

Indigo Kids’ brand new and much anticipated collection Flower Power is now available both online and instore to get your kids holiday ready! Indigo Kids is a children’s fashion label which has been born and bred in Bali but is designed to be loved and worn all over the world.

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pink ribbon

PINKtober at Hotel Indigo

During October Hotel Indigo in collaboration with Bali Pink Ribbon has been turning PINK, all in support of raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. The “Giving for Good” is a month-long initiative has seen several fund-raising initiatives, such as an Art Exhibition, Wellness day and Silent Auction, held at Hotel Indigo in Seminyak, with all proceed being donated to Pink Ribbon.

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