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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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Golden-Monkey-Har-Gow

Golden Monkey opens at Tamora Gallery

One of our favourite Chinese Restaurants on the Island, Golden Monkey, has spread its wings from Ubud and has opened a second location at Tamora Gallery in Berawa, Canggu. With an easy access street side location at the amazing lifestyle shopping village, now

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Halloween decorations on the beach

Halloween in Bali

What’s happening in Bali for Halloween this year? Here’s our event round-up, covering adult-only and family events, plus tips for getting ready.

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The Westin from above

Take a Family Fun Staycation at The Westin Nusa Dua!

Known as one of the best family resorts in Bali, The Westin in Nusa Dua is offering a great deal for a fun family weekend! The fun starts immediately from check in on a Friday afternoon when the children are greeted with their own amenities, and the whole family continues to receive the five-star treatment right through to Sunday afternoon checkout.

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Beachwalk Shopping Center, Bali

Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels journey reaches Bali this weekend

During October Westin, Nusa Dua is hosting Prego Crafternoon Sunday Brunch. Prego Brunch has always been one of our favourite family Sunday Brunch options, and now you have a chance to enjoy their delicious Italian food, family fun AND get crafty with their special activities during October.

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First weekend getaway staying at Westin Ubud

Retiring in Bali

We talked to Lindy Sutherland and learned how she recently moved from Australia and made retiring in Bali with her husband a reality.

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