Uncovering The Magic of Bali

With endless beaches and the lure of tradition, culture and non-stop relaxation, Bali is a dream destination for island lovers ready to indulge in tranquillity and tropical vibes.

As soon as you step onto the island, you notice there's something special about Bali. It's in the palm trees gently swinging in the breeze and the waves crashing on the shore. It's in the golden afternoon light as you watch the sunset from the beach and the smiles of friendly locals saying hello.

It's in ancient temples, flower-petal offerings, lazy afternoons and sparkling ocean views. In Bali, there's magic in every little moment. Take a trip to the sun-drenched Island of the Gods and you'll soon discover there's a little bit of magic waiting for you too.

Slow down the pace in Seminyak, a trendy and upscale beach resort destination and the heart of ‘New Bali'. Spend some time exploring cool cafes, stylish restaurants and trendy boutiques at your own pace. As you wander, pause to peruse colourful stores with unique pieces crafted by local artisans. Unearth handcrafted homewares and jewellery, furniture and unique designer clothing at high-end spots like Bali Boat Shed, a piece of island paradise to take home with you.

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Enjoy long, lazy lunches accompanied by ice-cold cocktails at spots like Motel Mexicola, Barbacoa Bali and Ginger Moon. Here, Bali's chilled out beach vibes meet modern fine dining and you can't help but feel totally relaxed as you bask in the warmth and sunshine. Wander down to the beach and dive into the sparkling waters surrounding the island paradise. Take a surf lesson or, for those with experience, test out the breaks at Seminyak and Canggu.

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Unwind in your private villa or decadent suite at the newest designer resort in the area, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, to enjoy its modern comforts and contemporary design. Seminyak's vibrant, artful soul is reflected throughout, infused with Bali's famous hospitality to create an oasis of rest and respite. It's here you can escape to your own private pool and indulge in a pampering ritual at Sava Spa.

For a delicious and authentic Balinese feast with dishes presented with artistic precision, visit the resort’s signature restaurant, Salon Bali. And if hanging out by the beach and sipping on cocktails is more your scene, then head down to SugarSand, the bar primely located at Hotel Indigo’s beach front, to take in the sights of Bali’s shores.

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In another pocket of Bali Jimbaran Bay awaits a beachfront oasis connecting the mainland with Bukit Peninsula. Home to awe-inspiring sunsets, fresh seafood and a sense of tranquility found on white sand beaches tucked beneath a canopy of coconut palms.

Awaken your senses each day with a bold, bright cup of Balinese coffee and breakfast in the seclusion of InterContinental Bali Resort's lush, tropical grounds. A morning in Jimbaran is best spent perusing the lively seafood market at the northern end of the bay.

Immerse yourself in Bali's distinct community feel as you watch local fisherman haul in the day's catch and barter with buyers. History and tradition are captured in these daily rituals, reflecting the humble roots of a tiny fishing village now home to luxury resorts and fine-dining restaurants.

Explore the sacred grounds of the stunning Uluwatu Temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched atop a steep cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Make the most of endless summer days exploring hidden beaches like Tegal Wangi, enjoying a wide range of water sports and swimming in the calm waters of Jimbaran Beach. Peruse chic boutiques and street stalls adorned with trendy clothes, homewares, art and antique furniture.

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Rest and recharge in the comfort of your room or suite at the InterContinental, surrounded by luxe and Balinese elegance. Walk below the pale pink and yellow flowers of frangipani trees, the lush green grass beneath your feet as you make your way to the pool. A sparkling blue oasis overlooking the ocean, get cozy on plush pool chairs and let the cool breeze carry your troubles away.

Savor the ancient healing techniques of traditional Balinese massage at Spa Uluwatu. Luxurious treatments here are tailor-made to help you rejuvenate, soothing and relieving tired muscles using decadent essential oils and just the right amount of pressure. Elements of nature are woven into each treatment, best enjoyed in a private beachside pavilion.

Wander down to the white sand beach at sunset, when the magic of Jimbaran truly comes alive.

Comfortable day beds canopied by sheer white fabric and huge trees overhead make for the perfect hideaway at Sunset Beach Bar & Grill. Overlooking the beach, you can recline in comfort and watch the sky turn brilliant shades of orange, pink, purple and blue. Sip cool cocktails and local brews as you feast on fresh, grilled seafood from the day's catch.

To experience relaxation the moment you arrive in Bali, head to the beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali. This resort sits on Segara beach, which stretches alongside the premises and invites guests to spend lazy days stretching out in the sand. Alternatively, make your way to the Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa on Tanjung Benoa Beach. Take a break with a moment of indulgence at the Tea Tree Spa to enjoy soothing and traditional Balinese massages. With both destinations located less than 15 minutes away from Denpasar International airport, they are quick getaways to rejuvenate both mind and body.

From the vibrant, artsy streets of soulful Seminyak to the tranquil shores of peaceful Jimbaran Bay, Bali's magic is all around. Slip into a world of history, culture and tradition as you rest and replenish. More than just a holiday, a visit to Bali is a retreat for the soul and a chance to truly reconnect.

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