Bali & Lombok

Bali & Lombok – tailor made holidays and honeymoons

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Bali is the ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia.  Lying approximately 10 degrees south of the Equator, it is a country with a rich cultural tradition offering a myriad of delights for the visitor: golden beaches, lush green rice terraces, unique arts and crafts, and a friendly and hospitable people. It offers a blissful combination of romance, cultural discovery and exotic rejuvenation. The sightseeing opportunities are endless and the warmth and friendliness of the people will make your Bali holiday truly unforgettable and leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

The best time for Bali holidays is generally between April and October, when rainfall is limited and the days are warm but not humid like the winter months. Holidays to Bali can easily be combined with a Hong Kong or Singapore city break or a beach stay in Thailand or even Malaysia. Bali is a very spiritual island and there are lots of lovely spas and places to practice yoga.

BEACHES OF BALI

Nusa Dua: The white sand beaches of Nusa Dua are glorious, making this a popular destination for unwinding in luxurious surroundings. Tanjung Benoa, the northern beach, is one of the best in Bali for water sports (the Grand Mirage hotel here is great for families). If you like to eat out you will enjoy the Bali Collection restaurant complex where you will find a diverse range of Balinese restaurants. Some popular hotels we feature here include The Conrad (great tennis facilities and good for families), Samabe Suites and Villas for luxury all inclusive or the adults only Bale Nusa Dua all villa resort for honeymooners

Sanur: the original “resort” of Bali, which still retains its village atmosphere which gives it a great mix of quiet charm and local restaurants. It has a white sand beach from which you can enjoy a range of water sports as the lagoon is protected from the ocean swell by a reef. Bali Pavilions is our favourite here for romantic holidays in a quiet location with 24 villas. 

Seminyak:  firmly established in the Bali holiday scene as first choice for a luxury break in stylish and lively surroundings. This resort on the sparkling south coast is home to many of Bali’s best hotels, and visitors looking for a bit of sophistication flock here for the serene beaches, resplendent spas, chic boutiques, fine dining and elegant nightlife. The Oberoi and The W are amongst the most luxurious hotels and we love The Amala and The Samaya for boutique style luxury with private villas. 

We suggest that you combine these main beach resort areas with the scenic cultural splendour of Ubud in the central jungle areas of the mountains plus many undiscovered and more remote alternative Bali destinations. To the far north west of Bali is Menjangan Island, one of the best snorkelling and dive sites in the world and there is a fabulous eco-lodge nearby – cut yourself off from the rest of the world! 

UBUD nestles in the highlands and is dotted with religious shrines, being the cultural heart of Bali. The calmness and creativity of the area make it the perfect place to see traditional dance and buy local handicrafts. There are beautiful spa resorts with zen like atmosphere … lose yourself in this oasis of calm and peace. Rice paddies cascade down the hillsides to small villages, surrounded by dense jungle and peaceful retreats. 

TOP EXPERIENCES IN UBUD:

  • Meet the cheeky Macaques at monkey forest where they live in shaded forest areas surrounded by temples. 
  • Explore the stunning World Heritage rice terraces of Jatiluwih (90 mins north of Ubud). 
  • Take an adventure on the Ayung River white water rafting over small rapids
  • Cycle through the paddy fields and surrounding villages of Ubud
  • Take a trip in a 4wd jeep to the West Bali National Park to enjoy rare wildlife and stunning coastlines. 

EXPLORING THE OUTER ISLANDS Off the east coast of Sumbawa lies Komodo National Park, a group of majestic islands including Komodo, Rinca and Flores. Come here to encounter the largest and most powerful lizard in the world – The Komodo Dragon. This prehistoric reptile is unique to Indonesia and a major point of interest in the outer islands. With un-spoilt volcanic landscape and an abundance of wildlife, these islands are perfect for escaping back to nature.

TOP EXPERIENCES IN BALI:

  • Discover the secrets of Balinese cuisine with a cooker class. Visit vibrant local food markets with a chef and then learn how to use the ingredients creating your own tasty food!
  • Climb to the summit of a volcano and breakfast at sunrise overlooking the majestic Mount Batur
  • Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on Jimbaran Bay – choose your fish from catch of the day and take in the atmosphere as you dine on the beach
  • Visit the spiritual temple of Tanah Lot. Accessed at low tide, the freshwater spring is said to be holy water and people come from all over the island to drink and cleanse – at high tide it is a stunning place to take sunset photographs
  • Marvel at the size of Besakih – Bali’s largest temple complex where every day you can see worshippers on the volcanic slope of Ganung Agung.

LOMBOK & THE GILI ISLANDS

The island of Lombok  is situated 34 miles to the east of Bali, a 30 minute flight or a longer ferry ride.  Though relatively new to tourism, Lombok is fast emerging as one of Asia’a best kept secrets, along with the nearby Gili Islands.  Here you can experience some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving or just enjoy the quiet beaches and sunshine of this remote part of Indonesia. The wildlife rich, clear waters of the Gili islands are home to turtles, manta rays and an abundance of colourful marine life.  Take a trek up Mount Rinjani (Indonesia’s third highest mountain) where the surrounding national park is home to stunning waterfalls and wildlife. 

Amongst the best hotels here are The Oberoi Lombok, Quinci Villas, Ombok Sunset, Mahamaya and Jeeva Klui. Spas, pool villas, delicious restaurants and friendly hosting will spoil you as you relax on some of the most un-spoilt beaches in Asia. 

A visa is required for UK passport holders and is issued on arrival on the airport.

Whether you are looking for an eco-adventure and hiking, romantic Bali honeymoon or a cultural tour of the region, we can tailor make your perfect holiday experience.

Lombok was stunning! The hotel (The Chandi - Ocean View Villa) was perfect being right on the beach. Facilities were spot on and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Your organisation helped immensely, it was a joy to know that everything had been done and we just needed to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you so much for making it a great honeymoon!
Tom & Emma – Bali & Lombok honeymoon (Aug 2016)
January 8, 2017

Our honeymoon to Bali & Lombok, from the moment we decided to use Travel with Jules, was such a fantastic experience and the service we received extremely professional and efficient. It was a delight to have all the flights, transfers and hotels organised so efficiently for us and the process was so professional, yet friendly at the same time. The beaches were beautiful and quiet and we found some great places to sample the delicious local food.
Bali & Lombok Honeymoon – Nicola & Miguel (Aug 2016)
September 23, 2016

Just back from our amazing Far East Adventure to Japan, Hong Kong and Bali! Thank you so much to Mags and Jules for all your help – we had the most fabulous time, everything was so well organised.
Georgie & Robert – Japan, Hong Kong & Bali (March 2015)
April 14, 2015

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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