With palm-fringed beaches, picturesque rice fields and towering volcanoes, Bali has long lured those with a taste for the exotic. Read our travel tips for a tantalising glimpse into the real Bali.
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Alison Bone nominates five max-relax retreats.
This Willy Wonka-esque resort boasts playful twists at every turn.
Perched on majestic limestone cliffs, the Nikko is the grand dame of Bali resorts.
The age of wellness tourism is upon the island and if you pardon the cliché, a holiday in Ubud might just change your life.
For a swim you’ll never forget, take a dip in these spectacular infinity pools.
Just a short trip across the sea, Bali's pretty little sister Nusa Lembongan provides a laidback escape for day trips and quiet vacations.
Petitenget channels the old-world charm and easy elegance of the bistros on the Côte d'Azur and Amalfi Coast.
Prepare for the culinary ride of a lifetime.
Meaning “sacred place of bliss”, COMO Shambhala pays homage to the mythical Shambhala.
With strong sculpting traditions the Balinese make beautiful wooden furniture and are well versed at shipping their wares around the world.
Combining modern design with all the grandeur and elegance that St Regis is famous for, Kayuputi is fine dining at its finest.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape, a full detox or a yoga immersion, chances are Bali has a retreat that’s tailor-made for you.
Set deep in the forests of Bali’s hinterland, this multi-award-winning adventure park is home to the largest herd of rescued Sumatran elephants in the world.
The magic is in the details and The Warung brings in guest chefs from all over the archipelago to ensure authenticity in its dishes and to stage exciting culinary events.
Billed as the world’s first organic vegetarian cinema, Paradiso was founded by Liat Solomon, the island’s best-known macrobiotic chef.
While Bali’s rivers may not provide the most hardcore, adrenaline-inducing white water adventures, they are probably the most scenic.
Embrace the foraging trend and head into Ubud’s tropical ravines and scenic rice fields.
Underwater meditation in Cambodia? Tai chi in China? On your next holiday, throw a little self-improvement into the mix at these luxury wellness retreats in Asia.
Home of the Gods and Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung calls to all those who like to conquer.
This is Bali’s newest and most glamorous mall with a great location on the Kuta seafront.
This is the place to shop for sportswear, shoes and a good range of international brands.
A favoured destination for chefs around the island when they have a day off, Cuca is a food-lover’s fantasy.
If you are yet to fall in love with Bali, spend an afternoon down by the river at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa and we guarantee you’ll be head over heels.
Clear Café puts a fun, vibrant spin on natural, locally sourced ingredients.
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