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Taking a trip to Indonesia wouldn’t be complete
without heading to the breathtaking island of Bali. The crystal clear waters of the Bali Sea teamed with the mountainous ranges all at your doorstep offer up an incredible atmosphere for relaxation and exploring. You may need some of these long-haul flight survival tips to make the journey to this incredible island, but once you are here, you will realize what you have been missing out on for so long. Now, it’s time to uncover the luxurious parts of Bali on this once in a lifetime vacation.
Perhaps it is the call of the clear waters and magical temples that have been calling your name all these years? If so, then Lake Bratan is one of the lavish spots that should make its way onto your to-do list. Did you know that Mt. Bratan is one of three active volcanoes on the island and the perfect backdrop to this stunning lake? As well as enjoying the excursions on offer, such as a speedboat ride across the lake, there are opportunities to climb to the summit of the volcano if you should be so brave. From up here, you can fully take in the awe-inspiring views.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Located 200 feet above the sea balancing on the edge of a cliff is the Uluwatu Temple. If you’re looking for the lavish side of Bali, then you have come to the right place. The temple is not only a breathtaking sight to behold, but it is also home to the Kecak dancers that use fire and chanting to tell dramatic stories. It is thought the dance has been around since the 1930s after it was used in a ritual on the island, and has become a major attraction ever since.
Four Seasons Resort Bali
Located on the south of the island, the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay brings the luxury to this list thanks to their incredible architecture. The whole resort has been designed to replicate a Balinese village as the buildings spread over 35 acres of beachfront land. After a dip in the infinity pool or a trip to the spa, you may find yourself stepping down the winding path through the flowers and temples until you answer the call of the sea. Worried about the children? The Four Seasons has you covered as there is a kids club to keep the little ones entertained.
Spa On the Rocks
What could be better than the largest seawater pool when heading to a spa? The treatments don’t end their either. The Spa On the Rocks also offers up diamond dust facial, hot shell massages, aromatherapy, and gemstone therapy just to name a few. You will not only leave feeling totally rejuvenated; the spa also aims to work with your inner energy meaning you will feel relaxed from the inside out. If all of that wasn’t enough, the resort also looks out over the ocean so you will get incredible views throughout the entire trip.
Bali may only be a small island, but there are so many aspects that offer up a full cleanse from your soul all the way out to your body. And why shouldn’t you enjoy the luxurious side of life? Perhaps there is another lavish place in Bali that has been missed off the list? Be sure to share your tales in the comments down below. #TravelWell!
World Traveler, Writer, and Blogger, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the followsummer.com travel blog. A former Actor, current shower-singer, and non-hipster foodie. Loves his week-end house in St Marys, Ontario. Happily married to John Mountain and Dad to Sophia and Ariel, two of the best cats in the world.