A voyage of volcanic peaks and golden beaches

Seminyak, Ubud, Uluwatu, Kuta, Legian, and more

Bali is a wonderfully chaotic blend of extremes: vibrant entertainment districts, sprawling fields of rice, volcanic peaks, hidden warungs, world-class resorts and ceaseless rainforests.

The magic of Bali resonates within its people, a joyous and hospitable population at one with their paradise and its peculiar flavours. A getaway to the Island of the Gods promises tropical warmth, relaxation, and exploration in equal measure.

For bustle and cosmopolitan vivacity, choose Seminyak. Known as Bali’s party district, Seminyak hosts scores of acclaimed restaurants, beach bars, lounges and clubs. Eat at MoVida, an international transplant famous on the global epicurean scene; sip cocktails by an exclusive stretch of beach at Potato Head; toast your special someone over a candlelit dinner at Saigon Street. Watch the sunset hit Jl. Petitenget - the boulevard, known for its shopping, wining and dining - and know, no matter the day or time of year, the adventure is only beginning.

For tranquility (the kind almost indescribable), seek out the lofty hills of Ubud. Perhaps best known for the rice terraces of Tegalalang and its mysterious Monkey Temple, Ubud casts Bali in a dreamy, enigmatic light. Sit by the edge of a rooftop infinity pool and let a stunning display of natural theatre unfold all around you. Rainforests never end in Ubud. The province’s many hiking trails bend and wind and carry intrepid explorers off in unknowable directions to see incredible things. Hire a bike and ride wherever you like.

For couples and honeymooners, any coastal vantage will create gorgeous memories. In Kuta and Legian, the beaches are large, pristine, and relatively sparsely populated, which means they’re made to suit pairs. Of course, when couples want to explore, they set out to conquer majestic sights like Mount Batur (a volcano), Mount Agung, and Uluwatu Temple. Spirituality is a pillar of Balinese culture. See its breadth and depth firsthand.