10 Best Attractions in Seminyak

By Ollie Sungkar. Published on www.paradises.com Surrounded by upscale beachfront hotels and resorts, Seminyak is a world of its own with a fun array of hangouts, delicious range of culinary options, as well as amazing art galleries and world-class shopping venues. Let’s quickly glance through the following places that can make the most of your stay in Seminyak. Seminyak Beach An ideal venue for surfing, Seminyak Beach is the picture-perfect oceanfront featuring gorgeous sunsets. S … [Read more...]

Mulia Villas Bali wins TripAdvisor 2014 Awards

Mulia Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali has earned TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards after one year of the resort’s opening. The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travellers. The winners are based on millions of genuine reviews and opinions from travellers around the world. Opened on December 1, 2012, Mulia Villas is located in an exclusive area of Nusa Dua offering a breathtaking panorama of th … [Read more...]

The Stairs

Renowned designer Philippe Starck’s first fully envisioned concept in Asia showcases a private village of 12 limited-edition villas with signature glass skin facades by artists JonOne. Passionate global nomads with taste and assets will soon have a new landmark address to congregate in a communal space in the South Seas.  Introducing The Stairs Villa Hotel, envisioned by Philippe Starck, set for the exclusive Petitenget neighborhood of Seminyak, Bali. Taking direction from the vision of vib … [Read more...]

Bali: beyond the usual suspects

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious food and exhilarating adventures. For those after a little slice of Balinese culture, food and adventure, consider the following, less visited possibilities: 1. Southern Bali: Bukit Pe … [Read more...]

W Retreat & Spa Bali

neighbourhood Petitenget is the name of the fab lane where designers, artists and socialites, not to mention jetsetters, are often spotted rubbing shoulders in this neck of the woods. It's an eclectic neighbourhood whose establishments form a microcosm of hip Bali – Mantra with its rustic charm, Biku with its modern translation of traditional Balinese, and Potato Head Beach Club with its reputation as the island's concert Mecca. In that context, the existence of W brand in the area only cements … [Read more...]

SAKALA: A Cocktail Bash by the Beach

With two striking luminous towers, an azure sea backdrop and classy French cuisine, this sprawling venue is where glamour sparkles in South Bali access Sitting at the tip of Tanjung Benoa peninsula, SAKALA offers options to those who like to come in style. You can drive there straight from the airport passing Jimbaran and the Bypass Nusa Dua Road, taking around 40 minutes or so. The upcoming shortcut road though will reduce that time to roughly 20 minutes. There’s no fuss about parking; a v … [Read more...]

A Pure Taste of Bali

Conrad Bali has launched a deliciously innovative, health and wellness-conscious organic menu that sees the leading luxury resort team up with local farmers and communities as partners to ensure some of the freshest and most authentic organic produce reaches its guests. The resort's culinary team has dedicated itself to searching for authentic Balinese ingredients, scouring Bali's farms to identify high quality organic produce found on the island. The result is a menu that sings off the … [Read more...]

Conrad Bali Appoints New Director of F&B and Culinary Operations

The culinary family at Conrad Bali is warming up as globe-trotting gastronaut David Laval settles in as the resort's new Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations. Laval has hit the beach running with a warm and inspired remix of the menu at Conrad's Bali flagship confidently relaxed beachfront fine dining restaurant, Eight Degrees South. He introduces a new a la carte concept called 'Small Tastings'; a light tropical take on tapas designed to be shared, with an emphasis on … [Read more...]

Bali & Beyond

Balinese art sees globalization yet maintains its local value Other than having the strong value of local culture and religion, there are foreign elements that have long been infused into the historical quality of Balinese art. Both Balinese artists and the community believe that such foreign influence does not contradict local norms and cultural values. In fact, such a rich blend has made Balinese art colorful. Historically, foreign elements have for centuries been attached to Balinese … [Read more...]

Bali Sets Condotel As A Trending Topic

Bali is best known for tourism. According to the Central Statistic Agency (BPS), the number of tourists visiting Bali during the first three months of 2012 has increased 11.09 percent compared to the same period last year. As a tourism driven island, Bali is the perfect destination for property investment, especially in that of temporary accommodations. One trending investment on the Island is condominium hotel or better known as condotel. Coldwell Banker Commercial stated that investing in … [Read more...]