Bali

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu Review: Fantastic value on the Bukit

September 26, 2019

It must be hard for a property to maintain its own identity in the ever-competitive market of luxury Bali resorts. Some lean heavily on comfort in the hopes for some distinction, while others are generous with dining options and amenities to set them apart. Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu need not try too hard with the […]

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Hotel Review: The Sanctoo Villas & Spa – it’s complicated

February 18, 2019

You don’t have to look hard to find a picture-perfect villa in Bali. The shimmering private pool, the immaculate bathroom and the lofty bedroom – and we’re just talking about the small ones – is the now generic Villa recipe plastered all over social media (mostly Instagram) every single day by people living out their […]

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Resort Review: Bali’s Karma Kandara makes the most of its clifftop location

January 24, 2019

A luxury resort in Bali offering the kind of lavish stay island fantasies are made of, built with all the ostentation and pampering you could possibly want, is nothing new nor surprising. In fact, it’s expected on the Indonesian island nowadays, where a consistent influx of tourists watch as hotel and resort brands, both internationally […]

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Travel Deals: Jetstar is offering $259 flights to Hawaii; $229 flights to Vietnam

January 9, 2019

There has been some juicy flight sales coming out of Australia as of late, and we’re not even two weeks into 2019 yet. The latest is coming from Jetstar who have launched their “International Resolutions Sale”, running from now until the 16th January (or earlier if sold out – which is looking highly likely). So […]

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Wake Up Call: W Hotels’ bold rewrite of what a music festival can be

October 29, 2018

You have to be careful when promised a luxury festival experience nowadays. One minute you’re proudly uploading Instagram stories and living your #bestlife, the next minute you’re stranded in The Bahamas being chased by rabid dogs, desperately downing questionable ham sandwiches, and watching through tears as your tent is used as fire fuel. Okay, maybe […]

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Fishbone Local brings sustainable seafood barbecue to Canggu (Bali)

April 17, 2018

It should be well known by now that Canggu is one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Bali right now. The increasingly popular beachside destination has been attracting all kinds of new businesses, the latest of which is a seafood shack going by the name of Fish Bone Local. The first of several planned projects for […]

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Eat, Stay and Play: Bali’s newest hotspots making a splash this year

March 22, 2018

It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since Ku De Ta first unveiled its swanky beachfront bar and restaurant in Bali’s Seminyak. With bright red umbrellas and an infinity pool overlooking the Tasman Sea, it was the first of its kind. A decade later, it was joined by another; Potato Head Bali. These days, […]

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Emirates announce new route from Dubai to Auckland via Bali

February 23, 2018

Emirates are set to introduce the only year-round flight between Bali and Auckland with a new service launching from 14th June 2018. Originating in Dubai, the new route adds to the airlines daily services to New Zealand, making that a total of three in addition to Emirates’ existing non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland, […]

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Maurice Terzini and Adrian Reed open Luigi’s Hot Pizza in Canggu (Bali)

December 17, 2017

Maurice Terzini, the renowned chef behind Australian icon Icebergs Dining & Bar in Sydney (and others), has teamed up with Adrian Reed (of Motel Mexicola) once again to open Luigi’s Hot Pizza in the heart of Bali’s Canggu junction. The duo, whose first Bali collaboration Da Maria Bali is a beloved spot for Italian dining, […]

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Adrian Reed of Motel Mexicola opens Luigi’s Hot Pizza in Canggu, Bali

December 16, 2017

Maurice Terzini, the renowned chef behind Australian icon Icebergs Dining & Bar in Sydney (and others), has teamed up with Adrian Reed (of Motel Mexicola) once again to open Luigi’s Hot Pizza in the heart of Bali’s Canggu junction. The duo, whose first Bali collaboration Da Maria Bali is a beloved spot for Italian dining, […]

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A new resort from Radisson Blu is opening in Uluwatu, Bali next month

December 15, 2017

The increasingly popular area of Uluwatu on the southwestern tip of Bali is set to welcome a new property in January 2018 with Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a resort from the world renowned brand that boasts direct access to one of the island’s most popular surfing beaches as well as numerous pristine shores and popular […]

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Sydney’s legendary Mamak has opened in Seminyak (Bali)

December 6, 2017

Sydney’s beloved Award-winning Malaysian restaurant Mamak (known for it’s long queues and late opening hours) has opened their first international restaurant in Bali, bringing their bold traditional flavours to the island’s metropolitan Seminyak area. Located in the heart of Seminyak, Mamak Bali will showcase their beloved Malaysian Rotis, Curries and Satays to Bali locals and […]

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Seminyak’s new AYA restaurant combines street art and Peruvian fusion cuisine (Bali)

November 24, 2017

As we near the end of 2017, it seems Bali’s famous Seminyak neighbourhood is getting all kinds of new dining destinations. We brought you news of Sarong Group’s new steampunk-inspired Thai restaurant recently, now we turn our attention towards the newly opened AYA Restaurant. Coming from owners Juanjo Suárez, Christian Gastaldi, Marco Cueva and Rafael […]

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Seminyak’s AYA restaurant combines street art and Peruvian fusion cuisine in Bali

November 21, 2017

As we near the end of 2017, it seems Bali’s famous Seminyak neighbourhood is getting all kinds of new dining destinations. We brought you news of Sarong Group’s new steampunk-inspired Thai restaurant recently, now we turn our attention towards the newly opened AYA Restaurant. Coming from owners Juanjo Suárez, Christian Gastaldi, Marco Cueva and Rafael […]

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Sarong Group have opened a dramatic steampunk-inspired Thai restaurant in Seminyak, Bali

November 8, 2017

Aussie visitors to restaurants like Mama San and Sarong already know what Bali’s renowned Sarong Group are capable of. So it should come as no surprised that the hospitality group’s latest venture is one of the island’s most anticipated openings of 2017. The restaurant, titled Som Chai, is a sophisticated Thai-influenced fine diner carved into […]

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Sarong Group opens steampunk-inspired Som Chai Bar & Restaurant in Seminyak (Bali)

November 6, 2017

Aussie visitors to restaurants like Mama San and Sarong already know what Bali’s renowned Sarong Group are capable of. So it should come as no surprised that the hospitality group’s latest venture is one of the island’s most anticipated openings of 2017. The restaurant, titled Som Chai, is a sophisticated Thai-influenced fine diner carved into […]

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Bali’s new Palm Springs inspired cliff-side beach club looks incredible

October 17, 2017

Bali’s newest beach club, the recently opened Ulu Cliffhouse, stands 35 metres above sea level and is unsurprisingly glamorous and ambitious, giving the area of Uluwatu a distinctive clifftop playground defined by a 1950’s Palm Springs aesthetic. The 4600m² property is part of the ongoing evolution of the island’s cultural scene, drawing on the surrounding […]

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Bangkok’s Gaggan tops Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago the annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced, heralding culinary perfection throughout some of the most famous foodie destinations in the world. Millions of restaurants were up for considerations as always, and while only one could top the entire list, it’s obviously an enormous deal to be recognised as one […]

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Review: W Retreat & Spa Bali balances style and substance in Seminyak

January 30, 2017

I would be very surprised if any frequent traveller had never heard of W Hotels & Resorts. Though down here in Australia the luxury chain no longer has much of a presence (that’ll all change with W Brisbane in 2018 and W Sydney in 2019), there are around 47 W properties in over 20 different […]

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Seminyak gets a new Miami inspired dining experience with Bikini (Bali)

January 29, 2017

Seminyak, Bali has a new hotspot in it’s endless line of options. The recently opened Bikini, a luxe, architecturally designed space, blends the urban style of a New York warehouse with a decadent Miami beach party feel. With up to 120 seats in both its bar and restaurant areas, it looks to be a very […]

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W Hotels Worldwide launch W Sound Suites: a private music studio within a hotel for musicians and guests

May 17, 2016

W Hotels Worldwide have had a long-standing and seamless involvement in the music world for years now. Prince once famously performed unannounced at W Hollywood, and their many properties in hot-spots like Barcelona, Seattle, and Bali regularly welcome traveling musicians, producers, and DJs. It then makes perfect sense that W kick up their immersion in […]

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