Bali and Lombok are a match made in heaven. Though very different, together they offereverything one could wish for from a holiday in the Far East: exotic landscapes, ancienttemples and traditions, idyllic beaches, arts and crafts, delicious food and warm people.
Characterised by a varied geography of looming mountains and volcanic peaks, lushterraced rice paddies, and vastly varied coastlines, Bali’s landscape casts a spell over bothits inhabitants and those who visit. Bali is an intriguing island of old and new: it has theworld’s finest luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and sophisticated bars, yet ancienttraditions persist, and colourful religious processions and ceremonies invariably hold uptraffic. Destinations on Bali offer a similarly diverse range of rewards. The beaches of theBukit Peninsula come closest to the secluded, white-sand dream, and the golden sands atKuta have been a haven for surfers and tourists for decades. The quiet, wild beaches ofdark volcanic sand to the east, however, offer an entirely different experience. Visitorsmay choose to take a scenic drive through the pretty countryside dotted with rice paddies,or stay in one of the charming lodges in the mountain foothills. Different again, Ubudis Bali’s artistic heart. Here visitors can experience the richness of the island’s artisticheritage and purchase local, hand-made crafts. Ubud is also where many of Bali’s finestrestaurants and hotels can be found.
Lombok has the beaches that Bali can only aspire to. Here visitors will find the trulyidyllic, unspoilt island of their dreams. Its coastline really is Lombok’s crowning jewel;the breathtaking beaches here are perfect for relaxation and contemplation, and, astourism is yet to take off, are often empty. Just a short catamaran ride or flight from Bali,Lombok’s sleepy and peaceful atmosphere perfectly compliments its neighbour’s sightsand sounds.
Lombok, Bali & Lombok
A small but perfectly formed beach resort
Uluwatu, Bali & Lombok
Currently ‘the most fabulous hotel in Bali’, with stunning views, excellent food and unbelievably indulgent rooms
Bali & Lombok
A master class in effortless luxury, ideal for romantic couples as well as families