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The New Ritz-Carlton, Bali Gets it Right With Culturally-Rich Décor & Locally-Sourced Cuisine

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

As any luxury traveler and Bali aficionado knows, the island is full of fabulous resorts. And joining the already-impressive lineup of offerings is the newly opened Ritz-Carlton, Bali situated on a cliff in Nusa Dua. Anticipating the long, slow drive to the property (as previously experienced in Bali), we were thrilled to zoom along quickly on the newly-opened bridge from the airport to the Ritz. Claiming to be of the longest ocean bridges in the world, we were taken by the structure, the vistas and the record speed (20 mins.) in which we reached the property.

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Alila Ubud is an Exotic Surprise in Bali's Untouched Jungles

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When a hotel's name means "surprise," my expectations surely rise; such was the case with Alila, whose Sanskrit name translates to just that. During my last trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, there was no greater sheer surprise than Alila Ubud, a modern marvel that rests on the floor of an untouched jungle in Bali.

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Travel by Month: A Year's Guide to Following the Sunshine Around the World

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love the start of a new year; and not just because all the “New Year, New You” hype, but more so because it means 365 days of potential travel ahead. For 2015, to assist you with your own travel plans, we thought we’d put together a list of some of our favorite destinations to visit by month. Keeping in mind that sightseeing is typically an outdoor activity, we chose each destination based on its sunniest and/or its most pleasant weather months. 

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Behomm is the Premier Members-Only Home-Exchange Community Exclusively for Artists and Creatives

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the success of Airbnb and home exchange programs, it was only a short time before companies began to get even more creative with their home-swap communities. Crafted as an exclusive membership for designers and visual artists such as architects, film makers, stylists, photographers, and interior designers, Behomm is an invitation-only home exchange program for those with a similar love of tasteful things and beautiful homes around the world.

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6 Cruise Itineraries Across Asia That You Should Embark On in 2015

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the year coming to an end in just seven short weeks, we thought we’d get plans for 2015 started with a look at next year’s cruises through Asia. Pairing together places such as Singapore with Bali and Mynamar with Tokyo, we couldn’t get enough of all the offerings available next year. We handpicked six of our favorites to share to give you a little bit of wanderlust for the continent filled with ancient wonders, mouth-watering cuisine and a deeply spiritual heritage.

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Awesome Eco-Friendly Villas in Bali Feature Glass Floor Panels, Authentic Décor and Farm-Fresh Dining

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally meant to be 11 private homes in Bali for hosting their friends and family, Canadian-born jewelry designer John Hardy and his wife’s collection of antique Javanese houses are now used as an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Ubud. Bambu Indah, translated beautiful bamboo, celebrates Balinese culture and modern luxury through sustainable practices.

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The Mulia Boutique Property is Breathing Fresh Life into the Bali Luxury Hotel Scene

Jul 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It has been a rough few years for Bali. Once the premier luxury Southeast Asian beach destination for jetsetters and backpackers alike, the island suffered a downturn after the 2002 bombings (Eat, Pray, Love popularity notwithstanding), and a raft of new competing destinations like the Maldives, Koh Samui in Thailand and Danang in Vietnam began to grow in popularity.

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Complete Relaxation is Just Another Day at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Bali

Feb 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Bali is the kind of hotel that, once there, tempts you to quit your job and never return home. With its elegant guestrooms, lavish amenities and stunning seaside setting, it’s the ultimate getaway and tropical haven.

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Mandarin Oriental, Bali Opening in 2016 on Indonesia's Southern Bukit Peninsula

Feb 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is currently in progress on developing a luxurious hotel and resort in Bali that will offer guests an abundance of amenities including an adjacent 18-hole golf course, beach club, kids' club and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. 

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Bali Tourism Sets Goal to Attract 3.5 Million Vacationers In 2014

Jan 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bali has been able to attract millions of tourists each year, with its unmatched natural beauty and relaxed island lifestyle. The Bali Tourism Agency recently set a projection for 2014 tourism based on national security, sanitation, traffic and services at 3.5 million, 10 percent more than was predicted for 2013.

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Sofitel Opens Two New Hotels in Dubai and Bali This Year

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Sofitel has brought their flair for sophisticated French hospitality to popular destinations all over the world, most recently landing in Dubai and Bali. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa opened its Polynesian-themed hotel in July 2013 and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort—the brand’s first Indonesian property—is set to open on December 20, 2013.

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Stay 3 Pay 2 Package at the Stunning Mulia Resort in Bali

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From the moment foot onto The Mulia, a stunning beach property in Bali, you’ll know you have arrived to the kind of destination that exceeds expectations

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Get The Facts About Bali: When to Go, Where to Stay & More

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Bali is Indonesia’s smallest province with a population of approximately 4 million. Located just eight degrees south of the equator, this majestic “Island of the Gods” enjoys balmy weather throughout the year. The vibrant, lush landscapes, warm waters, long beaches, rice patties, rugged coastlines, ancient temples, and spiritual culture make Bali one of the world’s most popular island destinations.

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The Ritz-Carlton Sets its Sights on The Beaches of Bali for 2014

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Ritz-Carlton is planning to open a new hotel in Bali in 2014. The hotel will be ideally situated amongst the island's most beautiful beaches and will offer specially created activities and experiences.... Read More

The Swoon-Worthy RIMBA Jimbaran Bali Set to Open in September 2013

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Bali, Indonesia. I’ll say it again, Bali, Indonesia. If you’re like most, pictures of tropical beaches, serene beauty or Balinese art probably flashed in your mind at the mere mention of the Indonesian province. Personally, I’ve pictured myself there a million times; of course I’m wearing a long white dress and…well, that’s another topic. Among its sandy shores, sits a plethora of four- and five-star hotels that equally compare in beauty and tranquility. Naturally, when we learned the Capella Hotel Group was opening a second property there in September, we were eager to see how the resort would compare to its competitors.... Read More

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