Calm Jimbaran Beach on Bali’s south coast is ideal for swimming. At night, its seafood restaurants are popular. But the “wow” place to be is Sundara.
Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.
Scuba diving in coral gardens, idyllic beach forays and, oh my, Komodo dragons! Cruising Indonesia aboard the luxurious “Alila Purnama” comes with a dash of adventure. Sign us up!
Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.
The creator of Puri Mas Boutique Resort on Lombok, Indonesia is a former world-champion ballroom dancer. His young dancers waltzed right into our hearts, just like Puri Mas.
Is tropical Lombok a new Indonesian paradise where luxury is affordable? There are few tourists on the white sand beaches, and boutique hotels offer terrific value for a beach vacation.
Beware the monkey business at the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, home to over 550 cheeky macaques. Hang on to your things! But the babies sure are cute.
Talk about Ubud culture! Temples grace every village and home. Art museums abound. And mystical Balinese dances are performed nightly.
We’re getting ready to sail Indonesia on the luxurious Alila Purnama. There’s a dive center onboard and we’ll see Komodo dragons. We can’t wait!