tropical paradise filled with volcanoes, waterfalls, rain forests,
beaches and sapphire blue water.
Kedewatan Ubud, Bali
T: +62 361 975 333. 30 rooms, US$ 430-
Suites stunning in their simplicity with polished Javanese marble
and teak furnished bathrooms. High above the Ayung River valley.
Matahari Beach Resort
Pemuteran, Singaraja, Bali
T: +62 362 92312. 16 rooms. US$ 290-
Located in the least-traveled northwest corner of Bali, Matahari
is a 3.5 hour scenic mountain drive from Ubud. The resort sits
on a flower-filled landscape and has a black sand beach with
views over the sea to Java..
T: +62 361 771 267. 35 rooms. US$ 550-
Cliffside thatched roofed beach resort overlooking the Lombok
Legian, Jalan Laksrnana
T: +62 361 730 361. Villas and cottages, US$ 255-
The first luxury hotel in Bali, designed to replicate a small
Bali's next-door neighbor, blessed with beautiful white sand beaches.
Hotel Tugu Lombok
Sire Beach, Tanjung
T: +62 370 612 0111
Heritage art-filled villas on a pristine sandy beach.
Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba Island, Indonesia
Spend a night in Bali, then take a 3 hour flight to this pristine mile-and-a-half beach surrounded by lush pandani and rice terraces. This isolated island is inhabited by an ancient people with a unique tribal culture with its animist rituals that have remained unchanged for centuries.
Sumba island, Indonesia
T: +62 361 757 149. Ten bungalows. US$ 390, all inclusive
Private beach surrounded by headlands provides romance and peace along with world class fishing, surfing and diving. This eco-resort is a showpiece for sustainability and the Responsible Tourism movement.