Bali Wins Another Readers’ Choice Awards


mini-destinationbmp.jpgIt seems lately that every time a travel or lifestyle magazine does a reader’s poll then ultimately Bali comes out as a favourite. Bali has won the Best Leisure Destination and the Ritz-Carlton Bali the Best Hotel Recognition in Readers’ Choice Award in DestinAsian. And, rightly so because it is a beautiful island with beautiful people and has a unique and ancient culture. There is so much to offer the traveller or holidaymaker with its terraced rice fields and spectacular beaches. Then there is the excellent range of hotels, activities and the vast array of restaurants to choose from. What I find amazing is how the Balinese themselves even manage to preserve their traditions and culture in the continual onslaught of ever-growing tourism. But, they do.

Here’s more on the awards from Bali Discovery including the results:

The Asian luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, DestinAsian has conducted its first “Readers’ Choice Awards” in which the the Island of Bali and a Bali hotel gained recognition.

Voting for the first DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards was held in the latter half of last year through a survey which sought readers’ opinions on their favorite destinations, hotels, and airlines in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Readers were required to nominate a winner in each category and provide a short explanation on the reasons for their choice.

The announcement of the inaugural winners at a special award luncheon today at The Peninsula, Hong Kong.

“These awards are particularly meaningful because they reflect the views of our readers who are seasoned travelers for business and leisure,” DestinAsian Founder and Publisher, Ronald Liem said.

Bali gained the following distinctions in the First DestinAsian Readers Choice Awards;

• Best Leisure DestinAsian – The Island of Bali. Cited by readers for its people, food, culture and beaches.

• Best Hotel, Bali – Ritz Carlton, Bali Resorts and Spa. Cited by readers for its villas and wonderful views.