Romantic Getaways



When you talk about pure luxury in a resort then you can’t go past the newly opened boutique property Anantara Resort in Seminyak. This place eclipses most of those flash places in Nusa Dua. Actually the resort was designed by Anthony Liu of the TonTon architectural firm, responsible for the […]

Anantara Spa Resort: Seminyak


Southern Bali is where 95% of tourists come to and spend their time. The most southerly tip of mainland Bali is the Bukit Peninsula. The Bukit is way behind Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Sanur as far as development, but is getting popular, with people outside of the surfing […]

Paradise beaches on the Bukit Bali




Candi Dasa used to have a good beach, but it washed away, because the locals destroyed the reef for lime. That is a well known story. There is however a bit of beach left, and I checked it out this weekend.

Beaches in Candi Dasa


The island of Lombok is located to the east of Bali. Although its tourism is not as developed as that of neighbouring Bali it is the perfect alternative. You can visit picturesque mountainside landscapes or the white sandy beaches of the Gili Islands or even ride around the island on […]

Lombok Beckons Tourists



How well I remember on one of journeys in Bali in the early days going in search of Pura Petitenget. At that time the tourist strip virtually ended just short of Jalan Padma and the Oberoi was the top hotel and situated way north of the tourist hub. How things […]

The Oberoi and Pierre Berclaz: Seminyak, Bali