Indonesia - At a Glance

Discover this tropical wonderland through village visits, driving through acres of rice paddies and along glorious coastline. On Bali, the most popular (and, uniquely, Hindu) island for visitors, there is a host of activities to try, from surfing to mountain biking. The traditional tourist hub of Sanur is complemented by cultural Ubud and the south of the island is ripe for memorable stays.

You can make a difference by installing a disabled-accessible bathroom in the home of a paraplegic person, or teach English to children eager to learn, renovate a day-care center, or help conserve sea turtles.

Other islands we offer are more remote, and are leading examples of responsible luxury, such as on Moyo Island or Sumba Island.

We strongly recommend taking a cruise to explore even less well known locations in this vast archipelago, for sublime diving, cultural encounters, and unique wildlife such as the Komodo Dragon.

Ways you can help

Highlights

    • Be fulfilled by helping install a disabled-friendly bathroom for a paraplegic, or renovating a daycare center, teaching English, restoring a reef, or conserving sea turtles
    • Learn to surf on Bali’s perfect waves
    • Dive or snorkel in the world’s best reefs
    • Sail to untouched beaches
    • Encounter the Komodo dragon
    • Take a Balinese cooking class
    • Thrill to white-water rafting, hiking or mountain biking
    • Interact with the culture on a village visit
    • Indulge in a Balinese spa treatment

Sample Pricing

The price for a 10 day trip to Indonesia costs from $6,875 (£5,556, €6,519) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

Eco-luxury Hotels

Five Elements - Ubud

Five Elements is a healing center in Ubud founded upon Balinese traditions. Situated on the Ayung River, Five Elements offers Balinese Therapies and is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.Each suite...

Bambu Indah - Ubud

Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy.In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were ...

Alila Ubud - Ubud

Enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful Ayung River valley, high in the splendid foothills neighboring a traditional hill village. There are gardens and courtyards to meander through, and 56 two-storey roo...

Puri Dajuma Cottages & Spa - West Bali

The 18 cottages at Puri Dajuma are located in verdant tropical gardens that overlook a beach. The cottages are well proportioned with a terrace, and a feature we love are the outdoor showers. There are als...

Nihiwatu - Sumba island

Nihiwatu is perfect if you would like to stay in one of the most stunning locations on the planet. Nihiwatu was created from a vision to protect and preserve the unique Sumba culture and empower the local ...

Misool Eco Resort - Raja Ampat

On Raja Ampat, this is an intimate tropical hideaway, built on a private island in an archipelago of uninhabited islands. It is 100 miles (165 km) away from the nearest port, blissfully secluded and largel...

Amanwana - Moyo Island

Amanwana (meaning peaceful forest) is the only property on Moyo Island, a nature and marine reserve 9 miles (15 kilometers) off the coast of Sumbawa, east of Bali. The island has vegetation ranging from sa...

Alila Manggis - Candi Dasa

Manggis is one of the island’s lesser-known resorts, on the east coast nestled nicely between Mount Agung and the awe-inspiring coastline. The architecture here combines European and Balinese influences,...

Amankila - Candi Dasa

The approach to Amankila builds a sense of anticipation as the long drive winds up, then down to the airy lobby. Surrounded by frangipani trees, the lobby affords exceptional ocean views. Mount Agung provi...

Amanusa - Bukit Peninsula

The Indian Ocean is a sight for sore eyes from the southernmost tip of Bali’s south peninsula. Although the calming views and white sands are right on the doorstep of this glorious resort, you’re also ...

Alila Uluwatu - Bukit Peninsula

Limestone cliffs frame the dramatic ocean views of this Cliffside resort. The serene Uluwatu Temple completes a very Balinese scene, though the resort itself enjoys a cutting edge design that seems to flow...

Banyan Tree Bintan - Bintan

Nestled atop a secluded bay of Bintan, the villas offer superb views of the South China Sea in the comfort of luxurious surroundings. Raised with stilts and set on hillsides, each of the villas features tr...

Taman Ahimsa - Bukit Peninsula

Taman Ahimsa is the 7-room villa for you if you want to retreat from the world, awaken your soul, practice yoga and meditation, eat healthy food and experience therapeutic massages.Although the villa p...

Nikoi Island - Bintan

Just 50 miles east of Singapore is Nikoi Island, a 37-acre private isle off the coast of Bintan fringed by powdery white-sand beaches. Its 15 Indonesian-inspired bungalows are constructed from driftwood an...

Useful Information

Flight Time from
UK
16 hours
Flight Time from
New York
22 hours
Flight Time from
San Francisco
22 hours
Time Zone
GMT +7 hours
When to Visit
  • jan
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  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Did you know

  • More than 80% of population is Hindu in Bali. So there are festivals and celebrations around the year.
  • The culture and the nature have a strong relation with Hindu, their religion. Everywhere you go, you may see many Hindu temples. And their life is also strongly related with and influenced by their religion. This is the reason why Bali is called the Island of God, the Island of Thousand Temples, and the Paradise Island.
  • “Celuk” Balinese jewelry is unique, and Celuk is the home of much of it. Nearly every family in Celuk is involved in some aspects of the delicate gold and silver work, which has become very famous over the years.
  • Dances and dramatic performances form an important part of every ritual on Bali. They are an integral part of Balinese religion and culture and are employed as an expression of the people’s devotion to the gods.
  • The most famous of the Balinese dances, the Kecak, originated from the Shanghyang dance choirs, who chant a distinctive ‘Kecak-Kecak’ accompaniment. The Kecak, as a dance, developed in the 1930’s in the village of Bona, where it is still performed regularly.
  • The music of Bali is extremely complex and vibrant. The original purpose of music here again is to serve religious beliefs, accompanying dances or wayang theaters. The traditional Balinese orchestra, known as gamelan, is composed of various forms of percussions, with notes overlapping and criss crossing among the various kinds.
  • As a tropical country, Bali has so many kinds of plants and trees growing wild in the rain forest like teak wood trees, banyan trees, bamboo, palm and many others.
  • For marine life, Bali is heaven for those who like diving and snorkeling because the sea around Bali is very rich in coral, seaweed, fish, turtle, dolphin, and many others. That is why Bali is also a very interesting destination for diving and snorkeling.
  • Bali is home to the world’s most expensive coffee. Kopi Luwak is made from coffee beans which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, and then passed through its digestive system. This is a not so appetising process but it makes it a unique coffee without a taste of bitterness. A cup of Kopi Luwak coffee can cost as much as US$100 in cafes in North America and Europe.
  • The Balinese calendar has only 210 days; don’t be too shocked if locals wish you a happy new year sometime along the year. They traditionally keep a different calendar that has its origins in the Hindu religion. It consists of 10 weeks made of 10 days. That is a pretty convenient calendar.

Testimonial

"We had the most amazing time in Bali, everything was perfect, best time of our lives! Thank you very much for everything. We will keep in touch and are sure to be back!"

Lily, traveled to Bali with three friends, from the UK

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