Indonesia

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, offers a mind-boggling range of natural attractions including sun-kissed beaches, majestic volcanic lakes, vast rolling plains, and striking mountain ranges. Combine that with a refreshing cultural experience and you are in for a real treat.

GREAT FOR

Beaches, Temples, Culture, Adventure

WHEN TO GO

Indonesia is blessed with hot tropical weather throughout the year. The monsoons begin in October and April when it is both hot and wet at the same time. The months between May and September witness a hot and dry spell which makes it the best time to travel.

Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Top 10 Cities in Southeast Asia

The votes have been counted for this big-city rivalry.

Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Indonesia’s Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and More

From Bali to Java, beach, jungle and city, your votes have been counted!

Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Top 10 Islands in Southeast Asia

The votes have been counted for your island-hopping pleasure.

Announcing the Winners of Asia’s Best Awards 2022

These are Asia’s best hotels, restaurants, bars and more, as voted by you.

Morning swiming in lush poolside Liang, Andaz Bali

Review: Andaz Bali, a Lush New Beach Resort in Sanur

Luxe-level village life at the first Andaz in Indonesia.

New Hotels in Bali : Andaz Bali

This Luxe Balinese Resort Perfectly Captures the Feeling of Escapism

After two years of little to no travel, we’re ready to get away for an adventure. Andaz Bali truly feels like a world apart—which is perfect for this moment.

Shirodhara Treatment, COMO Shambhala Estate

What Is Global Wellness Day, Who Founded It, and How to Celebrate

Meet the founder of Global Wellness Day, and get inspired by these awesome activities at hotels around Asia.

Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay

It’s Time to Fall in Love with Bali All Over Again

Rediscover what makes this island so magical with Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay.

WET, Outdoor Swimming Pool at W Bali

Get to Know W Bali, the Life of the Party in Seminyak

Nestled along the shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale enclave, the beachfront W Bali – Seminyak eschews literalism when it comes to traditional Balinese design.

Firangi Superstar

Southeast Asia’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants Worth Flying in For

The region is open, with a world of new restaurants to try this summer 2022.

Singapore Waterfront

A Complete Guide to Where You Can Travel in Asia Now, Including Each Country’s Covid Rules

From newly open Laos to coming-soon Japan, the atolls of the Maldives to the temples of Thailand.

Hanoi Paragliding

If Your Friends Jump Off a Cliff, Yes, You Should Too

To find out just how amazing paragliding feels, we tried it out, loved it, and then rounded up 5 of the best spots to try it in Asia. Here’s what to know.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

I Was One of the First Tourists to Visit Bali Post-Covid and You Should Get There ASAP, Too

The Bali-with-breathing-room you’ll find today is fleeting. Here’s our guide to visiting now.

Anko, MO Bar

These Are the 50 Best Bars in Asia for 2022

If you weren’t in Bangkok this week, you missed a really great party.

Raglan Surfing, at Ngarunui Beach, Waikato

13 Coolest Surf Towns in the World for Epic Sunshine and the Best Waves

Go catch a set in these perfect little towns.

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8 Great Places to Digital Detox Across Asia-Pacific

Unplug and recharge at these wifi-free resorts and retreats that are the ultimate antidote to our digital age.

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10 of the Best Private Pool Villas in Asia for Indulgent Group Getaways

Tropical exclusivity, private chefs, on-site spas, beautiful pools and killer views perfect for all kinds of parties.

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This Hyatt Sale Is Offering 25% Off Stays at Hundreds of Hotels

Room and dining discounts at Hyatts around the world if you act fast.

Best Freediving in Asia :

New #VacationGoal: Learn Hold Your Breath for Five Minutes Under Water

Ariel is calling, and she wants you to learn to freedive.

Friendliest Cities : Taitung, Taiwan

These Are the 10 Friendliest Cities Around the Globe, According to Booking.com Reviews

From one of the oldest towns in Italy to one of our fave islands in Indonesia, this list is pure #smalltownvibes.

Mental Health Escape : Safire Freycinet

5 of the Most Healing Destinations For A Mental Reboot

Fresh air, open seas, the great wide open.

Outrageous Spa Experiences : Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

9 of the Most Over-the-Top Spa Experiences in Asia

Personal pampering knows no bounds at the most indulgent spas in Asia.

Legian Beach Hotel

6 of the Most Romantic Hotels in Southeast Asia That Won’t Break the Bank

Happy Valentine’s Day! Sometimes simplicity is all you need. (Plus love, of course.)

Surf Resorts in Asia: Nihi Sumba

4 Resorts in Asia Where Surf Comes With a Side of Luxury

These wellness resort offer access to world-famous breaks and some of the best for beginners.

Ayurveda

What Is Ayurveda? A T+L Wellness Primer

We asked the experts how you can incorporate the ancient healing practices of Ayurvedic medicine into everyday life.

Bali

Bali Has Reopened to All Vaccinated Foreign Visitors — At Last!

Now, all we need is direct flights.

One&Only Derasu Coast

7 Hopelessly Romantic Long-Weekend Getaways in Southeast Asia

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’re here with romantic inspo.

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Inside Four Seasons’ Ongoing Journey Towards Building a More Sustainable Future for Travel

It’s not easy going green, but Four Seasons Resorts of Asia is implementing the kind of meaningful, structural changes that can have a lasting impact.

The Best Hotels for Afternoon Tea : Claridge's, London

The 9 Best Hotels Around the World for Afternoon Tea, From London to Mumbai

Pinkies up! Yep, that means you, Eloise.

New Hotels in Bali : A Banyan Tree Escape, Buahan

10 Incredible New Hotels That Have Us Dreaming About Bali

From a creative bolthole for surfers to a villa without walls and doors, these are the stays you’ll want to book first.

Where should I go in 2022 : Horizontal Waterfalls, Western Australia

12 Unforgettable Travel Experiences, One for Each Month in 2022

Use this T+L guide to choose your own adventures this year.

Best Paradise Islands : Palawan

The 9 Best Paradise Islands to Visit in Southeast Asia

Our kingdom for a beach. These are some of the best, most bucket-list-worthy tropical escapes in the region.

Four Seasons Asia "Wandermust"

Forget Wanderlust, We’re Feeling ‘Wandermust’ with #FSResortsOfAsia Offerings

From off-grid jungle adventures in Thailand to swimming with manta rays in the Maldives, this is the stuff of serious bucket lists.

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11 Exciting New Restaurants Across Asia-Pacific We’ll Be Flying in For ASAP in 2022

Bookmark these menus and say bon appetit to your friends lucky enough to live in these cities.

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10 Greenest Places on Earth, From Jungle Hikes to Waterfall Dips

These lush getaways offer soothing natural beauty with a side of serious adventure.

Naturally Beautiful Countries

15 of the World’s Most Naturally Beautiful Countries

Incredible natural scenery from white-sand beaches to snow-capped peaks.

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These Are the Most Instagrammed UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 2021

#rome.

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These Are the Latest Private Plane Luxury Tour Dreams Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

The Wheels Up x Abercrombie and Kent partnership is a match made in luxury heaven.

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The Ultimate Guide to Petcations in Asia-Pacific

This is our ulti-mutt guide to petcations in Asia Pacific, the cute kitty corners at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok just one pawsome example.

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Try These 11 Popular Indonesian Drinks (With Cocktail Recipes)

These 11 popular Indonesian drinks offer a journey across the nation’s diverse cultures to experience indulgence, aroma and (perhaps) enlightenment.

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8 ways to boost your wellbeing with Four Seasons Resorts of Asia

Wellness has never felt more essential, which is why we love these offerings from Four Seasons.

The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

We’re dreaming of endless beaches, wise healers, paddy terraces and fab hotels.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 100 Hotels in the World

The top 100 Best Hotels Overall in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Udaipur

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Cities in Asia-Pacific

For every frenetic and high-speed thoroughfare, there’s a narrow, hidden bylane.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Islands in the World

Sun, sand and plenty of vitamin sea. From Sicily to the Seychelles to Sri Lanka, these are the top 25 islands in the world in 2021.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Islands in Asia-Pacific

Of all the dreamy, clear-watered, tropical islands in Asia-Pacific, these are readers’ top picks.

San Miguel de Allende

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Cities in the World

What are you looking for in the top cities in the world? A distinctive sense of place, history, culture and crave-worthy food.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 5 Resorts in Indonesia

When you think of the top resorts in Indonesia, you think lush rainforests and beautiful beachfronts.

8 Most Scenic Restaurants in Asia

From the depths of the sea to the top of the world: come for the food, stay for the unbeatable views.

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10 Most Majestic Waterfalls in Indonesia (From Tumpak Sewu to Ponot)

From Tumpak Sewu (“A Thousand Waterfalls”) to the 250-meter-high Ponot Waterfall, Indonesia waterfalls are true natural wonders.

9 Active Beach Vacations Around the World to Boost Your Adrenaline

Can’t sit still in a beach chair all day? These vacay activities are for you.

Villa Sapi, Lombok

Why We See #Villalife in Your Future

Villa-management firms elevate private residences to six-star stays.

The 9 Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Hotels in Asia

Because what’s less romantic than rationing the spa treatments?

The T+L Guide to Top-Tier Hotel Openings in Southeast Asia in the Second Half of 2021

We preview 23 of the most outstanding luxury hotels coming to the region.

Amanbagh

Let Us Now Appreciate These Hotels Eliminating Food Waste in Cool Ways

High-end hotels are installing high-tech solutions to make their kitchens—and our meals—more sustainable.

This Is the First International Hotel Group Taking Reservations With Cryptocurrency

Finally — a good use for all our Bitcoins!

What Is Regenerative Travel and How Do You Do It?

These are some of the best luxe experiences that help us give back to the places we visit.

15 New Reasons We Can’t Wait to Get Fully Vaccinated and Travel Abroad

Here are the dishes, drinks, cultural attractions and stays that have us dreaming of booking a plane ticket.

These Hotel Activities for Kids Are Way Cooler Than Summer Camp

After all that virtual school, kids need hands-on learning more than ever. Could these resorts — and their next-level educational programs — be the answer?

Ubud

How to Go on a Shaman-Driven Wellness Journey in Ubud

Ubud has been Bali’s healing capital for more than a thousand years. Through a weeklong curative quest, we discover that a shaman’s secret ingredient is simple: belly laughs.

The 7 Essential Tips to Start Every Digital Nomad’s Day

Calling anyone with a job: Follow these easy steps every day for a month to supercharge your productivity and watch the stress melt away.

Capella Bangkok

The Best 8 New Hotel Spas in Asia

Because let’s face it: everyone is going to need to recharge on the other side of all this.

Andaz Bali

This Immersive Design Resort Feels Like Staying Inside a Seaside Balinese Village

Andaz Bali, the brand’s first-ever resort in Indonesia, is elevating a sense of place to a whole new level.

8 Endangered Species in Asia You Should Know

May 21 is Endangered Species Day. Here are 8 amazing animals native to Asia that you can help save.

Kagi Maldives

The Top 8 New Design Hotels in Asia

We’re obsessed with these über-stylish accommodations.

Asia’s 50 Best Got More Woke with the Essence of Asia Restaurant List 2021

Street-food stalls, mom-and-pop shops, plant-based menus and community activists. We can’t eat in fancy restaurants every night—and this new list proves why we don’t want to, either.

This Indonesian Resort Has a Horse Retirement Plan

What screams ‘cinematic vacation’ more than horseback riding down a beautiful beach? Nihi Sumba has a stable of rescue ponies.

5 Eco Bathroom Amenities You Definitely Want to Steal

From handmade locally to organic vegan, these green hotel toiletries come in recyclable or repurposed packages that’ll look great in your Dopp kit. Stealing has never felt so good.

These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

Keep Calm and Try These Online Wellness Activities

These 5 renowned wellness brands are working out our kinks, imbuing Zen and keeping us fit, all from afar.

8 Awesome Private Villas in Asia for Your Next Group Getaway

We love our hotels, but #villalife is really something special. Get inspired for your next group trip with this round-up of killer villas across the region.

8 of Asia’s Most ‘Bling Empire’ Valentine’s Days

We know travel restrictions mean you probably can’t avail of any of these offers. But here’s a bit of Valentine’s voyeurism into some of Asia’s most extravagant romantic experiences.

Tourists in Bali Are Being Forced to Do Push-ups for Violating Mask Rules

Not wearing a face mask in Bali could cost you — in push-ups.

Foreplay: Our 5 favorite golf courses in Southeast Asia

St. Andrews this is not, but plenty of dedicated pros have managed to coax some stunning, challenging championship courses out of our tropical environs. These five are way above par (or should we say under?).

These 7 people totally beat us at the quarantine game

Thinking about extending that Christmas break in that five-star hotel? How about for five months? Meet three families who spent quarantine like Eloise at The Plaza.

This All-Villa Resort Is Another Excellent Reason to Visit Seminyak

Peppers Seminyak offers a peaceful haven in one of Bali’s most culturally eclectic neighborhoods.

This Balinese Retreat Is Ready Welcome Guests Back

Starting December 18, Alila Seminyak will reopen its doors with newly updated safety measures.

Bali Is Getting 50 Football Fields’ Worth of New Coral Gardens

With tourism at a standstill, Indonesia hopes to rehab its coastline along with its economy.

These Eco-Friendly Balinese Resorts Are the Perfect Places to Recharge

Spacious, stylish and sustainable, Kayumanis resorts are wonderful for romance and rejuvenation on the Island of the Gods.

From Luxury to Lockdown: How the Pandemic Pushed Healing Online and Out-of-the-Box

Our resident pan-spiritualist Mark Lean learns to pivot from a Javanese shaman at an Aman resort to the whole internet’s worth of healers.

Off the Grid in Indonesia with Eco-Minded Local Guides

Discover some beloved corners of the insanely biodiverse 17,000-island nation through the eyes of eco-minded independent outfitters and guides that champion sustainability, education and giving back.

Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury. As the routines of our lives are upended, more of us are seeking to travel in ways that prepare us for whatever the world throws at us next. Here’s how to prep for the survivalist-tourism trend.

Book a Carefree Balinese Holiday for Later

Not quite ready to travel? With Melia Bali, you can save on a luxe stay for now or later in the year.

These Are the 25 Best Hotels in the World

Here are the Top 25 hotels around the world, as voted by you, our discerning readers.

6 Eco-Resorts in Bali You Should Visit

Bali’s eco-leanings put the island in good stead for a sustainable restart. These six resorts are leading the industry’s greenification.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Nusa Lembongan Is a Haven for Surfers and Divers

A bit beyond Bali, boats bob in waters so clear you can see their shadows in the sand. Beach clubs ask only that you shed your pretentions with your flip-flops. And mola molas and mantas remind us of the important things. From a cliffside resort at the heart of Nusa Lembongan, Jeninne Lee-St. John finds paradise is draped in bougainvillea.

The Most Romantic Getaways To Inspire Your Next Trip

Bohemian isles, castaway retreats, adults-only hideouts—make it a magical couple’s getaway in one of these lush luxury escapes.

3 Places to Take a Cruise With Kids in Asia

With boutique sailings like these adrift on the region’s most spectacular waters, there’s no need to hit the high seas for a family cruise.

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

Hotels for Cool Kids

Family stays can be stylish too—these new and refurbished hotels, resorts and villas let you go glam with the fam.

This Retreat Is the Ultimate Mom-cation

A kids-optional retreat in Bali provides a nurturing space for moms to invest in themselves, recharge and reconnect with themselves.

Jakarta’s Food Scene is on the Rise

A strong metric for charting regional capitals is by the sophistication of their food scenes. We loosen our belts and makes a case for the heretofore underrated Indonesian metropolis.

Experience next-level Indonesian hospitality in marvellous melting-pot Jakarta

There are few places as kinetic as the Indonesian capital, where layers of history mesh with the contemporary, and modern drinking and dining venues are elevating the city’s game—and the most elevated address in town is the new Park Hyatt Jakarta.

Counting Pools at the New Apurva Kempinski Bali

It’s hard to make a multi-hundred-room hotel feel like home. So, major props to The Apurva Kempinksi Bali, awash in great vibes, feel-good design, a mystifyingly cozy feel—and almost too many pools to count.

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Potato Head Studios

Ending 2019 on a high note, the final piece of the Desa Potato Head puzzle opens this month. Nestled among the village, the floating ring is lifted by reinforcements and houses 168 guest rooms and a sunset bar.

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

An Eco-Tour Helping Save Sabah’s Elephant Population

In a palm-oil plantation in Sabah, an unlikely eco-tourism alliance paves the way for Borneo pygmy elephants.

6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

These stylish watering holes at InterContinental resorts serve up drinks with a view.

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The Best New Openings in Indonesia 2019

Gorgeous, locally minded hotels, creative dining, and a beach club that conjures Greece.

3 Ethical Tours for Wildlife Lovers

Sail into Komodo territory, visit retired elephants in Phuket, or try horse whispering in Gurgaon—this assortment of new experiences across Asia provides animal-friendly answers to the call of the wild.

Seeking Sanctuary at Amanwana

A new wellness experience by Amanwana teaches guests an old Indonesian style of meditation, guided by the purifying waters of Moyo Island.

Experience Good Living With Belmond

The acclaimed hotel group is redefining luxury through authentic local experiences.

Canggu is the Bali of Your Dreams

With a prolific population of creative, locally-minded cool kids, the place to be in Bali right now is surf town Canggu.

4 Floating Breakfasts That Are Worth Skipping The Buffet For

You know that phrase, “do it for the gram”? We’re pretty sure floating breakfasts were born from it, and, well, as long as we get the shot, we’ll welcome the trend from every angle.

A chic new beach bar and boutique hotel on rustic Nusa Lembongan is making waves with surfers

The first beach lounge of its caliber on Bali’s sister island of Nusa Lembongan, Ohana’s brings an unprecedented air of cool to one of Indonesia’s most laidback ocean escapes.

Capella Ubud Is Redefining the Luxury-Resort Experience

Channel explorers from a different era, find Zen in unlikely places, oh, and tone those glutes in Bali.

Bintan’s Roads Less Traveled

Bintan is known as a resort paradise, with many visitors never straying far from their hotels’ manicured grounds. But the island’s diversity makes for a pastoral family trip.

The Slow

Creatives work hard and play slow at this stylish boutique stay in Bali’s happening Canggu.

Club Med Bintan, Bintan Island

This all-inclusive family resort sits beachfront on Indonesia’s Bintan Island, just an hour from Singapore. White sands, long sweeping shores and an endless array of fitness activities make for a rejuvenating vacation the whole clan will fondly remember.

Capella Ubud Bali

Hotel designer Bill Bensley has dreamed up some of Southeast Asia’s most glamorous resorts, but his favorite travel memories are those of childhood camping trips. That love of nature, along with Bensley’s obsession with old-world style, informed his vision for the first Balinese property from the Singapore-based Capella Hotel Group.

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

You Can Now Get a Bloody Mary-Inspired Spa Treatment

Brunch’s favorite cocktail has made its way from the bar menu to the spa menu at the St. Regis Bali. Veronica Inveen checks in for a booze-infused treatment that redefines happy hour.

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

Hilton Bali Resort

With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean from atop a 40-meter cliff, this comfortable resort features 389 rooms and suites, plus 19 private villas.

Amandari, Bali

Perched on the edge of the breathtaking Ayung River Gorge in Kedewatan Village, Amandari has done its best to grow organically within its surrounding community, honoring at every turn the Balinese culture embedded in its DNA.

Fairmont Jakarta

The Fairmont Jakarta’s debut added considerable panache to the Indonesian capital. The slick hotel clearly caters to business travelers with its direct subterranean connection to the prominent Senayan Office Towers, which allows busy executives to bypass the city’s notorious traffic jams, and a full 3,500 square meters of function space.

The Mulia

Though there’s no shortage of over-the-top indulgent hotels in Bali these days, The Mulia stands out from the pack thanks to a series of thoughtful, inventive touches.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Given the quantity and caliber of hotels in Nusa Dua, resorts in the region face some stiff competition. Fortunately, the stylish Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort delivers in spades, with 415 rooms (including 39 suites and 17 villas) overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Anantara Uluwatu Resort

With its dramatic setting atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers an impressive refuge from which to take in the sights of Bali.

COMO Shambhala Estate

If you want to feel like a VIP, the COMO Shambhala with its sprawling lush grounds suspended over the Ayung River, is the perfect place to indulge.

The Bulgari Resort Bali

Nestled between the cliff and the ocean at more than 150 meters above sea level, the 59-villa property offers views of the Indian Ocean and access to a 1.5 kilometer–long beach via an inclined elevator.

Four Seasons Sayan

Entrances don’t get much more dramatic than this: from the driveway a footbridge suspended 25 meters above a velvet-green gorge connects to an elliptical lotus pond set on the rooftop of the resort and descends into the 180-degree-view lobby.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Perched atop a cliff at the southern tip of Jimbaran Bay, this Four Seasons is, expectedly, luxurious and dramatic.

W Bali – Seminyak

Nestled along the shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale enclave, the beachfront W Bali – Seminyak eschews literalism when it comes to traditional Balinese design.

Ayana Resort & Spa Bali

Beach retreats are aplenty in Bali, but what sets Ayana Resort & Spa apart from the crowd is its secluded clifftop location and majestic surrounds on Jimbaran Bay.

InterContinental Bali Resort

Ideal for families or couples looking for a getaway, InterContinental Bali Resort is surrounded by 14 hectares of lush tropical foliage interspersed with authentic Indonesian-style stone statues.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

The rooftop pool of the Kempinski Jakarta, complete with surrounding botanical garden, may be one of the best reprieves from the city’s busy streets.

The St. Regis Bali Resort

Nestled on the pristine beach in the stunning enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers unparalleled access to a world of exquisite living.