Bali: Luxuriate!

Tee off at an 18-hole golf course. (Photo: Andrew Brownbill / Lonely Planet Images)
Pamper yourself rotten when you're in Bali; our Insider gives you all the posh tips to ensure you get the royal treatment.
Keep your holiday free of stress by leaving the details to your personal concierge or butler from The Bali Concierge. They are available 24-hours a day to handle your requests of booking tours, restaurant reservations, and shopping.
Choose your own spa package treatments and massages, and enjoy them in the comfort of your room. BaliVIP Mobile Spa will bring their therapists, equipment and spa products to your vacation home, villa or hotel so you receive royal treatment.
Skip the car trip and arrive in style at your hotel or villa with a helicopter ride from the airport. Air Bali also offers aerial tours of Bali in its choppers and light aircrafts.

Camel rides

Head to Nusa Dua Beach where Bali Camel Safaris offers one-hour camel rides with lunch or dinner.


There are several world class greens on the island, the most well-known of which is the 18-hole Bali Golf & Country Club on Nusa Dua beach, followed closely by the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole Nirwana Bali Golf Club in Kediri. The newest addition that is keeping Bali on the map of competitive golfing is the 18-hole New Kuta Golf atop a limestone cliff in Jimbaran.
Ku De Ta is Bali's most stylish restaurant and bar. This is where the most-talked about private functions and theme parties are held by the rich tourists, Indonesian elite and expats who love the high life. Although sans strict dress code, most diners dress for the evening while the party crowd always dons the latest looks.

Fine dining

Fancy having Sunday Brunch with an hour of complimentary cocktails and two hours of free flow wines and beer? Head to Boneka Restaurant where sumptuous offerings of lobster egg omelette, seared duck foie gras, Carvery and Valrhona choclate fountain are some of the reasons that have previous diners raving about the brunch even months after eating here.

If you weren't informed beforehand, you'd never expect that the well-presented, delectable Continental dishes presented at Cascades Restaurant were prepared by a local chef rather than an internationally renowned Michelin winner. The wine list is excellent, and if you're so inclined there's also a great selection of cigars. Check out the views, which overlook the scenic Petanu Valley.

An early start for dinner at Il Ristorante offers an expansive view of the horizon over the South China Sea. Staff service is impeccable, and you'll feel like you are the only diners present from the time you arrive until you leave fully satiated (even if the 36-seat restaurant is fully booked out). The menu changes often, so come back for more.

Wine tasting

Five-star restaurants and hotels on the island proudly offer on their wine lists labels from Cellardoor and Indico Wines. Wine tastings of the locally produced wines and tours of the vineyards or wineries in the northeast region of Singaraja can be arranged on request.

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Hi, a family holiday consisting of three families children from 4 years to 17 (one child allergic to peanuts) plus grandparents are travelling to Bali to celebrate a 70th birthday. Families are staying in Nusa Dua and arriving in April 2009. we are looking for ideas to celebrate her 70th. if anyone has some ideas we would appreciate input for this and things to do and see with the children. look forward to hearing the suggestions.