As soon as you step onto the island, you notice there’s something special about Bali. It’s in the palm trees gently swinging in the breeze and the waves crashing on the shore. It’s in the golden afternoon light as you watch the sunset from the beach and the smiles of friendly locals saying hello.
It’s in ancient temples, flower-petal offerings, lazy afternoons and sparkling ocean views. In Bali, there’s magic in every little moment. Take a trip to the sun-drenched Island of the Gods and you’ll soon discover there’s a little bit of magic waiting for you too.
Slow down the pace in your private villa in Seminyak, a trendy and upscale beach resort destination and the heart of ‘New Bali’. Spend some time exploring cool cafes, stylish restaurants and trendy boutiques at your own pace. As you wander, pause to peruse colourful stores with unique pieces crafted by local artisans. Unearth handcrafted homewares and jewellery, furniture and unique designer clothing at high-end spots like Bali Boat Shed, a piece of island paradise to take home with you.
Enjoy long, lazy lunches accompanied by ice-cold cocktails at spots like Topicola Beach Club, Motel Mexicola, Barbacoa Bali and Ginger Moon. Here, Bali’s chilled out beach vibes meet modern fine dining and you can’t help but feel totally relaxed as you bask in the warmth and sunshine. Wander down to the beach and dive into the sparkling waters surrounding the island paradise. Take a surf lesson or, for those with experience, test out the breaks at Seminyak and Canggu.
In another pocket of Bali Jimbaran Bay awaits a beachfront oasis connecting the mainland with Bukit Peninsula. Home to awe-inspiring sunsets, fresh seafood and a sense of tranquility found on white sand beaches tucked beneath a canopy of coconut palms.
Immerse yourself in Bali’s distinct community feel as you watch local fisherman haul in the day’s catch and barter with buyers. History and tradition are captured in these daily rituals, reflecting the humble roots of a tiny fishing village now home to luxury resorts and fine-dining restaurants.
Explore the sacred grounds of the stunning Uluwatu Temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched atop a steep cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Make the most of endless summer days exploring hidden beaches like Tegal Wangi, enjoying a wide range of water sports and swimming in the calm waters of Jimbaran Beach. Peruse chic boutiques and street stalls adorned with trendy clothes, homewares, art and antique furniture.
Or maybe a day trip to magical Ubud which in many ways is Bali’s cultural heart. It’s in the cool mountains, just an hour’s drive north of the airport. This traditional country town is home to one of Bali’s royal families. You can even visit the majestic palace in the centre of town.
Ubud has also become a world centre for yoga acting as a gathering hub for practitioners and teachers alike. We invite you to begin or expand your yoga practice here in serene Ubud.
Around Ubud, there are the surrounding villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan. These communities specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery in Ubud. You’ll also find some of the best art museums in the country here. Along Ubud’s main street are dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.
From the vibrant, artsy streets of soulful Seminyak and Ubud to the tranquil shores of peaceful Jimbaran Bay, Bali’s magic is all around. Slip into a world of history, culture and tradition as you rest and replenish at beautiful Villa Alchemy nestled in the heart of Seminyak. More than just a holiday, a visit to Bali is a retreat for the soul and a chance to truly reconnect.