The stunning island of Bali, Indonesia has always had a reputation for being somewhat of a dream destination. Travelers add this volcanic island to the top of their bucket-lists (sometimes without even knowing where on the planet it exists) & continue to return year after year in the hopes to explore yet another small piece of this paradise!
While the largely populated city of Kuta suffers from a number of typical "big city" problems, there are still many smaller locations on the rise that travelers can visit for stunning scenery, less crowds & much more culture.
Located 2.5 hours North of Kuta, the city of Amed is known for its low-key atmosphere & fantastic diving & snorkeling. New to the scene & only recently on the radar of most adventure travelers, Amed is the perfect base for exploring Bali's Northern tip or simply relaxing & enjoying some of the island's most stunning jungle scenery.
Our Luxury Recommendation: As Amed becomes more & more popular among honeymooners, more luxury boutique hotels have been developed in the area. Our TL Travel favorite is The Griya Villas & Spa made up of private luxury villas perched in the Balinese hillside. Arrive in paradise & enjoy views like no other!
KERAMAS VILLAGE, BALI
If you are looking for relaxed luxury & great surf in Bali then look no further because the break at Keramas Beach is a favorite among locals & foreigners alike. This beautiful black sand coastline stretches from Klungkung to Padang Galak, but can be best appreciated by travelers from the comfort of Komune Resort & Beach Club Bali.
Our Luxury Recommendation: Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, this beachfront resort on Bali's East Coast is perfect for both sun & surf. Enjoy modern comforts from Wi-Fi & wet bars to a beach-side bar & outdoor cinema. Surfboards are available for rent on-site & you will still be only a quick drive (less than 1 hour) from the busy streets & nightlife of Kuta.
Make the trip 3 hours straight North of Kuta & you won't be disappointed in what you find at Lovina Beach. Lovina Beach is a laid back stretch of sandy coastline just to the West of the city of Singaraja, Bali. Though Bali is known much more for its adventure & surf breaks than its beaches & coastlines, this Northern gem is a welcomed change from the busy streets of the South.
Our Luxury Recommendation: Hidden in the Balinese hills & overlooking Bali's North coast you will find The Damai Luxury Villas. If you are on the search for a unique luxury vacation, here is where you will find it. Only 3 hours North from Kuta & Denpasar you will find yourself in the perfect position to explore some of the island's most iconic attractions. If relaxation is more your pace then you can simply lounge poolside with an amazing view & tropical breeze.
At TL Travel, we know that pre-made packages aren't for everyone & that is why we specialize in custom travel experiences. To us, the entire world feels like home & we are excited to share with you our favorite destinations, hotels, excursions, restaurants & more. Please use the TL Travel website as inspiration for your next getaway & be sure to CONTACT US when you are ready to travel.
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