A wealth of thrilling experiences await visitors to enchanting Indonesia. Marvel at majestic, towering volcanoes, walk though lush, verdant rainforests and dive and snorkel idyllic reefs. Visit ancient temples and monuments and witness local village celebrations. From the buzz of its vibrant cities to the peace and tranquillity of its traditional rice fields, Indonesia is a land of wonder.
WHAT MAKES THIS COUNTRY A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT
DISCOVER OUR PROPERTIES IN INDONESIA
For Lifestyle Retreats, Indonesia is home. It’s where we began and where we still operate the majority of our properties, all on the magical, romantic Indonesian island of Bali. Choose from the beach-resort chic of The Balé, the luxe private villas of The Santai, the cool pools of the health-conscious The Samata, the wild, natural beauty of The Menjangan and the downtown buzz of IZE Seminyak.
- The Balé, Nusa Dua – Bali
- The Menjangan, West Bali National Park
- IZE, Seminyak – Bali
- The Santai, Umalas – Bali
- The Samata, Sanur – Bali
- IZE, Canggu – Bali (2023)
- The Balé, Ubud – Bali (2025)
- Villa Kimaya, Berawa – Bali
- Villa Candani, Ketewel – Bali
- Amenara Estate, Berawa – Bali (2023)
- Balinese Cooking Class
Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia
- National Park Picnic Ride
Buleleng, Bali – Indonesia
- Crystal Healing
Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia
- Bali Blessings
Gianyar, Bali – Indonesia
- Village Farming Tour
Tabanan, Bali – Indonesia
Welcome to the Island of the Gods, a tropical paradise full of ancient traditions and natural wonders.
Bali is a jewel in the Indonesian archipelago. It is a magical island of myths and legends, and a place of great spiritual energy. From bird-watching at dawn and strolling through an emerald-green rice field to attending one of Bali’s many temple ceremonies and sipping cocktails in your private pool at sunset, the Island of the Gods will thrill, relax and inspire you.
Explore the beautiful Menjangan Island or try out the most popular street foods at Sindhu Night Market, there is no shortage of things to do in Bali.
- Nusa Dua
Discover what makes Bali a beloved destination by many.
Babi Guling (Suckling Pig)Suckling Pig or Babi Guling is one of the most famous cultural dishes is Bali. This delicacy is usually served during formal gatherings and special occasions, originally made as a ceremonial offering to the Gods, served whole to represent abundance. The pork is stuffed with base genep (a mix paste of Balinese spices) placed on a pit, and slow-roasted on an open fire until the skin turns amber-colored and crispy while the meat should remain juicy. The base genep gives the dish an earthy flavour that is popular with locals and visitors.
CANANG SARICanang Sari is a form of offering that represents a symbol of an unending gratitude and honor to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (God), and to create a balance between all. As it is a sacred tradition, during the prayer procession and placing canang sari, the person in charge will need to wear a sarong and sash to show respect to the Gods. Canang sari usually contains various flowers with its own meanings that are placed in a specific way, snacks, coffee, cigarettes, and others.
Kecak DanceKecak Dance is one of Bali’s most prominent cultural showcases, and said to originate from an ancient ritual known as Sanghyang. First appearance of the dance can be traced by to 1930’s, when a Balinese dancer Wayan Limbak worked together with a German artist Walter Spies. Kecak dance is usually performed by more than a dozen dancers, with chorus of men continuously chanting during the performance instead of the traditional orchestra of “gamelan”.
GAMELANGamelan is a term that describes the traditional musical ensemble in Bali and Java. It is an essential part of Balinese religious ceremony, as they believe that it’s one of the ways to show gratitude. It also forms an integral part of the daily life of the community, you can find it during the birth of a child, weddings, funerals, entertainment, and more. In general, gamelan is an important aspect of Bali, whether for religious reason, or to entertain visitors and locals alike.
UBUD FOOD FESTIVALFriday, 30 June - Sunday, 02 July 2023
Ubud Food Festival is a three-day cross-cultural culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. Showcasing Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs and extraordinary local produce have been at the heart of every UFF. Each year, the Festival welcomes audiences and chefs from near and far to learn about Indonesia through its cuisine.
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVALWednesday, 18 October - Sunday, 22 October 2023
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is an annual literary event held in Bali, Indonesia. It brings together writers, thinkers, and artists from around the world for a week of readings, workshops, and discussions. The festival aims to promote cultural exchange and celebrate the power of storytelling. It also supports local writers and publishers through its Emerging Writers Program.