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The luxe traveller's guide to Bali

The luxe traveller's guide to Bali

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How to do Bali when you’re not on a budget

Bali is typically a budgeter's holiday; an easy yet tropical place for us Aussies to visit for a week or two without having to give your credit card too much of a workout. It's a textbook getaway: stay in a nice hotel, stop in at Potato Head for a Kookaburra or five, then cruise Jalan Petitenget in a sarong to pick up a token Bintang tee. But if you're keen to put a bit of coin into it, you can take your standard Balinese holiday and give it a bit of la-la-luxury. Think epic clifftop villas, adventure experiences and fine dining; here's how to do Bali when you're not on a budget. (Read on to find out how you can win a luxury Balinese escape with The Bali Bible).

Stay:

1.       'The View' at The Edge

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Hello luxury! 'The View' is the largest and most extravagant villa at The Edge. The accommodation consists of five king sized bedrooms that overlook the Indian Ocean, two stone private pools and even a private cinema - among various living spaces and private outdoor tropical garden and deck. Get a group of friends together and stay here - you won't want to leave.

mesahotelsandresorts.com

2.       The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

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Perched on a secluded rooftop, The Unagasan feels like a private oasis. The five bedroom villas feature multiple private swimming pools with unparalleled ocean views.  You also have complimentary VIP access to Sundays Beach Club from the villa - so that's your Sunday-sesh taken care of.

theungasan.com

3.       Villa Latitude

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With an entire floor-to-ceiling, two story glass wall facing the ocean you will never miss one of Bali's famous sunsets. Villa Latitude boasts six luxury rooms and an infinity pool that extends the length of the property and blends seamlessly into the horizon. Just imagine all the Instagram's that can be taken here, the possibilities are endless.   

latitudebali.com

Do:

1.       Air Bali helicopter flight

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Take to the skies and see Bali's iconic coastlines like you've never seen them before. Avid surfers can find hidden surfing spots and sight seers can indulge in breathtaking views of some of Bali's most iconic and treasured experiences.

airbali.com

2.       Four Elements Adventure Tour

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Take the day to do something a little different. Four Elements Adventure offers bespoke tours of Bali led by Aussie Locky Gilbert. Activities to choose from include canoeing, tree-top tenting, scuba diving and volcano summit camping. The experience is guaranteed to change the way you see Indonesia.

fourelementsadventure.com

Eat and Drink:

1.        Oneeighty

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Sip on a cold one from a clifftop pool suspended 500ft over the Indian Ocean. Relax on the cliff-side VIP deck, terrace, sand lounge or at a table at the enclosed bar; take your pick, all overlook the most breathtaking waterfront panorama imaginable.

oneeightybali.com

2.       Merah Putih

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Indonesian cuisine at its finest; Merah Putih is known for its creative twist on traditional dishes, experimenting with spices and flavours from across the archipelago. Groups can book one of three private pods to make the dining experience that little bit more special.

merahputihbali.com

WIN: 

If you like the sound of ALL of this, and the idea of getting it handed to you on a plate with not one cent coming out of your own pocket, then boy have you picked the right article to read today. The Bali Bible have launched the most epic holiday giveaway featuring all of the above (valued at $70,000 AUD!). To enter the competition, users simply have to create and share their own dream trip on The Bali Bible platform. The competition is open for entries until March 30, 2017. For full details on prizes (3 x in total) and to enter visit the Bali Bible website

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