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“Life, religion and art all converge in Bali. They have no word in their language for ‘artist’ or ‘art.’ Everyone is an artist,” Anais Nin once wrote about Bali. Rich with cultural traditions—music, dance, craftsmen, art, temples—it is no surprise a vibrant community of artists and designers have also taken up residence here. Add gorgeous mountain landscapes, crystal clear waterfalls and lakes and and world-class resorts with a focus on wellness and you are truly in another world here. Eat, pray, love, repeat.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Romantics | Soul Searchers | Ultimate Indulgers
  • When to go
    March-May | June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1 Week

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    One Week: Essential Bali

    Though Bali’s incredible resorts make it tempting to just stay put, there’s lots to discover on this culturally rich island, and Indagare can plan a customized itinerary that includes time for both relaxing and special-access exploring. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Days 1-2: Ubud

      Arguably Bali’s most charming city, Ubud also remains the central hunting ground for the island’s best handicrafts. The countryside around Ubud is home to pretty, local farms set amid rice paddies—for a taste of the setting, hike Campuhan Ridge in the early morning. Another early-morning hike option is to the top of the still-active Batur Volcano to see the sunrise over the surrounding landscape and lake. After your hike, explore the temple of Pura Ulun Danu, once housed within the huge crater but relocated after the 1917 eruption.

    • Exterior - Weddings at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

      Days 3-5: Uluwatu

      With some of Bali’s most spectacular beaches, Uluwatu is also home to the excellent surf breaks and Indagare can book expeditions through our preferred surf school. Alternately, a day at Finn’s Beach Club starts with sunbeds and watersports and ends with bonfires and sunset cocktails come evening. The 11th-century temple of Uluwatu perches over the edge of cliffs with the emerald blue ocean sitting beyond. A day trip to one of the islands off the coast, such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Ceningan, is a must for snorkeling and diving aficionados.

    • Lounge at Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

      Days 6-8: Sumba Island

      As the only resort on the entirely undeveloped island of Sumba, Nihi sits on 560 acres of unspoiled natural land, including 1.5 miles of gorgeous and wild private beach. Originally built as a collection of rustic bungalows for surfers lured by its globally coveted, exclusive wave break, the property has since transformed into a luxurious, villa-style resort that doesn’t sacrifice its deep connection to—and protection of—the local community.

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special perks, including upgrades, early check-in, spa credits, and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

Indagare's Sasha Feldman
“Spirituality and religion are the lifeblood of Bali. We see it in the Balinese’s daily offerings of flowers and sweets and in the religious ceremonies and festivals, which remain commonplace on the island. Escaping to Bali allows for reflection, adventure and immersion in a society built on love and harmony.”
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