Posted on 01 May 2016
As winter sets in, sunny climes are calling us and there is only one place the BU team are dreaming of right now; Bali.
White sand beaches, lush rain forest, exciting cuisine and colourful culture, Bali simply has everything you could want from a holiday with a difference. A few resorts have especially caught our eye and have us ready to up and leave on our own Eat Pray Love adventure. First up is the amazing Hanging Gardens hotel which is situated in Ubud's tropical forest. Each villa at the 5* resort has a picturesque thatched roof and is decorated in a luxurious simplicity with Balinese accents. The estate's fertile gardens produce chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut and lemongrass, which are used in the hotels gourmet recipes and spa products. The highlight though, has to be the infinity pools that ripple out over the cascading rainforest below. This is what dreams are made of.
Ready to blow city life away and trade it for peace and quiet? The Purist Villas & Spa Hotel, also in Ubud, is a little haven of meditative calm. Soaring bamboo stalks and leafy jungle surroundings envelope the serene villas which blend indoor and outdoor living. Ubud is Bali's artistic and spiritual homeland, so The Purist Villas & Spa Hotel aim to reconnect their guests with these key facets, offering premium spa therapies and Yoga sessions.
If you want to be surrounded in the natural beauty of Bali but inhabit somewhere with a little more modernity, head to fashionable Seminyak, where you'll discover the Luna2 hotel and studio. Founder & Designer Melanie Hall’s Luna2 ethos “Respects the past, welcomes the future and likes to have fun in the process!” Stay in a true art statement while enjoying every mod-con you can imagine.