Hotels in Bali
Booking a hotel in Bali offers an enchanting escape to a tropical paradise, where lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and serene beaches come together to create an unforgettable holiday experience. Nestled in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is renowned for its captivating beauty and spiritual ambiance.
Choosing Bali for your holiday destination ensures access to some of the world's most picturesque beaches, including the famous Kuta Beach, where golden sands meet the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The island's diverse coastal offerings, from the surfing haven of Uluwatu to the tranquil shores of Nusa Dua, cater to a variety of beachgoers.
Beyond the beaches, Bali's cultural richness is evident in its ancient temples, traditional dance performances, and vibrant ceremonies. Explore the iconic Tanah Lot, perched on a sea rock, or immerse yourself in the arts and crafts of Ubud's cultural hub.
Bali's lush interior, characterized by terraced rice fields and volcanic landscapes, provides a serene backdrop for relaxation and exploration. Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces or trek up Mount Batur for breathtaking views of sunrise over the caldera.
Booking a hotel in Bali not only ensures comfortable accommodation but also opens the door to an island where the warmth of the Balinese people, the spirituality in every corner, and the natural beauty converge to create a truly magical and rejuvenating holiday experience.
Popular hotels in Bali
Indonesia, Bali, Nusa Dua-Tanjung Benoa
Mercure Kuta Bali
Indonesia, Bali, Kuta/ Legian
Pramana Watu Kurung Resort Ubud
Indonesia, Bali, Ubud
ASTON Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center
Indonesia, Bali, Denpasar
ibis Styles Bali Denpasar
Indonesia, Bali, Denpasar
Legian Village Hotel
Indonesia, Bali, Kuta/ Legian
Ramada by Wyndham Bali Sunset Road Kuta
Indonesia, Bali, Kuta
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The spiritual heart of Southeast Asia, Cambodia is full of mystery and adventure. This breathtaking country has an alluring charm that seduces everyone who visits. From its incredible temple complexes to its vibrant cities, Cambodia’s culture, landscapes and flavours will invigorate your senses. The captivating natural beauty of areas like Luang Prabang and Tonle contrast with the well-preserved ancient monuments.
But it’s not just for backpackers and gap year travellers. Cambodia is also a luxury travel destination, with all the deluxe features in its hotels that you’d find in any Caribbean or Mediterranean resort.
Things to do
A landscape filled with temples, shrines and historic buildings, Cambodia is full of fascinating cultural and religious sites. The Khmer belief led to structures like the iconic Angkor Wat. Dating back thousands of years, you’ll find this ancient masterpiece hidden in the jungle surrounded by a 190-metre wide moat. Famed for its spectacular sunrises, set your alarm early and get ready for a truly unforgettable experience.
And then, at the splendid Royal Palace, you’ll find the ancient Khmer style of building blended with modern influences.
Its natural wonders are just as beautiful, whether you’re admiring its jungles, mountains, forests, lowlands, rivers or beaches. The dominant feature of the landscape is the huge Tonle Sap or Great Lake in the centre of the country. It’s part of the mighty Mekong River which crosses Cambodia.
The lakes and rivers flood during the monsoon season and transform the landscape into a world of water. While touring is possible year-round, water levels can affect which parts of the country you can visit. The best time to go is between July and December, when the waters are at a good level. While the stunning temples of Angkor are the obvious draw for most, Cambodia has much more worth exploring. The Battambang Bat Caves and Bamboo Train are a great choice if you’re looking for something different. There are also tropical beaches edged with curved palms that are perfect for sunbathing.
Whatever you hope to find on your holiday to Cambodia, you won’t be disappointed.
Sri Lanka is located close to the equator, so temperatures are pretty consistent all year round. It’s easy to spend all day on its palm-fringed beaches. But if you want to experience what else this island country has to offer, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with World Heritage Sites, tea trails, safaris and temples, all at your fingertips.
Things to do
Asia holidays are a bucket-list destination for many, and Sri Lanka should be on that list. Whether you head here to see its jaw-dropping landscapes or immerse yourself in its diverse culture. Its virgin beaches stretch for miles and are perfect for anyone seeking seclusion. But don’t forget to look out for its stilt fishermen - a real highlight on any Sri Lanka holiday.
If you’ve come here to see the wildlife, you’ll be happy to learn that five of the world’s turtle species can be spotted in the surrounding waters. Over in Yala National Park, you’ll come across Asian leopards and elephants. Head here from March to October for the best chance of seeing them.
After a day of animal-spotting, it’s worth delving into the country’s cultural heritage. Home to eight UNESCO-listed sites, dedicate some time to visiting its must-see landmarks including Ancient City of Sigiriya, whose giant megalithic rock will instantly demand your attention. Dambulla Cave Temple should also top your list of things to do with carvings dating back to the 1st century B.C.E.
Holidays to Mauritius are luxurious, with plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun, snorkel through coral reefs, and enjoy the local cuisine, a fusion of Chinese, French, Indian and Creole influences. Add to that the bustling markets of Port Louis, the volcanic peaks of Trou aux Cerfs, and the virgin rainforests of Black River Gorges, and you’ll feel like you're stepping into another world.
Mauritius is also a gold mine for history buffs. Amidst the mountainous scenery and swaying sugar cane fields, there is a fascinating culture with tremendous diversity to be found on an Indian Ocean holiday. Wander through the pastel-coloured Hindu temples in Ganga Talao and the colonial townhouses in Rue du Vieux Conseil. And when you’re not soaking up the sights of the island, you can indulge in some of the most luxurious spas and golf courses in the world.
Things To Do
Mauritius is foremost a beach destination, but there’s so much more to this island than meets the eye. If you can pull yourself away from its delicate white sands and cobalt blue waters, you’ll discover mountainous trails and hidden waterfalls. So if you want balmy sunshine, pristine beaches and the chance to see some of the rarest fauna and flora on the planet, Mauritius holidays are for you.
Shopping in Port Louis
A holiday to Mauritius would not be complete without a shopping trip to the duty-free capital, Port Louis. Colourful parasols line Le Caudan walkway from above, shading the cobbled streets below. Here, you can pick up diamonds, cashmere and designer clothing for a third of the price back home. A mix of modern architecture and heritage buildings, you’ll find everything from artisanal markets to high street brand names. Debit cards are widely accepted, but if you want to take home some craft stall treasures, be sure to order your travel money before you go.
A Glittering Nightlife
Though the island is small, the nightlife in Mauritius is anything but! You’ve got lively beach clubs, swanky wine bars and glittering casinos. Head to the elegant 55 Lounge Club for late-night DJ sets and sophisticated cocktails. While Banana Beach Club is perfect if you're looking for laid-back island vibes. It has become a hub for locals and tourists, recognised for the Flamboyant tree that towers Grand Bay.
Discover the History & Culture
Mauritius has a relatively recent history, remaining uninhabited until the 16th century. Arab sailors and the Portuguese first discovered the island before colonisation by the Dutch, French and British. It has since gained independence in 1968, with African, European, Indian and Chinese influences shaping the vibrant food, various beliefs and colourful festivals. A focal point of the community today is The Mauritius Turf Club, a famous racetrack built in 1812 to ease relationships between the French and English settlers. Major racing events are still held here regularly, drawing in crowds of 20,000.
Plenty of Family Fun
If you’re looking for things to do in Mauritius with the family, we recommend a trip to Grand Baie. The shoreline is calm, making it the perfect spot for paddling with your little ones. Besides building sandcastles in the sun, you can also hop on a catamaran to watch dolphins swim along the Western Coast. One of our favourite attractions on this side of Mauritius is the glass-bottom boat trips, a big hit with families.
Snorkelling & Watersports
Mauritius holidays are a paradise for snorkelling and watersport enthusiasts. The island is encircled by one of the largest unbroken barrier reefs in the world, creating shallow lagoons on par with the Maldives. Swim out on the bays at Balaclava and Calodyne to spot tiger fish and blue snapper. If you’re more experienced, head out to the deeper ocean for your chance to see dolphins and turtles. Indian Ocean holidays are renowned for watersports, too, from windsurfing and parasailing to waterskiing and paddleboarding.
Mauritius is a UNESCO site, home to some of the most endangered plant life on the planet. Plan a trip to Black River Gorges National Park, and you’ll get the chance to see rare and protected species of plants and birds, including the Pink Pigeon and Mauritius Kestrel. Another spectacular site is La Vanille Nature Park Mauritius. You can explore tropical rainforests, meet a 100-year-old giant tortoise and marvel at one of the largest private insect and butterfly collections in the world.