Beautiful Bali is deservedly famous for luxurious tropical vacations. The naturally stunning island features gorgeous beaches, steeply terraced rice fields, several volcanic peaks complete with crater lakes, and incredibly lush vegetation. Added to that is Bali’s unique, all-encompassing religious life, culture and arts that include superb temples, intricately-carved stone and wood statues, world-renowned paintings, exquisite architecture, fabrics and jewelry.
Throughout the island there are hundreds of luxury resorts, ranging in size from petite private boutique hotels on up to massive international-chain resorts. Set at glistening beaches, in rice fields, along river gorges and in charming towns, visitors have a huge selection of choices.
Bali’s most unique luxury resorts are those started and developed by wealthy upper-class Indonesian families and accomplished Balinese artists. They include some of Bali’s very first resorts from the 1920s and 1960s. Historically, they’ve been patronized by celebrities and artists and actively support Bali’s traditional culture and arts via cultural trusts.
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