Indonesia

Banyan Tree Resort Bintan Leaves Me Speechless

It is not often we reach a 5-Star Resort where words fail me, but I must admit Banyan Tree Resort on Bintan Island, Indonesia has left me speechless. So after I give you a few facts about this lovely resort, I am going to let the ‘pictures tell a thousand words’ and let our photos […]

Stunning Family Pool At Angsana Bintan Resort

This morning we sadly left our resort behind on Batam Island and headed by taxi to a rather remote local ferry terminal on the far side of the island. Not speaking Indonesian and looking very ‘touristy’, we found all eyes were on us as we paddled through muddy puddles with our new Samsonite luggage. We buy […]

Top 10 Family Resorts in Batam and Bintan Indonesia

We’ve spent the last week in Batam and Bintan Islands Indonesia, and had a great time staying and visiting at quite a few properties. If you are heading to Batam or Bintan Indonesia, then check out our top ten list of hotels and resorts for your next family vacation. There are many recreational hotels and […]

Relaxing Resort Life – Batam Island Indonesia

Here we are – this is our 3rd time in Indonesia this year.  Most Australians never venture past Bali Island, but we are on another ‘B’ island, Batam – which is just off the Singaporean coastline. Our last two nights have been at Harris Hotel Batam Centre where we have been quite busy – decking […]

Batam Island Indonesia – Bargain Shoppers Paradise

We’ve just spent 4 glorious nights in Singapore when upon riding the Tiger Sky Tower on Sentosa Island on our first day there, we spied in the distance an Indonesian Island named Batam.   Knowing how great Indonesia is for bargain shopping, we decided we wanted to go and stay over there for a couple of […]

Bali Indonesia – Perfect For Family Travel

School holidays seem to roll around so fast, and before you know it you have the kids at home all day long, bored silly, and begging you for some fun and excitement. So if you are looking for a great family friendly location, then I’d like to suggest Bali, Indonesia. (Personally, I think I’ve probably on […]

Experience Traditional Balinese Charm at Kori Ubud

Ubud was once ‘just’ a tiny mountainside town in Bali, Indonesia.  Nestled in lush green forests with a deep river ravine etched between the rolling hills and rice paddies, Ubud has now become a haven for tourists visiting Bali. Many travellers visit seeking peace, and serenity, and of course the traditional charm of the Balinese […]

Best Restaurant & Eating Out In Ubud

Eating out involves a lot more than just getting a bite to eat. It isn’t just about the food.  It isn’t just about the location. And it sure isn’t just about the price. So we went hunting, and we found what we believe to be the all round best restaurant in Ubud. Here is why. […]

DaLa Spa Ubud. Float Away In A Flower Bath

Pinch me. Am I awake? Walking into 5 star DaLa Spa is like walking in your own living dream. You are awake. You have to pinch yourself that it is real. Or is it? I wander through the tropical lush gardens of Alaya Ubud Resort, and from the first step inside, DaLa Spa exudes opulence. Where in the world am […]

Flying In A Helicopter Over A Volcano Crater

Staying at the Elephant Safari Park Lodge has been incredible.  We’ve just spent the last hour talking with the owners of the Elephant Sanctuary, and during this conversation, Nigel Mason invited us to join his wife Yanie in there recently acquired luxury helicopter with their reasonably new company – Bali Adventure Sky Tours to fly over […]

Sleeping With The Elephants In Bali

I’m relaxing by the pool at the 5 star resort we stayed at in Sanur, reading a glossy Luxury Travel Magazine. It is only now I read and learn about a unique Safari Lodge out from Ubud, and right here in Bali. Having done several Safari Lodges in Africa, I thought that experiencing one in Asia […]

Relax Overlooking the Rice Fields At Alaya Ubud

Think of Ubud in Bali, and you can think of either of two things. The hustle and bustle of a once hippy town; now turned into a central bustling hub of modern earthy stores; fabulous restaurants; authentic Balinese culture; with hip and trendy hangouts. Or … You can think of the Ubud surrounding area. Where yoga […]