Hotels and Accommodation
It is quite common for visitors to find it an almost impossible task to choose the destination that perfectly suits their desires and requirements. Should you opt for the shopping opportunities and vibrant nightlife in Kuta or maybe go for the extraordinarily scenic rice terraces and greenery in Ubud? What is it that draws tourists to the sandy beaches of Sanur? Why would you choose to stay in Nusa Dua and what haven’t you discovered in Jimbaran? Allow us to guide you through the wide range of luxurious accommodation possibilities below.

The coastal strip to the south of Bali is called Sanur and is about thirty minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Its sandy beaches feature traditional fishing boats and the odd fisherman can be caught scouting about in the turquoise waters. Being one of the first resort areas developed in Bali, Sanur still maintains a traditional Bali feel and time-honored local customs. The town of Sanur offers a much quieter side to the island. Well-known Tandjung Sari boasts a natural reef that provides calm waters, making it a safe environment for families with children. We at BAM Tours recommend, amongst others, the luxurious Segara Village, and Mercure Sanur Resort for a memorable stay on the island.

Kuta and Seminyak
Kuta and Seminyak attract a cosmopolitan mix of travelers and are home to hundreds of expats involved in commerce. Trendy boutiques of an international standard are abundant and the wide variety of dining facilities is dazzling. The bustling towns are dream destinations for food aficionados and clubbers as both Kuta and Seminyak feature an eclectic diversity of bars, clubs, local and international restaurants. Although the towns are treasured for their exciting nightlife, many deluxe resorts are hidden on narrow roads from the main areas towards the quiescent village life. Our recommendations are Discovery Kartika Plaza, Grand Inna Kuta, The Oberoi, The Legian, Rama Beach, Ramayana Resort, and others.

Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua, some ten kilometres from Ngurah Rai International Airport, is not likely to be part of what travelers imagine when thinking of the legendary island of Bali. The purpose-built site of four to five star beachfront hotels and resorts with private stretches of sandy coast by far embodies a luxurious world of its own. Opulence and grandeur are all around here. The Laguna, Grand Hyatt, The Westin, Melia Beach and Nusa Dua Beach are just a handful of lavish resorts to choose from.

The mystical town of Ubud, in the central foothills of the island, is synonymous with artistry and breathtaking beauty. The town’s greatly sought after scenery of lime green rice paddies and cascading ravines, along with historic sites and century-old temples, is as popular as ever. Well-loved for its gorgeous bicycle routes, exciting trekking courses and white water rafting, Ubud is unlike any other Bali destination. Accommodation styles range from basic low budget to the most sumptuous in luxury. The township of painters is known to have been visited by movie legends, rock stars and international royalty. Some of our suggestions for an unforgettable Bali experience are Alila Ubud, Tjampuhan, Alam Jiwa and Maya Ubud.

The crescent-shaped Jimbaran Bay is known as the seafood capital of Indonesia with hundreds of charming seafood restaurants positioned right on the beach. Here also, there is a choice in standard. From local eateries to first rate restaurants, the overall experience is the same: savouring delectable fish and seafood while being humbled by dramatic sunsets and views over the Bali Strait. The sound of waves crashing on the sand and fishermen being witnessed hauling in their catch of the day leaves no one uninspired. Jimbaran is yet again a Balinese town wonderfully different from any other. The renowned Bali Intercontinental Resort and Four Seasons, along with the tranquil Puri Bali Jimbaran and Jamahal Private Resort & Spa are perfect to suit all your accommodation needs.

Tanah Lot
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali is undoubtedly Tanah Lot – ‘land to the south’ – located on the picturesque west coast of the island. The dramatic yet uncomplicatedly constructed temple Pura Tanah Lot is one of the main temples of worship. It is built on a small outcrop which is only accessible during low tide. When surrounded by water, the rock takes on the appearance of a ship at sea, wrestling with crashing waves, trying desperately to get to shore. The poisonous snakes inhabiting the cave are believed to be the temple’s revered guardians. They contribute to Tanah Lot’s reputation of being a death defying site. It is recommended to visit the stunning area around sunset, when the fiery red sky frames the majestic temple. Le Meridien understands luxury accommodation as it should be.

Tanjung Benoa
Popular for its golden beaches and water sport facilities, Tanjung Benoa offers more than excitement and quiescent exile. Memorable resorts such as Novotel Bali Benoa and The Conrad pamper visitors with opulent luxury and absolute serenity.

Located in Bali’s northwest, Pemuteran outlines the northern border of Bali Barat National Park. Portrayed by an unscathed and adventurous character, the area is still unaffected by the vigorous tourism development of the south. The colourful underwater world of the Bali Sea and its striking views are well-loved by snorkelers, fishermen, parasailers and divers alike. Nearby Menjangan Island is known to be one of the best diving sites in Bali. In short, Pemuteran is synonymous with unlimited fun and thrills, along with beautifully appointed retreats such as Mimpi Resort and Taman Sari Cottages.

Lovina’s beach scene is somewhat different from others on the island. The beaches are of volcanic black sand and clean waters that seem black due to the dark sand base. There is good snorkeling and local fishermen offer to take travellers for a sunrise trip to sea to behold the dolphins off shore. When moving inland there are the area’s volcanic hot springs. Not far from there, visitors find the only Buddhist monastery in the whole of Bali. Puri Bagus Lovina is one of a handful four star resorts in Lovina.

Lake Tamblingan sits on the northern side of Mount Batukaru, one of the largest volcanoes in Bali. Munduk lies on a steep road that turns past Lake Tamblingan – towards Mayong – and connects with the north-south road to Seririt. Munduk is a lovely quiet prevalent as a point from which to explore the area. BAM Tours’ recommended resorts are Lumbung Bali Cottages and Puri Lumbung.

Belayu Village is a traditional village in Bali where you can witness how Balinese people live their everyday life. Century-old activities such as wood and stone carving can be observed, along with the soothing scenery of rice fields and terraces during strolls on foot or by bicycle around the village. Puri Belayu Temple, with its beautiful traditional Balinese architecture, used to be a king’s palace. It has been transformed into a stunning place of worship. Other thrills are the morning markets, colourful ceremonies and monkey forest. BAM Tours proudly introduces Villa Taman di Belayu and Puri Taman Sari as excellent accommodation options.

East Bali, home to some of the most spectacular scenery on the island, falls under the protective eye of majestic Mount Agung – Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano which last erupted in 1963. This area of dissimilarities houses much less inhabitants than southern Bali does and takes pride in its virgin white sandy beaches and rugged slopes. The region’s clear blue waters and stunning coral reefs have gratified many a traveller for years and are surely to do so for many more to come. Located 85 kilometres from the Ngurah Rai International Airport lays stunning Candidasa. Opulent resorts Puri Bagus Candidasa, Alila Manggis and Rama Beach are excellent bases for exploring. Cultural treasures such as Pura Besakih – Bali’s Mother Temple – and Tenganan Village – one of the very few Bali Aga aboriginal communities – are a ‘must see’ on your discovery journey to the Island of the Gods. The Coral View Resorts in diving paradise Amed, near Tulamben, are as idyllically located as they are beautiful.