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17 Oct

Ayana Resort Bali

*These excerpts are taken from a travel review written for Gulf Business Magazine After adventurous rice paddy and volcano treks and playing with wild animals in Bali, we sank into the luxurious lap of the Ayana Resort in Jimbaran. The resort is a destination in itself, covering acres of land. It is also a parallel universe where you can rely on your butler to book a massage at the spa while you enjoy raspberry sorbet at a cabana near the saltwater infinity pool. This is a resort with a capital R. The Ayana has 12 swimming pools and 19 places to dine. It's set on 90 hectares of tropical gardens up on a clifftop, so the views are just astounding. This is...
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17 Jun

Viceroy Bali

So now you know. This is exactly what heaven looks like. My entire trip to Bali was inspired by seeing a friend post this exact photo on Facebook and I knew I had to visit. In this case, reality really did exceed expectations. Go now. Do it. The Welcome It was rainy when we arrived, which gave our welcome an otherworldly quality. It felt like we'd landed on the set of a dinosaur movie. Sounds of the jungle were all around us - birds, monkeys, cicadas, rainfall - creating a nature symphony completely opposite to the city sounds I was used to. Within minutes of checking in, I had a string of flowers around my neck, a fruity drink in my hand, and...
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