Odyssey Premier Elite Invites you to Enjoy the Exotic and Tropical Paradise in Bali!
Bali has to be one of the most naturally beautiful and exotic destinations. Bali’s mystic charms are timeless, but now the island’s resorts are making cultural relevance a priority, promising unique entrée into local art and architecture, cuisine, and traditional medicine.
[USPRwire, Thu Mar 30 2017] On a small, secluded island in Indonesia, Bali has to be one of the most naturally beautiful and exotic destinations. Bali’s mystic charms are timeless, but now the island’s resorts are making cultural relevance a priority, promising unique entrée into local art and architecture, cuisine, and traditional medicine. The trend of conveying “Bali-ness” arguably started at Amandari, which opened in 1989 and still has some of the island’s best cultural programs. The highlight is the cooking class: it begins with a trip to a nearby market and culminates in a seven-course feast overlooking the Ayung River Gorge. Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, in Ubud, can spend the day with local farmers, learning about the island’s ingenious subak irrigation system. On the southwestern coast, set between green rice fields and a black-sand beach, is Alila Villas Soori. Its proximity to Tanah Lot Temple—Bali’s most dramatic religious site, poised on a rocky headland that becomes an island at high tide—means guests can get there before the crowds. The three resorts run by the Komaneka group—whose owners also founded Ubud’s Neka Art Museum—showcase eclectic contemporary Balinese art; the latest and most lavish, Komaneka at Bisma, is a veritable gallery unto itself.
Later, travel to Bali's best-known dive area, Pulau Menjangan, which is good for divers and snorkelers, and is located in the Taman National Bali Barat park. Expect tropical fish, corals, clear water and underwater cliffs. Then, going higher, perched in Bali's central mountains, Ubud's focus remains on Balinese culture in all its forms. The Agung Rai Museum of Art is a gallery and cultural centre where you can take courses in batik (wax-resist dyeing) and Balinese history. After that, for out-of-the-way beaches, head to Bingin. The scenery here is superb, with cliffs dropping down to a row of houses and the foaming edge of the sea. The surf can be savage, but the white sands are calm and the roaring breakers mesmerizing.
When you eventually get hungry, Few locals making the trek up the hill pass the open-air Nasi Ayam Kedewatan without stopping. The star is the superlative sate lilit (minced chicken satay with lemongrass). It's all about pork at muchloved open-front stall, Warung Dobiel in the south's Nusa Dua. Pork satay, pork soup and beans with shredded pork are favourites. The sautéed jackfruit will make you a convert; the green sambal (chilli-based sauce) is redolent with spices. At night, hundreds of candles twinkle around outdoor tables at The Living Room. The décor combines Balinese thatching and colonial posh, and the menu fuses French classics with Asian flair. Arguably Bali's finest restaurant, Blossom has high-end décor and a creatively global menu. Try the lobster mango-shiro miso with mandarin salt.
With so many mouth-watering options to choose from, and so many nature activities to choose from, call Odyssey Premier Elite to begin booking all of the adventures that await you!