Celebrating Balinese New Year

February 26, 2013

For those who would like their Bali vacation to include an education in Balinese culture and a day devoted to their own spiritual growth, Nyepi is a great time to visit. The Balinese devote a full 24 hours on Nyepi or “Day of Silence” to meditation and prayer. Everything closes (even the airport), and people […]

Yoga in Ubud

February 13, 2013

Bali is a dynamic spiritual center, host to a number of retreat centers, holistic wellness education programs, and a thriving yoga community. If you are looking for healthy, spiritually centered things to do in Bali, you can’t go wrong with a yoga class or two, or even yoga teacher training certification. There are so many […]

Raw Food in Bali

January 30, 2013

For those who prefer to eat raw foods, Bali is truly paradise. While the kitchen of our Bali luxury villa has everything you need to prepare your own raw foods, Ubud also has an extensive selection of restaurants and cooking schools that focus specifically on raw and vegetarian cuisine. If you want raw food to […]

Eating like the Balinese

January 17, 2013

It is not hard to eat well in Bali, but finding traditional Balinese food might be harder than you think.  Going out to dinner is not part of Balinese culture, so every day food, which consists mostly of rice, vegetables, a small amount of fish or meat, and condiments, is almost always cooked at home. […]

Things to Do in Bali: Hari Raya Saraswati

June 23, 2012

We previously mentioned that no matter what time of year your Bali vacation takes place, you will likely be able to enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of some sort of celebration. While April and October are generally the busiest times for Bali holidays, there are festivals and ceremonies all year round, and this past […]

Things to do in Bali: Ubud’s Visual Arts Scene

June 6, 2012

Bali provides inspiration to countless visual artists, both native and those who have visited and fallen irrevocably in love with the tropical scenery and the mystical serenity of the island. You need look no farther than the walls of our Bali villa to enjoy the work of some of Bali’s best-known visual artists. However, if […]

Things to Do in Bali: Visit the Elephant Cave

May 23, 2012

Just 6 kilometers from our Bali villa, Goa Gajah or the “Elephant Cave” is one of Bali’s most historically significant and mysterious sites. Not much is known about this site, but a mix of Hindu and Buddhist representations make for a unique visit among things to do in Bali. Built around the 11th century, it […]

Things to Do in Bali – Visit a Temple or Three

May 12, 2012

One of our favorite things to do in Bali is visit the local temples. The village temple acts as the center of everyday religious activities for the village inhabitants. Other temples are reserved for festivals and special ceremonies. Time your visit with one of Bali’s many holidays or on a temple’s anniversary, called an odalan, […]

BaliSpirit Festival – The Best of Bali’s Artistic and Spiritual Culture

April 24, 2012

The BaliSpirit Festival took place this month in Ubud, attracting top yogis, spiritual leaders, and performers to commune with thousands of visitors on our tiny island for five days. The festival’s goal is to inspire positive change within individuals and communities. Drawing inspiration from Bali’s thriving spiritual and artistic culture, the BaliSpirit festival hosted yoga […]

Bali Honeymoon Bliss: Spa Treatments to Soothe Your Senses

April 20, 2012

After the madness of wedding planning and figuring out where to stay in Bali for your honeymoon, nothing feels better than giving in to a pair of warm hands and relaxing at a local spa. Some spas near Villa di Abing take full-service to a whole new level, arranging for transportation to and from your […]