We’re coming into Bali’s peak season – a time when the humidity drops and the skies clear. Whether you want to Eat, Pray, Love, get away with the whole family or escape with your partner, the islands of Lombok and Bali are generally near perfect from June to September.
Hotel Tugu is an Indonesian group of hotels which believe in being individual. Rather than designer chichi, each hotel is chockablock with character in the form of local artifacts, relics, pieces or art, colours and even architecture. On Lombok, for example, the hotel is made up of open air pavilions with traditional palm tree thatched roofs, Hindu statues and vibrant colours that reflect the local culture and beliefs. Quirky Balinese design at its finest.
A real hidden gem, Lombok is just a 20 minute flight from Bali but it’s got almost an entirely different vibe. Largely undeveloped and with peaceful, white sand beaches and a rustic feel, the outside world has crept in by way of golf courses and good hotels, though the island still retains a chilled out backpacker vibe.
Meanwhile Hotel Tugu Bali, which is located on Canggu beach, is home to one of the largest original art collections in Southeast Asia. Inspired by the design of traditional Balinese villages, accommodation is in thatched-roof buildings boasting private plunge pools or oversized sunken bathtubs and a separate spa area. For a taste of the real Indonesia and its numerous charms, and to really understand the magic of these islands, there’s just no better place to stay.
This year, Hotel Tugu Bali is hosting a “Return to the Magic of Bali: Eat, Pray, Love – Tugu Style” package which includes five nights’ stay in a Dedari or Rejang suite; daily breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner; airport transfers; yoga, art, culinary and spiritual experiences and so much more. If one is good, then two is even better. Both Hotel Tugu Bali and Lombok are offering a “Revisit the Heritage: Bali and Lombok” experience which includes four nights in each hotel, local excursions, dinners, spa treatments and classes for two costing USD 3,483. We know where we’ll be heading this summer!
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