A Tropical Island with its promise of stunning scenery, gentle ocean breezes and the tumble of waves on a beautiful sandy beach, is something many of us are drawn to as the ideal place to go for a holiday. Living on a tropical island does not dampen the enthusiasm and there is always another island to see. It is all part of the never-ending desire to search out ever more special places, to learn about their culture, sample their food and appreciate their natural beauty.
In this edition, we present some ideas of places that are well worth a visit, places not only in Indonesia but also in other interesting corner of Asia. We look at spectacular resorts such as such as the Palace Club in Nusa Dua, Amanjiwo, Kupu Kupu Resort at Koh Phangan, The Pavilion Himalayas and the newly renovated Padma Resort Legian. We have a very interesting article that you can find in the Journey section by Jose, one of our contributors, who travelled from Singapore to Bangkok on the luxurious E&O Express.
Restaurants and cafes continue to flourish in Bali and present ever higher standards in the quality and creativity of what they offer. Not only are their menus and drink selections developed to be more innovative but the decor and ambience of the venues themselves are becoming more captivating. We present you with some exciting new places to try.
Bali is home to a thriving spa industry and, with its cultured and sensitive people, can boast some of the world’s finest wellbeing centres. We look at Vietura, Arkipela Spa & Wellness, The Spa at Padma Resort Legian and the Qi Shiseido Spa.
In our Next Destination and Five Best sections, we have put together some ideas that may just stimulate your imagination for planning your next trip. Finally, I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you, stay inspired!
publisher’s note: From Y Desk
Table of Content
Glance: Michelin star chef, francess rovira canudas, showcases authentic catalan cuisine at the intercontinental Bali resort
New appointed culinary director of w Bali - Seminyak
The 5th anniversary of the sheraton Bali Kuta resort kicked off with A 7-course degustation didder
Como hotels and resorts opens a new oceanside resort in Bali, como uma canggu
Next stay: Fabulous revamped rooms
Living like royalty, at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali
Tranquil stay at Villa Shambala
A Serene Haven in Natural Setting at Maya Abud Resort & Spa
Private Indulgence in the Heart of Seminyak at the Baganding Villa
A Lavish Captivating Hideaway at the damai
A Cultural Introduction to Yogyakarta
Beachfront Haven at kupu kupu phangan beach villas & spa by l'occitane
A Divine Resort with a Spectacular Backdrop the Pavilion Himalayas
Five best: 5 Our selection best Island Destinations
Journey: An extraordinary train journey
Next island: Amazing Island Hopping Adventure
Heritage & Street Food
Next destination: Breathtaking Mountains & the Cradle of Spirituality Realising a Dream
A Stay at the Residence of HRH Prince Chula Chakrabongse Bangkok
Spice: A Breathtaking Experience on The Cliffs of Uluwatu
Authentic French Cafe
Dry Aging & Industrial Chic
Bali’s first Meat Boutique
The Myriad of Tastes of Indonesia
The Very Essence of Excellent Thai Food
Food for the Soul
Unwind: Relaxing the Mind & Calming the Soul
The Ultimate in Rejuvenating Beauty Packages
A refined indulgence