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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

hotels

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas provides an idyllic getaway in off the beaten track luxury. Perched on a limestone cliff in Uluwatu, Alilia Villas has the perfect blend of relaxation and rejuvenation. Lazing around in private villa heaven – think wooden pavilions suspended over the water - guests are spoilt with contemporary designs, spectacular views and private pools. A dedicated butler is always nearby to tickle your feet. Alila is pure bliss.

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 View Map ... Desa Pecatu, Jl. Belimbing Sari, Br. Tambiyak, Desa Ungasan, Uluwatu 80836, Indonesia
Anantara

Looking for a beachfront but boutique hotel on Seminyak beach? Anantara a fabulous option. The rooms are almost double the size of a standard hotel room and in true hedonist style, offer huge jacuzzis on the balconies. The king size day beds adjacent to the beach are perfectly located for ocean gazing, whilst the infinity pool is a mere sashay away. Breakfast is a highlight, combining buffet and freshly made-to-order, and by night, Wild Orchid serves magnificent thai cuisine. There is a funky rooftop terrace bar (SOS - Sunsets on Seminyak) which is the perfect vantage point for Seminyak sunsets. If you have cash to splash, book the Anantara Penthouse suite for the ultimate in luxury and hedonism.

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 View Map ... Jl Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
The Legian

The Legian the ultimate in boutique luxury perfection. Beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and an enticing two tiered swimming pool are eye candy for the guests gazing off balconies of the exclusive Legian suites. For those in the mood for a little more privacy, try The Club (The Legian’s super exclusive hideaway), a cluster of eleven ritzy private villas enclosed in private compounds, complete with individual swimming pools and a dedicated butler and limousine service. With a prime location in the middle of Seminyak beach, sunsets at The Legian poolside lounge are a privilege not to be missed.

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 View Map ... Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
W Retreat & Spa

Trendsetting design, generously modern amenities and cutting edge technology – welcome to the W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak. On a secluded quiet beach front, the W is a stylish playground where chic restaurants, designer boutiques and an uber cool nightlife scene awaits discovery. You can mix and mingle and be part of the scene, or simply enjoy the privacy and luxury of your suite or villa. Inside your retreat drape yourself in your lush robe and enjoy the W signature bed and pillow menu. Need more spoiling? Relax and unwind at the elegant AWAY Spa or request whatever your heart desires from the W staff – it’s part of the “whatever, whenever” concierge service.

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 View Map ... Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, 80361, Indonesia

what we think

This island of the gods is a slice of paradise wrapped in the acqua hue of the Indian Ocean, Bali is the island of the gods. Its sandy beaches and lush rice terraces provide a picturesque backdrop to its luxurious beachside villas and stunning cliffside hotels. Bali has it all - dancing and romancing, bliss and glitz. The locals are truly chamring – just another reason why Bali woos and wows the crowd!