The Pavilions Romance Destinations - Phuket and Bali

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You'll Love Bali

Bali has cast its spell over visitors since the beginning of time. There is much to discover in Bali, from its spectacular landscapes to its rich culture. Take some time together to explore this fascinating island.


Life is a constant celebration here. The majority of the Balinese are Hindu and they frequently celebrate ceremonies or temple festivals. Our own village, Sanur, holds its festival in August – and there are festivals around Bali all year. Sanur is one of the oldest fishing villages in Bali and is a perfect place for those seeking a relaxed getaway.


We have created tours with a Private Butler for a glorious day out. Let us know what you would love to do, and we’ll tailor it for you … with a picnic or restaurant stop if you wish.


Here are some of our favourite things to do in Bali. Whatever you choose, ask our Concierge at the Bale to arrange it for you. Better still, plan with us in advance or your arrival!



Sanur's main shopping street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan has a relaxed atmosphere This comfortably shaded street, lined by numerous cafes, is a perfect place to shop all day!


Drop into the art galleries for contemporary and traditional artworks. Don’t miss the Museum Le Mayeur. The house is an interesting example of Balinese-style architecture. Le Mayer's early works are Impressionist-style paintings from his global travels. Paintings from his early period on Bali are romantic depictions of Balinese daily life and beautiful Balinese women - often Ni Polok, his wife..


You can also find a Pasar Seni or Art Market displaying lovely woodcarvings and other equally fantastic handicrafts.



  • Uluwatu temple, a temple built on the cliff of Indian Ocean where a spectacular Balinese Kecak dance performs daily during sunset.
  • Batu Karu temple and stop over at Jatiluwih village, a mountain village which is located on the slopes of mount Batukaru and is famous with magnificent rice fields.
  • Tanah Lot temple, a Hindu temple set on the huge rock just offshore and surrounding by sea water, which is located on the coast of West Bali.  A nice location to watch sunsets.
  • Taman Ayun, a royal temple located in Mengwi Village, approximately 18 km from north side of Denpasar city. This temple is surrounded by big fish ponds and beautiful landscaped gardens. Pura Taman Ayun means “temple of the beautiful garden” It was built by I Gusti Agung Anom, the founder of the Mengwi Kingdom.
  • Visit Bedugul village which is located in the northern part of Bali Island. It is famous for its beautiful and charming temple, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, built in 1663 by the king of Mengwi as the mother temple of the Subak system on the island. The other interesting place to visit is the Botanical Garden.


One of the most favorite tourist destinations in Bal, where the beautiful lake and active volcano of mount Batur are located. Continue your trip by visiting Tampaksiring, one of the major centres in Bali during the era of kingdoms, where you may call in at the coffee plantation.



The village of Ubud is a treasure trove of arts and crafts, dance and music. It is surrounded by scenic rice fields, small villages, rivers, a palace, and shops.  If you have an interest in anything from batik to life drawing, you’ll also find courses to join in Ubud.


Studio Perak

Try creating your own fine jewellery

JI. Hanoman, Ubud, 0361 780 1879


Rudana Fine Art Gallery

The Rudana Gallery supports living artists throughout Indonesia and particularly those of Bali. It continues to exhibit and promote paintings in Indonesia, classic, traditional, and modern. The Gallery's collection includes the works of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Affandi, Supono, Antonio Blanco, and more.


Sari Api studio

DIY ceramics and woodworking

Jl Dewa Sita, Ubud, 0361 971 056



Neka and Puri Lukisan


Sukawati is the famous art market in the island which is located in Gianyar regency. Here, you’ll find many kinds of fascinating art & craft products. Sukawati is close to the village of Celuk, the centre of gold and silversmith.



Sanur/Nusa Dua

If you love watersports, we can arrange a great day of fun and discovery, starting out from these nearby beaches.


Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran beach has yellow sand and the waves are not too big for swimmers. This beach still has a sleepy fishing village feel and there is a fishmarket and beach cafes.


Bali Treetop

Bali Treetop adventure park is a protected environment where you can get up close to the Balinese jungle – and play Tarzan and Jane! Open everyday in Bali Botanical Gardens, Bedugul.

Bedugul Botanical Gardens, Candikuning, 0361 852 0680



Bali is an undeveloped underwater paradise waiting to be explored. Near The Pavilions, you can dive at Nusa Dua / Sanur. Here, soft coral and colourful fish can be seen in 3-20 metre deep water. The slow current makes it ideal for every level of diver. Other main diving locations in Bali are: Amed, Nusa Penida, Nuse Lembongan, Padangbai and Gili Tapekong.



Bali is a good place for surfing with its warm water and relatively uncrowded breaks. There are 4 main surfing regions in Bali, West Bali (Medewi, Balian), South Bali (Canggu, Gado Gado, Padma, the Bukit (Bingin, Balangan, , Nusa Dua, Sri Lanka) East Bali (Ketewel, Keramas,Nusa Lembongan (Playgrounds, Shipwrecks, Lacerations).


Balieye Hot Air Balloon

Drift across the lush landscapes in a balloon. Pure romance!

Open from 10:00 to 22:00, next to The Pasifika Art Museum, Nusa Dua, T. 0361 770101


Nirvana Bali Golf

Described by its designer, Greg Norman, as one of the world’s best, this course is both beautiful and challenging. A spectacular and lush setting with wonderful views of the Tanah lot sanctuary.

Jl Raya Tanah lot, Tabanan, Call for bookings, 0361 815 970


KuDeTa Restaurant and Bar

Bali’s coolest place for a leisurely brunch, or sunset drinks on loungers overlooking the sea. Their Eggs Benedict are a favourite breakfast for those in the know and there are Balinese and Western selections for dinner. Located at the end of Jl. Oberoi next to the Pura Temple.



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