Bali’s top secluded beaches

(CNN) — Bali is an island in flux — especially in the south. It’s a maelstrom of construction: villas, roads, jetties, reclamation. A magnet for tourists for generations, the island welcomed over five million international visitors in 2017.
So you’d expect pretty much every beach along the coast to have been colonized by sunbeds and invaded by travel groups long ago.
Mercifully, that’s not the case. But secluded beaches on this island in Indonesia generally don’t stay hidden for long. It’s not uncommon to turn up at a formerly entirely secluded beach and find a new access road, a ticket desk, several warungs (restaurants), three determined village ladies peddling sarongs and a van load or four of organized tourists.
For the connoisseur of secluded beaches, the place to start is the Bukit peninsula, the egg-shaped bulge that protrudes from the bottom of Bali as though the island has just finished laying it.
Sculpted, towering limestone cliffs create myriad little bays, with sand in hues from gold to creamy white. Challenging descents — sometimes involving hundreds of rock-cut steps — promote seclusion every bit as dramatically as they tone the quadriceps.

Learn the art of perfume making in Bali

The striking fragrance from the ylang ylang makes me feel good. “This flower smells of vacation, holiday and the sun,” smiles perfumer Nora Gasparini. I am at her L’Atelier perfume workshop in Bali, smelling exotic flowers. The champaka, vetiver, and a benzoin… “Jasmine is considered the king, while rose is the queen. Champaka, available in Southeast Asia (the ones available in India are more fragrant) has creamy, green notes and it is used to make some of the perfumes for men,” Gasparini explains.

Inspired by the island

Gasparini, who is from Martinique, a French island, fell in love with Bali when she moved here 10 years ago. She now runs the L’Atelier perfume studio. “I studied perfumery in Paris. Bali is my inspiration. I go to farmers all over Indonesia to discover new raw materials and try and use them in perfumes.” Gasparini says as she enjoys sharing her experiences and listening to the stories of others, she is also an Airbnb host.

The next 30 minutes are spent smelling essential oils, spices, and flowers. Gasparini hands me a white perfume testing strip dabbed in patchouli oil. It is uplifting. “Patchouli grows in Malaysia, and the plant has more than 200 aromatic molecules (normal plants have just about 10 or 15!). About 30% of all perfumes use patchouli,” she says.

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30 incredible hotel pools in Bali

From striking infinity pools that hang over cliff edges, to scintillating private dipping wells, here’s our round-up of some of the best hotel pools in Bali.

Chapung Se Bali, Ubud

Boasting a leafy location high up in the hills just a 10-minute drive from Ubud, a comprehensive spa and a party-led social scene, Chapung Se Bali sounds as good as it’s pool looks. The pool is situated by the Jungle Fish pool bar; head here for tunes, fusion food and a good laze in the water as you gaze over the jungle canopy.

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Ketut Joe: Get your Bags, this Month we have memories to collect at Pulau Seribu !

The Pulau Seribu located on the Island called Nusa Penida.
What a breathtaking view it is!!!
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Ketut Joe: A must visit in Bali

Lempuyang temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali. This temple was built around the 9th century, but many predict that this temple was built in pre-Hindu-Buddhist era. Lempuyang Temple is a temple in Bali where we worship to Lord Iswara, which is one of the nine aspects of Shiwa called Dewata Nawasanga.

Lempuyang Temple is very popular to visit. Now becomes the best Bali day tour to see the majestic Mt. Agung. Even the domestic tourists also dominate the numbers in here. Our driver in Bali will assist you here. This temple has best view of Mount Agung through the white gate of Lempuyang like in the Instagram photos

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Jan Lee : One of my fave cafes in Bali

Still one of my fave cafes in Bali – iced coconut milk latte!
And I bought a pack of their famous natural “jackfruit” coffee beans for a barista friend to make me some filter coffee. To be continued…

@kittytana seeeee im going more for the coconut milk or other non dairy ones for my coffee. 😉💚

– la Seniman Coffee Studio.

Vegan in Bali 🌸