Jun 24 • 20M

Indonesia Confidential: A dispatch from the land of a thousand hotels

In this episode: Checking out Canggu and Bali's famous luxury hotels (Recorded 6/24/23 in Canggu, Indonesia)

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Christopher Elliott
Aren Elliott
Iden Elliott
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They call Bali the land of a thousand temples, but it is really the land of a thousand hotels. And this week, we checked out a few of them.

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Here’s this week’s question: Have you ever done something on vacation that you regretted? As you’ll hear in this week’s podcast, we took surfing lessons in Canggu at high noon and we ended up getting knocked over by monster waves and then burned to a crisp. We’re such tourists!

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Here’s Aren checking out the Viceroy Bali in Ubud, one of the impressive luxury hotels we had a chance to tour this week. As Aren mentions in the podcast, the Viceroy had a theme with its architecture that really drew you in. It made you feel as if you had arrived in Bali.

Iden’s favorite hotel of the week was the Bulgari Resort Bali. It is built on a steep hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. This is the most expensive hotel in Southeast Asia — and perhaps the most beautiful.

And then there’s Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak. This is the ultimate Bali beach hotel. It is also the only five-star property in the Indigo portfolio. This property comes with its own surf instructors.

We highly recommend the avocado coffee. Don’t ask, just order one.

Don’t forget this week’s question: Have you ever done something on vacation that you regretted? We love getting your comments.

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