Bali named the world’s best holiday destination

Bali has been officially named the world’s best tourist destination for 2017 by TripAdvisor, trumping London which won the honour last year. It’s no great surprise to Australian tourists, who have been voting with their feet for a long time. Every week more than 16,000 Aussies make the pilgrimage to the Indonesian island paradise.

What makes Bali so special?

It’s difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps with the authentic and vibrant culture that has to be experienced firsthand to be properly appreciated. From the temples and religious ceremonies through to the music and artwork, Bali has an amazing fusion of cultures that come together in a unique and lively blend.

Then there is the nightlife, which is among the best in the world. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful night out with your partner or you want to party until dawn with your friends, you’ll have no difficulty finding the perfect venue to suit your tastes. The incredibly broad range of bands and DJs means you will never get bored with Bali’s nightlife, no matter how long you stay.

The spectacular beaches are another major factor in Bali’s elevation to the top of the world’s list of must-see destinations. There are five major beach districts that should be visited, but there are plenty of smaller beaches off the beaten track that can be explored.

Underlying all of this is the relaxed atmosphere of the entire island, with perpetually smiling locals who welcome every new visitor with open arms. After your visit you are guaranteed to leave feeling fully relaxed and refreshed, with a smile just as wide as theirs.

Where is the best place to stay in Bali?

That’s not an easy question to answer, but obviously we have a strong opinion. Mayaloka Villas in Seminyak, a beach resort area at the southern end of Bali, offers private villas surrounded by natural green landscape. It has everything you need to make your Bali experience truly memorable. The villas have traditional elements, such as the thatched roofs and hardwood floors that are perfectly accentuated by modern features, including private swimming pools and complimentary wireless internet. To find out more, and to begin planning your journey to the world’s best tourist destination, visit