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BaliSavvyThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyBali for Families Bali for FamiliesBali for Families Bali for FamiliesThe Kunja Villas and spaJl Lebak Sari No 8 Kerobokan Bali I T 62 361 733 130 I F 62 361 733 128 I [email protected] I www.thekunja.comThe Kunja Villas & Spa is located in Balis upscale Seminyak area just a few minutes stroll from one of the islands most famous stretches of golden sand beaches and numerous ne dining restaurants and shopping boutiques. The Kunja features 18 fully serviced villas; secluded from the outside world and offers friends, couples and families the comforts of home with all the luxurious amenities and services of a ve star hotel. 10183 Bali Savvy Ad 01.indd 1 9/3/10 9:55 AMBALIS BEST DEALS FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS CARDMEMBERSFOR MORE GREAT DEALS, SEE AMERICAN EXPRESS SELECTSSM OFFERS ON P.78THE KUNJA VILLAS AND SPAComforts of home with the amenities of a fve-star hotel.10% savings on internet rates Complimentary one-hour massage for minimum 3-night stayReturn airport transfer, complimentary drop within lo- cal area, daily breakfast, free use of in-villa internet T. +62 361 733 130 | E. [email protected] BALI, Br. Silayukti, Kerobokan Luxurious villas inspired by traditional indonesian art and decor.40% savings on published rates 20% savings on total food bill one complimentary meal voucher for Plataran Bali Beach Bale, Echo Beach , Canggu T. +62 361 411 388 | E. [email protected] TUgU BALI, Canggu Romantic boutique hotel by the beach.20% savings on published rates 20% savings on total food bill at Bale sutra 10% savings on total food bill at Tugu Dining 10% savings on treatments at Waroeng Djamoe spa T. +62 361 731 701 | E. [email protected] CANDIDASA RESoRT & SPA Beachside resort in East Bali.40% savings on published rates incl. 15 minutes wel- come massage and entitlement to join resort activities15% savings on total food bill at garpu Restaurant T. +62 363 41974 | E. [email protected] Island-Wide Travel, Leisure, Dining & Shopping Offers with American Express.BOUTI QUE HOTELS AND V I L L ASThe Samaya l Seminyak - BaliJl. Laksamana, Seminyak Bali 80361Ph: +62 361 731 149, Fax: +62 361 731 203E-mail: [email protected] Samaya l Ubud - BaliBanjar Baung, Desa Sayan, Ubud 80571,ph: +62 361 973 606, Fax: +62 361 973 610E-mail: [email protected] Kayana l Seminyak - BaliJl. Raya Petitenget Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta UtaraPh: +62 361 847 6628, Fax: +62 361 847 6633E-mail: [email protected] Royal Collection is a unique brand of villa living, featuring three world-class properties: The Kayana, The Samaya Seminyak and The Samaya Ubud. Set within beautiful tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach and the Ayung River, each property combines a unique ambience with a luxurious touch in products and services.With a private plunge pool, spa and full butler service, these private boutique villas offer a secluded sanctuary for our most discerning guests.RESERVATION CENTRE : Ph: (62-21) 270 00 27, Fax: (62-21) 270 0350, E-mail: [email protected] I NG LUX UR Y T O A NE W L E V E L6 | BaliSavvyFRom ThE PuBLishERDear valued american Express Cardmembers,Continuing our longtime commitment to promoting Bali as the best place to visit on holiday*, we are delighted to present Bali Savvy, the offcial american Express guide to Bali. This bimonthly guidebook will pave the way for more information about enticing attractions and exciting activities at Balis main tourist destinations. as a complete guidebook, it undoubtedly has the potential to assist the government in promoting Bali as a major tourist destination for both domestic and international also guides you to many fne hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, and spas that willingly accept your american Express Card. in this edition, we have also handpicked an array of attractive savings and privileges that are available across the island through the american Express selectssm program. so, indulge yourself with the Card whilst you are in Bali and you will fnd memories that are crafted every day! sincerely,PT Bank Danamon indonesia, Tbk.* as voted by 2011 Destinasian Readers Choice awards; also voted one of The Worlds Best islands 2010 by Travel + Leisure magazine. PT Bank Danamon indonesia, Tbk. (Danamon) is a leading private bank in indonesia and, effective sep-tember 1, 2006, has become the sole issuer and acquirer of the american Express Cards in indonesia under an independent operator agreement.KABAR mEDIAPT sentra aktiftas jakarta jl. kemang selatan viii, 67k jakarta 12730, indonesiaEditorjan [email protected]:Pratiwi sasotyajeane seahAdvertising & Promotions:scorpio arie [email protected] Projects:avi [email protected] +6281908285032Welcome to the second edition of Bali Savvy, the offcial american Express guide to one of the worlds favorite islands. Every two months, we aim to bring you fresh information, images, and ideas to inspire you for your next visit, in a compact guide that will be a trusted Bali travel companion on every trip.We look forward to hearing about your experiences, whether as business or leisure travelers, as well as your thoughts on stories youd like to see within Bali Savvy throughout 2011, and the best deals that youve enjoyed while on the road. so do drop us a line, and in the meantime, enjoy Bali!kabarmediacontents+

From family-friendly resorts to jungle camps and cultural outings (p.11)

a selection of galleries in which to explore the regions vibrant creativity (p.72)SAVVY GUIDESlistings by area, from accommodation and activities to food and drink (p.16) This editions American Express SelectsSM Offers (p.78)FRom ThE EDiToRsIMAGES (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) COURTESY OF: KARMA KANDARA, GREEN CAMP, KOMANEKA GALLERY,COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE, MADE WIJAYA.Bali for FamiliesBali Savvy Edition 2, 2011CorbisExperiencing Bali with your family is an opportunity for adventure, exploration, and memorable moments... Bali for FamiliesDelivered directly to the homes of preferred american Express Card-members in the region, Bali savvy is also available at select venues in Bali, to catch the eye of savvy travelers while on the road.BaliSavvyThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvythe Beach issueThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyGreatGetawaysThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvySeminyak InsidersBali has long been an island of inspiration for visitors: from designers to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, and a multitude of others who come here to release their creative energies. Bali Savvy taps into some of that inspiration by showcasing the dynamic and vibrant Bali lifestyle, giving access to the best of whats on offer on this trendsetting island.FOR MORE INFORMATION, E-MAIL BALI SAVVY: [email protected] Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyThe Ultimate Party Guideyour savvy travel companion12 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 13One golden rule of any successful fami-ly vacation is to ensure that the different generations get to spend some quality time apart as well as together. In Bali, there are a multitude of activities and services on offer to ensure that every-one has a holiday to remember.Family-Friendly Hotels Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay ( has a super-vised Kids For All Seasons programme for ages 2 to 12, while the Family Es-cape Itinerary allows you to make the most of your family time by exploring the culture and natural beauty of Bali. The Nikko and I program ensures that junior guests at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa ( are set to get pampered while staying in the resorts recently refurbished, vibrantly colored Family Room or Family Suite, Outdoors, Above: Karma Kandaras Three Monkeys kids club ( organises stimulating activities and excursions for kids aged 2-11, and also encourages teenagers and families to join in.Clockwise, from left: The Bali Bird Park in Gianyar (www. provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species; kids enjoying the Nikko and I program (; exploring the rice fields at the Green Schools Green Camp ( fun of the Jungle Camp awaits, with activities from arts and crafts to wall climbing. Meanwhile, Starwood has created an SPG Kids Pass that allows children aged 12 and younger of Star-wood Preferred Guest members to en-joy a variety of all-inclusive dining op-tions at participating restaurants in the Westin Resort. And at the Hard Rock Hotel, the young ones not only get to stay in rockin kids suites but also have exclusive parent-free access to the Tabu venue (for more information see p. 27 of this issue, or visit online).oUtside aCtiVitiesThe Bali Bird Park ( has the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa and South America. The adjacent Rimba Reptile 14 | BaliSavvyDandelion (pictured, has bright, smart collec-tions for boys and girls with plenty of mix-and-match items, and has stores in both Seminyak and Ubud.Also worth checking out: Indigo Kids ( Kids A Go Go ( Girl ( To The Moon ( The Elephant Safari Park ( is a 25-room safari-style lodge which offers guests the o