5 ideas for an Indonesia multi-centre holiday

If you love a holiday that’s full of variety, there is no better place than Indonesia. You can combine partying in Seminyak's lively beach clubs with temple-hopping in spiritual Ubud, explore Lombok's volcanic landscapes and pink-sand beaches or live out a castaway fantasy on the bohemian Gili Islands. We've got all the ingredients to tailor an unforgettable multi-centre – handpicked hotels, first-hand insight and exclusive experiences to make your holiday even more special. Here are a few suggested itineraries – view our latest Bali offers here.

Best for lively vibes: Singapore and Seminyak

A twin-centre holiday that includes a stay in one of Asia's kingpin cities and a beach break in Indonesia is a popular choice. We recommend Singapore for your first stop, renowned for its space-age architecture, excellent street food and shopping. At Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, you can end your urban adventures on a refreshing note with an icy G&T in the craft gin bar or a dip in one of the two rooftop pools.

Following a short flight to Bali, head to Seminyak, where you'll find see-and-be-seen beach clubs and bronzed surfers riding the waves. A stay at The Elysian offers the best of both worlds; a dreamy private pool villa tucked amid greenery for restful moments, yet just a short stroll away from the resort’s trendy restaurants and bars.

Best for private pool villas: Ubud & Tanjung Benoa

One of Bali’s fortes is the pinch-me pool villas, which are the epitome of indoor/outdoor living and often come at a fraction of the cost of other exotic holiday hotspots. So whether you’re looking for space to stretch out with family and friends or a beautiful bolthole for two, our experts will match you to the right resort.

Experience two of our favourites on this twin-centre villa escape. Start at The Samaya Ubud, a riverside oasis in Ubud with just 19 contemporary villas, all decked out in earthy tones with butler service, a generous-sized garden and a huge lap pool.

the samaya ubud

For your grand finale, this could be a case of saving the best for last. The Royal Santrian, Luxury Beach Villas sidles up against the caramel shores of Tanjung Benoa and is exclusive to Kuoni guests in the UK. The whopping 300m2 villas have all the five-star luxury touches you’d expect from a ‘royal’ resort, with a private pool, gazebo, day bed and a spa-inspired bathroom. If you need some persuasion to leave your sanctuary, the aromas of Japanese cuisine from the Allspice restaurant might draw you out or shake things up in the Martini Bar, which has over 100 martini recipes on the menu.

royal santrian

Best for the wow factor: Uluwatu & Ubud

If you want to experience Bali as you've seen it on Instagram, pair up two of the island's most iconic resorts. Start at Alila Villas Uluwatu, an architectural gem perched on the edge of the Uluwatu cliffs, home to gravity-defying cabanas and an infinity pool that looks straight out of a magazine photo shoot. The villas are equally as stunning, each with a private pool, butler service and an ocean view cabana calling out for sunset cocktails. As well as incredible dining – think lobster brunches and upscale Indonesian fare – there's a focus on wellness, with aerial yoga sessions and nurturing treatments in the lemongrass-scented spa.

alila villas uluwatu

Next, swap ocean vistas for valley views with a few nights at Viceroy Bali. This world-class haven tops the wish list of many visitors to Bali, thanks to its breathtaking suites and villas clinging to the edge of a forest-cloaked ravine. Although entirely different from Alila Villas Uluwatu's modern style, the traditional design is equally as impressive, with towering, thatched cone roofs and infinity-edged pools overlooking the jungle. Book a table in the 1920s-inspired fine dining restaurant, where you can taste your way through a seven-course degustation menu paired with signature wines.

viceroy bali

Best for seclusion: Lovina, Gili Meno & Lombok

This island-hopping itinerary takes you to a trio of peaceful hideouts in more off-the-beaten-track corners. Begin on the black-sand beaches of Lovina on the north coast, known for its laidback vibe, colourful reefs and the pods of dolphins that frolic off the shore. Tucked between mountains and the sea, The Lovina Bali is a great spot to unwind and you’ll receive a complimentary room upgrade on arrival as a Kuoni guest.

the lovina bali

We’ll then whisk you to the pocket paradise of Gili Meno, the smallest of the Gili Islands. We’ve picked out the delightfully rustic Mahamaya, an eco-friendly bolthole with just 18 beach-chic rooms. Spend your days’ snorkelling in search of turtles before cooling off with a cocktail at the beachfront tiki bar – we love the coconut daiquiris, best enjoyed during happy hour at sundown.


For the last leg, hop over to Lombok. Check into Sudamala Resort Senggigi, Lombok which has views over Bali’s volcanoes and a spa where you can unspool with a signature seashell massage. We can take you on a Lombok Beach Hopping trip to see Lombok’s unique beaches, including pretty Pink Beach and a secret sand island that only appears at low tide.

sudamala suites

Best for spa seekers: Tembok & Sanur

Away from the party scene, there’s a more tranquil side to Bali. Find serenity in the soul-stirring temples, gaze at captivating scenery (seeing the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur is a golden moment) or zen out with spa treatments and daily yoga in a restful retreat. At Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali, the philosophy is all about wellbeing, so much so that a daily 50-minute spa treatment is included in your stay. Don’t miss a night of stargazing on the floating platform in the pool, taking in the dark sky views while listening to a meditation soundtrack.

spa village resort tembok

Next, travel south to The Pavilions Bali in sleepy Sanur, where you’ll receive a warm welcome with a reviving massage, footbath and a fruit basket in your villa. Start your day with an energising yoga class, then sip health-boosting juices by the pool or hop on the shuttle to the golden sand beach. Just make sure to set aside plenty of spa time – learn how to prepare an all-natural Aloe Vera facial or go all out with the Royal Lular treatment– a blissful two-hour ritual once reserved for Japanese princesses (and will only set you back around £48).


We can create your perfect Indonesia itinerary, so call us or visit us in store to chat about island hopping, spa retreats and cultural experiences.

This feature was updated on 8th January 2024. The information within this feature is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of print. Feature by Heather Flanagan.

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