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Bali Accommodations

Komaneka Suites
The pool at the Komaneka Suites near Ubud

As befits an island where tourism is the main - practically the only - business, Bali has hundreds of luxury hotels, resorts and private villas. Every major destination has its share of POSH places to stay, so the first thing you need to decide is which part of Bali you want to stay in. For each of the major areas listed at left, you'll find some suggestions for the best places to stay.

Villa Rentals

As one of the world's leading vacation destinations, there are a lot of options on Bali for accommodations outside of the standard hotels. Bali boasts a wide selection of vacation homes - "villas" in vacation-speak - for rent. Most of these have three or more bedrooms and are usually offered on a weekly rather than nightly basis. They are quite attractive for large family vacations or small self-organized groups.

Villa Getaways
Bills itself as "the premier villa rental agency in South East Asia and Australasia." Offers an extensive list of vacation homes for rent on Bali, and promises "local representatives to assist clients during their villa rental. We can also arrange everything from chefs to car hire, nanny services to helicopter transfers. All you have to do is arrive and relax on your Villa Getaway."

Travel Insurance
World Nomads travel insurance is designed for adventurous travelers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and activities such as skiing and snowboarding.