For each of the past 18 years the sophisticated and well-traveled readers of Cond้ Nast Traveler have cast their votes naming the best travel experience, the best hotels, best resort, and best airlines. The November 2005 edition of the magazine is now on the streets listing the winners from among the 28,000 votes cast by the publication's nearly 300,000 readers.
As in the past, Bali fared very well in the final tally of where smart people choose to travel and stay.
The Best of The Best
When voters were asked to name the best 100 travel experiences anywhere in the world, the tiny island of Bali managed to net 6 winning slots among the top 50.
#4 Best Travel Experience - [ Amankila Resort Hotel Manggis, Bali ]
#14 Best Travel Experience - [Amandari Resort Hotel Ubud, Bali]
#17 Best Travel Experience - [Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bali]
#19 Best Travel Experience - [Ritz Carlton Bali Resort & Spa]
#31 Best Travel Experience - [Sheraton Laguna Resort, Nusa Dua]
#50 Best Travel Experience - [Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Ubud]
Best Asia-Indian Ocean Island Destination
Both Bali and its near neighbor, Lombok, ranked among the top 7 island destinations in Asia and the Indian Ocean:
#1 Phuket, Thailand
#2 Bali, Indonesia
#5 Langkawi, Malaysia
#7 Lombok, Indonesia
Top Hotels in Asia
The discerning Reader's Choice Voters named two Bali properties among the best 10 hotels in Asia, with The Peninsula Hong Kong grabbing the number one spot:
#2 - [ Amankila Resort Hotel Manggis, Bali ]
#6 - [Amandari Resort Hotel Ubud, Bali]
Top Resorts in Asia
Bali can rightly claim it is home to Asia's finest resorts, having 6 resorts named among the top 20 properties and dominating four of the top five positions:
#1 - [Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bali]
#2 - [Ritz Carlton Bali Resort & Spa]
#4 - [Sheraton Laguna Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali]
#5 - [Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Ubud, Bali]
#12 - [InterContinental Resort, Bali]
#13 - [Grand Hyatt , Bali]
Were also proud to report that the carrier that connects Bali to the World was named the World's #1 Best International Route Airline: [Singapore Airlines]
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