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Say it Again and Again: Bali's the Best!

Bali as 'The Best Island" and Numerous Bali Hotels Named in 11th Annual World Best Awards from Travel + Leisure Magazine.

(8/19/2006) The August issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine has published its 11th annual ranking of their more than 1 million readers' favorite cities, islands, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies, spas, and car-rental agencies. As in the past, Bali and its retinue of outstanding resort properties reigned prominently in the hearts of the discerning and sophisticated travelers who voted in the poll.

The World's Best Island

For the 5th time in the history of the rankings, Bali was again named the world's favorite island destination.

What can we say? Don't argue with the truth!

Top 100 Hotels Worldwide

More than any other single destination, Bali dominated Travel + Leisure's list of the top 100 hotels in the world, securing 3 of the slots among the top 10 hotels:

• #2 - [Four Seasons Boutique Hotel at Sayan - Ubud]

• #5 - [Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay - Bali]

• #7 - [Ritz Carlton Bali Resort and Spa]

Top 50 Hotels in Asia

These same hotels ranked even higher in the Magazine's listing of the top 50 hotels in Asia, with the Four Seasons in Ubud taking the top spot:

• #1 - [Four Seasons Boutique Hotel at Sayan - Ubud]

• #4 - [Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay - Bali]

• #6 - [Ritz Carlton Bali Resort and Spa]

• #28 - [Grand Hyatt Bali]

Top 15 Hotels at US$250 or Less

When Travel & Leisure readers went looking for affordable luxury, Bali again appears as one of the top 15 hotels in the world priced under US$250 per night.

#12 - [Grand Hyatt Bali]

Top 15 Small Hotels in the World

Already ranked the 2nd best hotel and the world and the best hotel in Asia, the Four Seasons Hotel in Ubud's hills also ranked in the second positions among the best 15 small hotels anywhere.

#2 - [Four Seasons Boutique Hotel at Sayan - Ubud]

The Best International Airlines

Now that Travel + Leisure has lauded so much praise on Bali, you'll be pleased to learn that 6 of the top 10 international airlines named by their readers offer regular service to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport:

• #1 - Singapore Airlines

• #3 - Cathay Pacific

• #5 - Thai International

• #6 - Japan Airlines

• #7 - Malaysian Airlines

• #8 - Qantas