Courtesy of Bali Tourism Board

No. 2 Bali, Indonesia

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Lapped by
the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bali is but one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian
archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbors—and even after decades of
tourism development—it stands alone in its lushness and incomparable beauty.
Perhaps that’s the reason it’s been ranked the No. 1 island in Asia every year
since 1998. Why go now? Resorts are making cultural relevance a priority,
promising unique entrée into local art and architecture, cuisine, and
traditional medicine.

World's Best Islands 2011

No. 2 Bali, Indonesia

Lapped by
the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bali is but one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian
archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbors—and even after decades of
tourism development—it stands alone in its lushness and incomparable beauty.
Perhaps that’s the reason it’s been ranked the No. 1 island in Asia every year
since 1998. Why go now? Resorts are making cultural relevance a priority,
promising unique entrée into local art and architecture, cuisine, and
traditional medicine.

Courtesy of Bali Tourism Board

World's Best Islands 2011

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