Australia's Luxury Travel and Style Magazine has named Bali one of the world's best international islands in their prestigious 2007 Gold List.
The Gold List, which was released in Luxury Travel and Style Magazine's 2007 Summer issue, is Australia's premier luxury travel award. What's more, a number of Bali hotels and resorts also featured in the Gold List in various international categories. The Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, ranked 2nd in the "Best Overseas Resort" category, as well as 9th in the "Best Overseas Spa" category.
The Four Seasons was also rated among the top 10 hotels in the international Travel and Leisure Magazine's 2006 annual survey, the same survey that named Bali as "World's Best Island" for five consecutive years, from 2001 to 2006.
Other Bali properties that were featured in the awards include the Ritz Carton Bali Resort and Spa, The Amankila, Club Med Bali, Conrad Bali Resort & Spa and the Laguna Resort & Spa- which were all in the top 30 for "Best Overseas Resort." Bali's Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort was also featured in the top 15 for "Best Overseas Golf Resort."
Commenting on the awards, Garuda Indonesia's Regional Manager, South West Pacific, Suranto Yitnopawiro, said: "The value and diversity of Bali have consistently been identified in surveys as factors contributing to the awards, including natural attractions, activities, sights, restaurants,food, people and value for money."
"Value is even better for Australians, because Australians are so geographically close to Bali - and we have a huge currency bonus too. Bali offers a standard of luxury that Australians could only dream about for the same price here and in many other areas of the world. Even the top-end accommodation is still very affordable compared to global market standards," explained Suranto.
The Gold List is one of Australia's most comprehensive travel surveys, with thousands of clients of Virtuoso – the most exclusive collection of elite luxury travel agents in the world- participating in the survey.
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