The long-awaited “Best of the Best” global ranking of various parts of international travel has been published by Tripadvisor. Also known as “The Travelers’ Choice Awards,” it ranks travel providers based on feedback for “real travelers” who visit the Tripadvisor.com website.
The award ranking survey has been in operation since 2002. It is derived from “millions of reviews and opinions” from global travelers covering service, quality, and customer satisfaction for hotels, accommodation providers, destinations, attractions, restaurants, and travel experiences.
Final rankings are based on proprietary algorithms. The quality, quantity, and recency of reviews and opinions over 12 months from the estimated 463 million annual unique visitors to the Tripadvisor travel platform are used in compiling the annual ranking of the “best of the best.”
The Island of Bali and many of the Island’s tourism operations have managed to prevail during the continuing global pandemic, receiving numerous mentions in the 2021 Tripadvisor Readers’ Choice Awards.
Bali – The World’s Best Destination
Warranting mention from the survey before all others is Bali’s reappearance as #1 in this year’s list of the “World’s Top Destinations.” Praising the Island’s beaches, diving, hotels, and cultural heritage, Bali top ranking was followed by London at #2 and Dubai, UAE at #3
Top 25 Hotels Worldwide
In listing the 25 hotels considered the very best in the world, Bali secures two hard-won top rankings:
- Mandapa – A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Kedewatan, Gianyar, Bali, was ranked #6.
- “Amazing. Everything we could have hoped for was taken care of even before we thought of it.”
- The Legian Bali in Seminyak, Bali, was ranked number #7.
- “Luxurious but not pretentious. Beautiful beach and excellent swimming pools. Rooms are comfortable with everything one needs to enjoy their stay.”
Top 25 Picture Perfect Hotels in the World
In Tripadvisor’s list of stunningly beautiful picturesque hotels, one Bali property in the semi-rural setting of Sideman was included at #6.
- Wapa di Uma – Sideman, Bali
- “A truly special place. The views and surroundings are so incredible; it was hard to leave the hotel/It’s gorgeous, lush and not over-developed.”
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the World
Two Bali properties are included among the most romantic hotels on the planet.
- Ranked #12 in the romantic category is The Alleva Villa in Seminyak
- “A lovely surprise for our honeymoon”
- “Feels like home.”
- Ranked #18 for romance is The Kayon Resort by Pramana in Ubud
- Beautiful place with a glorious view! But what really wins my heart is their service.”
Top 25 Hottest New Hotels in the World
Tripadvisor listed its reader surveyed list of the top 25 Hottest New Hotels globally that included two Bali Properties:
- Ranked #15 among the “hottest hotels is Adiwana Bisma in Ubud, Bali
- “Everything was perfect. I can fully recommend this hotel.”
- Ranked #18 in the Hot Top New Hotels category is Ulaman Eco Retreat in Tabanan, Bali.
- “Amazing experience to stay at Cocoon Room.”
- “A very comfortable Eco Retreat.”
The 25 Most Picture-Perfect Restaurants in the World
- Winning the #1 post among the most “picture perfect” or “picturesque” restaurants is the Koral Restaurant at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. This restaurant must be seen to be believed. Led by Andrea Astone – a highly acclaimed chef with a Michelin-star background, guests are seated in a bubble within a massive aquarium where they exchange glances with all manner and size of marine life.
- “A mesmerizing aquarium atmosphere, complimented by incredible food and top-notch service. Truly an experience to remember.”
The 25 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Asia
- Ranked at #6 for Fine Dining in Asia is the Mauri Restaurant – Seminyak
- “The Best Restaurant in Bali.”
- “Amazing Restaurant”
The 25 Best Restaurants Worldwide for a Date Night
- Ranked at #8 among the world’s top 25 dining places for a “Top Date Night” is the Kepitu Restaurants in Ubud, located at The Kayon Jungle Retreats.