Alila Villas Uluwatu

Travel gallery: Bali

Pura Bratan, Bali

Looking for a reason to plan a trip to beguiling, bountiful Bali? As always, the Smiths are at your service… we dispatched our intrepid Emma Christie to explore the rivers, forests and temples, as well as some heavenly hotels; here’s a handful of her fantastic photos.

Fancy following in her footsteps? Emma’s top tips for seeing the best of Bali include the magnificent temples at Pura Bratan, Tirta Empul and Goa Gajah; exploring the rice paddies at Sideman; and, of course, playing wildlife snapper in the verdant Ubud Monkey Forest. For sleeping, dining, spa-ing and generally having an all-round luxurious time, Emma stayed at the sumptuous Alila Villas Uluwatu, The Shaba hotel and The Purist Villas & Spa.

And if you’re not already packing your bags, have a look at our collection of exclusive hotel offers in Bali

Tirta Empul and the Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali

Sideman, Bali

Ubud, Bali

Goa Gajah

Alila Uluwatu luxury hotel in Bali

Gunung Batur and the Purist Villas & Spa luxury hotel in Bali

The Shaba luxury hotel in Bali

All photos by Emma Christie.

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After a decade of holidaying in lacklustre English country cottages, Mr & Mrs Smith Sub-editor Rachel Juarez-Carr's parents went wild in the early Nineties and whisked the family off to Norway; it was while sailing the fjords on a Ukrainian cruise ship that their 11-year-old daughter decided she loved travel. Once she completed her journalism degree at the University of Westminster, Rachel ran off to Los Angeles and crisscrossed the US for the next seven years, writing for two travel magazines and photographing everyone and everything. She’s now back in London, happy to be back shooting under grey skies and thrilled to be working with Smith's editorial team.

There are 9 comments for this article
  1. Johnny Fontana at 3:40 pm

    These pictures make me want to go to Bali.

  2. Emma Christie at 6:15 pm

    Thanks Rachel – its hard to take a bad photo in Bali!
    Thanks Johnny – you should go!

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  4. Louis Ortega at 10:19 am

    Hey you have done nice photography and the place is also very nice. It might just be the perfect wave, the serenity of meditation. Bali has something different for everyone who visits her, and never fails to impress even the seasoned traveler.

  5. Tamara at 10:27 am

    Amazing pics Em – can’t wait to go – three weeks and counting

  6. Craig at 11:46 pm

    Great blog & pics! If you are going to Bali, please call my friend Wayan as he is an excellent private driver & tour guide. His service is great for families and is only a couple of dollars more that a local taxi! He is his website for more details : Thanks Craig

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