At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 303
T R AV E L ▲
A YEAR MAKING IT
MUCH QUIETER THAN
WHY? Bali is a true paradise island,
but its many Hindu and Buddhist
temples lend it a deeply spiritual side.
Head south of Bali's
capital, Denpasar, for the best
beaches. Ten minutes from there is
Sanur, where you can watch the sun
rise. And don't miss the temple just a
short distance from the water's edge.
WHAT ELSE? a is interior is a
volcanic area lush in vegetation and
da ing flora dis ays. ourists
should make a trip to Ubud, in the
uplands, for art galleries.
WHERE TO STAY? heres a arge
concentration o ve-star resorts
around Denpasar. Luckily, building
laws decree buildings can't be higher
than a coconut tree, so tourism hasn't
e a da aging ark on the is and.
The Oberoi is a secluded cluster of
luxury beachside villas with private
pools and unique garden bathrooms
WHERE'S GOOD TO EAT?
Outdoor restaurants, called 'warungs',
can be found all over the island.
In Jimbaran, watch your white
snapper, tuna, crab, lobster or prawns
cooked over coconut shells in oil
drums and eat it by the sea while
the waves lap your feet.
HOW TO GET THERE? y with
Singapore Airlines or Qantas, it's
around 17 hours, with one stop.
WHY? With 365 white sand beaches,
every one lapped by gloriously clear,
warm water, what's not to like about
this Caribbean gem?
DON'T MISS The coasts of Antigua
are ideal for yacht cruising and racing,
with constant trade winds, and many
harbours for exploration.
WHAT ELSE? St John's, the island's
capital, is a lively shopping hub, with
brightly painted shop fronts and a
vibrant farmers' market on Friday
and Saturday mornings. Its sensible
road system allows the casual tourist
to wander around without getting lost.
Apart from one quaintly Caribbean
cathedral, there's not much to see but
plenty of atmosphere to soak up.
WHERE TO STAY? Blue Waters and
Cove Suites (hayesandjarvis.co.uk)
on the north east corner of the island
is total paradise. There are seven
pools, 17 acres of tropical gardens
and watersports are complimentary.
e sure to visit the new c iffto s a
for complete relaxation.
WHERE'S GOOD TO EAT? Most
hote s on the is and are a -inc usive
but if you fancy eating away from your
hotel, there's a good selection of local
restaurants in St John's.
HOW TO GET THERE? direct
flight to ntigua with either ritish
Airways or Virgin Atlantic takes just
over eight hours.
www.athomemagazine.co.uk AUGUST 2017 | 303