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Green & Chic | Sundance Resort, Provo, Utah

One of North America’s pioneers of eco-friendly hotels, Sundance Resort in was conceived with minimizing its negative imprint on the immediate environment, back in 1969 when land for the resort was purchased.

Sundance Resort, in North Fork Provo Canyon in Utah, is probably more famous for its owner – Hollywood former leading man and director, Robert Redford – who has been leading in his conservation and community-led endeavors since stepping away from Hollywood limelight some two decades ago.

This is the perfect venue for a rustic yet chic destination wedding or honeymoon anytime of the year. The atmosphere is romantic, and adventure options abound. Winter is perfect for skiing and snowboarding, and the rest of the year you can hike, bike, horseback ride, even kayak down the river. If you’re not the adventurous type, fret not. Relax at the spa or unleash your creative side at the art shack workshop. The restaurants offer 5-star dining and terrific wine list.

Sundance has several areas to hold a ceremony and reception. Its largest – Rehearsal Hall – accommodates 250 guests and has a great view of the pond.

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Exquisite Villas | Royal Santrian Villas & Spa, Tanjung Benoa, Bali

By Dian Hasan | May 16, 2010

Bali is synonymous with world-class resorts, luxurious villas and even quaint traditional losmen guesthouses.

Regardless of choice of accommodation, you can be assured that it comes with the personal level of service from the warm-hearted Balinese people with their intoxicating culture and distinctive style. The grace in which they extend their hospitality is of course legendary across the world.

The last decade has seen a mushrooming of luxury villa offerings across the island. Each villa with its look and feel, but share in common the Bali Design Style that has evolved into a recognizable style that is emulated around the world.

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Exquisite Villas | The Amala Villa & Spa, Seminyak, Bali

Bali is synonymous with world-class resorts, luxurious villas and even quaint traditional losmen guesthouses.

Regardless of choice of accommodation, you can be assured that it comes with the personal level of service from the warm-hearted Balinese people with their intoxicating culture and distinctive style.  The grace in which they extend their hospitality is of course legendary across the world.

The last decade has seen a mushrooming of luxury villa offerings across the island. Each villa with its look and feel, but share in common the Bali Design Style that has evolved into a recognizable style that is emulated around the world.

Defined by elegant interiors, tropical gardens, Balé open-air pavilions, covered verandas or shaded terraces overlooking stunning views over the rolling ocean, dramatic limestone cliffs, or the lush paddy fields, and verdant hillsides. All of this awaits for discovery in Bali.

The Amala Villa & Spa, is no different, and a fine addition to Bali’s growing portfolio of exquisite villas available for a select few discerning clientele.  Situated in Seminyak, Bali’s hippest lifestyle destination, conveniently close to all the major lifetsyle haunts, bars + lounges, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.

The Amala is the sister-property of the delicious The Balé, near Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s first designer boutique resorts that deliberately took a different approach from the expected Bali look, opting for modern architecture instead.

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Exquisite Villas | Villa Paloma, Perenenan, Bali

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Villa Paloma is a brand new villa nestled in the peaceful surrounding of Pererenan Village, 800 meters from the Pererenan Beach, on Bali’s south-western coast. Its 5 en-suite bedroom perfectly suited for families and small groups of discerning guests who want to experience the best Bali can offer.

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Exquisite Villas ~ Villa Arika, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Villa Arika four bedroom property is located on Canggu Beach in the peaceful village of Pererenan, 9 km north of the restaurant/nightlife districts of Legian and Seminyak and approximately 45 minutes from Bali International Airport.

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Villa Arika sits just back of the dunes on one of Bali’s best west-coast surfing beaches. It offers views of the Bukit to the south, to the north lie palms, rice terraces and a series of headlands, the nearest of them surmounted by a charming temple. From the master bedroom, you have a view of Mount Agung Bali biggest, most sacred volcano.
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Exquisite Villas ~ Villa Indah Manis, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

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Villa Indah Manis is a 6 bedrooms villa retreat in southern Bali. Villa Indah Manis commands breathtaking views spanning the Indian Ocean and the southernmost tip of the island all the way up the west coast past Jimbaran, the airport, Kuta and Canggu, and inland to Bedugul. On a clear day, the awesome vista takes in Mt Batu Karu together with the volcanoes of East Java.

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Exquisite Villas ~ Villa Emerald River, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

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A distinctive design statement of clean modern lines fused into Bali’s open plan architecture, amid a melange of teak wood to signify the tropical setting of this stunner of a Luxe Villa.

Villa Emerald River, located in Canggu near Seminyak, the epicenter of fashionable Bali, with its chic nightlife. As if you’d need external distractions to lure you away from this heavenly villa.
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