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The DA Guide to Bali

There is no denying the inherent magic of Indonesia’s Island of the Gods. Who wouldn’t be charmed by the aroma of frangipani and incense, the uptempo beats and interlocking melodies from a Balinese gamelan orchestra, the iridescent rice terraces unfolding in the lap of brooding volcanoes? A profound spirituality—expressed in a syncretic form of Hinduism—anchors the island’s rich artistic heritage and dedication to craftsmanship. The local culture has left its indelible mark on luxe resorts along the coast and up in the south-central foothills, while providing an endless source of inspiration for the global creatives who continually wash up on these sun-kissed shores. On your next visit, perhaps you too will fall under Bali’s irresistible spell.