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Bali Named In Top 3 Best Islands In The World For Travel

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You only have to ask someone who has visited Bali or yourself about how incredible the island is as a travel destination.

Steeped in culture and history and with plenty to explore, Bali is as charming and exciting of a travel destination in 2024 as it was when holidaymakers first started visiting the island over 70 years ago. 

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All the love for Bali as a travel destination has been confirmed by Travel+Leisure Magazine’s prestigious World’s Best Awards for 2024.

While there are annual awards for travel destinations, hotels, resorts, and activities from esteemed travel platforms like TripAdvisor, Travel+Leisure’s rankings have often had the most influence on travelers planning their next adventures and getaways.

The magazine has released its winners for the World’s Best Islands in 2024, and unsurprisingly, Bali has come in the top three. Narrowly missing out on the top spot to The Maldives and Phú Quôc in Vietnam, Bali has secured a respectable third place with a reader score of 93.26 out of a possible 100. 

Editors share, “T+L readers echoed praises for the Balinese people and the value for money, with one reader summing it up well: “Great beach, great food, good hospitality.”

Readers, who are all serious, avid travelers, are invited to give their feedback about their travel experiences over the last year.

They give their feedback on destinations based on criteria like natural attractions and beaches, the activities on offer, the quality of the food and restaurants in terms of being, the friendliness of the people in the destination, and, of course, value for money too. 

Travel+Leisure Magazine says, “For the 29th edition of the World’s Best Awards survey, we asked you, our trusted readers, to share your opinions on cities, safari outfitters, national parks, hotels—including inns—and more.”

Bali has not only been featured in the World’s Best Islands categories but, being such a fantastic travel destination, has naturally been featured on other top 25 lists too. Several hotels in Bali made it onto the prestigious Top 100 Hotels in the World List in 2024.

The Alila Villas Uluwatu made it onto the list in 97th place, with a reader rating of 97.44/100 – the stakes were incredibly high this year if a score of 97 only secured 97th place!

In 59th place is The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Nusa Dua. This hotel is one of the finest hotels in Bali and can be found at the heart of Nusa Dua.

The resort area is home to the highest concentration of five-star hotels and resorts on the island, meaning tourists are seriously spoilt for choice. Home to 287 rooms, The Laguna has all the amenities of a large scale resort with the luxurious feel and intimacy of a boutique escape. 


Moving over to Seminyak, Hotel Indigo Bali in the heart of Seminyak came in 46th place on the list of the World’s 100 Best Hotels in 2024. Generating an impressive score of 98.44, the hotel boasts 23 suites and 19 private villages, which each offer a private plunge pool and dedicated butter service. 

Coming in joint 27th place with The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, India, is The St Regis Bali Resort. Also located in Nusa Dua, St Regis is known for its extravagant high tea, incredible service, and ultra-luxurious rooms with 24-hour butter service. 


Bringing us into the top 20 of the best 100 hotels in the world in 2024 is The Mulia, yet another Nusa Dua favorite.

With a pristine beachfront view and nothing but world-class service from check-in to check-out, guests always fall in love with The Mulia experience. 


The Capella Ubud has consistently been voted as one of the best hotels in the world for the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. Securing a reader score of 99.09 out of 100, it is hard to find fault with this perfect hotel. Described as a “tropical fever dream of tented suites,” the hotel really has to be experienced to be believed. 

Bali has not only been named amongst the very best islands for travel in 2024 but is also home to an impressive six of the top one hundred hotels in the world; it’s time to get booking!

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Friday 12th of July 2024

Wonderful but how much are they being paid the traffic is enough to put people off from coming plus how many people can afford to go to these places


Friday 12th of July 2024

Bali is ruined by too many tourists these days. It is definitely not good anymore and these articles are the reason why..


Friday 12th of July 2024

Good thing people weren't asked about the quality of travel within Bali and the air quality around the popular tourist spots. I'm sure that Bali wouldn't have even shown up in the survey. I agree that Bali, away from the tourist spots, is a beautiful island and so are the people. Not so much in the overcrowded cities like Ubud etc. Already coming in 3rd. Well, Well, Well, wait 'til next year, probably will not show at all.