Singaporeans seem to love this Indonesian island a lot
FARE aggregator and travel metasearch engine Kayak has announced the winners of its inaugural Kayak Travel Awards and it looks like one Indonesian island just performed a clean sweep of the accolades.
Can you guess which one?
Candidates for the Kayak Travel Awards were shortlisted based on search volume on KAYAK.sg from Jan 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.
“The top five in each award category were shortlisted for Singaporeans and Singapore residents to choose their favorites on the website during the voting period. Winners and runners-up in each award category were decided based on the total number of public votes,” the company wrote on its website.
Ever wondered where Singaporeans’ favorite places and hotels are? They’re on the same island and it’s not Singapore.
Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport was named the runner-up in the favorite airports category, second only to Singapore Changi Airport.
While various international airlines connect Singapore to Bali, Singaporean airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Scoot fly direct to the Indonesian island.
The flight duration from Singapore to Bali takes about two hours and 40 minutes.
Favorite Resort Hotel in Southeast Asia (Outbound)
Within strolling distance of Seminyak’s hippest boutiques, eclectic galleries, restaurants, and clubs is the beautiful uber-chic W Bali Seminyak.
Situated on its own stretch of extraordinary beach, the resort is largely influenced by the Balinese design, featuring wide airy spaces and spectacular rooms.
W Bali Seminyak also boasts a number of watering holes from where you can indulge in a cocktail or two as the sun goes down.
Favorite Affordable Hotel in Asia
It’s easy to see why The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is a Singaporean traveler’s favorite affordable hotel in Asia.
At IDR2,137,500 (SGD200.73 or US$146.94) per night for a five-star beachfront resort that’s kitted out with amenities and facilities of sorts, it’s a steal.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua comes complete with waterslide pool, renewing activities, streamlined meeting venues, and its signature Heavenly Spa.
Favorite Destination for Short Breaks
Bali is the perfect destination for short breaks, according to Singaporean travelers, and it’s not surprising.
For starters, there’s the price point. One Indonesian rupiah currently equals SGD0.000094 (or US$0.000069).
Secondly, Bali’s beaches, terraced rice paddies, temples, ruins, jungle walks and its proximity to the island city-state makes it the perfect nearby weekend getaway.
Favorite Destination for Beach Holidays
It’s almost impossible to discover all of Bali’s beaches on one trip alone.
The island’s beaches range from its palm-fringed white sand coasts in Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Sanur, to the cliff-guarded ‘hidden’ shores of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland, and Bingin.
Whether it’s the black sands on the north or the sleepy undisturbed coves in-between, they’re loved by surfers, beach bums, curious tourists, and wedding photographers.