Trip Advisor: Bali World’s Top Destination

Bali’s semi-lockdown status and ongoing closure to foreign visitors have done little to detract from the island’s popularity as a tourism destination.

According to a reader poll conducted by TripAdvisor, Bali has ranked #1 as the World’s most popular holiday choice – lauded as “a tropical haven for beach bums, wellness worshipers, and the culturally curious.”Based on reviews, ratings, and saves that travelers share from across the globe on the popular Trip Advisor platform, a list has been compiled for 2021 of the “Top 25” across various travel categories. Not only did Bali win top honors as the World’s most beloved destination, Bali and Indonesia also earned mentions in a number of the other categories encompassed by the TripAdvisor Reader’s Poll.

Top 25 Destinations in the World 

Bali ranked as the most popular and “aspired-to destination” ranked at #1, followed at #2 by London. and #3 Dubai in the UAE. Here’s the entire Trip Advisor list of world destinations to visit once the world situation permits:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. London, U.K.
  3. Dubai, UEA
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Paris, France
  6. Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. Crete, Grece
  8. Bangkok, Thailand
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Hoi An, Vietnam
  12. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  13. Marrakesh, Marocco
  14. Phuket, Thailand
  15. New Delhi, India
  16. Cancun, Mexico
  17. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  18. Florence, Italy
  19. Dominican Republic, Caribbean
  20. Tenerife, Spain
  21. Lisbon, Portugal
  22. New York City, USA
  23. Edinburgh, Scotland
  24. Jaipur, India
  25. Cusco, Peru

Top 25 International Hotels

Only one Indonesian hotel made this list ranking at #15 – The Suites at the Hotel Mulia – Senayan in Jakarta.

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World

Despite being the home to many leading luxury hotels, only one hotel in Bali managed to make it to this prestigious list:

#17 Padma Resort Ubud, Payangan

Top 25 Small Hotels in the World

Two Indonesian hotels are among the Top 25 Small Hotels in the World, one of which is in Bali and the other in nearby Lombok:

#12 Luxe Villa Bali in Ubud.

#19 The Lombok Lodge.

25 Top Boutique Luxury Hotels 

Two hotels – both in Bali – made it to the list of the Top 25 Luxury Boutique Properties in the World according to TripAdvisor:

#14 Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana in Ubud, Bali  

#18 Jamahal Private Resort & Spa in Jimbaran, Bali.

25 Top Hotels for Romance

Two Bali hotels ranked among the “top 25” for romance:

#2 The Kayan Resort by Pramana in Ubud, Bali.

#14 Jamahal Private Resort & Spa in Jimbaran, Bali.

25 Top Hotels for Families

Both Indonesian hotels named best for families are:

#2 Padma Resort – Bandung, West Java .

#17 The Papandayan Hotel – Bandung, West Java.

Best Water Parks in the World

Named as the #2 Water Park in the World was Bali’s very own Waterbom Park. 

Link to Trip Advisors 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards Winners 

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