For the Sixth Consecutive Year Bali Named the World's Best Island by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
(7/14/2007) Each year Travel + Leisure magazine polls its sophisticated readership and then names the World's Best in cities, hotels, islands, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators + safari outfitters, and car-rental agencies - including the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide.
Bali's the Best
For the sixth consecutive time in the twelve year history of the poll, Bali was named the world's best island.
Bali Hotels - A Slipping Presence?
In this years Travel + Leisure poll, Bali hotels continued to make their presence felt in the list of the best hotels in the world and the best hotels in Asia. Somewhat concerning, however, is what appears to be a diminishing presence by Bali hoteliers in the final results of this prestigious poll.
In 2006 three Bali hotels were named to the top 100 hotels in the world, while in the latest poll only the Four Seasons Jimbaran made the list, ranking at #71 in the world, much lower that its #5 ranking just one year before.
Similarly, while four hotels were named to the top 50 hotels in Asia in the Travel + Leisure 2006 Poll only the Four Seasons Jimbaran and the Ritz Carlton Bali Resort and Spa made this years list ranking in at #12 and #39 respectively. Both these hotels managed to rank in the top ten hotels in Asia in last year's poll.