Yes, This Tropical Paradise Is Worth the Long-Haul Flight—Here's Why

If you’ve heard anyone describe their trip to Bali, the word that consistently tops their reviews above “amazing,” “awesome,” and “beautiful” (though it is all those things) is “magical.” In the wake of Eat, Pray, Love, this small Indonesian island has become a destination for those in search of untarnished views of rice paddies, spiritual healing, beachside luxuries, and Brooklyn-approved eateries at a fraction of the cost.

But for those of us who live in the western hemisphere, or to put it more pointedly, the eastern coast of the western hemisphere, Bali is one of those destinations that seems a tad out of reach. Like when you hear of travels to Bora Bora, Australia, or South Africa. Sure, I’d like to see the kangaroos as much as the next person, but is it really worth the 21-hour flight that leaves you feeling jet-lagged for a week? As it turns out, it is. Here’s why.

A portion of the flight and hotel was paid for by The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. All opinions are the editor’s own.

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