Favourite Hotels to Stay in Bali

Sort Your Hotel Booking & Find a Travel Companion With XOXO Tours!!

The Indonesian Island — Bali will keep you coming for more. The lively beaches, coral reefs, its famous paddy fields and forested volcanic mountains offer the perfect retreat away from the chaos of your everyday life. Bali is one of the most popular island destination among tourists.

XOXO Tours has 2 things to offer you, First — to make your Bali trip even more enjoyable by connecting you with an all new travel buddy as it’s always nice to share great moments of your life with someone who is like-minded person and Second — a list of our favourite hotels to stay in Bali.

Aside from all the exhilarating adventure, a nice to stay can take the whole experience up a notch. Choosing the best hotel is one of the most important thing while planning a vacation. We’ve put together a list of five of the best hotels in Bali below:

1.Viceroy Bali, Ubud (5-star): Hilltop infinity pool with a fountain and swim-up bar, lavish spa, fancy restaurant and a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a library are some of the amenities offered by the Viceroy Bali. The extravagant villas overlook the pristine valleys and come with lounge, marble bathrooms, stocked mini bars, espresso machine, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, and private indoor and outdoor pools.


2.W Retreat & Spa, Seminyak (5-star): Overlooking the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean, W Retreat and Spa offers elegant rooms which come with terraces with ocean or garden view, super comfy beds, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen, sofa beds and bathtubs. In addition to these basic features, suites also come with a living room and tea and coffee-machines. The sophisticated villas offer private pools, decks and a dining room. Basic amenities include complimentary breakfast, free beach access, 4 posh restaurants, 3 glitzy bars, a 24-hour open terrace pool and a kid’s pool, a lavish spa and achingly beautiful gardens.


3.Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran (5-star): This beachfront resort with its down-to-earth, traditional decor and thatched roofs features sophisticated 1–4 bedroom villas equipped with open-air sitting areas and private gardens with plunge pools in addition to minibars, flat-screens and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded villas offer butler service, complimentary breakfast, a kitchen and a library. We suggest you ask for a room with sea-view. Other amenities include 2 swanky beachfront restaurants, open-air bar, infinity pool with poolside cafe, a lavish day spa, gym and tennis-court. You can join the surf school here for a lesson or two.


4.Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua (5-star): This upscale beach resort features tropical gardens and lakes, a private beach, five posh swimming pools, a kids club and water slide, tennis courts, fitness studio and outdoor jogging track. Add to that multiple dining options including international, Japanese and Italian cuisines and three swanky bars. Traditional low-rise buildings with balconies offering garden or pool view come with elegant rooms equipped with free Wifi, flat-screens and safes. Suites come with separate living rooms. The sophisticated villas with panoramic ocean views come with kitchenettes, a dining room and get a travel partner with XOXO Tours.


5.Indiana Kenanga Villas, Nusa Lembongan (4-star): Situated on the Jungut Batu coast, this elegant open-structured hotel looks like a little Balinese village with its traditional architecture. The luxury suites feature private tropical gardens and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee makers. The Villas have all these too with the added luxury of private pools, living areas, patios and kitchenette.


Unwind in one of these luxury retreats and make your trip a memorable one. Again, plan ahead and grab a room with a fantastic view before someone gets to it first.

And don’t forget to find a travel buddy with XOXO Tours to enjoy those luxuries with.

Cheap Yet Best Airlines of The World

Find Budget Friendly Airlines Around The World Below!!

If you travel a lot, you would know that all the fun and adventure do empty your pockets. But of course, it’s worth considering the exploration, fun, adventure and exposure it give to us. Duh! We all want to to opt for cheaper yet good options to make the vacation relatively easier on pocket. And we have created a short list of cheap yet best airlines to make a vacation budget friendly.

AirAsia

AirAsia’ has been ranked top amongst the best low-cost airlines in the world by ‘Skytrax’ for almost a decade now. This Malaysian airline covers over 120 destinations across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. You can swear by its amicable cabin crew, efficient customer service and smooth operations. Its affiliate airlines include Thai AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, AirAsia India and AirAsia Japan. AirAsia X is its long-haul subsidiary. They offer you a variety of snacks on board. However, alcohol is not served (except in AirAsia X).

Norwegian Air Shuttle

The Norwegian low-cost airline is the largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest & best low-cost carrier in Europe. It covers over 150 destinations in 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Its long haul subsidiaries include Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK and Norwegian Air Argentina. Comfortable seats with plenty of leg room, on board food and drinks and amazing cabin crew make this airline the best low-cost long haul airline in the world.

Virgin America

The American airline, based in California, covers twenty-four destinations which include twenty-one domestic destinations and three destinations in Mexico. Complimentary meals, refreshments and alcoholic beverages, small amenity kit, duvet and pillow for long-haul passengers are offered to First Class and Main Cabin Select passengers. Main Cabin passengers receive a complementary non-alcoholic beverage but can buy the rest of the amenities on board.


EasyJet

It is a low-cost British Airline covering more than 800 destinations throughout Europe. With the Worldwide feature, you can connect to destinations worldwide by connecting one EasyJet to another EasyJet via the Gatwick Airport, London.

JetBlue

The American budget airline with its main base at JFK International Airport is the sixth largest airline in the United States. It flies to over 100 destinations across the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and North America. Its signature mood lighting, complementary satellite TV, on-board snacks, spacious economy seats and friendly staff are sure to make your flight worthwhile.

Azul Brazilian Airlines

The most remarkable fact about this São Paulo based airline is its hearty cabin crew ever-ready to help you with just about anything. It is the third largest airline in Brazil. Its covers destinations mainly within Brazil and a few in the United States and Europe.

Southwest Airlines

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Southwest Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world. It covers about hundred destinations in the United States with ten more additional countries added to its list recently. The airline’s free checked bag policy and smiling cabin crew have earned it high words from its guests.

IndiGo

With its primary hub in New Delhi, IndiGo is one of the most popular low-cost airlines in Asia. It is highly praised for its value for money service. IndiGo covers 48 destinations which include 41 domestic destinations and 7 international destinations.

Now your flight booking is sorted!! So what are you waiting for? Go Solo!! But wait, don’t forget to find yourself a travel companion with XOXO Tours.

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How to Stay Healthy While Travelling

Learn to Stay Healthy While Travel Dating!!

While travelling can be so much fun, it can often take a toll on your health if you are not being careful. It is very usual to lose yourself to the excitement of being in a new place and lots of new cuisines and dishes to choose from. This often ends up being detrimental to your body. An unhealthy body will ultimately take away all the fun from your vacation.

Now that you want to travel the healthy way, why not travel with XOXO Tours and find yourself a travel buddy to make your trip healthy and fun. Go jogging together and remind each other to fill your plates with healthier options.

We have listed here 12 simple ways to stay healthy and in shape while on the go:

1.Stay Hydrated: Seriously, your body will thank you for this. Carry a water bottle with you all the time. Water helps to flush out the toxins. Often when we think we are hungry, we are actually just thirsty. If it gets too bland, add some lime slices or a few mint leaves to the water. Stay hydrated, stay fresh.

2.Beauty sleep: Do not compromise on your sleep. Changing time zones, carrying around your luggage, walking around all day. All these can leave your body screaming for some rest. Listen to the needs of your body, keep taking little naps and don’t be sleep deprived.

3.Run: Go for an early morning jog and hence also stock up on your vitamin D. Take your travel companion along with you and this can be much more fun than you think. Jogging parks are also popular these days or just explore new corners as you jog around new streets.


4.Stretch it out: Do some yoga. You can just do it in your room, or better if you have a spacious balcony attached to your room. If there are any Aerobics or Pilate classes available, you can get yourself a temporary membership.

5.Hit the gym: Most of the hotels have their fitness centres. If there isn’t one in your hotel, you can get a temporary membership card for a local gym.

6.Walk and take the stairs: Try to walk most of time and don’t take a cab unless it’s absolutely necessary. In addition to the healthy aspect, the additional bonus is that you’ll be amazed by the little things that you stumble upon while walking or maybe even strike up a warm conversation with a nice stranger.

7.Avoid alcohol and sweetened beverages: Of course you are on vacation and want to enjoy a drink or two. The key here is to consume in moderation. Alcoholic beverages and other non-alcoholic sweetened drinks are packed with calories. Monitor your calorie count and sugar intake by opting for healthier alternatives like green tea, lemonades and natural fruit juices without added sugar.

8.Load up on vegetables and fruits: Order vegetables (preferably boiled or baked with little or no oil) or boiled meat. Go for a fruit salad or just fruits to satiate those sudden hunger pangs.


9.Go for healthier options: Choose lean meat. Go for whole-grain bread. Order green tea or black coffee without sugar.

10.Remember the “Hari Hachi Bu”: It’s a Japanese concept which suggests that you eat only till you are 80 percent full. Do not overeat no matter how tasty your dish might be and just pack the leftovers. And of course, split your meals.

11.Meals at proper time: DO NOT skip your meals and take them at proper time. A messed up meal schedule makes your body’s metabolism go haywire.

12.Lastly, remember to put on some really good sunscreen, carry a hand sanitiser and a box of wet-wipes.

Travel with a healthy body and mind to make sure you come back from your vacation with that enviable glow.

And don’t forget to get yourself a travel partner with XOXO Tours!

Explore London With an All New Travel Buddy

Find Travel Buddy With XOXO Tours!!

Been putting off a trip to London, thanks to your friends always being occupied with this and that? Or you guys are never free for a vacation all at the same time? But as I can tell, you really don’t want to cancel this trip, right? Don’t worry. XOXO Tours has got your back.

Travelling solo isn’t something that all of us are comfortable with. And some of us just fancy the idea of sharing the little and big moments of the adventure with someone who shares our interest. This is where XOXO Tours comes into the scene. XOXO Tours helps you connect with a travel buddy with whom you can dive into new adventures. Or you can just connect to a local in London who will show you around the city!

Here are a few of the things that you can do in London with your new travel buddy:

1.Must Visits: These are some of the top places in London to visit that will add the fun while you try to know each other better:

  • The London Eye: Savour the charm of London from its own eye. Treat your eyes with the panoramic view. And hey, don’t miss out on the champagne experience. Raise a toast to your new friendship.
  • The Big Ben: Go in the evening and enjoy the infamous Big Ben as the sky gets adorned with the setting sun and myriad colours.


  • Dinner Cruise at River Thames: Enjoy a three course meal and wine with live jazz music and breathtaking views of the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf in the backdrop. By the way, they also welcome you with complimentary champagne.
  • Take the reins in Hyde Park: Enjoy horse riding in one of the biggest city parks in the world. Hyde Park takes you away from the city chaos. There are two lakeside restaurants and also a number of notable buildings and monuments.

2.Learn it’s History: Explore the historical side of London. Visit the Westminster Abbey and admire the coronation chair and the Gothic architecture of the 13th-century cathedral. The Trafalgar Square, the largest square in London, pays tribute to the victory of the British over French. Explore the National Gallery and the fountains there. Baker Street is a must if you are a Sherlock Holmes fanatic. The British Museum and Charles Dickens Museum are also thrilling to visit.


3.Be Adventurous: Kayaking along the River Thames is a delightful experience. You are going to begin at Chelsea in West London to glide under some really famous bridges to past the House of Parliament and the London Eye. You can also speed-boat down the Thames, the James Bond way. It takes you past the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Shard before the boat finally reaches east of the Tower Bridge. You can also go for the white-water raft in the Lee Valley for some serious adrenaline rush with your new travel companion.


4.Go Solo: Pamper Yourself. You wouldn’t want to regret not having spent enough time with yourself. If you’re an outdoor person, you can go for a leisurely swim in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park or in the Hampstead Heath. Watch a play in Shakespeare’s Globe or get cosy in a front-row bed in Electric Cinemas as you sip on some delish wine and enjoy the film. Grab a fancy meal in Aqua Shards and end the day with some out-of-the-world spa treatments at the spa in Corinthia Hotel in central London.


So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your camera and fly away. Don’t forget to use XOXO Tours to get a new travel buddy!!

Love Sightseeing? Visit These Places

Best Cities to Visit For Sightseeing!!

Travelling is not just exploring new places; it’s about exploring different cultures, environment and most importantly, yourself. Who isn’t interested in visiting new places that gets you lots of knowledge about the history of a particular place along with making some unforgettable memories?

Now that you love sightseeing so much, why not use XOXO Tours while travelling and spend some good time with an all new travel buddy. To make it easier for you, we have jotted down some places that may be helpful for you to to decide your next destination to visit.

Udaipur


Udaipur, a city of Rajasthan is a beautiful city to visit. If you love palaces, this is indeed the best to plan for as the city is embellished with a lot of palaces. Be it Lake Pichola, City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Jaisamand Lake, Vintage Car Museum, or Eklingji Temple, Udaipur has a lot to offer to you.

Singapore


You will never regret being in Singapore as the city gets you a mixture of nature, fun, and adventure altogether. Singapore Zoo gets you closer to the ecosystem, Singapore Flyer lets you spot iconic landmarks there, and Gardens by the Bay is a super park that offers you some breathtaking views.

Paris


Paris is a place that offers exquisite architecture, delicious food and artistic treasures. Eiffel Tower, being the most renowned place and almost a dream destination to all, is a must to be visited. This place is a bliss when it comes to sightseeing, shopping, and partying.

London


London has a good big list to amaze, thrill and hypnotize you with whatever it offers. Places like London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace are some of the best hits of the city. London Eye will get you the best glimpses as it is the world’s highest observation wheel.

Venice


Have you experience a breeze in Venice? If no, there is something really miraculous that you are missing out on. Welcome to Venice! Backstreets, marbles, ceilings, river banks, and islands have so much in the trunk that it will never be enough of it. Yes, it is such a place that you may fall for.

New York City


The city is known to be larger than life, be it in terms of art, entertainment, food, or culture. Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9/11 Memorial, and Central Park are some of the major hits of the city.

Florence


Florence is a great blend of art and architecture. Places like Palazzo Pitti, Boboli gardens, Galleria dell’Accademia, Piazza Della Signoria, and Santa Maria del Fiore are the major attractions here.

Now that you have the list that should be the next goal for you, plan your trip and use XOXO Tours to travel with the one you would like to know more closely. After all, nothing can get two people closer better than a vacation.

Best go to Dating Ideas While You Travel

Useful Tips For Travel Dating!!

Are you a fond traveller but struggle with making a travel plan execute because of commitment of your friends? XOXO Tours is here to help with all kinds of travel ideas that you could imagine! Going solo? We would make it a richer experience by providing great company to you at your destinations.

If you are one of those wild spirits who love to enjoy life in the moment and go with the flow without stressing out about the other day, here we are with amazing go to dating ideas while travelling:

1.Cities to go date at: Believe it or not, places have an effect on your mood and interest. Why do you think Paris is called the city of romance? XOXO Tours has experience in connecting you with a safe and verified travel partner. So you don’t have to worry about the credibility, only worry about choosing a place to go to. Places with calm and serene beauty, colourful valley, calm beaches are great go to dating places.

2.The company: A person with same interests becomes more exciting to spend time with. You need to identify the traits and use your gut feeling to know if a person is a decent travel companion for dating or not.

3.Segregating personal time from dating: While you would have chosen to date while travelling, the experience can be as engaging as amazing. Find time out for yourself, date yourself too. You must not come back home regretting that your travel time got consumed giving time only to the other person. Personal space comes first.


4.Choose road trips: What can be a better idea than going on a road trip with a like minded travel enthusiast and get to know him/her better. The feeling that is evoked amidst beautiful view and soft music in car is an experience nothing can beat.

5.To-do at destination: When you are dating, the type of hotel you would like to stay at to the things you want to do at destination will be totally different from what you would have chosen otherwise. Green cafes, romantic parks and places, musical shows and boat rides, good dinners are things you would like to do with your travel companion for spending quality time with him/her.

6.Collecting memories: You cannot miss on good photographs, poses and clothes while on travel dating. They are going to last a lifetime and rekindle your memories of trip with the loved one. Make sure to carry selfie stick, good camera or phone and chargers so that you don’t miss capturing precious moments.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your travel gear, choose a destination, plan your activities and just go.

Don’t forget to use XOXO Tours to find yourself a travel companion!!