Who Wants a Free $2500 Stay in Bali?

Bali is one of my favorite relaxing places in the world. I go to the Maldives often, but it can be tough to get to and tough to get awards to. When folks come to me looking for French Polynesia and can’t find awards I’ll often suggest Bali.

It’s an interesting place with good food, cultural activities, and some of the world’s friendliest people. And there’s fantastic luxury accommodations available at reasonable prices for those spending US dollars.

Viceroy Bali is a family-owned resort with just 25 private pool villas. It’s in the artistic region of Ubud, so a nice departure from the more sterile Nusa Dua area of Westernized resorts. It’s a TripAdvisor 5-star and 2016 Travelers Choice award winner. I’ve seen very few properties with reviews this good. In fact, It’s TripAdvisor’s #11 of top 25 luxury hotels in the world.

And I’m going to give away a couple of nights there, with some fantastic inclusions, thanks to Luxury Travel Diary.

Luxury Travel Diary is a high-end travel blog with great reviews based in the UK that has a bunch of travel auctions with real bargains.

As I’ve said before, folks who already know about these auctions don’t like this added attention, because there don’t seem to be enough bidders relative to the value of the offerings and some of these items go way too cheap.

Seriously, a hotel night in the Maldives for an auction ending in about 8 hours going for 28 British pounds as of this writing…

Luxury Travel Diary wanted to highlight some of their deals, and offered to help organize a giveaway of a 2 night hotel stay at the Viceroy in Bali.

What’s included?

  • 2 night stay in a Garden Villa for 2 people
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • One candlelit dinner for 2
  • One couples spa treatment for 2

The hotel lists the value at $2500. It’s being given away by the hotel and Luxury Travel Diary, I’m just helping to highlight it and randomly select the winner. The stay can be taken through July 14, 2017 with July 15-30 and December 20-January 6 excluded.

To enter: leave a comment on this post with your favorite item up for auction at Luxury Travel Diary, or why you would choose to stay at Viceroy Bali. You may enter two times if you wish and answer those two questions one time each in separate comments.

Contest deadline and drawing winner: Entries close Friday, March 4 at Noon eastern. I will draw winner with the assistance of random.org.

The fine print: Advance booking is required and it’s subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

For avoidance of doubt, I have no affiliation with Luxury Travel Diary or Viceroy Bali. I am not getting anything in exchange for running this giveaway other than an opportunity to share the place with readers.

I will put the winner in touch with the hotel for booking. They are solely responsible for providing prize to winner. All decisions made in the course of running this giveaway are final and unappealable and your entry signifies your acceptance. The goal here is to make readers aware of a pretty cool auction opportunity, and to give away a stay. So please don’t make it hard on me for doing so!

You probably won’t fly to Bali and back for a 2 night stay, though you might add onto it and do other things in the region and it’s a great opportunity to spend American AAdvantage miles at just 55,000 miles each way in business class or 67,500 in first class before the March 22 devaluation.

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  1. The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have stayed there before and it has the best shower I have EVER used.

  2. Hi,

    I have been to Bali only once but thoroughly loved our private villas and would really like this prize to have a relaxing enjoyable romantic holiday with my wife.

    The traffic and being a pedestrian in Bali are scary but this place sounds wonderful and far from the crowds.

    Really need some time off to recharge.


  3. 2 NIGHTS FOR 2 OR 3 AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL MALTA seems very affordable to this special island

  4. First and foremost, I have been following your blog for some time and I want to say thank you! All the information and this particular giveaway.

    For the first question / entry. The most interesting auction for me would be the

    7 Night Croatian tour on a Yacht.

    A unique way to vacation.

  5. In continuation to the first post.
    The second question / entry. Why would I want to stay here?

    Reason is, I am an American born Indonesian. While I have been to Bali, I never had the opportunity to go to an actual luxury resort. at $2500, I wouldn’t bat an eye for this property. A giveaway like this would create an everlasting experience.

    Good luck to the winners and thank you again Gary.

  6. My favorite item up for auction at Luxury Travel Diary is the 7 Night Croatian Adriatic Sailing Cruise vacation.

  7. I would choose to stay at the Viceroy Bali for the amazing views from the main pool!

  8. I would love to try Viceroy Bali as it looks to be a wonderful property. I also am interested in the Villa Bougainvillea in Thailand from the auction. I am sure either property would be a wonderful place to escape the worlds pressures and demands.

  9. I plan very detailed itineraries for travellers around the world. I would LOVE to win this opt. and get to travel and relax on my own holiday for once with my husband as we come close to our 1 year wedding anniversary!

    As far as the bidding’s go, I love the looks of some of the other beautiful properties with 2 night stays. Hello!?-These properties are STUNNING

  10. I’ve only imagined taking a trip to Bali, I think it would be a once in the life time trip! I’ve never heard of the auctions, they offer a lot. I’d like Bali of course however!

  11. Thank you for your generosity! I’m a Bali never-ever, but would love to celebrate my anniversary there next year (with my sweetheart, of course!) 🙂

  12. My favorite item up for auction at Luxury Travel Diary is the 7 Night Croatian Adriatic Sailing Cruise vacation. My brother loves, loves, LOVES boats and I woudl love to treat him and his wife to this.

  13. The Luxury Travel auction for two nights in Florence is tempting… definitely time to use some AA miles!

  14. Wow! My wife and I are preparing to celebrate our 10th anniversary and Bali would be an unforgettable destination for the occasion.



  17. I would choose to stay at the Viceroy because my wife and I just decided to have a child and we are planning a ‘Baby Moon’ to some exotic location to help the process along. This would be a little warmer than Ireland….

  18. I would love to stay at the Viceroy Bali as I’ve never been to Indonesia but I would love to surprise my husband with a trip there!

  19. I would love to stay again at the Viceroy Bali because we got married there three years ago! We will be celebrating our anniversary and would be estatic to do it there.

  20. I would love to stay at Viceroy Bali. I have never been to that part of the world. The pictures of this resort are beautiful.

  21. My favorite destination is 5 NIGHTS AT AVANTGARDE YALIKAVAK, BODRUM, TURKEY (INC JUN/JUL/AUG). This would be cool.

  22. I’d love to stay in the Viceroy Bali because of the amazing views, rice fields and jungles. And of course the surfing 🙂

  23. My favorite auction currently (and a seemingly overlooked one) is for the Cringletie Castle in Edinburg. Scotland has the warmest and most friendly people I’ve encountered in my travels and who could resist a stay in a castle?!

  24. A stay at the Viceroy would be amazing because they’ve been voted the 2016 most romantic honeymoon retreat. It would be incredible to enjoy their resort next year for my Bali honeymoon!!!

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