by Christine McMahon Tumpson | Photos courtesy Amankila Resort

 

Pittsburgh International Airport celebrates 20 years this month, which brings wings of flight to our daydreams. With little more than moments to conjure up the perfect paradise, we came up with a trip to Bali, Indonesia, putting the emphasis on the “international” in the airport’s flight plans. Pittsburgh International Airport, flypittsburgh.com.

Amankila Resort
Bali, Indonesia
Picture this: A morning of yoga under the coconut trees on the beach, followed by spa services and lunch at the pool. After a mid-day nap in the stilted villa, take a hike through East Bali for sightseeing of ancient Hindu temples, and wind up on the beach for a private catered dinner. In the meantime, cool off in the resort’s signature three-tiered swimming pool or scuba dive along the island’s spectacular coral reefs rife with rare wildlife. Sounds dreamy? It’s all here, just eight degrees south of the equator set among the frangipani trees, along with exceptional service and gorgeous views of Mt. Agung, the island’s highest and a still-active volcano. Amankila Resort, 800.477.9180. amanresorts.com.

Fly Away - Bali, Indonesia

Fly Away - Bali, Indonesia

Fly Away - Bali, Indonesia

Fly Away - Bali, Indonesia

Fly Away - Bali, Indonesia

SPECIAL!
Wellness Retreat, November 9-13

Includes a wellness consultation, daily 90-minute yoga sessions, one East Bali trek, and a 60-minute spa treatment.

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This article is featured in the October 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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