Bali’s Villa Oasis, Hoshinoya

Pared-down luxury at this tranquil and secluded resort

With rows of verdantly waif-ish palm trees swaying ever so slightly in the foreground and the sound of utter silence surrounding you—apart from the occasional jungle chirp—it’s easy to feel suspended in another universe while unwinding in one of Hoshinoya Bali’s intimate sky gazebos. The seven protruding structures, which can be left open-air or have the shades drawn for privacy, are like cliffside birdcages that …

Akademi Bar, Bali

Cocktail legend Dre Masso uses indigenous ingredients from across the Indonesian archipelago for authentically tropical drinks

When Ronald Akili opened the very first Potato Head establishment, Jakarta was aswarm with boring replica restaurants from abroad and wine bars with snooty attitudes. This didn’t sit right with the well-traveled, good-vibes seeker, so in 2009 he set out to create a proper bar with “just really good cocktails,” he tell us. The mission was simple enough: offer classic drinks with a local twist …

PTT Family’s Katamama Hotel

Bali’s incredible boutique digs built by artisans and envisioned by a young company determined to give ancient Indonesian crafts a place in the future

Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated, from formation to finish, using an artisanal production process that includes firing them in a kiln heated by dried coconut shells. It took two years to make …