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Published on March 18, 2014

Endlessly radiating its mystifying beauty across the globe, the island of Bali was recently again named the Most Beautiful Island in the World by leading travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller through the Conde Nast Traveller Russia 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards.

The award was handed to the Indonesian Ambassador for Russia, Djauhari Oratmangun, during Conde Nast Traveller Russia Awards Night, held at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow, on 17th March 2014.

In his remarks, Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun acknowledged that the award was also due to the unceasing promotion of Bali by all those in Indonesia and Russia to potential tourists in Russia. He added that the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow also continues to promote Indonesia’s diverse tourist attractions including Bali to the Russian public.

“The award proves that Bali has managed to give to Russian tourists the Five S, which are : Sun, Sea, Sand, Smile, and Service, as well as Satisfaction upon their return home” added Ambassador Djauhari.

Sitting in the top spot, Bali outranked some of the most popular island destinations in the world including Phuket, Maldives, Mauritius, and others.

Next to Bali being crowned the Most Beautiful Island in the World, a hotel in Bali , the Hotel Mulia Bali, was also voted by the Readers’ Choice as Best Hotel for the Family. Bali was also the Reader’s Choice Best Island in 2012. The magazine frequently featured a number of tourist destinations in Indonesia , where in its summer 2013 edition it specially featured the trip of renowned Russian Tennis athlete Maria Sharapova to Yogyakarta. The article was also published in Conde Nast Traveller Russia, Spain, and China.

Launched in 2011, the Russian edition of Conde Nast Traveller is the only independent monthly travel magazine in Russia which gives insight to the best destinations and hotels, as well as personal travel advice from experts and celebrities. It is a part of the Conde Nast International Publication centered in New York, USA. The magazine was established on a simple yet revolutionary principle: “Truth in Travel.” With the goal of experiencing the world exactly as their readers do, its correspondents travel anonymously and pay their own way. This guiding principle allows for honest, fair reporting on all aspects of the industry.