Selasa, 09 November 2010

Griya Santrian Hotel, one of nice hotel in Sanur-Bali

If you are looking for original hotel in Sanur, this establishment has perfected the Balinese traditional of creating comfort and ease with their personal service and unique style for over 30 years. It is build with pride abd long term commitment to its guests and is with a history of making your every dream come true. This charming resort is within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and markets.

Each room is only several steps away from one of their three pools, where you can swim, sunbathe or snooze in the shade. After you wach a spectacular Indian Ocean sunrise, the gorgeous white sand beach invites you to sprawl in the sun or in the shade of their large beach umbrellas.

Griya Santrian is 3.5* hotel, located in Jl.Danau Tamblingan 47, Sanur 80228, Denpasar-Bali.

The beachfront Wantilan Restaurant serves East and West cuisine where life music will entertain you most nights of the week while the Griya Beach Corner serves the sole blend of Italian and Japanese cuisine in an open air setting.

Kamis, 04 November 2010

Feel like being a Star! At Hard Rock Bali Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Bali is the only Hard Rock hotel in Indonesia. Comfort and elegance in every detail of architecture and design office. Wood and rattan furniture presented to add a breath of Bali in it. Facilities and services pamper the tourists who stay here and feel that they are as if living in their own home in Bali.

Hard Rock Hotel Bali stood firm right in the center of a crowd in here Kuta. Beautiful view of blue sea and golden beaches can be enjoyed. With so many restaurants and entertainment venues that surrounds this hotel, tourist guaranteed not to be bored when staying and vacationing at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali.

Tourists can spend time shopping around the hotel or at Kuta Square which offers discounts on many imported goods every day, or tasting the various flavors of international cuisine and dancing in nightclubs in the vicinity. Can also drive a few minutes to the center of a crowd in Legian to visit the world a very busy night.

As one of the best hotels in Bali, a four-star service was presented in order to increase performance. Each room is equipped with safety deposit box service, air conditioning, tea / coffee, TV with international satellite TV, the Hard Rock Memorabilia, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, mini bar, IDD telephone, and a CD player. Total number of rooms are 418 rooms divided into Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Loft room, family suites, luxury suites and King Suite.

Facilities of Hard Rock Bali Hotel: Restaurants and Bars Hard Rock Hotel offers a wide range of entertainment, from flat out Hard Rockin 'live bands until the beach football competition, rock Quizzes and fashion shows in the types of F & B entertainment outlets. Meetings and Events : Discussing the business strategy, we have a team building session or event theme orgenized, private functions and dinner, in some rock'n roll theme of our meeting and conferences rooms. If the conventions, weddings and banquets what is in your mind, our ballroom has a capacity of 400, the ideal value. MICE program we offer a unique theme parties and events in several entertainment spaces within us. Easy, tell us what you want and our creative team will solve everything. And many more facilities at Hard Rock Bali Hotel: * Swimming Pool * Chill Out Pool * Rockin 'Spa * Lil 'Rock Kids' Club * Gym * Hard Rock Radio * A lot of activities around

Come to the Hard Rock Hotel Bali and feel like being a star! It is all about the experience!

Selasa, 02 November 2010

Swastika Bungalow, Budget Hotel in Sanur

Looking for budget hotel in Sanur Area? You can try Swastika Bungalow, the details of this hotel as below : Information: Swastika Bungalows is a hotel that offers a low price with adequate facilities. Located in Sanur, with a distance of about 30 minutes drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport. The hotel also provides comfort for every tourist in terms of services and also access to shopping, restaurants and several attractions in Bali Bungalow selatan.Swastika more feature traditional Balinese buildings with neat gardens. There are two categories of rooms include Standard Swastika Bungalow Standard Fan and air conditioner. Each room equipped with a fan or air conditioner, telephone, bathroom with hot and cold water. Fan Room: Fan Rooms are fan cooled only. They are fitted with a double bed or 2 single beds. Bathrooms have a bathtub with an overhead shower. Air-Conditioned Room: Air-Conditioned Rooms have air-conditioning. They are fitted with a double bed or 2 single beds. Bathrooms have a bathtub with an overhead shower. Services and Facilities Hotel: • Swimming pool • Restaurants • Laundry Service • Service 24 hours • Parking for vehicles • Safe deposit box

Senin, 01 November 2010

Ramayana Resort Bali, Nice Hotel in Kuta

Looking for a nice hotel in Kuta area that near night life & shopping center, one of that is Ramayana Resort Bali. The Details of the hotel as below : Hotel Rating: 4 stars Information: Located in the center of entertainment and shopping, the Ramayana Resort and Spa make your vacation fun and family as needed to satisfy the purposes for holiday in Bali just a few steps from the hotel. Ngurah Rai Airport is just 5 minutes by taxi while recreation, restaurants and shopping centers are located a few minutes walk away. If you want to Kuta Beach, only needed 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Hotel Ramayana Resort Bali. Ramayana Resort and Spa is built by combining traditional Balinese architecture with modern facilities. There are several buildings in the form of bungalows and four-story building. Neat flower garden that provide natural coolness in all areas of the hotel. There are several options prepared room categories include Superior, Deluxe, Poolside Cottage, Family Room, and Executive Deluxe. All rooms are equipped with four-star hotel facilities, including: • air-conditioning • Television • Bathroom with hot and cold water • bathroom equipment • Safety box • Telephone • Balconies Services and Facilities Hotel: • Two pools adults and children - child • Restaurant and bar • Meeting rooms • Place shopping Souvenirs • Service 24 hours • Parking area • Health services • Service Spa and Balinese Massage Restaurant and Bar: Options menu has been prepared food in some restaurants and bars located within the hotel environment. There are a variety of meals ranging from Balinese cuisine, Europe and Indonesia. Other Hotel Facilities: Options menu has been prepared food in some restaurants and bars located within the hotel environment. There are a variety of meals ranging from Balinese cuisine, Europe and Indonesia.

Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010

Fourteen Roses Hotel, Cheap Accomodation Bali

Fourteen Roses Hotel, one of the criteria of 1-star cheap hotel in Kuta -Bali that offers facilities of international standard with satisfactory service. The hotel is very suitable as a choice place to stay during your vacation in Bali.
This hotel offers 115 rooms and they are set in the nice garden to suite individuals & families in warmed friendly atmosphere.

Fourteen Roses Hotel is often called rose 14 hotels located on Legian street No. 153 Kuta Bali, Bali Bombings area where the monument stands. Its location is quite strategic, standing among rows of other hotels in Kuta, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and bars, and souvenir shops. Access to the beach of Kuta is also quite near the hotel, approximately 5 minutes walk to Kuta beach.

Room Facilities
The room facilities at Hotel Fourteen Roses include: air conditioning, front porch, refrigerator, television, telephone, private bath, shower, and hot and cold running water.

Hotel Facilities
As an alternative hotel which is located in the famous tourist area, Fourteen Roses Hotel is complete with amenities: swimming adults and children, pool bar, bar and restaurant (Rose Cafe and Ryoshi Japanese Restaurant, adequate parking areas, meeting rooms, (up to with 50 persons), room service, laundry service, safety deposit box in room the front desk, money changer, medical service (24 hours), Internet service, indoor play (billiards & table tennis), babycot free (according to inventory), and Spa treatment (Rose Spa).

Kamis, 14 Oktober 2010

Holy water Tirta Gangga,Bali

Tirta Gangga
situated on 1.2 hectares area which consists of three complexes.
The first complex that is at the very bottom to find two lotus ponds and fountains. The second complex is the center where it can be found in a swimming pool, while, on the third part, namely the third complex, we can find the resting place of kings.

Before construction Tirta Gangga, there are large springs in this area, so that local people call this area "embukan" which means spring.

The spring is then enabled to meet the needs of the population will be water and also as a "purification" of the Gods. For this purpose, the spring was considered holy and sacred.
Religious aspects of constructing Tirta gangga to break the king's house and also to the general function of decent to watch.

Tirtagangga built in 1948 by King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah. This water park is constructed in a very unique architectural style of Bali and China.
Tirtagangga Ababi located in the village, Abang District, about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to the north.
Facilities available in this area such as small hotels, small restaurants, and shops and extensive parking area

Jumat, 08 Oktober 2010

Visit the President Palace of Tampak Siring Bali

Tampak Siring Palace
is a palace that was built after Indonesia's independence, which is located in the village of Tampak Siring, Tampak Siring District, Gianyar, Bali.
Tampak Siring Presidential Palace located at an altitude of approximately 700 meters above sea level, located at the top of the hills in the village of Tampak Siring, Tampak Siring District, Gianyar, Bali. Is the only presidential palace which was built during the reign of Indonesia which was built in 1957 - the year 1960, fully managed by the sons of Indonesia, initiated by the first Indonesian President: Soekarno.

Tampak Siring name derives from two words in Bali, looking (meaning palm) and siring (meaningful italics). According to the legend recorded on palm leaves USANA Bali, the name is derived from the former footprints of a king named Mayadenawa. The forest area of King Mayadenawa traversed by walking on their feet which is tilted that this region is known as Tampaksiring.

Since the designed / planned, the construction of the Presidential Palace Tampak Siring functioned for a retreat for the President of the Republic of Indonesia and their families and for state guests. After the construction of this palace, the first visit and overnight stay at the palace is pemrakarsanya, namely President Sukarno. State Guest bertama stay at this palace of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is from Thailand, who visited Indonesia with the queen, Queen Sirikit (in 1957).

According to records, state guests who visited the Presidential Palace Tampak siring, among others, is the President Ne Win of Burma (now Myanmar), President Tito of Yugoslavia, President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, Prime Minister Nehru of India, Prime Minister Khruchev of Soviet Union, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, and the Emperor of Japan Hirihito.

Senin, 27 September 2010

The Beauty Of Tanah Lot with the Famous Temple

Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is the home of a pilgrimage temple, Pura Tanah Lot (literally "Tanah Lot Temple") and a popular tourist and cultural symbol for photography and general exoticism.

Tanah Lot Temple is located in the coastal side Beraban landscape, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is 30 km west of the city in Denpasar and about 11 km south of Tabanan town. The temple is on the rocks with 3 acres and built within a few minutes on foot, because it is only 20 meters from the coast lip.

This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular views of the sunset. In some corners of the coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy snake tame in black and white paint, might believe to the local community that it serves as a deity property and to guard the temple from the bad influence.

Tanah Lot is said that the work of the 15th be Nirartha century priest. While traveling along the south coast he saw the rock island as beautiful and quiet. Some fishermen saw him and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the small island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt a sacred place of worship of Balinese gods sea.

The Tanah Lot temple built and became a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the temples were established in the sea within sight of the next, forming a chain along the southwest coast. At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to protect the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A huge snake supposedly protects the temple, which was created by Nirata scarf when he established the island.

Sabtu, 11 September 2010

Enjoy watersport activities at Tanjung Benoa, Bali

Tanjung Benoa, located neighboring to the Nusa Dua tourist area proved to have a unique charm. In the midst of calm seas in the coastal area of this, it brings blessing.

Tanjung Benoa be a very suitable place for watersport activities. Beaches in this area very quiet unlike in Kuta, Sanur or Uluwatu. It makes this region as the only place for this fun games.

Watersports can be enjoyed here include jetsky, parasailing, banana boating, Scuba diving, snorkeling, glassbottom plus a visit to Turtle Island and Flying fish. Unique surf sport that many found in other beaches of the island of Bali, it was not available at this tourist attraction, this is because there are waves that tend to be quiet tourist location, making it less suitable for surfing sport.

Price charged to visitors to enjoy various water sports ranging from Rp.150.000-Rp.200.000 (approximately usd.20-25. With that price writing stated that visitors can enjoy them over a period of 10-15minutes.

In addition to water sports, visitors can also visit the turtle island, a distance of approximately 30 minutes journey by boat which can be rented location. Turtle island is a breeding place of many species of endangered sea turtles. In this location, visitors can see a direct and wondered about a turtle breeding process.

Selasa, 07 September 2010

The Jayakarta Bali Hotel

Jayakarta hotel is situated between the beautiful garden of the famous Legian beach with the sunset. Although the Jakarta hotel atmosphere cool & comfortable but if you walk out of the hotel you will find a lot of shops, beautiques, restaurants, cafes, pubs & other night spot.
Bali's International airport is an easy drive from the hotel and Denpasar as a downtown is 25 minutes away. Bali's many noteworthy attactions are within easy reach from the hotel and offer more than a casual glimpse of the "Island of the Gods".
With all the comforts of home and the friendliness of the staff, it's perfect choise while you're in Bali.
Enjoy full access to the spacious gardens and many swimming pools and restaurants of The Jayakarta Bali and Resort & Spa.
The Jayakarta Bali comprises 278rooms and 75 apartments. All rooms have individual air conditioning, bath and shower, IDD telephones, mini-bar, remote controlled television featuring satellite TV & in room movies. Coffee/tea-making facilities are also available in the room. Eash room has either a balcony or terrace. In addition, apartment features a sofabed in living room and kitchennette with microwave including full set of china and glassware, a perfect choice for family.

Senin, 06 September 2010

Enjoy Adventure Rafting at Telaga Waja, Bali

Rafting is one of the type adventure tour that is currently favored to test our courage to face challenges.
Level of difficulty and challenge is determined by grade.
In the Eastern part of Bali Island precisely in the District Karangser Telaga Waja river there. This river is now developep as an alternative where rafting is very populer by tourists who visited Bali.
Geographically, Telaga Waja River have in the region upstream of Mount Agung, Bali's highest mountain. Path along this river, we can enjoy the view of the hills and valleys. With kharesteristic river-rafting with challenging rapids and water flow rapidly enough to make Telaga Waja river categorized into grade 3 and 4.
The river water is still crystal clear, far from pollution, the charming scenery of rice terrace and cool weather makes River rafting Waja become favorite places. Telaga Waja River Rafting on the length of 12.5km can be reached in 2.5hours. Along the Telaga Waja river tracing, participants can enjoy rafting the beautiful natural scenery, the birds singing, the hilly landscape and is for sure, enjoy the fresh air without pollution.
Cohesiveness in white water rafting is needed because the participant will climb a raft boat with a capacity of five people, consisting of a rafting guide, and four participants. Not infrequently, the kind of adventurous rafting tour was often ine of the alternative team building activity.

Jumat, 03 September 2010

The Febri's Hotel & Spa, Kuta Bali

Located near the beautiful beach of south Kuta Febri's Hotel & Spa offer a quiet & romantic situation. The hotel also offers comfortable accomodation and a luxury spa with different equipment.
Contemporary design with a touch of Asia rooms offer private balconies or terraces are equipped with all standard equipment, mus remain an enjoyable experience.
Located amidst lust green gardens, guest can enjoy a large outdoor pool, which also has a pool for children at her side.
For something more sedate, Febri's Spa offer variety of soothing treatments in a quiet and peaceful. Services at the spa including spa villas and "Luxury Home" that can accomodate up to four people.
Febri's Hotel & Spa also has a cafe bar that serves International cuisine and live music every night.
The hotel is within walking distance of many attractions, which include Waterboom Discovery Mall and variety of option shopping, dining & nightlife center.

Minggu, 29 Agustus 2010

Bali Accomodation, Part 2

At the previous we are talking about accomodation in Sanur, Kuta or Nusa Dua area.
There are still some places that most visited by the tourist in Bali as below :


It has many very nice hotels in Ubud Bali, some hotels are situated in town or walking distance to town very close to market, shopping arcades, museum and nice restaurants, some Ubud villas & hotels are situated at the surrounding area with its stunning panoramas of river, gorges, rice fields and various tropical vegetations. And some Bali hotels in Ubud offer personal privacy with its private pool.

Driving out of bustling Denpasar, the tranquil green of rice paddies contrast sharply with the boisterous sounds of the city. Palm-leaf carvings of Dewi Sri ( the Rice Goddess) guards over the crops, and small thatch huts dot the rice fields, giving shade to those who work them. Temples and small shrines can be seen along the way, woman lay out offerings of flowers, rice, incense and holy water to placate evils spirits and please the good one.

Many places near Ubud make beautiful side trips. Morning walk through the villages lead to out-of-the-way retreats. The route to Tegalalang offer beautiful views of terraces rice field and myriad of art studios, Mas, Penestanan and Peliatan, the centers of wood carving and painting, Sayan offer a stunning panorama of Ayung River valley and still home to spectacular view of gorges and palms and rice fields.

The nice accomodation that you can get in Ubud such as Royal Pita Maha, Alila Ubud, Komaneka Ubud, Four Season Sayan, Waka Di Ume.

And the accomodation that not to expensive such as Ananda Cottage, Bali Spirit, Camplung Sari hotel etc.


Candidasa in one of the major tourist deatination in East Bali. Most hotels and villas in Candidasa provide direct acces to the beach. The area is a perfect place to relax while watching the sunset. Unfortunately the beach is not suitable for swimming. It has been spoilt by T-form jetties protruding into the water, intended to stop the erosion from years coral blasting. Accomodation is ranging from budget to five star hotel.

The accomodations such as Puri Bagus Candidasa, Rama Candidasa, Candi Beach cottage, Kubu Bali etc.


Lovina hotels provide comprehensive range of hotels, resort, villas and accomodations in Lovina and other regions in Singaraja regency. Singaraja is one of the regency in Bali located in north part of Bali Island. Lovina beach is the famous beach where this place now as a resort area in Singaraja because many hotels and restaurants has been built in this place to complete this area as a tourism destination in Bali. Most of the Lovina hotels located on the beach along with the black sand and tropical situation .

And the accomodation that we can find in this location such as Puri Bagus Lovina, Aditya Bungalow, Aneka Lovina, Sunari Hotel, Matahari Beach Resort etc.

Senin, 23 Agustus 2010

Bali Accomodation, part 1

Bali is one of the world's favorite tourist destinations. Bali is known as the island of thousand temples, has become a major destination for potential tourists who will perform a holiday. As one of that favorite tourist spot Bali has been equipped with various facilities and tourist infrastucture that can help the tourists to meet all their needs during a vacation in Bali. One of the most vital needs for tourists is the need for a comfortable accomodation facilities and adequate. Here is a list of some hotels in Bali, which is in several locations in Bali such as hotels in Sanur, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur or Ubud.


Luxury resort in Sanur area include The Grand Bali Beach, and Tanjung Sari. These hotels are equipped with convention facilitie, swimming pools, sport facilities, and a selection of restaurants, night clubs or discotheques, and beach front.
On the comfortable and moderate range, you can find hotels like the charming Laghawa Beach Inn and Shanti Village Hotel.

NUSA DUA Nusa Dua is one beach
resort in Bali with a view of palm tres and clear blue sea. White sand beach of Nusa Dua makes this place more popular among the tourists. Normally this area has been chosen by the tourist who really enjoys his vacation to rest in hotels, resorts and cottages scattered along thestar Tanjung Benoa beach in Nusa Dua up to (BTDC), because this area is popular with area hotels. Not much different from the Jimbaran area. The area is famous for its seafood restaurant.
Hotel in Tanjung Benoa area : Aston Bali, Grand Mirage, Melia Benoa, Ramada Benoa, Club Bali Mirage, Kind Villa Bintang Hotel in Nusa Dua (BTDC) area : Melia Bali, Ayodya Resort, Westin Bali, The Laguna Resort, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Nikko Bali, etc. Hotel in Jimbaran : Bali Intercontinental, Jimbaran Puri Bali


Luxury resort in Kuta and its surrounding areas include Hotel Santika Beach Bali, Ramayana Hotel, Discovery Kartika Plaza, Kuta Paradiso and The Vira Bali Hotel in Tuban, and Inna Kuta Beach in Kuta. These hotels are equipped with convension facilities , swimming pools, sports facilities and a selection of restaurants, night clubs or discotheques and beach front.
On the comfortable and inexpensive range, you can find hotels like the charming Aneka Beach Bungalow, Bali Bungalow or Restu Bali Hotel with its cottages or Kuta Seaview Cottage , in the heart of Kuta.

Kamis, 19 Agustus 2010

Activities That You Can Do During Stay in Bali

So many interesting activities that you can do during your visit in Island of Bali that will unforgettable.
Some of the activities in Bali as below :

Joint With Popular Bali Tour
A full list of the most populer Bali Tours, ranging from volcano tours to handicraft tour. For example Fullday Tour Kintamani & Half day Tour Ubud.
Balinese Dances
Balines Dances are vivid and stylized performances. Most Balinese dances are dramatizations of stories and legends from the Hindu "Ramayana" and "Mahabrata" or Balinese historical evens.
For the example : Performance Monkey dance, Legong Dance, Kecak Dance, Barong & Kris dance etc.

Adventure Tours
Every populer adventure tours can be found in Bali. Anventure sports activities have become increasingly populer in Bali in recent years, and many of these are also ideal for children. Anyone seven years of age and older can raft along the Ayung River, a two-hour journey through rain forests and rice terraces along a churning white water course thet tumbles down 25 rapids. Mountain bike excurtion (including a volcano trip), jungle trek and open-ocean kayak journeys are offered by the same adventure outfitters. Another adrenaline pumper is bungee jumping on the beach at Kuta .
White water rafting take an adreanalin charged ride down one of Bali's whitewater mountain rivers on an inflatable raft.
Bali Scuba Diving, Bali is home to some stunning reefs with spectacular visibility, Dive shops offer a multitude of courses, mostly PADI certified. Open Water Diver is ideal for those with no experience who want to see the spectacle of underwater habitats for the first time.
And there are many other adventure tours like water sport activities (Banana boat, speedboat, ocean rafting, parasailing, surfing etc).

Spa Package
Bali is a haven for relaxation, rejuvenation and regeneration. No trip would be complete without a Balinese massage, a perfect way to spend the day after a week of activity.

Senin, 16 Agustus 2010

Objects to visit in Bali

To explore the island of Bali is not enough if only in 2 or 3 days.
Because there are so many interesting places that have to explore & visit .
These are some famous places/objects in Bali that so many people love to visit during stay in Bali as below :

Celuk Village, Mas Village, Goa Gajah Temple, Ubud Village, Ubud Market, Puri Saron Ubud/Ubud Palace, Puri Lukisan/Painting museum, Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Monkey Forest, Tampak Siring, Gunung Kawi, Batubulan Village

Tanah Lot Temple, Subak Museum, Taman Ayun Temple, Bedugul Lake, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Botanical Garden, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Batukaru Temple, Hot Spring Water, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

Denpasar, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur, Sakenan Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Bali Museum, Badung Traditional Market, Jagadnata Temple, Bajra Sandi Museum, Art Center

Gitgit Waterfall, Buyan Lake, Tamblingan Lake, Ponjok Batu Temple, Lovina Beach Banjar Hot Water, Pulaki Temple, Menjangan Island

Kintamani Batur Volcano, Ulun Danu Temple, Penulisan Temple, Kehen Temple, Penglipuran Village

Tenganan Village, Besakih Temple, Candi Dasa Beach, Puri Agung Karangasem, Tirta Gangga, Taman Sukasada/Sukasada Park

Kamis, 12 Agustus 2010

The Best Location Of Bali To Visit, Part 2

The other parts of Bali that the best to visit besides Kuta/Legian, Sanur or Ubud as below :
Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is a mass tourism enclave which is about as Balinese as Mc Donalds. The Balinese are actually restricted from entering Nusa Dua including the beaches, which are meant to be public by law.
Most of the hotels are managed by Western hotel groups but owned in part of full by members of the Suharto family via anonymous Jakarta based proxy companies.
Seminyak to Canggu

In this areas, lots of designer (often legal) villas, bespoke luxury resort and lauded retaurants. A bit remote for many given the number of neighbors hardly makes Seminyak a " Balinese get away from it all" any longer.
Where Seminyak adjoins Legian, there is some shopping and other tourist facilities, otherwise an over-developed green zone which has lost its sparkle.
Great beach but highly dangerous waves and rip tides makes walking a pleasure, swimming suicidal.

Tanjung Benoa

On the peninsula up from Nusa Dua, what used to be a fishing village but has now given over to hotels and water sport while still retaining some Balinese authenticity. A long strip of often seriously eroded coastline, due to the fact they stripped the sea of the coral reefs for cement to build hotels only to see the sand wash away a resuld. Not a bad place to come and relax by the beach.

Candidasa is an area of small villages collectively known as Candidasa. Favored by those who want to avoid the excesses of Kuta, the corporate generic nature of Nusa Dua and the hawkers of Sanur & Lovina.
Some Shooping and smattering of restaurants mean guests are not totally beholden to their chosen hotel. Most of the cheap beachfront bungalow operations have now been bought out by group hoteliers, so it has lost its once unique status.


Amed is actually comprised of a number of villages on the Eastern coast of Bali. Once a destination for hippies and backpackers eager for the delights of a thatched bungalow in Bali's hottest (temperature wise) area, now home to a large of often exceptionally goog low to middle price range number of bespoke hotels & villas.
Very little to do besides relax, dive & snorkel, the land here very poor which means there are very few palm trees to shade the ground from the scorching sun.

The Best Location Of Bali To Visit part 1

The most interesting places that have a lot of visitor from local or foreign country in Bali are Kuta & Legian area,Seminyak, Nusa Dua area, Sanur area, Lovina, Ubud, Candidasa & Amed.

As Bali Island well known as an island of the God, Thousand of Temple or Heaven Island and a lot of name given by people in the world who have ever been in Bali. Bali Island is strategically located in the tropical situation and the geographically of this island is consisted of mountain, valley, lake, flat area and beautiful white sandy beach and warms blue seawater.
Bali Island is landscape panorama from the top hill down to the sea.
Know better about some places of interest as below :
Kuta & Legian

Kuta & Legian are busy mass tourism areas generally for the middle budget tourist. As the area is open to the Balinese, there are some notably good restaurand and shops, although much is about being loud while devouring beer & chips.
Several department and retails stores offer a good selection of goods at low prices for those who need their retail therapy, however much is about rip-off fakes Indonesian/Balinese "art".
The golden sand beach is sensational but the waters are mostly very dangerous for anyone who is not a very strong swimmer.

Sanur is generally a middle budget tourism area which straddles a long road lined with shops. restaurants and bars. Less build up and in some ways a little more apmarket than Kuta/Legian but without the range and even quality of places to shop, eat & drink.
The beach generally very poor quality and a haven for persistent "hawkers"(sellers) who absolutely will not leave you alone.
One part of the beach is a haven for young rent girls with their "mama" on offer to wealthy tourists at the so called "prestigious" beach resort.

Ubud Area

Something for everyone including authentic Balines culture and art, but without a beach. Ubud has everything from backpacker homestays to luxury resort, though some of the later are at odds with the local populous. Almost nightly cultural performances and some excellent restaurant, a plethora of art with some actually worthwhile and at good prices.
A few hawkers but generally not so aggressive and no drug/sex seller to speak of.
A generally very laid back & friendly atmosphere, a change to get to know real Balinese

Bali's Weather

How about the weather in Bali?
Bali is tropical island.

It sits 8 degress south of equator & enjoys a year round tropical monsoon climate. There is a slight seasonal variation in temporature and the main season are wet season & dry season.

November through March is the wettest time of the year and April to October the driest.

The temperature variation is very small and Bali doesn't have Four Season.
Bali only has wet season & dry season as mention above.

Bali experiences a 6am sunrise and 6 pm sunset almost year-round. The avarage temperatures are at their highest.
Wet season is not a bad time to visit Bali, because most of the downpours are in the mid afternoons and if you plan well, you can really enjoy the rest of the day in Bali Island.

It is better to check with the current weather condition before decided to visit Bali.

Selasa, 20 Juli 2010

The Economy Of Bali

Three decades ago, the Balinese economy was largely agriculture-based in terms of both output and employment. Tourism is now the largest single industry; and as a result, Bali is one of Indonesia’s wealthiest regions. About 80% of Bali's economy depends on tourism.[15] The economy, however, suffered significantly as a result of the terrorist bombings 2002 and 2005. The tourism industry is slowly recovering once again.

Although tourism produces the economy’s largest output, agriculture is still the island’s biggest employer;[16][citation needed] most notably rice cultivation. Crops grown in smaller amounts include fruit, vegetables, Coffea arabica and other cash[citation needed] Fishing also provides a significant number of jobs. Bali is also famous for its artisans who produce a vast array of handicrafts, including batik and ikat cloth and clothing, wooden carvings, stone carvings, painted art and silverware. Notably, individual villages typically adopt a single product, such as wind chimes or wooden furniture. and subsistence crops.

Trademarks of processed foods and beverages, Starbucks, KFC, A & W Restaurants, McDonald's, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. and others in discovery shopping center, Kuta, Bali.

The Arabica coffee production region is the highland region of Kintamani near Mount Batur. Generally, Balinese coffee is processed using the wet method. This results in a sweet, soft coffee with good consistency. Typical flavors include lemon and other citrus notes.[17] Many coffee farmers in Kintamani are members of a traditional farming system called Subak Abian, which is based on the HinduGeographical Indication.[18] philosophy of "Tri Hita Karana”. According to this philosophy, the three causes of happiness are good relations with God, other people and the environment. The Subak Abian system is ideally suited to the production of fair trade and organic coffee production. Arabica coffee from Kintamani is the first product in Indonesia to request a

Although significant tourism exists in the north, centre and east of the island, the tourism industry is overwhelmingly focused in the south. The main tourist locations are the town of Kuta (with its beach), and its outer suburbs (which were once independent townships) of Legian and Seminyak; the east coast town of Sanur (once the only tourist hub); to the south of the airport is Jimbaran; in the center of the island Ubud; and the newer development of Nusa Dua.

Another increasingly important source of income for Bali is what is called "Congress Tourism" from the frequent international conferences held on the island, especially after the terrorist bombings of 2002 and 2005; ostensibly to resurrect Bali's damaged tourism industry as well as its tarnished image.

The American government lifted its travel warnings in 2008. As of 2009 the Australian government still rates it a 4 danger level (the same as several countries in central Africa) on a scale of 5.

An offshoot of tourism is the growing real estate industry in Bali. Bali real estate has been rapidly developing in the main tourist districts of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Oberoi. Most recently, high end 5 star projects are under development on the Bukit peninsula on the south side of the island. Million dollar villas are springing up along the cliff sides of south Bali, commanding panoramic ocean views. Foreign and domestic (many Jakarta individuals and companies are fairly active) investment into other areas of the island also continues to grow. Land prices, despite the worldwide economic crisis have remained stable.

surfing on the island of Gods.

In the last half of 2008, Indonesia's currency had dropped approximately 30% against the US dollar, providing many overseas visitors value for their currencies. Visitor arrivals for 2009 were forecast to drop 8% (which would be higher than 2007 levels), but this is due to the worldwide economic crisis which has also affected the global tourist industry and not due to any travel warnings.

Bali's tourism economy has not only survived the horrible terrorist bombings of 2002 and 2005, the tourism industry has slowly recovered and surpassed its pre-terrorist bombing levels and the longterm trend is a steady increase of visitor arrivals.

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry expects more visitors arrivals in 2010, whose target for visitor arrivals is aimed to be the highest ever.[19]

Bali's tourism brand is Bali Shanti Shanti Shanti.[20] Where Shanti derived from Sanskrit "Shanti" (शान्‍ति) meaning peace.

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Bali Transpotation

Bali has no railway network but a very good road network is available, especially to the tourist destination areas. Most residents have private vehicles and choose to use it because public transportation is not available with either, except for taxis. Types of public transport in Bali :

  • Gig, using the horse as a vehicle towing

  • Motorcycle taxi

  • Bemo, serving in & intercity

  • Taxi

  • Bus, serving the intercity relations, rural, and between provinces

Bali connected with Java by ferry service linking the port with the Port Gilimanuk Ketapang in Banyuwangi, a long journey took about 30 to 45 minutes. Crossing to Lombok Island through Padang Bay to the Port of Port of Sheet, which takes about four hours.
Air transport is served by the Ngurah Rai International Airport, with destinations to major cities in Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. Runway and aircraft coming and going can be seen clearly from the beach. Taken from : Bali-Wikipedia

The Demografi of Bali

Bali residents about a number of 4 million inhabitants, with 92.3% majority Hindu religion.
Other religions are Buddhism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism.

Apart from tourism, the population of Bali is also a living from agriculture and fisheries. Some also choose to become artists. The language used in Bali is Indonesian, Balinese, and English especially for those who work in the tourism sector.

Balinese and Indonesian language is the language most widely use in Bali, and as with other Indonesian citizens, most Balinese people are bilingual or even trilingual. Although there are several dialects in the language of Bali, the Balinese people generally use a form of Balinese language intercourse as an option in communicating. Traditionally, the use of various dialects of the Balinese language is determined based on the color of the chess system in Hindu Dharma and clan membership (the term of Bali: soroh, gotra), although implementation of these traditions tend to decrease.

English is a third language (and the primary foreign language) for many of the people of Bali, which is influenced by the great needs of the tourism industry. Those employees who work at tourist information centers in Bali, often also understand some of the foreign language with sufficient competence.

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The History Of Bali

The first inhabitants of the island of Bali is expected to come in 3000-2500 BCE who migrated from Asia. [3] Remains of stone tools from this period discovered in the village strangling located in the western part of the island. [4] Age of prehistory and ending with the arrival of Hinduism and Sanskrit texts from India in 100 BC. [citation needed]

Balinese culture and Indian culture have a strong influence, the process is more rapid after the first century AD. Name Balidwipa (Bali Island) began found in various inscriptions, including inscriptions Blanjong published by Sri Kesari Warmadewa in 913 AD and mentioning the word Walidwipa. It is estimated that around this time that the irrigation system water control system for rice cultivation have been developed. Some religious and cultural traditions also began to develop at that time. Kingdom of Majapahit (1293-1500 AD) who are Hindus and centered on the island of Java, had founded the kingdom of subordinates in Bali around the year 1343 AD It was almost all over the country are Hindus, but as the advent of Islam stood Islamic kingdoms in the archipelago, among others, led to the collapse of Majapahit. Many nobles, priests, artists, and other Hindu community when it was out of the way from Java to Bali.

Europeans who first discovered Bali is Cornelis de Houtman from the Netherlands in 1597, though a Portuguese ship had previously been stranded near the promontory of Bukit, Jimbaran, in 1585. Dutch East India Company began to implement through colonization in the land of Bali, but continue to get resistance, so until the end of the power of their position in Bali is not as solid as their position in the Java or the Moluccas. Starting from the northern region of Bali, since the 1840s the Netherlands has become a permanent presence, which was initially performed with the pit-lamb of the ruler of Bali that mutual distrust each other. The Dutch made a major assault by land and sea against the Sanur region, and followed by the area of Denpasar. Parties in Bali that have lost the number and weaponry do not want to experience shame for surrender, thus causing the war to the death or bellows, which involves all the people both men and women including the king. An estimated 4,000 people died in the incident, although the Netherlands has ordered them to surrender. Furthermore, the Dutch governors who ruled only a few gave its influence on this island, so that local control of religion and culture generally remained unchanged.

Japan occupied Bali during World War II, and then a military officer named I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali forming forces 'freedom fighters'. Following the surrender of Japan in the Pacific in August 1945, the Dutch promptly returned to Indonesia (including Bali) to re-establish its colonial rule like the situation before the war. This was opposed by the resistance forces of Bali who then use the Japanese weapons.

November 20, 1940, burst Puputan Margarana battle that occurred in the village of Marga, Tabanan, Bali middle. Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai, aged 29 years, led his troops from the territory east of Bali to take the offensive to death in the Netherlands armed forces. All members of the battalion were killed in Bali is everything, and make it as a last Balinese military resistance.

In 1946 the Dutch made Bali as one of 13 areas part of the new State of East Indonesia was proclaimed, named as one of the countries competing for the Republic of Indonesia which was proclaimed and headed by Sukarno and Hatta. Bali then also incorporated into the United States of Indonesia when the Dutch recognized Indonesian independence on December 29, 1949. In 1950, became a province of the Republic of Indonesia.

Mount Agung eruption that occurred in 1963, had time to shake the people's economy and caused many residents of Bali transmigrate to other areas in Indonesia.

Year 1965, along with the failure by the G30S coup against the national government in Jakarta, Bali and many other areas of crushing occurred against members and sympathizers of the Communist Party of Indonesia. In Bali, it is estimated more than 100,000 people killed or missing. Nevertheless, events in the early days of New Order until the date of this law has not been successfully expressed. [5]

Terrorist attacks have occurred on October 12, 2002, a bomb attack in Bali in 2002 at the Kuta Beach tourist area, causing as many as 202 persons were killed and 209 others were injured. Bali bomb attacks in 2005 also occurred three years later in Kuta and Jimbaran beach. These events received extensive international coverage because most of the victims were foreign tourists, and caused the Bali tourism industry facing tough challenges in recent years

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