Seminyak, November 23rd, 2019 – We are proud to announce that Aksari Villa Seminyak under Ini Vie Hospitality Management has won Agoda Gold Circle Award 2019. The Agoda Gold Circle is an award for Agoda’s hotel partners’ superior service, high scoring peer-to-peer reviews on Agoda, pricing and availability excellence.
Every year Agoda selects a new set of properties to share this honor and enjoy the benefits of being highlighted on Agoda website and app as a place of fantastic service, competitive rates, and responsive availability. Aksari Villa Seminyak has proven that place among the best for providing top travel value to guest and exceptional partnership to Agoda.
New for this year, Agoda has added additional criteria, with the winning properties also having to participate in Agoda Private Sales. This is an exclusive closed user group incremental sales program to give further benefits for properties to access loyal and high converting Agoda members.
Ini Vie Hospitality is the pioneer of luxury and romantic villa management in Bali with more than 19 properties in 2019. The properties scattered from Ubud to Jimbaran with each has a distinctive ambiance and decoration like no other places. The properties under Ini Vie are designed to highlight its rich Balinese tradition with a variety of indigenous treatments for honeymooners and even family getaway. Since operating in the mid of July 2013, Ini Vie strives to be the best villa management in the island with a motto: “yes because we passionate in details of what we do”. For more information, please visit www.inivie.com.~ Monday 25 November 2019
Just like dinner, some people take brunch very seriously here in Seminyak. As one of the most popular holiday destinations here are the most popular, Insta-worthy and delicious spots for you to hit up on your next vacation.
Sisterfield has really nice space with quality homewares, some great food, cakes and friendly service. Many people make it regulars when in Seminyak for breakfast. The pumpkin and white bean hummus is one of the popular breakfast. Not only does the food look and taste good here, but this cafe has a beautiful design. Trendy Sisterfields does classic Aussie breakfasts such as smashed avocado, and more-inventive dishes and wide variety of coffee. There are also hipster faves such as pulled-pork rolls and shakshuka poached eggs.
La Lucciola is a Seminyak favourite of many, nestled on Petitenget Beach and offers brunch by the beach. Although it’s open for lunch and dinner, breakfast here was really tasty seems like a perfect time to come here since the restaurant gets crowded in the morning. Having breakfast here can almost feel like you’re in a fancy resort. By day this restaurant is the perfect location for families for a special breakfast, brunch or lunch. At night, it is incredibly romantic with the cool ocean breeze, cocktails, candles and fresh frangipani.
Located on Batu Belig, it’s out of the touristy-ness of Seminyak. Watercress has a more local and relaxed feel and the food is amazing with a good wrap for it’s breakies. Run on the philosophy of Eat Fresh, Live Well, it’s easy to understand why Watercress has become one of the most popular eating spots in Bali. It has many rustic breakfast menu, a serious cup of coffee, a smorgasbord of fresh lunch options and an inviting garden bar.
Monsieur Spoon is more than a bakery/patisserie. It is a great place to eat in. People have the apple turnover and lemon meringue tart many times, and they are both top notch. Located in Petitenget, Monsieur Spoon is a family-run bakery and cafe which has been opened since 2012. It serves numerous high-quality handmade French pastries and many that become the signature: French all-butter croissant that becoming best-seller. By now it has 6 branches all over Bali. As this reputation and many people love the products, Monsieur Spoon opens its first pastry class for kids. The bake house run the class monthly. During the class, children will learn how to choose the good ingredients and guided from the beginning to the end of how to make the food based on what they wanted.
Tags: #ThingsToDoInSeminyak #RomanticVillaInSeminyak #HoneymoonInSeminyak #PoppingUpActivityInSeminyak~ Wednesday 13 November 2019
Many would lit up the night in Bali by visiting night-clubs since it has been long known that Bali’s nightlife activity is the sophisticated techno and house crowd that continues to grow all over the island. Not to mention, bunch of international DJs regularly visit and play. Apart from that, here are popping up night clubs and the island’s current hotspot.
Many said that the club is one of the biggest on the island as it has four floors and several rooms with different genres from Top 40, EDM, RnB and deep house. Situated in famous Legian street, Sky Garden is a must-visit place for those who in search for partying or night-life in the island.
The club has a distinctive architecture like a cathedral with classy atmosphere. No sandals and singlets in this place. It has delicate threads of neon lasers that weave around the candy coloured mosaic glass. Listen to world-class DJs glitter and taste the sweet and outstanding services behind the bar.
The club has a retro ambiance and always keeping the dance floor always full. At first La Favela is a small shop and home before it turns to be notable night club in Bali. La Favela totally magical with its original concept and vintage design and with this style the club incredibly captivated. Located in famous Oberoi street, Seminyak, La Favela open daily and always full of party animal.
Tags: #ThingsToDoInSeminyak #RomanticVillaInSeminyak #HoneymoonIn Seminyak #PoppingUpActivityInSeminyak #MustVisitClubsInSeminyak~ Monday 29 July 2019
Bali’s northernmost has still yet to be explored where enchanting beauty of nature await you. From travelling to finds a spot that looks perfect for wedding photography, to family escape and romantic journey Sukasada has all of it. Below are the places worth a visit.
Surrounded by highlands with high precipitation Sukasada has numerous waterfalls and wetlands where vegetables and fruits growing. One of the notable waterfalls is Banyumala Twin Waterfall which lies in the north of the Lake Buyan. This is not easy find waterfall as you need to cross a small rural road. Close to Banyumala waterfall is Munduk waterfall and Git Git waterfall. Three of them are getting popularity nowadays and keep in mind to bring your coat since this area is getting light rain often.
Getting your swing might be a mainstream idea during in Bali. But here in Sukasada, one can get a swing overlooking the twin lake, Tamblingan and Buyan that is picture perfect. The swing and surrounding made of bamboo that not only offers you with beautiful backdrop for your instagram experience, but also a place to chill out.
Ulun Danu Tamblingan is a floating temple that one should use a boat to reach the temple. If you want to take some pictures close to the temple make sure you wear an outfit properly. Ulun Danu Tamblingan is a solely temple by which it offers an instagramable picture where you can see no other place and many come at dawn for silhouettes colour.
TAGS: #RomanticVillaInLegianandSeminyak #ThingsToDoInBali #FamilyHolidayInBali #PoppingUpActivityInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali~ Monday 22 July 2019
Bringing souvenir for your teammates, besties and even family member after a vacation are good to strengthen your social life. Similar to other places all over the world, Bali has a signature that you can carry away after a long vacation. Here things you can buy before you leave the island
A Pandora Box
For years, Bali has thousands of woodcarver who dedicated themselves for arts. There are myriads of wood product that has been made all across Bali including the Pandora Box, a wooden carved box with a hidden chamber. The artisan has been made the carved box in all shapes and forms, from vegetables to animals to captivating the consumer as well as kids who love a hidden treasure. You can find it along Ubud’s main road and art market.
Local Wine and Arak
Some people might not aware that Bali has great local drinks such as wine and liquor before they meet arak Bali and then they drink it. Providing you interest about these beverages, you can go to the local shops and buy it as it commonly used during Balinese ceremonies. Several shops produced these local drinks for over 40 years with its high-quality product and reputation.
Handmade Silver Jewellery
Around dozens of village in Bali are an artisan village such as Celuk Village where silver jewellery has been made for centuries. Many of locals have made the jewellery for international and domestic market with an array of collections. Following that, we can also make our jewellery by our design. What a unique one.
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~ Wednesday 10 July 2019
As Bali doesn’t have any massive public transportation and getting one tourism spot to another is hard to reach, rent a motorbike is essential. For those who are keen for adventurous experience and looking to rent a custom-motorcycles, below are one of the best places to learn and ride your favorite one.
The shop tucked far away from Jalan Raya Canggu. Derived its name as “bad mother” in Spanish, Malamadre motorcycles are taylor made builds that fit the needs for those who want something out of the box motorcycles while exploring the Island of Gods. Every motorcycle is unique, and has been built with high-quality standards that ranging from Honda Tiger, Yamaha Fazer and Scorpio as well as Suzuki GSX. To get one of these items, you need to show your passport or driving license and payment beforehand. The price and rent time range from daily to monthly with various charge that depends on the vehicles.
Island Motorcycles is selling and rentals custom motorcycles as well as how to get started on your custom build motorcycles. Nestled in Jalan Raya uluwatu, the shop offers everything about custom bike that comes from customers minds. Many of our customers enjoy being part of the process of designing their custom bikes and others are renting the bikes as they come to Bali for travels. It has also varied range of options for rental from daily and monthly. Feel free to ask for discounts if you rent a motorcycle more than a week.
Tags: #RomanticVillainLegianandSeminyak #ThingsToDoinLegianandSeminyak #ExtraordinarythingsinBali #PoppingUpActivityInBali #SportsactivityinBali
~ Monday 08 July 2019
What drives you to visit Bali? Is it the exotic cuisine, the beaches, the vibrant nightlife, or the cultural festival? If it is the latter one, then be sure to read this upcoming Festivals and Events in Bali this July. Bali festivals and events are the skeleton in the social landscape of the island. Culture is their everyday life and every day life is their culture. Most of the cultural festivals and events in Bali are determined by Balinese calendars from long ago, while others are highlighted schedules that take place on certain dates each year.
Sanur Jazz Festival, 4 July
Mostly Jazz is a musical series program that is developed for facilitating musical expression, creation, communication and presentation for artists and the music community in general. Presenting local and national musicians, culinary festival for all jazz lovers.
Twin Lake Festival, 3-6 July
Located in front of the Ulun Danu Buyan Temple at Pancasari Village, Sukasada and Ulun Danu Tamblingan at Munduk Village, Banjar, Twin Lake Festival is aimed to introduce original Buleleng agricultural products. The name “Twin Lake” refers to the Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake. The festival creates opportunities for visitors to try the seafood selection and locally grown exotic fruits. With its Bull Races Parade, traditional game Gangsing Competition, Fruit Arrangement Competition, and Handy Craft Exhibition, the festival offers entertaining ways to spend your time in Bali. The people of Buleleng perform traditional, unique sports at one of the events.
Makepung Race Governor Cup, 14 July
Makepung is one of the unique traditions stemming from the agrarian livelihood of the island, and is a widely enjoyed event in the regency of Jembrana, West Bali. The widely known race of water buffalo is a colourful spectacle and the racing course is about 2 kilometres. Here, the farmers and their buffalo come to race for honour, pride and the trophy, rather than for money.
Tulamben Festival, 27-29 July
This East Bali event will highlight a variety of competitions, exhibitions, and an art and culture parade. Traditional Jukung wooden boat races, wind-powered, will also be held to showcase the skills of the local fishermen. This three days festival is highly recommended for those who love maritime world and fishing
Tags: #ThingstodoinBali #FamilyHolidayInBali #PoppingUpActivityInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali #HoneymoonActivityInBali~ Monday 01 July 2019
Whether you are on a first date, a tinder date or celebrating an anniversary, Bali is the perfect place for a date night. Beautiful settings, great music, and delicious cocktails with enough of a kick to calm those nerves! So here is fave spots for date nights on the island.
Ku De Ta, Seminyak
If you are celebrating an anniversary whilst in Bali, what better way to celebrate than watching a gorgeous sunset. There are so many beautiful sunset bars on the island, but we love Ku De Ta. Share a jug of their pink sangria and watch the sky changes colour as the sun disappears into the ocean.
Motel Mexicola, Seminyak
If you are lacking the romantic gene and prefer your date nights to get a bit raucous, we suggest going to popular hotspot, Motel Mexicola. Not only are their cocktails delicious, but they also have a new menu that is mouth-wateringly good don’t forget to try the Crab Tostada, meaning you can spend your whole evening under one roof. Warning you might lose your date in the 9pm conga line, so steady on the free tequila.
With a name like Casablanca, you can’t really go wrong for a date night. This spot in Sanur is the perfect place for a fun evening of drinking and dancing, as they have live music that rocks the place until the wee hours. Channel your inner Dirty Dancing and hit the dance floor.
TAGS: #ThingstodoinLegianandSeminyak #FamilyHolidayInBali #RomanticCandleLightDinner #PoppingUpActivityInBali #HoneymoonActivityInBali
~ Saturday 29 June 2019
Legian and Seminyak were fast becoming the epicentre for epic new restaurants in Bali, this month’s lineup of hot new tables comes rolling in. A heady mixture of wild and wonderful new concepts right across the island, this month we have radical, retro, and psychedelic vibes in both Legian and Seminyak, a brand new Japanese gastropub in Nusa Dua, and we even have a number of new names of celeb faces behind them – not to mention some Canggu must try for good measure.
The Pontiac Stardust – Seminyak
Described as a cosmic road trip through 1950s/60s Palm Springs, The Pontiac Stardust is a progressive cocktail bar inspired by the art and energy of mid-century modern Palm Springs. A culture not a concept, this wild and wonderful new bar is helmed by award-winning bartender, Beckaly Franks – the first female mixologist to win the prestigious 42 Below Cocktail World Cup, and owner of the multi award-winning Pontiac in Hong Kong. It goes without saying then, that the cocktails here are second to none try the P.O.G. Daiquiri or the Snake in the Grass if you don’t believe and the bar food is equally as epic. Inspired by food truck fare from California, Miami, Seattle and New York, expect to see a big Burger, the kielbasa sausage Dog, the Personal Pizza and Fries, loaded with Sriracha mayonnaise and parmesan. And did we mention, there’s also a vintage photo booth here, a transcendent soundtrack of desert rock meets upbeat bpm, and even a fairy-lit Teepee under the stars on the patio where the occasional reiki and tarot reading takes place. Welcome to The Pontiac Stardust.
Flat Stanley Pizza – Seminyak
Situated directly next door to The Pontiac Stardust at the ever-fabulous Alila Seminyak, Flat Stanley Pizza takes you to vintage California and the Pacific West Coast with its hand-pulled sourdough flatbread pizzas, generously loaded with local Balinese produce for the freshest flavours. Helmed by Chef Matt White, a self-proclaimed “Dough Head” who started Alt. Pizza and Extra Virgin Pizza in Singapore, the lineup alongside the pizzas at Flat Stanley sees a selection of sharing boards, small plates, vegetables, salads, and a range of meats and seafood from the grill. It’s a hip yet approachable day-to-night venue with something for everyone.
Opeum Bistro – Legian
Opeum has only just opened on the Double Six strip, and we’re already addicted. Helmed by MasterChef Singapore finalist, Sharon Gonzago, this new bistro is dedicated to preserving lost recipes from near and far, using fresh local ingredients that Chef Gonzago herself has sourced by exploring Bali’s terraces on a bike and scouring local markets. The results? Contemporary interpretations of heritage cuisine, like the Grilled Sambal Bajak Prawns, the Nasi Goreng Embe, and our fave, the Pesan Be Pasih – grilled silver snapper wrapped in banana leaves and powerfully flavoured by a Balinese sambal. All of this hidden beneath a luscious canopy of trees in a peaceful “secret garden” courtyard.
Tags: #ThingsToDoInLegianandSeminyak#FamilyHolidayInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali #CulturalActivityInBali #RomanticVillainLegianandSeminyak
~ Friday 28 June 2019
To preserve the arts and culture of Bali, a museum has long been known for its role to shows us the past and present of Bali. For those who want to learn the history of local, these museums might be worth to consider with its collection and long reputation.
Neka Art Museum
As one of the most renowned museums in Bali, Neka Art Museum was established in 1976 by a famous Balinese art enthusiast Wayan Suteja Neka. The Neka Art Museum presents his wide and ever-growing collection from classical to contemporary, traditional to modern. Here, you will see paintings, sculptures, traditional tools, and weapons that will give insight into the elaborate culture of Bali. Neka Museum features traditional keris dagger collection and numerous people come to this museum bringing old and new keris to be examined by Neka.
Located in Denpasar, this public museum is definitely a heritage centre that depicts Balinese culture and history. Built in the early 30’s, Bali Museum pillars four main structures. In Tabanan complex, visitors can see musical instruments and theatrical masks whilst paintings and sculptures are on display in Karangasem complex. If you are into local textile industry and its history, you can see them in Buleleng complex and archaeological artifacts fan can opt to go straight to Timur complex. Bali Museum houses various Balinese looms and ancient calendars.The collections stored in Bali Museum can be classified as a prehistoric object collection.
Agung Rai Museum of Art (Arma)
Located in Ubud, the museum founded in 1996 by Agung Rai. This private museum allows you to enjoy the special exhibitions, theatre performances, dances, music and painting classes, a bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, conferences, seminars and training programmes. The painting collection at ARMA ranges from traditional to contemporary, including the classical Kamasan Collection on tree bark, masterpieces by Batuan artists of the 30s and 40s, and the only available works to be seen on the island from 19th century Javanese artist Raden Saleh and Syarif Bustaman.
Tags: #RomanticVillaInLegianandSeminyak #FamilyHolidayInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali #Cultural activityinBali #ArtCentersInUbud~ Tuesday 25 June 2019
Travelers around the world have spoken about their journey over 2019 and this month, Tripadvisor has just shown that Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing selected as Asia’s top experience and stand for number 8 in the world out of 25 with more than 522 reviews by the mid of June. The programme determined using an algorithm that took into account a business’s reviews, opinions and popularity with travelers over the last year.
The travelers are over the moon while seeing rice terraces that using subak system while enjoying the Jungle Swing. As you might know, the Subak system which applied by local farmers is Ubud’s natural wonders and part of UNESCO heritage. Along with it, the travelers were captivated with the enchanting beauty of Ubud’s nature. Another captivating experience they had is meeting the monkeys in their natural environment in the Ubud Monkey Forest and get a selfie moment with this mammals. Following that, one can immerse with the cultural activity such as soaking in sacred Tirta Empul water temple and a wefie in Saraswati shrine. Jungle Swing and all about the Ubud and surrounding are worth a try. Dare you?
Tags: #ThingstodoinUbud #FamilyHolidayInBali #PoppingUpActivityInBali #MustVisitPlaceInBali #HoneymoonActivityInBali~ Saturday 22 June 2019
While getting a dinner might be common things for you, these restaurant might serve something different. It gives you a pleasurable experience like no other place. Below are the artistic restaurants you must visit while in Seminyak.
Nirvana Burger Bar
The restaurant not only serving amazing burgers and a wide variety of drinks to enjoy over live music, but Nirvana Burger Bar also the place for quality nightlife entertainment. The restaurant has amazing fireshow displays available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sit back and get cosy as the performers with their fiery show that ends with a big bang as fire sparks fly behind the performers. Magicians perform their tricks every Monday and Wednesday too.
Escape to Italy with an authentic Italian food and wine experience all set within captivating interiors in the heart of Seminyak. The hyped restaurant attracts a hip crowd and has quickly evolved into the latest place to see and be seen. The restaurant is the best place to highlight the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, art and friends with stunning interiors by notable Roman architects
Step out of your beach attire and into your nicest high heels before stepping into this classy restaurant and bar. Refresh yourself with one of its superb cocktails before residing to your table to enjoy the award-winning flavours and spices inspired by asian street food vendors, predominantly in India.
Tags: #Best restaurants in Legian and Seminyak #Romantic candle light dinner #Extraordinary things in Bali #Honeymoon villa in Legian and Seminyak~ Monday 17 June 2019
Fabulous Seminyak is the centre of life for hordes of the island's expats and locals with countless of foods and drinks that are mouthwatering including a coffee. In Seminyak, every cafe has its own style and signature for its customers. Here are the best coffee shops in Seminyak that worth to try.
Trendy Sisterfields does classic Aussie breakfasts such as smashed avocado, and more-inventive dishes and wide variety of coffee. There are also hipster faves such as pulled-pork rolls and shakshuka poached eggs. Grab a seat at a booth, the counter or in the rear courtyard. There are several other good choice for vegan and organic coffee.
The good vibes are organic at this vegetarian cafe and store. Choose from creative salads, sandwiches or whole grain vegan and raw-food goodies. It's most famous for its six-course 'Planet Platter'. The beverage menu includes organic coffee, fresh juices and detox mixes.
Enjoy French-style baked goods at this popular bakery and cafe. Many escape the heat and linger here for hours over little French treats. This coffee shop has its signature hazelnut coffee and breads with condiments.
Tags: #Romantic villa in Legian and Seminyak #Must visit coffee shops and speakeasy in Legian and Seminyak #Popping up activity in Bali #Best restaurants in Legian and Seminyak #Honeymoon villa in Legian and Seminyak.~ Thursday 13 June 2019
Seminyak is a home to a thriving group of professionals who have traded office drudgery for a more idyllic work environment recently. It’s difficult to know exactly how many digital nomads work from Seminyak. Transient populations are hard to count, and immigration statistics don’t help, because most digital nomads here are on rolling 60-day business visas, lumping them in with those here on short business trips. As a part of a larger global trend, Digital Nomad are increasing rapidly and cheaper airfares to Indonesia, affordable food and living cost, better connectivity and as if living in a paradise is one of the varied reasons why people still coming to Bali for work independently. While many say the lifestyle makes them more productive, it’s not for everyone. Here are things we should know before staying in Bali for several moments as digital nomad or for those who work independently.
Coffee Shops for Digital Nomads
In Bali, the coffee shops not only try to serve the best cup of coffee, but also to provide best place to do everything and landscape. By combined coffee and good places, there are generating ambiences to boost inspiration or creative idea. Many coffee shops in Bali have become a place where all the creative people gather. Let’s say, Shelter. Which is combined a coffee shop and a working place at the same time. Instead of looking for coworking places, Nomad people that working without office like travel blogger, photographers, story teller, journalist, or even designers often comes to this place. They find a good coffee, delicious food and meet with interlocutor to brainstorm their ideas. Overall, Shelter is a hub destination whether to socializing with islander expats from around the world or friends with the same professions. This is what makes Shelter has a good reputation as one of the best second floor coffee shops and a hub of creative people.
Find An Awe-Inspiring Coworking Scene
There are quality coworking spaces to be found and Lineup is probably good value for those that want to work in Seminyak. For instance, Lineup Hub. This space is on the West Coast and probably one of the best a coworking space. The whole bottom floor is basically rows of computers while the second floor offers a small space to bring your own computer and sit on bean bags as well as the place was lively with activity and events. Or for those who want something more spacious find Outpost. It has plenty of members by now and has weekly programs called Life Design Lab
Stay in the best B&B Inns
For some digital nomads, the working holiday is heavily slanted in favour of the holiday. Find B&B accommodation that are essential and the best one like Aksari Villa Seminyak. In last two years Aksari Villa has won B&B Inns. Wake up in the room by the pool and savor the local dish might be the best moment during stay. The amenities is the perfect place for digital nomads in many ways. It’s a genuinely interesting and engaging place with infrastructure that’s good enough for remote workers to get their jobs done. It’s also a lot more pleasant, and it’s affordable for most people on a Western salary.
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~ Thursday 30 May 2019
We are proud to announce that Aksari Villa has just received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence this year. We are consistently excellent for having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year and continually delivered a quality customer experience. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.
Unlike any other villa, Aksari villa is architecturally designed residence with all aspects of modern living and facilities provided. Entirely private with own pool, bathtub, hammock and sunbed that would be best fitted for a couple. The guest even no need to leave the villa to enjoy the vacation and spend every single waking moment with beloved one with its wide range of services.
For starters, romantic floating balloon in the pool, which is included helium balloon with an ambient color that can be subject for surprising the beloved one in our special moments such as honeymoon, birthday and wedding anniversary.
To make it more tropical, this villa have another decoration in the pool with new standardization where full flower put in the pool called romantic full flower decoration and it is really instagramble. Get into the jacuzzi and smell the flowers that will give a remarkable sensation. This villa also offers a distinctive experience of dinner with a romantic floating candle light in the pool, in order to make the pool more romantic one.
Based on the facts above, many people or customers feel glad and make some review on a wide range of platform. That’s why Aksari Villa has receiving certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor this year based on reviews and opinions that truly exceptional from million of guests.~ Tuesday 28 May 2019
Before we arrive, ensure to know the uniqueles of The Island of God. Here, we try to give some information that essential. A small things with tremendous impact for the best getaway such as a wide range of transportation, must-try local cuisine and several tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali.
1. Rent A Scooter
Bestowed with the enchanting of nature, Bali is full with mesmerizing place like no other. From lush greenery jungle in the northern, and pristine beach in the southernmost. Nonetheless, it is not easy to find a public transportation in Bali, whether it was limited and many places are unreachable with such a public transportation. That’s why rent a scooter is recommended one and that will be beneficial as we can go anywhere with flexibility. Just keep in mind that Indonesia using left track and bring also international driving license while driving. The price for rent a scooter might be varied and approximately IDR 80 thousand or around US$ 6-7 per day. The price may be getting cheaper for weekly and monthly rent. As easy as getting the accommodation, we could rent a scooter in hotel, villa and nearby.
2. Get Local Sim Cards
As soon as we arrived we might feel terrible without phone and internet access. Just stay calm as Indonesia is one of the modest price country for phone and internet services. But, avoid to get the Sim Cards in the airport as it slightly more expensive. On a way to accommodation, try to find authorized Sim Cards center such as Telkomsel, Indosat, XL and 3 for best price and services either on supermarket nor recognized shop.
3. Taste Some Delicious Indonesian Food
Bali has always been known as The Island of Paradise that encompass natural beauty and culinary activity. Here, we can get glorious food, rich of nutrition, which part of the culture in the past and present. Try a Babi Guling, a roasted pig that became one of the most quintessential dining experience for Balinese. In the past, a Babi Guling feast was usually reserved for big rite of passage celebrations such as wedding and funerals. Today, the delicious taste of Babi guling is already spread out and because of mass tourism, it is become must-try food while staying in Bali. Another options is Ayam Betutu, a steamed chicken mixed with red chilli peppers, onion slices, coconut oil and anothers condiment. Similar to Baby Guling, we can easily find it in luxury hotels and local restaurants.
4. Get Experience of Floating Breakfast at Private Villa
It is unclear since when floating breakfast has been discovered but this morning routine are keep popping up. Above all, there are some villas that become a trendsetter of floating breakfast that gone viral, such as Ini Vie Villa in Legian. Unlike any other villas, Ini Vie is architecturally designed as romantic villa with all aspects of modern living and facilities. Everything was so nicely presented including the floating breakfast to pampering the visitors. The floating breakfast that consist of bread, local or western cuisine, hot beverage are served on the floating tray.
5. Download A Handy Mobile Application
Either of Go-Jek or Uber are imperative mobile application that we must have while staying in Bali. We can order an online transportation, order some meal and stuffs and even a massage services just in one touch. It was handy and so instrumental. Oftentimes we’ll stuck in the traffic congestion in Bali and online transportation were beneficial. All that we need to do just in one click. Order for transportation, wait and sit as the driver take us to the place we want. No need to worry of lost. These application also complemented with e-money so that we can buy on several mini market and supermarket by only scanning the bar.
~ Monday 29 April 2019
Having a breakfast that lies on the bed might be an old-fashioned way during the stay in a resort. But, a notable breakfast that floats in front of us, or known as floating breakfast are popping up recently. To be sure, it is better than any dining experience as the best quality of food, the beauty of views surrounding, love affairs moment and insta-worth. Below are some of the villas that become a trendsetter of floating breakfast and gone viral.
Unlike any other villas, Aksari Villa is architecturally designed villa with all aspects of modern living and facilities provide. Everything was so nicely presented. In particular for perfect romantic stay. So that, Aksari Villa carry on the floating breakfast to pampering the visitors and specially designed for couples and insta-addict. Commonly, the floating breakfast in Aksari Villa is satiating one that presented in a large, sturdy tray. It is a complete morning meal that including hot beverage, warm breads and various type of food that are full with condiments. The chefs that are well-trained will satisfy our palate of best food we ever had. While enjoying the food on the floating tray, we can lies and get the lazy time with our spouse on the floating sunbed as well.
Bali has selected as the fifth best destination in the world by TripAdvisor- travelers choice awards recently. Of course we are grateful to hear that and for those who are now living for a vacation, congratulation, we are part of the beauty of Bali. Let’s keep the island clean and nurturing the culture and environment. The Island of God offers an array of beautiful spots that we can visit. There are mouthwatering dishes on every corner of the street from the most renowned restaurants to the street food, natural parks, legendary beaches, historic sites, clubs and coffee shops that will spoil us. All of these fabulous spot bestowed to Bali and attracted more and more people to come. There are 7176 things to do listed by TripAdvisor, but the top three will bring us to a whole a new level as it were the most visited place recently.
1. Kelingking Beach
Kelingking is one of the best beaches in Indonesia. It has breathtaking view like no other so that the reputation of this beach soaring rapidly. If we want to go to this jaw-dropped place, we need to go to the port nearby as this beach located in Nusa Penida Island in the southeastern of Bali and about 45 minutes by fast boat. It has long been known that Nusa Penida has a lot of beach and not too many people around there and Kelingking is one of the most renowned by getting crowded with tourist each day as its stunning location. Kelingking is a cliff with the sandy beach below. Many people are stumbled when they try to get the “perfect shot” on the top of cliff. Queues of people even lining up to get the best picture in the way of the actual pathway and it is worth.
2. Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as one of the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is located in Sawan, Buleleng Regency, a highland that has so many waterfall and lush jungle. To see Sekumpul Waterfall closely, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, we have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road and hundreds of stairs followed by across the river. It takes about 30 minutes to walk before finally we’ll hear the roar of waterfall and see the vertical drops of water comes in three ways that showcasing breathtaking view.
3. Luhur Batukaru Temples
Located in Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key attractions and a site of pilgrimage for Hindu Balinese. The Pura Luhur Batukaru lies in 1,300 meters above the sea level, on the slopes of Mount Batukaru and often misty. All around the Batukaru temple we'll find a garden of flowering frangipani, with a gigantic, inhabited, humid tropical forest all around it. The impressive placed Batukaru is situated since the 11th century, which is an especially sacred site, even by Balinese standards. That's why all visitors have to carefully read and abide the temple rules posted clearly at the entrance.~ Tuesday 02 April 2019
Ingin sejenak menyepi berdua sembari berlibur romantis? Titipkan dahulu anak–anak kepada kakek, nenek, atau saudara, dan wujudkan impian Anda bersama pasangan berbulan madu romantis di Bali. Sudah sejak lama Bali menjadi destinasi favorit untuk para pasangan dimabuk cinta. Baik untuk bulan madu, perayaan anniversary, atau sekedar liburan berdua, Pulau Dewata memang menawarkan keindahan alam luar biasa yang ideal untuk menambah kemesraan sejoli. Liburan romantis tentu harus didukung dengan akomodasi yang romantis juga. Untuk memaksimalkan waktu berduaan dengan pasangan, cek hotel romantis di Bali yang menawarkan paket murah berikut ini.
Paket romantis di Aksari Villa ini menawarkan kemewahan yang bisa mempererat momen mesra Anda dan pasangan. Dilengkapi dengan private pool dan jacuzzi, villa privat di resort indah ini memahami kebutuhan pasangan yang ingin intim berduaan tanpa takut ada gangguan dari orang lain.
Asyiknya lagi, paket ini sudah termasuk candle light dinner di dalam villa yang disetup oleh para staff profesional resort. Anda dan pasangan hanya perlu bersantai dan menikmati semua pelayanan optimal yang ditawarkan oleh pihak resort.
Ketika mencari-cari informasi tentang hotel dan Villa untuk honeymoon di Bali, aku menemukan account @honeymoonvillas di instagram. Setelah scroll down dan lihat-lihat foto di instagramnya, seketika langsung jatuh cinta banget! Banyak foto-foto para newly-weds couple yang terlihat bahagia berbulan madu di villa-villa yang bekerjasama dengan @honeymoonvillas ini. Aku langsung saja membuka website resmi account ini di lovelybalivillas.com dan meminta pricelist paket honeymoon-nya. Seperti yang aku ceritakan di post “honeymoon planning” sebelumnya, sebetulnya aku udah kepingin banget menginap di Ziva Villa atau di Royal Pitamaha Ubud, namun karena terpentok budget hehe jadi harus berubah haluan deh. Nah Villa yang ditawarkan oleh honeymoonvillas ini tersebar di daerah Seminyak, Legian dan Ubud. Vila-vila ini rata-rata menawarkan fasilitas yang mirip:
Itu sebetulnya komplit banget menurutku, makanya setelah dikirimi pricelist aku langsung positif mau book lewat honeymoonvillas aja. Sebenarnya meski aku dan suami sudah punya gambaran itinerary untuk di Bali (dimana sebagian besar itinerary yaitu bersantai dikamar hoho), tapi karena ini kali pertama kami ke Bali kami sebetulnya dilema antara ingin jalan-jalan atau dikamar aja dan ga kemana-mana. Keraguan ini menjadi perhatian kami, karena kan sayang banget kalau udah book di villa yang bagus tapi ternyata lebih sering jalan-jalan diluar (ceritanya ga mau rugi). Karena hal itu (dan karena budget juga tentunya), kami memutuskan untuk book villa cantik hanya untuk 3D/2N saja....
Bali is a home not only for a beachfront spot but also a best place to make an unforgettable moment. Imagine that we can stay at romantic luxurious villa in the central of Seminyak. We can chilling on a hammock right above the outdoor private pool, or on a floating sunbed while tucking into floating breakfast above the pool. If so, then Aksari Villas is a perfect one. Unlike any other villa, Aksari villa is architecturally designed residence with all aspects of modern living and facilities provided. Entirely private with own pool, jacuzzi, hammock and sunbed that would be best fitted for a couple. We do not even need to leave the villa to enjoy the vacation and we can spend every single waking moment with our beloved one with its wide range of services.
For starters, we can see a stunning room as we entering the villa such as romantic floating balloon in the pool, which is included hellium balloon with an ambient color that can be subject for surprising the beloved one in our special moments such as honeymoon, birthday and wedding anniversary.
We can also have another option to surprise our beloved one based on request. To make it more tropical, this villa have another decoration in the pool with new standardization where full flower put in the pool, which they call romantic full flower decoration and it is really instagramble and boosting our mood to relaxing. Get in to the jacuzzi and smel the flowers that will give us a remarkable sensation. This villa also offers a distinctive experience of dinner with a romantic floating candle light in the pool, in order to make the pool more romantic one. See the stars and feel the breeze as you have a dinner. What a romantic moment.
Based on the facts above, many people or customers feel glad and make some review on a wide range of platform. That is why Aksari Villa has won Traveler’s Choice award as Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Indonesia this year. An awards given by TripAdvisor based on reviews and opinions that truly exceptional from million of travelers. This luxury private villa offers 14 units of one bedroom and a perfect romantic stay in Bali. Discover Balinese culture, best restaurants and trendy nightlife and shopping while enjoying your holiday at Aksari Villa.~ Friday 08 March 2019
Bali is known to be home to some of the most stylish, Insta-worthy experiences. Try a floating breakfast, swim in a glass-bottom pool that juts over a cliff, or bathe in a tub filled with fresh petals. Here we’ll show viewers the top 11 experiences to add to their Bali bucket list. Enjoy Video!
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We are glad to share that Aksari Villa has won Traveler’s Choice award as Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Indonesia. Traveler’s Choice Awards are the highest honor given by TripAdvisor, It is based on reviews and opinions that truly exceptional from million of travelers on TripAdvisor.
As Travelers choice award, we always keep maintain as #1 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Seminyak, Bali along with a 2018 Certificate of Excellent on TripAdvisor.
Thank you for all our valuable guest who give us an excellent reviews and make us won this award.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Ini Vie Hospitality, let’s spread a love to your beloved one, family and friends.~ Thursday 14 February 2019
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Let’s check this out @aksarivilla, perfect accommodation villa and suit for you to spend your valuable time with your beloved one by staying in One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Jacuzzi during Nyepi/Silent Day in Bali. Aksari Villa welcome you for enjoying the serenity “Nyepi/Silent Day” with Special NYEPI PACKAGE which is included as below:
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~ Friday 01 February 2019
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We are glad to share that Aksari Villa is #1 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in seminyak from the global traveler community on TripAdvisor which is World’s Largest Travel Site.
Thank you for all our lovely guest who has given the excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are continuously maintain our best services and excited to welcoming you back at Aksari Villa.
Planning the perfect honeymoon for two? This is the ultimate guide to all sorts of honeymoon havens in Bali – and for all sorts of budgets too. Whether you’re looking for romantic stays in central areas like Seminyak, Ubud and Uluwatu; or more secluded and relaxed locations like Candidasa and Lovina – we have just what you need. Can’t decide where to stay, or what type of villas to choose? Read on for more!
2. That whimsical honeymoon private villa – Aksari Villas
Do you enjoy chilling on a hammock right above your outdoor private pool? Or on a floating sunbed while tucking into your floating breakfast above the pool? If you love little whimsical touches like these in your honeymoon villa, Aksari Villas is perfect for you.
Entirely private, and with your own pool, jacuzzi, hammock, swing, AND sunbed, you don’t even need to leave the villa. Which, when you’ve just gotten hitched, isn’t really an issue anyway because all you want is to spend every single waking moment with each other. read more...~ Thursday 06 December 2018
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Aksari Villa has received a 2018 Award of Excellent from the world's largest guest feedback platform Trust You.
Thank you for all valuable guest who has given the excellent review on Trust You. We are continuesly maintain our best service and dangerously excited to welcoming you back in the near future.~ Friday 21 September 2018
Aksari Villa has received a 2018 Certificate of Excellent from the global traveler community on TripAdvisor which is World’s Largest Travel Site.
Thank you for all valuable guest who has given the excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are continuesly maintain our best service and dangerously excited to welcoming you back in the near future.
~ Wednesday 05 September 2018
We Glad to share Aksari Villa get 9.4 Score out of 10 on Booking.com Guest Review Award 2017~ Thursday 08 March 2018
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Ini Vie Hospitality is proudly present a brand new villa, named Sana Vie Villa which is located in border Seminyak and Kerobokan, Bali. The villa start opening and accommodate the guest from December 2017. As trusted management, Ini Vie Hospitality has committed to promote and offer the best of Sana Vie Villa.
With luxury concept and design, Sana Vie Villa offers romantic villa which is comfort for honeymoon, featuring One Bedroom Private Pool Villa which is completed with signatures high end villa facilities, guest supplies and guest amenities. The design is combining modern Balinese and Japanese concept, the team made every single material with own design and passion.
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~ Friday 12 January 2018
Thousands of islands with different cultures make up Indonesia, so no wonder its food is just as diverse. To complement the holiday experience on Bali, you would not want to miss out on its assortment of dishes. These include interesting and exotic selections such as 'lawar', 'bebek betutu', the Balinese satay version known as 'sate lilit', and the island’s famed 'babi guling' whole spit-roast pig. The Balinese have a rich collection of snacks, cakes and desserts for your sweet tooth too!
1. Sate (Satay) Varieties
Sate (or “satay”) are marinated, skewered and grilled meats, served with spicy sauce, and may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, tofu, eggs or minced blends. Bali’s own variant is sate lilit, made from minced beef, chicken, fish, pork, or even turtle meat, which is then mixed with coconut, coconut milk, and a rich blend of vegetables and spices. Wrapped rather than skewered around bamboo, sugar cane or lemongrass sticks then grilled, sate lilit can be enjoyed with or without sauce.
2. Nasi Ayam and Nasi Campur
Bali’s own take on ‘chicken rice’, nasi ayam and nasi campur can be found served at many warungs (small eateries) and restaurants throughout the island. The dish is mainly white rice served with many different elements of Balinese delights, from a bit of babi buling or betutu as the main meats, together with mixed vegetables and a dab of the iconic spicy hot sambal matah – sometimes served with a bowl of soup. For those who do not want it too spicy, simply ask for it without the sambal.
3. Bebek and Ayam Betutu
Betutu is an iconic Balinese favourite, consisting of a whole chicken or duck stuffed with traditional spices, wrapped in banana leaves, then enveloped tight in banana trunk bark before it’s baked or buried in a coal fire for 6 to 7 hours. The result is a rich and juicy, succulent feast with all meat easily separated from bones. Betutu is the Balinese slow-cooked luscious equivalent of babi guling for ‘non-pork eaters’.
4. Babi Guling
Babi guling is an all-time favourite, consisting of spit-roast pig stuffed with rich traditional spices and vegetable mixes such as cassava leaves, slowly ‘rolled’ over (hence its name, guling means ‘to roll’) a coal fire. The crisp brown skins are prized, while the meat is a tender and juicy treat. At first the dish was a communal treat only during special festivities and ceremonies, but now babi guling can be found widely served at warungs and restaurants specialising in this dish.
5. Tahu and Tempe
Among the most versatile of food items, tahu (tofu) and tempe come in various preparations, some as savory snacks, and some as accompaniments and even main course dishes. These soy bean curds may be fried, stuffed and battered. Many Indonesian dishes, especially those that have the main portions of rice, include tempe crackers, while the most favourite tahu snack are the stuffed and fried versions which usually include a mixture similar to spring rolls.
6. Jimbaran Seafood
The line-up of beachside cafés on Muaya beach in Jimbaran Bay typically serves grilled fresh caught seafood, ranging from shrimp, clams, crabs, calamari, lobsters and a wide assortment of fish. But in terms of taste, the secret lies in each of the café owner’s recipes of barbecue sauce and condiments – usually in the form of homemade sambal, which has collectively become known as “sambal seafood – Jimbaran style”. From sweet-sour blends to the typical hot and spicy... tasting is believing!
7. Pepes and Tum
Pepes is an Indonesian Sundanese cooking method using banana-leaf as food wrappings. The small package is sewed with thin bamboo sticks at both ends, and either steam-cooked, boiled or grilled. It is most commonly used to prepare fish as “pepes ikan” or meat, chicken, tofu or vegetables. Tum takes on a different form, with the wrapping folded and stitched at one top end, and usually steam-cooked. The banana-leaf wrapping provides a special aromatic appeal to the cooked blend.
Lawar is a traditional mix containing fine chopped meat, vegetables, grated coconut and spices. Sometimes, and in some areas, lawar is prepared using fresh blood mixed with the meat and spices to strengthen the flavour. Lawar are usually served immediately after preparation as it cannot be kept long. There are two main types of lawar, white and red. The white version usually does not contain any meats or blood.
9. Traditional Cakes and Dessert
Traditional cakes are collectively referred to as jajanan pasar (traditional market cakes), originally used to accompany ceremonial offerings, but now have found their way to the markets as daily coffee time favourites. The varieties abound, but the ingredients usually include rice flour, glutinous rice, sugar, coconut and tropical fruits. Wajik, pancong, jaja batun bedil, bubuh injin, godoh, pisang rai, and kelepon are typical varieties.
10. Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng is Indonesia's fried rice, one of the nation's most notable dishes. Nasi Goreng is pre-steamed rice stir-fried with a combination of meats and vegetables, ranging from scrambled eggs, diced beef, strips of chicken, shrimp, anchovies, lamb, crab, green peas, onions, shallots and a blend of sweet soy sauce or kecap manis and hot chili sauce. The presentation usually features the typical toppings: sliced tomatoes and/or cucumber, fried shallots, fish or shrimp krupuk crackers and mixed pickles or acar.
Sourcce : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/dining/best-food.htm~ Tuesday 31 October 2017
When it comes to sports, Bali doesn’t disappoint. The island is home to a number of traditional games that provide spectacles as well as promote sportsmanship. From a bull race to mud wrestling and kite competition, these are three of Bali’s most popular traditional sports.
Many view it as a leisurely activity, but the Balinese people take flying kites or Layangan seriously. The traditional Balinese kites are of enormous sizes – they can reach up to more than 4 metres in width and 10 metres in length. One of the kite variations, known as Janggan, has an impressive ribbon tail that often reaches hundreds of metres in length. These kites are made from craft bamboo frameworks, and jointly built by the skillful young members of the island’s community halls (known as Banjar). Colourful lightweight fabrics will then be applied to the bamboo frames, and some are fitted with intricately carved heads. The final results await transport – usually by truck and require special escort along small Balinese roads – towards the Bali Kites Festival flying grounds on Padanggalak Beach.
These traditional giant kites will be flown competitively by teams from especially the villages of greater Denpasar during windy season that normally takes place from June till October for the kite festival. The event is a seasonal religious festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Each team consist of ten or so people with their own Gamelan band, flag bearers and flyers.
Developed in Bali, Mepantingan mud wrestling has now become a popular outdoor game amongst children. Meaning “to throw” or “to knock something down”, Mepantingan is a traditional Balinese martial art that concentrates on locking and throwing the enemy by combining various selfdefense techniques such as Taekwondo, the traditional Indonesian Silat, Capoeira, Kickboxing, and Judo. In addition, Mepantingan includes various elements of Balinese culture, such as Balinese music, dance, and costumes. Those are the factors that make this self defending martial art a hauling sport, and it has now been prepared as one of the most attractive and interesting Balinese tourist attractions.
A Mepantigan centre has been opened in Batubulan, allowing children and teenagers to join a twice-a-week program. The program combines traditional Balinese martial arts such as Mepantigan and Judo Bali with traditional Brazilian dance fighting such as capoeira and traditional Korean Taekwondo. There will be a combination with traditional games, such as eel catching, pillow fighting, pandanus fighting, and many more.
A : Jalan Pasekan, Pondok Batu Alam No.1, Batubulan
T : +62 361 297863
W : www.mepantinganbali.com
West Bali’s Jembrana region entertains its residents and visitors in the know with its Makepung, a water buffalo race introduced about a century ago by migrants from neighbouring Madura. Wearing colourful banners and crowns, their horns decorated and wooden bells tied around their neck, the bulls race down an erratic track. It’s remarkable to see such docile creatures thunder across the finish line at a speed. The daredevil charioteers often ride standing up on their chariots, twisting the bulls’ tails to give them extra motivation. Farmers and their buffalos come to race for honour, pride and the trophy, rather than for money.
Often spotted during Makepung (especially during the big competitions), is the region’s unique Gamelan Jegog, a musical ensemble using only bamboo instruments, some of which are gigantic 3-metre long tubes. Jegog music is very fast, rhythmic, and precise. The instruments are played in specific sequences and produce some wonderful sounds, while also being visually attractive. Some have likened the resonant sounds to roaring thunder as the music can be heard from quite a distance away. Gamelan Jegog accompanies traditional dances such as the Tari Silat (self-defence dance) and newer ones such as Tari Makepung (bull race dance).
Author by ; Namhar Hernanto
Source : http://nowbali.co.id/balis-traditional-sports/
The beach of Legian stretches for 2 km, starting from the northernmost point of Kuta Beach, where the Jalan Pantai Kuta beach road also ends. The beach scene is similar to Kuta in terms of the usual beach offerings, ranging from parasol-shaded sun loungers and impromptu ‘beach bars’ selling cold drinks and Bintang, to roaming beach masseuses and peddlers selling knick-knacks and knock-off fashion items. The beach of Legian does offer slight differences, though. The narrow beach road that separates the beach from the hotels, restaurants and bars of Legian is inaccessible by public traffic, meaning that it’s great for pedestrians and is less chaotic than its southern sister. To the north, there’s Double Six Beach, aka Blue Ocean Beach, a half-kilometre stretch of sand dominated by beach restaurants with colourful beanbags on the sand, shared with neighbouring Seminyak.
About Legian Beach Much like Kuta in the distant past, Legian was just another Balinese fishing village on the island’s southwestern coast, with empty seaside coconut groves and traditional fishing outriggers lining the sand. Now, it is home to some of the island’s best five-star luxury resorts, with adjoining beach clubs and luxurious amenities making good use of the quieter coast, rolling surf and dramatic sunsets.
About Legian Beach Much like Kuta in the distant past, Legian was just another Balinese fishing village on the island’s southwestern coast, with empty seaside coconut groves and traditional fishing outriggers lining the sand. Now, it is home to some of the island’s best five-star luxury resorts, with adjoining beach clubs and luxurious amenities making good use of the quieter coast, rolling surf and dramatic sunsets. Best Time to Visit Legian Beach As an alternative surf spot after Kuta, Legian is home to several notable surf schools, such as Rip Curl School of Surf. Thanks to its sandy beach breaks, conditions are great for beginners. Most of the surfing in Legian is focused around Double Six Beach and in front of the Padma Resort. Dry season (from April to August) offers the most favourable swells at Legian thanks to the westerly winds. It’s also when the water is generally temperate and free from flotsam. The swells at Padma feature occasional strong undercurrents, particularly around June through October. There are Balawista lifeguard posts here, as well as in front of the Jayakarta Hotel and Double Six Beach. Red-and-yellow flags mean it’s safe to swim or surf, while solid red flags mean “beware of dangerous currents”.
Legian Beach Shopping and Dining The boardwalk of Legian Beach is lined with small art shops, but most of Legian’s main shopping scenes are away from the coastline. Designated walking streets include the two Poppies Lanes, Jalan Legian, Jalan Werkudara (aka Garlic Lane Shopping Street) and the Mertanadi Art Market on Jalan Melasti. Luxurious Legian dining and nightlife hotspots include SKAI Beach Club and Azul Beach Club, both just a hop over the boardwalk. Chilling on a tight budget is also very possible in Legian, with many choices of locally-run beach bars right on the sand. If you’re lucky, a cold Bintang can be as cheap as IDR 20,000 (USD 1.50) for a small 330ml bottle.
Legian Beach Activities Besides surfing and swimming, you can simply rent a sun lounger to comfortably lay back and soak up some rays, available from either IDR 50,000 or 100,000 (USD 4 or 8) depending on your negotiating skills. You can expect a beach massage to be in the same range – agree on a price before your massage starts, and a small tip is acceptable if the kneading turned out great. When the sun goes down, you can enjoy an impromptu beach soccer or volley tournament with the locals. Contemporary activities such as bubble sumo and zorbing come and go, so you can expect a very different set of offerings on your next visits.
Source - http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/the-beach-of-legian.htm~ Friday 29 September 2017
Lots of sun, clear waters and consistent sea swells, surfing in Bali has gained popularity over the years. With wonderful weather throughout the year and patches of wet season, the island has become a surfer’s paradise.
Some even consider Bali as the holy spot of surfing. The ideal water temperature and weather has provided a great combination for surfers from all over the world. The peak surf season starts from early April and spans until October. This expansive period offers surfers an opportunity to bounce around from one surfing spot to another. The wet season for a brief period from November to mid of February might be a little off for the surfers, but the waves with height up to 5 feet is consistent throughout the year for surfing.
Many surfing spots are located in the southern part of the island. Situated between Tanah lot and Seminyak, with Canggu Beach becoming one of the happening spots. This beach bordering a coastal village on the island with its typical black sands of the coastline for this area. The beaches in this area including Batu Bolong, Echo, and Canggu have the necessary surf breaks that are popular these days among surfers across the world. The area around the beach is also scenic in nature with well-maintained rice fields that makes it one of Bali’s chosen expatriate regions as well as a surfing zone. From novice to experienced surfers, this coastal region offers everyone something of their choice.
Travelling to Uluwatu area, there are several beaches worth surfing. About two miles north of Jimbaran village, the stunning sandy area of Padang Padang Beach is quite well-known not just among surfers but also leisure travellers. Surfers find great enjoyment surfing here as the left and right breaks are consistent. The reef break offers a great challenge to professional surfers. For beginners and novice surfers, the right area with calm and unbroken waves makes surfing an enjoyable activity. Best time to surf is on dry season due to the winds flowing from the southeast to the west, stimulating powerful waves in the area. In addition, Padang Padang Beach regularly hosts international surfing competitions throughout the year, and during these events the beach can be quite crowded.
Next to Padang Padang Beach and before reaching at the village of Bingin, Impossible Beach is less crowded compared to other surfing spots on the island. Surfing on the waters at Impossible Beach is for experienced surfers only. It’s name, Impossible, refers to how difficult it is to reach the beach as it is a challenging hurdle. The long stretch of reef in this area offers a few take off spots. The waves here can be tricky and fast. On certain times during the day, there is a combination of good swells and winds that can together ensure surfers to get a long ride. The waves on this spot is fast, allowing pro-surfers to hone their skills and enjoy a long ride on glassy waves.
Semi-hidden in the Uluwatu surf break zone, Suluban Beach is particularly favoured by professional surfers with massive waves reaching up to 12 feet in height. Part of the Uluwatu Surf Spot and close to many famous surf points, the Suluban beach is a world class surfing point. Surfers can enjoy the ride on the waves anytime of the day, especially during the dry season when the waves are potent yet steady, providing a thrilling surfing experience. With the option of consistent good quality surfing, this spot ranks among the favourite of surfers. Suluban Beach also attracts leisure travellers for its breath-taking view of the Indian Ocean at sunset. There are many souvenir shops available along the way to the beach, making sure you have a reminder to bring home.
Not far from the scenic Uluwatu Temple in the Pecatu village, Uluwatu Beach offers a great surf spot for wave hunting surfers. The waves are great and powerful with typically long swells, making it pleasant for the pro-surfers to execute their style on waves. With wave heights on an average at 5 feet, the dry season is the best time for surfing out here. Waves are consistent throughout the day and peaks at different times to offer thrills for surf addicts. The addition of stunning scenic view of Uluwatu Temple on the Indian Ocean makes Uluwatu Beach a secluded surfer’s paradise on the island for the ultimate surfing experience.
In Denpasar area, Serangan village was a small island that was formed from sand sediment. Nowadays, connectivity is through a permanent bridge to this lovely surf spot of Serangan Beach. With powerful waves and opportunities for both right and left handers, this is a typical place for the experienced surfers to have plenty of action on the waves. Near the beach, the water is calm but at the shore break the waves are big and strong, making this place a surfer’s delight. Not just for surfers, Serangan Beach is getting more visits from leisure tourists due to its perfect conditions for other water activities.
Going a little further to the east, the black sands of Keramas Beach is an excellent surfing spot for experienced surfers. Located about one-hour drive from Denpasar, this new addition to the surfing spots in Bali is ideal for big and fast waves that are challenging to conquer. The waves are best surfed mid to low, since they are fast and with sturdy power. The end sections of this area are both shallow and contain sharp reefs. Care should be taken while surfing in this area. The beach is also blessed by the sweet and romantic views of the sunset.
Travelling three hours towards the West of Bali from the crowded Kuta Beach you will discover Medewi Beach. With peaceful vibes and a sea breeze that blankets the entire sea shore, Medewi Beach is praised by surfers due to the characteristics of its waves. The consistent and inviting waves are not only suitable for novice surfers, but the waves at high tides with their left hand breaks is truly something to experience. It is possible to catch long wave rides of the duration of more than thirty seconds. When the wave connects with the inside section, surfing becomes even more enjoyable. Best time to surf is during the dry season because the wind blows from the east to the west, creating such big waves to pump up your adrenaline. With warm water and friendly locals, and a not so crowded atmosphere, surfing here is pleasant from dawn to dusk.
Source : http://nowbali.co.id/balis-best-surf-spots/~ Wednesday 27 September 2017
Visiting Bali with kids can be fun and exciting. There is a wide range of activities fit for the whole family to enjoy while holidaying on this feature-rich island. While some of the five-star resorts in Bali provide family-friendly services and facilities with fully-equipped kids clubs, there is still much for the whole family to see and do outside the hotel grounds. The best things to do with kids in Bali range from nature activities, thrilling animal parks and safaris, fun splashing water parks, rafting up in the valleys and water sports down by the coastline. There are also novel indoor additions such as trick-eye galleries loaded with awesome artworks, where the whole family can strike a funny pose. Here's the roundup of the 10 best things to with kids in Bali.
1. Waterbom Bali Kuta
Allow an entire day for some splashing fun, with world-class water slides and water-based activities at Bali’s premier water park, which is also considered among the best in Southeast Asia. The water park now has 17 exciting waterslides and water games for all ages, spread throughout 3.8Ha of tropical gardens and pools. It's a must-do highlight for a whole day out with kids in Bali.
2. Rip Curl School of Surf Legian
Bali's beaches are all about surfing, so why not take the kids to enjoy the waves with a fun session at a reputable surf school? There are courses available for kids under 13 years, specifically designed for the little rippers. They'll build confidence and improve their skills riding over the waves while having lots of fun on their foam-lined boards.
3. Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar
Bali has a great collection of animal parks and attractions featuring exotic species of fauna, and offer an awe-inspiring time for children of all ages. The largest is the Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar which is also the most-visited animal theme park on the island since opening in 2007. Bring a change of clothes, towel and swimwear if you want to take a dip and have fun at the onsite water park.
4. Ayung River Rafting Ubud
Splashes, thrills and a whole lot of fun awaits you and the little ones in the lush valley of the Ayung River near Ubud. As one of the most popular rafting rivers in Bali, Ayung is an accessible option for all skill ranges and children 7 years and up. Different adventure tour operators dot the 75km length of the river with varying starting points that allow you to experience a series of rocky and gentle rapids, all while enjoying Bali’s real natural beauty.
5. Bali Wake Park - Benoa
Take the kids out for some fun wakeboarding sessions at the Bali Wake Park. The unique cable system enables you to not only wakeboard – but also kneeboard or any other tow-pulled water sport you can think of, all while pulling off a variety of tricks. Budding riders aged 6 to 14 can join an exciting kids club programme - perfect for young beginners.
6. Kemenuh Butterfly Park Ubud
This butterfly park serves as a gentle animal attraction, which lets you admire nature’s artistry. Kemenuh Butterfly Park opened in 2016, becoming Bali’s second butterfly park after the Bali Butterfly Park in Tabanan. Families will enjoy an educational and recreational tour at the park, meandering through expansive flowering garden enclosures covered by netted canopies. Inside, over 500 butterfly specimens flutter with ease, siphoning nectar from flower to flower. Another section lets you see their metamorphoses from up close, from beautiful chrysalis to their emergence with spread wings in full colours.
7. Banana Boat Rides Tanjung Benoa
Straddle up with the whole family on these bright yellow and funny-looking inflatables, for a splashing fun time out on the waves. Banana Boat rides can take up to five or six passengers, depending on the size of the craft. The fast-paced bumpy rodeo ride gets a bit crazy with deliberate sharp turns.
8. Bounce Bali Trampoline Centre Canggu
Bounce Bali trampoline centre in Canggu welcomes adults and kids to a great time out exploring motion through different challenges and trampolining circuits. It's great for exercise and is simply fun as you bounce off walls, do some somersaults, and even dive into a pool filled with soft black foam cubes.
9. Dream Museum Zone Trick-Eye Gallery Legian
Novel additions to Bali’s choices of attractions include trick-eye 3D galleries that offer amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the whole family. There are two such galleries in the Legian-Seminyak area, with the largest being the Dream Museum Zone bordering between Kuta and Legian, which features an impressive total of 120 unique artworks spread over three levels.
10. Bali Treetop Adventure Park Bedugul Read
After enjoying the vast grounds of plants and flora at Bali’s main botanical gardens in the Bedugul highlands, kids have the chance to swing through the air like Tarzan, and parents can also get their adrenaline fix and enjoy an overall fun day out together at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, through six main circuits stretching from tree to tree, featuring rope bridges and a flying fox zip-line of 160 metres.
Source - http://www.bali-indonesia.com/bali-top10s/10-things-to-do-for-families.htm
~ Tuesday 19 September 2017
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These are the best tours in Bali, with something for pretty much any type of visitor. Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful on Bali, from the cultural to the action-packed. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside of Bali’s interiors, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples through full day tours. The most popular tours in Bali cover various highlights across the island’s eight different regencies, from the cool uplands down to the coastal waters. Here, we’ve narrowed them down to help you decide on the best options available so you can plan your stay in Bali ahead with a half or full day out to experience the very best of Bali’s sights and sensations.
1. Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea. Watch the surf crash around the base of the temple as the sun sets on this picture-perfect scene.
2. Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where hundreds of gray macaques swing from the treetops and approach visitors.
3. UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and wonder at the detailed sculptures of mythological creatures carved into the cave entrance.
4. Batubulan Village, famed for its stone statues and sculptures. While there, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments.
5. Combine a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Bali coastline with a delicious dinner aboard the Bali Hai Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Bali and see your surroundings set against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.
6. Splash down the rapids of the Ayung River, paddling along with your expert guide as they lead you between lazy pools perfect for swimming and Class III falls sure to get your heart pumping. Afterward, warm up with a hot shower and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with stunning valley views.
7. In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih.
8. Kintamani, where you can admire the lush panoramic sight of Mount Batur and the glistening volcanic crater lake of Danau Batur. At lunchtime, find a local restaurant with magnificent views of the volcano.
9. Lembongan Island, the boat anchors by a private pontoon where you can enjoy a buffet lunch and try any number of unforgettable experiences. Take to the sea in a kayak or banana boat, dive in for some snorkeling, or don a diving helmet to take a walk with the colorful fish.
10. Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. See dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/top-ten.htm~ Monday 21 August 2017
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