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48 | Mason Adventures Celebrates 30 Glorious Years

56 | Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace Lace In Fashion: Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace

10 Editorial 12 Don’t Miss 16 Bali’s Best Awards 18 Hot Deals 21 What’s New 24 About Bali 26 Culture 28 Arts & Artists 34 Active Bali 44 Kid’s Zone 4

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Shop Hop Bali & Beyond How to Get Around • Centre Pull Out Maps • Hotels & Villas Spa & Beauty Food, Food, Food Party Zone Essential Info

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80 | Happy Chappy Express New & Improved Happy Chappy Express

100 | Central Kuta Money Exchange

Bali’s Most Reliable & Trusted Money Changer: Central Kuta Money Exchange


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behind the scenes

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from the editor


Tourists, Travelers, & Adventure-seekers... In April, Bali will host some of the year’s most exciting festivals including the Bali Spirit Festival and the Ubud Food Festival as well as a tourism festival in Klungkung, East Bali. We will also be celebrating the birth of Raden Adjeng Kartini, one of Indonesia’s national heroine and first Indonesian feminist. In the midst of all the gaiety, this is a great opportunity to show your appreciation to the women in your life with a Bali treat. While on holiday in Bali, you’d want to maximize your travel budget while experiencing only the best. Take a look at our Hot Deals pages. Here, you’ll find the month’s hottest and most exciting deals in Bali’s most popular and renowned establishments. What with Good Friday and Easter coming, there are some good deals to be found here! Many of the deals featured here are available for a limited time only, so do check them out before their gone. What’s New brings to you all the latest and greatest on the island. We’re always scouring for the freshest and the newest for you and rest assured these are top-notch experiences that will add to your Bali getaway. Don’t Miss is a great section that highlights everything awesome that is happening on the island. In addition to Kartini Day, three of the most significant festivals are also happening this month; Ubud Food Festival, Bali Spirit Festival and Semapura Festival in East Bali. Party goers, don’t forget to pencil in the island’s hottest parties via our Party Agenda pages, featuring 7 of the most awaited events that will take place here this month, and Bali Best Awards gives you the latest award winners on the island. If you’ve been following us, you’ll know that our Reviews are personal recommendations, tried and tested to ensure that you get only the best out of your time here in Bali. This month, we invite you to celebrate 30 glorious years of trust and thrills with Mason Adventures. They’ve come a long way since 1989 and they’ve got a lot to show for it! Exciting changes are happening at Happy Chappy Chinese Express – if you love Chinese food, you’ll find more outlets opening soon in South Bali. Looking for authentic handmade and premium quality Balinese clothing and accessories to take home? Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace is available in 13 outlets throughout South Bali and if you need to safely and accurately change your currencies, look no further than Central Kuta Money Exchange. If you’ve had a wonderful time here in Bali, or have tried something exciting and new that you would like us to know about, contact us! We always love to hear from you. Reach us on Facebook (Baliplus Magazine) and Instagram (@baliplus). Tag us or send us messages with your favourite Bali photo and stories, and we might just share it on our feed. Meanwhile, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter via our website ( where you’ll find the latest updates, articles and blogs to help you on your visit. Till next time, Om-Swastiastu and welcome to Bali!

The Bali Plus Team

Cover photo by: Mason Adventures


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2nd Annual Marriott International Bali & Par 5 Club Charity Golf Day 13 April 2019 Join in the 2nd annual Marriott International Bali & Par 5 Club Charity Golf Day and support the Bali Children’s Foundation and while doing so, stand a chance to win over USD 100,000 in prizes. Registration fee varies: New members at IDR 1,500,000,-/per person including lunch, Par 5 Club member is at IDR 1,800,000,-/ per person including lunch and Public is at IDR 2,000,000,-/per person including lunch. Pricing includes green fees, caddy fee (not including tips), all food and drinks including lunch, novelty prizes, a golf shirt and a novelty gift with optional dinner. Every hole will have a Marriott International Hotel sponsor with activities, food or drinks. DJ will be on the course as well as a roaming beer cart providing cold beer for everyone and plenty of free water. Gala Prize Dinner will follow at The Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa from approximately 7:00pm onwards featuring an International buffet dinner, three hours free flow drinks with a bottle of spirit on each table, lucky prize draw, silent and live auctions, golf winners trophy’s and prizes. Register now at or drop an e-mail to Yoga Brunch With Emma Gabriel at COMO Uma Ubud Join the Yoga Brunch on the first Saturday of every month, for yoga brunch sessions run by resident COMO Shambhala expert in yoga and naturopathic nutrition, Emma Gabriel. Emma will begin the morning at 9.30am with vinyasa flow, followed by an interactive wellness discussion at 10.30am enabling both guests and non-residents to explore the core pillars of COMO Shambhala’s philosophy. The morning will conclude with a brunch at glow juice bar, where participants will enjoy COMO Shambhala Cuisine which is both nourishing and delicious. The Yoga Brunch is open to all who are interested in learning about COMO Shambhala’s wellness philosophy. PROGRAMME: Yoga class in the Yoga Studio at 9.30am to 10.30am Wellness talk with Emma Gabriel at 10.30am to 11.00am A medium bowl and fresh cold-pressed juice brunch at glow juice bar at 11.00am to 12.00pmThis experience is priced at IDR 400,000 before government tax and service charge. www. Tumpek Wayang 20 April 2019 This unique ceremony is held to thank the Gods for the creation of arts and all forms of creative expressions related to the arts. On this day, offerings and prayers are presented to musical instruments, shadow puppets and the Barongs. Those who own shadow puppets will also perform a special ceremony accompanied by the shadow puppet theatre and musical instruments. Balinese who are born


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during the week of Wayang in the Balinese calendar will undergo a purification rite called Melukat or Ruwatan, as the Balinese believe that people born on this day would incur the wrath of Lord Kala unless ceremonies are conducted and Wayang Sapuh Leger performances are staged. This holiday is also known as Odalan Wayang or the birthday of Wayang and falls every 210 days in the Balinese calendar. Kartini Day 21 April 2019 Kartini Day celebrates the birth of Raden Adjeng Kartini, one of Indonesia’s national heroine and first Indonesian feminist. Born on April 21, 1879 into an aristocratic Javanese family with a strong intellectual tradition, Kartini dedicated her life to improving the living conditions of Javanese women whom at that time had low social status while advocating education for young local girls. Kartini’s concerns spanned beyond women’s empowerment; she encouraged women to reach their dreams, attain freedom and obtain legal equality. Kartini’s progressive ideas still ring true in the ears of Indonesian women today. In 1964, she was declared an Indonesian national heroine by President Soekarno, and her birthday is celebrated every year throughout the country as Kartini Day. Kartini died at the age of 25 during childbirth but her vision lives on through the establishment of the Kartini Foundation, which in 1916 opened the first girls’ schools in Java and her book, “Through Darkness into Light”. Semarapura Festival 28 April – 2 May 2019 Klungkung The 4th Semapura Festival in Klungkung aims to promote the district of Klungkung, East Bali for tourism. There will be cultural shows and fun attractions as the Festival is also held in conjunction with the anniversary of Semapura City. Opening events will begin from 7.30am until closing events at 11pm. Throughout 3 days, visitors can expect cultural festivals, mass cultural performances, art shows and culinary competitions as well as small business exhibitions. Visitors will also be able to learn more about Klungkung’s natural attractions and tourism destinations. Ubud Food Festival 26-28 April 2019 Ubud Founded in 2015, the Ubud Food Festival Presented by ABC is three days of cross-cultural culinary discovery with Indonesian food as the star. In its five years it has grown into Indonesia’s leading culinary event. Showcasing the nation’s diverse cuisines, extraordinary local produce, and culinary heroes both emerging and established, UFF celebrates the archipelago’s rich culinary heritage and the exciting future of its food industry. Ubud Food Festival 2019 will be explored through the theme Spice Up the World. The playful and invigorating theme will explore the most effective ways to make the food of Southeast Asia’s most populous nation ‘go global’. From spotlighting international best practice and individual success stories, to championing local heroes elevating Indonesian food to new heights, to breaking down boundaries to foreign exposure, UFF19 will serve up a feast of ideas to spice up the world with Indonesian food.


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Bali’s Best Awards

Bali’s Kelingking Beach Named World’s Top 25 The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has recently announced the world’s Top 25 most beautiful beaches which, this year, included Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali. The beaches were chosen based on thousands of reviews written by travellers on the TripAdvisor site throughout the year. Kelingking Beach ranked 19th worldwide. It is the only beach within the Indonesian archipelago to be included within this category. Other beaches named were Bournemouth Beach in United Kingdom, Elafonissi Beach in Greece as well as beaches in Australia, Cyprus, and California, United States. Overall, the beach received 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor. Traveller reviews praised the stunning panoramic views from the top of the cliffs to the white sandy beach below and the amazingly clear water surrounding the beach. Kelingking Beach known for its “T-Rex shaped cliff” has skyrocketed to fame in recent years thanks to its natural beauty and to the advent of social media. It is now one of Bali’s most Instagrammable spots and is included in many “must-visit” lists for travellers visiting Nusa Penida, Bali.

Padma Hotels Wins Big at the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards At 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards, Padma Hotels is proud to announce that two properties under its portfolio – Padma Resort Ubud and Padma Hotel Bandung – have been listed among the top hotels in the World, Asia and Indonesia. Winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide with more than 8,095 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide recognized the previous year. Remarkable quality, service and value are the hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotel winners. A true pinnacle of luxury in Bali, Padma Resort Ubud has been the top picks by travellers for its hospitality and authenticity which made it to the list of several prestigious categories resulting in: • #22 Top 25 Hotels – Asia • #2 Top Hotels – Indonesia • #10 Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Indonesia • #21 Top 25 Hotels for Service – Indonesia. Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu Payangan, Ubud Bali |Ph: +62 361 752 111


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Green Globe™ Certification for Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has proudly received its very first Green Globe™ Certification. This is directly in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts pledge to become one of the largest hotel groups committed to Green Globe Certification with all properties getting onboard. Green Globe™ is the premier worldwide certification program developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. It assists organizations to improve their economic, social and environmental sustainability, while rewarding and recognizing ongoing allegiance to the overall movement. The Green Globe™ standard provides hotel and resort organizations with a framework to conduct a comprehensive assessment of their environmental sustainability performance, through which they can monitor improvements and achieve certification. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is one of only several hotel and resort brands in Indonesia to achieve recognition for implementing sustainable business practices. Jl. Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran Bali Ph: +62 361 472 5777

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Hot Deals

Exclusive Easter Break at Alaya Resort Ubud Easter weekend is the perfect time to get away for a few days of well-deserved relaxation. To anticipate this popular holiday, Alaya Hotels & Resorts present a choice of exclusive packages with a selection of value-added benefits. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in style over the Easter weekend at the breathtakingly serene and beautiful Alaya Resort Ubud and experience the cultural village of Ubud at your own leisurely pace. This exceptional deal features return airport transfers, accommodation for two nights, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, a complimentary Balinese massage and a set menu dinner at Manisan Bali for 2 persons. The price starts from just IDR 3,950,000 nett for periods of stay immediately to 26 April 2019. Book directly through the resort’s website using the special promo code “EASTER2019” or email Offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Bali | Ph: +62 361 972 200


Rockin’ Easter at Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Awesome Easter at Hotel Vila Lumbung Bali

This Easter, take advantage of Hard Rock Hotel Bali’s special festive deal; starting from IDR 1,400K++/room/night for a Deluxe Room including breakfast. Stay for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights and enjoy the Easter buffet dinner on one evening for 2 adults & 2 children below 12 years old at Starz Diner. Third person surcharge applies at IDR 535K++/room/ night inclusive of daily breakfast. This awesome deal comes with 25% discount on food at Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, 15% discount at Hard Rock Hotel Bali Rock Shop, 20% discount on beverages at Hard Rock Cafe Bali, complimentary in-room use of Bose Bluetooth Speaker, blockbuster movies-on-demand, and digital newsstand and free access to Body Rock Fitness Center including Sauna, Steam, Whirlpool and Tabu Teen Club. Deal is applicable for stays from 19 – 22 April 2019, other terms and conditions apply.

Make the most out of your Easter weekend with a wonderful stay at Hotel Vila Lumbung, a beautiful and serene resort known as “Little Ubud In The Heart Of Seminyak”. For just IDR 3,330,000 nett, you and your loved one will enjoy 4 days 3 nights stay in a Superior Room or IDR 4,350,000 nett in a Deluxe Room. Both packages come with daily breakfast, onetime Easter dinner for two and many fun activities on Easter Day such as Easter Egg Hunts and Fun Chocolate Making. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Lumbung Spa for traditional time-tested head-to-toe body treatments. The resort comes with an extra large lagoon-shaped pool, ideal for fun family time like water volleyball and relaxing in the sun. Lumbung Restaurant offers a delicious assortment of Balinese, Indonesian, International and Western cuisine and pool-side snacks that will truly hit the spot. Book direct now and stay throughout the month of April.

Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali | Ph: +62 361 761 869

Jl. Petitenget No.1000x, Seminyak Bali | Ph: +62 361 4730 204

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Easter Sunday Brunch at Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali Easter at Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali comes with twists and treats in various forms, from food to live entertainment to lift up the vibes. Dreamland Cafe’s kitchen team has prepared a luscious buffet menu, featuring your favourite dishes and Egg Frittata station. Available from 11.30am to 3pm at just IDR 299,000 nett per person and 50% off for children. There will be exciting activities from 10.30am onwards like an Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Painting, Fun Games and an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Reserve your table today, send an email to reservations@ Located on a tranquil stretch of coastline between Kuta and Uluwatu close to Bingin Beach and Padang Padang surf breaks, the resort is the ideal destination for relaxation and surf trips with facilities including a spa and wellness centre, a yoga studio along with function and event spaces. Kawasan Pecatu Indah, Jl. Pantai Dreamland, Pecatu Bali Ph: +62 361 446 3900 |

Egg-stravagant Sunday Easter Brunch at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu They say Easter is all about the kids. That’s why Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa has prepared a funky donut milkshake bar, crazy chocolate creations, and delectable desserts. Don’t worry adults, while the kids enjoy the best day out in Bali, they haven’t forgotten you. Imagine a buffet with fresh seafood, roast meats, International and Asian dishes served with all the trimmings, and Chef Chris’s famous pass around specialties. So, get ready for Bali’s most egg-stravagant Easter Brunch from 12 PM - 4 PM! Price starts from IDR 450,000 ++ per person with free flow juices and soft drinks, IDR 1,000,000++ with free flow Two Islands Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Beer and Crafted Easter Cocktails and IDR 1,250,000++ per person free flow Two Islands Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Beer and Crafted Easter Cocktails and Two Islands Limestone Coast Sparkling. Kids below 6 years can eat free and kids from 6 to 12 can enjoy 50% off. Jl. Pantai Balangan, No.1 Ungasan Bali Ph: +62 361 2003 588


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Family Easter Brunch at Prego Bali Make your way to Prego, the awardwinning Italian restaurant that’s located at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali and celebrate Easter holiday with your loved ones in the fun ambience of the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Adventura. Chef Alessandro Molini & team prepare delicious Italianissimo brunch with many irresistible Easter holiday treats. Don’t miss out on fun kids’ activity highlights such as Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Painting, Face Painting, Piñata and Easter Olympic Games and irresistible prizes from Bali Zoo. IDR 485,000++ per person including a welcome cocktail, soft drinks, coffee and signature iced teas and IDR 295,000++ per kids aged 6 to 12 years old. Offering authentic Italian cuisine, the restaurant entices the senses with colourful decor and the aroma of food being cooked in the open kitchen. For more information and reservation, please call 0361 771906 or email at

Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua Bali Ph: +62 361 771 906 |

What’s New

Fun Swings and Hammocks at The ANVAYA Bali The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali has launched new fun swings and hammocks for your holiday pleasure! Launched recently in February, you can find three different swings in three different locations within the resort; by the beach, at the beachfront private pool, and by the main pool. All three swings were built with a sturdy and safe foundation and will not be dangerous for both children and adults; however children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Other than The ANVAYA Swings, the resort has built two additional hammocks to spoil its guests. Pamper your inner-child by swinging in the hammock that is located at Sands Deck and in front of Sands Restaurant overlooking the Main Pool. The ANVAYA will keep spoiling guests by building new arcades in the upcoming future and more surprises await in few months to be launched! For reservations please email info@ Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta Bali | Ph: +62 361 2090 477

Sushi Tei Sunset Road Is Now Sushi Kyuden The restaurant’s new identity - Sushi Kyuden - was selected in high consideration to satisfy all the expectations of the brand’s loyal customers, including you. And as a committed member of the Sushi Tei brand, throughout the rebranding process, the restaurant will continue to focus on giving the customers the best service it can. Rest assured that the menu and standards have not changed even in the midst of changing the name and the logo of Sushi Tei’s Sunset Road outlet. Your favourite dishes and benefits from the Sushi Tei Loyalty Membership are not going anywhere. In fact, you will also be able to enjoy new and additional ‘fresh’ menu in the near future! Lastly, as the brand further emerges into this exciting phase of growth, Sushi Tei would like to take this opportunity to thank all its loyal customers for your continued support and look forward to serving you under the new look at the Sunset Road outlet. Jl. Sunset Road No. 99, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 849 6495/6

Central Kuta Money Exchange Opens 3 New Outlets Central Kuta Money Exchange (CKME) is Bali’s most renowned and trusted money changer, known for safe, trusted and convenient transactions in Bali since 1985. This year, the brand will be opening 3 new outlets in Pantai German Kuta, Gatot Subroto in Denpasar and Jalan Dewi Sita near the Monkey Forest in Ubud to meet with increasing market demand. Currently, Central Kuta Money Exchange has over 52 existing branches across the island so whether you’re Canggu, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta, Sanur, Denpasar, Tabanan or Ubud - wherever you may find yourself in need of a currency exchange, you’ll be able to do so with peace of mind and security. The largest branches are in Sunset Road and Jl. Raya Kuta. Legitimate, trustworthy, credible and secure, you can be sure of the most professional service as you accurately and safely change your money at the best market rate here in Bali.

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Two New Outlets for Happy Chappy Express Recently in March, two new fully-licensed Happy Chappy Express outlets were launched in South Bali’s most popular areas; Discovery Mall in Kuta and in on Jalan Padma Utara in Legian. According to one of the founders behind the Happy Chappy brand, Mr David Kearns, there will be at least 4 to 5 Express outlets launched this year to meet the market’s demand for that signature Happy Chappy taste that we all know and love. Designed to cater to the ‘grab-and-go’ market, Happy Chappy Express offers the same excellent food but in a completely different set-up. Each outlet is designed to accommodate not more than 20 diners. The menu offers its top 30 bestsellers at lower prices and reduced sizes - it’s perfect for high-volume areas where the crowd is looking for delicious and satisfying nourishment while on the go. Ideal for takeaways or a quick sit down to enjoy a quick meal with a soda or a Bintang before heading off to their next appointment or meeting.


Bigger and Better Venue For Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

The Beach Pavilion at Rumah Luwih Beach Resort

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub at Bali Dynasty Resort has relocated to a spacious streetfront venue in the vibrant heart of South Kuta in a brand new, grand and majestic building inspired by Irish designs that comes complete with a tower, a distinctive steeple and large ornate windows. Exposed red brickwork and semi-industrial elements give the building a contemporary edge. This eye-catching design concept was created using only locally sourced materials from Bali. Although now much larger in size, Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub retains many of its quirky features and decorative accents which appealed to guests over the years. This multi-storey venue also features an outdoor terrace, extended bar, wood-panelled stage, a stone fireplace and parlour seating nooks to recreate the ambience of an authentic Irish pub where guests can come to eat, drink and be entertained by live music in air-conditioned comfort.

Rumah Luwih Beach Resort is proud to announce the opening of The Beach Pavilion which was held on the 28th of February 2019, unveiling a new icon in the South East coast of Bali. The Beach Pavilion is a chill out bar by the lawn area providing a cozy atmosphere with cool sounds for sunset cocktails, or after dinner drinks with friends on starlit evenings. It’s also the perfect place to celebrate your special events and private functions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. With its elegant and breathtaking oceanfront setting, The Beach Pavilion provides a unique venue for cozy gatherings with family, friends or a casual event with colleagues. Take in the sounds from the Resident DJ playing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. Enjoy this brand new restaurant destination, a spectacular outdoor dining experience. The Beach Pavilion is open daily from 11 am to 11pm.

Jalan Kartika, Tuban, South Kuta, Bali Ph: +62 361 752 403

Jl. Prof Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,9, Lebih, Gianyar, Bali Ph: +62 361 2005 899

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Cooking 101 at Courtyard Seminyak Courtyard Seminyak is now offering cooking classes for holidaymakers looking for a fun holiday activity. Cooking 101 allows you to explore the diverse flavours of Bali and the archipelago with a step-by-step demonstration by the Chef. In addition to learning about all the local ingredients and flavours, you will also be able to try your hand at the making of your very own Indonesian and Balinese dishes. Don’t forget to take home the recipe, and try your newly acquired knowledge on Balinese and Indonesian foods on your friends and family. Cooking 101 takes place every Thursday at Seminyak Kitchen from 2 PM to 4 PM, for only IDR 350,000++ per person. Save your seat now, advanced booking is required. Limited seats are available at 4 persons per group maximum. Please contact Courtyard Seminyak at +62 361 8499 600 ext. 1961 or send an email to seminyak.fb@ Don’t miss out!

Jl. Camplung Tanduk No. 103 SP Seminyak | Ph: +62 361 8499 600

All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch at JI Terrace by The Sea

Radisson Blu’s Signature Super Breakfast Buffet

Indulge in an All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch and chill out with a panoramic 180 degrees ocean view at JI Rooftop of JI Terrace by The Sea by Hotel Tugu Bali. Happening every Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM, choose your favorite brunch menu accompanied with free flow wine and cocktails, dance along to great tunes by DJ Gray and enjoy free access to the swimming pool. Ji Terrace By The Sea takes you on a journey to the heart of Indonesia, Japan, India, and Thailand with contemporary & playful Japanese & Asian inspired dishes and a 180 degrees undisturbed views over the sparkling Indian Ocean and Canggu Beach. The food served at Ji Terrace By The Sea is a modern interpretation of ancient Asian cultures. The cocktails take a similar inspiration as the food – with Asian infusions of our premium spirits, the cocktails at Ji Terrace By The Sea are 200% seductive in flavours as well as presentation. Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali Ph: +62 361 473 1701

Artichoke Restaurant, an all-day dining venue at Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu invites you to enjoy the Radisson Blu Signature Super Breakfast Buffet featuring live noodle and egg stations, fresh fruits and salad stations, Indonesian and Asian dishes, continental breakfast items, gluten-free bread and a dessert station. In addition to coffee and tea, you can also enjoy a refreshing choice of beverages including infused water, chilled juices, fresh juices and smoothies of the day. All this and more for only IDR 250,000++ per person. Do take advantage of the Come 2 Pay 1 Promo throughout the month of April. Perched along the cliffs of Uluwatu, Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu overlooks the Indian Ocean and local farmland, giving you amazing views from each of spacious hotel rooms and suites. Available from 6am to 10.30am on weekdays and 11am on weekends. Jl. Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Pecatu Bali, 80364 Bali Ph: +62 361 300 8888

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About Bali

Beautiful Island Geographically, situated between the islands of Java and Lombok, Bali is small, stretching approximately 140 km from east to west, and 80 km from north to south. The tallest of a string of volcanic mountains that run from the east to the west is Gunung Agung, which last erupted in 1963. Located just 8º south of the Equator, Bali boasts a tropical climate with just two seasons (wet and dry) a year with an average temperature of around 28ºC. The wide and gently sloping southern regions play host to Bali’s famed rice terraces, which are among some of the most spectacular in the world. In the hilly, northern coastal regions, the main produce is coffee, copra, spices, vegetables, cattle and rice. The Balinese have strong spiritual roots and despite the large influx of tourists over the years, their culture is still very much alive. The main religion is Agama Hindu Dharma, which, although originally from India, is comprised of a unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Javanese and ancient indigenous beliefs; It is very different from the Hinduism practiced in India today. Naturally creative, the Balinese have traditionally used their talents for religious purposes and most of the beautiful work to be seen here has been inspired by stories from the Ramayana and other Hindu epics.


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Photo Courtesy of Bali Plus

The majority of Bali’s 4,000,000 people live, for the most part, in tight village communities with large extended families. The largest cities are Denpasar (the capital) and Singaraja in the north. The main tourist area stretches from Kuta to Seminyak. Kuta became a major attraction during the tourist boom of the 70’s because of its famous white-sand beaches, the surf, and stunning sunsets. Today, the stretch from Kuta to Seminyak is a major tourist destination, with hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. Those in search of a little peace and quiet tend to head for the more serene resorts of Sanur and Candi Dasa on the east coast, or Lovina in the north. Nusa Dua, on the southern-most peninsula of the island, houses many five-star hotels. The central village of Ubud, in the hilly region of Gianyar, has also blossomed as a tourist attraction and is now considered to be the artistic and cultural centre of Bali.

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Beautiful Culture By the Bronze era, around 300 B.C., a fairly evolved culture already existed on Bali. The complex system of irrigation and rice production, still in use today, was established around this time. Photo Courtesy of XO

It appears that the main religion around 500 A.D. was predominantly Buddhist in influence. In 670 A.D., a Chinese scholar (Yi-Tsing), on a trip to India, reported that he had visited a Buddhist country called Bali. It wasn’t until the 11th century that Bali received the first strong influx of Hindu and Javanese cultures. With the death of his father around AD 1011, the Balinese Prince, Airlanggha, moved to East Java and set about uniting it under one principality. Having succeeded, he then appointed his brother, Anak Wungsu, as ruler of Bali. During the ensuing period there was a reciprocation of political and artistic ideas. The old Javanese language, Kawi, became the language used by the aristocracy, one of the many Javanese traits and customs adopted by the people. With the death of Airlanggha, in the middle of the 11th century, Bali enjoyed a period of autonomy. However, this proved to be short-lived, as in 1284 the East Javanese King Kertanegara, conquered Bali and ruled over it from Java. In 1292, Kertanegara was murdered and Bali took the opportunity to liberate itself once again. However, in 1343, Bali was brought back under Javanese control by its defeat at the hands of Gajah Mada, a general in the last of the great Hindu-Javanese empires, the Majapahit. With the spread of Islam throughout Sumatra and Java during the 16th century, the Majapahit empire began to collapse and a large exodus of aristocracy, priests, artists and artisans to Bali ensued. For a while Bali flourished and the following centuries were considered the Golden Age of Bali’s cultural history. The principality of Gelgel, near Klungkung, became a major centre for the arts, and Bali became the major power of the region, taking control of neighbouring Lombok and parts of East Java.


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The European Influence

The first Dutch seamen set foot on Bali in 1597, yet it wasn’t until the 1800’s that the Dutch showed an interest in colonising the island. In 1846, having had large areas of Indonesia under their control since the 1700’s, the Dutch government sent troops into northern Bali. In 1894, Dutch forces sided with the Sasak people of Lombok to defeat their Balinese rulers. By 1911, all the Balinese principalities had either been defeated in battle, or had capitulated, leaving the whole island under Dutch control. During World War II, the Dutch were expelled by the Japanese, who had occupied Indonesia from 1942 to 1945. After the Japanese defeat, the Dutch tried to regain control over their former colonies, but on August 17, 1945, Indonesia was declared independent by its first President, Sukarno. After four years of fighting and strong criticism from the international community, the Dutch government finally ceded and, in 1949, Indonesia was recognized as an independent country. The People

Life in Bali is very communal with the organisation of villages, farming and even the creative arts being decided by the community. The local government is responsible for schools, clinics, hospitals and roads, but all other aspects of life are placed in the hands of two traditional committees, whose roots in Balinese culture stretch back centuries. The first, Subak, concerns the production of rice and organises the complex irrigation system. Everyone who owns a sawah, or padi field, must join their local Subak, which ensures that every member gets his fair share of irrigation water. The other community organisation is the Banjar, responsible for arranging all village festivals, marriage ceremonies and cremations. Most villages have at least one Banjar and all men have to join when they marry. Banjars, on average, give membership to 50 up to 100 families and all Banjars have their own meeting place called the Bale Banjar. As well as being used for regular meetings, the Bale (pavilion) is where the local gamelan orchestras and drama groups practice. Religion

Balinese people are Hindu, yet their religion is very different from the Indian variety. The Balinese worship the Hindu trinity Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, who are seen as manifestations of the Supreme God Sanghyang Widhi. Other Indian gods like Ganesha (the elephant-headed god) also appear, but more commonly. Shrines associated with the many gods and spirits, uniquely Balinese, are found all over the island. Balinese people strongly believe in magic and the power of spirits, basing much of their religion on this. They believe good spirits dwell in the mountains and that the seven seas are home to demons and ogres. Most villages have at least three main temples, namely: (1) the Pura Puseh, or ‘temple of origin’, facing the mountains; (2) the Pura Desa, or village temple normally found in the centre; and (3) the Pura Dalem, aligned with the sea and dedicated to the spirits of the dead. Aside from these ‘village temples’, almost every house has its own shrine. Some temples, for example Pura Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung, are considerably more important and people from all over Bali travel there to worship. Offerings play a significant role in Balinese life as they appease the spirits and thus bring prosperity and good health to the family. Every day small offering trays (canang sari), containing symbolic food, flowers, cigarettes and money, are respectfully put on shrines, in temples, in front of houses and shops, and at dangerous crossroads. Festivals are another great occasion for soothing the gods. The women carry huge, beautifully arranged pyramids of food, fruit and flowers on their heads while the men might conduct a blood sacrifice through a cockfight. The gods are invited to descend and join the festivities with music and traditional dances to go with it. This kind of event is extremely exciting, memorable and well worth attending.

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Art & Artist

Beautiful arts

With the arrival of European artists in the beginning of the 20th century, this soon began to change. Local artists started to develop their own individual styles. PAINTING

Until the start of the 20th century, the dominant form of painting was the portrayal of Hindu epics by painters and illustrators called ‘Sangging’. Aside from making large representational paintings, the ‘Sangging’ were expected to decorate everything from gourds, wooden altars, bamboo vessels, headboards for princely bed chambers and, in particular, they were expected to illustrate astrological wall hangings on bark paper or cloth. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that western influences reached Bali. The use of Asian symbols in the works of, among others, Paul Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec and Camille Pissaro, created a new trend for Asian-influenced art and for European painters to move to Bali. Ubud’s fame regarding art can be traced to the arrival of the German painter Walter Spies and the Dutch Rudolf Bonnet. There is a much wider range of artistic styles today. Ubud Style

Influenced by the western use of perspective and everyday-life subject matter, the Ubud style is one of the most ‘expressionistic’ of all Bali’s schools. Despite this, Ubud’s art still retains many traditional features, including attention to detail and stylized characters. Batuan Style

Strongly wayang based (puppet). This style involves hundreds of intricately painted representations of Balinese life, filling every available nook and cranny of the canvas. Keliki Style

Keliki paintings measure 20cm by 15cm. They contain scenes of mythical and Ramayanic characters engaged in battle, good versus evil, on sinister backgrounds.


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Photo Courtesy of Museum Rudana

Pengosekan Style

From this village, on the outskirts of Ubud, a new style sprang up during the 1960s. It concentrated on just a few natural components, such as birds, insects, butterflies and plants. STONE CARVING

Stone carvings were mainly used to decorate temples and palaces. There is little difference between the iconography decorating temples and that of private buildings. Gateways represent the dividing line between the inner and outer worlds and as such are the recipients of some of the most fantastic carvings. Bali’s modern-day centre of stone carving is the village of Batubulan, situated halfway between the towns of Denpasar and Ubud. TEXTILES

One of the most striking things about Bali is the rich variety of cloths and materials that are to be seen in thousands of shops throughout the island. However, only a small proportion of these are indigenous to Bali. The myriad of batik clothes and sarongs available everywhere, are mainly imported from Java. Bali does have a very rich textile industry of its own. The beautiful Songket fabrics, worn by performers of traditional dances, are a good example. In Songket gold and silver threads are woven into the cloth to create complex motifs of birds, butterflies and flowers. Endek, or weft ikat, is another common method used in Bali. In weft ikat weaving, the weft threads are dyed to create the design and are then woven with plain warp threads.

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The least common form of weaving to be seen in Bali is the Geringsing, or double-ikat, and it is perhaps the most sought after. In Geringsing both the warp and weft threads are dyed to their final designs before being woven together. With the exception of certain areas in India and Japan, this weaving technique can only be found in the small Bali Aga village of Tenganan, East Bali. WOOD CARVINGS

Wood and stone carvings have traditionally been featured largely in temple and palace architecture. Immaculately carved demons and mythical beings decorate pillars, door panels, lintels and window shutters with the object of protecting the buildings from evil intruders. Scenes of legendary figures placed within a floral dĂŠcor, set a more pleasant and educational tone. With the arrival of European influences, wood carving started to develop a long


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more innovative and commercial lines. Today, whole villages specialise in producing certain styles of work. The village of Mas, near Ubud, is the best known for its carvings of female figures, Buddhas, characters from Hindu epics, the traditional topeng (mask) and Wayang Wong masks. DANCE & DRAMA

Dance and drama have played a historically important role in Balinese society. Through this medium, people learned about the tales of the Ramayana, Mahabarata and of other epic stories from Balinese history. The following are brief descriptions of some of the more well-known dance-dramas that can be seen at regular performances throughout Bali. Baris - This is a warrior’s dance. It is usually performed by men, either solo

or in a group of five or more.

Barong & Rangda - This is a story about the struggle between good and evil.

Good is personified by the Barong Keket, a strange but fun-loving creature in the shape of a shaggy semi-lion. Evil is represented by Rangda, a witch.

Kecak - The most famous of the Balinese dances, originated from the Sanghyang dance choirs, holds its uniqueness in the entrancing ‘Kecak, kecak’ chant. The Kecak as a dance developed in the 1930s, in the village of Bona, where it is still performed regularly. Legong - This dance tells a story of princess Rangkesari being held captive

by King Lakesmi. Rangkesari’s brother, prince Daha, gathers an army to rescue his sister. The Legong is a very classical and graceful dance, always performed by prepubescent girls, who can be as young as eight or nine years old.

Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) - Wayang Kulit is one of the great story-telling traditions of the Javanese and Balinese people. The wayang show usually consists of a small four-piece orchestra, which provides the musical accompaniment, around sixty ‘puppets’, carved out of flat pieces of water buffalo hide, and the dalang or puppet-master. The good characters speak in ancient ‘Kawi’, whereas the evil or coarse ones speak Balinese. The Bali Agung Show

The Bali Agung Show at the Bali Safari and Marine Park is an inspiring cultural performance dedicated to the entertainment of both local and international audiences. This spectacular show celebrated its 1500th performance on Jan 19, 2016. With regular scheduled performances over the past five years, the colossal and spectacular Bali Agung Show is arguably the longestrunning theatrical production in Indonesia’s theatrical history. Jalan Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19.8, Gianyar Bali | Ph: +62 361 950000 | marketing@ Devdan Show

Devdan’s “Treasure of the Archipelago” at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is a 90-minute show that takes you on a tour of the Indonesian archipelago with impressive acrobatics, effects and traditional dances. Performed 4 times a week every Calonarang

The Calonarang dance tells the tale of a widow queen, Walunateng Dirah from Girah village who possessed the ability to conduct powerful black magic. Her powers were said to be stronger than the King Erlangga’s, causing fear among all that nobody would dare to ask for her daughter’s hand in marriage. The widow, furious, placed a curse on the entire land and people began to die without reason, which caused a state-wide war. The King then sought the help of a Priest, Mpu Bharadah, who defeated Calonarang with his white magic. Ramayana

The Ramayana dance tells the epic love story of Rama and Sita whose love was too strong to be torn apart. Expect exciting scenes of treachery among the royal family, lost-in-the-jungle scenes, kidnappings, brave rescue missions by Hanoman the Monkey King, and a romantic ending where Rama is forever reunited with his love, Sita. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Museum & Galleries

Genta Gallery Jl Lodtunduh No.1 Ubud T. +62361 978272 Open daily: 9am - 5pm

Ganesha Gallery Four Seasons Jimbaran T. +62361 701010 Open daily*: 9am -6pm

Seniwati Gallery Jl.Sriwidari No.2B Ubud T. +62361 975485 Open daily: 10am - 5pm

Jenggala Keramik Jl. Uluwatu No.2, Jimbaran TT. +62361 703311 Open daily*: 8am - 6pm

Sika Gallery Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud T. +62361 975084 Open daily: 9am - 5pm


Tonyraka Gallery Jl. Raya Mas No.86 Ubud T. +623617916606 Open daily: 9am - 5pm


Biasa Gallery Jl. Seminyak No.34, Seminyak T. +62361 8475766 Open Mon – Sat*: 10am - 9pm Kendra Gallery Jl Drupadi No.88B, Seminyak T. +62361 736628 Open daily*: 10am - 6pm MÉTIS Gallery & Boutiques Jl. Petitenget no.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, Bali 80361 +62 361 4737 888 Open Mon-Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 6pm-11pm Ubud

Hansen Art Gallery Jl. Raya Sanggingan Ubud T. +62361 970072 Open daily: 9am - 6pm Neka Museum Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud T. +62361 975074 Open daily*: 8am - 5pm Puri Lukisan Museum Jl. Raya Ubud T. +62361 975136 Open daily*: 8am - 4pm Gaya Fusion Jl. Raya Sayan Ubud T. +62361 979253 Open daily: 9.30am - 11pm Arma Museum Jl. Raya Pangosekan Ubud T. +62361 974228 Open daily: 9am - 6pm Blanco Museum Jl. Raya Campuan Ubud T. +62361 975502 Open daily: 9am - 5pm Rudana Museum Jl. Cok Rai Pudak No.44 Peliatan T. +62361 975779 Open daily: 9am - 5pm


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Danes Art Veranda Jl. Hayam Wuruk 159 Denpasar T. +62361 242659 Open daily: 10am -6pm Bali Museum Jl. Let. Kol. Wisnu, Denpasar T. +62361 235059 Open Tue – Sun: 8am - 3pm Bali Art Center Jl. Nusa Indah No.1 Denpasar T. +62361 227176 Open daily: 8am - 3pm Bali Bintang Gallery Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 19 Pesanggaran T. +62361 724368 Open daily: 9am - 6pm Museum Lukisan Sidik Jari Jl. Hayam Wuruk 175, Tanjung Bungkak, Denpasar T. +62361 235115 Open daily: 9am - 4pm Klungkung

Museum Seni Lukis Klasik Bali Banjar Angkan Klungkung Bali T. +62361 0366—22255 Open daily: 9am - 5pm Nusa Dua

Pasifika Museum Kawasan Pariwisata, BTDC Blok P T. +62361 774935 F. +62361 774559 Open daily: 10am - 5pm Sanur

Le Mayeur Museum Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur T. +62361 286201 Open Sat-Thu: 8am - 4pm Fridays: 8am - 1.30pm

schedule of events

Dance & Drama

Barong & Rangda Dance

Calonarang Dance

• Batubulan



• Puri Saren, Ubud



• Catur Eka Budi, Kesiman, Dps



• Mawang, Ubud

Thurs; Sat


1st & 15th


• Banjar Kalah • Peliatan • Pura Desa Batuan, Batuan

of each month

Warrior Dance

• Bali Safari & Marine Park

Mon, Tue, Thurs


Kecak Dance

• Padang Tegal, Ubud

Sun; Wed


• Puri Luhur, Uluwatu



• Banjar Junjungan, Ubud



• ARMA Open Stage, Ubud

New & Full Moons


• Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Budaya Cultural Theatre



• Puri Saren, Ubud

Mon ; Sat


• Peliatan Village



• Pura Dalem, Ubud



• ARMA Open Stage, Ubud



Mahabrata Dance

• Teges Village, Ubud



Ramayana Ballet

• Budaya Cultural Theatre (Nusa Dua Beach Hotel)



Sanghyang Jaran Dance

• Bona Village

Sun; Mon; Fri


• Batubulan



Topeng Dance

• ARMA Open Stage, Ubud



Wayang Kulit

• Oka Kartini’s, Ubud

Sun; Wed


• Kertha Accommodation, Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud

Tue; Sat


Bali Agung Show

• Bali Safari Marine Park

Everyday, except Mon


Cultural Wonders Of The Royal Pejeng Performance

• Puri Agung Soma Negara Pejeng

Every Full Moon


Gambuh Dance

Legong Dance

*BaliPlus cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations that may occur.

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Active Bali Photo Courtesy of Bali Hai Cruises

Water Sports Below are a few suggestions of exciting land-based and aquatic activities. If you know what you like - go for it!

Canyon Tubing Canyon Tubing Adventure is calling out explorers to experience this island in a unique way by discovering a hidden canyon in the heart of Bali by means of floating down a crystal clear stream in your own tube. Have a thing for the flying fox? The obstacles of this particular flying fox construction will wow your eyes over Bali’s unspoiled nature. Cruises The 13,677 islands of the Indonesian archipelago stretching over an area 5,200 km into the pacific ocean present a plethora of choices for “boaties” to explore. Bali has three main ports - Benoa in the south, Padangbai in the east and Gilimanuk in the north. Several major shipping lines make Padangbai and Benoa ports of call on around the world cruises. If you would like to explore the islands near Bali you have wide range of choices for boating expeditions from a day cruises to longer overnight trip on yachts or luxury cruisers. Here’s the selective list of some sea cruise companies on the island. To Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida - 1 Day Nusa Lembongan is an island of 12km2, situated 28 km east of Benoa. It’s one of Bali’s most popular destinations for wonderful day trips; its marvellous coral reefs make it an excellent spot for diving, snorkelling and surfing. Nusa Penida is a larger island off the southeast coast of Bali with a dry climate and a population of 45,000 people. This island is also is a great spot for diving and snorkelling but beware of strong currents. Be safe and never dive alone! Several cruise companies offer day tours to Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida islands. Alternatively there is a local boat from Sanur Beach that leaves daily for both islands. Bali Hai Cruises Indonesia’s leading Marine Tourism Company, Bali Hai Cruises, operates exciting Day and Evening Cruises from a private reception facility at Benoa Harbour, Bali. Aboard a fleet of the most luxurious, modern vessels in Bali, our experienced, professional and friendly crew ensures the very best blend of Indonesian and Western hospitality to Lembongan Island daily. Benoa Harbor T. +62361 720 331 The Bounty Cruises Cruise in comfort aboard Bali Bounty Cruises 400 passenger catamaran. With a cruising speed of up to 30 knots, you may sit back, relax and enjoy full staff service while reading the daily newspaper or viewing the onboard video entertainment. They sail from Bali every day. Benoa Harbour T. +62361 726 666


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Quicksilver Cruises Venture into paradise each day with Quicksilver Cruises to the picturesque island of Nusa Penida, where it ties up alongside a floating pontoon for the day. Head Office : Jl. Kerta Dalem Raya no.96 Bali 80224 T. +62361 721 521 Blue Marlin Bali YacHT Take a trip on the open water and escape the stress of life with Blue Marlin Bali yachts as you discover exotic spots and delve deep into the natural beauty of Bali. Offering private charters for day trips, Blue Marlin Bali is perfect for groups of up to 18 guests maximum. Couples can also enjoy a private romantic getaway in the yacht’s cosy double cabin or twin cabin. Choose from a half-day cruise, full-day cruise to Lembongan Island, fullday cruise to Gili Islands and Sundowner Cruises with fun activities like snorkeling and diving. To book your next private charter, please visit Tropical Yacht Charters Explore the beauty of Bali with Tropical Yacht Charters’ wide range of yachts, sailboats and fast boats available for private charter. Choose Jenna, a fast cruiser boat ideal for the Indonesian waters, perfect for groups of up to 20 passengers, or the Forever Rizzardi Top Line 50, an imported Italian Luxury Yacht for your dream trip around the islands of Bali and Lombok, ideal for groups of up to 8 guests. Each excursion is tailored to your expectations: whether relaxing in the turquoise waters of a secluded anchorage or an action-packed onboard adventure. Contact to make your booking today. Diving & Snorkeling Everyone should know that Bali has a wonderful underwater world with abundant marine life and beautiful coral garden awaiting to be explored. There are many diving sites in Bali that attract divers from around the globe. Some of the diving sites, like USAT Liberty Shipwreck and Amed diving sites are suitable for beginner divers. If you’ve not yet tried these sports, we recommend that you start at Sanur or Tanjung Benoa Beach where you can hire the necessary equipment, either right on the beachfront (at a beach club) or at one of the hotel-run dive centres. Instructions are available at these diving centres. Most of the centres offer International (PADI) diving certificates but be sure to check their PADI Resort Code as well, for the insurance and medical facilities. It is advisable to look for diving centres that have a ‘five-star’ PADI Approval Rating. Please note that Bali’s only decompression chamber is at Sanglah Public Hospital in Denpasar (see ‘Hospitals’ in the ‘Essential Info’ section for more info). BALIPLUS April 2019 |


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Where to Dive ? Tulamben Bay inc. USAT Liberty Shipwreck (north east Bali) – (*P4) - Worldfamous for the 120m USAT Liberty Shipwreck, Wall/Drop-off and Coral Garden, and offering incredible shore-diving with very easy conditions, Tulamben Bay is Bali’s most popular dive location. Amazing selection of resident marine life. Suitable for all levels including Try-Diving and snorkelling. 2.5hrs by minibus from South Bali. Tulamben Area inc Kubu Wreck – (*P5) - Only a short distance south of Tulamben Bay (by jukung, local outrigger fishing boat) are other wonderful sites such as Emerald, Alamanda, Batu Kelebit and Seraya Slopes. 10 mins by road, north of Tulamben Bay, Kubu is the location of Bali’s newest shipwreck. Suitable for all levels. Amed (north east Bali) – (*P5) - The diving outside this sleepy fishing village combines reef and wall diving that can be accessed from shore or by jukung. Pretty corals, good variety of fish, warm water. Suitable for all levels including Try-Diving and snorkelling. 2.5hrs by minibus from South Bali. Blue Lagoon (Padangbai, east coast Bali) – (*N8) - The closest area to South Bali with good diving. There are companies offering diving around Sanur/ Nusa Dua but it is only for people who want to Get Wet. Blue Lagoon has a white sand bottom and is a treasure-trove of marine life. A good choice for Try-Diving and snorkelling. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali. Mimpang/Tepekong (Padangbai, east coast Bali) – (*O8) - These two sites offer breathtaking diving, however are for experienced divers only due to the steep walls, cold water and (often strong) currents. Expect schooling fish, Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish) in season, White-tip reef sharks and maybe turtles. 1.5hrs by minibus from south Bali then 10 mins by boat.


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Gili Biaha (Padangbai, east coast Bali) – (*P7) - Chiselled black walls with healthy corals, good diversity of fish, sharks and frequent pelagic visitors; good visibility. Best dived at slack high tide; can be surgy. AquaMarine is of only a few companies offering Biaha. For experienced divers only. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali then 30 mins by boat. Gili Selang (Padangbai, east coast Bali) – (*P7) - Small island on Bali’s eastern point, like all exposed sites, can have ripping currents but you may see Whitetip reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, turtles - even dolphins. For experienced divers only. 1.5hrs by minibus from South Bali, then 40 mins by boat (can be accessed from Amed). Nusa Penida (offshore island on Bali’s east coast) – (*N10) - Nusa Penida is the largest of the three offshore islands. The water here is fairly cold (due to the ocean currents) but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals and prolific fish, occasional turtles, reef sharks and in August to September Mola-Mola (Ocean sunfish). Some dive experience required. Accessed by boat from Padangbai and Sanur. Toyapakeh (Nusa Penida) – (*N9) - Nusa Penida’s most popular dive site, has good visibility and rich, impressive coral formations with big bommies. The profusion of colourful soft corals provides hiding places for many kinds of marine life. Some dive experience required. Accessed by boat from Padangbai and Sanur. SD, Ped, Sental (Nusa Penida) – (*N9, *O9) - Three lovely dive sites on one long reef with many soft corals and fish such as sweetlips, lionfish, moray eels, scorpionfish and reef sharks, in addition to turtles, nudibranchs and crabs. Some dive experience required. Accessed by boat from Padangbai and Sanur. Manta Points I and II (Nusa Penida) – (*N10, *N11) - With dramatic limestone cliffs descending straight into the ocean, the surge can be strong; no currents. The Mantas are 2-4m wide and seen quite shallow. Mola-Molas, Bamboo sharks, Shark rays, tunas, Tigermackerels and dolphins may also be seen. Some dive experience required. Accessed by boat from Padangbai and Sanur. Nusa Penida (Crystal Bay) – (*N10) - Best known for Mola-Mola in JulyNovember’s cold waters! The bay itself is quite beautiful with good numbers and variety of fish; gorgeous corals. You may see Eagle rays and the Bali Wobbegong shark – yes, it’s only found in Bali. Experienced divers only. Accessed by boat from Padangbai and Sanur. AquaMarine Diving - Bali’s expert diving company operates 1 Day Dive Trips and Multi-Day Bali Diving Safaris (dive/accom packages to see the best of Indonesia). They also offer PADI courses from beginning to professional level. Ph. +62 361 4738 020. Website: Lombok - Bali’s neighbouring island. Off its coast are the famous Gili Isles, with some of the best snorkelling and diving spots in the region. Be aware of potentially strong currents around and between these islands. 1. Han’s Reef (Off the coast of Gili Air) Off the coast of Lombok, the Gili Islands, offers some of the best diving in the region. Han’s Reef is a wonderful dive site to see turtles and a must for macro lovers. You will find beautiful coral bommies, bat fish, angelfish, box fish, frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, spotted morays, pipe fish, mantis shrimps, nudibranchs and so much more. Suitable for all levels of divers. 2. Shark Point (Off the coast of Gili Trawangan) Shark Point is one of the most popular dive sites in the Gilis. It offers an amazing reef fish life and excellent pelagic life with white tip reef sharks, humphead parrot fish, tuna, giant trevally... Turtles are almost guaranteed to be seen in the shallow parts and pygmy seahorses can also be found in the sea fans if you have got the eye for them! Suitable for all level divers.

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7SEAS Located only two hours from Bali on the beach of Gili Air, 7SEAS International is a full service PADI 5-Star dive resort. 7SEAS offers dive trips around the Gili Islands and courses for all levels of divers. Beginners and children are more than welcome to join to discover the amazing sensations of diving in the turquoise waters of the Gilis. The turtles and tropical fish are all waiting for you! Accommodation also available in charming cottages. T. +62 (0)370 647 779 | E. KITE SURFING Operating from an ideal lagoon location, the Rip Curl School of Surf offers the ultimate rush with this amazing new sport. Offering IKO certified lessons at all levels. Move from classroom to lagoon to riding offshore waves in three easy lessons, using the latest Cabrinha and Airush kites, boards and equipment. T.+62361 735858 | PARASAILING Try the beach clubs in Sanur and Tanjung Benoa for a safe yet thrilling parasailing experience over Nusa Lembongan. For your own safety, make sure the companies have insurance coverage. RAFTING If you’re a thrill-seeker craving for something exciting and new, this holiday, feed your adventurous soul with a gripping white-water rafting adventure. Bali’s mountainous central area is perfect for such an exhilarating experience as you plunge down the raging rapids of the mighty river. While there are plenty of rafting companies now in Bali offering rafting experiences on the mighty Ayung River, we recommend Mason Adventures for a fun yet safe experience for the whole family. For the past 3 decades, Mason Adventures has been synonymous with quality adventure and hospitality experiences in the heart of Bali. The company is passionate, driven and committed to excellence and comes with a ‘5-Star Guarantee’, comprising of the very best in Experience, Facilities, Services, Safety, Ethics and Value for Money. Book your packages at SAILING You can choose from a range of different charter yachts, sailing boats, and traditional schooners with expert crew and Western tour guide for charter cruises from Bali through the Lesser Sunda Islands, to Sulawesi, and through the Moluccas. Charter rates include all meals and soft drinks during your cruise as well as shore excursions and the services of the crew and tour guide. Air fares, any accommodation ashore, and insurance are NOT included. Please note that charter rates may vary depending on your routing and special requirements. As a rule of thumb, calculate US$150 per person per day including everything. That’s usually less than you’d spend in a good hotel in Bali! See here are a couple of the yachts you can charter with expert crew and tour guide for your voyage: • Sea Safari V/VI/VIII: 721 212 • The Waka Motor Yacht: 723629, 723659 Mobile: +62 (0)813 3819 4740 SURFING & BODY BOARDING In Bali there are definitely waves for everyone to surf. If you don’t have your own board, check out the Kuta or Sanur beaches for rentals. Rip Curl School of Surf on Blue Ocean Beach in Seminyak guarantees you’ll learn! If you’re not standing up on your board by the end of the day, your next lesson is free. Bali is part of the Indonesian archipelago of 18,700 islands and lies approximately 8°C south of the equator. Bali is blessed by nature with a short, hot wet season and a longer, cooler, dry season and tourists flock here all year round. Many tourists choose to arrive in the dry season which nowadays appears to cover a longer period from April to late November. The busiest period is during the holiday season of August, which is also the coolest month on this Island of the Gods.


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Airport Lefts K10 Season - Dry Season (May-September), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - at 4-5 ft - Airport Lefts begins to close when it gets bigger than this. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Airport Rights J10 Season - Dry Season (May - September), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 3 - 6 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Kuta Reef J10 Season - Dry Season (May - September), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 5 ft is the best and also better on a middle to high tide. Best Winds South East Trade Winds Canggu J9 Works best on the mid and high tides with a swell size of 5-6ft. Surfing hazards are the rips and rocks in the surfing area. A number of locals surf this break so be prepared for a little attitude from some of them. The surf can blow out if the wind picks up and the break can get crowded at high tide as it only supports about 25 surfers. Sanur L10 Season - Wet Season (November - April), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6 ft. Best Winds - West South West Padang Galak in Sanur L10 Padang Galak is a beach break with standard right and left waves that will suit all levels of surfers. The break generally suits all tides and works best on a South West or Southerly swell of 3ft - 8ft with winds from the North West or West. Keramas L10 - M9 Tides are best at mid and high tide with a swell from 3-5 ft up to 8ft and the wind is best from the West on a North West or Easterly swell. SeranganK11 - L10 Season - Wet Season (November - April), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6 ft. Best Winds - West South West Nusa Dua L12 Season - Wet Season (October - April), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - West North West Balangan K12 Season - Dry Season (May - October), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Bingin J12 Season - Dry Season (May - October), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 3 - 5 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Impossibles J11 Season - Dry Season (May - October), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Padang Padang J11 Season - Dry Season (May - October), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 5 - 8ft. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Uluwatu J11 Season - Dry Season (May - October), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 3 - 10ft Uluwatu always seems to have waves and rarely goes flat. All conditions seem to work. Best Winds - South East Trade Winds Green Ball J11 Season - Wet Season (November - April), Swell Direction - South, ideal Size - 4 - 6ft Uluwatu always seems to have waves and rarely goes flat. All conditions seem to work. Best Winds - West North West

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Nyang-Nyang J11 The break has a quality right and left wave that produces a ride of 50 - 150 meters depending on conditions. A wave that should be sampled and not missed on your next surfing trip to Bali. The break tends to work on all tides and begins working with a swell of about 3ft through to 8ft plus. Balian I8 The break is made up of reef and rocks and has a quality right & left hand wave producing a ride of about 150 meters on a good day and is suitable for all levels of surfer. The break can work on all tides and optimum swell size is from 3ft - 8ft. The lefts are usually longer and better shaped than the right handers. When you enter the water you will be taken out by the current to the right. Do not try to master the current because you simply will not succeed. Medewi F6 Season - Wet & Dry Seasons - Early mornings are best as the winds can blow the surf out by midday. Swell Direction - South, ideal Wave Size - 4 6ft. Best Winds - Early morning with light winds. School surf and Surfboard rental place: STAND UP PADDLE Experience the latest aquatic fitness craze with Stand Up Paddleboard. Great for a gentle workout or a more intensive fitness session, the Stand Up Paddleboard is a great way to work out on the water. Rip Curl School of Surf offers lessons and equipment rentals, suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Guided tours along the Bali coast are available in conjunction with equipment rentals! T. +62361 735858 | WATERBOM BALI A world-class fun hub filled the industry’s most exciting engineering feat nestled within 3.8 acres of tropical garden in bustling Kuta. The world’s number 1 waterpark as rated by TripAdvisor is home to 22 outstanding slides and rides that adhere to strict international safety and hygiene standards. Enjoy world-class amenities, private cabanas, comfortable lounge chairs, restaurants & kiosks, massages, nail salons and more. Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Badung, Bali | Ph: +62 361 755676 WIND SURFING A combination of surfing thrills, sailing tranquility, and puts you in touch with nature better than a good hike - no sport other than windsurfing can give you the unbeatable feeling of being out in the open, gliding effortlessly over


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beautiful, clear waters. It’s a sport where you can cross great expanses with a friend or explore unchartered waters alone. In Bali, the best spots to do this extreme sport are in Sanur and Tanjung Benoa beaches. For more info contact The Rip Curl School of Surf at: T. +62361 735858.- 4 - 8 ft. Best Winds South East Trade Winds WAKE BOARDING From beginner to expert, Rip Curl’s elite team with their custom wakeboard boat will teach you everything you need to shred with the pros. Lessons are offered on a range of boards, including traditional bindings, using loose foot straps and the ultimate ride - the wake skate, a freestyle board with grip top and no bindings at all. Board and boat rentals always available. T. +62361 735858 SEA WALKING This is an alternative way to discover marine life in the underwater world in addition to diving and snorkeling. The difference is that sea walking is simple, easy yet friendly, and of course safe. No diving, swimming abilities and complicated equipment are needed. To do this activity, you will wear a uniquely designed helmet that will enable you to breathe normally without dive tank. Going down about 3 – 5 meters deep, you can walk at the bottom of the ocean, get face to face with colorful fishes, beautiful corals and abundant marine life. Some tour operators in Sanur and Nusa Dua will assist you enjoy the most of Sea Walking. KAYAKING This is one of our favorite beach activities, and it is really fun. In Bali, you can easily find kayak rental on the beach with calm and soft waves like Sanur Beach, Pandawa Beach and Nusa Dua Beach. It is safe and suitable for all ages. You can jump in the kayak by yourself or double with another member, and move exploring the shallow part of the ocean. Beware not go to far from the beach! For a more adventurous kayaking, go to Ubud to try river kayaking along the Ayung River.

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Land Sports For those wishing to sweat it out on dry land, the following pages outline some of the most exciting land-based activities and sports on offer in Bali. BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK Experience the riches of wildlife at Bali Safari & Marine Park with an exciting Safari Journey that takes you through the natural habitats of Indonesia, India and Africa. There is also cultural performance Bali Agung, which is a spectacular theatrical performance celebrating the traditions of the island’s unique Hindu heritage, and leisure facilities including Tsavo Lion Restaurant, Mara River Safari Lodge and a Water Park and Fun Zone. P: +62361 950000 NIGHT SAFARI AT BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK Satisfy your senses with the unforgettable experience of a night time adventure in the wilderness. A specially designed caged tram will take you on a journey through the African Savannah where you will get to see and hand feed animals at close range. This magical evening also includes a delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ at Nkuchiro Bar & Grill. Tel. +62361 950 000 | CLIMBING It takes about 3-6 hours to climb Mt. Agung, Bali’s highest mountain (see Bali Road Map - *N5) and it takes a day (return trip) to reach the summit of Mt. Batukaru (see Bali Road Map - *I5). Guides are a must! For a more adventurous climb, try Mt. Rinjani in Lombok (ascent and descent - 3 days). Not advisable during the rainy season (Nov-March). CYCLING Cycling is a fantastic way to see Bali ‘off the beaten track’. Most pedalpushers can find their own way around but there are also adventure companies offering guided excursions on bikes through mountain trails. GOLF Golfers in Bali have a choice of 4 world-class golf courses. On Bali’s South West coast, close to the famous temple of Tanah Lot, is the spectacular Nirwana Bali Golf Club, voted as Asia’s top golf venue. In Nusa Dua, you can tee off at the Bali Golf and Country Club. The Grand Bali Beach in Sanur offers a 9-hole golf course, whereas the award-winning Handara Golf Resort


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Bali, located at the beautiful and cool Bedugul countryside in Bali’s central lake district is a spectacular 18-hole golf resort and nature retreat that’s perfect for families. Don’t forget to try your swing at the beautiful New Kuta Golf, voted as Indonesia’s leading golf resort 2010-2011. Mason Elephant Park and Lodge Bali’s only dedicated elephant rescue reserve, the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge is home to 31 rescued and endangered Sumatran elephants, 4 of which were born here. The park provides guests with the opportunity to interact and learn about these gentle giants while giving the elephants a comfortable and safe environment. Set in 3.5 hectares, the park has been carefully landscaped to mimic as much as possible the original environment of the elephants’ previous home in Sumatra. The location in central Bali was also chosen for its cooler climate and more tropical location. Bathe the elephants, feed them, go on an elephant safari and take pictures with them. You could also stay at the Elephant Park & Lodge for an experience you’ll never forget. T: +62361 721 480 OFF ROAD TOURS Get off the beaten track and discover the natural beauty of Bali with Bali Quad & Bali Buggy tours. Great fun for the whole family! The central part of Bali offer adventurous journeys awaiting to be explored. You may also try and land cruise tour with big four-wheeled jeep to marvel the wonderful rice field terraces of Jatiluwih or wildlife watching at the West Bali National Park. TREKKING As it is easy getting lost while trekking in Bali (parts of the jungle can look identical and paths often lead to nowhere), using a guide is advisable. Pineh Trekking This adventure tour service specializes on Mt. Batur & Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking, guiding you to witness the sunrise from the very top. It will be once in a lifetime experience to see the wonder of sunrise from the top of Bali’s active volcanoes: Mt. Batur (1,717 m), Mt. Abang (2, 153 m) or the highest volcano in Bali, Mt. Agung (3, 142 m). The early morning trekking is invigorating, and Pineh Trekking will assist you from pick up and transfer service, breakfast, licensed trekking guide, water supply to entrance ticket to the sites. The price starts from IDR 450,000 per person. For detail of itinerary, please contact Pineh Trekking at +62 366 51 378 | mobile: +62 81 338 459 739, +62 87 861 220 932 | Email: PAINT BALL Paintball has many different game formats - though typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play “capture the flag.” The number of players on each team can vary from one or two, five or seven or ten or even up to a 100 players. Games run from 20 to 45 minutes. Jungle Buggies Get ready to embark on a journey into the jungle to experience Bali’s first and only purpose-built ATV track with Mason Jungle Buggies. This thrilling course, spanning 5km over each lap, was crafted with the hardiest adventure seekers in mind to provide an exciting and intense driving experience like no other on the island with the single-seater ACE model and the twoseater RZR model that comes with a powerful 570cc engine. Visit www. to find out more. FITNESS TRAINING There are many gyms available on the island, within the better hotels, resorts and even villas as well as freestanding with daily, weekly and monthly passes. SOHAM Wellness Centre is four storeys dedicated to fitness, health and well-being with the most up-to-date spa, gym and fitness options available. There are state-of-the-art fitness facilities inclusive of cardio and equipment for strength and functional training, an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, steam rooms and Jacuzzi facilities. Yoga and Hot Yoga, one-on-one training sessions and nationally certified world-class trainers are available upon requests for classes encompassing cycling, boxing, and pilates as well as other inventive and total body workouts T: +62 361 474 1616 W: BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Kids Zone



Bali is an extremely welcoming place for kids of all ages, and the Indonesians themselves are particularly patient, tolerant and gifted in keeping kids happy.

Bagus Agro Pelaga An ideal agro-tourism experience, this luxury farm offers organic farming, yoga and trekking with 30 country-style Country Farm Rooms, 16 Luxury Farm Villas or camping on the resort’s grounds. Jl Raya Puncak Mangu, Desa Pelaga, Petang T. +62 361 745 0031

Bali Bird Park Not only a unique place designed to increase the children’s awareness of their wildlife heritage, Bali Bird Park also welcomes school parties, provides children painting competitions and birthday parties. Jl. Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu T. +62 361 299 352

Leadbetter Golf Academy Recognized around the world as the number one golf coaching academy, Leadbetter offers the very best golf instruction in over 25 locations around the globe with experienced coaches teaching a broad range of clients from beginners and juniors through to the most dedicated amateurs, Indonesian Tour professionals and professionals. Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua, Bali | T: +62 361 771 79


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Bali Treetop Adventure A fun, open-air adventure centre in the heart of Bedugul offering 7 adventure circuits, 72 challenges for all ages including Suspended Bridges, Spider Nets, Tarzan Jumps, 160-metre long Flying-Fox, Flying Swings, and many more fun challenges. Bali Botanical Gardens, Candikuning T: +62 361 934 0009 |

PEEK A BOO A children’s playground in Sanur with over 1000 sqm of airconditioned indoor space for families and children under 10 years old, including dedicated baby and toddler play stations while the adults can relax with a drink and a snack and watch their children play. Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai #17 Sanur T: +62 361 282 638 |

Mason Elephant Park & Lodge Spend the day with majestic Sumatran Elephants here at Bali’s first and awardwinning elephant rescue facility. In the park’s lush and tranquil setting, the little ones can get to know 31 endangered Sumatran elephants, all rescued from Sumatran camps. Jl. Elephant Park Taro, Taro Village, Tegallalang, Ubud Bali T: +62 361 721 480

Waterbom Bali A world-class fun hub filled with some of the industry’s most exciting engineering feat, Waterbom Bali is nestled within 3.8 acres of tropical garden in the centre of bustling Kuta. The world’s number 1 waterpark as rated by TripAdvisor is home to 22 outstanding slides and rides that are built and maintained to strict international safety and hygiene standards. Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta T: +62 361 755 676 |

Bali Zoo Bali’s first zoological park and wildlife conservatory set on 8 hectares of lush lands in Singapadu, Gianyar. Bali Zoo is home to over 500 different types of rare and exotic animals including tropical birds, mammals and reptiles. Singapadu, Sukawati Gianyar | T: +62 361 249 310

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Kids Zone at Bali Safari & Marine Park Experience close encounters with real and beautiful, unique animals from around the world. Featuring educational shows, fun parks and interactive photo spaces, the little ones will enjoy a variety of thrilling moments here at Bali Safari. Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8 T: 1500-212 |

Turtle Hatchery Reef Seen Turtle Hatchery Project was established in 1992 to protect local sea turtles and their eggs. In this place children can watch and learn how to breed turtles. Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak, Singaraja. T: +62 362 93001 / 92339

Rip Curl School of Surf With professional instructors, kids under 13 can learn how to choose a good board, read surf conditions, decide when to surf, take good position, catch small waves... and more!! Jl. Arjuna, Kuta T: +62 361 735858


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Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure Make your way through a secluded canyon by land and water in one exciting trip. Drift down Siap River in your own inflatable tube through the virgin wilderness in an idyllic stream hidden inside a secret canyon. Payangan, Desa Kerta, Dusun Seming T: +62 361 720 766

Cooking Classes Many private villas, hotels and resorts offer cooking classes, some even with visits to the local markets to purchase the freshest produce. Check out our listings under Hotels and Villas to explore your options. Balinese Dancing Many hotels and resorts offer this activity as part of their Kids Club’s schedule. However, if you wish to take external classes, then head up to the Ubud hills where many classes are on offer for all ages. A beautiful introduction to this is to watch the cultural display held in the Palace in the centre of town of an early evening, in full costume. Contact Ubud Tourist Office (Bina Wisata) on Jalan Raya Ubud from 8am – 8pm. T: +62 361 971 304 for more information. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Mason Adventures Celebrates 30 Glorious Years Mason Adventures is celebrating 30 glorious years with a triple celebration this month to honour its long and vibrant history which falls in conjunction with the 75th birthday of its founder, Nigel Mason and the 20th anniversary of Mason Elephant Park & Lodge, Bali’s internationally accredited and award-winning elephant sanctuary and park, and luxurious 5-star lodge. The brand’s incredible journey towards becoming Bali’s number 1 adventure operator is an inspiration to all, thanks to the founders Nigel and Yanie Mason who started the company in 1989 as Bali Adventure Rafting – the island’s first and foremost rafting company that offers the best facilities, equipment, safety, food and service. In recent years, Mason Adventures has revamped the rafting industry with the opening of the multifunctional Ubud Adventure Centre, a multi-million-dollar investment providing guests with a 5-Star rafting experience from start to finish. Today, Mason Adventures offers a multitude of premium quality signature tours that come with the finest facilities, service and value for money. One of the most sought-after is Mason Sky Tours, Bali’s only luxury helicopter service offering scenic tours, volcano flights and other iconic location destinations – and in conjunction with its 30th anniversary, guests and partners attending the gala event will stand a chance to win free helicopter flights on a sleek Eurocopter B2 via a Lucky Draw! Mason Adventures will also be giving away 30 free helicopter flights to direct-booking customers and freelance agent supporters throughout June and July. Three winners will be announced every week for 10 weeks through Mason Adventure’s social media accounts and website early Tuesday mornings for flights on Wednesdays. 48

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In addition to Mason Sky Tours and Mason Elephant Park & Lodge, Mountain Cycling and Tropical Trekking journeys by Mason Adventures will take you off the beaten track through the most scenic highland locales. Its most recent and heart-pounding adventure was launched in 2017 as Mason Jungle Buggies, Bali’s most exciting off-road challenge using state of the art Polaris Buggies equipped with certified roll cages, three-point seatbelts and safety nets. Chocolate lovers can visit Mason Gourmet Chocolate, Indonesia’s most unique chocolate experience launched in 2017. Inspired by nature and crafted to perfection using only the best hand-picked cocoa beans sourced throughout the archipelago, the Mason Gourmet Chocolate Factory is located inside the stunning Koko Bambu Restaurant, situated overlooking scenic rice fields 3 kilometres before Mason Elephant Park & Lodge, near Ubud. Discover Mason Adventures’ ‘5-Star Guarantee’, comprising of the very best in Experience, Facilities, Services, Safety, Ethics and Value for Money. All tours and services are tied together by the company’s own fleet of radio and GPS controlled buses, and in the case of serious medical emergencies, all guests are covered by its exclusive Free Helicopter Medivac Service. As Bali’s safest, most efficient and eco-friendly Adventure Company, you can count on an unforgettable experience. Find out more at

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Beaches There are several children friendly beaches, and even beach clubs who will cater to our little treasures with all luxurious needs close by.

Sanur This beach has a wonderful promenade that stretches for kilometres, allowing for strolls with prams or even gentle cycling, dotted with restaurants and hotels. The beaches are white sand and perfect for wading, snorkeling and supervised swimming. There are some sport centres that rent equipment as well as organize lessons, if desired. Sundays Beach Club This trendy beach club is hidden among towering limestone cliffs overlooking 180 metres of white sand. Entry is IDR 300,000 per adult and IDR 50,000 for kids aged 3-11 and set against food & beverages. Relax on deck chairs and bean bags or enjoy water sports, beach volleyball and a tantalizing selection at the shack-style restaurant. Jl. Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma Ungasan Ph: +62 361 8482 111 Nusa Dua This beach curves creating a lagoon feel, and is the throes of completing its promenade, allowing for strolls with prams or even gentle cycling, dotted with restaurants and hotels. This beach is perfect for wading, snorkeling and supervised swimming. When the tide is out there is hours of fun searching in the rock pools. There are some trees on the beach also offering shade as well as sunbeds for hire, and sport centres that rent equipment for activities as well as organize lessons, if desired. Tanjung Benoa A lot of water sports are offered in this area, just next to Nusa Dua. The beach is clean and the sea calm and mostly flat due to the reef break being further out. You can water ski, parasail, snorkel, jetski, windsurf etc in this area. This is also a hotel and resort area, so there are many restaurants with a multitude of cuisines to pick from, most being kid friendly.


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Pasir Putih Beach Club & Bar Housed within an open-sided bamboo edifice, Pasir Putih welcomes walk-in visitors as well as guests of the tented Menjangan Dynasty Resort at Banyuwedang Bay in Northwest Bali. Enjoy all-day dining, beachside swimming or have fun kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding in the calm turquoise sea. Desa Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali | Ph: +62 361 753300 | info@ | Café La Pasion On the road to Balangan beach, this relaxing Latin-American style café features positive vibes, a non-pretentious atmosphere, delicious food & cakes and the best coffee you’ll ever have in Bali. Come by and hang out, meet with friends, do some work or just grab-and-go, this cafe is a definite must-try if you’re in the neighbourhood. Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel. Bali | Ph: +62 812-38-10-9228 / 0812-468221-88 | Medical Needs On a more serious note, BIMC Hospital centrally located between all the tourist areas, can provide cares the whole family, and especially little ones, for all possible medical attention. This is a western style hospital with a multilingual body of staff and supports insurance and/or emergency assistance companies with ease. If possible do make an appointment or if not, ambulances are an option. T. +62 361 761 263 open 24 hours.

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Shop Hop

Shopping Paradise For those who don’t want to wander too far from the beach, Kuta, Legian, & Seminyak have more than enough to ease any shopaholic’s withdrawal symptoms. Photo Courtesy of Metis Gallery

KUTA / lEGIAN / SEMINYAK see Kuta fold-out map Parallel to the beach, there’s Jl. Legian, filled with shops for all needs and tastes. The streets running perpendicular to the sea or parallel to Jl. Legian have a number of smaller, market-style shops where you can bargain for great prices! You can buy anything from sarongs, sandals and wooden statues to Javanese puppets, silver jewelry and surf boards. There is certainly something for everyone! At the far end of Jl. Legian you will find designer boutiques, offering reasonably priced designer/label-wear and a great range of ‘street smart’ fashion. Buy original gifts in one of the eco-friendly shops or decorate your home with items from many excellent antique/interior-design shops. Shopping in Seminyak gives you a breather from the busier streets of Kuta. Many of the boutiques are filled with fabulous and edgy designer homeware and fashion. Kuta Map D8

Rock Shop Kuta

Style-up your fashion with collections from the worldwide and famous brand Hard Rock Café. Located in the front of Hard Rock Café in Kuta’s vibrant strip line, Rock Shop offers a wide range of men’s and women’s apparels, hats, bags and accessories. Every item is a unique collectible with the guitar as the logo icon. Grab and be the part of Hard Rock big family.

Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali T. +62361 761869


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DFS Galeria Bali

DFS Galeria Bali is Bali’s premier duty-free destination. Situated right at Jalan Bypass, DFS Galleria Bali’s grand façade offers over 100 luxury brands from around the globe featuring no-tax added savings. Find the latest collections from the world’s premium brands including Burberry, Bvlgari, Cartier, Celine, Chloe, Loewe and more, all under one roof. Bali Galleria, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Ngurah Rai Airport Bali Soekarno Hatta Airport Jakarta Kuala Namu Airport Medan T. +62361 761945 DFS.COM

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Lippo Mall Kuta

Just 5 minutes away from Ngurah Rai Airport, Lippo Mall Kuta brings together over 150 international brands offering fashion, lifestyle, dining and entertainment under one roof. Shop till you drop or just enjoy a refreshing times at Sunken Plaza with al fresco dining setting accompanied by tantalizing treats.

Jl. Kartika Plaza, Lingkungan Segara, Kuta T. +62361 846 9465 Kuta Map B1

MÉTIS Gallery

You can count on lingering after lunch or dinner at Métis. Whether you’re an Asian antiques aficionado, you’d like to pick up a glamorous leather bag or belt or you simply love Asian art, our gallery and boutique has something special for you.. Our separate shimmering jewellery boutique showcases some of Bali’s top designers. For a truly spectacular end to a special evening, look no further. T. +62361 4737 888 F. +62361 847 5472 E.

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Atlas Pearls

Atlas Pearl’s extensive range of exceptional quality jewels features South Sea pearls cultivated at the five Atlas Pearl Farms located throughout the Indonesian archipelago. These farms produce some of the world’s best South Sea pearls, nurtured by the loving hands of its dedicated personnel before making their way to you. Its Seminyak showroom showcases both new and classic collection as well as loose pearls and all purchases come with a Certificates of Authenticity. Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 73, Seminyak, Bali T. +62 361 732769 Email : Website: BALIPLUS April 2019 |


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Discovery Shopping Mall

One of the largest shopping malls in the heart of Kuta that is the perfect shopping, beauty and dining destination offering a wide selection of international and local boutiques, beauty outlets, entertainment and a plethora of dining options including international fast food joints, local favourites and various restaurant.

Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali T: +62 361 755 522

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The new lifestyle playground at the heart of Kuta, sprawls over 3.7 hectares of land and houses over 200 sophisticated retail stores, eateries and a premium cinema. All this is part of the wonderful Bali life. And it starts here. Opening Hours : Sun to Thu 10am – 12 midnight Fri and Sat 10am – 12 midnight for Retail Outlets and 10am – 2 am for Cafes & Restaurant Jl. Pantai Kuta, Bali 80361 – Indonesia T. +62361 8464 888


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Uluwatu Balinese Lace

Uluwatu Balinese Lace is famous for its exquisite collections of resort wear, nightwear for women, wedding dresses, accessories, enchanting bed linens, and a legacy of table linens. Each Uluwatu Lace piece is destined to become family heirlooms. Established in 1998, there are 13 Uluwatu stores in Bali. Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur Bali T: +62 361 288 037

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Uluwatu Balinese Lace

Uluwatu Balinese Lace is famous for its exquisite collections of resort wear, nightwear for women, wedding dresses, accessories, enchanting bed linens, and a legacy of table linens. Each Uluwatu Lace piece is destined to become family heirlooms. Established in 1998, there are 13 Uluwatu stores in Bali.

Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak. T: +62 361 288 037

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Lace In Fashion: Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace The beautiful and intricate designs at Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace have long captured the hearts and minds of the stylish, and those looking for premium and elegant pieces that would outlast any trends. After 40 years of creating perfect handmade gems, today Uluwatu Lace is more popular than ever. We spoke to the brand’s fashion designer, Yunita Harun for her ideas and concept behind the designs. The latest collection at Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace, the “Orchid Blossom” features an interesting twist while maintaining the brand’s classic signature style with lace emphasizing each in detail- there are asymmetrical hemlines and shapes reminiscent of the iconic 70s era. Flare structures and biased cuts dominate the look. “It’s all about elegance and timelessness, but there is also a slight edginess to an otherwise very feminine collection,” said Yunita. Semi culottes that are both midi and knee length are best worn with loose or fitted tops. Many dresses feature asymmetric cuts, giving the wearer a slim and lean look. All tops within this collection are either sleeveless or long-sleeved with plunging V necks and drapery and are fresh and elegant, classic and feminine. To purchase your very own Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace piece, do visit any of the brand’s 13 stores or shop online at Bestsellers include the Donna Top, Linda Skirt, Rosana Top, Liana Pants and Sania Shorts. “Our next collection is inspired by the Bohemian spirit and will be launched sometime in the middle of the year,” Yunita added. Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace 56

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Seminyak Village

Adding to Seminyak’s hip and fashionable and taking it to the next level is Seminyak Village, Bali’s chic-iest, trendiest and most avant-garde shopping mall. The shopping and dining destination of choice, Seminyak Village offers a mix of international brands along with the best of Bali’s homegrown labels. Find the best local products at “Marketplace” among over 60 stands by both international and national brands.

Jl. KayuJati No. 8, Seminyak T. +62 361 738 097

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Arturro is Bali’s hottest new designer, famous for his strikingly magnificent kaftans and sensational red carpet eveningwear. Each piece is handmade for comfort and elegance and is inspired by the beauty of tropical fauna and flora which is reflected in every unique print and colour combinations. Visit to learn more.

ARTURRO Petitenget Imani Suites, Jl. Raya Petitenget 99X Seminyak, Bali ARTURRO Legian Made’s Warung Seminyak, Jl. Raya Seminyak, Legian, Bali

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Samasta Lifestyle Village

The one-stop lifestyle hub in the heart of Jimbaran and the location of SEREH Gourmet Supermarket, Samasta Lifestyle Village is perfect for those looking for dining, relaxation, shopping and entertainment in one chic and elegant, easy-breezy destination. Incorporating beautiful tropical designs that blend seamlessly with its semi-outdoor concept, guests can relax and enjoy in the fresh Bali air with all the comforts of an indoor setting.

Jl. Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran Bali T: +62 361 446 8600 Nusa Dua Map A3

Sereh Gourmet Supermarket

Fun, Fresh and Organic, Sereh Gourmet Supermarket provides a unique shopping experience with only the finest natural and organic produce. Select from a wide range of fresh meat, bread and pastries, fruits and vegetables and other imported goods; have your meats marinated or cooked at its in-house café or just order off the menu. Be sure to visit the Wine Cellar for a bottle of wine or two before heading home with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

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Bali & Beyond Rumah Pohon Tulamben, Karangasem Photo Courtesy Of Agus Manuaba

Sacred Places For those of you who feel like getting around Bali, this is your chance to get out and see the sights. The following pages let you know where to go and how to get there. So if you need a break from the beach, start reading... TEMPLES - COASTAL Tanah Lot - *I9 - Southwest Bali, Tabanan regency. Built on a large rock and cut off from the mainland at high tide, this is one of Bali’s most spectacular sunset sight. Uluwatu - *I11 - South Bali on Bukit Badung. This cliff-top temple - dedicated to the spirits of the sea - has spectacular views and is popular for viewing sunsets. During the Galungan festival, people from all over the island travel here to worship. Pura Jayaprana - Northwest Bali. Superb views of Menjangan island. The surrounding coral reefs can be seen from this temple. Pura Rambut Siwi - *E6 - Southwest Bali, (10km from Medewi), Another cliff-top temple with views of Java and on a clear day, Mt. Bromo. Steps down the cliff from the temple lead to a black sand beach where one can swim.


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TEMPLES - INLAND Pura Besakih - *N6 - Besakih, Karangasem regency Northeast Bali. Bali’s most important temple with over 80 shrines devoted to the various gods and spirits. Pura Luhur Batukaru - *J6 - Tabanan, South Bali. Dedicated to the god of Mt. Batukau, this temple is a small haven for flower and bird lovers. Pura Yeh Gangga - *K6 - near Mengwi, Tabanan. Pura Ulun Danu Batur - *L4 - near Batur village. The second most important temple after Besakih, housing more than 90 shrines. Worth visiting at any time of year but especially during the Odalan Festival (usually in March but depending on the full moon), which is dedicated to the goddess of the crater lake and said to control the irrigation systems for the entire island. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan - *J4 - near Bedugul. This temple has several shrines which are located on both the lake’s shore and on various small islets. The following three temples are between Seribatu and Tampaksiring, north of Ubud. Pura Gunung Kawi Set in a ravine in Tampaksiring, the temples Candi’s are carved into the rock face. There are five Royal Tombs at the rear of the temple complex. Pura Tirta Gunung Kawi A water temple dedicated to the Rice Goddess. Near the temple grounds is a small spring-fed lake with sacred goldfish, which are said to be the guardians of the Spirit of the spring. Pura Tirtha Empul Considered the holiest spring in Bali, this temple is frequently visited by Balinese seeking mental cleansing and physical healing. Brahma Vihara Ashrama Buddhist Monastery - *H3 – near Lovina. (combine with a visit to Banjar Tega Hot Springs). The Largest Buddhist monastery in Bali, set in beautiful surroundings. CAVES Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave - *L7 – near Teges, Gianyar regency. Dating from the 11th century, there are conflicting opinions as to whether this cave was originally

a Buddhist or a Hindu heritage. Although not very large, it boasts some interesting carvings. Goa Lawah or Bat Cave - *N8 – Klungkung regency. Famous for the thousands of fruits bat that live here, this can be an interesting, if pungent, experience. Goa Karang Sari - *O10 – on Nusa Penida Island, Southeast of Bali. This cave extends over 200 meters into the hillside and during the Galungan festival hosts a torchlight procession and various ceremonies. PALACES Puri Semarapura - *M8 – Klungkung. A palace dedicated to the God of Love, this palace was home to the Kings of Klungkung. Although only two pavilions and the entrances gate remain, the hall of justice, Bale Kerta Gosa, is worth seeing for its beautifully painted ceiling and carved pillars WATER PALACES Taman Ujung Water Palaces - *P7 _ near Amlapura, East Bali. Set in a beautifully landscaped park, the ruins of this palaces are a tribute to the slightly eccentric designs of King Anak Agung Ngurah. Puri Agung Kanginan - *P6 – Karangasem, Amlapura. Built from a hotch-potch of different styles, including Chinese, European and Javanese, this place is architecturally fascinating, a monument to Balinese ability to blend outside influences into their own culture. Tirtha Gangga Royal Bathing Pools - *O6 – near Amlapura, Karangasem regency. Great views of both Mt. Agung and the Lombok Strait. This palaces was damaged during the 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung, but the pools still function and can be enjoyed for a small fee. VILLAGES Asak – near Amlapura, East Bali – Traditional costumes, stone carvings and woven crafts. Bungaya - *O7 – near Amlapura, East Bali As in Asak, this village specializes in traditional arts and crafts. Krambitan - *I8 – near Tabanan Specializes in bamboo instruments and music. Negara - *D6 – West Bali Famous for bull races.

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Sawan - *K3 – near Singaraja, North Central Bali A picturesque village where Gamelan instruments are made. Tenganan A Bali Aga village renowned as a centre for weaving. The only places in Indonesia where ‘geringsing’ cloth is made. (see Arts & Artist / ‘Textiles’). Trunyan - *M4 – on the shores of Lake Batur, Northeast Bali An original Bali Aga village set in a fantastic landscape.

Lake Bratan - *K4 – Mt. Catur near Bedugul. Location of the superb Ulun Dabu Temple, this lake offers both superb scenery, and watersports such as jet-skiing for the more adventurous. Lakes Buyan and Tamblingan - *J4 Mt. Lesong in Buleleng province. Less visited, these lake offer great walks and the chance of a little solitude for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist scene.

Lake Batur - *M4 – Mt. Batur, Bangli regency. The largest lake in Bali and home to the goddess Danu, This lake lies within the crater of the Mountain. GLOSSARY Danau = Lake Gunung = Mountain Tanjung = Peninsula


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Kota = City Pantai = Beach Pura = Temple

how to get around

Photo Courtesy Of Rustian Aditya Nugraha

Easy Riding car HIRE Car rental agencies can be found in all the major tourist areas. Prices start from approximately USD 30 a day for a Suzuki-style jeep (Jimny) and about USD45 for a new Kijang jeep. Organize and arrange your car rental needs for a holiday or business stay. Most rental cars in Bali are in decent shape, BUT you should check them thoroughly before signing any forms. Always carry an international driver’s license with you. Motorbike rental You can find bikes for rent almost everywhere. Prices usually start from around USD6/day for a standard 125cc motorbike. Scooters, affectionately called ‘Bebeks’ (Ducks), start at around USD5/day. Always check the bike before parting with your cash. In Indonesia you have to wear a helmet by law and carry an international drivers license! Bicycle/Mountain Bike Cycling can be a cheap and enjoyable way to get around and about. It does, however, take some fitness to ride around the more central and hilly regions! The northern coastal roads are ideal for longer trips. You can find bike rental shops in all the main tourist areas. ONLINE TAXIS Grab or Go-Jek are now the most convenient way to travel, simply download the application and order your ride! Tours Organised tours relieve you from the hassle of trying to navigate your own way around. You do have to follow itineraries however, so spur of the moment sight-seeing is not an option on these. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Hotels & Villas Photo Courtesy of Revivo Wellness Resort

Find Serenity & Luxury The following mini-directory has been compiled to assist you in finding the basic information required when choosing your holiday accommodation in Bali.

Information provided includes:

Ranking, number of rooms, food and beverage outlets, swimming pool facilities, nightclub and/or spa facilities, status re. beachfront accessibility and more. Complete contact details, including websites, are also listed. Telephone/fax numbers are as for local use. If you wish to call from overseas to Indonesia, please dial: + 62 (IDD Code), 361 (Bali), Tel#. If you wish to call inter-locally, add 0361 to the number listed. Unless otherwise stated, N.B. Hotels/Villas in the listing are in Bali, Indonesia.


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Kuta Area

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Club Bali Suites Legian - Kuta

An all-suites hotel with all the comforts of home with all the benefits of a beach resort, Club Bali Suites Legian at Jayakarta Bali Hotel is more than just a beach resort. It features large, modern and fully furnished suites, making it a perfect choice for families, groups or long stay guests. Offering 52 suites, with complete choice of facilities Jl. Werkudara No. 526, Legian Ph. +62 (0)361 752 840 E.

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali

With Hard Rock’s signature of limitless energy, unparalleled creativity and quality service, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is a place where hotel guests can rekindle the atmosphere of the past 40 years of rock and roll culture! This resort features 418 tribute rooms and suites fit for a rock star. Come and feel like a star! It is all about the experience. Rock on!

Jl. Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta Ph. +62 361 761 869

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Padma Resort Legian

A five-star art sanctuary, Padma Resort Legian is a serene paradise under the renowned Legian sunset. Just steps away from the traditional art and fashion market, the resort is a sanctuary at one with nature.

Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian Bali Ph: +62 361 752 111

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The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali

With its charming ambience and breathtaking ocean views, The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali is a tropical hideaway featuring 495 modern and spacious Guestrooms, Suites and Villas with the highest standard of facilities, amenities and professional service, uniquely combined with Indonesian hospitality and traditional cultures. Dine at Kunyit for traditional favourites or Sands Restaurant for the whole family. Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 2090 477 BALIPLUS April 2019 |


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Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

Situated right where the stunning surf of the Indian Ocean breaks on the famed South Kuta Beach, this coveted beachfront is only minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Set amidst sprawling serene gardens, this ideal tropical retreat is within easy walking distance of the main Kuta shopping areas and numerous entertainment and dining options. It features 318 modern rooms, suites and villas. Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 751067

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Bali Dynasty Resort

One of South Kuta’s longest established family resorts and renowned for its warm Balinese hospitality, this award winning family resort offers a huge array of fun facilities that keeps everyone entertained. Strategically located on the famous South Kuta Beach strip; Bali Dynasty Resort is only ten minutes drive from the airport and minutes away from restaurants and bars, Kuta Art Market, Waterbom Bali and two large shopping malls. Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 752403

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Aryaduta Bali

A newly-opened 5-star resort in the heart of Kuta featuring one of the island’s biggest wedding chapels. With 178 rooms, rooftop pool & bar, kids’ zone, a gym, two restaurants and MICE amenities, the resort is a purpose-built facility positioned close to South Bali’s most recognized attractions. Guests can anticipate the best in services, comfort and recreation. Jl. Kartika Plaza, Lingkungan Segara, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 475 4188

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The ONE Legian

A delightful experience in the heart of Legian, Kuta. The ONE Legian is a leading lifestyle hotel that promises memorable getaways with great value for money. All 301 rooms offer modern comforts amidst minimalist designs. Only 7 kilometres from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, The ONE Legian is within walking distance to shops, restaurants and nightlife with its own outdoor rooftop pool, swimming pool, two restaurants, spa and gym. Jl. Raya Legian No.117, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 3001 101


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Poppies Cottages

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20 quaint cottages hidden in a secret tropical garden in iconic Poppies Lane, Kuta, fully equipped with modern-day amenities, Balinese garden, natural pool and jacuzzi. Next door is Poppies Restaurant. Kuta Beach is 5 minutes walk away.

Poppies Lane I, Kuta. Bali - Indonesia T. +62361 751059 | F. +62361 752364. E.

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Seminyak Area The Visala Bali

A design-driven property that brings style and sophistication to the Petitenget district. With just 19 tastefully-appointed suites, the property focuses on quality and meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout featuring lifestyle facilities including Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Spa, Library and Business Centre. Jl. Cendrawasih No. 8, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 473 0128 |

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Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort

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Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with exceptional location, excellent on-site dining and an array of thoughtful amenities. Each beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer modern decor, free Wi-Fi access and pillow top bedding. Additional amenities include private balconies or terraces with views of Seminyak. Dine at Seminyak Kitchen, Seminyak Meat Shop, the Pool Bar or book a spa treatment at the Zanti The Retreat. Jl. Camplung Tanduk, No. 103 SP, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 8499600

Hotel Vila Lumbung

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An exotic Balinese-style boutique resort in the heart of Seminyak located only 5-minutes walk away from the beach and other attractions. 70 spacious and exotic rooms are a calm and luxurious oasis with natural lighting and all of today’s modern needs. Built in the traditional Lumbung style, the hotel’s amenities include a swimming pool with a waterfall and a cave, lush tropical gardens, restaurant, pool bar, fitness centre, spa and kids’ facilities.

Jl. Petitenget No.1000x, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 4730 204 Canggu Map D3

Hotel Tugu Bali

A luxury pioneer art hotel where vibrant romantic mood is enhanced by the owner’s world-class collection of museum-quality Indonesian antiquities. Located on Canggu Beach - seductive thatched suites are dotted among lush gardens by the Indian Ocean, alongside rich cultural dining experiences, showcasing the beautiful simplicity and the exotic richness of Indonesian cuisine. Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali Ph: +62 361 4731 702

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Nusa Dua & Jimbaran Area Bali Paragon Resort Hotel

A four-star art sanctuary, Bali Paragon is a serene paradise under the renowned Jimbaran sunset. Just steps away from the nearby traditional art, fashion market and the famous seafood market, the resort is a sanctuary at one with nature.

Jl. Raya Kampus Unud, Jimbaran Bali Ph: +62 361 472 5288


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Ayodya Resort Bali

Representing timeless beauty of Royal Balinese hospitality, this 5-star resort is only 12km away from Bali International Airport with 537 rooms and suites designed to carefully blend Balinese architecture with modern conveniences and unmatched facilities. With 300 metres of golden sandy beach and 29 hectares of landscaped gardens, lagoons and Balinese stone statues, the resort resembles a grand Balinese water palace and is committed to cater to the needs of couples, families and business travellers. Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua Bali Ph: +62 361 771 102 Nusa Dua Map A3

Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

A 5-star family resort that’s less than 5 minutes’ walk from Jimbaran Beach with 297 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, 5 unique dining outlets, a large multi-level swimming pool with swim-up hammocks, Arkipela Spa, gym, rooftop bar with stunning ocean views, kids’ club as well as MICE and wedding facilities.

Jl. Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran Bali Ph: +62 361 472 5777

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Hilton Bali Resort

Perched atop a 40-meter cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Hilton Bali Resort is famous for its breathtaking views, extensive recreation facilities, magnificent indoor/outdoor event space and unique ocean-facing wedding venues. Every room, suite and villa features private balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean or lush tropical gardens. The resort is only 20 minutes’ drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kuta and Seminyak via the new Bali Mandara Toll Road. Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Bali Ph: +62 361 773 377 Bali Map J11

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu Perched upon the soaring cliffs of Pecatu in Uluwatu, this beautiful 5-star seaside resort hotel is the first to allow pets and offers elegant and spacious rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean and a wide variety of amenities including 2 world-class restaurants, a pool bar and a lounge bar, a spa with 7 private treatment rooms, fitness centre, yoga room and a beauty centre. Jl. Pemutih - Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Pecatu Bali Ph: +62 361 300 8888


Bedugul Area Saranam Resort & Spa

Bedugul’s finest mountain resort. A unique and refreshing luxury retreat and wellness destination offering 79 well-appointed rooms and 10 luxurious villas, 2 restaurants & 1 lounge, a spa, an outdoor running track through the valley, a meditation studio, rooftop yoga, a fully-equipped gym and personalized retreat programs based on traditional Balinese and Buddhist healing rituals. Jl. Raya Baturiti, Br. Pacung Desa Baturiti, Tabanan Bali Ph: +62 368 21038 E:

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Klungkung Area Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali

A brand new 5-star luxury resort on East Bali’s exotic black sand beach. Surrounded by lush nature, the resort offers 214 rooms and suites and 8 private pool villas, a private beach club, Spa, a fitness centre and yoga studio, 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, poolside bar and a Kids Club. Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No.16, Klungkung Bali Ph: +62 366 543 7988 E:


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Rumah Luwih Beach Resort

Rumah Luwih presents an elegant setting for a perfect royal holiday in Bali. The lavish resort, designed by noted Indonesian architect Hadiprana derived its inspiration from the gorgeous Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem. The palace is renowned for its grand architecture, exquisitely blending the beauty of Dutch colonial style with the intricate details of both Chinese and Balinese cultures. It’s conveniently situated just 25 minutes north of Sanur. The resort provides free regular shuttle services to both Sanur and Ubud. Jl. Prof.Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Km 19.9 Pantai Lebih, Gianyar, Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 2005899, +62 361 2005888

Ubud Area Alaya Resort Ubud

An unpretentious boutique resort that is all about taking time out to enjoy quality relaxation in a stylish environment surrounded by natural beauty, Alaya Resort Ubud features 60 rooms consisting of Deluxe Room & Alaya Room. Each has been designed to reflect Bali as an artistic destination and meet the needs of international travellers. Facilities for your pleasure include Petani Restaurant, Dala Spa, Pool, and Bar. Jalan Hanoman, Ubud Ph. +62 361 972 200 E.

Ubud Map C2 COMO Uma Ubud COMO Uma Ubud immerses you in the culture of Bali while also providing luxury amenities, from food to spa and yoga to exquisite accommodations. Nestled among paddy fields and hills, all 46 rooms, suites and villas exude the charm of a traditional Indonesian village except with a sleek and contemporary feel. Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Ubud Ph: +62 361 972 448 E: Ubud Map D5

SenS Hotel & Spa + Conference Ubud Town Centre

A welcoming haven in the heart of Bali’s historical, cultural and artistic capital, the hotel is the perfect combination of comfort and convenience in a contemporary and spacious establishment. Located in the centre of Peliatan Village, it is within walking distance to some of Ubud’s most iconic attractions; it is also the only hotel in Ubud to provide complete, state-ofthe-art MICE facilities as well as all-day dining, gym and spa facilities. Jl. Suka Banjar Tebesaya, Peliatan Ubud, Bali Ph: +62 361 849 3328 BALIPLUS April 2019 |



West Bali Area The Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Centre

Enjoy raw, untouched beauty and mesmerizing vistas of West Bali at the Menjangan Dynasty Resort; this is glamping at its best, with blissful white-sand beach, safari-style tented rooms and villas, infinity pool overlooking the sea and the Pasir Putih beach club, spa and all-day international and Indonesian dining. Desa Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali | Ph: +62 361 753300


Flores Area Plataran Komodo

A tropical beachfront paradise for those with an adventurous spirit, located at the gateway to Indonesia’s amazing Komodo National Park. In a secluded and quiet cove on Waecicu Beach on the island of Flores, Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is a luxurious base for indulging in sun-kissed days of relaxation and adventure in one of Indonesia’s most beautiful and untouched regions. Waecicu Beach, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia Ph: +62 812 4614 4348 E. |

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Seminyak Area Maca Villas & Spa

Tropical Sanctuary for the senses… Inspired by the concept of a tropical village, Maca Villas & Spa Bali blends 25 private pool villas together with communal spaces within a lush landscape. Guests can choose from one or two bedroom villa, and benefit villa’s facilities including Mase Kitchen & Bar, Ippolito Coffee Corner and Spa.

Jl. Lebak Sari no. 7 Petitenget, Seminyak T. +62361 73 9090 Kuta Map C1

Maca Villas & Spa Umalas

Created for those seeking even more privacy and intimacy with their loved ones, Maca Villas & Spa Umalas’s 26 individual villas were all designed and decorated to capture the true essence of island living, featuring contemporary décor combined with Balinese elegance and tropical splendour.

Jl. Kelecung Gang Panilla, Umalas 2, Banjar Umalas Kauh, Kerobokan Bali Ph: +62 361 474447 | |


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Villa Berawa

This hidden paradise in the heart of Berawa presents a new villa concept adopting the uniqueness of Java’s Joglo architecture and the sincerity of Bali’s hospitality. Amidst the beautiful Berawa Beach and the magnificent Berawa rice field, yet adjacent to the popular Canggu area, Villa Berawa offers a great tranquil stay. Jl. Pantai Berawa, Br. Berawa, Kuta – Bali T. +62 361 473 7600 F. +62 361 473 7617 E.

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Bali Island Villas

10 individual 1 BR contemporary villas, each with own swimming/lap pool, tropical garden, spacious roof-top bale, double bathtub, stateof-the-art kitchen and with all the necessary modern trappings. In the heart of Seminyak and close to Bali’s best clubs and restaurants.

Jl. Raya Petitenget 469, Seminyak, Bali T. +62361 4736 656 | F. +623614736 658 E.


Sanur Area

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Kayumanis Sanur Private Villas & Spa

Escape to an idyllic of modern comforts, unparalleled service and warm local village charm. From the moment you arrive, the resort will serenade some harmony back into your life by offering you the opportunity to experience traditional Balinese life, the lush tropical landscapes, the spaciously comfortable private villa, and the gangsa’s renowned ability to service your every need.


Jalan Tirta Akasa No. 28, Sanur Bali Ph: +62 361 270 260

Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Pecatu Area

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Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa

An exotic and idyllic retreat virtually hidden amongst the hypnotic sway of groves of coconut trees and the romantic embrace of the Jimbaran bay, a serene and meditative ambience prevails for a sense of calm and wellbeing. Enjoy 24hour butler service in the perfect setting of pure serenity, utmost privacy, and unrivalled luxury. Every villa is the most spacious and is masterfully juxtaposed in a harmonious dance among every tree. Jalan Yoga Perkanthi Jimbaran, Bali +62 361 705 777

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Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villas & Spa

Located in an exclusive enclave of luxuriously appointed pavilions, expect unrivalled space, exceptional comfort, and complete privacy within secluded walled gardens. Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villas & Spa is the perfect venue for those who may seek a more adventurous discovery of Bali by day, and yet, demand the utmost serenity and privacy by night. Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villas & Spa does not accommodate children below 12 years old. BTDC Area Nusa Dua, P.O. Box 777 Nusa Dua, Bali Phone: +62 361 770777

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REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts

A luxury retreat facility in Nusa Dua focusing on healing through bespoke programs, yoga and fitness classes, body spa treatments and emotional therapies. Various immersive programs are available while you relax in the resort’s lush enclave comprising Balinese-style luxury suites and villas, a nutritious gourmet restaurant, bar and pool lounge, and best-inclass fitness and spa facilities. Jl. Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Bali Ph: +62 361 3011 011 E: Nusa Dua Map

Wyndham Dreamland Bali

Located on a tranquil stretch of coastline close to Bingin Beach and Padang Padang surf breaks, Wyndham Dreamland Bali is the ideal destination for relaxation and surf trips with facilities including a spa and wellness centre, a yoga studio, function and event spaces and 177 rooms, suites and villas with private pools to choose from. Kawasan Pecatu Indah, Jl. Pantai Dreamland, Pecatu, Bali Ph: +62 361 446 3900


Ubud Area

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Mason Elephant Park & Lodge

A luxury private 25 room safari-style lodge which offers a world exclusive experience to interact, feed, ride, observe, learn, play and stay with 31 beautiful Sumatran elephants, one of the most rare and endangered species of elephants left in the world today. Jl. Elephant Park Taro Tegallalang-Ubud-Bali 80561 T.+62 361 721 480 F.+62 361 721 481


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Mara River Safari Lodge

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Inspired by the breath-taking panorama of the African landscape, Mara River Safari Lodge is an intimate hideaway nesting in the heart of Bali Safari Marine Park. The lodge is famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. Expect an unforgettable experience as you get to interact with and feed exotic and endangered animals direct from your room. Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra KM 19,8 Gianyar T. +62361 4791 800 F. +62361 4791 700 E.

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The Sungu Resort & Spa

An eco-friendly luxurious resort in the heart of Ubud offering 15 beautiful villas in the timehonoured Balinese style. Perfect to refresh, relax and renew, this traditional boutique resort is nestled amidst a lush tropical garden and fragrant frangipani trees, and is only minutes away from Ubud’s city centre and other famous attractions.

Jl. Penestanan Ubud Bali Ph: +62 361 975 719 |

Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa

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A discreet, intimate hideaway in the heart of Bali’s mystical Ubud, this haven is situated overlooking a tropical forest and the gently flowing Ayung River. The ideal choice for those seeking a personal get-away and complete privacy, Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa has by design 23 themed villas, each an exclusive enclave of serenity and comfort. Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa does not accommodate children below 12 years old. Sayan Village, P.O. Box 777, Ubud, Bali Ph: +62 361 972 777

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Tabanan Area Villa Palem Nestled amidst lush, unspoilt greenery in Tabanan, Bali, Villa Palem offers an escape from city life with a beautifully designed luxurious tropical villa that boasts elegance, comfort and simplicity. 5 exquisitely designed bedrooms allow guests to experience the most peaceful, comfortable rest along with indoor and outdoor living and dining area, 20-metre pool, full-time staff and all the modern amenities for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Selabih, West Selemadeg, Tabanan Bali BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Spa & Beauty



The combination of ‘health and holiday’ is an increasingly attractive formula for mitigating the effects of busy urban lifestyle on one’s body and mind.

KEY TO SPA ICONS Beautiful Setting

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BIMC Hospital CosMedic Centre

Your gateway to radiant cosmetic medical services with a comprehensive array of non-invasive and invasive treatments and procedures using the latest technology available. The services and facilities embedded in an international standard hospital with high safety and professionalism. CosMedic Centre is simply an affordable luxury. Open daily, 9am – 5pm. Kawasan BTDC Blok D Nusa Dua, Bali T. +62361 3000 911 E.

Yoga & Fitness YOGA at REVIVO Wellness Resorts at MOVEO Center Aerial Flow Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Pranayama, Iyengar, Restorative Yoga, Aqua Yoga Fitmat, Yin Yoga and Anusara Yoga available at MOVEŌ fitness center; 8,000 sqm of verdant and peaceful area with a Yoga Barn, Meditation Room, Pilates Studio, Fitness Room with TRX, boxing and kinesis equipment, a 50 meter lap pool, Jacuzzis, Sauna & Hammam and a 500 square meter landscaped park for outdoor exercises. Jl. Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Bali Ph: +62 361 3011 011 E:

In Balance Spa At Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Ideal for those looking to achieve the ultimate in beauty, health, relaxation, comfort and wellness, In Balance Spa offers an extensive selection of holistic body treatments inspired by ancient cultures. Using only premium products paired with modern technology, guests can relax in a tranquil, contemporary and chic environment. Open daily from 9am to 11pm. Jl. Pantai Mengiat – ITDC Complex , Nusa Dua Bali | Ph: +62 361 8480 555 E: BALIPLUS April 2019 |




ASHOKA Spa a t Ba li Dy nasty R esor t

Enjoy innovative and soothing spa services, classic elegance and the unmistakable touch of Bali. In Ashoka’s treatment rooms consisting of private, double and single air-conditioned rooms, 16 massage beds & 2 saunas, guest can choose from a complete range of treatments from the traditional Balinese Massages to Ashoka’s Signature Massage, which is perfect to diminish the effect of jet lag. Jl. Kartika, PO BOX 2047, South Kuta Bali T. +62361 752 403 | F. +62361 752 402

LUMBUNG Spa at Hotel Vila Lumbung

Lumbung Spa at Hotel Vila Lumbung offers authentic Indonesian healing practices and a range of relaxing and revitalizing sessions using time-honoured therapy techniques and aromatherapy. Awaken your senses and re-energize your soul. Open daily from 9am to 10pm. Jl. Petitenget No.1000x, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 4730 204

S A KA NT I Spa a t T he ANVAYA Bea c h R es ort Ba li An enlightened feeling of weightlessness awaits as you doze within the sight and sounds of the surf while experiencing a sensory afterglow and rejuvenation of one’s mind and body. Inspired by Balinese heritage and traditions and complimented by the luxury brand skincare products of Elemis, Sakanti Spa’s expertly trained therapists will consult each guest, tailoring each Spa and Beauty ritual to create an exceptional experience. Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 759991


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SOHAM W el l n es s C en t r e

An upscale fitness facility in the heart of Seminyak with lavish décor, state-of-theart equipment and training including yoga, pilates, cardio, strength and martial arts, an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, steam rooms and Jacuzzi facilities. Indulge at the Spa with a meticulously crafted menu of Asian inspired body and beauty rituals and visit the SOHAM Healthy Café for some delicious & nutritious low-calorie and raw food and juice selections. Jl. Lebak Sari No. 7, Petitenget, Seminyak Bali Ph. +62 361 73 9090 Email:

SPA ESC At Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

With its motto “Escape - Reboot - Recover,” Spa ESC offers an extensive array of global wellness and beauty rituals for the ultimate spa experience with seven private treatment rooms. The Express Rooms allow for a quick yet reviving massage, and the fully-equipped, 150-square-meter fitness centre with a yoga room and a beauty salon offers a wide range of beauty treatments. Spa ESC At Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu Jl. Pemutih - Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Pecatu Bali Ph: +62 361 300 8888 |

THE SPA at The ONE Legian

Certified therapists will gently soothe away all your anxieties and lull you into a sense of renewal and tranquillity. All treatments at the Spa draw on the traditional beauty and wellness heritage of Indonesia.

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Food, Food, Food Photo Courtesy of Kayumanis Seaside

Finger Lickin Good These are only a few of the recommended restaurants on the island...Enough to get you your bearings. Luckily, top quality hotels and our islands’ best restaurants offer fantastic set menus at ‘value for money’ prices.


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Kuta Map C9 Golden Lotus Restaurant Bali Dynasty Resort Jl. Kartika, South Kuta, Bali T. +62361 752403 ext.8502 Chinese Food



Offers the finest Cantonese, Sichuan cuisines and Dim Sum lunches.

Kuta Map D8 Hard Rock Cafe Jl. Pantai Kuta T. +62361 755 661 International Everyone is welcome at Hard Rock Cafe Bali, where great food and live music take centre stage and rock gods and royalty are honoured. Kuta Map D8 Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach Jl. Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta Ph. +62 361 762 118 Italian Great for family lunches, a quick post-surf pizza, an ice-cold beer in the afternoon or a late romantic dinner, Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach has something for everyone. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


New & Improved Happy Chappy Express It’s a big year for Happy Chappy Chinese. Bali’s number 1 Chinese Restaurant as voted for by thousands on TripAdvisor is diversifying in more ways than we can imagine with exciting new developments already taking place and more forming in the pipelines. Just recently in March, two new fully-licensed Happy Chappy Express outlets were launched in South Bali’s most popular areas; Discovery Mall in Kuta and in on Jalan Padma Utara in Legian. According to one of the founders behind the Happy Chappy brand, Mr David Kearns, there will be at least 4 to 5 Express outlets launched this year to meet the market’s demand for that signature Happy Chappy taste that we all know and love. Real Good Chinese Food On The Go The concept differs though, says Mr Kearns, who explained that each Happy Chappy Express outlets were designed to cater to the ‘grab-and-go’ market. It is the same excellent food but in a completely different set-up. Each outlet is designed to accommodate not more than 20 diners. The focus at Happy Chappy Express is on the food itself where diners can pop-in for takeaways or sit down to enjoy a quick meal with a soda or a Bintang before heading off to their next appointment or meeting. Happy Chappy Express Berawa, which is currently closed, will soon re-open in a new location and with this new and improved concept. The menu at Happy Chappy Express offers its top 30 bestsellers at lower prices and reduced sizes - it’s perfect for high-volume areas where the crowd is looking for delicious and satisfying 80

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nourishment while on the go. The idea is to keep it quick, tasty and easy, so meals that are meant to be enjoyed over a slightly longer period of time, like the Roasted Peking Duck or the Chili Crab, which are available at Happy Chappy Seminyak and Ubud, will not be available at any of the Happy Chappy Express Outlets. But what is available though, will keep you more than happy and satisfied. Quick & Easy With Amazing Value For Money It won’t do to have Chinese food without the customary Dim Sum, and these are available at all Express outlets. There are Dim Sum Platters (steamed and fried) at just IDR 55k each as well as classic favourites like the Prawn Har Gow, Shu Mai and Spring Rolls. There are selections of soups and a variety of meats cooked different ways including Kung Pao and Spicy Firecracker Chicken, Sze Chuan Style Beef, Sweet & Sour Pork, Sweet & Sour Prawns and Salt & Pepper Squid as well as Noodles, Rice and Vegetables. Too busy to leave the house? Happy Chappy delivers! Visit the Happy Chappy Chinese website for the menu; call in or order via Go-Jek. Catering services are also available for private functions and space bookings for private events and Combo Meals may be available soon in the near future at Happy Chappy Express.

Happy Chappy Express Legian Jl. Padma Utara No. 4, Legian | Ph: +62 821 4596 2528 Happy Chappy Express Discovery Shopping Mall Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta (MGA 1 st Floor) | Ph: +62 361 769 720 BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Kuta Map E3 Moringa Bali Jl. Dewi Sri No. 9A, Kuta – Bali Ph: +62 819 9900 9222 | Western and Asian The latest bistro-type restaurant featuring elevated Asian street food with a focus on fresh, healthy and local ingredients turned into homemade Asian fusion street food in a relaxed and casual setting.

Kuta Map F6 Sushi Kyuden Jl. Sunset Road 99 T. +62361 849 6495 / 8496496 Japanese Everyone’s favourite Japanese restaurant offering a wide and varied menu of Japanese delicacies. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Private cooking classes and children’s tour activities also available.

Kuta Map A2 Sushi Tei Beachwalk Beachwalk Level 2 # C 14-16 Ph. +62 361 8464 972 Japanese Enjoy all-time Japanese favourites at Sushi Tei’s second outlet in Bali, located within Kuta’s trendiest and most fashionable venue overlooking Kuta beach. Open every day for lunch and dinner.

Kuta Map D7 KORI Restaurant & Bar Gang Poppies II T. +62361 758 605 International A little romance, delightful food, great martinis & Cuban cigars.

Kuta Map D9 Kunyit at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 759 991 Kunyit Restaurant is the ideal introduction to traditional delicacies of Bali and Indonesia, providing a sensory dining experience that specializes in authentic Balinese and Indonesian cuisine.


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Kuta Map D9 The Pond Restaurant Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta – Bali T. +62 361 751 067 International Relish in an international breakfast buffet or allday dining menus while enjoying views of the Indian Ocean. Kuta Map D9 Teppan Noddle Restaurant Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta – Bali T. +62361 751 067 Japanese Casual dining by the beach. Savour Japanese delights, Seafood and noodle infused with Asian flavours and cooking styles.

Kuta Map c10 Henry’s Grill & Bar Jl. Kartika Plaza, Lingkungan Segara, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 475 4992 | Located on the ground floor of Aryaduta Bali, Henry’s Grill & Bar is Kuta’s upmarket BBQ destination offering dry aged beef, grilled, smoked and cured. The restaurant is Kuta’s first ever fire-powered menu along with inhouse entertainment such as TV and big screen for live sports events, billiard table and classic pinball machines.

Kuta Map D6 The DECK Restaurant and Bar Jl. Raya Legian No.117, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 3001 101 Located on the ground floor of The ONE Legian, The DECK is the hottest new place to hang out that overlooks “happening” Legian Street. This urban street-food restaurant is open for lunch & dinner till late every day and offers fabulous authentic Indonesian cuisine, light bites and delicious drinks.

Kuta Map D6 Rooftop Dine and Music Lounge Jl. Raya Legian No.117, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 3001 101 Located on the 4th floor of The ONE Legian hotel, Rooftop Dine and Music Lounge offers stunning bird’s eye views of Kuta along with a choice of Asian and Western favorites for breakfast & lunch. A great venue to chill out under the stars, enjoy magnificent sunsets, fresh ocean breeze and great food and drinks. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Kuta Map D6 Sky Pool Jl. Raya Legian No.117, Kuta Bali Ph: +62 361 3001 101 Sky Pool Bar serves sumptuous BBQ and light meals to be enjoyed by the pool with a favourite cocktail. Don’t miss the Sky Pool Party happening twice a week for a splashing good time with great cocktails, BBQ, wines and beers alongside the best urban music from the Residence DJ.



Kuta Map B1 MÉTIS Restaurant & Gallery Jl. Petitenget No.6 T. +62361 4737 888 French Mediterranean A quirky, sophisticated oasis serving authentic and alluring signature haute French Mediterranean flavours paired with bold presentations. Kuta Map C3 Ryoshi Japanese Restaurant & House of Jazz Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 731 152 Bali’s favourite and longest-standing Japanese restaurant and renowned House Of Jazz offering irresistible Japanese classics that are unbeatable in flavour, freshness and value for money. Kuta Map C4 Sabeen Restaurant & Bar At THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Jl. Raya Seminyak 500 Bali Ph: +62 361 738 001 Sabeen fits in perfectly with the stylish Seminyak scene, offering signature tropical cocktails, fine wines and an array of branded liquors. The international and innovative menu is diverse, the kitchen masters both Asian and Western foods, from appetizers to desserts. Opens 24-hours a day. Kuta Map C4 Lemon Cello Restaurant At THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak Jl. Raya Seminyak 500 Bali Ph: +62 361 738 001 Romantic and elegant dining experience pergola style nestled among verdant greens and sparkling pools. The best Italian Mediterranean cuisine is prepared with the most skillful techniques to give you a unique and enthralling dining experience.


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Kuta Map C3 Seminyak Kitchen at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Jl. Camplung Tanduk No. 103 SP, Dhyana Pura Ph. +62 361 8499 600 International Seminyak’s all day dining restaurant with a selection of delectable dishes.​

Kuta Map C4 Cocoon Restaurant, Bar & Beach Club Jl. Double Six no.66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak, Bali T. +62361 731266 Touch, Hear, Smell, Taste, See.

Kuta Map C5 S.K.A.I. Beach Club at Padma Resort Legian Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian Bali Ph: +62 361 752 111 Take the relaxing art of sun-downing to exciting new heights; a hip spot to unwind over delectable cocktails and light bites whilst watching the island’s celebrated sunset. There will be chill out tunes and (minus) -2 beers to get the party started in this uplifting venue overlooking the beach.

Kuta Map D6 Lumbung Restaurant Jl. Petitenget No.1000x, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 4730 204 Enjoy the most memorable dining experience; relax and savour flavours of the Archipelago at this delightful pavilion surrounded by a lotus pond. This is the perfect venue for those looking for a fresh and tropical ambiance with impeccable Balinese hospitality. Also available for Romantic Dinners, breakfasts and all-day dining.

Kuta Map D6 Terrace Pool & Bar Jl. Petitenget No.1000x, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 4730 204 Enjoy Western and International favourites served in a romantic atmosphere under a breathtaking wooden structure overlooking the swimming pool and an exotic tropical garden. This poolside experience includes the indulgence of a swim-up bar where you can enjoy tropical cocktails while being serenaded by the tranquil sounds of a running waterfall. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Photo Courtesy of Shima Teppanyaki & Shabu Shabu

Kuta Map B1 Happy Chappy Chinese Jl. Beraban No. 62, Br. Taman, Seminyak Ph. +62 361 474 1959 Chinese Bali’s number 1 Chinese restaurant serving delicious Cantonese-style favourites from Dim Sum, Stir Fry, Steamed and Fried selections to the most incredible Seafood meal!

Canggu Map E4 Dapur Berawa At Villa Berawa Jl. Pantai Berawa, Br. Berawa, Kuta - Bali T: +62 361 473 7600

Dapur Berawa or Berawa Kitchen combines the unique and cozy ambience of a hundred-year old traditional Joglo with a great variety of tasty and authentic Indonesian menu as well as some classic Western favourites. Also available are cooking classes with the Chef.

Kuta Map B2 Tropicola Jl. Pantai, Batu Belig, Bali |

A mansion and playground that deliberately evokes nostalgia from another era; an 80’s leaning pool club with clean lines, bright colours, cascading plants and an amphitheatre-shaped towards the beach with views of the ‘golden mile” of Seminyak beach (and beyond) from every vantage point and a fresh, clean, light and colourful menu centred on wood-fired cooking.


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Kuta Map c1 Shima Teppanyaki & Shabu Shabu Jl. Petitenget No.5E, Kerobokan Bali Ph: +62 361 738 582 | Shima strives to provide the ultimate dining experience using only the highest quality ingredients prepared by internationally trained chefs. Guests are given the choice of Teppanyaki or Shabu Shabu alongside premium imported wines spirits and beers. Open from 6pm to 11pm every day.

Kuta Map B1 The Dragon’s Den Bar at Happy Chappy Jl. Beraban No. 62, Br. Taman, Seminyak Ph. +62 361 474 1959 Tapas & Cocktails A Chinese underground-inspired bar featuring one of Bali’s largest live fish tanks to add an element of mystique to the mischievous side of Happy Chappy Restaurant.

Kuta Map C3 Seminyak Meat Shop At Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort T: +623618499600 A specialty meat shop that offers high quality steaks coupled with attentive service from the team. Opens for dinner only from 6PM to 10.30PM daily.

Kuta Map B2 Ginger Moon Jl. Kayu Aya, No.7 Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 734 533 Ginger Moon serves Asian Innovation at its best and maintains the interior of a simple Asian eatery, with what could be an antiquated Hainanese coffee house or colonial Shanghai diner. The interior features a walllength painting of a golden Buddha’s hand, enormous planters and an exposed glass atrium on both floors.

Kuta Map C2 Jackson Lily’s Jalan Raya Seminyak No.2, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 474 0121 | Set along Seminyak’s most prime location, Jackson Lily’s provides a mecca for the gourmand and those who just crave fresh and delicious food that is unlike any other. Featuring innovative Asian cuisine, Jackson Lily’s is the brainchild of Master Chef and culinary icon, Dean Keddell, the founder of both Jackson Lily’s and Ginger Moon. BALIPLUS April 2019 |




Kuta Map D7 Kopi Pot Jl. Legian T. +62361 752 614 International A classic in the heart of Kuta with scrumptious desserts!

Kuta Map D7 Poppies Restaurant Gang Poppies I T. +62361 751059 International A legendary place in Bali, with great food in an open-air garden restaurant.



Sanur Map Spice by Chris Salans Jalan Danau Tamblingan, No 140 Sanur, Bali Ph: +62 361 449 0411 | Balinese & Indonesian Spice’s second outlet, this stylish gastrobar provides an affordable experience of the culinary genius of Chris Salans, which applies French cooking techniques to Indonesian ingredients and flavours. Sanur Map Kayumanis Seaside Sanur Sindhu Beach, Sanur Bali Ph: +62 361 6200 777 Serving time-honoured Indonesian and Balinese favourites and beach club classics in a beautifully elegant setting steeped in the oldworld charm of colonial Indonesia. The bistro overlooks Sindhu Beach and is open daily from 6am.

Sanur Map Ryoshi Japanese Restaurant Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.186, Sanur, Bali Ph: +62 361 288 262

Bali’s favourite and longest-standing Japanese restaurant offering irresistible Japanese classics that are unbeatable in flavour, freshness and value for money.


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Nusa Dua Map A3 Sereh Resto Jl. Wanagiri, Jimbaran - Bali | Ph: +623614468600 | Located within Sereh Gourmet Supermarket at Samasta Resort, Jimbaran, Sereh Resto offers a delicious mix of fresh, healthy Balinese, Indonesian and Western cuisines.

Nusa Dua Map Tablespoon Coffee House At Bali Paragon Resort Hotel Jl. Raya Kampus Unud, Jimbaran Bali Ph: +62 361 472 5288 | Indonesian and International A luxurious and elegant dining outlet just adjacent to the resort’s main pool offering an extensive menu of delicious local, international and Chinese specialities with views of a visually dramatic open kitchen and pleasing décor. Open from 11 AM to 10.30 PM daily.

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Nusa Dua Map F5 The Shore Restaurant & Bar at Hilton Bali Resort Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, PO Box 18, Nusa Dua Ph. +62 361 773 377 Asian & International A unique dining experience by the beach in a venue setting designed as a modern interpretation of a ship on stilts.

Nusa Dua Map G3 Prego Restaurant At The Westin Resort BTDC Area Lot N-3, Nusa Dua T. +62 361 771 906 Italian The fun family restaurant for the entire family. Also offering “Prego Family Brunch”, every Sunday from 11.30am – 3pm. Nusa Dua Map G3 Piasan Restaurant At Kayumanis Nusa Dua BTDC Area, Nusa Dua, Bali T. +62 361 770 777 Italian Relish in the passionate flavours of Italy starting with the freshest antipasto. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Nusa Dua Map F5 NŪTRIŌ Restaurant At REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts Jl. Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Bali Ph: +62 361 3011 011 E: NŪTRIŌ is the food and beverage programme at REVĪVŌ, which includes a restaurant, “Nū”, a Bar, “Tri”, and a pool side lounge, “Ō”. Each concept believes in a simple philosophy – fresh, wholesome, organic and balance. The belief is to serve food as close to its natural state as possible, with a mission to sharpen and delight taste buds, while continuously supporting health.

Nusa Dua Map F5 Paon Bali Resto & Bar At Hilton Bali Resort Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, 80363 Bali Ph: +62 361 773 377 Enjoy a wide selection of authentic Balinese cuisine including the renowned Babi Guling (Suckling Pig), Lawar, Ikan Bakar, Bebek Betutu varieties of Balinese classic desserts and specialty drinks at the bar.

Nusa Dua Map G5 Genji Restaurant At Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua – Bali Ph: +62 361 771 102 | Japanese Experience authentic Japanese cuisine in a warm and inviting ambience. Genji presents all of your favorite Japanese specialties in a naturally sunlit dining room, Teppanyaki tables, sushi bar or private Tatami Room.

Nusa Dua Map G5 Octopus Ristorante At Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua – Bali Ph: +62 361 771 102 | Italian

Fine Italian cuisine inspired by Italy’s authentic home-cooked taste. Satiate your cravings with fresh antipasti and salad, wood-fired pizza, succulent pasta and memorable desserts.

Nusa Dua Map G5 Waterfall Restaurant At Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua – Bali Ph: +62 361 771 102 | Local & International

The perfect setting for your 24-hour dining needs. Enjoy scenic views of our serene lagoon surrounded by lush tropical gardens and charming Balinese artifacts.


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Nusa Dua Map G3 Manarai Beach House Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC Lot N5, Nusa Dua, Bali

A new beachfront destination by the Ismaya Group, Manarai Beach House has opened its doors on Nusa Dua’s beautiful stretch of pristine white sandy beach offering a new lifestyle concept, delicious international cuisine, wines, decadent cocktails and breathtaking views from every point.

Nusa Dua Map G5 Lagoona Restaurant At Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua – Bali Ph: +62 361 771 102 | Local & International

Overlooking a 300-meter enchanting white sands of Mengiat beach, Lagoona Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a lively beachside ambience, while satiating your culinary desires with the Chef’s signature dishes.



Ubud Map B2 Sushi Attack Bar At Ubud Adventure Center Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud Japanese Ph.+62 361 721 480 An impressive Japanese Restaurant In Ubud! Ubud Map E5 Petani Restaurant at Alaya Resort Ubud Jl. Hanoman Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Ph. +62 361 972 200 Indonesian & Asian Sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun menu that celebrates Indonesia’a diverse culinary heritage and more... Ubud Map A3 Yonne Café & Bar at SenS Hotel & Spa + Conference Ubud Town Centre Jl. Suka Banjar Tebesaya, Peliatan Ubud, Bali Ph: +62 361 849 3328

Serving international favourites and the best of Balinese and Asian cuisine, Yonne Café offers a welcoming and chic, yet comfortable ambience with a view of the pool.

Ubud Map E5 Manisan Bali At Alaya Resort Ubud Jl. Hanoman Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia T. (+62 361) 972200/8468925 Indonesian Featuring time-honored recipes from across the Indonesian archipelago, this 128-seat eatery is located in a rice field adjacent to Alaya Resort Ubud, in a beautiful 350-year old Joglo from Central Java. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Ubud Map Spice by Chris Salans Jalan Raya Ubud No 23, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali Ph: +62 361 479 2420 | Balinese & Indonesian A stylish gastro-bar serving innovative drinks and a cuisine, providing an affordable experience of the culinary genius of Chris Salans, which applies French cooking techniques to Indonesian ingredients and flavours. Ubud Map Happy Chappy Chinese Ubud Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali (Across Puri Saraswati Ubud) Ph: +62 361 620 3333 Bali’s number 1 Chinese restaurant serving delicious Cantonese-style favourites from Dim Sum, Stir Fry, Steamed and Fried selections to the most incredible Seafood meal! Happy hour is available all day every day.

Area Bali Map M8 Uma Restaurant At Bali Safari & Marine Park Jl. Bypass Prof Ida Bagus Mantra KM 19,8 Gianyar T. +62 361 950 000 Traditional Balinese & International Taste the Balinese heritage traditional recipe!

Bali Map M8 Tsavo Lion Restaurant At Bali Safari & Marine Park Jl. Bypass Prof Ida Bagus Mantra KM 19,8 Gianyar T. +62 361 950 000 International Have a memorable dining experiemce with the lion in an African-themed ambiance!



Bali Map M8 Bumbu Restaurant Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No.16, Klungkung Bali Ph: +62 366 543 7988 | E: reservations@ Awaken your taste buds when you dine on the finest traditional Balinese, Indonesian and International cuisines from across the archipelago and beyond


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Bali Map M8 Senja Poolside Bar Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No.16, Klungkung Bali Ph: +62 366 543 7988 | E: reservations@

Located at the Beach Pool, this is the ideal space to relax and enjoy exotic cocktails and mouth-watering snacks with amazing views of the Bali Sea.

Bali Map M8 Jivva Beach Club Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No.16, Klungkung Bali Ph: +62 366 543 7988 | E: reservations@

The resort’s very own private beach club offering live entertainment, breathtaking views, delicious drinks and an unbeatable menu on the stunning Lepang Beach in Klungkung. Come by daily to party and celebrate or for brunch, lunch and dinner from 11am till 11pm.



Denpasar Map A5 Baking Empire Jl. Teuku Umar Barat No.8, Denpasar Bali Ph: +62 811-3922- 345 | Glorybakingempire A healthy bakery featuring delicious and natural homemade bread, biscuits and cakes, made without flavouring, shortening, transfat or colouring.



Bali Map K5 L’altitude Restaurant Jl. Raya Baturiti, Br. Pacung Desa Baturiti, Tabanan Bali Ph: +62 368 21038 Indonesian & International With stunning views of the mountain and valley below, L’Altitude Restaurant offers a selection of authentic cuisine in a variety of Indonesian, Asian and Western styles. Fresh, local and organic produce is sourced daily from neighbouring communities while herbs are harvested directly from own on-site gardens. Bali Map K5 Café Toya Jl. Raya Baturiti, Br. Pacung Desa Baturiti, Tabanan Bali Ph: +62 368 21038 Healthy & Organic Offering uniquely-presented blend of tapas, exotic beverages, fresh mixed juices, and wholesome main dishes, Cafe Toya also caters to the specialized “spa food” requirements of the resort’s retreat clientele. BALIPLUS April 2019 |



party zone

Night Out

You’ve got the outfit, the tan, the energy ... Need to know where to go? Party Zone will take you through some of the best ‘hot spots’ in Bali. If you like watching sunset, make your way down to one of the bars opposite Kuta Beach for the exotic cocktail or ice cold beer ... For those who may be more ‘red’ than what is comfortable, cool yourself at Kori in Poppies Lane. For serious night-lifers, check out the places listed below. As with everywhere in crowded venues, take care of your belongings and enjoy!



Gracie Kelly’s (Irish Pub) Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta T. +62 361 752 403 Gracie Kelly’s boasts to be Bali’s first (and only) original Irish Pub. The interior recreates a 100 year old shop pub in rural Ireland. Enjoy wholesome home cooked food from Gracie’s Kitchen whilst sipping a pint. Live entertainment every evening start from 11pm. Velvet & Hypnotized At Beachwalk Bali 3rd floor, Kuta Great spot to enjoy stunning balconic sunset over Kuta Beach while sip delicious sundowner cocktails. Also provides great vibe all night long by resident and international guest DJ Performers. The Sunset Lounge At Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta T. +62 361 751 067 A meeting or socializing spot with an elegant setting for casual chic moments. Reward the moment of friendship by enjoying cigars and premium liquors from its racks.


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Hard Rock Cafe Jl. Pantai Kuta T. +62361 755 661 The place that Rocks! Packed full on the weekends and features some great music memorabilia. Watch out for International guest bands. Kori Restaurant & Bar Poppies Lane II, Kuta T. +62 361 758 605 Relaxed and cozy; imported wine, chilled cocktails and ice-cold beers. Cigar salon complete with pool table all available in an idyllic Bali garden.



ROMEOS Bar & Grillery Jl. Padma Utara, Legian Ph. +62 361 755225 The stylish yet relaxed and unpretentious dining room exudes a welcoming vibe any time of the day. Enjoy live music performance and Happy Hour promo.

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Seminyak Area

MÉTIS Lounge Jl. Petitenget No. 6, Kerobokan T. +62 361 4737 888 Open daily from lunch time – late. An open bar facing paddy fields with a variety of entertainment throughout the week culminating with Aperochic on Fridays. Woo Bar at W Bali Seminyak Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak Bali T: +62 361 300 0106 Inspired by the ocean, WooBar is designed to symbolize a giant wave in action on the beach, an artistic architecture of curvaceous raw concrete with secret spaces for a more intimate vibe. Marvel down to Woobase for the ultimate dancefloor experience while exploring the underground whiskey room. Opening Hours // Sunday - Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM. Hu’u Bar Jl. Petitenget T. +62 361 473 6576 With a spring water swimming pool and chill-out lounge, the ambience of Hu’u is one of a unique kind. Check out Baba’s Restaurant for exquisite meals. Hu’u features a variety of special events monthly!

Cocoon Beach Club Jl. Double Six, No.66 Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak T. +62 361 731 266 Is there a better way to spend your day than laying back on one of our luxurious champagne beds or in your VIP Cabana, sipping a cocktail and sampling something from its delicious grazing menu? Potato Head Beach Club Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak T. +62 361 473 7979 Potato Head Beach Club Bali is an internationally recognized venue housing some of the finest restaurants and bars in the island. Jenja Club Bali Townsquare Suites, Jl. Nakula No.18, Seminyak T: +62 811 3988 088 | Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8pm – 4am A one-stop evening entertainment realm on two levels offering superbly atmospheric scene and expertly curated tunes spun by various international and local DJs. Motel Mexicola Jl. Kayu Jati No.9X, Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod T: +62 361 736 688 | A Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar located in the heart of Seminyak popular for its fun, animated parties and authentic Mexican cuisine. BALIPLUS April 2019 |


Red Carpet Champagne Bar Jl. Kayu Aya No.42, Seminyak T: +62 361 934 2794 | A charming and intimate bar boasting one of the largest champagne collections in Asia trademarked by its cute uniforms and red carpets, oldies but goodies on the sound system and delicious cocktails served with light canapés. En Vie Lane Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak T: +62 361 934 2100 | A lifestyle destination offering craft cocktails, extensive champagne list, 3D mapping projection, Indonesia’s longest bar top and funky upbeat music. Red Ruby Jl. Petitenget No.919, Kerobokan Kelod T: +62 361 473 2884 | A late night wonderland offering the ultimate clubbing experience in Bali, through delivering quality music, exceptional service in a uniquely cool environment. 40 Thieves Jl. Petitenget No.7, Kerobokan Kelod T: +62 876 226 7657 A New-York style speakeasy specializing in craft cocktails and high-end spirits. Bali Joe Jl. Camplung Tanduk, No.8 Seminyak T: +62 361 3003 3499 Bali’s first, most iconic and most popular gay bar on the island with daily shows featuring drag queens and go-go dancers. Mixwell Bar Jl. Camplung Tanduk, No.6 Seminyak T: +62 361 736 846 | Another popular gay bar that’s great for a fun night out featuring drag queen shows, sing-alongs and gay anthems. Bottoms Up Bar Jl. Camplung Tanduk, No.10 Seminyak T: +62 819 1618 4480 Bali’s long-running gay bar, Bottoms Up has its own unique appeal, with a nightly sexy shower show and an impressive drag show.


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Nusa Dua


BALE BANJAR At Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai mengiat, Nusa Dua T: +62 361 771102 Bale Banjar is located at the main lobby overlooking the lagoon and Indian Ocean. Find a quiet table to relax in the evening while relaxing with your favorite cocktail, or for some lively entertainment . Bale Banjar offers a fine selection of beverages to upgrade your Bali holiday experience. Zj’s Bar & Lounge At The Mulia Jl. Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua T. +62 361 301 7777 ZJ’s Bar & Lounge is located in The Mulia Bali. This stylish and hip sanctuary for the fashionable crowd. Enjoy great music and entertainment surrounded by the magnificent nature of Nusa Dua. Stay updated for special events and live music performance by guest stars.

Sanur Area Jazz Bar & Grill Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai Open daily Monday - Thursday 10am01am, Friday and Saturday 10am-02 am Live bands every night and regular performances by Indonesia’s jazz guest stars. Sector Bar & Restaurant Kompleks Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotels, Jl. Hang tuah 58 Sanur T. +62361 287733 BBQ night all you can eat Start from 18.00 - 20.30

Klungkung Area Jivva Beach Club At Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No. 16, Takmung, Klungkung, Bali Ph: +62 366 543 7988 A spectacular open-air bamboo structure overlooking verdant gardens, the pool and East Bali’s exotic black sand beach. Open daily to visitors for brunch, lunch, dinner and parties from 11am till late.

April FRI 5 IYAZ Venue: Red Carpet Late Starts: 11pm onwards Mon 8 (Every Monday & Friday) Rio Sidik Quintet Venue: Ryoshi House of Jazz Starts: 9pm onwards TUE 9 (Every Tuesday) Flavour Venue: Cocoon Beach Club Starts: 3pm onwards FRI 12 (Every Friday) Aperochic Fridays Venue: METIS Lounge & Gallery Starts: 5.30pm-8pm SAT 13 Ben Nicky Venue: Lxxy Bali Starts: 11pm – 5am SAT 13 & SUN 14 (Every Saturday & Sunday) Big Bang On The Weekend Venue: Ayodya Resort Bali Starts: 1pm onwards FRI 19 Martin Garrix Venue: OMNIA Starts: 11Am onwards BALIPLUS April 2019 |


essential info

General Things




...change money at a reputable looking location, use your own (or the hotel’s) calculator before changing!

...forget to bring your passport (or a photocopy of your ID) with you at all times-as well as a copy of Bali Plus!

...put on loads of high factor waterproof suncream (especially if you intend to spend a lot of time in the water).

...swim outside designated swimming areas. Currents can be very strong so swim between red and yellow flags.

...drink a lot of bottled water and eat a lot of fresh fruit - do your body a favour. drugs! It could lead to death penalty. Enough foreigners reside in Bali in courtesy of the Govt. prison service!

...try not to step on offerings in the street (walk around them). careful with your belongings at all times. Crime is on the increase and can ruin your holiday. Cases of handbag snatching have been reported so please leave important documents in your hotel safe (carry photocopies) and wear your bag across your shoulders! ...respect the slow pace of processions. If stuck behind one don’t honk your horn! ...haggle when buying (except on price-tagged goods). ‘lmmodium’ to relieve bouts of Bali belly.

...touch people’s heads - it is very offensive to Hindus. ...enter a temple during menstruation. Sorry ladies! ...forget to add salt to your food and to drink lots of water-you probably sweat more here than at home. ...worry too much about the ice - it’s government quality controlled in established bars and restaurants. ...forget to look and listen while crossing the road. Cars may stop, motorbikes may not! ...forget to reconfirm your flight 72 hours prior to flying.

...have a great holiday! 98

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Emergency Calls Police Fire Dept. Ambulance Search & Rescue Tourist Police

110 113 118 111/115/151 +62 361 224 111

AIRLINES Ngurah Rai Airport Info T. +62 361 935 1011

• Qantas Call +62 21 2555 6300 Toll Free: 001 803 61786

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES • AirAsia Sun Boutique Hotel Jl. Sunset Road No. 23 Kuta – Bali 24 Hours Call Center : 0804 1 333 333 Call Center (6 am - 10 pm : +62 21 2927 0999

• Qatar Airways Reservation/ Ticketing/ Sales Office Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Jl Kartika Plaza, Kuta T. +62 361 752222 ext.1 E. Airport Office 2nd Fl, International Departures Terminal Ngurah Rai International Airport T. +62 361 9360274, 9360276

• Cathay Pacific 2nd Floor, Wisthi Sabha Building, Ngurah Rai International Airport. Call center: 0804-1-888888 • Garuda Indonesia Jl. Sugianyar No. 5, Denpasar. T. +62 361 232 400 Ngurah Rai International Airport T. +62 361 935 1011 ext. 5216 Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Level 1 T. +62 361 761 414 ext. 7807 Bali Collection Nusa Dua Bali T. +62 361 770 747 • Malaysia Airlines Kuta Paradiso Hotel Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta T. +62 361 761 425 / 26

• Royal Brunei Airlines Kuta Paradiso Hotel Suite #3 Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta T. +62 361 757 355 E. • Singapore Airlines Reservations/Ticketing: Ngurah Rai Airport 2nd Floor T. +62 361 9368 388-89 F. +62361 9368383 E. restkg_dps • Thai Airways Reservation/Ticketing/Sales Ground Floor, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur, Bali T. +62 361 288 141 F. +62 361 288 063

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If this is your first time to everyone’s favourite holiday island, you might be wondering, “Where can I go to safely change my money at the best market rate?” Bali may be awashed with plenty of money changers (just take a walk down Seminyak, Kuta or Legian and you’ll find one in every corner!) but you need to be sure that you transact with a legitimate, trustworthy, credible and secure money changer that will give you the best value for your money. You don’t want to ruin your holiday with a bad experience while transacting! For this reason alone, we strongly recommend that you change your money at Central Kuta Money Exchange. Famous for safe, trusted and convenient transactions in Bali since 1983, Central Kuta Money Exchange comes with a rock solid stellar reputation. The company’s committed to providing secure and convenient transactions at the best market rates available, so you can be sure you won’t be cheated out of your hard earned cash! Go ahead and exchange large or small amounts of cash safely and securely. Central Kuta Money Exchange is also extremely accessible; there are over 52 locations across Bali and three more opening this year in Kuta, Denpasar and Ubud. Whether you’re in Canggu, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta, Sanur, Denpasar, Tabanan or Ubud - wherever you may find yourself in need of currency exchange, you’ll be able to do so with peace of mind and security at Central Kuta Money Exchange. Central Kuta Money Exchange Head Office Jalan Sunset Road No. 168 | Ph. +62 361 474 1940 100

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E. Airport Office, 2nd Floor International Departure Hall, Ngurah Rai Airport T. +62 361 9355 064 F. +62 361 9355 036

CONSULATES • Australia Jalan Tantular, No. 32, Renon, Denpasar T: +623612000100 F: +623612000195 E.

Domestic Airlines • Citilink Ngurah Rai Airport Call Center: 0804 1 080808

• Brazil (Hon. Consulate) By The Sea Store 2nd Floor, Jl. Legian 186, Kuta. T. +62 361 757 775 F. +62 361 751 005 E.

• Lion Air Ngurah Rai Airport T. +62 361 765 183 Jl.Teuku Umar No.15A, Denpasar. T. +62v361 263787 / 234492 • Wings Air Ngurah Rai Airport T. +62 361 765 183 • Sriwijaya Air Jl. Sunset Road 101 Blok – B, Kuta T: +623618496777 • Trans Nusa Jl. Sunset Road No.100 C, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali T: +62 361 8477395 CATERING SERVICE Bali Catering Company Managed by MÉTIS Jl. Petitenget No. 45 T. +62 361 780 3668, 4737 324 • Kori Restaurant Jl. Legian gg Poppies 2. Call +62 361 475 2412 CLEANING SERVICE • Haracare Jl. Dalung Permai Blok E No.13, Kuta 08113921414 Toll Free 0-800-1401-543

• British (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Tirta Nadi 2 No. 20, Sanur. T. +62 361 270 601 E. • Chile (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Pengembak Gg I No. 3, Sanur T. + 62 361 281 503 F. +62 361 285 216 E. chilehonconsulate • Czech Republic (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Pengembak 17, Sanur. T. +62 361 286 465 FF. +62 361 286 408. E. • Denmark Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Pemogan No. 852, Denpasar. T. +62 361 821 6979 E. • France (Consular Agency) Jl. Umalas 1 No. 80, Kerobokan T. +62 361 473 0834 E. • Germany (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17, Sanur. T. +62 361 288 535. F. +62 361 288 826. E.

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• Hungary (Hon. Consulate) Marintur - Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. T. +62 361 287 701 F. +62 361 735 232 E. • Italy (Hon. Consulate) Lotus Enterprise Building, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran T. +62 361 701 005 E. italconsbali • India Consulates Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Denpasar T. +62 361 259 500/259 502 F. +62 361 259 505 Mobile. 081246524107 E. • Japan Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Renon. T. +62 361 227 628 E.


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• Mexico (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 1A, Renon, Denpasar. T. +62 361 223 266 F. +62 361 244 568 • Netherlands (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Raya Kuta No. 127, Kuta. T. +62 361 761 502 F. +62 361 752 777 E. • Norway Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur. T. +62 361 282 223 F. +62 361 282 211 E. norwegianconsulatebali • Spain Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Valet 2, No. 11, Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta. T. +62 361 769 286/7

• Sweden & Finland (Hon. Consulate) Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur. T. +62 361 282 223 F. +62 361 287 242 E.

• U.S.A (Consular Agency) Jl. Hayam Wuruk 310, Denpasar T. +62 361 233 605 F. +62 361 222 426 Mobile. 081 133 4183 E.

• Switzerland (Consulate) Jl. Ganetri 9D, Gatsu Timur, Denpasar T. +62 361 878 4343 F. +62 361 878 4466 E.

CREDIT CARDS • American Express PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Jl. Legian 87, Kuta T. +62 361 754 479 E.

• Timor Leste Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 4, Renon - Denpasar T. +62 361 235 093 F. +62 361 235 092 E.

• Mastercard & Visa BCA Card Centre, Jl. Raya Kuta 55XX, Kuta T. +62 361 762 247

• The Russian Federation Perumahan Bali Kencana Resort, Blok Cendrawasih No. 18 Ungasan, Jimbaran T. +62 361 279 1560 F. +62 361 279 1561 E.

COURIER SERVICES • DHL Express Bali Jl. Legian No. 451, Kuta T. +62 361 762 138, 762 139

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• FIN Express T. +62 361 756969 E. • PCP Express Jl. Raya Sesetan No.337, Denpasar Bali Ph: +62361 710021/721503 DENTAL SERVICES • Ultimo Dental Center Sunset Star Shopping Arcade, Jl. Dewi Sri, Sunset Road, Kuta T. +62 361 894 7523 HARBOUR • Benoa Jl. Pelabuhan Benoa, Denpasar T. +62 361 720 560 • Padang Bai Padang Bai, Karangasem, Bali

(N.B. Decompression Chamber) Jl. Diponegoro, Denpasar T. +62 361 227 911, 225 482 • Ubud Clinic (24hr) Jl. Raya Campuhan 36, Ubud. T. +62 361 974 911. IMMIGRATION • Ngurah Rai Int’l Airport Jl. Ngurah Rai, Kuta. T. +62 361 9351 038 • Central Office Jl. D.I. Pandjaitan No. 3, Denpasar. T. +62 361 227 828 INTERNET SERVICES • Bali Medianet Jl. Tukad Batanghari 88, Panjer. T. + 62 361 7800299, 7421099. • WIFIKU

• Gilimanuk Gilimanuk, Jembrana, Bali HOSPITALS • BIMC Hospitals - 24 hour Medical & Emergency Centre Kuta: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 100X T. +62 361 761 263. Nusa Dua: Kawasan BTDC Blok D, Nusa Dua T. +62 361 3000 911 E. • Siloam Hospitals Bali Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta Emergency +62 361 500 911 • Kasih Ibu Hospital Jl. Teuku Umar 120, Denpasar T. +62 361 300 3030 • Sanglah Public Hospital


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Wifiku smart home technology covers smart lighting, smart security, and smart control. Smart lighting allows you to turn lamps on/off or change its colour with your smartphone. Smart security lets you control your home’s security with smart CCTV from your smartphone and smart control allows you to access your devices, switch or remote by controlling it with your smartphone.

Head Office: Ruko Mutiara Taman Palem, Blok A8 No.1, Kel. Cengkareng Timur, Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11730 Telp. (021) 5694 5403 Branch: Jl. Teuku Umar Rukan Investama No. 19c, Denpasar, Bali. LAUNDRY SERVICES • Melia Laundry & Dry Cleaning Jl. Patih Jelantik, Valet 01 No. 154, Kuta T. +62 361 769 010

• Royal Professional Cleaners Jl. Kediri No. 36A, Kuta T. + 62 361 7411 580 MALLS • Bali Collection ITDC Complex, Nusa Dua T. +62 361 771 662 • Beachwalk Bali Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta • Lippo Malls Sunset Road Jl. Sunset Road, Kuta

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Lippo Mall Kuta Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban • Mall Bali Galeria Jl. By Pass, Simpang Siur, Kuta MARKETS KUTA Kuta Market Poppies Lanes I & II SANUR Sanur Art Market Jl. DanauTamblingan UBUD AREA Sukawati Art Market, Jl. Raya Sukawati, Gianyar Ubud Art Market, Jl. Raya Ubud DENPASAR Badung Market Jl. Setiabudi (ex Tiara Grosir). MONEY CHANGER Central Kuta Money Exchange Jl. Raya Kuta No.168, Kuta – Bali T. +62 361 762 970 F. +62 361 754 116 Seminyak Outlet: Central Kuta Seminyak Square Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak Tanjung Benoa Outlet: Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa (inside Kodak Central Photo) Ubud Outlet: Jl. Raya Ubud (across Puri Lukisan) POST OFFICE • Central Post Office Jl. Raya Puputan, Denpasar. T. +62 361 223 566. • Kuta Post Office Jl. Raya Kuta, Gg. Selamat. T. +62 361 754012.


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Barbers and Salons • The Bali Barber Jl. Raya Basangkasa 8X, Seminyak Bali Ph: +6285 338 333 338 Open 9am – 7pm daily • The Headmost Barber Shop 9pm. Jl. Sunset Road, No.27X, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 815 7589 5171 theheadmostbali Open 9am – 7pm daily • The Shampoo Lounge Jl. Raya Basangkasa 8X, Seminyak Bali Ph: +62 361 300 3451 Open 9am – 7pm daily • Cutz4Kids at Bali Dynasty Resort Jl. Kartika, Kuta, Bali Ph: +62 361 752 403 Open 9am – 7pm daily RENT CAR • Express Group Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 57xx, JImbaran - Bali T. +62 361 777 723, 777 523 E. limousine.bali TOURIST INFORMATION • Bali Hotels Association Bali Tourism Board Building Jl. Raya Puputan 41, Renon – Denpasar T. +62361 227 600 F. +62 361 239 200 • Bali Villa Association C/O The Kunja Villa & Spa Jl. Lebak Sari 8, Petitenget T. +62361 473 3130

• Bali Tourist Information Century Plaza Jl. Benesari No.7, Legian. T. +62361 754090. • Bali Tourism Office Jl. S. Parman, Renon. T. +62361 222387. • Legian Tourist Information Jl. Legian No.37. T. +62361 755424. TRANSPORT • Bali Taxi T. +62 361 70 1111. N.B. When taking taxis, make sure the meter is switched on, or fix a price before you get in! Flag-up = Rp. 5,000,-

• Trans Sarbagita Public Bus Tickets: Adults: Rp. 3,500,Students: Rp. 2,500,Info: +62 361 703 334 MISCELLANEOUS • Petrol/Gas Premium/Bensin - Standard Petrol Rp. 6,550/litre. • Bali Mandara Toll Road Tickets: Motorbike: Rp. 4000,Car: Rp. 11,000,-

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Remember these are serious occasions and should be treated as such. Religious guidelines: • Always wear a sarong and sash. • Do not walk in front of people that are praying. • Do not use a flash camera or point your camera into the priest’s face! • Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings. • At cremations, do not get in the way of the attendees - however important that photographic opportunity is! • Women are not allowed to enter temples during menstruation. N.B. When attending Special Ceremonies or Anniversary Celebrations as a guest or onloocker, small donations are gratefully received. Your donation will help in paying for the offerings, and upkeep of the temple.


Make sure you either have personal insurance or travel insurance that will cover any accident.


In Bali, always expect the unexpected, always keep your eyes open and your mind on driving. Beware of motorbikes! It is best to rent a car with full insurance as this will save time and money if you are involved in an accident. You must use a helmet at all times and have a valid license.


Be very careful when changing your money. Always check the rate of exchange and commission (if any). Most importantly, always count your money before you leave the premises and, if you can, bring your own calculator as the ones used by some places can be a little ‘inaccurate’.


There have been a few cases of handbags being snatched after tourists have cashed money at Banks or Money Changers! Put your money away in your ‘burn-bag’ or hold onto your hand bag tightly! When changing large amounts of money please check each note carefully as there are a number of (noticeably) fake notes in circulation. When trying on garments do not take your jewellery off and leave it lying around - give it to a friend or leave it in the hotel safe. When at a spa - use the jewellery box or locker provided for jewellery.


Currents and undertows can be strong. Always swim between the red and yellow flags and don’t swim too far out! Please, do not leave your belongings unattended on the beach.

Thank you for respecting these suggestions.


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