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DON’S 101 THINGS TO SEE & DO IN BALI (THIS VERSION UPDATED - JUNE 2011)
So you’re off to Bali….. and without doubt I know you will have a great time in the “Isle Of Smiles”. There are many things to see and do in Bali for the active (and less active) traveler. Bali’s rugged and majestic landscape offers up an ideal setting for the active adventurer and there is an abundance of adventure tours such as rafting, hiking and cycling catering for all age groups. In contrast, Bali’s “cultural centre” of Ubud has many diverse art, craft and cultural activities that travelers can join in to cultivate more of an understanding about the history, culture and daily life of the friendly Balinese people. Here is our list of 101 Things to See and Do in Bali divided into categories: WILDLIFE - ZOOS & PARKS, WATERSPORTS, ACTION & ADVENTURE, GOLFING IN BALI, CYCLING - HIKING & TREKKING, BALI’S BEACHES, MUSEUMS – ART & CULTURE, COOKING CLASSES, TEMPLES & NATURAL ATTRACTIONS. (click to follow link) But of course there’s heaps more too that I’m sure you will find by yourself that are as equally enjoyable, why not drop us a line and let us know of your experiences so we can add it to our list. We’d also appreciate any news advising of price changes so we can keep this list updated for other intrepid Bali travelers. And for those “Bali Virgin’s” about to embark on their first trip to Bali we also have a handy shopping guide “Don’s Bali Virgin’s Shopping Guide” with prices of the many items you might want to buy but aren’t quite sure of local prices, but no matter what price you barter for please allow a little more for a shopkeepers tip. You will find a copy of Don’s Bali Virgin’s Shopping Guide - HERE. There are many video links included below to give you a better understanding about each attraction, see many more Bali related video’s on the web at www.mybali.tv Happy Travels
Don Meredith Don Meredith – Publisher MyBaliGuide.com
Why not start off by watching this great video which samples much of what Bali has to offer.
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WILDLIFE - ZOOS - PARKS BALI’S DOLPHINS - Swimming with them……or Watch / Follow them by boat ? There are two main Dolphin attractions in Bali. One is at Lovina Beach in northern Bali where you pay a guide who takes you out in a boat and you watch the dolphins in their natural environment (the ocean). The other is a new attraction just off the coast near Sanur in the south in a floating sea pen where you can interact (swim) with the dolphins. Bali Dolphin Lodge - Sanur There is now a special facility in Bali that allows you to interact and come into close contact with dolphins. In a huge floating sea pen just off the coast of Serangan near Sanur, (accessed by a short 5 min boat ride) you can touch, hug, feed and play with dolphins. Dolphins Bali provides a shallow area platform (approx 1.5 mtrs deep) for visitors to swim, pat and interact with the dolphins. There are as many as 8 dolphins to interact with and with a maximum of 5 persons in one session. As well as interacting with these beautiful creatures there is also the opportunity to only watch and is only half the price. Witness the spectacular and acrobatic dolphins with their stunning leaps, somersaults, jumps, side slaps and back flips. Watching the dolphins can be as equally rewarding as interacting with them and makes for a memorable experience and a great opportunities to take pictures or video of these beautiful sea creatures up close and personal. Bali Dolphin Lodge Location: Serangan Island, Sanur, Indonesia 80361 Hours: Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00 Phone: +62361730218 (0361730218 within Bali) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.balidolphins.com Bali Dolphin Watching Tour - Lovina On of the most memorable things to do in Bali is going on a Dolphin tour in Lovina. These dolphins gather together every morning around the reef. Don’t be surprised if you see them suddenly swimming next to your boat. The tours can be arranged in the hotels and villages at Lovina. Tours start just before the sunrise. Prices range from about US$8 – US$15 per person but do not include transport up to Lovina. (Remember, Lovina is in north Bali about 3 hrs drive from Kuta, most visitors to Lovina stay overnight).
Bali Zoo - Gianyar Bali Zoo is the perfect wildlife conservatory for the finest collection of Indonesian and other countries exotic animals. The Zoo takes visitors on a virtual jungle tour, where you can see the animals close up, and admire the tropical flora and beautiful setting. Entering the exotic world of fauna, visitors are welcome by our friendly staff, warm repeated song of Siamangs, a lazy gigantic crocodile, and the biggest lizard of the world, the Komodo Dragon! Bali Zoo - Kebun Bintang Bali Jl. Raya Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia Phone: +62 361 294357 Fax: +62 361 298608 Email: email@example.com Web: www.bali-zoo.com
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Bali (Rimba) Reptile Park – Gianyar Bali’s Own Jurassic Park - Across the road from the Bali Bird Park is the Bali Reptile Park. Step out of time and into a fantastic land . Back to the dawn of man's first encounter with the awesome world of reptiles. Bali Reptile Park's dragons from Komodo and extensive display of snakes and other reptiles from Indonesia and the rest of the world hark back to that era. Get a rare glimpse of King Cobra, Mambas, deadly vipers and our 8 meter Reticulated Python or, if you choose get hands on with our gentle iguanas, Pythons and Turtles in our unique, open-air Reptilarium. NOTE: Joint Bird Park /Reptile Park tickets are available. Admission: $8 adults, $4.50 children (to 12 yrs). Open daily from 9am to 6pm. Rimba Reptile Park Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar Bali - Indonesia Phone: +62 361 299-344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.satwaunik.com/ Bali Safari & Marine Park - Gianyar The Bali Safari and Marine Park is located in Gianyar and showcases many Indonesia's protected wildlife which there natural surroundings and environment, this amazing wildlife including the conservation projects such as the Sumatran Tigers and many other wildlife from both the land and the waters of Indonesia. The wildlife showcased at The Bali Safari and Marine Park features the genuine Balinese culture with temples and traditional style huts and building around the park that produce as excellent well balanced tourist attraction that portrays both traditional Balinese culture and safari style with the amazing animals of Indonesia. Gianyar is easy to reach and The Bali Safari and Marine Park is located not far off the bypass that leads up the east coast of Bali and runs below Gianyar meaning that transport is easy to find and low in cost and if you are using your own vehicle you have a series of some of the best roads in Bali leading you to the park. Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 361 950 000 Fax: +62 361 950 555 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.balisafarimarinepark.com
Bali Elephant Park - Taro (near Ubud) In the quiet central highlands of the Indonesian island of Bali, just 20 minutes from Ubud, is the small town of Taro, home to some pretty impressive residents, the Sumatran elephants. After deforestation in Sumatra, the elephants were left homeless and with a depleted food supply. Fortunately they were rescued and now live happily at the Elephant Safari Park. What's more, it's the only park in the world where you can sleep in luxurious surrounds near these rare indigenous animals. The park was founded by Australian Nigel Mason, who took nine neglected elephants from the village and travelled to Sumatra and rescued another 18. His operation is part of the World Zoo Association, so animal welfare is the priority. You can touch them, handfeed and interact with them. You can even help bath them. There are safari rides through Taro's jungles with riders perched in a teak chair on an elephant's back. After the trek, lunch is served at the Park Restaurant beside the elephant bathing lake. Then everyone heads to the Elephant Arena for one of three daily talent shows. Bali Adventure Tours / Elephant Safari Park Lodge Ph: +62 361 721 480 Fax: +62 361 721 481 Web: www.baliadventuretours.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sacred Monkey Forest - Ubud Because monkeys can embody both positive and negative forces, the Balinese both loathe and revere monkeys. Monkeys that occupy sacred Balinese Hindu temple sites tend to be revered and protected by the Balinese. One reason for this is that monkeys, in the form of a Barong, are believed to be capable of guarding temple sites against evil spirits. Currently, there are approx 340 (Balinese long-tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud Bali, Indonesia (80571) Phone : +62 361 971304, 972774 Email : email@example.com Website : www.monkeyforestubud.com Bali Butterfly Park (Taman Kupu Kupu) - Tabanan The Butterflies are one of the natural riches which can be found in every part and corner of Indonesian archipelago. Visit Bali Butterfly Park is the opportunity to encounter rare and endemic species from all of that part, The park is natural looking with hundreds and colorful butterfly are released to flying everyday, and a among of them are famous species of the world suck as Spectacular Bird Wing Butterfly (Ornithoptera and Troides) Swallow tails and great Mormon( Papilio). Bali Butterfly Park is the only centre for breeding and preservation of, and research into butterflies for educational and scientific purpose. Located in Jl.Batukaru, Br.Sandan Lebah, Wanasari Village, Tabanan Regency, approximately 35 km. west of Denpasar, or 6 Km. to the north from Tabanan city centre. Open daily 08.00 am up to 05.00 pm. Jl.Batukaru,Br.Sandan, Lebah,Wanasari TABANAN 82151, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62361-8940594,8940595,8732414 Fax: +62361-8940594 Web: http://balibutterflypark.co.cc
The Organic Farm â€“ Apuan/Senganan (Central Bali) Experience how it is to be part of a Balinese village community but with your own western comforts. Find yourself in the heart of Bali, eat and feel the power of love and nature. Let husband and wife Wayan and Marjan show you how to re-discover simple life and get grounded again. Home stay overnight or a few days with all western creature comforts or just take in a day trip and experience one of the tours including: Rice Field Trek, Volcano Trek or Rice Field Biking. For bookings contact: Wayan : +62 81338943030 or Marjan : +62 81353376905 Email: Marjanbali@gmail.com Web: http://www.theorganicfarmbali.com/ Bali Bird Park - Gianyar Find yourself at the Bali Bird Park to witness the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America. Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. The park accommodates an amazing display of flora with more than 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracting numerous butterflies. Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir Singapadu, Batubulan - Gianyar - Bali Phone: + 62 361 299352 Fax: +62 361 299614 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.bali-bird-park.com ÂŠ Copyright: This guide printed or electronic is the copyright of MyBaliGuide.com, duplication and/or copying without permission is prohibited.
Bali Botanic Gardens - Ubud A Botanic Garden is a constant work in progress and our collections will continue to expand. A lush and tranquil sanctuary just 1.2 kilometers from the heart of Ubud, the Garden is a unique tourism destination as well as a retreat for Ubud’s residents. Pathways and steps join five hectares of natural ravine which include an Orchid Garden, a vast collection of ferns, palms, bamboos and tropical trees, Bali’s first Maze, an Islamic Garden and other features. Kutuh Kaja, Ubud (80571), Bali, Indonesia Phone : +62 (361) 970951 Fax : +62 (361) 971 165 / 970 951 Email : email@example.com Web : www.botanicgardenbali.com Bali Orchid Garden - Denpasar This hectare of beautifully landscaped tropical garden provides a relaxing environment displaying many tropical plants and exquisite orchids blooming throughout the year. Located within the green belt amongst rice paddies, it is reached via Jln Bypass Ngurah Rai, 10 minutes north of Sanur, en route to northern and easterly tourist sites. The Garden opens daily between 8am and 6pm. Enjoy refreshments in the restaurant where you can taste one of a variety of Indonesian coffees or try the world famous Kopi Luwak, then spend time selecting that special memento from the wide variety of souvenirs. Jln Bypass Tohpati, Kasamba 1, Denpasar, Bali - Indonesia Phone: +62 361 466010 Fax: +62 361 466011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.baliorchidgardens.com Komoda Island Tour – Komodo National Park Nestled between eastern Sumbawa and western Flores lie three tiny grass-covered islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, which together form the Komodo National Park, a protected wildlife reserve. This is the home of the giants lizard known as the "Komodo Dragon" it was thought to be a myth until the turn of the century, when fishermen who were forced by a storm to take shelter on Komodo sight the monsters. Komodo Island can be reached by air or sea (more info here). There are a number of tour operators that do Komodo National Park tours. Cita Travel Service Jl. Bypass I Gusti Ngurah Rai No.280 - B, Sanur - Bali Ph: +62361 283937 / 283936 Cell: 08133899 4444 Fax : +62 361 283936 Web: http://www.bali-travel-online.com/komodo_island
ACTION - ADVENTURE Bali Quad Adventure Tours - Ubud The ATV 4 wheelers and the buggies are user friendly and easy to handle. Tours combine a great experience of driving your own off road vehicle (or enjoying the ride as a co pilot) with the opportunity to learn about the way the local people live. You will follow experienced guides by driving between beautiful rice fields, pass the rainforest and drive up the mountain. It doesn’t matter if you have ever driven a quad bike or a buggy before as full training is given on a test track before the 2 hour tour commences. Furthermore no driving license is needed. Office: Jln Wirasatya Vi, No 7X Denpasar Bali Phone: +62 - 361 - 720766 or 8080305 or 8080307 Fax: +62 - 361 - 726438 Web: www.baliquad.com
Bali Sling Shot – Kuta Built and managed by Australians "Bali Slingshot" is best describe as a capsule (carrying one or two persons) held at ground level whilst two gigantic bungy cords are stretched over two vertical towers, then releasing the capsule hurling it 50m skyward in under two seconds pulling 5 G's, spinning on it's independent axis at its maximum height, before decelerating into a series of soft bounces and being lowered back to the landing pad. Priced at 300,000Rp per person (twin share) this is a truly exciting ride that has taken the leisure market by storm. KUTA CENTER, Jalan Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta – Bali (next door to Waterbom Park) Contact: Greg Pitman Phone : +62 811394966 Fax : +62 361 270803 Email : email@example.com Bali Treetop Adventure Park - Candi Kuning Bali Treetop Adventure Park is a fun activity set in an open air environment for group and family in Indonesia. Open daily for individual or group from 8.30 am to 6.00 p.m. in Bali Botanical Garden, Bedugul. We also provide you with company outing and team building services. There are: 7 Adventure Circuits from one tree to another with height range between 2-20 meters; 72 Challenges for all level and ages; Suspended bridges; Spider Nets; Tarzan Jumps; Flying Swings, 12 Flying Fox (zip lines) up to 160m long and many more fun challenges.. Rates: Adult US$21 Child $14 Family: US$55 (2 Adults & 2 Children) Bedugul Botanical Gardens Candi Kuning, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 361 8520680 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.balitreetop.com/
Bali Funworld For Kids - Gianyar On the 5000M2 land, is the biggest indoor playground in Indonesia, built according to regulations, filled with attractive and safe equipment. There is activities for all age groups so bring the whole family and share the fun all day long at Bali Fun World ...”it’s all about having fun”. RATES: Tourists single tickets $15 USD; Children under 18 months FREE; Adults above 60 years FREE Jln Lettu I Wayan Sutha II, Br.Peninjoan.Ds Batuan, Sukawati Gianyar, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 361 294 924 Fax: +62 361 294 924 Email: Info@Balifunworld.com Web: http://www.Balifunworld.com Bali Trike Tours – Nusa Dua The Ocean Run Tour is a great way to experience Bali. Tour the famous Uluwatu region with some of Bali 's most spectacular panoramic views. This tour takes you through small Balinese villages and along the coastline of the Indian Ocean . The Ocean Run lasts for approximately 3 hours and includes hotel transfers, a Seafood lunch of fish, prawns, calamari, welcome drink), helmets, trike hire and an experienced driver. It’s a great way to see Bali ! PT. Bali Custom Motor Jl Kuruksetra 52, Nusa Dua – 80363 Bali - Indonesia. Phone: +62 361 7447403 Web: http://www.99bali.com/tour/balitrike/about.cfm
Air Bali Helicopter Tours - Kuta To experience this amazing island and all its diversity, AIR BALI have designed various aerial tours that shows the best of Bali. Take in a bird's eye view of smoking volcanoes, highland lakes, stepped rice fields, remote beaches, towering cliffs, famous surf breaks and thousand- year-old temples. Whether it's majestic volcano's, scenic beaches, private picnics, helicopter weddings, hotel transfers, getting to the golf course in time, AIR BALI is your answer. Flight Approx. 30 mins - US$ 990 per flight (4 Pax). Dewa Ruci Building, Jl.By Pass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta Bali Phone : +62 361 767 466 / 766 582 (24 Hours) : +62 361 2077788 /+ 62 81 338 769 756 Fax : +62 361 766 581 Email: email@example.com Bali Skirmish – Bukit Ungasan Paintball Bali is conveniently located on a hilly place called Bukit Ungasan or Ungasan hill, the southernmost tip of Bali with Indian Ocean views and close to a famous surfing spot on the Ungasan cliffs. Its 25 minutes driving south-west from the resort area of Nusa Dua, 45 minutes southbound from the famous tourist spot of Kuta passing through GWK cultural park, and one-and-half hour from Ubud area. Call and they will arrange your transfer from and back to your hotel. Explore the huge 3-hectare compound and experience an Adventure Sport like no other on the island, in a facility like no other in the world. Paintball Bali stocks all the latest imported equipment from the US for our client’s full satisfaction. PACKAGE PRICE: US$65.00 per person Head Office: Jl. Sekar Sari No. 7, Kesiman Kertalangu Padang Galak – Denpasar Timur Bali – Indonesia Phone: +62-361-467015, 8896672 Fax: +62-361-467015 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing Field: Jl. Karang Putih No. 1, Br. Jaba Pura, Ds. Kutuh, Kuta Selatan Bali – Indonesia Phone: +62 361 770300 Fax: +62 361 467015 Web: http://www.paintballbali.com/pub/ Field Features: 3 hectares compound in 3 different themes, Castle Island, Kampung Bali and Open Country, Large lobby equipped with latest technology of Satellite TV Audio and Video, Staging area for safety briefing & spectator’s area, Separate locker and changing room for Men and Women, Large secure parking area.
Bali Horse Riding - Canggu There are a couple of stables I Bali where they organize horse riding tours. Most popular being the Umalas Equestrian Resort Bali and another called Tarukan Equestrian Centre. The Umalas Equestrian Resort Bali Jalan Lestari 9x, Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali Phone: +62 (361) 731 402 Fax: +62 (361) 731 403 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.balionhorse.com
Tarukan Equestrian Centre Jl.Nelayan No.63, Br. Canggu Bali Phone: +62 361 738080 Fax: +62 361 738082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.balihorseriding.com
Expect to pay around US$30-$40 for a 60-90 min ride through rice fields and along the beach
Bali Camel Tours – Nusa Dua Amazing experience riding a camel on Nusa Dua beach. It gets a little bumpy on top but once you have mastered your balancing act it’s quite a fun thing to do. Trek along the beach and dunes and imagine you are in the Sahara. Bali Camel Safari Tours Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Ph: +62 361 776 755 Reservation: +62 81 236 79 336
Bat Cave (Goa Lawah) Tour – near Candidasa On Bali's east coast is the small but important temple of Goa Lawah. The temple itself is built just in front of a cave opening in the coastal cliffs. The cave is home to thousands of fruit bats, and according to legend, a giant dragon-like snake called Basuki which also makes the cave its home. The legends also say the cave extends all the way to Besakih temple, more than 30 kilometers (19 miles) away but apparently, fear of the giant snake has kept anyone from checking this legend out. Goa Lawah is Bali's most important temple for matters pertaining to the afterlife. On holy days, the beach in front of the temple is the site for funeral rites for those Hindu’s that can afford it. For Tours of the Bat Cave Contact: Dewa Parwita - Bali Explore Tours Phone: +62 361 738274 Mobile: +62 8123970779 Email: email@example.com Web: www.baliexploretours.com Mt Batur Sunrise Trek – Kintamani Join us for this amazing trek on the active volcano, Mount Batur. Starting in the dark of the early morning, we'll ascend to the highest peak and crater for a glorious sunrise and stunning morning views. While there we will breakfast on tea and eggs boiled in volcanic steam. During our descent, we will explore the three younger craters and the most recent lava flows while we take in the amazing volcanic landscape. Mt Batur Trek Tours Contact: Dewa Parwita - Bali Explore Tours Phone: +62 361 738274 Mobile: +62 8123970779 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.baliexploretours.com Exo-Fly Paragliding – Timbis Beach EXO-FLY has been operating in Bali since 1991 and bringing the excitement of flight to those seeking adventure. The school’s senior instructor has over 20 years experience, and lessons includes hang gliding, ultra light and paragliding. It offers a complete range of courses from beginner to advanced pilot and assisted tandem flights for the first time flyer are also available. There is no feeling like flying so when planning a trip to Bali take advantage of the opportunity. The school is open from April 15th until Nov 30th. Timbis Beach Training Facility Timbis Beach, Bukit Peninsula - South Bali Technical Director/Flight Instructor: Phone: +62 811393919 Fax: + 62 361-730811 Email: email@example.com © Copyright: This guide printed or electronic is the copyright of MyBaliGuide.com, duplication and/or copying without permission is prohibited.
WATERSPORTS IN BALI Bali Stand Up Paddle School - Sanur The first SUPS school in Bali offer lessons and rental to help you learn this amazing sport. They supply paddles and specialized stand up boards for all skill levels. Experienced instructors will give you their personal attention and share the surfing/paddling experience with you. Learning to paddle surf could be the beginning of a new lifelong passion. Kite & Surf Bali (the Pro Shop) Jalan. Cemara no.72, Sanur Bali – Indonesia (30 meter after the entrance of the Sanur Beach Hotel) Phone: +62 361 284260 Mobile: +62 8133 8235082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.bali-standuppaddle.org Bali Hai Cruises – Benoa Harbor There are many things to do in Bali if you feel like spending the whole day on the water. Many cruises offer fun activities such as snorkeling, a ride on a banana boat, visit to an island and not to forget the delicious lunch buffet. Cruise operators are mostly found in Sanur and Nusa Dua. PT. Bali Cruises Benoa Harbor, Bali –Indonesia Phone: +62 361 720 331 Fax: +62 361 720 334 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.balihaicruises.com Fun Ship Lembongan Island Cruise – Benoa Harbor Bali Fun Ship is a 26m fast catamaran with a capacity of 150 passengers and is the only boat with a Jacuzzi and a Water Slide from the top deck straight into the water. Departing from Benoa Harbor, the crossing time is only 40 minutes to Lembongan Island. Enjoy your morning tea, coffee and FREE soft drinks with some refreshments. Arrive on Lembongan Island where you have a great BBQ buffet lunch onboard with crisp salads, and join all water activities.
Island Explorer Cruises Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 622 Suwung Kangin, Denpasar - Bali Phone: +62 361 728088 Fax: +62 361 728089 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:
Bali Bounty Cruises – Benoa Harbor The Bounty Cruises are one of the most established cruise lines in and around Bali. Based at Benoa harbor the 400 passenger luxury catamaran used has a cruising speed of up to 30 knots while you relax and enjoy the views as well as making use of the amazing facilities provided both on board and off at various facilities and stop offs including the fabulous secluded resort located in Nusa Lembongan. The Bounty Cruises catamaran sails everyday from Bali. Benoa Harbor (our home port) is located between Kuta and Sanur just of the By Pass Road and is reachable very easily from any of the resort areas of the south and is perfect to add a different dimension to your Bali holiday for all the family. Office: Jalan Wahana Tirta 1, Denpasar Indonesia Jetty: Bounty Cruises Private Jetty - Benoa Harbour Phone: +62-361 72 66 66 Fax: +62-361 72 66 88 Web: www.balibountycruises.com
Bali Diving and Snorkeling - Amed Bali is ideal for diving and snorkeling where you can see many species of marine life such as Manta Rays, Barracuda, and Sea Turtles. Best diving and snorkeling spots are located on the east coast of Bali around Amed due to the crystal clear waters in that area. Most dive spots are accessible either with dive operators or traditional local fishermen.
Diving With Absolute Scuba – Padang Bai Absolute Scuba is located on the South-East coast of Bali in a small fishing village called Padang Bai, which has become the hub of Bali’s diving recreation in recent years. Here, you are never more than one and a half hours, by land or sea, from some of the most diversely populated dive sites on the planet. The range of marine life is widely varied, and during the months of July to October, the mighty Mola Mola (Giant Ocean Sunfish) can be found in the island’s deep water channels, coming to certain dive sites for cleaning. All year around we have Manta, sharks, and some of the best muck diving sites in the world revealing an array of macro delights. Jl. Pantai Silayukti, Padang Bai, 80872, Bali - Indonesia. Fax: +62 363 41417 Phone: +62 363 42088 Web: http://www.absolutescubabali.com
Visit Lombok or the Gili Islands With Blue Water Express – Padang Bai Welcome to BlueWater Express Safaris where you can find everything you need to get to you to the beautiful Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air) and to the main island of Lombok in speed, comfort, and safety. Click here for full details of: Schedules, Routes and Rates. Blue Water Safaris Phone: +62 (361) 8951082, +62 (361) 8413421, Mobile: +62 8133 841 8988 Fax: +62 (361) 8951084 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.bwsbali.com
Bali Sports Fishing Cruises – Benoa Harbor Many tourists visiting Bali want to head off for a day’s sports fishing, there are now many charter operators with modern safe boats that will take you out to the many reefs for either a full or half day’s fishing charter. For detailed information regarding Sports Fishing in Bali GO HERE
Bali White Water Rafting - Gianyar Bali White Water Rafting is one of Baliâ€™s most favorite tourist activities. Bali has many spectacular rivers, two of the best rivers for rafting are the Ayung River in the Ubud area and the Telaga Waja River in the Klungkung area. Bali White Water Rafting Package Include : Air Conditioned vehicle transfer from and to your hotel, Hot Buffet Lunch Professional Guide, International Standard Equipment, Waterproof bag, Shower & Change Room, Insurance.
Rates: Ayung River: Adults: US$45 Child: US$30 Telaga Waja: Adults: US$50 Child: US$30 To book a White Water Rafting experience GO HERE Bali Odyssey Submarine Tour - Labuan Amuk Bay (near Candidasa) Once the private realm of divers and scientists such as Jacques Cousteau, the exotic undersea world can now be experienced by people of all ages and physical condition, in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Battery-powered so as to pose no threat to the fragile marine environment, this undersea excursion craft can carry 36 passengers in air-conditioned comfort to depths as great as 150 feet. You will be able to look out and see rarely visited reefs and wide variety colored marine creatures at our famous Bali dive site. Safety is assured in this highly sophisticated vessel, your voyage to the bottom of the sea will be smooth and effortless, as your pilot and co-pilot guide you on an adventure that will stay with you forever. Submarine Safaris Asia, Ltd Jl. Raya Kuta No. 9X Kuta Bali 80361, Indonesia Telp : +62-361-759777, 759888 Fax : +62-361-768333 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Web : www.submarine-bali.com Waterbom Fun Park - Kuta Waterbom Bali is home to more than 17 world class waterslides and leisure facilities for all ages. Located in the heart of Kuta, Waterbom Bali is literally an oasis surrounded by tropical Bali gardens. These exciting and adrenaline pumping water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for all.. RATES: SINGLE DAY: Adult: US$ 26, Child: US$ 16 (2-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult) Waterbom Bali Jln. Kartika Plaza, Kuta Bali Indonesia Ph: +62 361 755676 Fax: +62 361 753517 Web: http://www.waterbom-bali.com/ Bali Marine Walk â€“ Lembongan Island Bali Marine Walk uses a helmet that allows the wearer to stay underwater by just putting it over head. The helmet is connected to the scuba tanks by air hose that supplies it with air. The interior of the helmet is designed with a defogging mechanism that prevents the front window from fogging up giving you a clear view. The helmet is also fitted with a vent which continuously exhausts unneeded air from the helmet. Guest wearing helmet descend a ladder to the ocean floor where they can walk and experience the underwater world. Guest remain underwater for 15 minutes. The time was determined as the safest length of time for guests who have never been underwater before. Marine Walk also has operations in Hawaii, Japan & Malaysia. What to Bring/Wear: - Swimsuit - Sunscreen - Change clothing. Office: Jl. Bay Pass Ngurah Rai, Sanur 2nd Floor, Dunkin' Donuts Building Denpasar-Bali Indonesia 80227 Phone: +62 361 282654 / 8080282 Fax: +62 361 282654 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.bali-marinewalk.com
Rip Curl School Of Surf - Legian Since opening in 1998 on Double Six beach in Seminyak, Bali, the school has taught more than 40,000 students and gained a reputation as a world leader in the surf school industry. The Rip Curl School of Surf offers surf lessons from three locations in Bali, Indonesia. Surf lessons cover everything from beginner basic skills in paddling and turning, to reef surfing and advanced maneuvers. Extreme tuition levels include tow-in and preparations for competition level surfing, including the Rip Curl team riders. If you are interested in the sport of surfing and want to find out information on learning to surf, surf reports, surf videos, surfing equipment. surfboards and accessories you are at the right place.
Jl. Arjuna (Double Six), Kuta, Bali Indonesia Phone: (+62 361) 735858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ripcurlschoolofsurf.com
CYCLING - HIKING - TREKKING Bali Mountain Biking – Ubud & Kintamani The Bali Bintang “Downhill” Cycling Tour is organized by a number of professional tour guides.. All cycles are very well maintained, clean and always in top form. Biking downhill is exhilarating and a great way to experience Bali. Rates: 350,000Rp : Adults - 250,000Rp : Child (under 12yrs) Jl. Raya Tampak Siring, Br. Guliang, Desa Pejeng Gianyar Bali 80552, Indonesia Ph: +62 812 3912883 Email: email@example.com Web: http://balibintangtour.com/
Bali “Off Course” - Walking Tours – Ubud Get the “feel of Bali”, on foot. A carefully selected walking course of about 3 hours, through charming villages, with those gorgeous rice fields in between…..Your guide will be happy to explain about rural life in Bali, including the famous “Subak” irrigation system and the time-honored way of growing rice. You may also get some historical background, if that’s what you like. A lovely way to get a bit tired, then to sit down and enjoy a tasty lunch, just to round it all off. “On foot is a great way to see, feel, walk and taste Bali” Dusun / Banjar Laplapan, Ubud, Bali – Indonesia 80571 Phone: +62 361 3699003 Fax: +62 812 395 1947 Mob: +62 817 475 3020 Web: http://www.balioffcourse.com
COOKING CLASSES Bamboo Shoots Cooking School - Sanur The cooking school is part of the Sanur Beach Villas Group and located at Mertasari Beach in southern Sanur. Learn to cook traditional Indonesian and Balinese dishes by your hosts Irma, Dewi and Watie who will guide you step by step along the way. The program starts with the ladies taking you on a short trip to the local market, here you will purchase all the fresh produce you will need for each dish then its back to the school and on with the aprons . Afterwards the group will have lunch by the hotel pool and enjoy the dishes prepared on the day (and a few cold drinks). . Bamboo Shoots Cooking School (Sanur Beach Villas Group) Jalan Turta Empul 2, Mertasari Sanur, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 812 37728574 (Irma) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.bambooshootsbali.com
Casa Luna Cooking School - Ubud Join Janet De Neefe, author of the best-selling memoir, Fragrant Rice, and her cooking team, as they take you on a Balinese culinary-cultural adventure. Listed as ‘amongst the world’s best cooking schools’ in The Australian newspaper, Janet has been teaching Balinese cooking since 1987. Honeymoon Guesthouse Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali Indonesia 80571 Phone: +62 361 973 282 Fax: +62 361 973 282 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.casalunabali.com Paon Bali Cooking Class – Ubud Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilising traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. Your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions. Upon your return to Laplapan village, you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa, who will help you to discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes. Laplapan Village Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesia Phone: +62 81 337 939095 Web: http://www.paon-bali.com/
The Workshop - Mozaic Cooking School - Ubud The Workshop is a modern and unique culinary school venue for groups and individuals. Designed as a cooking school for recreation classes The Workshop is a place for culinary arts development and culinary exchange, training and development. Recreational classes for tourists visiting Bali, concentrate on the art of discovering the freshest Balinese ingredients and applying the philosophy of Mozaic through cooking techniques of Modern French cuisine. Open everyday with full day or half day courses. Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar - Bali Indonesia Phone / Fax: +62 361 975768 Website. www.mozaic-bali.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSEUMS – ART – CULTURE Bali Shell Museum - Kuta Since childhood Mr. Stephen (the owner) has been interested in sea shells, and during those years he started collecting them. Stephen travels all over the world to add to the museums collection. Bali Shell Museum is also affiliated with other shells museums in Thailand, Japan, and the USA. SUNSET ROAD 819 KUTA 80361 – BALI INDONESIA Phone: +62 361 752932 Fax: +62 361 752881 Email: email@example.com
The Beatles Cavern / Beatles Museum - Sanur Bali is the last place you’d expect to find a tribute museum dedicated to the 60/70’s band The Beatles. The Cavern Club is a rock n roll club in Liverpool, England. The venue was made world famous when on February 21, 1961, when the band made their first appearance at the club. Now Bali can boast its own "Cavern Bar", situated at the Sekuta Condo Suites, Jln Sekuta – Sanur. Relax and enjoy a cool drink in the air conditioned “Cavern Bar”, and view the extensive range of “Beatles” memorabilia or get you photo taken with life sized models of The Beatles. "The Cavern" Bar, Sekuta Condo Suites, Jln Sekuta No. 12, SANUR Phone: +62 361 289 263 Fax: + 62361286723 Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.balipvbgroup.com/product-detail.html?id=78 Wood Carving Artworks - Ubud Gianyar and Ubud in Bali are renowned for their beautiful woodcarvings. There are many galleries where you can admire and buy wood carvings. One such gallery is the family operated “Indah Galeri” in Gianyar near Ubud. Here you can see the artisans with their crude and ancient tools at work. It is amazing how many hours they are engaged in their art and what such low prices they ask for them. If you come to Bali then this is a woodcarving gallery well worth the visit
Artshop: Indah Galeri Jalan Raya Sakah, Cangi (near Ubud) Gianyar Bali - Indonesia © Copyright: This guide printed or electronic is the copyright of MyBaliGuide.com, duplication and/or copying without permission is prohibited.
Bali Agung Theatre (Bali Safari & Marine Park) - Gianyar Bali Agung Theatre is a mega-stage theatrical complex with a 1200 seating capacity. It is fully equipped with advanced multi-media technology and state-of-art sound and lighting systems. The entrance features the island’s tallest 8-metre high Ganesha statue, the God of science and knowledge. Bali Theatre is not just a theatre – it is one of the biggest Performing Art Stages in Bali, the first with a world class show where 150 acclaimed dancers as well as musicians and puppet masters perform together with an array of exotic animals – all in one indoor mega- stage, Bali Theatre in the Park. Bali Theatre is located in the heart of Bali Safari Marine Park, Gianyar Bali. Well trained elephants open the show only a few metres from the audience seats. Other animals to follow include tigers, camels, pythons, eagles and a lot of other exotic birds on stage during the performance. Jl. Bypass Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra. Km. 19.8 Gianyar, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 361 751 300 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.balitheatre.com
The Blanco Renaissance Museum - Ubud Artist Don Antonio Blanco claims roots in Catalonia, Spain, but he was actually born in Manila, The Philippines in 1911 (or 1912). He lived for a while in Florida and California, and graduated from the National Academy of Art in New York. Like many artists before him, he felt the call of the tropics and traveled to Hawaii, Japan and Cambodia before eventually ending up in Bali in 1952. He married a famous Balinese dancer named Ni Rondji in 1953. The King of Ubud granted the artist two hectares of land above the river, where he built his home and museum. Blanco passed away in 1999, but his family continues to live and work in the compound. In addition to the main museum building, there are extensive gardens with a number of birds (caged and free) scattered about. The artist's studio - still used by his son Mario - as well as the public spaces of the main house is available for viewing. A small shop near the family temple carries some fantastic jewelry designed by one of Blanco's daughters. The museum is open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the grounds and museum is 50,000 Rupiah (6.00 USD). The Blanco Renaissance Museum Campuan, Ubud Bali - Indonesia Phone. +62 361-975502 Fax. +62 361-975551 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.blancomuseum.com Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park – Ungasan Designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta, one of Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptor, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue or GWK and its pedestal building will be standing 150 meters tall with its wings span 64 meters across. Made from more than 4000 tons of copper and brass, the statue is picturing Lord Wisnu, as the source of wisdom, riding on the back of the mythical bird Garuda. The statue and its pedestal will be surrounded by more than 240 hectares cultural park which was once an abandoned and unproductive limestone quarry. The cultural park will provide attractions for both local and foreign visitors with supporting facilities such as Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, as well as Jendela Bali The Panoramic Restaurant and souvenir shop. GWK Cultural Park is intended to educate, especially the young generations about the importance of preserving and cultivating Bali’s cultural heritage. Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan Badung 80364 PO BOX 139 Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia Phone : +62 361 703 603 Fax : +62 361 703 626 E-mail : email@example.com Web: http://gwk-culturalpark.com Luwak Coffee & Cocoa Plantation - Ubud Kopi (Coffee) Luwak is the most expensive and rare coffee in the world and only 500 to 700 Kg of the coffee is produced per year selling for between US$ 100 and US$ 600 per pound. Luwak is a local name of the Asian palm civet (similar to a squirrel) in Sumatra. Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, then passed through its digestive tract. The beans are washed out and given only a medium/light roast so as not to destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process. Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee, is very special for coffee lovers. This Coffee is very popular, even it ever been reported in Oprah Winfrey Show TV program. The beans are sold by weight mainly in Japan and the United States and served in Southeast Asian coffeehouses by the cup. Take in a tour at the Bali Agro Wisata Plantation and see how Kopi Luwak and Cocoa, Vanilla, Ginger and Tea is grown, harvested and produced. Try a sample and/or buy some packaged to take back home. Contact: Gede Mertayasa Phone : +62 361 2162343 Mobile : +62 817569542 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website : http://www.balikopiluwak.net Blog: http://balikopiluwak.wordpress.com © Copyright: This guide printed or electronic is the copyright of MyBaliGuide.com, duplication and/or copying without permission is prohibited.
Eggshell Painting - Sanur Dewa Made ADA is one of the great artists of Bali. You can see him in Sanur on the beach side near hotel Respati. He painted on wooden eggs without any example the most beautiful Ramayana figures, birds and Indonesia's natural beauty. Although Dewa works hard at his art he sells just enough to feed his family. When you come to Bali and walk along the beach of Sanur please visit Dewa. Contact: Dewa Made Ada (Artist) Artshop: Sanur Beach Pathway (near Hotel Respati) Jalan Pantai Sanur Beach - Bali
Eggshell Painting - Ubud Painting since the age of 12, artist Ketut Wikarta began by painting on paper, but taken from a suggestion by a foreign tourist he began experimenting with painting on eggshells. His art has become increasingly popular and now exhibits his unique art at The Royal Pita Maha Hotel in Ubud, where he also teaches painting on eggshells. If you are interested in learning how to paint eggs for decoration and art please call Ketut on the numbers below. Contact: Ketut Wikarta (Artist) Br. Dauhuma, Bitera, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Artshop: Hamlet Semana, Singakerta, Ubud-Bali (opposite Villa Semana) Phone: +62 361-945529 Mobile: +62 81338603541 Web: http://iketutwikarta.blogspot.com/ Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) - Ubud Cultural events and fine arts come together in this museum. The Agung Rai Museum of Art houses a remarkable private collection of works by Balinese, Javanese and foreign artists. Situated in Peliatan, Ubud, Bali, the Museum was officially opened on the 9th of June, 1996. Pengosekan Road Ubud, Bali Indonesia Phone: +62 361 974228 Fax: +62 361 974 229 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.nusantara.com/arma/
Museum Puri Lukisan - Ubud When the high quality of Balinese art became worldly recognized, more and more Balinese artworks disappeared to other parts of Indonesia and foreign countries. Thus, the fear among the Balinese people, and also Rudolf Bonnet (a Dutch painter, 1895-1978), raised that the most precious art would be lost forever and would never come back to its origin. Another need among the artists was to improve their skills without losing their own identity as Balinese artists. In 1954 a foundation stone-laying ceremony was performed by the then Prime Minister Ali Sastroamidjoyo. The name of museum would be called â€œPuri Lukisan" (palace of painting). The collection started with a donation of paintings from Rudolf Bonnet, eventually more followed. Museum Puri Lukisan shows with its collection of paintings and woodcarvings the important developments of Balinese arts which is unique and priceless. Nowadays within the rapid changes in the art world the museum is active in organizing exhibitions of local artists. Yayasan Ratna Wartha Ubud, Bali Indonesia Phone: Fax: +62 361 975136 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.mpl-ubud.com/ ÂŠ Copyright: This guide printed or electronic is the copyright of MyBaliGuide.com, duplication and/or copying without permission is prohibited.
Museum Pasifika - Nusa Dua Museum Pasifika, located in Nusa Dua, Bali, was established as a permanent institution to showcase these styles and forms for all humanity to study and enjoy. With over 600 works on permanent display, the museum is an important complement to the scores of public museums in Bali and the region. Each of the eleven pavilions is represented: Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Indo-European, Exhibition, Indochina, Polynesian, Pacific, Tapa and Asian, with engaging and insightful articles by some of the world's leading art experts. Museum Pasifika: Selected Artwork of Asia Pacific is a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage of the region and for all interested in the fascinating region we know as Asia. Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Nusa Dua 80363, Bali Phone: +62 361 774935 Fax: +62 361 774559 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.museum-pasifika.com
Museum Neka - Ubud The Neka Art Museum was opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and expats who have lived here and influenced local artists. Neka Art Museum Ubud Bali, is more than just collection of fine art inspired by natural beauty, people, and culture of Bali. Raya Campuhan St. Kedewatan Village, Ubud Gianyar Bali 80571 Ph: +62 361 975074 Fax: +62 361 97563 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.museumneka.com Bali Art Centre - Denpasar Taman Budaya or Bali Art Center is the culture building complex with the best style of Balinese traditional architecture. It is featuring the good lay-out building of amphitheater to be a place/hall of show performance purpose. Bali Art Centre Jl. Nusa Indah, Abian Kapas Denpasar, Bali Indonesia Ph: +62 361 227176 Fax: +62 361 237443
EXPLORE BALI’S BEACHES Kuta Beach – Bali’s World Famous Beach No visit to Bali would be complete without a visit to the world famous Kuta Beach. Grab a bargain from the beach sellers or enjoy an icy cold beer from one of the many beach “bars” under the trees and enjoy the sunset that Kuta is renown.
Petitenget Beach There is a temple at this beach called 'Pura Petitenget' that's why this beach is called Petitenget. With grey sand, Petitenget Beach looks very mysterious, tourists rarely come to this beach only the local people come for swimming or playing. In the evenings you watch a spectacular beautiful sunset at Petitenget Beach.
Tuban Beach Tuban Beach is just five minutes from the airport and from the famous Legian Street. It has white sand and surrounded by five Star hotels between Kuta and the airport. It's safe to swim here, as the hotels' lifeguards will put up flags if there are any rips. This is a good place to grab a deck chair and a good book and enjoying the beautiful sunset. Double Six Beach There are so many expatriates and residents coming to this beach. Normally they swim, sunbathe, play football or just relax and order some drinks at the restaurants around this white sand beach. At this area, there are some restaurants, bars and clubs, where people can dance until daybreak.
Sanur Beach â€“ Where the ex-Pats Choose To Live . Bali's first beach resort, Sanur is a place of remarkable contrasts. Sanur is a modern and prosperous community, and host to many high class hotels and restaurants. When the Dutch invaded Bali in 1906, it was in Sanur that they landed. These days however Sanur is home to the many ex-pats that call this place of Bali their home. Sanur is famous for its beach but is getting even more famous for its lay back lifestyle and the hundreds of superb restaurants in the area. Padang Padang Beach Just down the road from Uluwatu is Padang-Padang, which is another enchanting beach nestled into a pocket of lava-rocks, with an entrance to the beach though a cave crevice. This small cove offers famous world-class waves that attract surfers from all over the world. The water is also safe for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is small but the setting is enchanting and memorable, and like Uluwatu has warungs for drinks and snacks.
Kedonganan Beach It's about 3 kilometers, (around 10 minutes) from the Ngurah Rai airport. Kedonganan is a quiet fishing village, where you can visit a traditional fish market and see a 'Jukung', the traditional fishing boat hauling in their catch of fresh fish on the beach. Here, you can order the seafood grilled at a seafood restaurant along the beach while you watch the sun go down.
Down the Peninsula from Padang-Padang, this long stretch of white-sand beach is free of warungs and people, and still maintaining its original natural make-up of flora along the towering cliffs. Unfortunately, at high tide the beach all but disappears under the waves, and for this reason Impossibles is not an ideal place for relaxing on the sand, although it is a great setting for a seaside walk at low tide. Swimming is not advised here, and the waves are for experienced surfers only, as they break over reef.
Matahari Terbit (Sunrise) Beach It is just 5 minutes from the beautiful Sanur Beach. It is black sandy beach with most of local people come here in the early morning to watch the sunrise and see the Mount Agung
Uluwatu – One of Bali’s Best Surf Breaks Uluwatu is perched above the cliffs on the island's southern peninsula. It is home to one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali. More recently Uluwatu has become famous for its challenging surf break and the spectacular views from the Warungs (restaurants) perched up on the cliff.
Padang Galak Beach The white sandy beach, is a popular place for surfing, includes the warung and accommodations. In the morning, you can see the beauty of the sunrise, also the Mount Agung can be seen from this beach. And in the middle of the year, The Bali Kite Festival is always held at this beach.
Tulamben Beach The lava floods and rolling of huge volcanic stones dragged the shipwreck of Liberty to the depth of 30 meters above sea level and fragmented into to parts. This shipwreck then became home to hundreds of species of coral fish and shrimp. That's why Tulamben is more quiet but more popular for diving and snorkeling.
Sindhu Beach – Sanur
Sindhu Beach and its neighbor share a huge lagoon which is protected by a circling reef. The lagoon isn’t buffeted by large waves and is therefore ideal for water sports like Kite surfing, Parasailing and Windsurfing. There is a paved walkway that stretches approx 7 klms from Mertasari Beach in Sanur’s south all the way north u to the Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel and along the way there are literally hundreds of shops, warungs, bars and restaurants.
Nusa Lembongan Beach
In Balinese, Lembongan means mushroom. Nusa Lembongan is one of the most popular destinations for cruising and sailing. The pristine white sandy beaches with aquamarine bays are brimming with colorful sea life, so diving and snorkeling are also very popular sports in Nusa Lembongan. One can also enjoy the glass bottomed boat rides. With the backdrop of Mount Agung, Nusa Lembongan has spectacular scenery and offers unforgettable adventures.
Nusa Penida Beach Nusa Penida offers fine swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sunbathing, also dramatic walks, unspoilt scenery, deep caves, and delightful friendly villagers. Nusa Penida is the most gorgeous dive place in Bali with a vast spread of coral reefs and rich with color and fish. Most visitors stay in Jungut Batu on Nusa Lembongan and come over to Nusa Penida island on day trips.
Tanah Lot Beach Located at the Tabanan, Bali 's southwestern coast, Tanah Lot is famous as the place of holiest temples on the island and the sunset above the Indian Ocean. With the black sand, Tanah Lot Beach is not recommended for swimming or surfing for the beginners but it's great for horse riding and watching the spectacular sunset above the Indian Ocean.
Echo Beach â€“ Canggu
Echo Beach isn't a swimming or relaxation beach, but has a world reputation as a great surfing beach break. The beach is rocky and the sand is black (volcanic). The surfing attracts crowds of surfers and watchers, and it is enjoyable to watch the action from the seawall while enjoying the cuisine from The Beach House Restaurant and other beachside warungs. The road to Echo beach has only recently been upgraded and resurfaced to cater for the International quality construction there at present.
Lebih Beach The black sand of Lebih Beach is contrasted against the blue ocean backdrop. There are various water sports or sailing on the 'Jukung' the traditional boats can be done at this beach. On the black sand, you can have picnic with your friends or family and enjoy the grilled sea food.
Geger Beach â€“ Baliâ€™s Hidden Secret Geger Beach is Bali's Hidden Paradise. Geger Beach is a quiet beach ideal for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing until the sun goes down.
Nyang Nyang Beach Nyang Nyang Beach is known for its white sandy beach and its perfect waves for surfing. It is located at the western part of Bukit Peninsula, facing the vast Indian Ocean. This deserted surfing beach offers the complete privacy and satisfaction for visitors or surfers.
Medewi beach is a small resort in the southeast of Jembrana. It is located midway between Gilimanuk and Denpasar, just off the main road in Airsatang. The beach is perfect for surfing because the waves vary from 3m to 7m high. Small black stones are spread over the black sandy beach, giving a remarkable scene at sunset.
Labuan Sait Beach Labuan Sait Beach is located a few km north of Uluwatu Temple, facing the vast Indian Ocean. From the parking lot, visitors have to walk through 60m long coral reef tunnel to this beautiful beach of Labuan Sait.
Lovina Beach Lovina Beach is located approximately 10km west of Singaraja. Its black sandy beach is beautiful at sunrise and a wonderful place for swimming. There is no surfing, but plenty of coral areas for snorkeling and diving. It is also a good place for watching dolphins offshore in early morning. This area is very tranquil with the life of the village that is peaceful.
A few hundred meters up from Bingin is Dreamland, which overlooks every other Bukit beach all the way to Uluwatu. Because of its beauty, white sand and cliff outcroppings, it has become the chic beach of the day, and it is usually fairly busy with tourists, and quite a number of warungs and small bungalows have been built in the area. It is a great beach for swimming and surfing, as it offers a sandbottom break, but often has a strong rip current.
Suluban Beach The beach is located a few km north of Uluwatu, close to Bingin surfing beach and Labuan Sait. 'Suluban' derives from Balinese word which means 'walking or passing under something'. The beach was named Suluban, because the visitors have to pass through the coral reef cave before reaching its wide sandy beach. The sea water is crystal clear, and its large waves make it the most well-known surfing beach among the world-wide surfers.
Amed Beach – Simply Beautiful On Bali’s East Coast Amed is actually made up of a string of smaller villages located on a 10km road in the Karangasem province. It starts with the village Amed in the north followed by Congkang, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. Amed is a quiet fishing village with stunning ocean views and is truly a place that you must visit. Amed is arguably the best place to go scuba diving in Bali, and travelers come here to marvel at the diverse sea life. Besides diving and snorkling the main activity is just relaxing far away from the tourist crowds in the south. As mentioned the Amed area offers stunning ocean vistas with headland after headland offering amazing ocean views of turquoise crystal clear water.
Pemuteran Beach Pemuteran Beach is located in Pemuteran Village in Bali’s north west. The beach has so many beautiful fishes, turtles and other marine and submarine habitats and coral reefs. There is also turtle conservation nearby. This peaceful place is ideal for natural excursion activities such as tramping at the National Park, swimming, snorkeling and diving.
Padang Bai Beach Padang Bai, a picturesque bay surrounded by majestic cliffs and hills, is a perfect escape at the east of Bali. It is famous for its pure white sandy beach and lovely harbor scenery as a transit harbor to Nusa Penida and Lombok Island.
Candi Dasa Beach Candi Dasa is the gateway to east Bali. The beach has been mostly washed away due to the heavy coral picking. This has now been stopped and tidal walls have been erected in an effort to restore the beach. Slowly the coral is returning, Candi Dasa now has become a popular tourist destination. Unfortunately the beach is not suitable for swimming.
TEMPLES - NATURAL ATTRACTIONS Git Git Waterfall - Singaraja Git Git Waterfall is a beautiful tourist destination in north part of Bali. Git Git waterfall is located in the plateau area with the height about 35 meters and it is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. There are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from this waterfall. Git Git Waterfall is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali which is located in Git Git countryside, Sukasada sub district and about 10 Km from Singaraja Town or about 70 Km from Denpasar. Banjar Hot Springs – Lovina The Brahmavihara Arama in Banjar is Bali's only Buddhist monastery. The monastery is around four km up an obvious turn-off from the main road. Continue on along the road past the monastery, and winding further up into the hills, you'll be rewarded with the steaming Air Panans Banjar, or the Hot Springs of Banjar, not far from the monastery. These hot springs are beautifully landscaped with lush tropical plants. If you decide to stay for lunch there is an excellent restaurant (Komala Tirta) at the hotel on the left just before the entrance to the springs Mt. Batur / Kintamani – Kintamani Kintamani is one of the most favored tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of Mount Batur and its beautiful crater lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake. Mount Batur has erupted about 24 times since the year 1800 and is still active up to now. Total residents in this area is about 15,000 mostly farmers, local merchants, or work in tourism. There are many restaurants round the rim of the volcano crater and tourists flock to these for lunch and spectacular photo opportunities of the mountain and lake below. Elephant Cave (Gua Gajah) - Ubud Visit Gua Gajah (the Elephant Cave) which is located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km from Denpasar town. This cave is built at crevasse edge next to the Pangkung River , where the irrigation is mixed with the Petanu River flow. The federation area of the two rivers is called Campuhan. Since it is appointed as tourist destination, Gua Gajah is visited by many tourist everyday due to it is strategically located on the main road from Ubud – Kintamani. There is a pool (Patirthaan) as a place to take holy Tirtha water for Hindu ceremony which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. Pura Besakih - Ubud
Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It has a beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama to the ocean. This temple is visited by many tourists from all over the world. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side of Mount Agung, the biggest mountain in Bali and because it is built next to Mount Agung it is considered holiest and highest temple or “Mother Temple” in Bali.
Puri Saren Palace – Ubud Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) is an Ubud Kingdom Palace with beautiful Balinese traditional houses as a residence of Ubud King. It is set in the center of Ubud Bali with traditional art market just in front of it and it is founded by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel who commanded from year 1800 - 1823. This palace is an artistic cultural life center, while the traditional market is the symbol of the local economy. The Puri Saren palace is equipped with a Wantilan/auditorium that is a large building or meeting room and a banyan tree as shelter at daytime. Tirta Gangga Water Palace – Candidasa area
Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with huge water fountains and ponds located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in the east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem. Before this park was built, there was a big spring found in the area which the local society believe that this water comes from the holy spring therefore they call this place Embukan meaning wellspring. According to legend this wellspring functioned as a bath place for the gods and also was used as drinking water for the local community. Pura Tanah Lot - Canggu Tanah Lot Temple is located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km on south side of Tabanan township. The temple is built on a rock 3 acres in size and reachable only at low tide. This temple is very famous among tourist visiting Bali with spectacular views at sunset. The word Tanah Lot consists of two words that are Tanah interpreted as a reef or isle and Lot or Lod meaning the sea, so Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. Ulun Danu Beretan - Bratan Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti sub district Tabanan regency. The distance from Denpasar is about 50 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it and hills as a backdrop. We can find at north side of this temple is Pucak Sangkur mount, in the eastside there is Beratan Mount which also referred as Pucak Mangu or Pucak Pangelengan, in the south side there is Terate Bang Mount and in the Westside there is Tapak Mount and Watukaru Mount. The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. Uluwatu Temple â€“ Uluwatu Uluwatu Temple is a Hindu temple set on the cliff bank in south part of Bali Peninsula. It is one of Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples), located in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or about 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town. It is situated on the coral reef sordid to sea about 80 meters above the sea level. It is featured by a small dry forest which is mostly called by Alas Kekeran (interdict forest) which is belong to the temple and dwelt by a lot of monkeys and other animal. Name of Uluwatu was come from the word Ulu meaning the head and Watu meaning stone. Therefore Uluwatu Temple mean the temple built in tip of coral reef. Taman Ayun Temple - Mengwi Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Kebo Edan Temple â€“ Ubud Pura Kebo Edan is near Goa Gajah in the east of Ubud suburbs. It is said that this temple was built by Javanese in about the 12th century. Kebo means "buffalo" in a Bali language, and Edan means "It goes mad" in an Indonesian language. It is an unusual temple where two languages were used. This temple has the statue of danced Pejeng Giant with four penises. And, two buffaloes' statues sit on the both sides. The feature of the statue has four penises, twines round one of feet the snake, and the other foot tramples the person. The statue is as much as 12 feet in height, and has been built 700 years ago.
GOLFING IN BALI There are five (5) major golf courses available on the island and four (4) of them are located near the major tourist resorts in the southern part of the island. The other one is found in the mountains in Central-Bali. 18 hole course fees vary from US$79 for 2 x 9 holes at the Bali Beach course in Sanur to US$180 for 18 holes at the breathtaking Greg Norman designed Nirwana ocean view golf course at Tanah Lot near Canggu.
These are Bali’s Golf Course Details: Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club Bali Handara Kosaido Bedugal Bali – Indonesia Phone: +62 362 3422646 Fax: +62 362) 3423048 Email : email@example.com Web: http://www.balihandarakosaido.com Rates: Staying Guest: US$85 Visitor: US$150
Balibeach Golf Course Jln Hang Tuah#58, Sanur, Bali – Indonesia (Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel) Phone: +62 361 287733 Fax: +62 361285488 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.balibeachgolfcourse.com Rates: 9 Hole: US$63 - 18 Hole: US$79
Golf & Country Club Nusa Dua Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, 80363, Bali, Indonesia Tel: +62 (361) 771 791 Fax: +62 (361) 771 797 Email: email@example.com Web: www.baligolfandcountryclub.com Rates: 18 Hole: US$165
New Kuta Golf Course Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort Pecatu – Jimbaran, Badung 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone: + 62 361 8481 333 Fax : +62 361 8481 400 / 331 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.newkutagolf.com Rates: 18 Hole: US$170 Nirwana Golf Club Jl. Raya Tanah Lot, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali - Indonesia Tel : + 62 361 815 960 Fax : + 62 361 815 961-2 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.nirwanabaligolf.com Rates: 9 Holes: US$125 - 18 Holes: US$180
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