What to do in Eastern of Bali
From beaches to mountains and temples to lakes, Bali has everything one needs for an exotic holiday. Exploring the island will surely leave a memorable experience in your travel diary. If you think the island only provide a tourist attraction in hustle and bustle south, you probably wrong. Here are things you can do in Eastern part of Bali.
Tulamben Dive Sites
Tulamben is a village well-known for its diving spot with the corpse of a giant United States Army cargo ship called the USAT Liberty became the attraction among the divers. The armed cargo ship, served as a supply ship during World War II, before being torpedoed by Japanese submarine. It now lies on a black sand shelf that slopes from about 6m way down to 30m and become one of the most popular dive sites in Bali. The 120m long shipwreck is just 10 meters off the shore. It has been sitting underwater for several decades and is now covered by a striking array of coral. A broad range of marine life live there.
Amed Dives Site
Blessed with a long stretch of coastline in east Bali, Amed has managed to retain its local and rural feel. Amed being the best salt producers on the island, with the salt made here being exported overseas, however the diving has also reached an international market with myriad of dive sites each with their own different highlights. Diving at Amed Ghost Bay, if you’re lucky, you can find many types of ghost pipefish, leaf scorpion fish, many stone fish, stargazers, and look for various shrimp including skeleton shrimp.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Sitting in a panorama of rice fields and fringed by jade green hills, this Karangasem royal family’s water palace was built to host welcome foreign dignitaries. As picturesque as it was, Tirta Gangga is still frequented by many today as a tourism site that offers breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Nestled in Candidasa, which means “ten children”, the shrine is dedicated to Bali’s goddess of fertility and is where the Balinese Hindus come to pray when they want to be blessed with many children.
Saturday 07 December 2019
What to Know Before We Go to Bali
Before we arrive, ensure to know the uniqueles of The Island of Gods. Here, we try to give some information that essential. A small things with tremendous impact for the best getaway such as a wide range of transportation, must-try local cuisine and several tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali.
1. Rent A Scooter
Bestowed with the enchanting of nature, Bali is full with mesmerizing place like no other. From lush greenery jungle in the northern, and pristine beach in the southernmost. Nonetheless, it is not easy to find a public transportation in Bali, whether it was limited and many places are unreachable with such a public transportation. That’s why rent a scooter is recommended one and that will be beneficial as we can go anywhere with flexibility. Just keep in mind that Indonesia using left track and bring also international driving license while driving. The price for rent a scooter might be varied and approximately IDR 80 thousand or around US$ 6-7 per day. The price may be getting cheaper for weekly and monthly rent. As easy as getting the accommodation, we could rent a scooter in hotel, villa and nearby.
2. Get Local Sim Cards
As soon as we arrived we might feel terrible without phone and internet access. Just stay calm as Indonesia is one of the modest price country for phone and internet services. But, avoid to get the Sim Cards in the airport as it slightly more expensive. On a way to accommodation, try to find authorized Sim Cards center such as Telkomsel, Indosat, XL and 3 for best price and services either on supermarket nor recognized shop.
3. Taste Some Delicious Indonesian Food
Bali has always been known as The Island of Paradise that encompass natural beauty and culinary activity. Here, we can get glorious food, rich of nutrition, which part of the culture in the past and present. Try a Babi Guling, a roasted pig that became one of the most quintessential dining experience for Balinese. In the past, a Babi Guling feast was usually reserved for big rite of passage celebrations such as wedding and funerals. Today, the delicious taste of Babi guling is already spread out and because of mass tourism, it is become must-try food while staying in Bali. Another options is Ayam Betutu, a steamed chicken mixed with red chilli peppers, onion slices, coconut oil and anothers condiment. Similar to Baby Guling, we can easily find it in luxury hotels and local restaurants.
4. Get Experience of Floating Breakfast at Private Villa
It is unclear since when floating breakfast has been discovered but this morning routine are keep popping up. Above all, there are some villas that become a trendsetter of floating breakfast that gone viral, such as Ini Vie Villa in Legian. Unlike any other villas, Ini Vie is architecturally designed as romantic villa with all aspects of modern living and facilities. Everything was so nicely presented including the floating breakfast to pampering the visitors. The floating breakfast that consist of bread, local or western cuisine, hot beverage are served on the floating tray.
5. Download A Handy Mobile Application
Either of Go-Jek or Uber are imperative mobile application that we must have while staying in Bali. We can order an online transportation, order some meal and stuffs and even a massage services just in one touch. It was handy and so instrumental. Oftentimes we’ll stuck in the traffic congestion in Bali and online transportation were beneficial. All that we need to do just in one click. Order for transportation, wait and sit as the driver take us to the place we want. No need to worry of lost. These application also complemented with e-money so that we can chain on several mini market and supermarket by only scanning the bar.
Monday 29 April 2019
Bali as the Fifth Best Destinations in the World
Bali has selected as the fifth best destination in the world by TripAdvisor- travelers choice awards recently. Of course we are grateful to hear that and for those who are now living for a vacation, congratulation, we are part of the beauty of Bali. Let’s keep the island clean and nurturing the culture and environment. The Island of God offers an array of beautiful spots that we can visit. There are mouthwatering dishes on every corner of the street from the most renowned restaurants to the street food, natural parks, legendary beaches, historic sites, clubs and coffee shops that will spoil us. All of these fabulous spot bestowed to Bali and attracted more and more people to come. There are 7176 things to do listed by TripAdvisor, but the top three will bring us to a whole a new level as it were the most visited place recently.
1. Kelingking Beach
Kelingking is one of the best beaches in Indonesia. It has breathtaking view like no other so that the reputation of this beach soaring rapidly. If we want to go to this jaw-dropped place, we need to go to the port nearby as this beach located in Nusa Penida Island in the southeastern of Bali and about 45 minutes by fast boat. It has long been known that Nusa Penida has a lot of beach and not too many people around there and Kelingking is one of the most renowned by getting crowded with tourist each day as its stunning location. Kelingking is a cliff with the sandy beach below. Many people are stumbled when they try to get the “perfect shot” on the top of cliff. Queues of people even lining up to get the best picture in the way of the actual pathway and it is worth.
2. Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as one of the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is located in Sawan, Buleleng Regency, a highland that has so many waterfall and lush jungle. To see Sekumpul Waterfall closely, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, we have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road and hundreds of stairs followed by across the river. It takes about 30 minutes to walk before finally we’ll hear the roar of waterfall and see the vertical drops of water comes in three ways that showcasing breathtaking view.
3. Luhur Batukaru Temple
Located in Penebel, Tabanan Regency, Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key attractions and a site of pilgrimage for Hindu Balinese. The Pura Luhur Batukaru lies in 1,300 meters above the sea level, on the slopes of Mount Batukaru and often misty. All around the Batukaru temple we'll find a garden of flowering frangipani, with a gigantic, inhabited, humid tropical forest all around it. The impressive placed Batukaru is situated since the 11th century, which is an especially sacred site, even by Balinese standards. That's why all visitors have to carefully read and abide the temple rules posted clearly at the entrance.
Tuesday 02 April 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day from Ini Vie Hospitality
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Thursday 14 February 2019
Booking.com Guest Review Award 2018 - Akasa Villa Tulamben
We are glad to share that Akasa Villa has received a Guest Review Award 2018 from Booking.com which is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations. Base on that, Booking.com has process data opinion from our valuable guest who has booking and review Akasa Villa, resulting in a score of 8.2 out of a possible 10. We would like to thank you for all valuable guest who trust Akasa Villa as their accommodation during trip in Bali and we keep looking forward to welcoming you in the nearest future.
Wednesday 16 January 2019
La Mira Villa - A sense of coming home
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Thursday 27 December 2018
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Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Saturday 13 January 2018
10 reasons to make Bali your first overseas trip
Bali was once a sleepy little island, only on the radar of surfers and hippies but over the last 4 or 5 decades the island has changed into a place to suit luxury and adventure travellers alike. There is no shortage of places to stay, things to do and people to show you around. In this article we’ll explain why you should make Bali your first overseas holiday.
1. Super friendly locals
When you travel to a place there is always one thing that will stick out - the locals. Have a bad encounter and you’ll always remember it and never want to go back. The locals in Bali are some of the friendliest people on the planet, amazingly warm and gentle and if you’re away from the tourist areas, you’ll see a totally different side of the island. The Balinese peoples beliefs are very strong and they offer a daily morning ritual to the gods. It’s not uncommon to see them walking down the street or to have big celebrations so embrace it while you’re there, you might even find yourself being invited along.
2. Everything you could want and more
When people are travelling to the developing world they worry about not being able to find the comforts of home or the medical assistance if they need it. Bali is one place where you don’t have to worry about either. With world class shopping centres and 2 hospitals with accreditation from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standard International (ACHSI), you’ll have nothing to worry about besides where to go for that morning coffee. With so many hidden treasures, the only thing you’ll need to figure out is how to find a way to stay.
3. Secret hideaways
The island may be over touristed but with the overwhelming majority only ever staying in the south - this leaves the whole rest of the island pretty much empty of tourists. The jungle in Bali is thick and covers over half the island. With so much space, there are never ending options of where to stay or which jungle hideaway you’re going to check out. The other secret spots are the waterfalls of Bali, where you will find tranquility in its purest form.
4. Working paradise
For digital nomads, Bali has been the go to place and for good reason. Boasting warm sunny weather practically all year round and having some of the nicest beaches in Asia, it makes the perfect place to make home for a few weeks to a few years. The internet is fast, the cost of living is cheap and you’ll find other like minded people doing exactly what you want to do. A lot of people come here for a short trip and fall in love with the island and never end up leaving - the life here is that good that you’ll just have to come to find out for yourself.
5. Amazing natural wonders
World class surf meets active volcanoes, it can’t get much better than that. You could be enjoying the beaches by day and watching the sunrise from the highest point on the island early the next morning. There is something for everybody and you’ll be glad you ventured from the comfort of your hotel to experience what Bali has to offer. With the many waterfalls, beaches, jungles and volcanoes you’ll have enough to keep yourself busy for weeks. Don’t forget the underwater world as well - Bali and it’s surrounds have some great diving that is affordable and you’ll get to see some amazing creatures.
6. The cost of living
With the exchange rate of the dollar to the Indonesian rupiah being quite good you’ll be surprised at how far your money can go. You could spend a week in a developed country or with the same money you could spend a month in Bali - I know which one I’d be choosing. Accommodation can start at $10 a night and food can be as cheap as $1 for a simple fried rice. Even eating out at a fancy restaurant can be half as much as it would cost in a developed country. For this exact reason you’ll find thousands of ex-pats calling Bali home. Rent here can range from $500 a month up to the thousands but its all how you want to live. The over whelming majority live on $1000-$2000 a month which is feasible for just about anybody.
7. The worlds most luxurious hotels and villas
Bali is well known for its luxury hotels and villas and you only have to go a short distance from the airport to find out why. The best hotels and villas are spread out along the southern cliffs, boasting infinity pools and private beaches that would usually be reserved for the rich and famous. The great thing about Bali is that just about anyone can afford to stay in these incredibly well designed and luxurious lodgings. With new developments popping up every other week there is no shortage for you to find that perfect place to stay and feel like a celebrity.
8. The unique religious traditions
Bali is the perfect place to see another culture that is so totally unique that it exists no where else on the planet. The Hindu beliefs the Balinese share are different to other Hindu beliefs which creates an amazing experience in itself. Some of the older sacrificial traditions can still be found away from the populated areas and if you can find a traditional ceremony, count yourself super privileged to see this. The best places to find such ceremonies are in Padang Bai in the east, Uluwatu and Ubud however the latter are over touristed.
9. The amazingly delicious food
The Balinese certainly know what to do when it comes to their culinary delights. You can find some of the best food anywhere here and there is something for everybody’s tastes. From the western food in the tourist areas to the traditional Balinese cakes and babi guling (pig on the spit) you can find it all. Some of the best food can be found at the “warungs” that serve a mixture of Indonesian food and wester food. No matter the place you will not go hungry in Bali.
10. The beach clubs and parties
Bali has long been known as a party destination and you have to go no further than Kuta or Legian to find some of the best clubs and bars. From the Sky Garden (Bali's biggest club) to Ku Da Ta and everything in between, there will be something for everyone. Be warned though that the nightlife in Bali can be dangerous, with thieves and locals targeting tourists alike so take care and always go with a mate.
Ryan Mazure is an adventure seeker, photographer and creator of the Bali Adventure Guide
Source : http://www.baliadventureguide.com/blog/10-reasons-to-make-bali-your-first-overseas-holiday/.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Top 10 Best Tours in Bali
These are the best tours in Bali, with something for pretty much any type of visitor. Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful on Bali, from the cultural to the action-packed. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside of Bali’s interiors, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples through full day tours. The most popular tours in Bali cover various highlights across the island’s eight different regencies, from the cool uplands down to the coastal waters. Here, we’ve narrowed them down to help you decide on the best options available so you can plan your stay in Bali ahead with a half or full day out to experience the very best of Bali’s sights and sensations.
1. Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea. Watch the surf crash around the base of the temple as the sun sets on this picture-perfect scene.
2. Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where hundreds of gray macaques swing from the treetops and approach visitors.
3. UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and wonder at the detailed sculptures of mythological creatures carved into the cave entrance.
4. Batubulan Village, famed for its stone statues and sculptures. While there, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments.
5. Combine a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Bali coastline with a delicious dinner aboard the Bali Hai Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Bali and see your surroundings set against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.
6. Splash down the rapids of the Ayung River, paddling along with your expert guide as they lead you between lazy pools perfect for swimming and Class III falls sure to get your heart pumping. Afterward, warm up with a hot shower and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with stunning valley views.
7. In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih.
8. Kintamani, where you can admire the lush panoramic sight of Mount Batur and the glistening volcanic crater lake of Danau Batur. At lunchtime, find a local restaurant with magnificent views of the volcano.
9. Lembongan Island, the boat anchors by a private pontoon where you can enjoy a buffet lunch and try any number of unforgettable experiences. Take to the sea in a kayak or banana boat, dive in for some snorkeling, or don a diving helmet to take a walk with the colorful fish.
10. Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. See dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/top-ten.htm
Tuesday 22 August 2017