Long Stay Deals, Paket Menginap Hingga 30 Malam
Ini Vie Hospitality mengerti, di situasi seperti ini kesehatan dan keselamatanmu adalah yang terpenting. Work from Home kini telah booming akibat penyebar luasan virus corona. Namun, jika bekerja di rumah sudah cukup membosankan, Work From Villa bisa menjadi pilihan baru yang sangat mengasyikkan. Oleh karena itu, untuk kamu yang ingin menginap lebih lama dengan hemat dan aman, dapatkan harga spesial dan jaminan kenyamanan terbaik dengan menginap di Aleva Villa. Tidak hanya paket menginap permalam, Aleva Villa juga menyediakan paket menginap mingguan hingga bulanan. Dengan fasilitas dan pelayanan yang super keren, seperti villa yang luas dan bersih, kolam renang pribadi, bathtub, meja kerja, dan akses Wi-Fi gratis yang super cepat tentunya akan membuat kamu ingin tinggal lebih lama di Aleva Villa.
Tuesday 03 August 2021
Di masa PPKM ini, kita harus tetap menjaga kesehatan fisik dan mental. Rasa bosan dan penat karena hanya berdiam di rumah, namun kamu tetap membutuhkan inspirasi untuk menyelesaikan pekerjaan. Ini Vie Hospitality punya solusinya. Dengan PPKM (Pilih Paket yang Kamu Mau), kamu bisa bebas memilih paket yang kamu suka. Mulai dari Paket Sweet Staycation, kamu bisa menginap romantis bersama pasangan atau orang terkasih dengan memilih romantic staycation, paket honeymoon, atau paket celebration. Paket Smart Workcation sangat cocok untuk kamu yang ingin menikmati workcation rasa staycation. Kamu bisa pilih mulai dari daycation, daily staycation, weekly staycation sampai monthly stayction. Yuk buruan di booking sekarang!
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Surprise Birthday Pasangan
Jika kamu ingin memberikan surprise terindah untuk orang tercinta, maka kamu bisa wujudkan dengan Surprise Birthday impian kamu di Ini Vie Hospitality. Untuk memberikan surprise ulang tahun ke pasanganmu, kamu bisa kirimkan foto dan identitas pasangan kamu ke nomor central whatsapp reservasi kami. Lalu kamu juga bisa dapatkan diskon kamar 35% plus wording di bed bertuliskan “Happy Birthday Sayang” yang pastinya akan membuat pasanganmu makin cinta sama kamu. Yuk buruan pesan sekarang, karena promonya terbatas loh
Thursday 01 July 2021
Seluruh Team Ini Vie Hospitality Sudah Menjalani Vaksinasi Covid-19
Demi memaksimalkan pelayanan yang kami berikan kepada pelanggan setia kami, seluruh staff dan team dari Ini Vie Hospitality saat ini sudah menjalani vaksinasi covid-19. Selain itu, Semua villa dan resort yang kami kelola saat ini juga sudah mengikuti standar protokol kesehatan yang telah ditetapkan oleh WHO. Kamar tidur serta barang bawaan dan koper anda pun juga akan di disinfectant oleh team kami. Maka, jangan ragu untuk mengabadikan momen indah anda bersama orang-orang tercinta di Ini Vie Hospitality.
Thursday 17 June 2021
Aleva Villa proudly announces that our resort was awarded the Travelers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor in 2021. Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel platform, which has been used by travelers to browse over 878 million reviews. This award shows that we are listed among the top 10% hotels in the world.
Our loyal team and guests have given such major contributions to the success of our villa in achieving this award. We do thank all of our beloved guests for their loyalty in giving excellent reviews about their experiences staying at Aleva Villa. Your positive feedback on Tripadvisor has been one of the biggest factors of our success to date that made Aleva Villa a villa that is trusted by many travelers worldwide for having their most excellent staycation in Bali. Furthermore, we would like to also thank our loyal team of Aleva Villa and Ini Vie Hospitality for their continuous effort and commitment in giving their best services for our guests. We believe that our success has been the reflection of our committed team in giving the best services for all of our guests.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Aleva Villa is Rated 9.1 Out of 10 on The Traveller Review Award 2021
Aleva villa proudly announces that we are rated 9.1 out of 10 on the Traveller Review Award 2021 of Booking.com. Booking.com is used as an online travel platform for lodging reservations, car rentals, tourist attractions and airport transfers. The website has been available in 43 languages and it also established its own app for your smartphone.
Featuring its One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Bathtub, Aleva Villa will enable you to experience your dreamed honeymoon in Bali. Its 4 stars villa facilities added by its super friendly staff, your honeymoon experience at Aleva Villa would impress you and your beloved one. Not to mention its romantic surprises such as Romantic Balloon Decoration on the Bathtub, Romantic Flower Decoration on the Pool, or even Romantic Candle Light Dinner awaits you at Aleva Villa. Located in Seminyak, this elegant and stylish villa allows you to have quick access to some fabulous places in Seminyak, such as Potato Head Beach Club, Double Six Beach and many more.
Once again, thank you to all our beloved guests who reserve and review their experience staying at Aleva Villa to the world. We are always committed to keep up our excellent services in order to make the best of your honeymoon and staycation at Aleva Villa.
Monday 25 January 2021
The List of Beach Clubs That Are Still Open At The Moment
Aleva Villa would like to say Happy New Year to all of you! May 2021 will bring more happiness to all of us!
By this article, we are sharing some lists of Beach Clubs in Bali that are still open at this moment for you that are still celebrating your new chapters of 2021 in Bali,
Azul Beach Club
Located in Legian close to Keramas Beach, Azul Beach Club and Restaurant becomes the first Tiki’s Bar in Bali with its iconic Tiki Cocktail. Azul Beach Club is uniquely designed for seekers of the true Bali’s beach vibe. By emphasizing on the use of bamboo on its design plus added by sago palm roof and its open-air restaurant design allow its visitors to get closer to the nature of Bali’s beach. The selection of beverages and cuisines here will definitely pamper your taste bud. For your thirst for Tiki beverages, you can have a sip of Tiki Puka-Puka, The Island Nectar, King Tropic and Bali-Bali Tiki of Azul Beach Club.Your rumbling tummy will love the taste of Grilled Jumbo Prawn, Fillet Barramundi and Lamb Shank Tangine of Azul Beach Club. For you who like to have a sharing meal or drink with your besties, just give a try on Azul Beach Club’s Tiki Sangria Bowl, and The Monster Tiki. Not only serving you with its mouth-watering menus, this beach club also enables you to get an easier access to some awesome spots in Bali such as 3 Dimension Museum “I am Bali” or Dream Museum Zone, Pandora Experience Escape Room and The Bali Bombing Monument.
La Brisa Bali
La Brisa Bali offers you a sensation of oasis vibe by the sea. Located in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Canggu, the outer part of La Brisa is decorated with tons of reclaimed balinese fisherman boats. While enjoying the sea breeze, you are also welcomed by the The Arcadian Vibes of La Brisa which is also hand decorated by seashells, sand, fishing road and antique buoy. Your tropical relaxation at La Brisa Bali will be also accompanied by a best selection of foods and beverages. La Brisa awaits you with its high-rated foods such as its selection of Pizzas (smoked bacon, diabola or four cheese), La Brisa’s brunch menus (egg benedict, beef burger, banana bread), or some snacks and sharing (wild mushroom arancini, fried squid, garlic bread or french fries). You can kill your spare time by nibbling on some of La Brisa’s finger foods like fish tachos, beef burger, fried chicken bao buns or beef burgers. For its bar menu, La Brisa awaits you with its first-rate liquid refreshment such as its signature cocktails (Bali sunset, Bali colada, Tropical Lagoon), Sangrias (beach sangria, paradise sangria), Whiskey, Vodka, Wine and many more.
COMO Beach Club Bali
COMO Beach Club Bali awaits you for another tropical getaway in Canggu with its concept that definitely attracts surfers or cosmopolitan travellers. With its location overlooking the scenic view of a sea, you sense the fresh breeze of Canggu comforting you while enjoying the beauty of the stunning panorama of Canggu beach. COMO Beach Club’s kitchen is committed to serve you with regional and fresh ingredients yet still using a modern approach in its food serving. You can have a varied selection of menus that range from local to international favourites. You can opt to have a selection of milk, nusantara fruit and salad, cereals, grains and blends or some juices and blends. For your addiction to local foods, COMO offers different local menus each day, for instance on Monday you can have bubur merah, on Tuesday you can have some munches on Laksa or on Wednesday you can order mie goreng. Or you can give a try on its A La Carte menu where you can have some options of omelettes, fried rice, real toast or a fruity tropical smoothie bowl.
We think that most of you are quite familiar with this beach club, right? Yes, Finns Beach Club is listed among the most popular beach clubs in Bali. Located in Canggu, this beach club consists of 4 pools, 9 bars and 2 restaurants as well as a sushi bar. The outstanding bamboo structure of Finns Beach Club is designed to guarantee sunset view for all Finns’ guests. Not only that, Finns Beach Club welcomes you with its well-balanced mix of local cuisines and international delights with surely the freshest and the highest quality spices and ingredients. Since there are 9 bars and 2 restaurants here, you can have hell lots of cuisines and beverages selection. Mumbai kitchen indulges your tummy with its authentic Indian menus such as chicken tandoori, chana dal, tikka paneer or butter chicken. Japanese cuisines addicts may munch on some sashimi, tempura, okonomiyaki, miso soup and have a sip of some sake, Japanese martinis, or fukuko. Gelato and desserts enthusiasts may try some best selections of gelato, cheese cake, chocolate cake. Not only mouth watering foods and beverages, jaw-dropping ambience and vibe of Finns Beach Club are also second to none. To get the most of your tropical vacation in Bali, you can splash around the 4 pools of Finns while having your sip of liquid refreshment. Or you can wish to sit back and relax on the super comfy single and deluxe beds surrounded by beautiful white sand.
Palmilla beach club
Opened in October 2019, Palmilla beach club allows you to enjoy the scenic panorama of Melasti Beach in Uluwatu. Although it has just opened in 2019, the popularity of this beach club is not doubted. From flavorsome cuisines to instagenic spots, you can find all of these awesome stuffs here. For its food selection, you can wish to savor some of Palmilla's tasty pizza (margeritha, pepperoni, triple cheese and barbeque chicken). Slurping on some tequila, sparkling wine or vodka is a thing that must not be missed here. Not only its appealing cuisines and beverages, this popular beach club will help you create funtastic and instagramable memories for your most updated Instagram feeds. Feel free to pose cheerfully while lazing away on the sunbed or to swing on the swing while sipping your favorite wine. Do not also miss the chance to swim on Palmilla’s pool or to sunbathe to get your tan!
Cafe Del Mar Bali
Cafe Del Mar awaits you with its ultimate Ibiza vibe to enjoy the tropical sensation of Bali. The Mediterranean and Spanish concepts are obviously prioritized on most of its designs. The whitish and blueish iconic color of Mediterranean vibe is also one of the most instagenic spots of Cafe Del Mar that must not be missed. Dancing in the pool, lazing away all day long on your sunbed or simply dancing a little jig are all possible to do here. For its menu, Cafe Del Mar allows you to savor on some Ibizian food variations, yet the spice and the ingredients are adapted to the local taste bud. You can have everything from bread to share, some tapas to mezze platter to share. Large plate menus to share or small plate menus to nibble with yourself also await you here. For you who consider alcoholic drinks unfavorable, Cafe Del Mar Bali offers you with some of its best juices and gelatos in the city. Last but not least, due to its location overlooking the Indian ocean, for sunset hunters, your favorite sunset moment would never be missed at this beach club!
Ibiza in Bali
Ibiza in Bali offers you with a first-hand experience of enjoying Ibiza’s tropical getaway in Jimbaran, Bali. Offering the concept of an open-air beach club, Ibiza in Bali welcomes you with European vibes, Balearic beats and of course Spanish delights. Its glass aquarium pool is centred among all facilities plus its swim-up bar, sumptuous daybed and a rooftop lounge will definitely make the most of your tropical paradise in Bali. Unlike any other beach clubs, Ibiza in Bali becomes the one and only beach club with Ibizian concept, also indulges your tongue with its top-rated menus. Your craving for spanish delight will be satisfied by Spanish tapas (una de chopitos, patatas bravas, pulpo a galega) and Spanish Paellas of Ibiza Bali (arroz negro, paella mixta). Refresh your thirsty throat by a varied liquid refreshment selection of Ibiza in Bali such as red wine, rose wine, sangria, sparkling wine and of course cocktails and mocktails. For visitors who are not into alcoholic beverages, have some try on Ibiza in Bali’s smoothies, chill juices, fresh juices or soft drinks.
Do not miss a chance to have a short tropical escape from your monotonous routine by splashing around the largest salt water pool at Mrs. Sippy Bali. A beach club with its iconic Mediterranean concept is set with an open-air kitchen, with its plush sunbeds accompanied by DJ music. Not only a wicked place to have fun, Mrs. Sippy also welcomes you with its top-rated beverages and cuisines. Have a try on some Western delights like pizzas (margeritha, napoletana, 4 cheese, pepperoni), burgers (wagyu beef burger, grilled chicken burger). Wishing for some afternoon brunch with healthier menus? Have some munch on poke and salads selection of Mrs.Sippy Bali such as sippy bowl, sashimi bowl, caesar salad or charred cauliflower. Vegetarian fanatics can also have happy tummies at Mrs. Sippy Bali by savoring vegetarian burgers, garden salads or nachos vegetarian. Local food enthusiasts may also pamper their tongue with some fried rice, fried noodles or chicken satay of Indonesia. Parched throat during the day? Have a quick sip of a varied selection of wine (sparkling wine, white wine, red wine), cocktail selection, vodka, gin, tequila or whisky. Coffee, milkshakes, tea, softies or milk are available for non-alcoholic drink fanatics who crave for some liquid refreshment.
KU DE TA Bali
KU DE TA Bali uses a concept of modern beach club with its high class restaurant. For the past 16 years, KU DE TA has been consistently keeping up its excellent services which made KU DE TA was awarded by Gold List 2017: The Best Beach Club in the World by Conde Naste. World class foods with awesome DJ music await you at one of the best beach clubs in the world. Its world class food selection ranges from gourmet sandwiches and nachos (vegan jackfruit tacos, salmon nori tacos, vegan jackfruit tacos), pizza (fungi, inferno, gamberetto), pasta (tuna aglio olio linguine) salads (burrata, KDT caesar salad) and burger (house protein burger, angus burger, fish burger). Food sharing moments with besties might be awesome at KU DE TA by munching some of its world class shared foods for instance seafood tempura, iga bakar and cheese platter). You have a sweet tooth? Do not forget to savor some top-rated sweets of KU DE TA (coconut panna cotta, flavours of tiramisu, selection of sorbet). Have some world class liquid refreshments for your best dining experience by sipping on some cocktail, mocktail or crafted beers. Lastly, keep in mind that you need to dress well and tidily after 4 pm, since KU DE TA beach club shifts its main service into a restaurant after 4 pm! And remember that during the night, you are entertained by tons of music genres such as blues, pop, house music, classic and even hiphop!
Kubu Beach Club
Kubu Beach Club exhibits limestone cliffs, Balinese architecture plus its aquamarine waters. Unlike any other beach clubs, Kubu Beach Club offers you a completely unique and distinctive panorama since it is located in the remaining hidden white sand cove of Uluwatu. The selection of cuisines of this Kubu Beach Club will definitely make you have your repeat order! You can have some bites on some of its lunch menus like chicken pork satay, pepes ikan, snapper ceviche, cheeseburger or even the Balinse iconic bakso balung. Have your throat refreshed by some liquid refreshment of Kubu Beach Club such as kubu ice tea, rujak kuud, soda gembira or its kubu markisa splash. And of course, do not miss the chance to take your most instagenic collection of pictures at this beach club! Fascinating waves panorama with its stunning cliffs and nature will completely impress you!
Wednesday 30 December 2020
Aleva Villa ranks the Top #3 out of 178 hotels in Seminyak
Such exciting news for Aleva Villa!
Aleva Villa ranks the top #3 out of 178 hotels in Seminyak on TripAdvisor. Tripadvisor has been considered as one of the biggest online travel platforms and a reliable online source, which can be used by travelers to browse tons of information regarding the prices, the reviews and the availability of hotel rooms, transportation, flights and cruises.
Please kindly click the link below to see our top #3 rank on Tripadvisor:
It is surely an honor for Aleva Villa to be considered as the Top out of more than 100 hotels in Seminyak by Tripadvisor. Without the trust of our guests, Aleva Villa will never be able to get this top #3 hotels among more than 100 hotels in Seminyak. That is why, we do appreciate the willingness of our beloved guests to choose us to get their most remarkable honeymoon experience in Bali.
Featuring its One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Bathtub, Aleva Villa will enable you to experience your dreamed honeymoon in Bali. Its 4 stars villa facilities added by its super friendly staff will impress you during your honeymoon experience at Aleva Villa. Not to mention its romantic surprises such as Romantic Balloon Decoration on the Bathtub, Romantic Flower Decoration on the Pool, or even Romantic Candle Light Dinner awaits you at Aleva Villa. Located in Seminyak, this elegant and stylish villa allows you to have quick access to some fabulous places in Seminyak, such as Potato Head Beach Club, Double Six Beach and many more.
Aleva Villa would like to thank all of you, who have been willing to share your best experiences staying at Aleva Villa to the outer world on TripAdvisor. Aleva Villa is always committed to creating your most memorable and fabulous honeymoon in Seminyak. Our priority is always about giving the best services for all our guests. We do hope that we can keep up our consistency in giving the best services for all of our guests.
We are always pleased to welcome you to Aleva Villa.
Friday 18 December 2020
Aleva Villa is rated 9.1 out of 10 by Booking.com
Aleva Villa proudly announces that we are rated 9.1 out of 10 by Booking.com. Booking.com is used as an online travel platform for lodging reservations, car rentals, tourist attractions and airport transfers. The website has been available in 43 languages and it also established its own app for your smartphone.
Please kindly click on the link below to see our 9.1 rating on Booking.com:
We do believe that this achievement can be made due to the willingness of our loyal customers and our dedicated staff in helping us to achieve this rating. We would like to thank all our customers who have been willing to be good reviewers at Aleva Villa. Aleva Villa believes that your excellent word-of-mouth puts the biggest contribution to our success.Aleva Villa also would like to thank our loyal staff who have been willing to give a lot of their dedication in giving the best services consistently at all times. Without them, this achievement would be impossible to be achieved.
Our Villa will always try its best to keep up our consistency in giving excellent services to all of our guests. Aleva Villa is always excited to create the most of your honeymoon in Bali.
Wednesday 16 December 2020
Aleva Villa is Rated 9.1 out of 10 by Traveloka
We are so excited to share this amazing news to all of you!
Aleva Villa is now rated 9.1 out of 10 by Traveloka. Traveloka is used as an online travel platform for lodging reservations, car rentals, tourist attractions and airport transfers. The website has been available in 43 languages and it also established its own app for your smartphone.
Please kindly click the link below to see our 9.1 rating on Traveloka:
We thank all of our lovely guests and our hardworking staff for helping us in achieving this rating on Traveloka. Aleva Villa appreciates the willingness of all our guests to write down engaging stories regarding their experiences staying with us. Your lovely words would help us to get as many more loyal customers as possible in the near future. In addition, we also appreciate the dedication of our beloved staff who have been so passionate about giving the best services at all times. Our biggest thanks goes to our lovely guests and our hardworking staff.
Aleva Villa will keep up the good work in giving the best services to all our customers. We are always excited to create your best moments and stories at Aleva Villa.
Tuesday 15 December 2020
New Normal Experience at Aleva Villa
Welcome to the new normal experience at Aleva Villa. Aleva Villa is committed to continuously improving hygiene and safety standards according to health protocols recommended by the government and the World Health Organization during new normal experience. Aleva Villa always informs the staff and guests that always wear face masks and keep a distance from one another to minimize and prevent the spread of Covid 19. Aleva Villa provides standardization of health protocols and amenities such as body’s temperature checking, hand sanitizer both in the lobby and guest room, face masks for guests and regularly disinfects guest rooms after guests checkout and public facilities that are often passed by guests. Aleva Villa does minimize any information and form by paper to prevent the spread of covid 19 and all information and registration form are provided by online that the guest can access by scanning the QR code available. Such as registration form for check in process.
Here is the details new normal experiences:
• Guest should wash their hand and check body’s temperature before entering the lobby area
• The guest’s luggage will be sanitized before entering the lobby area
Check-in and checkout process:
• The guest will fill up the registration form via online by scan the QR code which is available in the lobby area
• Our reception team will take a copy of the passport by smartphone to minimize paper touching between the reception team and the guest.
• All payment must be done by credit card and we do not receive cash payment.
• Health protocol amenities are available free for the guest. Such as Hand Sanitizer, face mask and hand glove
• The reception team will do the inspectan to the room key before given to the guest
• Any bills will be sanitized before given to the guest
• Social distanced are followed during assist the guest to their room
• Hand sanitizer is provided in the room to the guest
• Our staff will do the inspectant in the room regularly after guest checkout
Aleva Villa's Staff:
• The staff is always reminded about covid 19 awarness during regular meeting
• The staff regular remain to keep continuously improving hygiene and safety standards
• The staff are used amenities standard amenities protocol such as a face mask, hand glove and face shield.
Monday 23 November 2020
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
The Northern part of Bali could also offer you with popular tourism objects. Whenever you visit Bedugul, spend some of your time to see Wanagiri Hidden Hills and The Famous Bali Swing. This stunning tourism place is located at the highland of Wanagiri, especially in the Munduk Village, Buleleng Bali. Just a quick drive from Bedugul (around 18 minutes) this place is around 2 hours from Kuta by car drive or scooter riding. Overlooking the Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake, the beauty of this place is remarkable. For nature lovers, or peace-seeking travellers, Wanagiri Hidden Hills would make you feel the beauty of this place is just second to none. Visitors find themselves to be in a place with mountainous panorama with its balmy weather added by calming ambience surrounding the hills.
If you dream about creating some wonderful content for your Instagram account, Wanagiri Hidden Hills can make your dream come true. You could capture some moments to create Instagramable pictures by posing in the human-sized bird’s nest, create some wonderful content by playing on the swing. Or you could pose some of your best movement in the well-known bow of boat and the tree houses. All these stunning photography setting are surrounded by the scenic Tamblingan Lake and Buyan Lake undeniably can help you to get the memorable photos collection. The balmy weather that surrounds this place also gives more peaceful atmosphere for visitors that wish to get some fresh air from Balinese hills.
To beat the crowd, we suggest that you better visit this place earlier in the morning, since this place is quite popular for photography and lots of people usually visit this place. The best time to come here is in April or October. If you have some plans to visit Wanagiri Hidden Hills, you also spend some time to go to some wonderful tourist destinations, such as the iconic Bali Handara Gate, Buyan Lake, Bedugul Botanical Garden and Bedugul Traditional Market.
Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)
Phone : +62 81 237 493 763
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 02 April 2020
The Gate to Heaven Bali
You all are not unfamiliar with this Instagramable picture on the top left side of this article, are you? Well, yes, you all must have known this picture, since a lot of travel bloggers pose their best movement before they post their memories in this well-known spot. Lempuyang Temple that is how people call this place. Located in Tista Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency of Bali especially in the most eastern part of Bali, the beauty of this popular temple is just undeniable.
Lempuyang temple itself is one of the parts of Sad Kahyangan Temples in Bali, meanwhile the other ones include Goa Lawah Temple, Besakih Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Batukaru Temple and Pusering Jagat Temple. Established by Mpu Kuturan in 11 AD, Lempuyang temple comprises 1700 staircases and it is divided into 3 (three) main areas, namely:
- Jabe Pisan (the part when you find the white candi bentar): you can spot some Bale (Balinese Gazebo or Pavilion) or even Bale Gong and Kulkul (Balinese traditional music).
- Jaba Tengah (the three area with whitely painted portal): the part of Jaba tengah, especially the central area or portal is the area where sacred objects and offerings can pass during religious ceremony.
- Jeroan: this is the most sacred and holy area of Lempuyang Temple. You can spot Pelinggih or Meru when you come to this area and usually becomes a place where Hindu communities worship The God.
Since this is a temple (a place where Hindu worshippers pray), this means that this place is considered as a holy place and you are forbidden to come inside when you are (especially women) in your monthly period time. Besides, you are not allowed to flirt, kiss, say something rude or do something that is dirty at this place. In addition, mind your dress code and dress politely, plus please do bring your own sarong or kamben when you get into Lempuyang Temple. Sarong is fabric that wrapped around the waist to ankle and usually you can also wear scarf in your waist if you wear sarong when visiting Temples in Bali. You could also rent the sarong if you don’t have it yourself. You are also prohibited to go inside the temple if you bring foods.
If you wish to visit this place, keep in mind that Lempuyang Temple is far from Denpasar and Kuta, besides the fact that the weather here is cool since this temple is 600 meters above the sea level. To get to this spot, it takes for about 2 hours from Ubud and more than 2 hours from Denpasar. The best time to go here is during sunrise, but how why? Well because if you expect to capture lots of moments here, you must arrive here earlier in the morning to avoid the crowd of visitors. The best time to enjoy the beauty of this place is before 9 in the morning (if you wish to get first-hand experience to watch sunset and feel the fresher balmy weather around that surrounds the temple) or after 3 in the late afternoon (for the ones who choose to capture the wonderful sunset view). Remember that your journey to arrive at Lempuyang Temple wouldn’t be as easy as you may think. It is recommended that you rent a car or if you wish you could consider riding your motorbike to get here.
So what you think? Does spend some of your time at Lempuyang Temple worth it? The answer is “Yes! It does. 110% worth it”.
Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)
Phone : +62 81 237 493 763
Email : email@example.com
Monday 23 March 2020
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Have you ever wondered about how the rice that you eat is grown? Well if that happens to you, then you should plan to visit some wonderful rice terraces in Bali. As you know that in Indonesia, people mostly consider rice as their primary foods here. In Bali, it is well-recognized that the method of growing rice is usually by using rice terrace. Rice terrace is mostly made manually by people in Bali and it is well maintained from generations to generations.
If you are into photography, hiking or cycling or just wishing to see the well-recognized rice terrace while you are in Bali, then Jatiwulih rice terrace might be your must- visit place. This rice cultivation flowing the 636 hectare of Batukaru mount’s hillside with the altitude of 700 meters above the sea level. It takes 1.5 hours from Ubud by motorcycles and car, and 2 Hours from Denpasar and Kuta. Jatiluwih rice terrace offers you with ultimate experience to enjoy the beauty of the Balinese rice terrace. Since it is located in the foot of Batukaru mount, you can expect to enjoy the scenic view of Batukaru mount when you visit Jatiluwih. Surrounded by its cool and balmy temperature, this rice terrace would offer you with stunning view of contoured rice terraced that being irrigated by using 7 communal water systems around this area. This communal water system usually called as Subak in Bali and Subak itself is usually managed by 1 (one) pekaseh. You must visit Jatiluwih in February or April, since this is the perfect time for you to see that tall greenish rice paddy. Besides its stunning view, Jatiluwih rice terrace also has some cultural and religious history. Jatiluwih itself has some cultural history that links to the history and power of the King of Keraton Gelgel, “Ida Dalem Waturenggong”. It is also well-known for its Patirtaan religious ceremony (takes places at Petali Temple) in which people around this area believe that Petali Temple is a place to worship The Lord (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa).
If you wish to come to Jatiluwih rice terrace, you could also have a look at some interesting tourism objects around this place. For instance Batukaru Temple that is located not too far from Jatiluwih. Besides, you can visit Tanah Lot temple after you visit Jatiluwih. Tanah lot attracts tourists with its instagramable view of its temple on the seashore.
Luh Ririn Sukma Dewi (Marketing Communication of Ini Vie Hospitality)
Phone : +62 81 237 493 763
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 21 March 2020
Lawar and Babi Guling in Bali
The word “Lawar” might seem quite familiar for Balinese. Yes, this food has always been one of the most popular cuisines in Bali. In Galungan Day, some families feast and in many other Balinese rituals, you can hardly see Lawar is not served. In fact, you don’t have to wait for this food to be served until Galungan Day comes. If you are curious with the taste of Lawar, you can spot Lawar sellers easily spread on streets, markets and traditional Balinese Warung around Bali.
This famous Balinese food typically consists of some vegetables (like long beans) and chopped meat (chicken, pork) added by shrimp paste, chilis, turmeric, galangal and other traditional Balinese spices.
There are some selections of Lawar that you usually discover when you visit Bali, such as:
- Lawar Putih
This type of Lawar is the among the most common one, which made of grated coconut, meat added by vegetables and some spices like turmeric, chilli, pepper, shrimp paste and other types of Balinese traditional spices that we usually name it as “Basa Genep”.
- Lawar Barak
People call it Lawar Barak (Barak means Red in Balinese), due to the red color of this Lawar. Lawar Barak mainly made of chopped meat (it can be chicken or pork), vegetables, coconut and Balinese special spices added by raw meat blood (chicken or pork). The red color of this Lawar is mostly produced from the meat blood that is poured into this Lawar.
- Vegetable Lawar
If you are familiar with this flavored Lawar, this selection of Lawar usually made of long chopped bean added by Jackfruit or sometimes added by mango or other vegetables.
Apart from these 3 types of Lawar, you may also discover other selections of Lawar in Bali, since restaurants and Lawar sellers try to offer some variations of ingredients added to Lawar to match it with their customers’ preferences.
Whenever you want to taste Lawar, you also may find Sate Lilit and Suckling Pig (Babi Guling) served along with Lawar itself. Balinese Sate Lilit is made of skewered grilled meat. The word “Lilit” itself means to wrap around, in which it refers to the minced meat that is wrapped around the satay skewers. Travelers that come to Bali might taste Satay that made of grilled and skewered chicken or pork, and sometimes added by irresistible peanut sauce or chili sauce on it. In fact, if you expect to try Sate Lilit, you are not going to spot peanut sauce on it, instead, it is normally served with sambal or chili sauce.
Meanwhile Suckling Pig or we call it “Babi Guling” is a roasted pork usually concocted with typical Balinese spices like turmeric, black pepper, garlic and other Balinese traditional spices or usually known as “Basa Genep”. Originally Babi Guling is used as offerings for The God during Hindu Ceremonies, as a symbol of abundance shown by the Pork. The pork itself is slow-roasted in open fire until the meat is crispy and juicy. When it is served, Babi Guling is sliced into thin pieces of meat along with the aroma of Basa Genep in its juicy meat. Nowadays Babi Guling is widely known all over Bali and can be found during Balinese traditional ceremonies or in food stalls called “Warung Babi Guling”.
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Sunday 15 March 2020
Potato Head Beach Club
Anyone who fancies awesome sunset views, a day of perfect sunbathing followed by a sip of cocktails, then they must head soon to Potato Head Beach Club. Located in the heart of Seminyak, Potato Head Beach Club offers you luxurious sunbathing experience in a perfectly designed beachfront beach club. With its well-known three bars, infinity pool, swim up bar, those perfectly designed daybeds that surround the pools, this 500-square-metre lawn beach club is almost impossible to be considered amongst the low rated beach clubs’ lists.
Potato Head Beach Club is amongst the lists of popular beach clubs in Bali. Open from 10 am to 2 am, this beach club can surely offer you with true tropical nature in Bali. Once you arrive at this beach club, you are able to spot the uniquely curved façade of Potato Head Beach Club designed by Andra Martin. This quirky architecture that resembles Coloseum in Italy enables you to enjoy the sensation of staying in a building with tropical setting added by thousands of windows. Not only offering its quirky façade architecture, Potato Head Beach Club also provides travelers with a uniquely semi-open beach club with mind-blowing tropical setting to enjoy the beauty of the beach and sunset.
Potato Head Beach Club is 2 floors building beach club, with its ground floor being named as Lilin that serves you with Asian foods and Seafoods, meanwhile the 2nd floor is called as Tapping Shoes that indulges you with European foods. If you wish to taste various types of foods, no worries, this top-rated beach club allows you to choose foods ranging from local, international to Asian foods. For the one who fancies enjoying music and indulging themselves with performance of International DJs, they better visit this place that transforms into a top-rated night club after 10 at night.
Potato Head Beach Club also have an international restaurant and traditional restaurant and for foods selection, you can expect to have selection of sharing board, main plates or even small plates. If you take very seriously about selection of cocktails, this beach club might be in your list of must- visit beach clubs, since the club is well-known for its best selections of cocktails and wines. Besides, you can also wish to indulge yourself sunbathing with a mind blowing tropical setting with a sip of its top-rated spirits with the best selection of mixers.
So, what you waiting for? Grab the chance to visit one of the most popular beach clubs in Bali.
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Wednesday 11 March 2020
Being well-known for the beauty of the two iconic deep cliffs, Kelingking beach is located in Karangdawa village in a small island called Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is an island located in the south eastern coast of Bali along with Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. If you ask locals about the name of this hidden beach, instead of calling it Kelingking Beach, they normally name it Karangdawa Village, which matches the name of the Village where this beach located. This beautiful beach is known as “Secret point”, since only locals that used to know how and where to enjoy the beauty of this hidden beach. Travelers who go here normally need to pay around IDR 175,000 for speed boat ticket per person for one way trip, or you can choose the cheaper alternative which is by Public Ferry Padang Bay. This Public Ferry normally cost around IDR 31,000 per person for each one way trip. , If you go here from Sanur, it normally takes 1.5 hour but if you choose to go to Nusa Penida from Padang Bai it normally takes an hour.
It is hard for travelers to deny the beauty of Kelingking Beach. As it was ranked the 6th for top beaches in Asia 2020 by Tripadvisor (https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop-g2), Travelers must consider Kelingking beach in their bucket list when they plan to visit Bali, since visiting Kelingking beach has been one of the most popular activities done by tourists. From the view point, visitors are able to enjoy the beauty of Kelingking beach’s white sand and the mindblowing steep cliffs view all the way down added by the popular limestone headland that reaches towards Indian Ocean. Its steep cliffs are quite popular since it shapes like T-Rex (a species of Dinosaur), which enshrouded travelers if they choose to enjoy the beach nearby the seashore. If you want to see the head shape of T-Rex of these cliffs, you need to go the left side of the bay and to see the body of these T-Rex shaped cliffs, you must go to the right side of it.
Besides this, Manta Point of Kelingking Beach is quite popular for travelers. Manta Point itself is a diving spot that gives travelers access to go diving down the ocean of Kelingking Beach to see Manta fish (the biggest Stingray in the World). It needs to be remembered that since it is a shore-break beach, you might discover that the wave is absolutely huge. Besides, you can also expect its tranquil atmosphere, which is perfect for peace seeking visitors.
Although Kelingking Beach is sometimes called a hidden beach, if you plan to visit this beach, you can still find restaurants and café around Kelingking Beach, such as Little Finger Café, Amok Sunset, The Dungki Bendega Resto. Please click this link below to find out more about restaurants and café around Kelingking Beach (https://www.tripadvisor.com/RestaurantsNear-g2538506-d12396108-Kelingking_Beach-Nusa_Penida_Bali.html).
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Thursday 05 March 2020
Every once in a year, Hindu Communities in Bali celebrate Nyepi Day or known as Balinese New Year (celebrated based on The Balinese Saka Calendar), in which the word “Nyepi” means to keep silent. It is usually celebrated after the spring equinox’s darkmoon when the duration of nighttime and daytime is approximately equal. During this Nyepi day, The Island of Bali usually stops all the activities for 24 hours. Therefore, it should be noted that all travelers that come to Bali during this Nyepi day should be aware that Bali becomes completely silent. All shops are closed, streets are deserted, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is also closed, all people turns off lights at home, no pedestrians are allowed to stay outside and all the noise should be lowered to its lowest level. During this Nyepi day, the atmosphere of tranquillity and peace enshroud Bali, making it feel like The Island of Paradise.
The purpose of Nyepi Day is to create deeper connection with the God (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) through fasting, praying, and meditating while also reflecting on ourselves to improve value and love in creating peaceful life. Before the Nyepi Day comes, there are strings of ceremonies that should be held by Hindu communities in Bali.
The first ceremony is Melasti. Melasti or mekiis is usually conducted two or three days before Nyepi Day and its purpose is to conduct purification for Bhuana Agung (The Universe) and Bhuana Alit (Human Nature). Hindu communities in Bali usually bring Pratima (which is usually believed as the manifestation of the God) and all the effigies of Lord Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa to the sea and purify it with colorful and long ceremonies.
A day after melasti or a day before the Nyepi Day usually named as “Pengerupuk”. All villages in Bali usually hold ceremonies in their villages’ main crossroads, which are believed as the places of all demons like to stay. On this day, villages in Bali hold ceremonies to chase away the evil forces or known as Bhuta Kala that is described as a giant and scary creature and likes to bother human’s life. All these evil forces or Bhuta Kala are manifested by Ogoh-Ogoh (The Giant Puppet) that is brought and paraded on the street by lots of people during this “Pengerupuk” day. Well-known Ogoh-Ogoh parade usually held on “Pengerupuk” Day normally starts at 5 or 6 pm by men in all villages in Bali accompanied by Gamelan music, kulkul (traditional bamboo musical instrument). Each village usually produces its own ogoh-ogoh a few months before Nyepi day comes, through support from local boys and older men in designing it. This Ogoh-ogoh usually can be up to 25 feet tall, and is decorated with colorful paint, and clothing to make it looks similar with Bhuta Kala. Travelers that come to Bali can make this as a wonderful attraction while experiencing their true Nyepi Day.
This ogoh-ogoh parade is also followed by Pecaruan offering, and Tawur Kesange, which are rituals to win the battle over Bhuta Khala and evil forces that disturb humans in creating peaceful life. This offering usually made of animals such as ducks, pigs, chicken and also added by plants, fruits, and crops. After the parade is done, usually Ogoh-Ogoh is burned into ashes, which symbolizes vanished Bhuta Kala and Evil Forces. In addition, on Pengerupuk day, Hindu families in Bali chase away all the evil forces and spirits (bhuta kala) around their houses by using pots, pans and clank it repeatedly along with torch made of fiery bamboo.
A day after “Pengerupuk” day is when the silent mode in Bali happens.
On this Nyepi Day, it is obligatory to meditate and do the catur brata penyepian. This Catur Brata Penyepian usually consists of:
- Amati Karya (no work or any significant physical activities)
Besides not allowed to go out, Hindu people in Bali are forbidden to do physical activities or go to work, or what we call as “Amati Lelungan” on Nyepi Day. Hindu communities are encouraged to meditate and do more of spiritual activities on this day in celebrating the Balinese Hindu New Year.
- Amati Lelungan (no travelling)
Streets are completely deserted on Nyepi day, since “Amati Lelungan” means that no one is permitted to go outside. Travelers cannot wander around the streets or plan to have fun at the beach on this day. There will be “Pecalang” that will be ready to make sure that all is well and no one is on the street on Nyepi Day.
- Amati Lelanguan (no merrymaking)
Hindu communities are also not allowed to have much self-entertainment and create much noise on Nyepi Day. Therefore, travelers that come to Bali should be aware that during this day, their mobile internet connection runs slowly and some local TV stations will be turned down.
- Amati Geni (no fire)
Hindu communities in Bali are not allowed to lit any fire or turn on the lamp during Nyepi day, this is what we call as “Amati Geni” in Catur Brata Penyepian. Bali usually becomes completely dark all day long, since all shops, hotels and buildings need to turn off all the lamps during this day. Travelers that come to Bali need to make sure that they do not turn on the lamp on this day.
A day after Nyepi day is called “Ngembak Geni” when Hindu communities can go out and visit their families, friends and relatives to strengthen the value of peaceful life. Hindu people usually also visit some tourism places with their families or friends to enjoy Ngembak Geni Day.
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Sunday 01 March 2020
Things You Can do This Week
Bali should be on everyone’s bucket list. Many fell in love with the island on the first trip, and now it’s a place people keep going back. If you are a first timer in the island, there are so many things to do in Bali, especially this week with your family or friends. Here are some of favorite things to do in Bali to help plan your Bali itinerary.
Hot Air Balloon Ride Ubud
Floating high in the sky above endless rice fields, lush rainforests, and with Mount Agung looming impressively on the horizon, taking a hot air balloon ride is a great way to enjoy breathtaking views of Bali. Currently, there is only one tour provider that offers hot air ballons rides in Ubud. The Ubud hot air balloon experience is worth checking out for the unique views it gives you of the beautiful countryside below.
Gaze in The Sunning Sekumpul Waterfall
Widely considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, you have to visit Sekumpul if you get the chance. It is located just outside of a little village of the same name. The magnificent waterfall is surrounded by lush rainforest, and you’ll definitely hear the thundering roar of the water before you see it. Sekumpul really is stunning to behold, and you’re sure to get lots of fantastic photos of the water cascading down amidst the forest into the pool below.
Hike Up Active Volcano Mount Agung
Towering to a height of 3,031 meters, Mount Agung dominates the Bali skyline and plays an important role in the island’s religious and cultural life, as locals consider it to be the center of the world. There is a four-kilometer exclusion zone from the peak, and due to the unpredictable nature of this volcano, tourists and locals alike are advised to avoid it. If you’re lucky enough to visit when the mountain has settled down, the trek to the top takes around four hours. Lots of people start in the middle of the night so they can watch the sunrise from the summit.
Saturday 07 December 2019
Local Selection Cuisine Must-Try in Bali
Balinese food get many people excited every time they come to Indonesia’s most popular island destination. One can get excited about unpretentious flavours and time-tested spices that result in mouthwatering food that just can’t get enough. While other Southeast Asian cuisines may offer a similar selection of dishes, many foods in Bali have a unique twist with tantalising flavours and you simply must try all of these food.
Nasi Goreng or literally meaning fried rice is a national cuisine in many parts of Southeast Asia like Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. It also popular in several countries in South Asia and the Netherlands. In Bali it is also typically spiced with sweet soy sauce, shallot, garlic, ground shrimp paste, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, particularly egg, chicken, vegetables and prawns. From small-eateries to restaurant, you can find it easily anywhere in the island with dozens of variants.
Mie goreng is an often spicy fried noodle dish. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced meatball, chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, small eateries, to high-end restaurants.
Small eateries and restaurants that served Babi Guling or suckling pig are easy to find. It’s not hard to see why, perhaps no dish better encapsulates the story of Balinese but Babi Guling. Many are preparing the food long before the dawn breaks and care about breakfast to dinner. Above all, this is a fairly delicious cuisine. A grilled pork meat served with peanut thrown in as a garnish and beans with cabbage and another mixed vegetables that are important component to babi guling. However, each of them had their unique touch where we can taste no other place. Served with fluffy rice, tender meat and crispy skin of babi guling,
Unlike many others Satay in Southeast Asia, Indonesian sate is not satay. Mashed chicken is blended with an array of spices, melded onto a stick of lemongrass and then barbequed. It has probably won’t include peanut sauce but in some restaurants they provide the sauce. Along with chicken sate or sate ayam, Balinese specialised in fish sate or locally known as sate lilit.
Nasi Campur means mixed rice usually consists of small portions of vegetables, fish or meat with a mound of steamed rice. There's a perfect combination of flavours and this local cuisine available in small eateries to top notch restaurant in the island.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019
Must Visit Place in Nusa Ceningan and Lembongan
As Bali’s sister island Nusa Ceningan and Lembongan has numerous spots yet to be discovered. Limited access to both island has made many of beaches and local attraction still in good shape and they deserve a spot on your bucket list during your trip in Bali. If you are coming from the main island or Denpasar, drive to Sanur and get the speed boat by there. As there are other transportation but by boat, commonly it takes nearly 30 minutes before you arrived on this hidden paradise.
This beach located in the western of Lembongan and a must when you are visited the island. Since it has relaxing ambience and unbelievably, a visit in the sunset is a popular activity among the tourists. Furthermore, If you are lucky enough you will also spotted the rainbow over the sea and wave crashing the cliff edge.
Blue Lagoon is amazing beach where one can see the bottom of the sea with incredibly clear water. Well-known for its photography spot and a place where one can have their romantic moment. The water is insanely beautiful and be sure to watch the tide before you jump and swimming.
Lembongan’s mangrove forest has a distinctive features like no other place. Located in the eastern of shoreline, It is a place where the river and sea are meet. This has made the spot are inhabited by many fish species and people tend to get snorkeling as soon as they arrived. A boat tour by small-local boat are able to take you and in common the local offer a package to anothers destinations as well.
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Best Spas for Kids near Seminyak
Whether you are on holiday or business trip, Bali is a hub of spa retreat and worth a try. While you have a treatment you can take also your kiddos to one of these spas to revitalize the body and pamper your senses into submission. It must be cheerful
Anantara Spa Seminyak
Anantara Spa has distinctive spa room as the spa lies on the rooftop overlooking the garden and best view of Seminyak. Providing serenity along with stunning landscape of Seminyak the sea breeze. The spa is using spice-infused massage oils and scrubs to pampering and give both you and your kids facial treatments. Furthermore, the spa allows the whole family to replenish with a special package full of natural goodness to indulge in.
This spa offers 45 minutes treatment, a family massage that encourages youngsters to step into the world of wellness together with their parents and siblings. The unique Signature Massage was collaborating the most effective techniques from Breema Shiatsu, Swedish, Esalen, Thai and Indonesian Traditional Massage.
Kiddos who stay in Westin Resort can enjoy a spot of pampering and it feel-good. At Westin Spa they can choose from a nurturing spa menu that has been designed for young skin with pure natural product. The gentle massage will last at least 30 minutes that will bring balanced mind and body. Not to mention, Westin Spa offers mini facial for perfect treatment.
Saturday 27 July 2019
Ahoy, Sailing Addict Must Read This
As an archipelago, Indonesia consists of thousands of islands and has yet explored even some of them without name. While you stay in Bali and for those who love sailing, discover Bali and neighboring island by sailing is a good idea where you can give an exposure to the beauty of the sea, marine life and visit one of the seven wonders in the world that lies in the east of Bali: Komodo Island. Some of the companies offer a journey to the easternmost of Indonesia such as Sorong and Raja Ampat Islands where you can dive with the enchanting beauty of marine life like no other place. Here are the place you can discover by sailing and the companies you can reserve.
Komodo is one of the seven wonders and become the home of dragoon over years. The inhabitants are lives closely with these rare species and you can watch the dragon from close range. Apart from that, you can dive into the crystal clear water, strolling upon with sandy beach or get your dinner. Ayana Lako di’a is one out of dozens of cruise in Bali that offers the services. It is luxurious, more than 178 feet cruise which has 2 days 1 night sailing package to this place. Close to Komodo Island, you can enjoy also Sunset Time at Kalong Island, where you can see hundreds of bats above you.
Raja Ampat Island
Enjoy scuba diving in Raja Ampat and discover one of the most species rich marine location known on earth. Raja Ampat is an incredibly rich environment for scuba diving. Healthy reefs grow strong and dense, encouraging an abundance of reef fish and large pelagic species. Whale sharks circle WWII wrecks at Cenderawasih Bay whilst Manta Ridge hosts several cleaning stations. In fact, the Raja Ampat islands are considered the “heart of the heart of marine biodiversity.” One of the sailing services that offer a journey to Raja Ampat from Bali is The Samata, a luxury private yacht. You will have the opportunity to spot one of the rarest birds in the world, the magnificent bird of paradise and travel through local villages and historical colonial forts during the trip.
Lembongan and Penida
Nusa Penida and Lembongan are must-visit places by everyone whom are in an escape in Bali. They both have enchanting marine life, world destination beaches and landscape like no other place. However, the islands are accessible only be water transportation. Bali Hai is one out of dozens companies in Bali that provide the journey to the neighboring islands that serve daily.
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Wednesday 17 July 2019
Family Escape in The Center of Bali
Getting bored with the beach and find something that is suitable for family getaway? If yes, then the answer is Bali Botanic Garden that might be good for you. The Bali Botanic Garden locally known as Kebun Raya Bali located close to Bedugul lake, that overlooking Bratan Lake and slopes of Tapak Hill. The garden contains more than 21,000 living specimens belonging to 2,400 species, representing various species from mountainous areas of eastern Indonesia. The garden full of verdant hills that can be best explored on foot within sweeping landscape of Bedugul. It has a great playground and huge expanse of garden where kids can strollong and play. It is also completed with trekking pathways where you can enjoy the enchanting nature of Bali with family. The garden also surrounded by mythological character of Hinduism from Rama of Ramayana and Rahwana a war between Rahwana and monkeys troops.
Another popular picnic spot at the garden is up by the “lake view” area. Here, the ground is not as flat as the one by the Treetop area, but still allows for breathtaking views of Lake Bratan. Shutterbugs or even professional photographers will absolutely love this spot.
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Thursday 11 July 2019
Bali’s Unique Style Bars and Restaurants
Come away and you will see a stunning view and sense delicacies as well as beers and liquor. Several bars below are nestled away city hub and others are closed to main road that might you spotted everyday. For those who seek something unique, the places are perfect for every moment.
Keramas Aero Park
Keramas Aero Park try to combine inflight restaurant and bar where people could gather and eat at the same time. Where one can spend their quality time either with family or bestie. The interior were made of Boeing 737 Body that lies on Keramas Beach surrounded by rice fields, the beach and the ocean as far as the eye could see. The restaurant located in the body of the plane while the bar located below the suspension of the Boeing.
Black Cat Mini Mart
Black Cat Mini Mart is a speakeasy and almost make everyone puzzled as it nestled in hidden plain sight. It is inside the a minimarket in an alternative way to Canggu. It has cheap booze, quality music, food and a pool table for playing or dancing on.
Gimme Shelter Bali
Gimme Shelter Bali is all about rock n roll club which offer a live bands every Wednesday and Saturday as well as Open Mic every Monday. If you are staying near Canggu and looking something that gonna rock you, this is the right place and stays open past midnight.
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Saturday 06 July 2019
Best Places to See Our Favorite Movies
We already had our gadget that able to see thousands of movies in just one click. But someway this kind of things has made us bored as we miss the ambience, companionship and family time. Here is considerable best place to the little things that make that make a bit more enjoyable, even if we are seeing a film that we don’t particularly want to see or brand-new films that booming. But first, decide with whom we are going to the cinema with, and chose suitable film as sitting alone is not fun and being bored. Don't be afraid to gasp or laugh as it’s means that the film successfully drag us into the story with a great experience.
TSM XXI Bali - Premiere
TSM XXI Bali is one of the best out of 5 cinemas in Denpasar that recently opened as many reviewed by people. Complemented with six deluxe studios and one premiere studios for pleasant movies experience with up to hundreds of visitors. Adding a coffee shop with bites and nibbles near the entrance, this studio will make everyone comfy while enjoying their favourite films. Another pinpoint of this place is several recreational facilities and department store as this studios located within a renowned mall.
Beachwalk XXI Cineplex Bali - Premiere
Cineplex Bali or commonly known as Beachwalk XXI is located on the second floor of Beachwalk Mall. It is a good break choices of Kuta Beach as it lies across the road. There are three studios, two of which are designated as Deluxe studio with hundreds of seats, and a Premiere studio with fewer number of seats as more spacious and comfortable with higher ticket prices. At a Premiere studio, we’ll get exclusive access to a special dining menu and more luxurious place with only a dozens of incredibly relaxing chairs. It is targeted for movie lovers who want a pleasant experience of cinema equipped with all the luxuries facilities including special lobby and couch. Besides the premiere studio, Cinema XXI in Kuta also has two deluxe studios, with more chairs inside and of course a little bit lower ticket prices and facilities.
CINEMAXX Lippo Mall Kuta - Gold
Cinemaxx Lippo Mall Kuta Is a part of Cinemaxx Global Pasific that has more than thousand of branch all over Indonesia with two of them located in Bali. Located in one of the Bali’s most renowned shopping center, Cinemaxx lies on the lower level, surrounded by outdoor dining spot, indoor shopping experience and local shops. Cinemaxx Lippo Mall Kuta features five compact but modern and luxurious studios with Dolby surround systems with two categories: Regular and Gold studios. The Gold features only dozens of seats complemented with pillows and blankets, and concierge services for orders from a light bites menu, and later deliver them right into our seat.
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Wednesday 03 July 2019
Hot New Tables in Legian and Seminyak
Legian and Seminyak were fast becoming the epicentre for epic new restaurants in Bali, this month’s lineup of hot new tables comes rolling in. A heady mixture of wild and wonderful new concepts right across the island, this month we have radical, retro, and psychedelic vibes in both Legian and Seminyak, a brand new Japanese gastropub in Nusa Dua, and we even have a number of new names of celeb faces behind them – not to mention some Canggu must try for good measure.
Flat Stanley Pizza – Seminyak
Situated directly next door to The Pontiac Stardust at the ever-fabulous Alila Seminyak, Flat Stanley Pizza takes you to vintage California and the Pacific West Coast with its hand-pulled sourdough flatbread pizzas, generously loaded with local Balinese produce for the freshest flavours. Helmed by Chef Matt White, a self-proclaimed “Dough Head” who started Alt. Pizza and Extra Virgin Pizza in Singapore, the lineup alongside the pizzas at Flat Stanley sees a selection of sharing boards, small plates, vegetables, salads, and a range of meats and seafood from the grill. It’s a hip yet approachable day-to-night venue with something for everyone.
Opeum Bistro – Legian
Opeum has only just opened on the Double Six strip, and we’re already addicted. Helmed by MasterChef Singapore finalist, Sharon Gonzago, this new bistro is dedicated to preserving lost recipes from near and far, using fresh local ingredients that Chef Gonzago herself has sourced by exploring Bali’s terraces on a bike and scouring local markets. The results? Contemporary interpretations of heritage cuisine, like the Grilled Sambal Bajak Prawns, the Nasi Goreng Embe, and our fave, the Pesan Be Pasih – grilled silver snapper wrapped in banana leaves and powerfully flavoured by a Balinese sambal. All of this hidden beneath a luscious canopy of trees in a peaceful secret garden courtyard.
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Friday 28 June 2019
TripAdvisor: Ubud Tour as one of the Top Experiences in Asia
Travelers around the world have spoken about their journey over 2019 and this month, Tripadvisor has just shown that Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing selected as Asia’s top experience and stand for number 8 in the world out of 25 with more than 522 reviews by the mid of June. The programme determined using an algorithm that took into account a business’s reviews, opinions and popularity with travelers over the last year.
The travelers are over the moon while seeing rice terraces that using subak system while enjoying the Jungle Swing. As you might know, the Subak system which applied by local farmers is Ubud’s natural wonders and part of UNESCO heritage. Along with it, the travelers were captivated with the enchanting beauty of Ubud’s nature. Another captivating experience they had is meeting the monkeys in their natural environment in the Ubud Monkey Forest and get a selfie moment with this mammals. Following that, one can immerse with the cultural activity such as soaking in sacred Tirta Empul water temple and a wefie in Saraswati shrine. Jungle Swing and all about the Ubud and surrounding are worth a try. So why don’t you try one?
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Saturday 22 June 2019
Where To See The Beauty of Bali’s Underwater World
Bestowed with pristine beach and surrounded by Indian Ocean, Bali has myriad of water adventure. For those who want to feel the beauty of Bali’s underwater world, Bali Marine Walk is the best option. Here, you can witness the dynamic spectacle of underwater life without a heavy oxygen tank on your back or attend a diving school and get dressed in all your scuba gear as in Bali Marine Walk we requires nothing but a waterproof helmet.
In this place we can experience walk underwater along the seabed In the island found either in southeast of mainland Bali or Nusa Lembongan in the eastern of Bali. The choice is yours. During the activity you will descend with an oxygen-fed helmet down into the depths of Bali’s waters roughly 5 to 6 meters below the surface from their floating pontoon. With each step assisted by a professional diver. The key during underwater is to pay attention to the guide and breathe normally through your nose. You will be taught sign language beforehand for you to communicate with each other. Once you have touched down on the sea bed, that’s when the fun really begins. You’ll be given around 15-minutes to wander around at the bottom of the sea, taking in the underwater sights, following the path outlined by a rope you can hold onto. You’ll feel like you’re walking on the moon as you step weightlessly along the seabed and witnessing the rich marine life of Bali.
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Friday 21 June 2019
Where to Find Wine in Seminyak
Whether you are planning for a special occasion, simply a companion after a long day or preparing for romantic dinner, a wine might be best companion. For those who are in Seminyak, here are the best places to buy wine.
The shop often caters to corporate and private requests for wine classes or wine pairing dinners that can be done at one of its outlets. Renowned as notable wine providers, besides in Seminyak Vin+ also has branches in several busy spots in Jakarta. In Seminyak, the store is also a restaurant and lounge with a stock more than 18,000 wine bottles. You can find 250 different styles of wine, as well as many kinds of spirit and sake. Vin+ Seminyak can do delivery throughout Southern Bali.
Red & White
Another popular wine store in Seminyak is Red & White which has an extensive collection. The store is usually packed with rows and rows of good selections, and great if you want to make a quick purchase. Red & White Wine and Spirit shops can be found throughout Jakarta, Malang, Bali and Gili Trawangan. In Bali, the shop has branches in Kuta, Seminyak, and Sanur.
A place where you can find an unlimited selection of beverages and a place to share your thoughts. The wine prices are affordable and the stores are located in Sanur, Ubud, Canggu, and Seminyak.
As a shop that sells extensive collections of imported wine, Winehouse is where you can find the latest collection of wine from across the globe. It also has a private dining room and wine classroom for a special occasion. Winehouse also has a school that provides courses for both professionals and non-professionals. The store is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day.
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Saturday 15 June 2019
Fashion Shops for Shopaholic in Seminyak
Mix of modern and traditional, packed with art, fashion, history and mouthwatering food, it’s no surprise that Seminyak is one of the most visited towns in Bali. And in the past several years, the number of fashion shops and boutique has been soaring by which they offer brand-new style of fashion made by notorious designer all over the world. Here are the favourite places to shop in Seminyak.
Bali Boat Shed
Tucked in the main street of Seminyak, Bali Boat Shed's super colourful exterior and quirky interior has become an iconic shopping destination for locals and tourists. The stores in-house label is fast becoming a favorite of the locals. Easy beach wear with fun colourful twists, unique prints, flattering shapes and comfortable styles. Alongside the Bali Boat Shed brand, the store stocks over 40 independent designer labels, making the store a must-visit shopping experience offering a large, unique and diverse range of apparel, jewelry and accessories.
This Australian store sitting along Seminyak's famed Oberoi shopping strip. It has multiple outlets in Bali and following of fashion lovers. Famous for their bright, zany prints, the brand incorporates their patterns in sandals, handbags, and small trinkets. They also stock a wide range of trendy mirrored sunglasses and a small selection of children's accessories, which match the style of the adult products, so you be matchy-matchy with your kid on your vacay.
The Bali Tailor
Bringing the best of Bali tailoring and design to you, The Bali Tailor has what you want for your activity during stay in The Island of Gods. It is home of many of the incredibly talented tailors in Bali specializing in leather quality and design. The Bali Tailor brings the service to you and giving you more relaxing time and greater confidence in getting what you ask for.
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Thursday 13 June 2019
Best Places to have Candle Light Dinner in Bali
A candlelight dinner is appropriate for different occasions. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or for romantic occasion. A candlelight dinner can set the mood for an intimate and enjoyable time together with spouse. To arrange a candlelight dinner, you need to plan and to pay attention to detail. Ultimately, your presence and the fact that you took the initiative to do something special for your loved one will make the candle ight dinner a memorable moment. Here is romantic getaway idea list for fine dining experience in Bali.
Candle Light Dinner by The Pool
Capture the mood of a romantic resort with dinner by a candlelit pool. It transforms from splash zone to sweet retreat with the help of candles. Float them in the pool by the dozens for an awe-inspiring effect. Add blankets and pillows piled high at the water’s edge. Finally, serve exotic cocktails in sunset colors to make your date feel like a passionate getaway. In Bali, there several villa you can try and listed as one of the best place to stay and get candle light dinner by the pool such as Aleva Villa, Aksari Villa, Sana Vie Villa, Legian Kriyamaha Villa and Aksari Resort Ubud Villa.
At the Beach
Bali has myriads of picturesque spot to watch the sun set into the waves. Make the meal stunning from the get-go by lining the path to it with candles. If a picnic is what you’re after, make it beachy-romantic with classy towels and pink-hued shells. Or, come to the beachview restaurants that scattered around Bali, such as in Jimbaran bay where we can get fresh seafood.
At a Restaurants
Don’t be afraid to let a restaurant do the heavy lifting when it comes to a perfect dinner. You can still make it special with your own thoughtful touches. Do your research ahead of time to find a restaurant that decorates with glimmering candles. It’s a surefire way to create ambiance. Try gifting your date a gorgeous bouquet on the way to dinner, then using it as a centerpiece when you arrive. Many restaurants in Bali are open for your request before you arrive or for those who want to make a surprise. Such as Samabe, restaurant by the cave and beach, Jemme and Ankusha international Restaurant.
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Saturday 01 June 2019
Romantic Villa in Seminyak with Certificate of Excellence
We are proud to announce that Aleva Villa has just received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence this year. We are consistently excellent for having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year and continually delivered a quality customer experience. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.
Unlike any other villa, Aleva villa is architecturally designed residence with all aspects of modern living and facilities provided. Entirely private with own pool, bathtub, hammock and sunbed that would be best fitted for a couple. The guest even no need to leave the villa to enjoy the vacation and spend every single waking moment with beloved one with its wide range of services.
For starters, romantic floating balloon in the pool, which is included helium balloon with an ambient color that can be subject for surprising the beloved one in our special moments such as honeymoon, birthday and wedding anniversary.
To make it more tropical, this villa have another decoration in the pool with new standardization where full flower put in the pool called romantic full flower decoration and it is really instagramble. Get into the jacuzzi and smell the flowers that will give a remarkable sensation. This villa also offers a distinctive experience of dinner with a romantic floating candle light in the pool, in order to make the pool more romantic one.
Based on the facts above, many people or customers feel glad and make some review on a wide range of platform. That’s why Aleva Villa has receiving certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor this year based on reviews and opinions that truly exceptional from million of guests.
Tuesday 28 May 2019
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 or 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 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 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 to our room 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, and 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
Top 5 Villas with Floating Breakfast that Gone Viral by insightbali.com
Having a breakfast that lies on the bed might be an old-fashioned way during the stay in a resort. But, a notable breakfast that floats in front of us, or known as floating breakfast are popping up recently. To be sure, it is better than any dining experience as the best quality of food, the beauty of views surrounding, love affairs moment and insta-worth. Below are some of the villas that become a trendsetter of floating breakfast and gone viral.
Aleva Villa strives to be romantic villa for every couples and luxury one. Nestled in Seminyak, there are numerous entertainment and culinary options nearby. Aleva has a soaring reputation as a brand luxury romantic villa and offers eight villas of one bedroom villa each with private jetted pool and bathtub within. That is why Aleva Villa is one of the best villas in Bali with floating breakfast services. It offers a rectangle-shaped floating tray on the private pool, that serves with fresh juice, fresh bread basket, and for the main breakfast you can choose Asian or western cuisine that is mouthwatering and picturesque. From the social media and several reviewer across the web, it can be seen that the floating breakfast is an ideal way to spend the morning activity while we stay in Aleva Villa. The floaties that floating into the pool and lush greenery surrounding is a plus to have photogenic moment....
Monday 08 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 place 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
Top 5 Villas With Charming Pool Flower Decoration In Bali by insightbali.com
Go to many numbers of accommodation in Bali and we can found out several facilities within. These villas not only preserve a best place to stay, but also completed with pool flower decoration that brings a distinctive sense and romantic one. Admittedly, the pool flower decoration attracted loads of visitors nowadays.
Romantic ambience and sense of calm will shooting our mind as soon as we get into the pool of Aleva Villa. Inspired by traditional culture, Aleva Villa renowned as one of the best place where we can get the private pool with flowers decoration. Here, we can get the two flowers decoration in two ways. A flowers petal, a heart-shaped different type of flower that forms uniquely and full flower decoration at the private pool. All of these services are based on the request. Due to its reputation as one of the best villa with pool flowers decoration, Aleva Villa has received burgeoning visitor over the world. Located in Seminyak, Aleva Villa is the best place to escape the hustle-filled street nearby. In addition, Aleva is eco-conscious place and as we enter the villa there are lush greenery surrounding. Aleva offers eight villas of one bedroom villa each with private jetted pool. Each villa has been well-designed with totally intimate and privacy.
Friday 29 March 2019
7 Hotel Romantis di Bali Ini Tawarkan Paket Honeymoon Murah by asmaraku.com
Ingin sejenak menyepi berdua sembari berlibur romantis? Titipkan dahulu anak–anak kepada kakek, nenek, atau saudara, dan wujudkan impian Anda bersama pasangan berbulan madu romantis di Bali. Sudah sejak lama Bali menjadi destinasi favorit untuk para pasangan dimabuk cinta. Baik untuk bulan madu, perayaan anniversary, atau sekedar liburan berdua, Pulau Dewata memang menawarkan keindahan alam luar biasa yang ideal untuk menambah kemesraan sejoli. Liburan romantis tentu harus didukung dengan akomodasi yang romantis juga. Untuk memaksimalkan waktu berduaan dengan pasangan, cek hotel romantis di Bali yang menawarkan paket murah berikut ini.
7. Aleva Villas, Seminyak
Sebagai pasangan yang berbulan madu, ada banyak kegiatan menarik yang bisa Anda dan si dia nikmati di Aleva Villas. Anda bisa menginap di kamar yang dilengkapi kolam renang pribadi dan jacuzzi serta balkon yang menghadap ke panorama alam luar biasa. Berbelanja di sekitar Seminyak juga tak ribet karena hanya butuh berjalan kaki selama 5 menit untuk sampai di pusat perbelanjaan atau pusat kehidupan malam di sekitar Double Six Beach.
Thursday 21 March 2019
Feel A Romantic Experience in Aleva Villa Seminyak
Seminyak is probably the best place to see a legendary sunset and honeymooners in mind. While it can be difficult to find luxurious and romantic place for the beloved one, Aleva Villa is the best choices. Since opened in December 2015, more than 643 travelers all around the world has reviewed that Aleva Villa is an excellent place for a honeymoon and a convenience place to spend a vacation during in Bali by Tripadvisor, the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide. The travelers or reviewers consider many things, such as the facility, hospitality, accessibility to go to tourism places and one of the best part is, utterly romantic place to live in for couple.
This place offers eight unit of one bedroom villa which means that we can feel more intimate time with the beloved one. Once we entered the villa, we can see the blue, private jetted pool that surrounded by bath tub, hammock and sun bed. As we go through inside the room, we can relax on luxurious sofa or make some good food in a kitchenette. And, we can wake up on a huge bedroom that faced toward the pool. What a wonderful experience. The bedroom also equipped with 50 inch LCD screen TV with 60 channel selections, DVD player and complimentary Wi-Fi internet connectivity, Netflix, mini-bar, iPod docks and a huge selections of room service, to enhance the convenience and will make our time with the spouse lasting in a homey condition.
To make our vacation more easier, this villa come with Artificial Intellegence( AI ) called Alexa . The list of Alexa commands is expansive and grows with every new service or device it supports. Alexa great at understanding natural language. We can ask for the weather forecast, for recommendation place for everything we have to know in Bali as well as to play a music or radio.
Moreover, the staff demonstrating their commitment in providing quick assistance. We can add romantic floating candle at night, or romantic flower decoration at the pool by request to surprised our loved ones. These services considered as the key elements why this place is the best villa to improve the relationship between couple. Other services that boosting the reputation of the Aleva Villa is the floating breakfast, A satiating breakfast in your private pool while it merrily floats right in front of you. Presented in a large, sturdy tray, the floating breakfast is a complete morning meal, with a hot beverage, warm breads, and condiments. As a result, Aleva Villa received an abundance excellent reviews. Furthermore, Aleva Villa get so many awards from travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservation up until now. One of them is booking.com, has selected Aleva Villa as the Guest Review Award 2018.
Nestled in Seminyak where is Bali's most stylish and upscale beach resort area, as well as hosts a number of famous dining destination street due to its dense array of world-class restaurants, bars and boutiques. Aleva Villa gives us secluded ambience yet very convenient for the guest. Aleva Villa is in a good location, within only a half hour's transfer to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban.
Monday 11 March 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day from Ini Vie Hospitality
Happy Valentine’s Day from Ini Vie Hospitality, let’s spread a love to your beloved one, family and friends.
Thursday 14 February 2019
New Romantic Decoration at Aleva Villa
We are glad to share a new decoration setup at Aleva Villa that we call
- Romantic Floating Balloon in the pool which is included hellium balloon with color can be subject to your requested for surprising your beloved one in your special celebrations such as honeymoon, birthday and anniversary.
- Romantic balloon decoration in the bathtub, a new way for surprising your beloved one in the bathtub and make it more instagramable that’s we call Romantic Balloon Decoration in the bathtub which is suit you for relax and spending your intimate time with your beloved one during honeymoon trip in Bali.
- Romantic full flower decoration in the pool, we have another decoration in the pool with new standardization where full flower put in the pool which we call Romantic Full Flower Decoration in The Pool. It’s really instagramble for sure and good for you to surprised your beloved once during honeymoon trip in Bali.
- Romantic floating candle light in the pool, It’s our new candle light setup in the pool that we call Romantic floating candle light in the pool which you may add with charge to make the pool more romantic one.
Term and conditons:
- Hellium ballon use for 5 hours only
- Candle light use for 3 hours only
- Flower in the pool use for 3 hours only
- Please book in advance along with inform the timing setup
Monday 04 February 2019
Are you looking for a silent hideaway during Nyepi day in Bali?
Let’s check this out @Alevavilla, perfect accommodation villa and suit for you to spend your valuable time with your beloved one by staying in One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Bathtub during Nyepi/Silent Day in Bali. Aleva Villa welcome you for enjoying the serenity “Nyepi/Silent Day” with Special NYEPI PACKAGE which is included as below:
- 1x Lunch for 2 persons on 07 March 2019
- 1x Dinner for 2 persons on 07 March 2019
- 1 x afternoon tea for 2 persons on 07 March 2019
Term and conditions:
- Minimum 2 nights stay is required
- The rate is valid for couple
- Reservation is required in advance
- Nonrefundable with full payment in advance
- Cannot be combined with other existing package or promotion
Friday 01 February 2019
8 Villa Romantis untuk Nikmati Valentine di Bali by PergiLiburana.net
Padahal masih sebulan lagi, tapi sudah nggak sabar buat liburan romantis bareng si doi di hari Valentine? Artinya kamu mesti baca artikel ini sampai habis ya! Karena tim pergiliburan akan kasih kamu rekomendasi 8 villa romantis yang cocok untuk merayakan hari spesial bareng doi di Bali. Banyak spot instagramable juga lho, ditambah fasilitas floating breakfast yang pastinya bikin foto-foto instagram kamu makin kece. Dijamin bakalan memorable banget deh. Yuk langsung kepoin aja!
Aleva Villa (@alevavilla)
Villa selanjutnya ini lokasinya cukup strategis untuk para pecinta kuliner. Gimana nggak? Karena lokasi villa ini hanya 10 menit dari Rumah Makan Babi Guling hits di jalan Sunset Road yaitu Babi Guling Pak Malen!
Villa yang cocok untuk pasangan romantis lainnya adalah Aleva Villa, villa yang dilengkapi dengan private pool disetiap villanya bakal melengkapi liburan romantis kalian di Bali.
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Romantic Valentine day Package at Aleva Villa
Mark your calendarfor romantic Valentinetripin Bali.
Check this out @Alevavilla, offer memorable Romantic Valentine Day Package which suit for spending your valuable time with your beloved onein One Bedroom Villa With Private Pool and Bathtub. With inclusions of the package, such as Romantic decoration in the Bathtubon arrival, RomanticFlower with Hearth Shape, I and U Decoration in the Pool during Candle Light Dinner, Romantic Flower bouqet during candle light dinner, Special Strawberry chocolate on arrivaland one time candle light dinner for couple and one bottle of wine will make unforgettable moments with your beloved one.
Term and conditions applied:
- Valid stay on 12 – 16 February 2019
- Minimum 2 nights stay is required
- The rate is valid for couple
- Reservation is required in advance
- Nonrefundable with full payment in advance
- Cannot be combined with other existing package or promotion
Saturday 19 January 2019
Booking.com Guest review award 2018 - Aleva Villa
We are glad to share that Aleva 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 Aleva Villa, resulting in a score of 8.9 out of a possible 10. We would like to thank you for all valuable guest who trust Aleva 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.
Seminyak, December 2018 - Ini Vie hospitality is delighted to announce the opening of La Mira Villa a homey villa in Seminyak.
La Mira Villa welcomes you to the hidden oasis with a sense of coming home. Featuring 1 villa of Three Bedroom villa with private pool and bathtub, 3 villas of Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Bathtub that can be converted to One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Bathtub which is completed with kitchen, living area, sunbed and signature villa facilities. La Mira Villa is suitable for your visit with group of friends or family and honeymooners are very welcome. Prime located in the hidden alley of Seminyak, takes 30 minutes’ drive away from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and only 10 minutes’ drive away to the sunset spot Batu Belig Beach, shopping street in Seminyak, cafes, restaurant and famous beach clubs in Seminyak that make your more memorable one in Bali.
La Mira Villa’s designed as a hidden oasis with beautiful walled garden ready to welcoming you as well as naturally pathway lead you to the room.
Special opening promo in January 2019, we are giving exclusive benefits for minimum of 2 nights stay which will get complimentary romantic flower decoration in bathtub upon arrival and one time floating breakfast and valid stay in One or Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool & Bathtub.
For further information and inquiries please contact :
Reservation : +6281293880889
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.lamiravilla.com/
Thursday 27 December 2018
"SPECIAL PROMO 12.12”
It’s 12.12, it’s time to book direct for staying @alevavilla, Findout the shocking rate by scanning the barcode or you may use the special promocode IVH1212. This promotion will be available till 12 December 2018 which is staying 12 December 2018 till 22 December 2019. Please makesure you don’t miss it the offer.
Special benefit for minimum 2 nights stay will get 1 x floating breakfast.
Unforgettable luxury and romantic experiences is waiting you at Aleva Villa
#1212 #promo1212 #harbolnas
THE BEST RATE GUARANTEE FOR DIRECT THAN OTHER SOURCES BOOKING
For further information and inquiries, please contact us:
📍 Jalan Dewi Saraswati no 8 Seminyak - Bali
📲 +62 8123 7777 900
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Aleva Villa is #3 on Trip Advisor
We are glad to share that Aleva Villa is #3 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Seminyak and received a 2018 Certificate of Excellent from the global traveler community on TripAdvisor which is World’s Largest Travel Site.
Thank you for all our lovely guest who has given the excellent review on TripAdvisor.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Award of Excellence 2018 from Trust You
Aleva Villa has received a 2018 Award of Excellent from Trust You, the world's largest guest feedback platform.
Thank you for all valuable guest who has given the excellent review on Trust You. We are continuesly maintain our best service and dangerously excited to welcoming you back in the near future.
Friday 21 September 2018
Video Update! Aleva Villa - Luxury and Romantic Villa in Seminyak Bali
Today we relase new video on Youtube Channel Ini Vie Hospitality. Explore Luxury and Romantic Aleva Villa in Seminyak Bali. The Video Talent is @friscasaputro & @igawinda featuring perfect shoots by nationwide known videographer @commaditya. Enjoy!
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Saturday 11 August 2018
Aleva Villa Bali by Gary and Coco
Bali is one of those places where, if you’ve never been, booking accommodation can be extremely overwhelming. First you have to decide what area of Bali you want to call home-base; there’s Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Uluwatu, Ubud, the list goes on and each area offers something different from the next depending on what your preferences are. After researching other blogs, Gary and I decided we wanted to stay in Seminyak. Here, we would be close to hip cafes, restaurants and shops but also be able to find a quiet place to stay with not too much partying. We found Aleva Villa on agoda.com and the idea of having our own private pool was what sold us. read more..
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Saturday 28 July 2018
Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for Aleva Villa
We are proundly present Aleva Villa is Certificated of Excellence by Trip Advisor. What is Certificate of Excellence? TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. This is our first time getting certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor.
Monday 28 May 2018
Excellent 91 Score from TRUSTYOU
Aleva Villa proundly present Excelent 91 Score of 100, with 464 verified reviews by TRUSTYOU.
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Hotels Combined recognize Aleva Villa amongst the best hotels in the Indonesia
Seminyak, Indonesia, 28 March 2018- HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within the Indonesia. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence.
The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. In order to be considered, properties must meet the following criteria:
- - At the time of judging, a winner is rated 8.50/10 or over with a minimum of 50 customer reviews certified by HotelsCombined.
- - We couldn’t detect any major customer service problems, nor recurring or unresolved issues.
Moreover, HotelsCombined is taking in great consideration the way the hotel staff answered the Hotels communication team, demonstrating their commitment in providing quick assistance.
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10 Most Photographed Places in Bali
Bali is a haven for photography enthusiasts, filled with personal and touching memories of a journey. This tropical island has a great collection of landscapes, seascapes and iconic landmarks that easily make it to valued frames and albums. The monsoonal climate also offers snappers the great opportunities year-round with blue skies mid-year and dramatic cloud-streaked scarlet sunsets in between. Stunning photo opportunities in and around Bali include famous spots such as the iconic sea temple of Tanah Lot and the flowing rice terraces of the island’s mid-west. Most panoramas are also provided by the island’s natural features as is the likes of the Kintamani highlands with its scenic volcano caldera lake and the Campuhan ridge in Ubud. Discover these idyllic backdrops with this compilation of the best picture-postcard spots in Bali and its surrounding areas.
1. Tanah Lot
A must-visit and must-shoot for travellers to Bali, the Tanah Lot sea temple is unmistakably Balinese, and is as impressive during the daytime as it is at sunset. The sunsets and panoramic views are one thing, while the many cultural offerings add much more to your temple shots. Pilgrimages and parades of devotees during the temple’s anniversary add even more stunning feature to the exotic background. Where to Shoot: Don’t be tempted to go too near the rocks as the crashing waves pose a great hazard. However, low tides allow for a striking foreground. Almost anywhere along the cliff offers great vantage points and this also counts the cluster of bars and restaurants where you can sink down on a cold one while waiting for the perfect moment to shoot.
2. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
A flowing sea of green, the Jatiluwih rice terraces in the verdant rice-producing Tabanan regency offer panoramas like no other. Paddies extend along the slopes of Mount Batukaru and down as far as the eyes can see over the village of Wangaya. You will find the largest and most picturesque expanse of paddies in Bali and perhaps the whole of Indonesia here. Lush green views will already come into view upon approaching the region. Where to Shoot: One of the best spots to enjoy the view and take your snaps also happens to be a locally run restaurant where you can sip a hot cup of Bali coffee while admiring the view as you plan your next frames.
3. Ulun Danu Beratan
Another of Bali’s most iconic temple landmarks is Ulun Danu Beratan, on par with the exotic appeal of Tanah Lot, but on a lakeside up in the central highlands. At high tide, the smooth reflective surface immerses the base around the temple creating the overall dramatic illusion of a floating temple. Occasional thick mists descend from the nearby hills, adding to the magical scene. Where to Shoot: While the main attraction and most photographed subject is the lakeside mini temple complex, the name Ulun Danu Beratan temple also applies to the larger complex on drier grounds. You can get closer to the floating temple at low tide, while paved footpaths make easy spots for setting up tripods at high tide.
4. Jimbaran Beaches
Jimbaran Bay with its main stretch of sand, known locally as Muaya Beach, is one of Bali’s gorgeous and most accessible seascapes. It also features numerous dining spots, including Four Season’s Sundara, the local collection of seafood barbeque cafes and the Jimbaran Beach Club. Further south is Tegalwangi Beach where great angles can be achieved from both the base on the sand and up on the cliff. Balangan and Dreamland are also beaches worth discovering while in the area. Where to Shoot: Angles of Jimbaran Bay are greatly achieved right down on the sand in front of the seafood cafes, where you can include the curvature of the bay into the frame. The more ‘hidden’ beaches such as Tegalwangi and Balangan are great from above their respective cliffs.
While the western coasts such as Jimbaran offer great sunsets, Amed is the scenic viewpoint in East Bali where you can enjoy the most stunning sunrises. The seascape features the curving bay lined with colourful traditional outrigger boats and the outline of Mount Agung in the immediate background. In the mornings and during certain times of the day, the fishing boats and sailing cruises speckle the seascape. Where to Shoot: There are several hilly vantage points around the coast of Amed that provide you with the best angles over the curving bay and with Mount Agung clear in the background. However, the best spot is just several minutes south of Jemeluk Bay.
6. Sunsets on Seminyak Beach
Seminyak’s main beach, Petitenget, features a wonderful stretch of white sand that is level and wide. If you’re lucky, during calmer low tides, the surf reaches far in over the flat sand, leaving a mirror-like effect to its seascape. The scene is stunning with the blue sea, sky and white clouds during the day and golden with silhouettes at dusk with the setting sun. Petitenget offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its neighbouring beaches, making it great for cleaner shots. Where to Shoot: Go straight to the bridge between La Lucciola restaurant and Petitenget Temple, which leads you right onto the sand. From here, you only need to roam freely for your best angles. The most crowds are around sunset time, but you can frame your clear shot with ease.
7. Campuhan Ridge
One of the best spots for panoramic green valley shots up in Ubud is at the Campuhan Ridge. Getting there is a free and easy nature trek, with the majestic Gunung Lebah Temple welcoming you before the main pathways. Midway along the full nine-kilometre hill track, you can find vast views where you can easily snap away from the savannah-esque hills. Being on the peak of the ridge provides you with 360-degree possibilities for the perfect panoramic shot. Where to Shoot: Halfway up the length of the route and facing north, the unique hilly terrain and lone palms along the track add great features to your shots.
This scenic village is remotely located, quite a distance to reach up in north Bali, but worth the prize views of its panoramic ridge that runs down from the northern edge of the Bedugul highlands. The ridge overlooks two valley sides covered with verdant rice paddies and plantations. The sun setting over the distant hills also provides magical moments to frame. Where to Shoot: Besides scenic hill vistas that you can take from most spots, Munduk also has a waterfall that is surrounded by lush greenery, which is a frequent pre-wedding location. Don’t pass a chance for a refreshing dip in between shots.
9. Uluwatu Cliffs
Uluwatu Temple forms part of the collection of Bali’s sea temples set in stunning locations. From the edge of the main temple complex, sheer ocean views are topped with the outline of tiered shrines. Just south, an open amphitheatre is great for photo ops as Kecak ‘fire dances’ perform regularly as the sun sets over the horizon in the background. Grey long-tailed macaques roam freely around the complex, volunteering as photo models as well. Where to Shoot: Great cliff shots are achieved from the temple’s wall near its exit, and you can book your seat at the amphitheatre – secure your position on a higher spot in the middle for the best angle with dancers as subject and setting sun as background.
10. Nusa Penida Islands
Bali’s offshore islands of Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan south east of the mainland offer wonderful seascapes with shallow coasts and crystal clear waters. Limestone cliffs provide vantage points over these dramatic views. Lembongan, the most popular among the islands, features exotic beaches, the likes of Mushroom Bay, Jungut Batu, Crystal Bay and the aptly named Sunset Point, which provides unobstructed views over the sun setting into the ocean. Where to Shoot: Lembongan’s Jungut Batu is a hilly area on the northwest coast where you have blue waters dotted with watercraft and traditional jukung outriggers in the foreground, and the outline of the Bali mainland with Mount Agung on the horizon.
Saturday 07 October 2017
10 Traditional Balinese Dance Shows Live Theatre Performances in Bali
Here are all of the great theatre and live shows in Bali. These range from culturally insightful traditional dance performances staged against ancient and majestic temple backdrops, to modern theatrical shows that are intricately choreographed, including dramatic lighting effects and soundtracks. Themes range from local folktales to ancient Hindu epics, while contemporary shows blend storytelling with lively dance troupes in elaborately designed costumes, and even aerial acrobatics. Like any form of storytelling, the best theatre in Bali can transport you to other worlds, take you on fantastic journeys, or simply showcase the many different facets of exotic culture and traditions through dance and drama. Live shows in Bali are held regularly and are often a great highlight of your trip, with many located in exotic places. There’s no better way to introduce yourself to Bali’s rich cultural heritage. Tickets for each show are available at their respective theatre counters, while some others can be booked on our site.
1. Uluwatu Temple Amphitheatre Jimbaran
Uluwatu Temple remains among the greatest places on the island to watch Bali’s legendary singing and dancing ritual known locally as Kecak, with its main open amphitheatre run and performed by the local Pecatu villagers’ cooperative. There are two Kecak dance troupes performing at the Uluwatu Amphitheatre, namely the Sekaa Tarian Kecak and Sekaa Tari Kecak Karang Boma dance and gamelan groups. The acapella dance involves over a dozen or more male performers dancing and rhythmically chanting, “chaak, chaak, chaak”, hence the name. Kecak performances are held regularly around sunset, 18:00-ish, and usually run for an hour.
2. Surya Mandala Cultural Park at Tanah Lot Tanah Lot
The dedicated amphitheatre at Tanah Lot Temple comes to life at sunset, and is a popular attraction for visitors to enjoy after admiring the sea temple. The show features Bali’s famous Kecak ‘fire dance’ performance, which depicts a major episode in the Ramayana epic, with dancers performing to the background music provided by a circle of male singing-dancers chanting acapella. The Surya Mandala Cultural Park is located to the west of the Batu Bolong Temple.
3. Bali Agung Show at Bali Theatre Gianyar
This theatrical art performance at the Bali Theatre, a modern purpose-built indoor theatre at the Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar, is loosely based on a Balinese legend, and is brought alive through lively dance choreography, vibrant costumes, dramatic music compositions and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The unique aspect of the show is that it combines traditional and contemporary dances, traditional shadow puppetry using modern techniques – and features the animals of the Bali Safari Marine Park, such as birds and tigers, as co-stars of the show.
4. Devdan Show at Nusa Dua Theatre Nusa Dua
Devdan is a 90-minute theatrical show that tells of a boy and girl who decide to break away from their mundane tour group, only to stumble upon an enchanted treasure chest filled with various cultural objects from the different islands in the Indonesian archipelago, hence the shows subtitle, ‘Treasure of the Archipelago’. Their adventure goes on from there, as each ‘discovery’ of an item from their treasure chest brings on a corresponding scene onto the stage, complete with acrobatics on the floor and even aerial silk dancers suspended from the ceiling.
5. ARMA Open Stage Ubud
Open stage performances at the ARMA Museum in Ubud range from Balinese trance dances, Legong, Balinese masks, the popular Barong and Kris dance, and different variations of old traditional dance and drama. The Legong (a classical royal Balinese court dance) is a must-see here, highlighted during full moons and new moons, which give the onstage presence a special aura, and is performed by local maestros from the neighbouring village of Peliatan. Cultural dinner packages are also available.
6. GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) Cultural Park Jimbaran
Besides offering a day out in a massive open park venue that is home to the construction of one of largest statues in the world, the GWK offers live cultural performances in its open amphitheatre, highlighting regular Barong (a dance drama depicting the eternal battle between Good and Evil) and Kecak (depicting a scene from the Ramayana epic, accompanied by the chanting choruses of male dancers), from 18:30. Other cultural performances include bamboo orchestras, Joged (a social dance) and the mesmerising Legong dance performed by petite dancers in vivid costumes.
7. Jambe Budaya Barong Dance Batubulan, Gianyar
A different kind of Barong dance performance, the Jambe Budaya Theatre in Batubulan shows its version of the dance much like a play. Many of the performers are local residents of Batubulan village, and unlike common Barong performances in the area, the antics of the comic reliefs (acting as monkeys and other animals from the Ramayana monkey forest episode) can be quite hilarious. The setup of the stage is also modern, laid out with carpets and supported by advanced lighting and sound systems.
8. Putra Barong & Kris Dance Batubulan, Gianyar
This local stage in Batubulan shows the popular Barong and Kris dagger dance performances, and is a great addition to your tour of the Ubud area, including the goldsmiths and silversmiths commune of Celuk and Mas. The shows are held daily and in the mornings only, with dancers and the gamelan troupes from the local village. The show is presented in five episodes, each depicting a scene from the Calonarang epic that tells the battle between the Rangda and Barong, aka a classical tale of good versus evil.
9. Sahadewa Barong Dance Batubulan, Gianyar
Showing Barong and Kecak dance performances daily in the Balinese artists’ village of Batubulan, the Sahadewa dance theatre has two stages, enabling shows to be performed in any weather. The stage is also one of Bali’s pioneering local stages. Established in 1972, the show has been performed daily ever since. The Barong dances are mainly shown at its open stage, while the indoor stage hosts cultural dinners as well as varieties of traditional dances such as Legong, Jegog and others.
10. Sari Wisata Budaya Barong & Kris Dance Pemogan, Denpasar
The privately-run Sari Wisata Budaya stage, located in the village of Suwung Kauh that is in between Kuta and Sanur, features a semi-open stage where the Barong and Kris dagger dancers are performed daily. Pamphlets are handed out before the show, which explains the episodes of the performances inspired by the legendary Calonarang tale of the struggle between the powers of good and evil, represented by the two main characters known as the Barong and Rangda. A lively gamelan orchestra accompanies the dances, and photo sessions with the performers clad in their dazzling traditional costumes onstage follow after the show. Shows are held in the mornings, starting at 09:30 for approximately an hour.
Wednesday 04 October 2017
10 Free Things to Do in Bali
Here’s our roundup of the best things you can see and enjoy in Bali, without needing to spend even a dollar or Rupiah bill. After all, who doesn’t like keeping the budget down while on holiday? In compiling this list, we wanted to include not only the obvious free attractions and activities available, but also the odd and unusual that you might’ve not even heard about before. Bali’s affordability is one of the factors that make it a favourite holidaying destination and it offers many things to enjoy on the cheap. Getting around might require you to shed just a bit off your travel money, but trips spanning popular beaches to scenic hills and valleys provide great value for budget travellers, as the discoveries on each journey end don’t cost you any extra!
1. Walk the beaches… and malls!
Bali owes part of its fame to its collection of beaches, mostly public and easily accessible. The popular ones, such as Tuban, Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua have additional footpaths that allow for leisure walks at any time of the day, especially sunrise and sunset. The cliff-fringed beaches of the southern limestone Bukit peninsula require much more effort to get to, with stone pathways and crags, but with scenic views and quieter scenes. Kuta Beach is more urbane, with modern malls the likes of Kuta Beachwalk on its northern half and Discovery Shopping Mall on its south – both freely accessible from the beachside and great for window shopping after a day out on the sand
2. Ride the waves… or go under
While in Bali, surf to your heart’s content. Surf spots abound, and range from sand breaks to challenging (barrelling) reef breaks – there’s a fair share beginners and pros around. Surfers from across the globe bring their own boards and head to these favourite spots as soon as they get out of Ngurah Rai Airport. You can enjoy the underwater wonders of Bali’s colourful coral gardens by snorkelling for free, too.
3. Hike mountains and discover hidden temples
If you’re the adventurous type, Bali’s mountains are free to climb but the more gruelling ones such as Mount Agung and Batukaru, two of the island’s highest, usually require an acknowledgement or permit from the local village community organisation or the forestry department (for safety issues). No extra charges, however. Some lower mountains offer ‘modest’ climbs, such as Mount Lempuyang in Karangasem, East Bali, with its lush forests, hordes of timid grey macaques, and the prized discovery of an ancient temple named after the mountain at its peak.
4. Walk the Campuhan ridge
As one of the best attractions in Ubud, the Campuhan ridge is free to access. It’s also a relatively easy nature trek, with a well beaten trail that leads you into the vast green valley expanses of this highland area. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some calories too with its nine-kilometre hill track. Some consider it a must-see and do while in Ubud, just to escape the urban and traffic scenes of town and discover a more pristine side of Bali.
5. Witness the creation of a masterpiece
Make your stop at any of Bali’s major art markets where you can find stall after stall of arts and crafts, curios of different shapes and sizes. Then consider how they are made. A visit to any of Bali’s artistic villages and communities of craftsmen, such as the Pakudui village in Tegallalang, or the gold and silversmith communities of Celuk and Mas, south of Ubud, can be eye-opening where you can see how woodcarvers shape intricate Garuda statues, or how silversmiths craft gemstones into their shiny and sophisticated jewellery pieces. Most workshops allow you to witness the process (in hopes that you buy something in the end… well, that’s all up to you).
6. Learn about sea turtles at Kuta
There are two major turtle conservation sites on the island that are free to visit, and one happens to be in a convenient spot in Kuta Beach. The Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) has a conservation centre right next to the Balawista lifeguard tower and the Headquarters Beach Club. The conservation centre has a huge nursery in the shape of a giant sea turtle, which contains a sand bed with clusters of eggs rescued from contiguous nesting sites, in order to protect them from natural predators and human beach activities. Consider yourself lucky when they release hatchlings out to sea – you can freely participate!
7. Absorb the local traditions, up close
You’ll most likely encounter a Balinese Hindu procession during your visit, whether a funeral, or a village temple ritual that has a whole village in temple attire fleeting along roads from or to temples, while carrying elaborately crafted heirlooms and towering fruit offerings on their heads. The idea of going to a funeral on holiday might sound strange, but, unlike the west, these are actually festive occasions where you get the chance to mingle with the locals and learn about village rituals. Wear a sarong and sash around the waist as standard respectful attire.
8. Visit lively communal halls
Each village in Bali has its sub-village community gathering hall where youths regularly practice performing arts, from traditional Balinese dances to gamelan orchestras. Outside visitors are usually welcome to drop in and watch. It’s a great alternative to those dance shows where you actually have to pay tickets! Also, around the month of March coinciding with the Saka New Year preparations, you can witness giant ogoh-ogoh effigies being crafted by the villagers in these same halls.
9. Test your nerves at a ‘ghost town’
For a truly offbeat experience, head to Bali’s collection of weird sights – some totally free to access. These include a vast abandoned amusement park north of the Sanur Beach proper, a collection of ‘lost planes’ in some of the weirdest places, and several cave-like temples. Some are eerie and mysterious – great for the adventurous type looking for a dare. We’ve compiled the odd places to visit in a special page.
10. Join a festival
Most of the annual festivals in Bali are free to watch, particularly the Bali Arts Festival opening parades, which are a great opportunity to witness the arts and vibrant cultures of the island in one single street procession. Another is the annual Bali Kites Festival, which is held during the windy season, around the months of June to August, following favourable weather conditions. The community of Sanur rejoices yearly with the Sanur Village Festival, a week of various agendas that are mostly free admission.
Saturday 30 September 2017
Bali Best Festival
Great Annual Bali Events
These best festivals in Bali can add much colour to your visit, whether you’re looking for unique moments to capture or immersive gatherings with likeminded individuals. These annual events range from arts and cultural happenings to a rave beach party in one of the world’s top electronic music festivals. Feast your eyes upon the many different facets of Bali’s rich arts and culture through a month-long festival in Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar, or head down to Sanur in August where the whole coastal village is pretty much alive with a variety of exhibitions and fun and games on the sand that you can also take part in.
1. Bali Arts Festival Denpasar (June-July)
The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July. The festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through the month of July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts together with various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. As one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events, the annual celebration features various artworks and cultural achievements, inviting locals and international visitors to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar where most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused. On regular days, a visit to the Denpasar Art Centre is a small tour to admire magnificent sculptures and Balinese architectural features as well as a venue of choice for photo shoots with exotic backdrops. But throughout the Bali Arts Festival in June and July, the complex becomes alive with colourful traditional bamboo and coconut leaf decorations and banners. Crowds gather in front of its open stages, auditoriums and outdoor pavilions to witness a variety of traditional and contemporary dances, shadow puppetry, music compositions and youth competitions that fill the festival agenda. Hundreds of artisans from the Denpasar municipality, Bali’s eight provinces, other neighbouring islands and even art troupes from abroad participate and showcase their talents. Now in its 39th year, the Bali Arts Festival returns June 10 to July 8.
The Bali Arts Festival traditionally kicks off with an opening parade in front of the Bajra Sandhi monument in Denpasar. At the Ardha Chandra stage of the Bali Arts Centre, witness a series of stage performances by the Indonesia Arts Institute (ISI) of Denpasar. On the following days up to July 8, the various stages and different venues come to life with the wide and colourful variety of performances from different art groups from all over the island and Indonesia. The month-long festival offers you the best showcase of Balinese and Indonesian arts and culture in the entire year!
Enjoy traditional music and gamelan recitals at the Ayodya and Angsoka stages, as well as evening Balinese documentary film screenings at the Ksirarnawa auditorium. Balinese children’s Gong Kebyar gamelan jam sessions at the Ardha Candra amphitheatre is also a unique highlight, with vocal, musical and dance collaborations by troupes from Denpasar and the Tabanan regency. Also find handicraft, painting, sculpture exhibitions and traditional culinary bazaars featuring favourite Balinese dishes. The Bali Arts Festival customarily closes with a lively ceremony with an evening traditional ballet known as 'sendratari’, held at the Ardha Candra open stage from 20:00.
2.Bali Kite Festival Sanur (June-August)
The Bali Kites Festival is a series of kiting events that take place annually between July and August (sometimes through October), notably at the start of the windy season. The kite festivals are one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights presenting unique cultural scenes on par with the preceding the Bali Arts Festival. The festival is slated for various dates, with main events customarily taking place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. Main preliminary events are usually held near the end of June and confirmed following favourable weather, therefore planning ahead to witness the event is usually a last-minute deal. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites, alongside international teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes. What started off as a seasonal agrarian festival thanking the heavens for abundant crops and harvests, has become a competitive ground for communal ‘banjar’ youth groups who send their ‘sekaa layangan’ kite teams to participate and win prize money from sponsors. A competition is also usually held for ‘new creation’ kites, which may include detailed three-dimensional figures and unusual designs, from Hindu gods, cars and motorbikes, to mascots and brand sponsors. A gamelan orchestra accompanies each troupe, adding to the joyous spirit of the Bali Kites Festival and the drama of take-off and landing sequences.
The Balinese traditional kites are gigantic and have evolved into increasingly bombastic proportions over the years, measuring up to four metres in width and 10 metres in length. Some other versions, such as the ‘janggan’ type have impressive flowing ribbon tails often reaching 100 metres or more in length. Jointly built at the communal ‘banjar’ village halls all over Bali, skilled youths, supervised by elders, craft bamboo frameworks for weeks up to the major event. Lightweight fabrics are selected according to an agreed-upon colour scheme and some are fitted with intricately carved heads. The final results await transport – usually by truck and requiring special escort along small Balinese roads – towards the Bali Kites Festival flying grounds on Padanggalak Beach. The ‘bebean’ type is the most common design with a traditional outline of a fish, and is the common ‘giant kite’ of Bali that dominates the skies. The ‘janggan’ somewhat resembles birds with shorter and rounder wings and their long flowing ‘kedeber’ ribbon tails often outshine the kite’s body once airborne. In each competition, the task of assembling and flying the entailing ‘kedeber’ is major challenge for the piloting troupe that normally comprises a dozen or so boys and men. Categories to win include ‘best launch’, ‘best design’ and the ‘longest flight’. Occasionally, the kites descend over nearby rice paddies, and team members must dash through the coast onto the fields to retrieve the hard-earned and painstakingly built kite before it gets soaked.
Although the skies over Padanggalak are dominated by these flying giants during the Bali Kites Festival, you’ll witness kite-filled skies on any given day between June and August - every year. At this windy time of the year, the skies over Bali are just as elaborately decorated as any Balinese procession. Some kites are even fitted with sound instruments in the form vibrating bows called ‘guwang’, which generate a resonating hum that can be heard from far. Enjoy Bali’s windy season sights and sounds! Don't worry if you missed out on the main opening festival events in July. There are various competitions to witness throughout the second half of the year, which are also highlighted annually as part of the festivity. Following is the tentative line-up of 2017 Bali kite events, as announced earlier in the year by the Bali Kites Association or Pelangi (Persatuan Layang-Layang Indonesia, Bali chapter).
3. Nyepi Eve Island-wide
Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year celebration unlike anywhere else on the planet. Bali’s celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence, an ultimately quietest day of the year, when all of the island's inhabitants abide by a set of local rules, which brings all routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. Most Balinese and visitors regard it as a much-anticipated occasion. Some expats and those coming from neighbouring islands prefer escaping Bali for the day rather, due to restrictions that surround the observance. Some visitors check coinciding dates ahead before their Bali trip, avoiding it altogether. Anyhow, Nyepi is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime, especially since the preceding and following days offer rare highlights to behold!
A Different Kind of New Year Celebration
The unique day of silence marks the turn of the Saka calendar of western Indian origin, one among the many calendars assimilated by Indonesia’s diverse cultures, and among two jointly used in Bali. The Saka is 78 years behind the Gregorian calendar, and follows a lunar sequence. Nyepi follows after a new moon. Village meeting halls known as ‘banjar’ and streets feature papier-mâché effigies called ogoh-ogoh, built throughout the weeks leading up to the Saka New Year. Youth groups design and build their mythical figures with intricately shaped and tied bamboo framework before many layers of artwork. These artistic creations are offshoots of the celebration since its dawning in the early 80s, which stayed on to become an inseparable element in the island-wide celebration that is Nyepi Eve.
Before the Silence
Before ‘the silence’, highlight rituals essentially start three days prior to Nyepi, with colourful processions known as the Melasti pilgrimages. Pilgrims from various village temples all over Bali convey heirlooms on long walks towards the coastlines where elaborate purification ceremonies take place. It is one of the best times to capture on camera the iconic Balinese processions in motion, as parasols, banners and small effigies offer a cultural spectacle. Then on Saka New Year’s Eve, it is all blaring noise and merriment. Every Balinese household starts the evening with blessings at the family temple and continues with a ritual called the pengrupukan where each member participates in ‘chasing away’ malevolent forces, known as bhuta kala, from their compounds – hitting pots and pans or any other loud instruments along with a fiery bamboo torch. These ‘spirits’ are later manifested as the ogoh-ogoh to be paraded in the streets. As the street parades ensue, bamboo cannons and occasional firecrackers fill the air with flames and smoke. The Nyepi Eve parade usually starts at around 19:00 local time.
When the Whole Island Shuts Down...
However on Nyepi Day, complete calm enshrouds the island. The Balinese Hindus follow a ritual called the Catur Brata Penyepian, roughly the ‘Four Nyepi Prohibitions’. These include amati geni or ‘no fire’, amati lelungan or ‘no travel’, amati karya ‘no activity’, and amati lelanguan ‘no entertainment’. Some consider it a time for total relaxation and contemplation, for others, a chance for Mother Nature to ‘reboot’ herself after 364 days of human pestering. No lights are turned on at night – total darkness and seclusion goes along with this new moon island-wide, from 06:00 to 06:00. No motor vehicles whatsoever are allowed on the streets, except ambulances and police patrols and emergencies. As a hotel guest, you are confined to your hotel premises, but free to continue to enjoy the hotel facilities as usual. Traditional community watch patrols or pecalang enforce the rules of Nyepi, patrolling the streets by day and night in shifts.
Ngembak Geni, the day after Nyepi
On the day after Nyepi, referred to as 'Ngembak Geni', head down to the village of Sesetan in southern Denpasar for the omed-omedan, roughly known as the ‘festival of smooches’. This is a much-localized event, pertaining only to Sesetan's Banjar Kaja community. Youths take to the street as water is splashed and sprayed by villagers, and the highlight being two throngs of boys and girls, in a tug-of-war-like scene. Successive pairs in the middle are pushed to a smooch with each shove and push.
4. Galungan and Kuningan Island-wide (varies, following local calendar)
The Balinese celebrate the day of Galungan, which commemorates the triumph of Dharma over Adharma, or good against evil, this April 4 to 6. Second in significance after the Nyepi or Saka New Year, this observance comes twice a Gregorian year, as the Balinese use a 210-day calendar system known as the Pawukon that is the basis for their daily rituals, temple anniversaries and holidays.
What Happens and Where?
This year the Galungan festivity starts on a Tuesday on April 4 and November 1, when bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf decorations line the streets all over Bali. This is a unique welcome to Bali if you happen to be on the island around this time, and usually lasts until Kuningan, another associated observance that comes 10 days after on April 15 and November 11. Traditionally, Galungan day sees the slaughtering of pigs for communal feasts, as well as baking traditional rice cakes and erecting iconic 'penjor' bamboo poles. These intricately decorated poles, naturally curved at the top, comprise harvest items such as rice, fruits, coconuts and coconut leaves. The men of the households erect their ‘artwork’ at each household gate on the eve, resulting in an impressive view throughout all village roads. Celebrants in traditional attire attend temple ceremonies with their families, bringing with them offerings of fruits to temples and family shrines – which they share and enjoy after prayers. The celebration climaxes on Wednesday, April 5 and November 2, when people put on their finest clothes to visit family and temples. The day of Galungan is important for the Balinese, similar to a new year, when everyone returns to their families and home villages. The following Thursdays, Manis Galungan, like Boxing Day, is a day to visit friends and relatives or for fun family trips. Kuningan, on the other hand, marks the end of the 10-day festival. The ceremony surrounding Kuningan refers to special offerings made of yellow turmeric rice. Yellow is also the colour of the god Wisnu, the protector of the Hindu trinity. The Kuningan celebrations are most significant at Sakenan Temple on Serangan Island, southern Denpasar, which coincidentally celebrates its piodalan temple anniversary peak celebrations on the same day. The occasion features a series of sacred dance performances and rituals, with pilgrims attending from all over the island.
Brief History and Legend
As local legend goes, Galungan commemorates a Balinese victory that involves the central figures of Indra (the Hindu god of thunder, rain and lightning) and the Balinese king, known as Mayadenawa, who denied his subjects the worship of Hinduism. So powerful was the king that no one could overcome him. The conquest of Java's Majapahit army back then had little effect. Battles ensued until finally Indra descended from the heavens to defeat the king. The battle raged in Tampaksiring, Gianyar, where the king was finally subdued. While under siege, he tried to escape by various ways including via supernatural means such as turning into a statue, a stone, and a wild boar. He easily fooled the troops, but not Indra. Mayadenawa then retreated to the jungle leaving behind disguised footsteps, hoping his assailants would not easily track them. Indra's magic arrow put an end to the rebel king. The legendary site where he bled to death became a freshwater spring, the current-day site of the Tirta Empul Temple. The king’s slanting footprints gave the name to the valley area, later pronounced as Tampak Siring – ‘slanting footprints’. The Balinese and Majapahit armies honoured Indra, commemorating the defeat of the king as Galungan, the day of victory of dharma over adharma. The decorative bamboo poles signify upheld Hinduism and wisdom. So traumatized were the people that they were not easily convinced of the king’s defeat, believing that he had probably used his magic to turn into a statue, tree or even another animal. To overcome public fear, an official announcement of the defeat was made 10 days later, commemorated as the day of Kuningan, which has two meanings, ‘to announce’ and ‘of yellow’.
5. Perang Pandan East Bali (June-July, following local calendar)
Perang Pandan at the village of Tenganan in Karangasem, East Bali, is an age-old tradition unique only to this well-preserved Balinese village in East Bali. Also referred to locally as 'mekare-kare' and 'megeret pandan', Perang Pandan is a mass coming-of-age ritual, dedicated to the Hindu god of war and the sky, Indra, which sees friendly duels between all male villagers, who bout each other armed with a small rattan shield in one hand and a tied packet of thorny 'pandan' leaves in the other. The event is held annually, adhering to its own local calendar.
Tenganan comprises two sub-villages, Dauh Tukad (loosely translated as, 'west of the river'), and Pegringsingan. The latter is best known for its prized heritage Geringsing ‘double ikat’ cloth, which female villagers wear as part of family regalia during the rituals, and which you can witness their making process on tours to Tenganan anytime of the year. During the height of the event that regularly coincides in the months of June and July, the special duelling arena is set up, village houses are gracefully adorned, and girls ride large man-powered wooden swings as part of the festivity. Around this main arena will be packed with cheering villagers, visiting spectators and photographers. Inside, brave boys and young men take turns in pairs to 'fight' each other, inflicting each other’s bodies with lashes from the leaves' sharp thorns – there will be blood. Yet surprisingly, each contestant shows no pain. Rattan shields seem to be mere accessories. Wounds are simply treated with an herb, turmeric and vinegar mix, and which miraculously help dry up wounds in minutes. Those with a faint of heart may opt to see other highlights of Tenganan village, such as local food stalls displaying a huge array of tasty traditional cakes, or the making of ‘lontar’ palm leaf manuscripts, carved calendars and intricate art called ‘prasi’, and shop for intricate handicrafts such as woodcarvings and masks that are produced by the villagers, or even hunt for a unique piece of locally produced double ikat (using a technique known as resist dyeing) for the living room back home. The village of Tenganan is within only 15 minutes' transfer north from the main Jalan Raya Candidasa road. And many hotels along the Candidasa coast, such as Alila Manggis, Candi Beach Resort and Spa, and Rama Candidasa, often provide shuttle transfers, especially during such major calendar events, to the village as part of their guest activities and tour options.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/best-festivals-in-bali.htm
Saturday 23 September 2017
BALI’S TEMPLES BY THE SEA
Nestling beachfront, jutting into the sea, or overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, these temples lure visitors with their grand architecture, captivating sea backdrops, and compelling tales.
Of course, when talking about sea temples, the famous Tanah Lot will immediately spring to mind. Probably the most photographed temple in Bali, Tanah Lot attracts not only the Balinese Hindu pilgrims, but also the non-Hindu residents and visitors to the island to admire its beauty – making it one of the most visited attractions in Bali.
The story of Tanah Lot dates back to the 16th century, when a Javanese Hindu priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha was on his pilgrimage journey in the southwest coast of Bali. He spent the night on a small rocky island he found near the mainland, and the next morning he asked the local fisherman to build a shrine to worship the God of the Sea, for he felt a holy atmosphere there.
The temple is considered to be another one of the most sacred places in Bali and the main compound is not accessible to visitors but reserved for religious pilgrimage only. When the tide is low, crowds usually gather at the beach between the rock where the temple stands and the cliff of the mainland. The caves have also become another famous attraction as legend has it that a giant snake lives in one of them. At the base of the rocky island there are many poisonous sea snakes, believed to be a transformation of Nirartha’s scarf, guarding the temple from evil spirits and intruders.
Also in the Tanah Lot complex is another temple, Batu Bolong Temple. Meaning ‘hollowed rock’, the small shrine is built on a rocky promontory that is said to protect Tanah Lot. This site on the north of Tanah Lot has its own allure, though it’s quite underrated if we may say. So the next time you visit Tanah Lot, be sure to walk up north and visit Batu Bolong as well.
In the coastal village of Pemuteran, in the eastern part of Buleleng regency, a visit Pulaki Temple is a spectacular experience. Upon entering the temple, you will find the mid-court. From here the beguiling blue of the Javanese Sea can be seen clearly with beautiful green hills to the right and left. There are more stairs to climb if you wish to enter the main court where people place their offerings and pray. Always alive with activity, the main court is the favourite hangout spot for mischievous monkeys awaiting their next chance to nab some fruit. Despite the noise of the monkeys, people still manage to concentrate fully on their prayers; they must be used to it!
During the rainy season, the dry brown mounds behind the temple transform into sparkling green hills. Black and white stones make up the temple walls, as if the hills themselves were being carved to create it. Monkeys roam around inside and outside the temple, disrupting the people bringing offerings. A good portion of the beach across Pulaki is covered by pebbles, where just like in the temple, a horde of resident monkeys can be found playing around on.
On the other side of Pemuteran, in southwest Bali, you can find Rambut Siwi Temple, located approximately ten kilometres from the city of Negara in the regency of Jembrana. It sits at a beautiful location, directly on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. Near the rear of the property is a steep set of steps leading down from the main temple area to a small prayer grotto nearer sea level. Perfect for meditating, this is a lovely site well worth visiting, for the temple offers a calm, peaceful and tranquil oasis.
This temple was already built by the time Dang Hyang Nirartha (the same Hindu sage who built Tanah Lot) stumbled upon it in his travels during the mid-sixteenth century. Nirartha stopped here to pray one afternoon and he quickly entered into a deep state of meditation. During his meditative prayers, the walls began shaking. They continued shaking harder and harder, until the entire temple complex collapsed around him. The temple was in total ruins and the unruffled Nirartha sat in the middle of the shambles, unscathed. Of course, Nirartha restored the temple to its original condition. He gave a lock of his hair to the temple guard and told him to plant it in the centre of the temple grounds and then pray that the temple would be restored and that the restored temple would be much stronger than the original one.
The guard did as he was instructed. He dug a small hole in the centre of the temple grounds, planted Nirartha’s hair in it, covered it with fresh dirt, patted it flat, then began to pray. Much to his surprise during his prayers the temple walls began to grow up and out of the small pile of dirt covering Nirartha’s buried lock of hair. The walls kept creeping out of that hole and assuming their original position until the entire temple complex was totally restored. And that’s how it remains to this very day, exactly as Nirartha promised, virtually untouched by the ravages of time.
Source : http://nowbali.co.id/balis-temples-sea/
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Essential Bali travel tips: what to know before you go
From navigating the crowds to being monkey-savvy, there are a few tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali. We’ve rounded up 15 top tips to bank for your next visit to the Island of the Gods.
One of the most touristed islands on earth, Bali isn’t exactly an untouched paradise. But while it can be difficult to escape the throngs of south Bali and Ubud, determined solitude seekers will be pleased to find loads of secluded corners beyond these primary tourist centres. Tip: head to the central mountains, or Bali’s more chilled-out north and west coasts.
Choose your base carefully
It pays to put some thought into your Bali base, as chaotic traffic and hot weather are likely to make you stick close to your hotel or guesthouse rather than wander far on foot or sit in stuffy taxis. If you’re looking for real R&R, Kuta probably isn’t your thing. If you want to shop up a storm and eat more than your body weight in fine food, a week on Nusa Lembongan isn't likely to leave you fully satiated. Find your perfect spot with the help of Lonely Planet's 'first time Bali' guide.
Don’t fret about 'Bali belly'
Strict dietary habits are no longer required to prevent spending your Bali break within two steps of a toilet. Once upon a time, salads, cut fruit, ice cubes and most meats were on the danger list, but hygiene standards have improved markedly across the island, and many kitchens offer good quality organic produce. While dodgy prawns will always be out there, by staying hydrated, avoiding notorious local liquor arak and consuming street food with a degree of caution, the dreaded Bali belly should be kept at bay.
Dress for the occasion
Beachwear doesn’t always cut it in Bali – many higher-end bars, restaurants and clubs enforce a dress code. If you’re unsure, call ahead to save the potential embarrassment of being turned away.
Respect religious customs
Religion rules the roost in Bali. Don’t get your knickers in a knot when a street is blocked off for a ceremony or your driver pulls over mid-trip to make a blessing – this is all part of the magic of the island. Plan accordingly if your travel dates fall on Nyepi when everything in Bali (even the airport) shuts down for the day, and always dress modestly (covering the shoulders and knees) and conduct yourself appropriately when visiting temples and holy sites.
Prepare for a mixed bag of price tags
It’s still possible to visit Bali on a shoestring by staying in guesthouses, dining at warungs and shopping at local markets, but you can just as easily blow your life savings as drinks, meals, spa treatments and room rates at high-end establishments are priced similarly to that in Australia, the UK and the US. Look out for online discounts and happy hour deals.
Be cautious of wild and stray animals
Give wild and stray animals a wide berth. They may look cute, but rabies and other diseases are serious risks in Bali and monkeys are notorious for their thieving ways. Bali’s stray dogs are numerous, and often in pretty bad shape. If you’re keen to make a difference, consider making a ‘doggy donation’ to Bali Dog Refuge (balidogrefuge.com) which helps to rescue and rehabilitate the island’s stray pups.
Avoid plastic water bottles
Bali’s heat and humidity calls for constant hydration, but consider the environment before purchasing another bottled drink. An estimated three million plastic bottles are discarded in Bali each month; help reduce this figure by investing in a stainless steel bottle that you can refill; most good cafes and restaurants have a water filter available that you can use for free or for a small fee. Earth Cafe in Seminyak has stainless steel bottles available for purchase.
Learn some local lingo
A few basic words of Bahasa Indonesia will take you a long way in Bali. Try selamat pagi (good morning), tolong (please) and terima kasih (thank you), for starters.
Remember that low season often means rainy season
Be mindful of Bali’s rainy season (January to April and October to November) when planning your trip. Discounts can be great, but if you end up spending your holiday cooped up indoors, you may be left wondering if making the trip was worth it. Fortunately, the rains are often limited to brief afternoon downpours, so your holiday isn't likely to be a total write-off.
You can bargain for many items and services in Bali, but do so respectfully and with a smile on your face. You’ll know when the vendor has reached their limit, and at that point don’t push it. When in doubt, walk away – if the seller doesn’t come after you, you can be sure they aren’t prepared to drop their price any lower.
Get your head around the current visa situation
In early 2015,Indonesia waived its standard 30-day tourist visa-on-arrival (VOA) system for 45 countries; visitors from most other nations (including Australians) must purchase the VOA. While extending a 30-day visa is possible, it can be a tricky business. Speak to a reputable visa agent on the ground, or contact your nearest Indonesian consulate prior to departure. At the time of publication, 60-day visas could be arranged in advance, but not in-country.
Play by the rules
The Indonesian legal system may seem confusing and contradictory, but it's best not argue with police if you are accused of an infringement that may feel unjust, and pay ‘fines’ with good grace. Do not expect any special treatment for being a foreigner, and it goes without saying that having anything to do with drugs is a very bad idea.
Respect the ocean
Even if you’re an avid beach-goer and surf worshipper, Bali's powerful waves, strong currents and exposed rocks can be treacherous, so take care, and don't swim alone unless you are completely confident in doing so. Show equal respect for the beach by not leaving any garbage (including cigarette butts) behind – when the tide comes in, it'll be sucked into the ocean at great cost to the marine ecosystem.
Bali is generally safer than the headlines suggest, but with close to four million tourists hitting its shores every year, it’s statistically natural that some travellers may have problems. Party safe, always wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter, be respectful, and don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in your home country, and you're on track for the holiday of a lifetime.
Lonely Planet Writer
Source : https://www.lonelyplanet.com/indonesia/bali/travel-tips-and-articles/essential-bali-travel-tips-what-to-know-before-you-go/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d277522a
Monday 18 September 2017
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Saturday 09 September 2017
Bali: Bikinifox X Aleva Villa
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In the heart of Seminyak lies the beautiful Aleva Villas. Aleva is a small array of one bedroom villas just 1.5km from Seminyak Square Shopping Mall. Upon arrival we were greeted from Alevas incredible staff along with gorgeous miniature rabbits which run around the villas pathways and for those animal lovers yes you are aloud to bring these little cuties into your villa. Each villa features your own private pool, hammock, TV unit including multiple DVDs available at the front desk and are accessible anytime. Theres a large spa bath overlooking the villas pool, have a dip and go straight into the bath. The staff were extremely friendly always offering a helping hand or booking taxis when we needed they also have a free shuttle service to the surrounding area which comes in handy for sight seeing and shopping. The in villa kitchen was equipped with your very own dishwasher and oven. Other amenities included a microwave, coffee machine and kettle.
The daily floating breakfast was definitely a highlight with the menu providing a variety of choices for any appetite. You are in Seminyak however to get to the popular areas you will need to get a local taxi or a bike. Due to the villas being located off a main road there is a little bit of noise of the vehicles passing by.
Overall we had an amazing experience at Aleva, we couldn't thank the staff more for their friendly service. We highly recommend Aleva Villas for a wonderful Bali experience. If you have any questions about our experience please feel free to email.
Tuesday 29 August 2017
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Tuesday 22 August 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
Monday 21 August 2017