Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Reliable and helpful

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014NEW
We used Gede as our main transporter and tour guide throughout our one week stay in Bali. In my opinion, you will not regret to use him. Courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately, he had to be away to perform the temple duty on one day and he assigned another younger driver who is friendly and courteous but lack the experience of a mature tour guide like Gede. Gede help you almost every step. Guide you till the door, recommend nice places but also advise against those unpleasant touristic place. I recommend him because I can rely on him. Insist on him only.
Visited September 2014
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Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
I went to Bali with my girlfriend on this October 2014 and we chose Gede as our trip driver + tour guide ^.^He is a super awesome & friendly driver ever which took us for 5 days 4 night trip in Bali. The best things from Gede is he help us took the picture with his DSLR camera and gave us the picture for free together with the CD. I want thanks to him that gave us the most memorable picture in Bali and his photography skill is definitely in pro level. All are beautiful picture. Gede is a very flexible guy that we can choose for our own itinerary and he arranged for us. In some of the attractions, he will let us known the people or things to be careful. Example, the monkey and the people who sell the things. He is a patient guy that can wait us until finish the daily itinerary even exceed the limit hours of tours. Gede also is a reliable guy that will not always talking about the money and he will gave us the reasonable price for the tours. The food that the Gede bring us go was great and nice. At the end, I want to thanks to Gede give us a memorable Bali Trips~
Visited October 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Many thing you can do in Bali.

what to do in Bali ?
With so much to do available in this spectacular holiday destination, choosing what to do in Bali can sometimes be a challenge. There are a great range of Bali tours and activities to suit everyone, whether you simply want to enjoy the great outdoors, indulge your sense of adventure, take in the breathtaking architecture of Bali's famous temples, or soak up this rich ancient culture. However you want to spend your time on the island, there are a wide range of Bali tourist attractions to suit you.

When thinking about what to do in Bali, the first thing that comes to mind is enjoying the beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, crystal clear waters and amazing rice paddies that cover the island. Snorkelling and scuba diving are a particularly popular way to explore the tropical waters of Bali however if you're up for a bit of adventure, white water rafting is also a lot of fun. However, if you prefer to simply relax, there are a number of scenic beaches where you can sit back and work on your tan.

Bali is renowned for its stunning natural environment where lush jungle and vibrant rice paddies meet a shimmering sea. However, just off the beaches there are a number of amazing natural attractions to be found including the Kintamani Volcano, Tampak Siring, Elephant Caves Temple, Bat Cave Temple, Tirta Gangga Water Palace and more in East Bali. Enjoying breathtaking views from the tops of Bali's mountainous terrain, these Bali tourist attractions are most easily accessed with a tour group.

Another of the iconic Bali tourist attractions are the ornate and beautifully decorated sacred temples that are scattered across the island. Offering some amazing photo opportunities, these temples provide an insight into the religious underpinnings of the Balinese culture. Visit the Besakih Mother Temple and Ubud as well as the Ubud and Tanah Lot Temples or, further southwest, Pura Luhur, the Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay. Best viewed on a tour, a rich history is etched into these captivating temples.

The unique culture of the Balinese people is a very compelling part of its popularity as a holiday destination and exploring this fascinating way of life is one of the things that should be top of your list for what to do in Bali. Bedugul and Tanah Lot are home to a number of interesting sacred sites while Singaraja in the north of Bali is home to royal temples, flower markets and cheeky monkey's that epitomise the spirit of Bali. However Ubud is considered the cultural hub of Bali and offers the heart and soul of Bali's arts, culture, local crafts and markets.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

South Bali


South Bali is the most popular part of Bali and is where all the foreign tourists converge and where the action is. The best of Bali is displayed here, from Denpasar urban attractions to Nusa Dua exclusivity and Kuta scenic white sand beaches. Here is where most of the islands action takes place: shopping, relaxing in the sun and the vibrant and, at times, raucous nightlife. There are countless restaurants, bars, nightclubs and hotels of varying standards and budget to suit travelers from all market segments.


If you go to South Bali and not visit Kuta, even for a few hours, then you will miss the very essence of what Bali is for this fun-filled city is the very essence of Bali. A once sleepy village on the road to the capital city of Denpasar, Kuta has evolved into a thriving tourist resort, especially among the young. Many avid surfers come to Kuta for its magnificent waves, although the strong currents make the sea less suitable for swimming.

The village has a wide range of accommodation to suit the super duper rich in the elegant villa and five star luxury resorts to budget hotels and simple hostels and home stays. The town is choc a bloc with discotheques, clubs, restaurants, shops and every imaginable facility for tourists. One of the common services available in Kuta, and in most other beach destinations in Bali, is massage on the beach – masseurs rejuvenating your body while you lie back and bask in the sun. Culture is evident in the nightly performances of Balinese music and traditional dances staged specially for tourists. As Kuta faces west over the Straits of Bali it offers visitors the best sunset on the island.

Situated just next to Kuta, Legian beach is more laid-back compared to its bustling neighbor in the south. As Legian is not directly accessible by any public access road it is relatively quieter and more peaceful. The best way to explore this beach is on foot. Apart from its gorgeous beach Legian also offers one of the most stunning sunsets in Bali. There is also good surfing.

Located north of Kuta and Legian, Seminyak is an up market resort with luxury accommodation and high-end shopping complexes, restaurants, bar and clubs. It is reputed as the spa and boutique shopping centre in Bali.

Located about 15 minutes drive from central Kuta, Canggu is popular with surfers as it has larger swells than those at Kuta and its sandy beach make this the haunt of foreign tourists and expatriates living in Bali. Canggu is picturesque and tranquil with green rice fields reaching right down to the beach. It is not as upscale as Seminyak and offers affordable accommodation.

Kerobokan, a short distance from the centre of Legian, Seminyak and Denpasar, is another place that offers peace and serenity. It is a tranquil area surrounded by rice fields and is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Bali. Nearby are furniture and handicraft shops that sell the goods at wholesale prices. It is a nice quiet place to rest and relax in resorts and hotels close by. For those who want some sun and sand they can go to Batu Belig and Legian Beach, which is about five minutes drive away. Kerobokan also known as the expatriate community area because of many expatriate who live and work in Bali often stay and play around in the area.

Sanur is Bali’s oldest upscale resort area and is a mature beachside town. It has an abundance of restaurants and accommodation, but it is quiet and a great place to have a relaxing holiday. In price range it is cheaper than Seminyak and more expensive than Kuta. Its palm-lined, white sand beach facing the Indian Ocean is considered one of the best in Bali and is ideal for a wide variety of activities.

Sanur serenity appeals mostly to middle-aged and older families, especially Europeans, and to families. It has many good hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities and is only a short distance from Denpasar. It is also full of spa’s offering treatments steeped in Balinese tradition and a day in the spa is a highly recommended activity. Nearby are ancient temples and local villages where its inhabitants still practice age-old customs and culture.

Nusa Dua
The Nusa Dua tourist belt has some of the most scenic beaches and luxurious beautiful resorts in South Bali. Its beaches are clean, the sea crystal clear and the surf perfect for surfing. It also has some of the best golf courses on the island. As well as a host of luxury hotels, Nusa Dua is home to the main convention centre in Bali. Spas also abound in Nusa Dua and a traditional Balinese massage and spa treatment is one of the must-do activities in Nusa Dua.

Jimbaran village is on the narrow neck of Bali Island with two remarkably different beaches. On the west, Jimbaran Beach faces the Jimbaran Bay lined by new luxurious resorts. On the east the beach faces the body of water sheltered by Tanjung Benoa (Benoa Peninsula).

Jimbaran is known for its fresh seafood, and seafood restaurants abound along the beach. Diners choose the live seafood and it is cooked immediately, usually grilled over a fire of coconut husks. It also has some of Bali’s best five star hotels and resorts, as well as high-end villas, the latter usually perched on ridges high above Jimbaran Bay. Shopping here is a delight as there are a number of chic and exclusive boutiques. However, it is not a place for nightlife. Visitors come to Jimbaran for its tranquility, the fine white sandy beaches and the beautiful sunset.

The traditional Jimbaran fish market at the northern end of the bay and next to the beach is worth a visit. Fishermen bring in their catch early in the morning and they display them on the beach for customers, most of whom are from Bali’s fine dining restaurants.

Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa, a former fishing village and an old dock, is today lined with deluxe hotels and resorts. Within walking distance from Nusa Dua the peninsula is popular with tourists in the search for water sports as it has one of the one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with grey-white sand instead of the white sandy beaches found elsewhere on the island. The peninsula has a rustic village atmosphere with a landscape filled with numerous coconut groves and a Buddhist temple perched on its northern edge.

Tanjung Benoa is also famous for its seafood and seafood restaurants, which offer spectacular views of the Nusa Penida cliffs across the Badung Strait. Just offshore is Serangan, commonly known as Turtle Island, the site of a sacred Sakenan temple dating back to the 16th century. The reef, lying 200 meters off the peninsula’s northeast tip, has a rich marine life with a large variety of colorful, tropical fish.

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