About Bali

 

Bali Island, the perfect holiday destination has a lot to offer. This tropical paradise has a unique blend of modern

facilities combined with a rich heritage


Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, is so picturesque and immaculate it could almost be

a painted backdrop. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soaring up through

the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and friendly people

who don't just have a culture but actually live it. In Bali spirits come out to play in the moonlight, every night

is a festival and even a funeral is an opportunity to have a good time.

 

The Balinese people are proud of having preserved their unique Hindu culture against the advance of Islam,

the dominant religion throughout Indonesia. This is still reflected in day to day life and can be seen in the

numerous ceremonies, Balinese festivals and magnificent temples and palaces.


Some of the best surfing beaches in the world can be found on the western side of the island whilst conversely

the eastern side is a wonderful haven for families, with beautiful white sand beaches and gentle seas.

 

Bali Island is a shopper's paradise particularly for casual and tailored clothing, locally made jewelry, handicrafts,

antiques and artifacts. Leather ware is one of the unexpected local bargains with everything from handbags through

to tailor made leather jackets and coats, all at unbelievable prices.


In fact, prices are so inexpensive, you're sure to need more room in your suitcase! Try bargaining at the street markets

of Kuta, Sanur, Ubud or Nusa Dua or fixed price shopping at a Denpasar department store. Bali has it all.

 

For those that want to stay wet, Bali Island has world class scuba diving, snorkeling and wonderful day trips out to Nusa

Penida for beach sports and coral viewing.

 

When the sun sets, the choices are still hard to make - a quiet romantic moon lit dinner or watch the spectacular Balinese

Fire Dance or Kecak Dance. For those that want to party, Bali Island has it all with bars, discos and nightclubs.

 

As a truly international destination attracting visitors from all over the world, restaurants in Bali are extremely cosmopolitan

yet inexpensive. Experience not only local delicacies like Nasi Goreng and Sate Campur but also Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese,

Italian/European Greek, Moroccan and even Mexican cuisine. We must not forget Bali's wonderful seafood - local lobster at

such prices that you will want to keep coming back for more.

 

For those more culturally inclined, Bali can offer the peace and tranquility of Ubud high in the hills; the spectacular Mother

Temple at Besakih; the ancient capital of Bali, Singaraja and the floating palace at Ujung near the pretty beach area of Candi

Dasa. The Scenery is nothing less than spectacular. Jungle, picturesque hillside rice terraces and the awesome magnificence

of Kintamani Volcano.

 

The more active, wanting a break from the idyllic beaches, can experience wonderful golf courses in the mountains at Bedugul

and beachside at Nusa Dua, the thrill of white water rafting or kayaking down the beautiful Ayung River; mountain cycling amid

scenery you will never forget and organized rice paddy and jungle treks to see the side of Bali most tourists never encounter.

 

Bali Island, a truly international destination, offers every standard of accommodation ranging from charming yet modest bungalow

style hotels in lush tropical gardens for the budget minded through to arguably amongst the most exclusive and sophisticated hotels

in the world!