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Top 3 Places to Visit in Indonesia

Posted by admin on January 19, 2017
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According to Bali’s tourism office, 954,957 Australians visited Bali in 2016. If you’re planning to jump on the bandwagon, there are direct flights to Bali from Darwin, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and Cairns. You will arrive at Denpasar International Airport. To get the most out of your trip, here are the top 3 places to visit in Indonesia.

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Known as Bali’s cultural heart, Ubud has more to offer than retreats, rice paddies, and fortune telling. To get to Ubud from the airport, you can take the bus, hire a taxi, or have the staff/owner of the hotel where you’re staying to pick you up. The cheapest option is to take the bus. Travel time from the airport to Ubud is about one hour.

For your accommodation, you can choose one of the many Ubud hotels with booking services available online. In choosing a hotel, consider the length of your stay, how much you’re willing to spend, the places you want to visit, and the experiences you want to have while in Ubud.

The most popular tourist attractions in Ubud are: Sacred Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah “Elephant Cave”, Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Puri Saren Royal Palace, Blanco Renaissance Museum, and a lot more. When in Ubud, days can become weeks and weeks can become months so be sure to plan your trip thoroughly.

SEMINYAK
Known as Bali’s shopping headquarters, Seminyak is one of the top places to go in Bali. It is know for fun drinking sessions, parties at the beach, and boutique shopping. Seminyak is only 30 minutes away from the airport making it a great place to start your Bali adventure. To enjoy your stay without worries, you can choose from the many luxury boutique hotels in Seminyak. From 24-hour butler service to private pools, these luxury hotels got you covered.

Aside from shopping, dining, and partying in Seminyak, take time to discover these interesting attractions: Petitenget Temple, Biasa ArtSpace, Echo Beach, Totem Room Escape Challenge, and Seminyak Beach among other places. You can also enrol in cooking classes, indulge yourself in daily massages and facials, and surf. There’s never an end to the things you can do in Seminyak.

GILI ISLANDS

The Gilis is composed of three beautiful islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. The best way to reach Gili Islands is through fastboats. You can ride one at Sanur (about 30 mins. from the airport), Padangbai (about 1 hr. from the airport), or Amed (about 2 hrs. from the airport). Most fastboat will take you to Gili Trawangan first and from there you can ride another fastboat if you want to visit the other islands.

Gili Islands accommodation choices include beach shacks, backpacker huts, budget hotels, mid-range hotels, boutique bungalows, and private villas. Each island is unique so make sure to visit all three islands while you’re there.

When talking about the things to do and places to visit in Bali, all the activities, attractions, and places covered in this article is just the tip of the iceberg. The next time you visit Bali, there are more exciting things for you to do and more unique experiences to look forward to.

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Beach Holiday in Bali for Couples and Families

Posted by Megan on November 18, 2016
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People look forward to spending beach time in Bali because of the wonderful waters and the best accommodations. Seminyak villas offer amenities that are good for the whole family or for just you and your spouse.  Spending some time in the villas allow you to relax and forget your worries for a while.

depositphotos_67809853_s-2015You will never run out of places to choose to stay. There are many villas in Seminyak of every kind. There are those located in secluded areas. While, there are some that are located near the beaches and all the other places where the action happens.  One thing is for sure, villas in Seminyak offer the best in luxury. It also has villas for couples and families.

You can find the best villas for rent in Seminyak along the west coast of the island of Bali. Most of these villas will work well as a honeymoon destination.  The beaches here have a romantic atmosphere. Here, couples can fall in love again by swimming in the waters of taking a scenic bicycle ride through the island. Known for giving honeymooners a reason to fall in love some more, Seminyak offers the best beaches in Indonesia.

Aside from being known as romantic paradise, Bali also offers 2 bedroom villas in Seminyak for rent for larger groups. Families will find this the perfect hideaway. Everyone can enjoy all the space they need and still have fun within and outside of the villa. Most of the family-oriented villas have swimming pools that the whole family can enjoy. These have enough space for the children to frolic around. It serves as the perfect venue for the best bonding moments for the family.

You can have your choice of family Seminyak villas and still enjoy the places of Bali. Most of the villas are strategically located within minutes’ drive to interesting spots that you can enjoy with your spouse or your whole family. In these places, you can spend quality time with either your partner or the whole clan.

The places near your chosen Seminyak villas are designed to have you enjoy your time in the resort area.  Bali is a place where your can have fun just by staying in your villa and enjoy the luxurious amenities it comes with. But, you also have the choice to go to the beach or visit the restaurants, bars and cafes lining up the shores.

The good thing about Bali is that it is for everyone.

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Exploring Exotic and Luxurious Surf Resorts in Indonesia

Posted by Megan on August 06, 2016
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Thanks to technology, searching and travelling to exotic destinations are easier now more than ever. There are a lot of tourists who are now trying out the surf resorts in Bali such as Kima Berawa Surf Camp, Puri Uluwatu Villas, and Kima Canggu Surf Resort. Bali, Indonesia is known as a honeymoon destination or a relaxing tourist spot. But these days, Bali is starting to be known as an exotic surfing destination for avid surfers from around the world. Before trying the waves in Bali, you should be aware about the characteristics of the waves and choose a surfing spot that matches your level. You do not want to end up under the whirlpool of waves.

Depositphotos_95766924_s-2015Surf resorts in Bali near Kuta Beach is ideal for beginners as well as intermediate surfers. It is the best place to try surfing especially for first time surfers. There are various surf resorts that offer surfing lessons. They even give a discounted rate if you are staying in their resort. If you plan to learn and get better at surfing, it is best to check in a surfing resort in Kuta Beach.

You can also try a surfing camp and avail of a group package deal for you and your friends. It is a lot cheaper to travel in groups than by yourself. You can also meet new people and other surfing enthusiasts from around the globe. For people looking for a challenge, you can hire surf charters in Bali to bring you to Keramas or Uluwatu where you are faced with intermediate to expert level of waves. These areas are advised only for professional surfers.

There are other surfing spots outside of Bali. Surf resorts in Java are also a famous spot for surfing enthusiasts. G-Land Joyo’s Surf Camp offers one of the most desired surfing destinations in Java. The waves in this area are a special isolated wave that most surfers want to ride. It is the kind of wave that is not suitable for beginners.

When you stay in a surf camp, you can avail of a surf package that includes the meals, accommodations, and surfing gears you need. You can stay all you want until you are able to ride that special wave. Other surf camps in Java offer surfing packages for all the enthusiastic travelling surfers. Check out the various packages you can avail that will let you experience a surfing holiday like no other.

More and more surfers are exploring the world to find the best waves.

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Making Your Dream Holiday a Reality

Posted by Megan on June 07, 2016
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Everyone has a dream vacation, the place they have always dreamed about their entire lives. It can be that adventure hike to Machu Picchu, or even that relaxed holiday in paradise drinking a cocktail in one of the best Bali villas. After all, with the stress of life and work, taking it easy and lying under the sun while detoxing from city life is nothing less than a dream come true.

Depositphotos_73875649_s-2015You know where you want to go, but the question is: how do you find the time and the money to afford the best Bali villas? Your luxury trip is sure to cost you a bit too. But, you can fulfill your dream and your vacation can be a reality if you know how to plan and save up for it:

  • Research your destination well – The beginning of every plan is to get all the information you need. How much do the best villas in Seminyak actually cost? What activities do I want to do? When is the best time to go and what do others say about this place? Once you have a clear idea of where to go and what to do, you can start with the next step.
  • Plan your budget – The luxury Bali villas might be expensive, but by doing a bit of research, you can find your way around it. Either figure out when the prices are cheapest, or book early enough to get a nice early booking rate, or simply find the one where your dollars can go the farthest and it actually won’t be so expensive for you in the end.
  • Prepare your schedule – This is also an important point to consider because your dream holiday isn’t like that short weekend trip where you go after work on Friday and come back Monday. This might involve booking holiday time at work, and figuring out when it is most feasible to be away from work for a few weeks or even more than a month. This way, you can enjoy your stay at the Bali luxury villas without worrying about work responsibilities and achieve that tan you would love to have.
  • Start saving – There are many different ways to make sure you have your travel fund when you plan to go. From saving loose change or even setting aside a few hundred dollars monthly, there are also other ways like gaining points for the travel through mileage or loyalty programs. In fact, through your daily expenses, you can find ways to either save some money or work towards getting that free flight to Indonesia, where the best Bali villas are waiting for you.

With these simple tips, your dream vacation will surely turn into a reality. Make this happen and just treasure every moment.

A dream vacation is feasible in Bali. Explore the place and stay in a matched dream accommodation.

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