Nusa Lembongan is an island located southeast of Bali and part of a group of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district, of which it is the most famous. Nusa Lembongan has the vast majority of the tourist infrastructure within the islands and is a popular side destination for visitors to mainland Bali. A drive
Host of some of Bali’s best restaurant, boutiques and Nightclubs is Kerobokan with its Batu Belig Beach a seamlessly transition from Seminyak. Small cafes and warungs placed between private villas and rice fields offer a beautiful alternative to more touristic area of Seminyak and Legian.
Further west of Canggu is the black sand coastline of Tanah Lot and Balian beach. A popular destination for surfers and all Bali visitors looking for a more quiet and relaxing holiday experience. Yet it is also hosts the famous Tanah Lot water temple and one of the world’s most beautifully located golf courses overlooking
Home of golden sand beaches, raff limestone cliffs, world surf breaks and Bali’s top notch luxury resorts. Private villa estates and Beach Clubs build on the cliffs placed next to affordable backpacker hostels and beach shacks. Bali’s south has for everybody something to offer.
The area of Canggu between earned more and more popularity over the last years. More laid back than Seminyak and Kuta and with cozy restaurants and bars with views over lush rice paddies. The Batu Bolong and Echo Beach area is well known for its more challenging surf breaks and its beach bars.
Considered as the cultural and spiritual heart Bali’s, Ubud is also the centre of crafts and art studios. Surrounded by lush green rice terraces and along beautiful river beds you find superb restaurants, luxury villas and 5 star resorts.
Sanur’s long stretch golden sand beach with shallow water is appreciated by families and young visitors alike. The lush green landscaped grounds and a paved cycling path along cafes and restaurants create a beautiful atmosphere.
Home of luxury world class hotels and private villas. Numerous fashion boutiques and exquisite restaurants. The beach hosts some of the best beach clubs Bali’s and numerous surf breaks and is famous for its beach bars. Seminyak is considered the most fashionable part of Bali.
The large east Bali region, including the seaside resort Candidasa and the well known dive area of Amed in the far east, is increasingly popular. The charming coastline with its lush forests and small fishing villages is the perfect location for a more relaxing holidays.
Legong isn’t just a tradition on Bali: it’s an institution. Since the first sightseers arrived on the island in the 1920s, Legong has become the public face of this tiny South-East Asian outpost – a visual emblem that has long promoted Bali’s Hindu culture to millions of eager visitors. But Legong has always been more
Its Galungan / Kuningan time of year again in Bali, and I feel so lucky that this is my second experience witnessing the joy and palatable energy of this incredible celebration. Every 210 days this island erupts with more color and festive buzz than its usual positive vibe. I love how the Balinese culture celebrates
Conventional wisdom is to stay away from Bali on Nyepi; but you would be missing something really unique. This silent holiday falls next on March 29th 2017. It is a national day of silence, the start of the Balinese Hindu new year and so a time to reflect on the year past and plan for
Giant, mythical Balinese monsters made from papier-mâché and Styrofoam paraded on the eve of Nyepi. A newish tradition maintains that villagers throughout Bali spend the weeks leading up to Nyepi making huge creatures of papier-mâché and fabric called “Ogoh-ogoh – giant monsters paraded on the eve of Nyepi – aren’t exactly an ancient tradition. In fact
1: “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop 2: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson 3: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta 4: “We travel, some of
Not known exactly where Kecak dance originated and which was first developed, but there are some kind of agreement on the Balinese Kecak was first developed into a performing arts in the village of Bona, Gianyar, as additional knowledge Kecak was originally a song or music that is resultant from a combination sounds that make
Since the global success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love the island of Bali has become a mecca of inspiration and personal evolution for solo female traveler. In it’s ecological beauty, depth of ceremony, and thriving wellness scene, Bali is an alluring, safe, and profound place in which to find yourself and discover depths you
Bali, the Island of the Gods, is a hub of endless opportunity for adventure, exploration, spa hopping, and spiritual growth. There is so much to do that you could spend a whole month on the island and barely scratch the surface! Trying to figure out what to do in Bali to make the most of
Not every traveler in Bali wants to stay in a manicured resort. For those ambitious adventurous tips, we offer this guide to exploring Bali less seen side. Let’s get lost in Ubud’s beautiful rice terraces, encounter hidden white sand beaches, soak in a private hot spring, or soak in an infinity pool hidden in Bali’s
Central Bali with it’s amazing tropical landscapes is home to some of the most serene waterfalls. Big and small, they are all beautiful in it’s own way unique. You don’t need to visit all the waterfalls, but include at least one on your list of things to do in Bali. To make your decision easier
When is the best time and season to come to Bali? Bali is truly a magical place! You can come to Bali any month of the year. It feels like summer 365 days of the year! Both air and water temperature don’t change much during the year. Air temperature on average is consistently between 25-33
The goal of this article is to help readers get a better understanding of everything you need to know about learning to surf in Bali. This might also be useful for all those novice surfers willing to improve. Bali is one of thousands of islands in Indonesia that offers world class breaks and is considered
If you’re tired of Tabasco and are looking for some fire to spice up your meals, look no further. Indonesia’s sambal sauce – packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – is guaranteed to give you a healthy glow. Find out how sambal became the nation’s hottest sauce, and try some of Indoneo’s favourite recipes that
‘Sunday Brunches’ have become trendy amongst the high-end international hotels over the past few years all around the world. With buffets and all you can eat style dinning cascading with oysters, sashimi, premium meats, decadent desserts, accompanied with free flow champagne if you choose, it’s no surprise the trend has caught on here in Bali.
Bali is truly on of the best places in the world to dive. A huge diversity of underwater seascapes are breathtaking. Deep lushly covered walls; black sand slopes crawling with rare, bizarre and wonderful creatures; impossibly gorgeous, multi-colored coral reefs; exotic white sand beaches and coves; heart-pumping drift dives past other-worldly undersea cliffs and legendary
The Sacred Monkey Sanctuary is home to 300-600 spirited long tailed macaques that live in three distinct troupes. The dense forest, one of Bali’s most revered for its Taksu, or spiritual power, encompasses 115 different species of trees, and none more impressive than the colossal Banyon Tree that leads to The Holy Bathing Temple. Actually,
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a curious newbie, a yoga retreat is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate. Imagine practicing the cobra pose to the sound of a running waterfall while looking at a lush rice field – that’s what a retreat in Bali is like.
Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea”) and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies (formerly the superfamily “Hedyloidea”). Butterfly fossils date
In Ubud you can find an abundance of tour companies offering bike trips around the island. The typical tour is a 40 km mostly downhill bike trip that includes breakfast at the top of a mountain, a visit to a coffee farm and a traditional Balinese village on the way down. You’ll stop at a
“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline; and it helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons. But, at the very least, you need a beer.” (Frank Zappa) Indonesia can boast everything that Zappa dreamed of – except that the archipelago hasn’t
Modern Indonesia was mapped by Dutch traders in their obsessive search for precious spices. After a near-disastrous first voyage in 1595, spice routes were opened up to Holland – and led to the birth of the Dutch East India Company. This is the story of the rise of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie – the VOC
Soft, succulent, spiky and stinky, Durian fruit is worshipped by some and outlawed by others. Known to its fans as the “King of Fruits”, it’s rich in Vitamin B and C and a sworn enemy of free radicals. Durian’s creamy flesh is packed with minerals, keeps you young, helps control your heart rate and even
Pooed by civet cats for the pickiest of people, kopi luwak is more expensive than silver. Discovered by penniless farmers and enjoyed by city bankers, kopi luwak may beat a ‘capoocino’ – but is it as pure and as ethical as we’d like to believe? Read on for the story of the costliest coffee on