Visiting Bali

A tropical paradise in every way, Bali has long entranced expatriates with its lush interior and golden sands. This diminutive Indonesian island is as magnificent as ever, offering travelers a unique selling point: luxurious experiences for less-than-luxurious budgets. Massages on the beach and fine dining represent only one side to the story, however; Bali is as much about its ancient ceremonies, warm people, and Hindu religion as it is about island fantasies.

Part of the allure of this Pacific island lies in the exotic lodging that is offered to tourists. Resorts and condos are popular getaways, and many offer amenities such as spas, massages, and private beaches. And the food and nightlife of this island are unsurpassed as well. With many restaurants serving authentic Indonesian cuisine, you will have... Read More
A tropical paradise in every way, Bali has long entranced expatriates with its lush interior and golden sands. This diminutive Indonesian island is as magnificent as ever, offering travelers a unique selling point: luxurious experiences for less-than-luxurious budgets. Massages on the beach and fine dining represent only one side to the story, however; Bali is as much about its ancient ceremonies, warm people, and Hindu religion as it is about island fantasies.

Part of the allure of this Pacific island lies in the exotic lodging that is offered to tourists. Resorts and condos are popular getaways, and many offer amenities such as spas, massages, and private beaches. And the food and nightlife of this island are unsurpassed as well. With many restaurants serving authentic Indonesian cuisine, you will have no trouble finding a favorite restaurant.

With breathtaking sights around every corner, it’s easy to see why so many members are booking their flight to Bali right now. Beaches, jungles, volcanoes and ancient temples all add to the mystique of this Indonesian isle.    Close

Stories and Tips Bali

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A Taste of the Old and the New of Bali

Written by nofootprint on 09 Aug, 2011

We arranged for a driver to take us around to see the sites. This is easy to do as there is a "travel agent" every few feet along the main drag in town! We paid 400,000 RM which seems to be the going rate. We…Read More


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Arriving in Bali

Written by nofootprint on 09 Aug, 2011

As busy and world renowned as Bali is, I was surprised to see it still retains its own original character. Steeped in tradition, Bali has much to show/tell us. Stories of predictions by paranormals and reincarnations are everyday tales given to us by various taxi…Read More


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Legian to Seminyak - by foot

Written by auskiwi on 02 Sep, 2010

On another day Dale and I went for a walk along the streets of Legian to Seminyak – via Jalan Raya Seminyak and Jalan Kayu Aya - on the map it didn’t look that far but when you’re walking it’s a different story - it’s…Read More


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Surfshops and so much more

Written by auskiwi on 02 Sep, 2010

First trip was a short mini tour of the surfwear shops and discount places. We walked outside the gates of the Jayakarta Bali Hotel and we found a bemo (people mover, mini-van, whatever you want to call them) that was willing to squeeze 10 of…Read More


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My Trip journal-Day 1st

Written by sueta on 01 Apr, 2008

Day 1st. March 26th, 2008.We left Kuta around 9 am, driving out Kuta area heading to west Bali through the main street that leads to Tanah Lot Temple. We took the village roads that come out at Meliling on the main street that goes to…Read More


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Bali Island - A Paradise in the Sun

Written by Tim Thornton on 31 Jan, 2007

The basics about Bali: A Tourist’s Paradise—Bali has something for everyone. Beaches. Mountains. Water sports. Shopping. Food. Art. If you can’t find it here, you are not looking very hard. Bali has scuba diving, sports fishing, sailing, mountain adventure, art, shopping, temples (literally thousands of…Read More


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Sight-seeing in Bali (Part 2)

Written by beautysan on 09 Nov, 2006

Early in the morning, our good driver Made was already waiting for us at the guesthouse lobby. We went directly to Tanah Lot temple before it gets too hot and too crowded. When we reach there, we almost have the whole place to ourselves, except…Read More


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Sight-seeing in Bali (Part 1)

Written by beautysan on 09 Nov, 2006

We hired a driver for 2 days to bring us to the sights of Bali. Our driver is Made (pronounced as Ma-De), a cheerful, reliable and honest driver. He is contact-able through his mobile phone 08123608229. I do highly recommend him as he charged a…Read More


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Cycling in Ubud

Written by beautysan on 29 May, 2006

Cycling in Ubud is highly recommended for those who don't mind a combination of uphill and downhill roads. We rented our bicycles from our resort in Tanggayuda, and cycled along the road towards Kedewatan. A recommended stop is the viewpoint just beside Kupu-Kupu Barong resort.…Read More


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A day at Ullawatu

Written by auskiwi on 01 Jun, 2002

One day we got out of bed and wanted to do something different so we decided to go to Ullawatu for the day. So we went out to the main street and flagged down a passing taxi and asked them to take us there. The taxi…Read More


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