If you were in Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua - Bali and looking for the place to watch LIVE SPORTS EVENT such as AFL, NRL, SUPER RUGBY etc. MEADS BEACH BAR & GRILL is the place that you have to visit, and also for all the schedules of the sports event is on their Twitter @meadsinbali.
You will greet at the gate (outside the door and on the road) by 2 young friendly girls welcoming you in, and they will show you the table for the best spot to watch the footy. Cold towels arrived for all to clean and freshen us up, and If you stay at the hotel around Nusa dua area, they can come to pick you up...for FREE, what a SERVICE!
While you watch the games, don't forget to order the WEEKEND BUCKET BRUNCH for only Rp.199K which are you getting a 5 Beers plus choice of dish, I guarantee you will have a good time.
Equipment: Book the Table in advance, and if you need their pickup service call them for details.
Upon taking the children to zoo, we make and attempt to go on the treewalk and flying fox. Actually we didn't... our kids only. As our timing is right, there were having animal show and children are able to hold them and take pictures.
Right after that our tour guide took us to ride horses by the beach.
On our second day, we Took a boat to turtle island, parasailing and jet sky. The whole family travel to turtle island but only my son and daughter go on the parasailing and jet ski. This cost us R1,800 000.00. I guest everything here is stiff since mostly every activity is charge in USD.
Equipment: Make sure to bring along your sunblock, swimming attire and towel. If possible do bring light snack and bottle or packet drinks.
Ride on a Glass Bottom Boat:
Here the water is so clear that you can see depth up to 5'-6' feet with your naked eye. They take you to a place where you can see live Corals, various fishes , Sea weeds. If you have an Under Water Camera , it's a feast for your eyes. Even if you don't have then they put bread crumbs in your hand to attract the fishes, you can take lots of picture as the time allowed here is about 15-20 mts. With glass bottom, you can also take lots of pictures.
You have various beach activities available at all the beaches of Bali, such as Surfing, Boating, Sailing, Water Skiing, Banana Boat, Scuba Diving, Speed Boat riding, Para Sailing and so on. We took Speed Boat riding besides some more small activities. Munu wanted to experiment with Para Sailing, but the height of Para-Sailing perhaps scared her a bit.
Please note: Here also you are expected to bargain a lot on the printed price of beach activities. The printed prices are from USD$ 10 to USD$45 for each activity. But you can get at least 3 activities combined for USD$ 20-25 if you can bargain.
Equipment: Various, available on rent or with the operator.
At certain times of the year,
the weather conditions are favorable
for the ruthless sports person
with strong arm muscles.
There are plenty of places
that rent the equipment in Sanur
and they also can organize tours
to chase the best places and conditions,
One business that can assist you is
Bali Kite Surfing School in Sanur.
Menjangan Island is a small island located in the northwest of Bali island.
I've not been there myself, but my friends who like diving & have dived in Menjangan Island told me that this island is a good place for diving or snorkling.
I hope this information is useful for you and give you more options to consider.
The pic of the fish here was taken by Barbara Phua, a Singaporean tourist who dived at Menjangan Island. Read more about this at:
For more information about diving in Indonesia, you can check the website below.
Bali is branded as a mystical place
and some of us need just that.
There are various retreats performed during the year.
But not always easy to find.
I have listed one,
so that you can practice your Tree Pose!
Bali offers white water rafting opportunity on the Sungai Ayung River near Ubud. The rapids are only class II so it's suitable for children and beginners. The trip takes about 2 hours and also includes lunch.
Trying to catch that perfect wave
takes more than just the physical effort,
but also it take knowing what time of the day.
In several surf shops in Kuta
you can ask for your free copy of a Tide Chart
which lists the daily tides for every day of the month
and the best places to surf.
You can also check out the web-site below.
For a full surf report, click on:
Happy surfing to all you cute boys out there!
Many activities such as parasailing,banana boat,jet ski, wakeboarding,water ski, Turtle Island Tour, Sunset Fishing and even diving.
I did parasailing and snorkelling here at Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua.
Price advertised in the brochure was $15USD for Parasailing & $25USD for a snorkelling tour ( 1hr )...(Btw, price in the website for parasailing is only $10USD)
The prices in the brochure is still negotiable..So, do not just pay the price and start your activity...
Managed to get the parasailing for $8USD & 15USD for snorkelling tour & rental of equipment.
(I still think that it was a bit expensive as in Malaysia, we can go snorkelling for ard RM30 and less... )
The parasailing activity was fun, but certainly too short! Wished they would let me stay up in the air longer! :)
Equipment: No need for gear as it is provided... ( with an additional cost, of course! : )
Kuta is a great place to learn how to surf. This is clear from the many surf schools lining the beach. The surf is just right for beginners.
I went to one of the largest schools, Odyssey, which was very well run. They have all types of courses to suit all your needs. half day, full day and multiple day courses. The instrcutors are local but can all sepak English. Most schools guarantee that you will be able to stand by the end of the lesson.
Equipment: The bigger schools will provide all the equipment - rashgard, surfboard, leash, helmet. So just bring your swimsuit.
Since I am not a surfer girl,
I asked a my friend Kahala
to do a write up on one of
the surf schools here in Bali.
Thanks for the write up Kahala!!!
'What’s yellow and blue,
filled with fun and energetic people,
and conveniently located at the end
of Poppie’s One in Kuta?
The answer is Big Kahuna Surf School.
Guaranteed to “Have You Up and Surfing
in One Lesson or the Next Lesson’s Free,”
Big Kahuna has been sharing the joy of surfing
with adventurous beachgoers for more than twenty years.
Unlike some surf schools,
“BK” focuses on ALL aspects of surfing
including general water safety, wave selection,
paddling, and through additional lessons, turns and basic maneuvers.
The lesson begins with a quick meeting
and check-in at the BK office.
Adorning the signature yellow and blue BK colors
and situated at the end of Poppies One,
the office is literally steps from the welcoming waves of Kuta Beach.
It is here students receive their wave riding
ensemble consisting of UV protecting shirts, sunscreen,
and soft top surfboards.
Soft top boards are made entirely of foam,
and not hard resonated fiber glass like most surfboards.
The softer feel and wider base for easier balancing make them ideal for beginners.
Equipment: The lesson continues on the beach
where one of BK’s knowledgeable instructors
shares the fundamentals of beginner surfing..
All instructors are personally trained and
mentored by Big Kahuna himself,
a Hawaii raised waterman that has been surfing for three decades.
Students benefit from this wealth of surfing experience
as they learn the latest and best in surfing techniques.
BK’s instructors also recognize that while
some students are natural surfers,
other students need a bit more personalized attention and instruction.
The smaller class sizes and great instructor-to-student ratio
allows BK to accommodate all learning curves and skill sets.
In fact, the instructors proudly boast they “specialize in beginners and cowards.”
The second half of the lesson is spent in the shallow,
sandy bottom waters off Kuta Beach.
The combination of year round favorable ocean conditions
and the absence of any reef or rocks make Kuta Beach
a beginner’s “surfing paradise.”
It’s not unusual to observe BK students getting
to their feet and riding waves for 5 to 10 seconds during their first outing..
The lesson concludes with a wrap-up session back
at the BK office in which instructors provide some
final coaching tips and answer questions.
Students also receive their official BK Surfing Diploma.
Still not convinced you can be a surfer and hang ten?
Well, Big Kahuna has successfully taught students ranging in
age from 5 to 65, including singles, couples, families,
and even large corporate groups.
Big Kahuna also provides free transportation
to/from hotels, digital photographs, insurance,
and secure lockers to safely store belongings.
So what are you waiting for?
Get off your okole (Hawaiian for buttocks) and
learn to nalu (surf) with Big Kahuna!
By the way, Big Kahuna recently opened a second location
on Jalan Padma in Legion.
This second location is operated by the same friendly staff
and uses the superior surfing equipment that has
made their Kuta location so successful.'
For those who want to keep up
the work out routine while visiting Bali,
then maybe Bikram Yoga can be an option.
Located within the Istana Kuta Gallery,
you will find this studio that offers
morning and afternoon options
for their courses Monday through Sunday.
At the time of my visit,
2 different classes were offered 7 days a week.
Classes at that time were
at 130,000 Rp for one class,
or an unlimited first timer special
of 400,000 Rp for the week.
There's lots of water sports you can do at Nusa Dua, to name some:
Just drive around the area, there are lots of places in the roadside that have signs offering their wide range of services.
During my trip there we were approaced by Policemen!
I thought we got into some trouble or what, but instead they're offering to direct us to one of the water sport shop.
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