Bali Things to Do

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    Day sightseeing in Bali

    by sueta Written Jan 19, 2012

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    While you are in Ubud, You can do a great day outing to visit the central mountain like Bedugul where you can visit the stunning temple by the lake side of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. If you get the right driver, would be great to cruise up through the country side, avoid the main road as you would be enjoying such a fabulous scenery over rice terraces, mountain and lush river gorge along the way to Bedugul. You can drive up further to Munduk where you can visit this mountain village which is the central for the clove and coffee plantation of Bali and there are beautiful waterfall that you can visit here in Munduk.

    It is a great day sightseeing that will allow you to admire the natural beauty of Bali.

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    Sunset Dinner cruise at Bali

    by bkarjee Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The details of Bali Sunset Cruise
    This cruise starts from Bali Hai arounbd Benoa Harbour at Nusa Dua beach. It includes dinner and costs USD 40.00 per adult and USD 20 per child of 4-16 yrs.
    Phone +62 361 720 331
    e mail sales@balihaicruises.com
    web site: http://www.balihaicruises.com/html/index.php
    They will pick you up from your hotel and after the cruise, they will drop you back at your hotel. No need to book in advance. Just reach bali and check out at the travel desk of your hotel. They will help u in making the booking.

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    Surf or Sunbathe at Dreamland Beach

    by Strikinsmile Written Mar 29, 2011

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    After snorkeling and a visit to Turtle Island, head down to Dreamland beach where you can surf or sunbathe. Enjoy the sun, sand and the surf for a tour (including transport) that only costs USD38. This day tour begins at 11am, where your friendly tour guide picks you up from your hotel and takes back as soon as the tour ends.

    Surfing gear is available for rent at one of the shops lined up at the area.

    This day tour includes a visit to Uluwatu temple as well as a delectable seafood dinner at Jimbaran beach, where you can marvel at the amazing colours of the sunset.

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    Time to Snorkel!

    by Strikinsmile Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Take a glass bottom boat from Ramada beach. For an affordable rate (half-day tour that ends at sunset, plus other things to do) of USD38, you'll get to see awesome marine life as you snorkel for an hour, take a trip to Turtle Island, visit the Uluwatu temple and see the sunset, and proceed to Jimbaran beach.

    Managed to find a tour brochure at Denpasar airport. It's quite good as the tour, which starts at 11am (hotel pick-up), includes seafood dinner to cap the day.

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    Visit Turtle Island

    by Strikinsmile Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Giant sea turtle

    Take a glass bottom boat to Turtle Island. For an affordable rate (half-day tour that ends at sunset, plus other things to do) of USD38, you'll get to see different turtles, giant ones to one-week old turtles. Other than turtles, this island offers an opportunity for you to learn more and see other animals such as pythons, birds, and an iguana.

    Managed to find a tour brochure at Denpasar airport. It's quite good as the tour, which starts at 11am (hotel pick-up), includes seafood dinner to cap the day.

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    Bali New Year Event: NYEPI DAY

    by meiyergani Written Feb 11, 2011

    Nyepi Day is a day of reflection, when all residents both Hindu and non-Hindu alike, respect the rules of silence which mark the Hindu New Year. It is a day of absolute quiet throughout the island and all traffic is banned from the streets for the 24 hour commemorative period from 6 a.m, continuing until 6 a.m. at following day. One and only special Bali's Nyepi day in a year long.. !!

    the hotels ask that guests have to stay in their complexes and strictly can't go out between 6am on new year day to 6am at the following day and no shops/bars will be open, It was really that strict !!!.

    On Nyepi absolutely everything on the island is shut down between 6AM on the day of the new year and 6AM the following morning. Tourists are confined to their hotels and asked to be as quiet as possible for the day. After dark, light must be kept to a bare minimum. No one is allowed onto the beaches or streets. The only exceptions granted are for real emergency cases. The airport remains closed for the entire day, which means no flights into or out of Bali for 24 hours. Ferry harbours are closed as well.

    BUT THREE DAYS BEFORE NYEPI DAY YOU COULD ENJOY COLORFULL CEREMONY AT ALMOST EVERY CORNER OF VILLAGES WORTH YOUR VISIT

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  • Rama Garden massage salon

    by aysem.duygu Updated Nov 25, 2010

    We stayed in Padma this time and this massage parlor was very near to the hotel so we decided to give it a try. It is in Rama Garden Hotel but managed by another company. The prices are more expensive than the average street parlors. The place itself is moderate. BUt the massage was superb.
    All the people are very nice, especially Gede Bayu is a very nice, kind gentleman who really helped us a lot. (I think he is the manager, we learnt his name just to be able to write about him)
    We tried reflexology and Body Sensation, both were remarkable. All the masseurs were fantastic.
    If you are staying in Legian, I strongly recommend you to try Rama Garden.

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  • Soma massage...Good massage, nice people..

    by aysem.duygu Updated Nov 25, 2010

    My husband and I are really massage addicts. This time we decided to try many parlors to find a good one however we stuck with only two. Soma Massage is a small place and not easy to spot but very near to Bomb Monument. Since its window and sign is so small, you can easily miss it. But they have some wonderful masseurs, unbelieveable. The prices are a little above the average and the place itself is not fancy at all. They have a VIP room downstairs and massage beds upstairs. I recommend reserving VIP room for an afternoon massage. (at night due to the bar next door, it can be very noisy)
    Try Balinese massage with warm coconut oil or Swedish, you will not regret. (I do not recommmend scalp retreatment or cream bath)

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  • Mother Temple (People ask for money)

    by funggarybar Updated Feb 4, 2010

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    Mother Temple is supposed to be the most famous one in Bali. I visited the temple on my own. After paying for entrance ticket and checked by the authority, There remains numerous opportunities for the local trying to get money from your pocket. I experienced being pressed to hire a local guide. I did not think the so-called guides are qualified and I refused. (I even believe that the guides are linked with the authority who was responsible to check my entrance ticket). After my refusal to hire a guide, even with paid entrance ticket at hands, I was not allowed to enter into the main area. I was confined to be in the garden surrounding the temple. That time there were about 20-30 visitors. We were surrounded by almost 50 guides. The so-called tour guides closed the door to forbid my entrance. Seconds after my departure for tens of feet, the same door was opened again. Within 20 minutes, More than tens times I was approached by guides for his job opportunities. There was a foreign couple with strong bodies refusing to hire guides argued with the guides and then entered with very limited force. For their body sizes,They were successful and the guides immediately shut the mouths and neglected them. But for me slim asian, I was surrounded by 4-5 guides who prevented my going ahead. Too bad. I failed even the foreign couple inside the temple main area was meters away from me .
    Whether you will concede to make payment is your choice. I guess they are illegal but they are powerful and being "authorised" by the authority. Is it corruption? I don't know.

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    TanahLot Sunset

    by sandrafiza Written Aug 16, 2009

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    How to get there-no idea. But i do know that they charge 10,000 rupiah for international tourist and they charge the driver 5,000.00 rupiah for parking. Before you reach the actual temple you are force to past by a lot of shop but don't worry they don't bugged you.

    However what I want to highlight is that, the product that they sell are more interesting and with better quality than what they sell in Ubud. Other than the selling local product there also other shop such as polo Ralph Lauren, polo shop, quicksilver and etc. We were in Bali in early July and most of the shops are having sales.

    Other than the main Tanah Lot temple there is actually a lot of small small temple around the area and a villa for rental, some local man holding a python (I THINK) for tourist, kecak dance show

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  • Banyan or Bust!

    by jamsteam Written Apr 23, 2009

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    Our family (me, wife, 3 boys-13,10 and 8) has really taken a liking to doing bike tours as part of our vacations. We find that by biking, we get closer to the culture and the people of a particular place we are visiting. Biking with Bagi was as good a tour that we have been on. After being picked up in Jimbaran, the tour immediately began on the way to breakfast. We immediately began to understand more about the housing, commerce and culture that makes Bali so wonderful. We learned about the difference from sarongs that are checkered Vs. solid color on the temple statues. We learned about the reason that men will dress in traditional clothing and walk the streets in groups in the morning. We learned about how Bali feels about the US and other cultures. Why is Bali different than Jakarta when they are both Indonesia.
    Breakfast above the rice terraces was as more beautiful that the pictures suggest. Over the course of about 3-4 hours, we visited homes, plantations, temples, rivers, and rice fields. All along the way of our mostly flat to downhill ride, we learned more about the Bali lifestyle. One of the most exciting things is to see all the children come running to the doors of their homes, waving and saying "Ha - low". As we pass by, the hello's will go on back and forth for as long as you can hear them and you respond. The end of the ride has a couple hills, but don't sweat it. Hop the van and cool down before arriving at Bagi's home for one of the best treats of the ride, a REAL Balinese meal! The food was nothing short of scrumptious and plenty of it! Sitting outside eating a traditional style food in their open air dining area.
    All along the way, I kept thinking to myself how far away my work seems. How far I am from the midwest of the US where I grew up. And how totally peaceful it was to escape the fast paced lives we live.
    As you will find, Balinese are extremely helpful and networked. If you need anything ask Bagi...chances are he can get you to the right person! I recommend this for anyone who wants to see and taste Bali in a different way.

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    chinese new year?

    by Rilipino Written Dec 16, 2008

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    Bali is always crowded during the holidays...but the 25th-29th of january is not considered the peak season there..
    Bali is a huge island and a lot depends on what you want to do..
    Considering the population of Bali is dominantly hindu,it probably wouldnt be celebrated as much as deepavali. The one thing you could be worried about is that you might get tourists from neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand flocking there during that period as it is public holidays in those countries.

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  • Cycling and Canoeing in Bali

    by Bartravller Written Jul 14, 2008

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    You must do a cycling trip while in Bali, it's the best way to see the culture and villagers. Driving through a village just doesn't do it. If you cycle you get to stop and chat to the local people, the children all wave and say hello and it is quite magical.

    I did a trip that also had canoeing in the morning, you got all meals and transport and you can give donations of clothes and blankets and actually hand them over yourself, it's all part of the tour. There are many in Bali to choose from, make sure they money goes back to the people.

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    Uluwatu Sunset

    by voodo0 Written Aug 19, 2007

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    Ulu in Balinese mean heart, Watu it's mean stone. This temple built in 11th century by Javanese priest Empu Kuturan or well known with Empu Raja Kerta. The temple located in south western tip of peninsula, up to the blue sea cliff approx. 100 meters high, the best place to view of the sunset. In 16 century another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha visit this temple and add more building, he retreated to this temple for his final life, when he attained Moksa or freedom.

    Visitors to Uluwatu are provided with a ceremonial yellow sash to wear around their waist (after paying the entrance fee). The proper attire requires that the knees are not exposed. Those wearing shorts are required to wear a sarong.

    Uluwatu Temple, another popular temple in Bali located on the spectacular rocky cliff, well known and photographed place in Bali. It is magnify, so much smoothly illuminated on day light of the sun dawn or profiled at dark. It is very touristy with the group visitors, especially in the sunset time, in here also we can find the wild monkey a long the cliff near the sacred holy temple.

    This Temple is taken care by a group of monkeys which according to local beliefs that this monkey have taken care of the temple from bad influence or virulent energy which can break the chastity of this temple.

    Visitors are warned to put away any shiny objects including spectacles, jewellery, and so on, as these attract the monkeys that infest the area.

    Other than enjoying the sunset, visitors can also watch the Balinese Kecak Dance with extra payment of Rp. 50.000. The dance it self is run about 1 hour which could present the amazing for the visitor who watching it.

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    Verona Spa

    by voodo0 Written Aug 19, 2007

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    The spa operates with totally holistic approach the beauty and healing. All body products have been internally produced using only naturally sourced herb and spice ingredients as well as essential massage oils.

    The single and double rooms (couple rooms) are available and surrounded by rice field. The spa room was open-air, so you could feel the breeze coming over the rice paddies during the massage. You can even hear duck quaking in from the paddy field.

    Fruit kebab and ginger tea will be served while you relaxed in the bathtub filled with rose petals overlooking a rice field.

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