Surfing in Bali

Bali is the home of surfing in Indonesia. This is where surfing first started in this country and till date this remains one of the top surfing destinations. The geographic location and the conscientious efforts by the Indonesian government to promote the island as a tourist destination mean that you probably have the perfect destination to enjoy surfing in Bali.

Surfing Destination
There is a reason why Bali is so popular for surfing and it is the natural gift that this island has. The seas near Bali create the perfect waves that make for ideal surfing. The long waves that curl up perfectly give even the more experienced surfers the thrills of surfing out in the ocean. In fact, the discovery of these fantastic waves in the 1970’s was what put this rustic island on the world map as a good tourist destination. Within a few decades, Bali has grown and evolved into a leading spot for surfing.


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Bali – One of the Top Honeymoon Destinations

Brides Magazine chose reputable Virtuoso to decide where the top honeymoon destinations were. Collaborating with the revered travel network, Virtuoso, Brides magazine was able to have access to 7,200 elite travel specialists, questioning each as to where they considered the best destinations for newlywed couples. Brides Magazine took advantage of Virtuoso’s more than 60 years of travel expertise.

Their survey decided that Italy, French Polynesia and Maui were the three top destinations, but wait… because Bali was also listed as a top honeymoon destination. I mean as prestigious as being in the top three might be, you don’t have to be there to be great, and Bali is certainly a place newlywed should consider travelling to for their honeymoon.


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Bali White Water Rafting

One of the most spectacular outdoor adventures you can experience in Bali is a white water rafting trip. These are views like no others as you take in the amazing panorama of the shorelines and area surrounding you. Combine that with the fun of riding the rapids and you have the makings for a perfect adventure.

There are two famous rivers in Bali where water rafting takes place. The Telagawaja River in Karangasem regency and the Ayung River in Ubud. Both offer an excellent white water experience and the most beautiful scenery for you to enjoy – be prepared to be amazed.


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A Bali Wedding Traditional or Modern

Bali has long has a reputation for holding some of the most beautiful traditional weddings in the world. You won’t soon forget a traditional Bali wedding if given the opportunity to attend.

The beautiful traditional Balinese dress and the women wearing their colourful garments and interesting embellishments. It’s beautiful. There are three types of marriage styles in Bali:

* Ngerorod – elopement
* Memadick – The boy’s parents and his family show up at the girl’s parents and respectfully ask for their daughters.
* Nyentana – man moved into wife’s home permanently


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2012 Cipta Persona Aware Granted to Ulun Danu Beratan

According to Bali Travel News the Ulun Danu Beratan tourist attraction received a national aware in 2012 in the event of Cipta Persona Award (CPA). This was an exciting time for them. Chairman Ulun Dan Beratan Management, Wayan Mustika and the Head of the Tabana Culture and Tourism Agency Wayan Adnyana received the award.

You can find the attraction at Candi Kuning Village, in the Baturiti sub-district. You should definitely take the time to visit if the opportunity arises. 33 units of souvenir shop, opened international restaurant were relocated and constructed, along with an expanded parking lot an amazing garden and a playground for children.


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Bali to Reach Target of 3 Million Foreign Tourists for 2012

According to Indonesia News Bali is set to reach their target goal of 3 million foreign tourists for 2012. In 2011 Bali had 2.7 million foreign visitors and this year those numbers are growing. Then again it should not really be no surprise since Bali really is one of those places that are high on the list of desirable places to visit.

Stakeholders are sure that Bali will be able to increase the number of foreign visitors by at least ten percent in 2012, even with the gloomy state of world’s economy.

Australian tourists continue to be the main source of foreign visitors, totaling nearly 30 percent of all foreign arrivals, when China next making up 9 percent of tourists; then Japanese tourists. However, because of difficulties with the economy and the major earthquake and tsunami disaster during 2011 they have dropped to 7 percent.


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Culture Affairs and Events Bring Tourists to Bali

According to Indonesia Point, tourism to Bali continues to increases. It has always been a popular spot to visit because of the fabulous beaches and fantastic temples. When you vacation in Bali, you know that it will be a memorable vacation. Tourism is actually one of Bali’s main industries.

Throughout the year there are culture affairs going on. Chances are no matter when you arrive in Bali, you will discover some type of culture event to participate in. After all, they are an important part of Bali. There is almost something occurring every month. Tourists from Australia, the United States, Canada, and England find Bali an appealing destination.

Bali Calendar is a great site to see exactly what is going on in Bali at any given month. I found it very helpful in vacation planning to Bali especially if there is something that specifically interests you.


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Take a Trip to Gitgit Waterfall

Imagine it- at a height of about 35 meters, surrounded by tropical trees, and the roar of the waterfall – that’s Gitgit Waterfall and it is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in northern Bali. Not only will the waterfall take your breath away, the stunning surroundings are what memories are made of.

In the rain forest are so protected areas and this is where you will often see the wild monkeys on their way to the waterfall. They are really quite amazing to see. Do be sure to incorporate it with some of your other activities in the area. Bali has some of the most stunning natural scenes to share with visitors. Sometimes we find ourselves so busy with the ‘things’ that Bali has to offer such as the temples, that we forget top stop and enjoy what nature has to offer.


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A Handy Little Guide To Indonesian Airport Taxes

Now, this is the kind of nitty-gritty travel information that you don’t find every day. When flying in and out of Bali (or anywhere else in Indonesia) to and from your luxury villa vacation, here’s some low-down on airport taxes. They’re mostly too small to make a serious dent in your budget, but they’re still of concern to the student traveler and whatnot.

Incidentally, have you noticed how essential airports are to Indonesia? Yeah, all those islands, and they can’t just blow out a bridge in between everywhere, you know. Yeah, that’s what does it. We wouldn’t be surprised if a monopoly forms in Indonesia someday among the airports.


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Several Interesting Pura to Visit in Bali

It’s very exciting that the Bali Culture Officeis making a comprehensive documentary film on Pura Besakih, which is considered to be the mother temple in Bali. You will find Pura Besakih on the slope of Mount Agung in Karangasem regency. After all, this is one of the most popular destinations by tourists headed to Bali.

“We are now conducting research and studies on Pura Besakih to get insightful coverage on the temple,” said I Wayan Dauh, head of the office’s film and licensing.

Pura Besakih is an absolute must to visit. It signifies the Kingdom of Balinese Hundus oneness. There are numerous puru (temples) in the Besakih complex, which is massive. Many tourists guides mention 28 temples although some say as many as 38 temples exist there.


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Where To Golf In Bali

Golfing is seen worldwide as the leisure sport of the elite and successful. Bali is the exotic vacation destination seen worldwide as the place where all the high society people vacation. So if you combine the two, you just might need to do so while sporting a top hat, monocle, and perhaps the mark of a truly eccentric millionaire, such as a pet toucan on your shoulder while you’re lining up your putt.

Just kidding! Actually, Bali is a relatively economic place to golf, and you’ll find the following courses within easy reach of a luxury villa vacation spot in Bali:


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Take a Trip to Bali West National Park

Bali West National Park is nature conservation made up of a pure ecosystem that is under the management of a zone system. It’s purpose is tourism, recreation, and education. It’s definitely a must see with its unique ecosystem, beautiful panoramic views, and fresh atmosphere. It is considered one of the top tourism destinations so make sure that you take the time to get there.

You will find Bali West National Park on the west side of the island, about a four hour drive from Bali International Airport, and close to Gilimanuk Port. Some of the park is in the Grokgak sub-district, Melaya sub-district, Sigaraja regency, and Jembrana regency. You should not have any trouble finding the park as you just need to follow the main road to Singaraja town then to Gilimanuk Port or depending on where you are the main road may take you straight to Gilimanuk Port.


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Lonely Planet Travel Guide’s Top Sixteen Bali Experiences

When you’re planning a vacation trip to Bali, you won’t want to miss the Top 16 Bali Vacation Experiences, produced by the Lonely Planet publishing house. Owned by BBC Worldwide, Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world.

Notable picks from the list:

  • Pulau Menjangan scuba-diving. Picture a tropical fish tank owned by God himself.
  • Balinese dancers. These are a major form of entertainment in Bali, raised to an art form the way Germany has opera and England has rock concerts.

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The Captivating World of Balinese Temples

The proper name for a Balinese Hindu temple is “pura”, but not all temples in Bali are Hindu. However, Hindu temples in Bali are still the most-visited, as Bali was originally a mix of Hinduism and animism before the Muslim influence arrived. Bali is also called “the island of a thousand puras” because there’s so many of them. They’re also a huge tourist attraction.

A brief round-up of Bali temple links:

  • Mother Temple of Besakih – This is the biggest and most important pura in Bali. The maze of pagoda-style rooftops is staggering. It’s also situated on the slope of Mount Agung.

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Styles of Luxury Villas for Vacationers in Bali

Who would stay at a hotel in Bali when you could treat yourself to a luxury Bali villa from Easy Villas? These affordable villas are rented out year-round and offer a far more civilized experience. And there’s a variety for every style of vacation.

Traditional: These are the villas with traditional Balinese architecture. For example, Villa Bunga Wangi. These include patio dining, open plan living rooms, a large pool, and modern tropical architecture. For those seeking an authentic experience.

High-end luxury: These come at a high price; however, when you see the photos, you’ll know where every dollar went. One example is Villa The Khayangan. These upscale estates were once the home of noblemen, and feature mind-blowing architecture and design in very modern styles, open floor plans, sweeping views, and meticulous landscaping.


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