Mount Agung Update – October 2017

Bali's highest volcano Mt Agung, seen from the black sand beach at Amed village in East Bali, Indonesia.

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All business in our region continues to operate as normal with no impact from the Mount Agung warning.

Our hotels are all more than 50 km from Mount Agung and operating as normal.

We recognize some travelers are hesitant to come to Bali as Australian insurers will currently not provide travel cover.

We will take away any concerns you have allowing you to travel to Bali with the following assurances. Continue reading

HOTEL DONATIONS TO KARANGASEM – MOUNT AGUNG

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After being quiet about 54 years, Mount Agung has been showing its volcanic activity again. The news has been uncertain on the media, what we can update you is that at the moment the Ngurah Rai Airport, tourism activities and Bali Garden are operating as normal. Continue reading

Bali International Triathlon – October 15, 2017

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The Bali International Triathlon is an annual sporting event in Bali that first kicked off in 2007, with its main race area around Jimbaran Bay. It then set the momentum, attracting more participants from the world over, becoming one of Bali’s major international sports events, and attracting different title sponsors throughout the span of a decade. Now in its 10th year, the race is on again as the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon, with the motto “Triathlon for the Soul” and is slated to take place on October 15th, 2017, in the coastal resort area of Sanur.

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MUST SEE PLACES FOR ‘FIRST TIMERS’!

Even though millions of tourists pack their bags every year and head to this wonderful island, not everyone has been to bali. We wanted to highlight some of the amazing experiences on offer for first timers, and provide insight into the variety of amazing activities on offer in bali!

THE HIDDEN WATERFALL

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The Hidden Waterfall @ Tegenungan are an amazing experience and has quickly become one of the more popular tourist activities for those heading to Bali. With all the hustle and bustle of South Bali, it’s easy to forget that much of Bali is covered in green, lush rainforests, and hidden beauties like this. Tegenungan isn’t the only waterfall in Bali, some other amazing waterfalls can be seen here. Continue reading

TIRTA EMPUL TEMPLE PIODALAN ANNIVARSARY 2017

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Tirta Empul is an important temple complex and holy mountain spring, located in the village of Manukaya in central Bali. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. It is also a national cultural heritage site. The complex, built circa 960 AD, is also a silent witness to the old Balinese kingdom years, particularly at the time of the Warmadewa Dynasty. Another nearby and prominent site on top of a hill is the presidential palace, Istana Tampaksiring, built during the years of the nation’s first president, Soekarno. Tirta Empul, meaning ‘holy water spring’ is actually the name of a water source located within the temple. The spring feeds various purification baths, pools and fish ponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. Various sites throughout the region and many other archaeological relics relate to local myths and legends. Continue reading

Coastal Cleanup – 16th September 2017

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Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics especially last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean. Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fish in our ocean. Coastal Cleanup Day encourages us to get out to our beaches and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that has washed up on shore, and that left by visitors every day. Continue reading

WATERBOM BALI

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Waterbom Bali is where you can enjoy a full wet day out with family and friends, through numerous waterslides, rides and playful games. This island’s premier water park is just across the road from the Discovery Kartika Plaza and Discovery Shopping Mall in south Kuta, and has grown to feature 17 exciting slides and water games for all ages since its inception in 1993. The park covers 3.8Ha of tropical gardens and pools, as well as a complete host of dining and leisure facilities. Waterbom Bali comprises numerous choices of slides that will keep you and your family occupied for a whole day. These include easy-going pools with mini slides to large scale adrenaline-pumping rides that start from significant heights. Services and facilities are top of its class, making it a must-do highlight for families while in Bali. Continue reading

MERDEKA CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017

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Located on Bali’s southern shore in the Pecatu compound at Dreamland Beach is one of Bali’s finest and most spectacular golf courses; New Kuta Golf. Carved out of harsh limestone between the brilliant white cliffs and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, New Kuta Golf ranks among Asia’s most spectacular.

New Kuta was awarded as the Best New International Course by Links Magazine 2008 and 10th Best Course in Indonesia by Golf Digest in 2009. That same year the Asian Tour Indonesian Open was held at New Kuta. Continue reading