Kuta Theater is where you can witness a cultural show with a unique twist in Bali. The theatre features nightly stage performances, with most of its cast in dazzling Balinese dance costumes, but all of which only serve as cool diversions to the variety of modern illusions and tricks that unfold throughout the act. The theatre is a great alternative to the beach, as well as the bars and nightlife offerings in Kuta or Legian, and is simply a great place to drop by before dinner. The theatre is on the eastern side of Kuta’s Jalan Kartika Plaza, just across from the Bali Garden Beach Resort and upstairs in the second building at the Kuta Centre. The start of the show has the stage curtains opening to a simplified rendition of the Legong Dance. Then the magicians and their supporting actors and actresses take over the scene, performing sets of illusions with a touch of theatrical drama and mystery. Continue reading

Celebrating Nyepi Day in Bali 2018

Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year celebration unlike anywhere else on the planet. Bali celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence. It’s ultimately the quietest day of the year, when all of the island’s inhabitants abide by a set of local rules. These bring all routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. Continue reading

Mount Agung Alert Downgraded – Update 2018

Indonesian authorities lowered the alert status of Bali’s Mount Agung volcano on Saturday following a significant decrease in activity and said thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home.

The decision to downgrade Agung’s status was made after several scientific indicators showed a drastic decrease in activity in the past month. Continue reading


The Chinese New Year is celebrated world over to pay homage to the Chinese traditions, usher in the New Year and praying it brings more happiness, prosperity and sustenance. The Chinese people take the opportunity to gather and meet with their loved ones and relatives and spend time with them. Another tradition that is important is cleansing the home so that any ill-fortune is swept away making way for good fortune and prosperity.

Visiting The Chinese Temples in Bali

Vihara Dharmayana is a Chinese temple in Kuta that you can visit to witness the amazing celebrations, colours and culture. You will get to see Barongsai dance, prayers, Dragon dance and fireworks; an absolute must see part of the celebrations. A few other temples in the Singaraja region and Denpasar are worth visiting for the festivities. Be sure not to wear black or white as it is considered bad luck; wear your flashiest red or yellow instead! Shades of red, yellow and golden are the favourites for the Chinese New Year and dominates all the activities. Continue reading

Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

Bali airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport) is your main entry point to the island. The airport is in Tuban, an approximate 15 minute drive south of Kuta. Its runway stretches along Bali’s isthmus that connects the Bukit Peninsula with Bali’s mainland. It’s on the island’s south where most of the main resort areas are.

Bali airport’s code is ‘DPS’ for Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali which is 13km northeast of the airport and just 2km from Bali Garden Beach Resort or only 5minutes by the Car. Ngurah Rai is the world’s smallest international airport, covering only 285 hectares. The airport underwent a major expansion in 2013. Now, it comprises a domestic terminal from where most travellers venture to eastern Indonesia.


Arrivals at Bali Airport

After your plane lands at Bali airport, you’ll head inside the arrival terminal. This houses the immigration area where you queue and present your passport and visa. There are two sections, one for Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) and non VoA. As of last update in March 2016, there are 169 nations eligible to enter Indonesia visa-free.

The process should not take longer than 15 minutes; however expect long queues when crowds of fellow passengers arrive. Once through immigration, proceed to baggage claims, and have your baggage claim tag ready. Trolleys around the baggage claim area are available, as well as porter services.


Getting to Bali Garden Beach Resort from Bali Airport

Airport Ngurah Rai is in the island’s southern part, where most of the main tourism areas and hotels are. Many hotels operate courtesy shuttles services, so best check with the hotel you booked. Following are several alternative transport options you may opt for.

Reserve a pickup service from the Hotel Reservation 1 day or few days before arrival in Bali. Our reservation will help you to arrange the transport by email to info@baligardenbeachresort.com or call direct to +62361 752725. It will cost you start from IDR. 70.000/car/way

Bali Airport Taxi, or ‘Taksi Ngurah Rai’, is the only taxi service available at the airport. You can find taxi counters outside both terminals. They operate on a pre-paid voucher system sold at the official taxi desk. The services are available 24 hours.

Metered taxis operate outside Bali airport’s grounds. These taxis by other operators aren’t allowed to pickup passengers within the airport. However, walking the distance to the exit, with luggage, and waving for one outside can be inconvenient.

Car rental in bali services are available. Find these at both domestic and international terminals.

Banks, ATMs and Money Changers

The first floor of the domestic terminal features ATMs of national Indonesian banks. These include Bank Mandiri, Bank EXIM, BII, BRI, CIMB and BCA. A money changer is operated by PT Dirgahayu.

Shopping and Duty Free

Bali airport’s duty free shopping offers great convenience. Tax refund is available for items you’ve purchased in Indonesia. Refunds are valid if you’ve spent no longer than two days holiday in Bali. It only applies to minimum purchases of IDR 500,000. Be sure to present the special tax invoice issued by ‘duty free’ specified stores.

Things You Should Know about Bali Airport

Bali airport porter services are available upon arrival. Their published charge is at IDR 5,000. However, it is common practice to pay more, up to IDR 50,000 for a porter’s service. It’s best to take note of the porter’s ID number in an event of an inconvenience. Avoid changing your money in the street or at unauthorized money changers. If you have no other option then always recount your money in front of the teller. Since February 2015, the airport tax or Passenger Service Charge is now included in your passenger ticket.



The Balinese people also believe that on this day, Siwa would allow for the forgiveness of sin of people who meditated in his honour. Part of these rituals involve restricting yourself from a number of things including sleep and food.

Jagra; which involves staying awake all night and Upawasa; abstinence from food, are accompanied by observing silence through the event, a phenomenon known as Monabrata. The three, fasting, staying awake and remaining silent are considered the three key levels of self-restriction and typically lasts for 36 hours.

Once the 36 hours elapse, the locals will proceed to the beach to partake in purification rituals. This involves holding a prayer session followed by taking a quick dip in the frigid waters of the sea. After this ritual, the locals go back to their daily activities.

Failure to do so is believed to nullify the strides made as far as self-restriction is concerned. Siwa Ratri is an important event for the locals and is interesting for foreigners to observe.

4 Activities To Do in Kuta Beach Bali

Kuta is probably the most famous part of Bali and with good reason. Not only is it the home of the iconic Kuta Beach but it also has a swinging nightlife scene that keeps going into the wee small hours. The coastline here is covered in soft golden sand and the beachfront is flanked with a long promenade dotted with cafes and myriad restaurants.

If you are looking for shopping then you will be spoiled for choice and you can enjoy local markets mixed with upscale shopping malls. There are fine dining options here aplenty as well as quaint local guesthouses and you can spent time walking around the little streets that bisect the area and taking in all the sights.

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Since November 30, 2017 the Ngurah Rai International Airport has reopened again. Today, all business in our region continues to operate as normal with no impact from the Mount Agung warning. All of our hotels are located 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.

Should you book at any of our hotels and you are unable to travel due to airport/airline disruptions resulting from Mount Agung you can transfer your booking to alternative dates at no charge.
Should you decide to cancel your booking as a result of airport/airline disruptions resulting from Mount Agung we will refund your deposit in full with absolutely no charges incurred.
Should you travel to Bali and your return flight is impacted as a result of Mount Agung we will provide additional accommodation inclusive of breakfast completely FREE OF CHARGE until your delayed flight is available.

Book any of the great deals currently available at any of our hotels and travel with complete peace of mind. This assurance from us is available at all of our hotels. Come and enjoy all that Bali has to offer.

Bali Garden Beach Resort
Maharani Beach Hotel
Samsara Inn
Coast Boutique Apartments


*Terms & Conditions:*
1. Valid for new & direct bookings only
2. Period of stay: 06 Dec 2017 – 31 Jan 2018




KABAR means “NEWS” in Indonesian. It’s a symbol of gathering to discuss about anything and everything… but most of the time… it’s about SPORTS, but KABAR is more than just a sports bar!  Instantly recognizable from the two giant beer bottles standing in front of the restaurant, the outside BBQ helps create great hotdogs and burgers every time; It’s so good! Pork or Chicken Schnitzel, Grilled Pork Bratwurst with Mustard, Sauerkaut, Pies or Sausage Rolls… This is just a small selection of what is available for you to enjoy in KABAR.

KARUM is the ultimate place to enjoy a curry that takes its inspiration from all over the world. And don’t forget the irresistible naan bread and roti chennai freshly made right in front of your very eyes!

WOKMIE is strangely enough, one of the rare noodle bars in Bali. Presenting an exciting, fresh, oriental fast food concept, with a large range of dishes on offer, Wokmie is an affordable place to enjoy delicious noodles, with a classic selection of dim sum and sushi also available.

KOPI n KUE is the perfect peaceful and comfortable oasis you are looking for!
In this enchanting environment, you will first be attracted by the ‘KOPI’; the fragrance from our unique coffee roaster machine (the only one of its kind), and then you will be able to enjoy our great selection of coffee from all over Indonesia.

Located in front of Bali Garden Beach Resort Jalan Kartika, one of the most famous streets in Kuta – Bali,



Looking to escape the crowded water in Kuta/ Jimbaran/ Nusa Dua or even Jimbaran? You’ll get your answer with just 15 minutes’ drive away for a full-day of wakeboard at Bali’s latest premier wakeboarding facility! First of its kind in the island and fully equipped with ultra modern features, Bali Wake Park caters to wakeboarders of all skills and sizes. The in-house professional instructors are also ever ready to guide you; be it for your very first lesson or even to show you some new exciting tricks. A lovely pool located right beside the water park and a bar on the other side is just one of the many delightful facilities that the park has. This is indeed the perfect location to relax with the family or simply to catch your breath after the wake board activity! Bali Wake Park also has all the gears and safety equipment for rental should you need. So, wait no more; all you need is some sunscreen, a towel and good vibes for a day full of fun and excitement! *Transfer is not included ** Meeting Point at the Benoa Harbour No.7

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