Posted on May 23rd, 2012
Villa Artis is a villa like no other in Bali. It is a magnificent compound of antique pavilions from various regions of the Indonesian archipelago and it is only 5 minutes from Seminyak.
It was designed by a family with 4 children so naturally, it is the place to be for kids. Families receive five star service whilst enjoying the freedom of a spacious luxury villa.
Villa Artis consists of 6 bedrooms spread around the various pavilions. Outside of high season, guests can rent just 2, 3 or 4 rooms and still enjoy the facilities and the privacy of the whole villa.
The infinity pool giving onto the rice terraces and the wide garden of soft lawn ensures hours of swimming ...
Posted on May 19th, 2012
When all those western foods, western restaurants with the hand-wringing western-accented maitre d’ and, often most annoyingly, formal western table manners, have bored you to death, then it is time to go Bourdain-like, or if you prefer Bobby Chinn-like, and hit the streets of Bali on an exhilarating adventure to the roadside food stalls offering local delicacies.
Traditional markets are always the perfect site to start the adventure. Most of the traditional markets on the island sell fresh commodities in the morning and turn into a food bazaar in the evening. The food bazaars in Peken Badung and Kereneng market in Denpasar open until early in the morning, although after midnight the menu will be limited to chicken soup, beef ...
Posted on May 17th, 2012
Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is proud to unveil a brand new experience with its refreshed guest rooms, restaurants and facilities. Located atop Bali’s magnificent southwest coast and set against the Indian Ocean and renowned Tanah Lot temple, the 103-hectare resort invites guests to experience the essence of Balinese culture and tradition through its tranquil location and revitalised surrounds.
The US$10 million refurbishment, which was completed in December last year, includes the resort’s 278 guest rooms and villas, restaurants, bars and events spaces as well as the Nirwana Spa and children’s activities centre. Reflecting a sense of space and feeling of calm, the renewed Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort seeks to provide an invigorating blend of the unique culture and ...
Posted on May 13th, 2012
One of the most exotic destinations in the world, Bali is a must visit for watersport lovers. Travelers who prefer water over land and mountains have Bali on their top 10 destinations. For newlyweds; it is a honeymoon hotspot.
The first impressions as one lands at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, is that there is none of the showbiz that Hawaii has- a band dressed in yellow Hawaiian shirts playing loud and rhythmic Caribbean music would greet you at the Hawaiian airport. Bali is quieter, more subdued though teeming with international tourists, carrying large-size baggage of water sporting equipment like canoes.
The prime accommodation is naturally along the water front. Hotels or villas are the most preferred options. While hotels offer ...
Posted on May 12th, 2012
Bali is enjoying an economic and tourism boom not seen since before the terrorist bombings in 2002 and it is WA's cashed-up fly-in, fly-out workers, sea changers and retirees driving demand.
Hotel and resort operators say new restaurants and resorts are opening almost daily to cater to the growing appetite for luxury accommodation and world-class dining.
International hotel group Starwood is believed to have five properties in the pipeline, including a new Sheraton Hotel in Kuta, a high-end Westin Hotel resort in Ubud and one of its premium brand Luxury Collections resorts in Jimbaran.
Starwood's luxury W Hotel in Seminyak celebrated its first year of business in March and has been sold out for most of the past 12 months.
"It's unprecedented growth," hotel ...
Posted on May 10th, 2012
Puri Goa Gong is an exclusive four bedroom residence designed to cater for the needs of seasoned international travellers seeking privacy away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s mainstream tourism industry. Elevated to capture inspiring views of the surrounding landscape and distant ocean, Puri Goa Gong is a sanctuary for the senses that promises quality time out from the effects of modern living.
Located on Bali’s southern peninsular, Puri Goa Gong takes its name from a nearby temple compound, which is a renowned place of worship for followers of the Hindu faith. Encompassed by an extensive garden with a generous swimming pool and outdoor pavilion, the property provides ultimate serenity for travellers on a quest for rest and ...
Posted on May 2nd, 2012
The Bali tourism industry must penetrate new markets to anticipate the impact of the current global economic crisis that has hit its traditional market in Japan and Europe.
Ketut Ardana, deputy chairman of the Bali chapter of the Association of the Indonesian Tour and Travel (Asita Agents), told Bali Daily that diversification of tourist markets was badly needed to maintain the island’s position as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
“There are some hotels, as well as tour and travel agencies that keep focusing on a single market — Japan, for instance,” claimed Ardana.
Australia still tops the list, consistently sending the largest number of tourists to the island and many Aussie youngsters affectionately call it their second home.
Meanwhile, the Japanese market ...