BALI – “THE ISLAND OF THE GODS”
Bali is known around the globe for its beautiful black pebble beaches, its white sand beaches, its incredible surfing, its beautiful and varied diving, its award winning and relaxing spa’s, its scenery, its shopping, its culture and history and most of all, its humble and friendly people.Trek up a volcano, ride elephants, rent a scooter, visit temples, be transfixed by a traditional dance performance, attend art and cooking classes, eat flavourful food, walk through beautiful forests and gaze over hillsides of sculptured rice paddies – Bali offers so much more than just an island experience, it grabs you gently and never lets go of you.The south of the island is the modern and fast moving area, with long white beaches, rolling surfing waves, young beautiful bodies and all night clubs. It moves at a much faster pace than the rest of the island and shakes as thousands of scooters crawl between cars and over pavements.The east and north beaches are dotted with resorts of all standards, targeting from the back-packer market through to the fussy and opulent. The vegetation varies from thick and rich, to dry and arid, as you move from east to west. Beaches, diving and snorkelling are the main attractions.The centre is varied as it is beautiful. Soaring volcano’s, deep river valleys, temples and architecture, culture and cuisine, this is the heartland of Bali that every visitor should experience.
Everyone should visit Bali.
20 kilometres off the south east coast of Bali exists a beautiful un spoilt tropical island paradise, offering a perfect haven from the hustle and bustle of mainland Bali. Originally renowned for its fantastic surfing, the region in now acclaimed for its unique and world class diving locations. Getting there and back is via fast and large speedboats that skim over the ocean surface delivering you to this island in only 30 exhilarating minutes.
Whether it is diving, snorkelling, catching a wave, lazing on white sandy beaches, observing local culture, fishing with the locals, or touring the island with camera in hand, the small island of Nusa Lembongan offers something for everyone.Of course for additional relaxation, a visit to a Spa is always welcome.
The diving off Lembongan is what attracts people from around the world, as it is home to the Mola Mola (Sunfish – seasonal) , large Manta Rays and rich coral drift dives. Manta Point reef is a year round dive site for all levels, giving divers the chance to watch enthralled as the Mantas glide in over the shallow cleaning station. The journey to Manta Point takes you past spectacular cliffs and some incredible natural sites. Normally a double tank dive.
Hai Tide Beach Resort - Lembongan
Hai Tide Beach Resort is located on the white sand beach and calm waters of Mushroom Bay.
The resort has 17 traditional style “LUMBUNGS” – 8 of which are “Absolute Beachfront” and 9 of which are “Garden View”, all are en-suite with air-conditioning, and can offer a King or 2 x Twin beds.The resort also features 2 swimming pools, 2 dining areas including the renowned Hai Bar & Grill, 2 Bars, a shop, complimentary Wi-Fi and a full Dive Centre.Free of charge facilities include Banana Boat rides, snorkelling equipment, bicycles, a guided village tour, access to the “Pontoon” 35m water slide, underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible coral viewer and diving board. Massage and Spa services are available at an extra charge,
Tulamben is a small town on the north east coast of Bali. The area is dominated by the inescapable presence of stunning Mount Agung volcano. Long stretches of empty black sand and pebble beach’s, tree-lined resorts and calm, sparkling ocean makes this an ideal place to relax and enjoy the quieter side to Bali.
Tulamben’s USS Liberty is amongst the world’s most celebrated shore entry wreck dives. This site consistently offers fascinating underwater panoramas and a rich diversity of marine life. Up to 16 other dive sites are available, many suitable to all experience levels.
Mimpi Resort – Tulamben
It sits at the foot of Mount Agung in the tiny village of Tulamben in the northeastern coast of Bali, right on the black lava-rock beach and some of Bali's most accessible coral reefs. The resort retains traditional ambience of a Balinese fishing compound with 13 terraced Patio rooms, 12 Deluxe cottages and 4 Ocean View cottages. It is ideally set for a relaxing holiday whilst exploring some of Indonesia's most recognized underwater world, or relaxing at the in-house Spa.
The Tunkung Restaurant is set open-air close to the pool facing the ocean of Tulamben bay. It is uniquely constructed with a combination of wood and bamboo structure nestled under swaying trees. The ambience is casually relaxing and menu presents a variety of selections from around the globe to suit every taste.
Ubud, a town in central Bali, is far removed from the drunken bikini scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists' workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well-being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place. Ubud is the ideal place to try a famed Balinese massage and soak up the ambiance of one of Asia’s top spa destinations. Acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy star in the island's distinctively firm massage treatments. Evening meals at the many amazing restaurants follow the artistic theme and are very tasty and presented beautifully.
Adi Cottages – Ubud
Adi Cottages is situated in the heart of Ubud and is about 10 minutes’ walk to the Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud Market and local galleries. Facilities and services include a breakfast area, swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. Guestrooms have been pleasantly designed in a simple, plain Balinese cottage style.