Bali, nestled in the worlds larges archipelago of some 17,000 islands. Bali, this little bit of paradise, has been attracting western visitors and explorers since the times of Marco Polo around 1300 AD. An island rich in history and culture Bali, in Indonesia, is one of the jewels of South East Asia. Whether you are interested in an action vacation, full of surfing and clubbing, a relaxed honeymoon, a shopping trip, or a educational experience Bali has something for everyone.
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Places of Interest
For the average Bali visitor time is a factor so picking what you have time to do and see is critical. For those of you that can not stay for years you may want to try to see the points of interest listed here.
Sukawati Morning Market - If you are interested in Bali arts and Handicrafts this morning market is a must.
Besakih temple - Located on the sloped of Mount Agung Besakih is the mother temple of Bali
Uluwatu temple - Perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Botanical gardens in Bedugul - Home to one of the largest botanical collections in South East Asia
Jimbaran seafood dinner on the beach - A fire grilled dinner on the beach at sunset.. Need I say more.
Tanah Lot - One of Bali's most picturesque locations
Ubud - The center of art in Bali
What to See and Do
Location and Climate
Located east of the island of Java 8 degrees south of the equator, Bali is a tropical island that has a relatively hot climate. Temperatures rage from a high of 90 degrees F (33 C) to a low of 67 degrees F (20 C) on the island with slight variation from winter to summer. The greatest difference between winter and summer in Bali is the rainfall with April through September being the dry months and October though March being the rainy months. If you are looking for the best months for a visit to Bali you may want to consider August and September; these are months where the weather is usually clear and the heat to a minimum.
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If you like the ocean
Surfing - Being an island Bali receives large swells from the Indian ocean and smaller swells from the Java Sea. Though there are many surfing locations on the island the most popular are located on the Southern coast, which faces the Indian ocean. Names like Uluwatu and Nusa Dua are world renown for their perfect barrels and world class sunsets. If you have the time to travel to Java you may want to check out G-Land this epic spot is know through out the world for its perfect waves.
o Bali Surf Report
Diving - With more islands than you could ever visit and home to the greatest
collection of reefs in the world Indonesia is a divers paradise. Some
great diving can be found off Bali's coast like Amed, Pulau Menjangan, and Sanur
just to name a few. Diving is very popular with Bali tourist and
expatriates, and there are literally hundreds of dive shops and tour operators running
just about any tour and dive trip that you could imagine.
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Beaches - Being an island Bali is surrounded by beaches, some nice and some not so nice. The best beaches on the island are found on the southern coast, locations such as Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Kuta and Amed. Athough a person looking for a more secluded beach can check some of the more hidden spots around Chandidasa. Though the beach in the actual village of Chandidasa has been worn away ,but sea beaches toward Amlapura are hidden jewels.
Sailing and yacht tours - There are numerous
companies that run all types of trips around Bali and the Islands that surround
Bali on all types of vessels large and small.
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you like the Mountains where it is cool
G Agung - Home to Bali's mother temple Mount Agung is the most famous mountain in Bali.
Batur - Whether you want to get up at 4am and climb to the top of a volcano or sleep in a listen to the birds this is one of Bali's treasures. Kintamani located adjacent to Batur has a few small hotels and restaurants, but be prepared at night there is nothing to do but relax. Located in the area is also a hot water spring.
Bedugul - Like Kintamani Bedugul is a place to relax with the additional bonus of more restaurants and lake activities like boating and jet skiing.
If you plan on driving in Bali it is suggested that you have travelers insurance and a international drivers license. If you do not have a international drivers license it is best for your to purchase a temporary Bali license for either a car or a motor bike. Temporary Licenses may be obtained at the Denpasar police office at Renon Denpasar for a price of approximately 150,000 Rupiah for a one month license. If you are stopped by a police officer in Bali and you have no license you will more than likely have to pay a fine on the spot before you are able to go on with your journey. Also when renting cars or motorcycles make sure that the renter gives you the license which is in the form of a plastic coated paper. If you are pulled over by a Bali Police officer he will ask for your drivers license as well as the license for the vehicle. Fuel for cars and motorbikes can be obtained from the government stations in Bali run by Pertamina. Fuel is either called Benson (petroleum, gas) or solar for diesel. If you are not able to find a Pertamina station you may also purchase fuel from venders on the road side that sell pre-portioned bottles of fuel. It is best not to buy from these vendors unless you must because it is a common practice to mix water or other liquids with the fuel to make more money.
I need to post a message in a Bali News
Paper or Tour Magazine
In case you need to post a newspaper add in Bali your best option for the English language would be the Bali Advertiser. This paper comes out every 3 weeks and is read by may tourist and expatriates on the island. Most ads regarding personal matters like vacation rental needs are printed for free and they also do all types of advertising for a minimal charge. You may contact the Bali Advertiser by mailing them at P.O. Box 3562 Denpasar Bali Indonesia or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a larger English Speaking audience you may want to contact the
Ina-Tony - Ian at Jakarta Post 62-021-2601555 ext 1270 or Fax 62-021-260112
There are a few different Tour Magazine and booklet publishers in Bali that produce your average tourist publications:
Visitors' Guide to Bali by. PT Media
Jl. Hayam Wuruk 178, Denpasar 80235 Bali
Bali Tribune Magazine by. PT Bali Tribune Multimedia
2nd Floor Travindo Building
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Tuban Kuta, Bali 80361
Things you may want to bring on vacation to Bali
Insect repellant - Mosquitoes are very prevalent in Bali
Books that you want to read - Although western books and magazines are available in Bali, prices are usually high and selection slim.
Medication - Most medications that are sold in the west are available in Bali but the quality is often sub- standard.
Sunblock - Unless you know where to shop it is advisable that you bring some sun screen with you because convenience stores have special high prices for visitors.
Power converter - If you are planning on using small appliances, for example, hair dryer, be sure you have all the necessary power converters; the current that is used in Bali is 50Hz at 220 volts.
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