Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bali Resort & Spa offers ultimate luxury in Bali

The 78 luxury oceanfront and ocean view private villas, 219 guest rooms and 71 Club rooms and suites comprise the resort’s 368-room total accommodations, on sprawling 77 hectares of verdant tropical greenery. The integration of Balinese architectural elements with the sleek sophistication of contemporary design brings understated luxury to new levels, as guests can enjoy the generously-proportioned windows and doors which bring the beauty and serenity of the lushly-landscaped gardens into the villas themselves.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bali is the island of paradise providing worth value for visitors

The Paradise Island Bali has main the flourishing tourism destination in Indonesia and has been famous worldwide. Various choices of tourist facilities, attractions and services have been established since the tourism industry has been being the main resources for the local people of Bali as well as Indonesia.Once you are here on the island, you might be amazed with the natural beauty of the island and the charming people. This will create another experience of your lifestyle when coming home. The intricate artworks, the unique culture and the breathtaking panoramas make a new idea for travelers of how life in Bali is so wonderful.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Westin Bali enhances Pool and Beach Experience

"This program aims to provide our guests with refreshing chill-out time during the day around the pool as well as the beach area," said Executive Assistant Manager, Mr. Dario Orsini. "I personally have fond memories of being young and enjoying ice cream and cool drinks on a hot sunny day after a swim or just playing on the beach. The Westin wants to recapture the carefree sprit of summer by providing complimentary refreshing beverages for in-house guests during the day around the pool and beach areas."

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bali restaurants drop chicken and duck from menu

KUTA, Indonesia, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Some restaurants in Bali, Indonesia's main resort island, have taken chicken and duck off the menu after two Indonesian women died of bird flu in the past two weeks, an official said on Friday. While Indonesia has reported 84 deaths from bird flu, the tourist island of Bali had, until this month, not suffered any human fatalities from the disease. Now, officials fear that the two deaths from bird flu in Bali could hit tourism.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Underwater adventure in Bali

Though it has steadily been gaining a reputation as a lost paradise thanks to overdevelopment, the northern coast of Bali remains relatively untouched. This side of the island, split from the south by a volcanic mountain range, is also an ideal place for an active holiday in Indonesia, particularly if you are looking for a Bali diving holiday. An ideal time to visit is September, as the summer holiday visitors head home, the rainy season is yet to begin and temperatures start to cool.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Bali is This Month's "Chan's Pick"

Singapore's most established travel specialist, Chan Brothers Travel Pte Ltd, has selected Indonesia's paradise island of Bali as this month's "Chan's Pick" destination, and has lined up some enticing special offers at top hotels and resorts. Bali enjoys tropical weather, being only a few degrees south of the equator. The sun rises at 6 a.m. in the morning and sets at 6 p.m. in the afternoon, every day of the year. Temperature variation is very small, averaging around 26-30 Celsius, and Bali does not have four seasons. Bali only has a wet season, typically from September to February, and a dry season for the other half of the year. But the difference is marginal; at the peak of the wet season you will see about a half-hour to an hour of serious downpour in the afternoon, about perfect for a siesta. The rest of the time it's a nice, warm temperature, especially with a twist of sea breeze on the beaches.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Private villa is the way to afford luxury in Bali

For a week we had the run of Umah di Beji, a 3,000-square-metre walled compound housing five villas, a large open living space and dining area, a 15-metre pool, sundeck, lush and floral gardens, emerald lawns and a number of small meditation huts in which - at various times of the day - we retreated for quiet contemplation. Increasingly, Bali addicts are opting for the private villa option over large impersonal hotels, mainly because it offers five-star exclusivity at more affordable prices.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

More Malaysians Visit Bali

More Malaysians are holidaying in the resort island of Bali in Indonesia with 43,678 arrivals recorded between January and June this year. Bali Governor Dewa Beratha said 32,674 Malaysians visited the island during the same period last year. Malaysians formed the fifth largest number of foreign tourists in Bali after Japan, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea, he said here after receiving a courtesy call from a group of journalists from Malaysia, Palau and Kiribati.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Alcohol shortage dampens spirits in Bali

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hotels and bars on Indonesia's resort island of Bali have been hit by an alcohol shortage due to an import problem, officials said Monday. The tourism industry is worried that the shortages could impact the number of foreign visitors, said Djinaldi Gosana, executive director of the Bali Hotel Association. Bali's Denpasar Post newspaper reported that the shortages followed the discovery of an alcohol smuggling ring using falsified duty stamps.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

End-of-winter breaks in Bali from just $745 a person

The offer applies to dates in September, October, November and December specified in the airline’s Bali End of Winter Sale , available through travel agents with details on . Accommodation choices extend from the youth and entertainment-oriented through to sophisticated and relaxing. They include the top value Fourteen Roses n the centre of Kuta and Legian, only a few steps from Kuta Beach; The Oasis in Kuta; the All Seasons Resort and Hotel Puri Raja in cosmopolitan Legian; the Novotel Benoa Bali in Tanjung Benoa; and The Westin Resort in luxurious Nusa Dua.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sanur offers calm seas, tourism escape

Sanur has a unique history and is unlike Kuta, with its reputation for great surfing, or Seminyak, which offers trendy shops and upscale restaurants. Here, tourists can get a taste of the real Bali and experience how the Balinese people live. The Hyatt Bali is almost an historical landmark, along with two other properties, Tandjung Sari hotel and Villa Batu Jimbar, which celebrities often visited.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bali Liveaboard Scuba Diving Vacation

Contrary to what many scuba divers may think, a liveaboard scuba diving in Bali may not necessarily be more expensive relative to conventional scuba diving vacations. As a matter of fact, liveaboard scuba diving, if well planned may even save you money and hassles.

Monday, August 6, 2007

World travel authority finds bustling Bali a magnet to Asian

He also found the island was bustling and crowded with visitors from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other parts of Asia while many Australians missed out on the attractions of one of the top destinations in the world. Asian millionaires were flying in hundreds of guests for weddings while the Japanese (among the world’s most security conscious people) were coming in record numbers because it is one of the places where they feel most able to relax, he says. “The island struck me as far safer than Los Angeles, where I maintain a home, or Delhi, which I visited soon afterwards, or New York, or carjack-filled London, or most of the places I visit. The murder rate in American cities has long been higher than even in cities in the midst of civil war, and since the September 11 attacks it is even more the case that places like New York, Paris, Madrid or London are less safe than less high-profile places. Certainly, I felt much safer in Ubud, say, or Nusa Dua, in Bali, where I was staying to promote the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in September than I do in Southern California or in London.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Anantara Resort Seminyak, Bali, to open 15 December 2007

Anantara Resorts is set to open a luxurious boutique property on a prime beachfront location in the chic resort area of Seminyak, Bali. The Anantara Resort Seminyak, with a total of 59 luxurious suites, and just a 30 minute drive from the international airport, is scheduled to open 15 December this year. Designed to complement the breathtaking panorama of the Indian Ocean, the Anantara Resort Seminyak will reflect the lifestyle and culture of the stylish surrounds of Seminyak. The design of the 59 all-suite resort is contemporary, using extensive glass panelling to bring the vast waterscape of Seminyak Beach into the interiors and emphasize a natural ambience and fluidity with nature.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

First time travellers steer clear of Bali

BALI is back on the travel radar - but five years after the infamous bombings, the Indonesian island is still struggling to entice the first-time traveller.
While the island is proving popular with tourists from Western Australia, Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea, enticing the South Australian traveller is proving a headache for travel agents.

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