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Listed here in date order are news articles related to the destination Bali. The information provided allows you to investigate further what to do on holiday there and provides ideas on such things as recommended restaurants and events. We also provide travel news and celebrity activity.

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Bali coast villas with pools. Our top 3 chosen from our collection of 31 luxury houses to help you find the right villa in Bali for your holiday.Our first choice is the Villa Oberoi BALI611 which is located within walking distance of one of the best beaches on the island at Seminyak. Not only is this beautiful house well priced you can also stroll to shops and restaurants.Also in the same town is the Villa Bali Seminyak BALI613 which is at the forefront of contemporary design and has a stunning fourteen metre long swimming pool. Here you can...

Friday, August 30, 2013



Holiday events in Bali 2013. This our guide to the Balinese social calendar of what's on in Bali this year.During June and July the Pesta Kesenian Blai or annual Bali Arts festival takes place in Denpasar which is near to Kuta beach. You can enjoy traditional music, floats and folk dancing during the main cultural event on the island. If you haven't seen a kite festival then the Bali kite festival is the perfect place to start. Watch teams battle it out for supremacy in the skies during four days of colourful displays.The Ubad Writers and...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013



Eat pray love in Bali is a book and film about the rejuvenation of a person for whom peace, yoga and the soothing charms of Bali were essential.The book was written by Elizabeth Gilbert. It is a memoir to which a number of mid 30’s ladies relate as a fair few have followed a similar path and many more contemplate its merits.A shattered life following a tough divorce left Gilbert devoid of energy and direction as well as diminished physically. She chose to head first to Italy, India and then on to Bali for a voyage of physical and mental healing...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012


Visit Mount Batur an active volcano, whilst enjoying a relaxing villa holiday in Bali.You can take a break from enjoying the pool and playing in the waves and take a trip inland to spectacular north eastern mountainous area of the island where mount Batur dominates the skyline.Mount Batur first erupted back in 1804 and it has been in a more or less constant state of eruption ever since. Its lake, Danau Batur is the largest of the islands crater lakes.You can take an organised trek to the 1,717 metre summit of the mountain which is known locally as...

Monday, March 19, 2012



Holiday events in Bali 2012 are swinging into gear now. Here is our resume of the Bali social season for 2012 on the Indonesian island of Bali.The annual Bali Arts festival or Pesta Kesenian Blai, takes place in June – July at Denpasar which is about ten kilometers from the well know Kuta beach. Balineese dancing, music and floats on a grand scale. This is probably Bali’s main cultural event.The Bali Kite festival is on in July near the Sanur beach. Lasting four days kites of up to 4 metres take to the skys.October sees the return of the...

Friday, January 13, 2012



Elephant rides in Bali are one of the exceptional activities that you can try on a villa holiday in Bali.There is no doubt that a ride on the back of an elephant is an amazing experience, a unique opportunity to get up close, touch and feel an elephant and to sway in harmony with its beautiful, deliberate motion.Personally I found the experience a very rich one and on reflection it was very much down to where it was, in the open jungle and the look of the way the elephants were being treated, which was very good indeed.I was amazed at how carefully an...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Mother Temple of Besakih, Bali, Indonesia is the largest, most important and most holy of the Agama Hindi Dharma temples on the beautiful island of Bali.Agama Hindi Dhama is the Indonesian version of Hindu practiced in Bali by over ninety percent of the islands population.Located at Basakih, a village on the slopes of Mount Agung, the main volcano on Bali, in the east of the island. The temple is comprised of 22 temples which are spread over terraces on different levels, with the principal Meru spire, Pura Penatara Agung, which houses the lotus throne,...

Thursday, February 17, 2011



Hot springs of Banjar, Bali, Indonesia, a beautiful spot where you can bathe in the natural hot water springs amidst lush vegetation. The Banjar springs are located in the north of the island, to the west of Singaraga, near Lavina beach, set up in the hills. The springs are divided into the hottest springs at the top then the next two get cooler as you go down the hill.There is a restaurant nearby and the visit to the springs costs around 3000 Rp, although you need to take your own towel. Early morning trips are advisable as the springs are at their...

Thursday, January 13, 2011



Bali holiday attractions 2013, our guide to what to see in Bali and where to visit in Bali. Use our Bali attractions list to get the most out of your holiday in Bali.The Besakih temple or Pura Besakih nestling on the Mount Agung slopes is the most holy temple of Agama Hindu Darma and dates back to the fourteenth century. The spectacular active volcano of Mt Batur 1,717 metres and its crater by Lake Batur can be enjoyed from the village of Kintamani which is over 1500 metres.The museum Puri Lukisan is a private museum of Balinese art, established in 1954...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Bali villa holiday events 2011 are swinging into gear now and here is our resume of the Bali social season for 2011 on the Indonesian island of Bali.This event is actually in 2010 as next week sees the start of the bi-annual Asian beach games on the 8th December running through to the 16th. 13 beach sports are to be contested by forty five nations in this Olympic style contest held at the Ayodya resort.The annual Bali Arts festival or Pesta Kesenian Blai, takes place in June – July at Denpasar which is about ten kilometers from the well know Kuta...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010



Beaches in Bali are exceptional by any standards, wide with white sand, rocky cliffs and coves backed by swaying palms, beach bars and restaurants. Here is a resume of what’s on offer on the beach in Bali.Kuta is a beautiful white sandy beach with row after row of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops along with discotheques. It’s an entertainment hotspot with a lively night life. Kuta beach is 11km south of Denpasar.Suluban is a place of great natural beauty and a favourite with the surfing fraternity due to its fantastic wave breaks. Here...

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Bali is a fabulous place for scuba diving and it attracts both experienced divers and beginners from all over the world. You can combine a villa holiday and diving staying at one of our gorgeous villas in the beautiful resort of Seminyak.In Seminyak there is an English speaking diving school run by locally based instructor Beate Goldshmidt, from Habitat H20. They will take you through the basics using a local swimming pool where you familiarize yourself with diving hand signals, use of tanks and regulator and importantly how to avoid pressure on...

Thursday, February 18, 2010



It’s the annual Ubud festival for writers and readers in Bali from the 7th to the 11th of October. This event has become one of the most important and biggest events of its kind in Southeast Asia.Attended by over eighty authors from as many as 25 countries, there are novelists, playwrights, bloggers, film makers and poets and many more connected with the writing fraternity who congregate for four days of collaborative indulgence and enjoyment.Mainly highly acclaimed writers have been know to attend including Vikram Seth who wrote A suitable boy...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009



Set right in the south in Bali, the Bukit peninsula is almost a small island in itself and is a fantastic setting for any surfer interested in catching the waves.Balangan is one of villages in the area near the beach that is particularly popular. Lovely people and a relaxed approach combined with swaying palm-trees create a relaxed tropical atmosphere. The dramatic cliffs increase the general beauty for fishing and surfing alike.The Bukit peninsula is a place where you can rub shoulders with professional surfers, admire their skills and pick-up some...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009



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