Bali’s culture is based on its unique form of Hinduism called “hindu bali” which is retained after the islamization of java and developed through the centuries. Though the caste system is observed, it is not as rigid as in India. Region is the source of traditional customs in family and community life, its influence is also strongly felt in the arts. With a completely different lifestyle from the rest of Indonesia, the Balinese have managed to preserve their culture despite the over-whelming foreign influence brought by the increasing number of visitors. The art of music and dances or in carving out reliefs and statues. Where art and nature blend in the mystical ambience of this temple-filled land, you will discovery why bali is so often calle the land of goods and godnesses. .
NUSA DUA – Designed as the ultimate holiday escape from the pressures of urban life. It is secluded enough to offer peace and serenity, yet just minutes from Ngurah Rai International airport. It is one of the success stories in Indonesia’s tourism development history.
A more well-placed, idyllic vacation spot could be found. An integrated and controlled planning approach has served to protect Nusa Dua’s unique social and culture life, and maintain an authentic Balinese setting. Sport enthusiastic particularly enjoy jogging, walking or cycling. The 9 – hole championship golf course caters to keen golfers. The Bali Golf and Country Club is well designed, and manicured to international standards. All the resort hotels also offer complete fitness facilities and tennis courts. Nusa dua has come of age, and offers facilities second to none in the world.
TANJUNG BENOA – In the old days, the link between the Bukit Peninsula and the rest of Bali, was by boat from Tanjung Benoa, as there were very limited paths leading to Kuta via Jimbaran. Tanjung Benoa at the tip of the peninsula, was a trading post for the Badung region and the eastern of Bukit. In the recent years the proximity of Nusa Dua has drawn Tanjung Benoa into tourism, and a large number of resort hotels have sprung up along its white sandy shores, interspersed with water sports and companies that offer all kind of fun and games in the surf, from parasailing and banana-boating, Jet ski, flying fish, snorkeling to scuba diving
KUTA – Kuta Beach, was a once famous haven for the flower-power kids of the late sixties it has become a boom town in the past ten years. Irrepressibly leaping over its boundaries, it has spread as far as the airport to the south, and north to Legian and Seminyak, in a random sprawl. Side by side, one finds cheap home-stays ( accommodations), top fashion boutiques and raunchy bars. International restaurant, bicycle rental, tailors, and deluxe hotels offering their facilities are mushrooming all along the coastline. For young at heart, Kuta offers lots of action, shopping, night club’s and parties, and the advent of luxury accommodation makes it favorable to the wealthy young professional who wants to get into the swing of things without having to rough it.
SANUR – Bali’s original beach resort with its gay Parisian atmosphere, Sanur, has long ago, outdone any predictions for its development. Every beach front available, with its idyllic coral reef-protected lagoons, has been landscaped into sun bather’s territory, and sandy, lush tropical gardens tempt the passerby into outdoor pizzerias and pool-side restaurants along the strip.
Fishermen in outrigger canoes are busy taking tourist on sailing trips along the coast. The farmers who once had land along the beach are now prosperous shopkeepers and art-shop owners. In spite of this, the village has lots none of its charm and certainly none of its cultural potency. Sanur is famed for its glamorous temple festival and processions, and involvement in tourism has not tainted this reputation.
JIMBARAN – This sleepy fishing village, south of the airport, is an exiting new tourist destination in Bali, with the Four Season Resort, Bali Intercontinental Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Bali already on site. In spite of this Jimbaran village has lots of its charm candle light culinary authentic spread along the seashore.
UBUD – Nestle in the hills just 27 kilometer from Denpasar, Ubud, with its cooler climate, is a different type of resort. The first westerners who settle in Bali choice this area, and it has always been popular with people who want a quite holiday away from the bright lights. Designed more as the tasteful destination for explorer on a peaceful respite, Ubud offer close contact with the arts and culture of Bali. Wander at leisure through Museums of Art, Art Galleries and Art Studios. Ubud offers nightly performance of Balinese dance and music and is known the “ heartland of Balinese Culture”. Picturesque bungalows, Villas, Resort, set in tropical gardens and bordering the rice paddies are comfortable equipped and offer a different style of Balinese holiday. Walk through the rice field, cycling down country lanes or rafting through the river gorges, lead to unforgettable encounters with nature and people of Bali. Special shops and restaurants cater to the needs of the discerning visitors.