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By Olly Symonds
A stunning island in Indonesia, Bali is renowned all over the world for being welcoming, diverse and incredibly beautiful. If you are looking to get away from the daily grind and head to a place of pure escapism then Bali is the ultimate choice. Balinese life takes many sophisticated and diverse forms and if you want to truly immerse yourself in it then hiring self-catering holiday rentals will allow you to do so. Bali is an ideal holiday location for food lovers and there is a huge choice of eating options, particularly when you are staying in holiday rental accommodation.
There is a diverse and impressive range of markets on offer so for every meal you can choose to eat as locally or as internationally as you wish. Even if you aren't buying the food the marketplaces are buzzing and colourful! Ubud is the cultural epicentre of Bali and it is a must-see, particularly if this is your choice for holiday rentals. This the best place to absorb the island's cultural heritage. It is from here that different strands of Balinese culture resonate outwards and these are as diverse as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Music and dance are also important in Balinese culture and their percussion orchestra music, or gamelan, is varied and highly developed. Traditional dances portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana - and there are dozens of famous Balinese dances including pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, and kecak (the monkey dance). Perhaps you could join in and try some of the dances for yourself!
Although Bali can seem like a long way away it is absolutely worth the extra flight time. And if you stay in self-catering holiday rentals it does not have to be expensive. Whatever type of holiday you're planning the island will surprise and delight you. This is the kind of magical island where you will find what you were looking for, even if you weren't sure what that was! If culture isn't your thing do not worry because visitors to Bali have access to some of the finest beaches in the region. When relaxation is the aim of the game you can venture from your villa to bask in the sun, unwind on the sand and bathe in the warm sea. There are few places in the world more idyllic than holiday rentals on a beach in Bali at sunset. If you fancy a little more activity then hiring a four wheel drive vehicle is an excellent way to see the island properly. If you travel inland you can see the famous rice terraces and ancient temples. Balinese inhabitants also hold spectacular festivals which are entertaining and full of life and will make your visit genuinely memorable. Wherever you have been during the day one thing is certain - that you will return satisfied and exhilarated to your holiday rentals property where you can reflect at leisure on what you have seen. It is likely to have been pretty special.
Olly Symonds is the joint founder of One Off Places, a holiday property rentals website specifically geared towards individual and one-off style properties. Launched in 2007 it offers users the chance to search for exactly what they want on their holiday, whether it's a secluded farmhouse, a penthouse apartment or a luxury villa. See http://www.oneoffplaces.co.uk for further information.
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For you who live or stay at Jakarta and regions or cities around Jakarta, you can take a domestic flight from Soekarno Hatta Airport to go to Bali. I have told you in my previous posting part-1 and part-2. There are some domestic flights that you can take.
However for you who live in Surabaya (East Java) and in regions or cities around Surabaya, you can take a domestic flights from Juanda International Airport at Surabaya. Surabaya the second-bigest city of Indonesia after Jakarta is capital of East Java one of Indonesia's provinces. Juanda International Airport is the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Indonesia after Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport based on the aircraft movements and passenger movements.
One of the domestic airlines that you can take to fly from Surabaya to Denpasar - Bali is Garuda Indonesia. However it just departure only, so you want to go back from Denpasar-Bali to Suarabaya you should take another airlines from Denpasar. For more information about flight schedule from Surabaya to Denpasar-Bali of Garuda Indonesia you can visit this site, then click 'ARRIVAL&DEPARTURE' menu, then select 'Surabaya' for the city and click command button 'Departure info'. From the list search for Destination column is Denpasar.
Another domestic airlines that has flight schedule from Juanda International Airport to Ngurah Rai Airport is Lion Air.
In the previous posting I've told you about domestic flight from Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Jakarta) to Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali). And the best choise to take for you who have enough money was Garuda Indonesia Airlines. In this posting I will tell you another Airlines that you can take that will carry you from Jakarta to Bali.
Another airlines that has flights schedule from Soekarno Hatta Airport Jakarta to Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar - Bali is Lion Mentari Airlines. There are about 15 flight numbers that operated with daily schedule. The flight numbers that you can take are JT0010, JT0011, JT0012, JT0015, JT0016, JT0017, JT0018, JT0019, JT0020, JT0021, JT0022, JT0023, JT0024, JT0025, and JT0556.
Indonesia AirAsia is also another domestic airlines that you can choose, that have daily schedule flights from this airport to Denpasar. There are 8 flight numbers for this airlines. The flights number are QZ 7510, QZ 7511, QZ 7512, QZ 7513, QZ 7514, QZ 7515, QZ 7518, and QZ 7519.
Mandala Airlines also has daily flights schedule from Soekarno Hatta Airport Jakarta to Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar - Bali. There are 5 flight numbers that operated. The flight numbers are RI 0565, RI 0592, RI 0593, RI 0596, and RI 0598.
And onother domestics airlines is Batavia Air, that has daily flight schedule and operated 4 flight numbers. The numbers are JP 0741, JP 0742, JP 0743, JP 0744. For more detail information about the time shcedule of flights you can visit Soekarno Hatta Airport flights info.
Edited: 13 June 2009
For you who live in other regions of Indonesia, or who stay in other regions of Indonesia, don't worry there are some flights from other regions of Indonesia to Denpasar, Bali. For you who live in Jakarta or in a region or city around Jakarta (Jakarta is Indonesia's Capital and the bigest city of Indonesia), you can take a flight from Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng (CGK). CGK is abbreviation from Cengkareng. So if you searching for flights from or to Jakarta you should search for CGK, don't search for JKT. Cengkareng where International Airport Soekarna Hatta located is a sub-district of Tangerang, Banten Province. It is about 20 kms western West Jakarta.
There are some options of airlines from the airport that you can choose to fly to Bali. It takes about 1 hour to fly from Soekarno Hatta International Airport to Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar (DPS), Bali. DPS is abbreviation from Denpasar, the Bali's Capital, where Ngurah Rai International Airport located.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport is the bigest airport in Indonesia. It's the Indonesian 'main gate' from International world. Almost people who come from other countries or go abroad through this airport. More than 30 millions people through this airport every year and the amount will increase more and more every year.
There are many flights from and to this airport both international and domestic flights. Some of them have destination to Denpasar, Bali. The most popular Indonesian airlines from this airport to Denpasar Bali is Garuda Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia is the best airlines from Indonesia. However the air tickets is most expensive among other Indonesian airlines. But as your earning Garuda Indonesia gives you it's best services for the customer satisfaction. Garuda Indonesia has daily schedule fligts from Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta to Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar - Bali. For more detail information about Garuda Indonesia Airlines you can visit the site.
I've just searching information about flight to Bali in ezinearticles.com, and found out a very interesting article written by Matt Verbaan. I think it's a very important information for you who looking for information about flight to Bali, especially for you who lives in USA, Europe and Australia, and want to take a trip to Bali for your holiday. I recommend you to find out more detail information you need in his site.
The Fastest Flights to Bali From the USA, Europe and Australia
By Matt Verbaan
There are numerous flights to Bali and depending on where you are coming from it can take just a couple of hours or almost a tour around the world. For those travellers coming from the USA it must be one hell of a flight since it takes almost 24 hours to get to this beautiful island.
As you might have expected already there are unfortunately no direct flights to Bali from any of the airports in the USA. If you travel from New York the best option is to fly to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific or American Airlines and then transfer on a flight with Hong Kong Express Airways straight to Bali. This 'fast' option will take approximately 22 h 15 minutes.
From San Francisco it takes surprisingly 21 hours with Delta Air Lines (operated by China Airlines) where you have to make a stop-over at Taipei before continuing your journey to Bali with China Airlines.
Flights to Bali from Los Angeles go through Singapore if you're looking for the fastest option. It will take you 21 h 35 minutes to fly to Bali. Flights from Los Angeles to Singapore are operated by Singapore Airlines and the last stretch is operated by Garuda Indonesia.
Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Europe to Bali either. If you're coming from Amsterdam the fastest option for you is to take KLM to Kuala Lumpur and then transfer here on an AirAsia flight to Bali. Total flight time is approximately 16 h 25 minutes.
London Heathrow flights to Bali are operated by British Airways to Singapore from where Singapore Airlines flies the last stretch to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali. This is also the fastest option and will take you around 16 h 30 minutes.
The best option to take from Frankfurt am Main airport is to fly with Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines to Singapore with a connecting flight to Bali. This will take 16 h 20 minutes. For flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bali it's the same; take Singapore Airlines and it will save you lots of time.
Luckily for the Australians there are direct flights to Bali from the following Australian cities; Darwin with flights operated by Airnorth, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia (2h 30), Perth with flights operated by Ozjet, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia (3 h 35), Melbourne with flights operated by Jetstar, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia.(6hours)
From Sydney there are also direct flights operated by Jetstar and Qantas and the fastest flying time is 6 h 25 minutes.
Have a save trip and see you on the beautiful island of Bali!
On his personal travel website http://www.bali-travel-life.com/flights-to-bali.html Matt Verbaan gives practical travel tips about getting around, where to stay and what to do. He has flown numerous times from Europe to experience what Bali is all about.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Matt_Verbaan
By David Urmann
Bali is noted as the heart of Indonesia's cultural and traditional heritage. Its tropical landscape, mixed with captivating oceanfront accommodations, make it a relaxing sanctuary for travelers and visitors. This is particularly for those seeking refuge from the stressful façade of city living.
Amongst all other oceanfront hotels, Hotel Santika stands out with about 171 stylish and elegant suites, private bungalows and guestrooms. These are all situated across a beautiful garden environment, exhibiting excellent collections of fragrant flora and native trees.
In Hotel Santika, guests will thrive on a committed level of hospitality only Bali is known for. You are also guaranteed with wonderful amenities and quality services. Hence, Hotel Santika takes pride as an icon of excellence throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
Out of respect for the Balinese philosophy of "harmony and balance between man and the environment," the hotel features an elegant selection of room categories. All of which are attuned to the varied needs of their international guests. They believe that for every type of person, there is an appropriate room accommodation. This would include business delegates who would like to participate in important meetings and ventures, families taking a vacation with their children, as well as couples who want to spend some alone time together.
Here are Hotel Santika's room types:
These rooms offer fascinating garden views and slight ethnic decors. Hotel Santika has a total of sixty deluxe rooms situated a few steps away from their swimming pool. You can even request for inter-connected rooms, if needed.
These rooms, unlike the deluxe rooms situated in the central part of the hotel, is set along Hotel Santika's separate wing. Sixty-eight premiere rooms, showcasing contemporary Balinese designs, promote a feeling of comfort for all its guests. Similar to deluxe rooms, you can also request for inter-connected rooms, if needed.
Conventionally thatched roofs, elegant Balinese designs, handcrafted furnishings, along with indulging bathrooms, outdoor showers, beautiful pathway entrances and spacious units, all make this type of room perfect for couples and honeymooners. This is especially suitable for those seeking a private hideaway and romantic ambiance. Hotel Santika has a total of sixteen garden bungalows.
Garden Double Queen Bungalows
For those wanting enough space for the whole family, this is the appropriate accommodation for you. Designed with a sense of Balinese aesthetic elements, extravagant bathrooms, outdoor showers and canopy beds, a total of sixteen Garden Double Queen Bungalows can comfortably indulge you to stay in Hotel Santika much longer.
With a total of eight oceanfront suites placed on a secluded setting, you will adore a landscaped Balinese garden compound with your very own pool. These suites not only showcase understated decors and rustic elegance, it also guarantees semi-outdoor bathrooms as well as shaded terraces.
Reminiscent to the traditional Balinese Village setting, these exclusive presidential suites are packaged with a private pool, proportional space, two bedrooms and a traditional bale for captivating sunset views. With its local architectural notion, this room type will not only provide you with a sense of privacy and peace, it is also suitable for those traveling with kids.
Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Bali is also capable of providing you with a 24 hour Butler Services (Suite and Bungalow guests only), 2 bars, 3 restaurants and 24 hour room services. This is along with a spa, business center, library, internet and meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 150 guests. They also have a 24 hour on-call doctor, tour desk, shopping arcade, as well as limousine and taxi services.
Other facilities and amenities include car and bike rentals, currency exchange, parking areas, public wi-fi areas, valet services and laundry services. You can also request for an extra cot or babysitter, if necessary. For gaming and leisure, you will enjoy their tennis court, game room, playground and 3 pools.
All rooms are equipped with a mini bar, safety deposit boxes, satellite TV, as well as a hairdryer, tea or coffee making facility and an IDD phone.
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Since Kuta Beach is a favourite spot where you can keep yourself busy all day, because many things you can do there. So it is a good idea if you decide to stay at around Kuta Beach. But you don't worry about that. All the accomodations you need are available there. There are so many hotels, villas, resorts, bungalows that you can choose to stay. And also other things you need, such as shops, restaurants, spas, and so on.
If you are a souvenirs lover and want to add your collections, don't worry there are so many souvenir's shops around the Kuta Beach. Many kinds of souvenir are sold in many souvenir's stands. There are so many kinds of Balinese typical souvenirs you can choose,
such as t-shirt with Balinese picture, beads, wooden statues, and many other Balinese handycrafts.
How about cuisine? Don't worry! There are so many restaurants, cafes, and other food stands there. Many kinds of cuisine in the world can be found there. Western cuisine, eastern cuisine, and also Indonesian traditional cuisine are available. Of course from cheapist to most expensive price of cuisines are available.
And at Kuta Beach you can do many other things. So it's a good idea if you stay around Kuta Beach. Because you don't need to loose your time. You can do all things you need to do all the day, from the morning to late at night.
Here it is a list of some hotels, villas, and bungalows around Kuta Beach that you can choose to stay.
So if you able to reach Bali in a few minutes everyday, what will you do then?
Since I'm working for a company, I start working at 8 o'clock in the morning. And
then having a break at 12 o'clock for lunch. And start working again at 13.00 after lunch. And leave for my office at 16.00 in the afternoon.
So if I able to reach Bali in a few minutes, I will do the following activities:
- Early in the morning I go to Sanur beach for jogging, having a sun rise, and then having a breakfast
- At 7.30 in the morning I leave for Sanur and go to my office, and start working at 8.00 then
- At 12.00 in the afternoon I hurry up to go to Kuta beach, having a lunch in a restaurant under palm trees, in the same time having a cool breeze
- At 12.45 in the afternoon I go back to my office to continue working after lunch
- At 16.00 in the afternoon I go to Kuta beach again for relaxing, and waiting for a sun set. Then I have a dinner there. At 20.00 in the evening I go home with a smiling face because very happy.
Then what about you? What do you think so?
Please write down in the below comment box, what will you do if you able to reach Bali in a few minutes everyday.
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