northeast coastal road is one of the few stretches on Bali where
village life is largely unaffected by tourism. Breathtaking
slopes of tiered ricefields alternate with massive black rivers
of volcanic rubble, the ravages of Agung Mount's 1963 eruption.
There is a coral outcropping about 100 meters away to the east.
There are some good diving sites in this area. A sunken American
Liberty ship, which was torpedoed by the Japanese in 1942 and
later abandoned, can also be dived on; its about one and half
kilometers away to the east and does not take much strength.
Amed is a solitary village on a beautiful bay northeast of
Tirtagangga. It is inhabited only by fishermen and seasalt
processors. Amed sea is known as one of the best beaches for
diving and snorkeling in Bali. Its coast is very rich and
the heat and humidity finally get to you, it's time to get away
to Bedugul, Bali's highland retreat, tucked into the crater of
an extinct volcano, 1400 metres above sea level. The three lakes
of the area provide the water for the fields, rivers and springs
on the plains below. Lush pine forests make for clean air. The
area is renowned for its fruit and vegetables.
Dasa is a romantic and peaceful seaside resort area with lovely
ocean views located two hours drive east of Denpasar. The
local villages and rice fields offer an insight into the Bali of
old and new and offers an enjoyable days outing from your hotel.
Candi Dasa is quiet, so for those seeking this type of holiday
and wanting to recharge their batteries this is the place to be.
Jimbaran Bay is
located ten minutes south of Kuta and is set on one of Bali's
best white sand beaches. A relatively new resort area in Bali,
Jimbaran Bay is attracting some of the world best known hotels
and new in 1997 is the Ritz Carlton. The beach offers one of
Bali's best sunset views and no trip to Bali would be complete
without spending an evening at one of many fabolous outdoor
is Bali's busy region and a trip into the shopping and nightlife
areas is a must for all age groups. There is a great selection
of restaurants and bars and whether it be day or night you will
always find something to see and do in Kuta. The nightlife is
many and varied and goes on long into the night.
Tuban is just a short walk south of Kuta and offers a far
quieter location yet you still have easy walking access to the
thriving area of Kuta. The wide selection of quality hotels
offer great value and give this region real appeal. Children and
families are well catered for and Waterbom Park offers a great
day out. Brand new in 1997 in Tuban is one of Bali's biggest
retail shopping areas and it is just steps away from most of the
Legian is just north of Kuta and
it is a little more laid back. The shopping, restaurants and
nightlife are excellent and plentiful and you can spend hours
enjoying the walks amongst Legian's small intimate streets. The
beach offers excellent surfing. Legian is a favourite of many
past visitors and a popular alternative to Kuta.
Seminyak is a past favourite of many visitors to Bali. It is
still offer peace and tranquility while the excitement and busy
lifestyle of Kuta is just a short ten minute drive away. You can
enjoy uncrowded beaches or just explore the area at an unhurried
place. You will see the influence of the Europeans with their
unique galleries, shops and boutiques. Furniture and pottery
shops abound in the area and offer some of Bali's best bargains.
Seminyak is for those wanting a relaxing holiday and a laid back
West of Singaraja on Bali's
northern coast is a beach resort spread across four adjacent
villages. Lovina is for those who like still waters (no surf)
and are not fussy about the colour of the beach. You may even
encounter some local dolphins. Many cheap losmens are situated
right on the beach. Lovina
Nusa Dua / Tanjung Benoa:
premier resort location and the internationally acclaimed
hotels that are located here attract visitors from all over the
world. The exclusive Nusa Dua area built on two small
"islands"; each connected to the mainland of the Bukit
peninsula by a narrow, sandy strip of land. The area boasts a
selection of world-class, self-contained, secluded holiday
resorts - all with ample grounds, gardens, recreational choices
and dining facilities. A challenging 18-holes golf course and
quiet stretches of beach are also on your doorstep at Nusa Dua.
While the resort area offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, the
hubbub of Kuta and Legian are only half an hour away by taxi.
Only 5 minutes drive north of Nusa Dua you will find the Village
of Benoa shares the same stretch of beach of Nusa Dua,
however you will find that prices of the hotels, restaurants,
bars and shops are a little less expensive than in the five star
resort area of Nusa Dua. Tanjung Benoa is secluded and most
visitors to this area will enjoy this beautiful beach and water
Nusa Dua Map
Sanur is a well
established favourite for all holiday makers to Bali. Sanur is a
thirty minutes drive from Kuta and is very popular with water
sports enthusiasts and families as the beach is protected by a
reef and the lagoon offers safe swimming all year round. The
hotels are many and varied from boutique to five star. The
shopping and restaurants in this village make Sanur an area
where you can walk in peace and see a side of Bali that many
never see. Sanur offers one of Bali's best alternative locations.
Ubud is one hour from Denpasar
and is lovely alternative to the hustle and bustle of the
downtown beach areas. Ubud is located in the cooler hills are
north of Denpasar and is the artistic heart of Bali. Well known
for it's celebrated sculptors and artists Ubud is an enjoyable
break away from the sun and the surf. The shopping is excellent
and the selection of unique goods is often better than in the
beach areas. Ubud is a great break and should not be missed.
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