Fly To Bali Denpasar, Indonesia
The charm of Kuta's lively bars contrasted by the sacred cliff-side Uluwatu Temple, as well as the many crystal blue beaches that surround this island is what make Bali part of every travellers bucket list.
With a lush landscape that sets the tranquil atmosphere of this Indonesian island, it is definitely a destination perfect for escaping the bore of everyday life.
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Why visit Bali?
- Enjoy the many picturesque beaches, from Bukit peninsula to the tranquil waters of the northern Coast, it's not hard to see why Bali has been named the Mecca of islands.
- Embark on a cultural journey, by visiting temple complexes like the Pura Besakih which is considered to be the holiest-of-all temples in Bali.
- Bali prides itself on its hospitality, so indulge and explore this beautiful island that many would love to call home.
Bali has a tropical climate. The best time to visit Bali would be October to March when the weather is warm and visitors have the best opportunity to enjoy the many beautiful attractions this place has to offer.
The most spoken language spoken in Bali is Balinese, which is a Malayo-Polynesian language that is spoken by the majority of locals.
- The Kopi Luwak coffee that is produced in Bali is the most expensive coffee in the world.
- Bali falls completely silent once a year on Nyepi the Balinese Day of Silence that is commemorated every Isakawarsa or Saka New Year, in 2014 it fell on March 31st. This is day of silence, fasting and meditation that is observed from 6am until 6am the following morning.
- Bali is home to the world’s largest commercial bamboo building that houses the Bamboo Chocolate Factory that opened in November 2011.
Bali is a place that is filled with a mixture of culture, nature, art, and the spiritual atmosphere that make it such a sought after destination.
This island is known for their beautiful beaches, so it would only be right to visit the beaches like Kunta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak or Ubud’s picturesque terraced rice fields, the north-eastern coastal towns and Lombok Island are hidden gems.
Aside from the beauty of Bali there are also many historic sites, museums and art galleries that are a must. These attractions include:
- Tanah Lot
- Tanah Lot
- The Puri Lukisan Museum
- Bali Safari and Marine Park
The majority of people in Bali are extremely welcoming and friendly. Bali is an easy and safe island town.
The locals believe in Karma and although there are the odd occurrences of pick-pocketing it is a destination that anyone would be safe in when on holiday.
There is so many places that are scattered around this island, your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised.
The wealth of world-class dining and the freshly caught seafood served-up island style- Bali never fails to deliver. When in Bali, it is a must to dine in the following restaurants:
- CasCades Restaurant
- Cut Catch Cucina
- The Sayan House
- Cuca Restaurant
Bali is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu population. Balinese individuals practice the Hindu religion which is called Agama Hindu Dharma, which is the religion of the Hindu Doctorin.
Bali is an island that is very religious. Dances and dramatic performances form an important part of every ritual that takes place in Bali. This is also a places that is recognised globally for their diverse and sophisticated art forms, from painting, sculptures, woodcarving and handcrafts.
South African citizens do require a Travel Visa for Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali). Leave plenty of time for visa processing, and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and has 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
Address: Jakarta. 7th Floor, Suite 705, Wisma GKBI, J1 Jend Sudirman No 28, Kav 9-122, Jakarta 10210 Telephone: + 62 21 2991 2500. Fax: ( +62) 21 574 0661 / (+62)21 574 0655
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 25.02|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 22.24|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 30.16|
|Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 7.23|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 18.35|
Ngurah Rai International Airport (Code: DPS) is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. In 2014, Ngurah Rai International Airport became the world's 7th best and best in Indonesia in Airport Service Quality, as judged by Airport Council International.
Coffee: Pramana Jaya, Koperasi, Prasarana Fortuna Prima, Christly Jaya and Metro (Stardust).
Forex Bureaus: There are numerous banks, ATMs and bureaux de change throughout the airport.
Lost Luggage: Items lost or found within the airport terminal can be reported to the airport police.
Aiport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Anika Melati, Harris Hotel Turban Bali, Green Villas, Pondok 2A, The Alit, Taman Tirta Ayu Pool & Mansion, Bali Segara Hotel and Surya Inn.
Car Hire: Avis.
Ngurah Rai International Airport is a hub for: Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia and Merpati Nusantara Airlines.
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