Welcome to our island. We are extremely proud of our art, culture, religion and lifestyle-so much so that we want to share the best of the best to enhance your stay.
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When you first wake up, the beauty of this legendary island seems so stunning that you may be convinced you are dreaming. Rub your eyes, sprinkle drops of cool water on your face and you will be delighted to find that your eyes have not deceived you. After a breakfast of the freshest and sweetest tropical fruit, I can recommend a short journey that few try but those who do never forget. Bali's sunsets bathe the sky in a dazzling array of colour, but its sunrises are equally spectacular. To appreciate it fully, you can make the short trip to a local Hindu temple, where you will likely find yourself alone on hallowed ground, to watch the light trickle over the Balinese landscape.
With the tropical climate and fertile, volcanic soil, Bali is just made to grow orchids, which makes the Bali Orchid Garden idyllic for an afternoon walk. The rows of beautiful flowers seem so perfect, it's almost like mother nature is just showing off. To compete with her, the evidence of man's endeavour lies in the natural valley which holds one of Bali's oldest and grandest monuments, the Gunung Kawi. This is a set of memorials cut out of the rock face, each one of which commemorates a member of the 11th century Balinese royal family. Myth surrounds this place and guests tell me that they often leave this place with a sense of awe and lingering mystery.
In the evening, whilst you are eating exquisite food at the hotel, you can enjoy a show of Balinese dancing. So much tradition and meaning is imbued in Balinese dance, many see it as the essence of the culture itself; a pure form of expression that transcends language and touches something spiritual within us all. The movement and nuance is staggering and to feel awe for this art form is as natural as it is for any other of Bali's natural treasures. I hope I have shown you that Bali is an island of wonder unlike any other, but it is the people who give it its soul.
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CROSSING THE ROAD
Do not forget to look and listen while crossing the road. Cars may stop, motorbikes may not.
Do not forget to reconfirm your flight 72 hours prior to departure date.
Please do not touch other people's heads, as this is very offensive to Hindus.
VISA AND DEPARTURE TAX
Visa on arrival fee different based on nationality. Airport Tax on departure International flight: Rp.200,000/person and Domestic flight: Rp.75,000/person.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The largest towns are Denpasar (the capital) and Singaraja in the north of Bali.
InterContinental Bali Resort has direct access to the beach, which is fabulously well-maintained.
Life in Bali is very communal with the organisation of villages, farming and even the creative arts being decided by the community.
Most Balinese are Hindu, however it is very different from Indian Hinduism. The Balinese believe strongly in magic and the power of spirits and much of their religion is based upon this.
WHAT TO PACK
Do not forget to always wear a sarong and sash when attending ceremonies. Once you try a sarong you may never want to sleep in anything else.
There is no cold season in Bali. Bring light, casual clothing with you. Most of the time you do not need your formal attire.
Do your body a favour
Drink a lot of bottled water and eat a lot of fresh fruit.
Guests must have an International License and should always rent a car with full insurance as this will save time and money if you are involved in an accident. It is recommended to hire local drivers as driving can be dangerous in Bali.
From Ngurah Rai International Airport, please go straight follow the road until the traffic roundabout and go to the right direction. Approximately one KM from the roundabout, you will find the first traffic light, turn right and follow the sign to Jalan Uluwatu 45. A hotel taxi or shuttle bus is available to take you from the airport to the resort. The hotel taxi operates 24 hours a day and the shuttle bus from 8.00 am to 8.00pm at scheduled time. Hotel taxi cost US$22/car/way onward and shuttle bus cost at US$6/person/way and should be booked in advance with the concierge. Alternatively guests can take an airport taxi which will cost approximately US$7. To reserve your transportation please contact us at email@example.com