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Jetstar Sale Flights to Bali from $135 Return

Jetstar is having a sale on flights to Bali. Lots of travel dates depending on the departure city, Jan – Mar and May – June/18. Click the links below to see all the flights. We have provided some sample dates but you can choose your own as well. Click them and once the search has completed you can change the ...

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Romantic Proposal Ideas in Bali

Quite often we are asked for romantic ideas to sweep your partners off their feet. So lovebirds here is a list below that is sure to impress. Aphrodisiac Picnic under the stars at Tugu Hotel, Canggu As the sun sets on the Indian Ocean, enter another world of exotic Bali, a dreamlike atmosphere filled with candlelight and magical sounds. In your ...

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Body Temple is putting the ‘OH’ in October

Body Temple Bali is putting the ‘Oh!’ into October with this month’s round of spa specials set to have you looking OMG! You’ve heard the old adage, ‘The sexiest curve on your body is your smile….”, well now you can afford to flaunt it because at Body Temple Bali in October you can reclaim that killer smile while you relax ...

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Does your credit card travel insurance really cover you?

Some banks and credit institutions offer “free” travel insurance when you book a trip using their premium credit cards. This ready-to-go cover is very convenient, but can you depend on it? Credit versus standalone cover Most credit card travel insurance policies cover you for all the usual things like medical emergencies, cancellation and protection for baggage and items. But they ...

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Flash sale at Peppers Sentosa Seminyak

25% off Peppers Sentosa Resort but only for 2 days. What you’ll like… Choice of spacious 1-5 bedroom pool villas! Central location, close to Seminyak bars & restaurants. 35 m natural rock pool and sun deck. The Laneway Restaurant featuring the best of local dining. Peppers Sentosa Seminyak excels, if not exceeds its raison d’être based around total privacy, instantly ...

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Silicon Valley meet Silicon Bali

Andrea Loubier stands on the balcony outside her office, which looks out on rice paddies in Denpasar Continue reading the main story Entrepreneurship Attracting foreign entrepreneurs Argentina’s love affair with polo Tech behind facial recognition glassesWatch Part-time power The Sun is setting over lush green rice paddies in Denpasar, Bali, as Andrea Loubier leads me downstairs, towards the pool. “It’s ...

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Baba’s Restaurant of Hu’u Bar

With some research into this trip I had heard of Hu’u Bars adjoing Baba’s Restaurant several times and knew it was one venue I had to check out for myself. Walking through the doors it feels almost ‘Alice in Wonderland Goes Mod’ in terms of style as Hu’u Bars modern decor spills out on to the outdoor dining area of ...

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Bali’s Visa on arrival may be waived for Australians

A BALI holiday may become even cheaper for Australians, with Indonesia considering lifting its visa on arrival fee. The $US35 fee ($AUD41) could be scrapped for citizens of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia from next year, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya says. “Those countries are our main foreign tourist targets,” he told reporters on Wednesday, as reported by Indonesian ...

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Melbourne Cup Day in Bali

If you are lucky enough to be spending Melbourne Cup in Bali you had better book your preferred place to celebrate. To make it easier I have compiled a list to point you in the right direction. CANGGU CLUB – CANGGU  BARBACOA – KEROBOKAN/PETITINGET   BALI EQUESTRIAN CENTRE – BERAWA    COCOON BEACH CLUB – LEGIAN   THE DECK – ...

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Charlie Bali Bistro

Since its launch in August 2013, Charlie has established itself as a go-to place for the bar scene and some of the craziest parties in town, but the owners refused to rest on their laurels until they made Charlie into a dining destination. With the recent launch of the eponymous Bistro by the French master Chef Damien Le Bihan (formerly of Guy ...

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Australian and US Tourists Arriving by Cruise Ships

Tourists from the United States and Australia still dominate cruise ships arrivals at Benoa Harbour, Denpasar. Based on data from the PT Pelindo III Benoa, 29 foreign cruise ships, mostly from America and Australia, have arrived so far this year. “There is expected to be 58 cruise ships visiting Benoa Harbour this year,” said general manager of PT Pelindo III ...

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Tara Stiles Yoga Retreat at W Retreat & Spa

STRIKE A POSE WITH YOGA REBEL TARA STILES AT W RETREAT & SPA SEMINYAK From 12-14 September, Yoga Rebel, Tara Stiles, will join the W RETREAT & SPA BALI –SEMINYAK for the FIT with Tara Stiles Yoga Retreat. New York based, Tara is the founder and owner of ‘Strala’, a yoga movement that ignites freedom. The flagship studio is located ...

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Is Seminyak the new Gold Coast?

IT’S been 12 years since I’ve travelled to Bali and that was as a Schoolie. Pool cocktails at 6am and getting your hair plaited was de rigueur. This was pre-Bali bombing and Kuta was the happening place. It was where all the bars, nightclubs, restaurants, markets and boutiques were. Day trips exploring Kuta’s surrounds were spent walking quiet streets lined ...

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Tropical Cyclone Threatens Bali

The department of Meteorology (BKMG) is monitoring an area of low pressure that could turn into a tropical cyclone. According to the agency, Bali and Nusa Tenggara could be facing heavy downpours with the coming storm. “Bali and Nusa Tenggara would be the regions most affected if the seeds of a tropical cyclone in the Timor Sea grow into a ...

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The Best Ginger Tea Recipe Yet

Now I know that this is a big call however it’s is true and I was lucky enough to taste this while waiting for my Spa treatment at The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa, Seminyak. I loved it so much that I had to ask for the recipe and now I have it I wanted to share it with you ...

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Mother and Daughter die in Bali

A mother and her teenage daughter from Australia died early Saturday morning after a suspected food allergy in Padang Bai, East Bali. A spokesman from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed the death on Saturday evening. According to the spokesman the pair, Noelene Bischoff, aged 54 and Yvan Jeana Yuri Bischoff, 14, were from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. ...

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Health Alert for Measles Outbreak

The Health Department has issued a warning after four West Australians returned home from Bali with measles. The highly-infectious disease is spread through respiration and can lead to hospitalisation and inflammation of the brain. The Department’s Paul Armstrong says anyone who may have come into contact with the affected people should watch out for symptoms such as a fever and ...

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Book Reveal – My Offering

Having spent nine years photographing Bali’s daily offerings, Philippa Goldie’s ‘My Offering’ was published. The 2nd edition of My Offering has recently been released. The book is a collection of her favourite photos; each one accompanied aptly by an inspirational quote from some of the world’s most prolific people – from all walks of life. Each photo shows the canang in ...

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Australian’s are #1 Tourists

Bali tourist arrivals were up 2.36 % year on year in the first quarter of 2013, recording 727 013 arrivals in Bali during the period January-March 2013 compared to 710 236 in the same period of 2012. There were 179 375 Australians holidaymakers during this time which is an increase of 74% compared to the year before of 178 050 visitors,” ...

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Bali Honeymoons & Weddings

Your wedding in Bali and honeymoon are times in your life that you will never forget, but why not make them even more unforgettable by choosing a destination a little different from other blushing brides and their handsome grooms? Want to know why you should be tying the knot or honeymooning in Bali? Read on! Great Weather Some of the ...

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North Bondi Italian Meets Double Six Seminyak

Think North Bondi, think Bali and what do you get? You get the famous North Bondi Italian’s Chef, Rob Marchetti joining forces with the a hotel to create ‘The Plantation Bar & Grill’ for the December 2013 opening of  ‘Double Six’ a 154 Room Five Star Hotel located Beachfront in Seminyak. Stayed tuned for updates…my taste buds are drooling already! ...

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