Tourism

Bali Tourist Information

When travelling to Bali, it is wise to be aware of any current situations, warnings, events, weather incidents and other Bali tourist information that may have an impact on your travels. Although Bali is generally a very peaceful, safe and often a family friendly destination in most areas, there may be occurrences whereby your travel plans need to change, or where you simply need to be aware of current circumstances. You can keep on top of the latest developments by checking your local government travel website in most cases.

In addition to unexpected events and happening, there are just some basic common sense things to keep in mind when you travel to Bali, as well as to anywhere else in the world. Some of these Bali tourist information details will be briefly outlined in this article, and are aspects to keep in mind both before and during your travels, in order to ensure that you have an enjoyable and a safe adventure in Bali that will stay in your memories forever.

Swimming
Most people spend a lot of time swimming in Bali, so keeping in mind that red flags mean danger is important. It generally means there is a rip current nearby and people should stay out of the water.

Bali Tourism Grows Even With Stagnate World Economy

Early on there was a great deal of speculation that Bali tourism would suffer as a result of a stagnate world economy. There was a great deal of concern over the global crisis and how these external factors would affect tourism but also there was concern over internal factors that might interfere with tourism such as the traffic jams that were occurring in South Bali. It seems this concern may have been all for naught, for there is no question that tourism in Bali in 2013 is thriving.

In recent years Bali has found itself nicknamed ‘Island of Thousand Temples,’ not because of the temples on the island but because of the excessive number of hotels popping up all over. Not all these hotels are what one might expect, and certainly many would agree that Bali villas offer a much better alternative to hotel accommodations.

Bali Tourist Tips

When packing for your dream vacation to Bali, on top of your Bali tourist tips is a checklist of items to bring with you. Here are a few items that will make your vacation much more enjoyable: passport, sun block SPF 40, Deet bug repellant, anti-diarrhea medicine, antibiotics, acidophilus pills, vitamins, energy bars, anti-bacterial hand wipes, antibacterial hand sanitizer, foot powder, digital thermometer, tissue, bottled water, your doctor’s phone number along with his exchange’s number, an extra suitcase, two cameras, film or batteries depending on the type of camera, cash and traveler’s checks.

The list may seem daunting, but there is a good reason to bring each and every item listed. I could list the pros of every item, but a majority of them are self-explanatory.

When arriving in Bali there is also a pecking order to things you must do upon arrival. First thing, check into your hotel or Bali villa. After checking in, deposit your passport, white immigration card, airline tickets, credit cards, cash and traveler’s checks into the hotel safe that is available in every hotel.

Bali Culture

It is a well known fact that Bali culture and Indonesia as a whole has a history that is both bloody and full of strife. Having being colonised by the Indians and the Dutch, Bali had to endure going through a period when the Japanese expelled the Dutch as well. All in all, these events that took place over hundreds of years only served to enrich and support the Bali culture. Furthermore, it needs to be said that the multi-religious environment that is currently present in Bali has served to influence its traditions, heritage, art and also its cuisine. When travelling across Bali, it is apparent that the Indians, Japanese and Dutch have left their indelible mark upon the island.

Bali Hotel Association to Offer Puri Palace Tours

Antara News The Bali Hotels Association is planning to put together planed to develop Puri tour packages, which are palace tour packages. The reason for these tours is that in it is hoped that it will go a long ways to preserve the culture of Bali, which is known as the Island of the Gods, by many.

Executive Director of Bali Hotels Association (BHA) Djinaldo Gosana said, “By this tour package, tourists can learn about traditional dances, cook, making offering and others, while they can stay at residents` homes.”

According to Gosana, the tours will combine a number of cultural areas including the palaces, family activities, and the rural tourism development. It is hope that tourists will then enjoy local activities that are supported by local residents and focus on local cultures.

Gosana went on to say, “We have been exploring some puris in Bali for this cooperation such as the family of Jero Kuta Palace in Denpasar, Kanginan Palace in Karangasem, Gianyar Palace, Kerambitan and Penebel Palace in Tabanan, Bongkasa Palace in Badung and Singaraja Palace.”

Secret of Bali as a Top Vacation Destination is Out

Bali may be small, but don’t let that size deceive you – because for its size it packs a powerful punch when it comes to vacations. In fact, the secret of Bali as a top destination is out. In a single day, you can drive around the entire Bali coast, but it can take you a lifetime to experience all that Bali has to offer.

If you ask Bali travelers what they like about Bali you’ll get all kinds of answers – beautiful beaches, surfing, diving, enchanting temples, amazing dance performance, spectacular gardens, the nightlife, the culture, the people…

It quickly becomes apparent that while it might only take a day to travel around the island, Bali has a lot to offer, and there is certainly something for every tourist. Small certainly does not mean limiting. As you explore the nooks and crannies of beautiful Bali, you’ll find yourself wanting more.