Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bali Beaches

Tanjung Benoa's Beach

Bali is famous for having some of the best tropical beaches in the world. Please view the beaches below to meet your requirements for the best Bali beach destination in Bali.

Bali beaches.... from palm fringed white sand on the east coast to the wilder black sand beaches on the west coast, with sleepy undisturbed coves in-between.

Once the haunt of surfers, Bali's beaches now welcome visitors in search of paradise with superb hotels and excellent facilities.

Amed and Tulamben Beach

Amed and Tulamben are alternative destinations of Kuta beaches in East Bali. Amed is a resort town that harks back to the early days in Kuta. Simple losmens and a couple of good, small hotels sit along the shady, grey sand beach. Snorkelling is popular in Amed. Tulamben is even quieter, but favourite with local divers.

Candidasa Beach

Candi Dasa is the entryway to east Bali. The Bali beach here has been mostly washed away due to the heavy coral picking that used to provide a living for locals. This has now been stopped and tidal walls have been erected in an effort to restore the beach. Gradually the coral is returning, and Candi Dasa is just beginning as a popular tourist destination. Located 85 km north-east of the airport, on the east coast, Candidasa offers a good base for exploring east Bali. A low key, laid back place close to cultural treasures like Pura Besakih (Bali's Mother Temple) and Tenganan Village - a unique village belonging to the original surviving Bali Aga aboriginal communities. It has lots of rustic charm.

Jimbaran Beach

Formerly, the Bali beach was a relatively quiet area. Its image has improved dramatically with the opening of the beautiful Four Season's Resort and the Inter-Continental. From a sleepy cove then in the last couple of years, it has become even busier still with grilled seafood restaurants going up at a rapid pace along the beach, attracting local families and tourists in droves. Jimbaran is directly south of the airport, on the way from Denpasar towards Nusa Dua. The village of Jimbaran is the narrow neck of the island of Bali, and thus it has two remarkably different beaches. On the west, Jimbaran Beach faces the Jimbaran Bay, recently lined by new luxurious resorts. On the east, the beach faces the body of water sheltered by Benoa Harbor.

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach

Bali's most popular Bali beach and number one party zone! The original surfers destination has expanded - absorbing neighbouring Legian, Tuban and Seminyak. Good surf, great nightlife,and a beach life that's unrivaled. If you want to be within walking distance of the party - this is place.uta proper remains the whitest stretch of sand and is a big draw for those who want to test their surfing skills with both a beach-break and a reef-break further out. Visitors, will never get bored in Kuta beach, there are a lot of fun and activities, from topless sunbathing, surfing, adventurous bungee jumping, shopping or people watching.

Lovina Beach

Near the northern tip of the island of Bali lies a stretch of villages by the Bali Sea that is called Lovina Beach. It is well known as an excellent site for sunset watching, snorkelling and diving. If you like what Kuta offers but do not like the crowd, Lovina Bali Beach is for you.

Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua beach of Bali beaches was designed for the luxury conscious with a heavy concentration of big name hotels lining the beautiful white sand beach. Some of the resorts have private beaches but most areas are accessible. Crystal clear water provides excellent Snorkelling and Diving site, and the waves on the northern and the southern part of Nusa Dua allow for great surfing opportunity.

Sanur Beach

Sanur was Bali's first beach resort but still retains its Balinese character and old style village ambiance. It's also the place for some of Bali's chic fashion shops, hot hotels and well-known restaurants. A good location to explore the rest of Bali. The village of Sanur, Bali's largest traditional village, located on the eastern coast of Bali is the ideal Bali beach for snorkelling as it is protected by a coral reef. Sanur beach is easily reachable from Denpasar, about a 5 to 10 minute drive only.

Tanjung Benoa Beach

It is a small peninsula jutting north along Bali's eastern coast with beautiful white sands stretching the length of the coast. Tanjung Benoa is well known for water sports and very nice hotels that offer good value for money but lack some of the size and a few of the facilities of the international chain hotels in neighbouring Nusa Dua. Tanjung Benoa, or the Benoa peninsula just north of Nusa Dua has become much busier over the years and has a wide range of accommodation including prestigious resorts like The Conrad.

Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland & Bingin Beaches

The Bali beaches of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Bingin in southern Bali were once exclusively the haunt of surfers and could only be reached by traveling over rough dirt tracks. Today, many developments have brought roads, comfortable steps and access paths, enabling everyone to enjoy the beauty of these stunning beaches.
Catch some terrific world-class rides when the surf's up. When the water is tranquil these wonderfully white beaches become languidly quiet lagoons lapped by crystal clear water. The busiest beach is still Uluwatu, especially during a spectacular Balinese sunset.

Tuban Beach

The area is located between Kuta and the airport and a nice place to stay. A little less frantic than Kuta, it's a good place to grab a deck chair and a good book. Tuban beaches are safe for swimming and it is such a perfect place to unwind.

Seminyak Beach

Sophisticated restaurants, fine dining, local designer shops and a cosmopolitan atmosphere - Seminyak is casual and cool with small stylish hotels and villas. Away from the Kuta crowds.Further north Tanah Lot's is famous for flaming sunsets and surfing. The Bali beach is very dangerous as its waters are as wild as its sunsets are dramatic.

Legian Beach

Legian Beach

Close to the Kuta action but far enough for some down time, Legian Bali beach is less hectic than downtown Kuta but still has a funky nightlife zone. Over the last few years, accommodation has expanded around Legian with many simple family-owned guest houses upgraded; complemented by boutique style hotels and first class hotels. Kuta is literally a five minute taxi ride away.


Bali Weddings

Lush and tropical, Bali beguiles with its picturesque beaches, rice fields, mountains and volcanoes. The island beckons all seeking the ultimate romantic escape! Begin your most important beginning in Paradise! BALI WEDDINGS!

Planning your wedding in Bali can be challenging, considering the constraints on your time and the multitude of choices available. Imagine saying "I Do" in one of our exclusive private villas overlooking the Indian Ocean, during a ride on a majestic elephant or during an exotic Royal Balinese wedding. We can handle everything from start to finish as we work to create an event that reflects your style.

With over 10 years of experience, our highly qualified staff have been trained to cater to your every need and to ensure all your wedding arrangements are well-organized. We treat every Bali weddings as if it were our own!

With an abundance of planning ahead and a budget to adhere to, we understand how important it is to seamlessly turn your vision into a wonderful reality by having the Bali wedding of your dreams; stress-free and memorable. Remember, all you have to do is relax and enjoy this special moment. We will take care of the rest.

Our modern concept store is dedicated to serve the discerning bride and groom. At our Bali wedding's boutique we offer hand-picked dresses and suits of the latest trends and styles. You may wish to either rent or purchase them at attractive prices.

From dresses and suits to legal formalities to catering, entertainment, decorations, make-up, hair styling, flowers, photo and video shooting, we will plan this for you in detail.

Fully serviced villas or hotel accommodation for all your guests, family and friends can also be arranged. With a choice of about 30 villas island-wide, our unique properties come fully staffed providing outstanding personalized service.

For a perfect finale, indulge in a blissfully romantic honeymoon: we can also create and organize your ultimate getaway at one of the many nearby islands, at an idyllic mountain retreat or a heavenly spa indulgence. We will create an unforgettable experience of a lifetime you will treasure forever.

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Bali


Bali is part of the Republic of Indonesia and is subject to Indonesian Laws. Every couple considering getting married in Bali must comply with these Laws.

In accordance with Law No. 1 of 1974 concerning marriages in Indonesia (Article 2 (1): "a marriage is legitimate if it has been performed according to the laws of the respective religious beliefs of the parties concerned."

All couples who marry in Indonesia must declare a religion. Agnosticism and Atheism are not recognized. The Civil Registry Office can record marriages of persons of Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian-Protestant and Christian-Catholic faiths. Marriage partners must have the same religion, otherwise one partner must make a written declaration of change of religion.

The Religious Marriage under Islam is performed by the Office of Religious Affairs (Kantor Urusan Agama) in a ceremony at a mosque, the home, a restaurant, or any other place chosen by the couple and is legal immediately after the ceremony.

A Christian, Hindu or Buddhist marriage is usually performed first in a church or temple ceremony. After the religious ceremony, every non-Islamic marriage must be recorded with the Civil Registry (Kantor Catatan Sipil). Without the registration by the Civil Registry these marriages are not legal. Recording by Civil Registry officials can be performed directly at the religious ceremony for an additional fee.

Persons of non-Islamic faith are required to file with the Civil Registry Office in the Regency where they are staying first a 'Notice of Intention to Marry' as well as a 'Letter of No Impediment' obtained from their consular representatives.

For the issue of the Letter of No Impediment to Marriage by your Consular Representative you will need to present for youself and your fiance(e) your Passport(s) valid for more than 6 months and Certified Divorce Decrees (absolute/final) and/or Death Certificates regarding the termination of all previous marriages. Please contact the Consular Representative of your country for details well before your intended date of marriage.

The following countries have Consulates or Consular Representatives in Bali. The telephone and fax numbers must be prefixed with 62-361 when calling from abroad. Australia (Consulate, also representing Canada, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries in emergencies), Jalan Hayum Wuruk No. 88 B, Tanjung Bungak, Denpasar, Tel. 241-118, Fax 241-120; France (Consular Agency), Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 35, Sanur, Tel. 285-485, Fax 285-485; Germany (Honorary Consulate), Jalan Pantai Karang 17, Sanur, Tel. 288-535, 288-826, Fax 288-826; Italy (Honorary Vice Consulate), Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran, Tel. 701-005, Fax 701-005; Japan (Consulate), Jalan Raya Puputan, Renon, Denpasar, Tel. 234-808, Fax 231-308; Mexico (Honorary Consulate), Jalan Moch. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar, Tel. 223-266, Fax 231-740; Netherlands (Consular Agency), Jalan Raya Kuta 99, Kuta, Tel. 751-517, Fax 752-777; Norway & Denmark (Honorary Consulate), Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, Tel. 701-070, Fax 701-074; Spain (Honorary Consulate, currently vacant); Sweden & Finland (Honorary Consulate), Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Tel. 288-407, Fax 287-242; Switzerland & Austria (Consular Agency), Kompleks Istana Kuta Galleria, Blok Valet 2 No. 12, Jalan Patih Jelantik. Kuta, Tel. 751-735, Fax 754-457; United Kingdom (Honorary Consulate), Jalan Mertasari 2, Sanur, Tel. 270-601, Fax 270-572; U.S.A. (Consular Agency), Jalan Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar, Tel. 233-605, Fax 222-426.

For the Notice of Intention to Marry you have to submit the following documents for both partners to the Civil Registry Office (show the original and present a photocopy):

Certificate of the religious marriage;
Passport for foreign citizens, or KTP (Identity card) for Indonesian citizens;
Certified birth certificate;
Certified divorce decree (absolute) or death certificates regarding the termination of all previous marriages;
Four 4x6 cm photos, both partners side by side;
Foreign citizens:
'Letter of No Impediment to Marriage' issued by your Consular Representative for Bali or Indonesia;
Indonesian citizens:
Never married: letter Surat Keterangan Belum Kawin from Kepala Desa or Lurah (mayor);
Men aged 18-21 and women aged 16-21: parental letter of consent, signed across the materai/tax stamp Rupiah 6,000.
Before the marriage, you and your fiance(e) also may wish to file with the Civil Registry a prenuptial Property Agreement (Surat Pernyataan Harta) which must be signed before a local Notary Public. This contract is necessary if you wish to hold property separately during the marriage. In the absence of such a document, Indonesian marriage law assumes joint ownership of property, and subsequent property acquisitions by the Indonesian partner will be regulated according to the laws restricting foreign property ownership.

Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required. They must show the originals and present photocopies of their passports if they are foreign citizens or KTP (identity cards) if they are Indonesian citizens. Civil Registry employees can act as witnesses.

The Civil Registry office has a Mandatory Waiting Period of 10 working days from the date of filing. This waiting period may be waived for tourists presenting a guest registration form (Form A).

Islamic Marriage Certificates (Buku Nikah) issued by the Office of Religious Affairs (Kantor Urusan Agama) are legally valid in Indonesia and do not require registration with any other agency if you are going to live in Indonesia. However, if you might move somewhere else in the future (and who knows?), get a marriage certificate issued by the Civil Registry and an officially certified translation right away (see below).

All other Marriage Certificates will be issued by the Civil Registry usually on the same or next day. A sworn English translation of the marriage certificate should be obtained for use abroad. It is not necessary for the marriage certificate or translation to be registered by your Consular Agency. However, to have the sworn translation of the marriage certificate verified or a special translation made by the Consulate of your home country or the Consulate of your country of residence might prove useful.


We offers a FREE Wedding Ceremony if you book one of the more luxurious villas for 7 days or more. We will also assist with villa decoration, catering & party service and transportation. Please visit our associated Wedding Co-ordinator, for additional Bali wedding arrangements such as more elaborate ceremonies, handling of legal formalities, rental of bridal dresses, hair styling, make-up, flowers, dancers & musicians, photo & video shooting etc.

Special Bali Honeymoon Accommodation

No matter if you want to stay at a romantic private villa, a resort on the beach or a secluded hotel, can arrange just the right honeymoon accommodation to meet your needs and make your honeymoon truly special and memorable.

Reservation & Service Center
Gang Balangan I/100X, Ungasan, Jimbaran Hill, Bali, Indonesia
By Appointment Only
Tel. +62-361 703-060 (12 lines) - Fax +62-361 701-577


Bali Private Villa

Back Garden and Pool

Ricefield Cottage
Penestanan/Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms – sleeps up to 4 guests

This Bali private villa is typical Balinese cottage is located near Ubud and is perfect for a very quiet and relaxed vacation in the middle of ricefields – if you don't mind the 10-minute walk to reach your vacation home as there is currently no car access.

Considering the location near the center of Ubud, the privacy, natural surroundings and our LONG STAY Savings (please see below), the "Ricefield Cottage", Bali private villa represents excellent value for the right type of guest.


This bali private villa is tucked away in the village of Penestanan near Tjampuhan, Ubud. It is set in a walled garden with a free-form swimming pool in the middle of ricefields and is a perfect retreat for those who appreciate nature, informality, and privacy.

This bali private villa is really located away from the tourist crowds – you have to walk 10 minutes from the parking area at the main road via a narrow concrete path to reach the Ricefield Cottage (motorbike transport can be provided if required).

A 10 minutes drive brings you to the artists center of Ubud with its many art galleries and museums (e.g. Antonio Blanco, Agung Rai & Neka museums), numerous shops and excellent restaurants such as Mozaic and Lamak etc., daily Balinese dance performances, frequent other cultural events and temple festivals.

White water rafting on the Ayung river starts close-by, and the nearest beaches are only 30 minutes away. It's about 40 minutes to Sanur or Denpasar, and about one hour to Bali's international airport, Kuta and Legian.

Master Bedroom

The Cottage

Completed in 2002 it features a traditional thatched roof, carved wooden pillars and large glass windows to take full advantage of the spectacular view. Although Balinese in design, the cottage is equipped with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable.

From the bali private villa's gate, you walk through a walled garden with tropical flowers, a two-level balé (open pavilion) and a fish pond. The two-storey main house accommodates an open reception/living area facing the entrance/main gate, two bedrooms and a small kitchen.

In the back of the house there is the free-form swimming pool with deck chairs and another two-storey balé with an open dining area on the ground floor accommodating up to 6 persons and a open-air living area above overlooking the rice fields. A separate building nearby accommodates a guest toilet.

The Bedrooms

The master bedroom in this bali private villa on the ground floor has a kind-size bed. The second (up-stairs) bedroom is accessed via a staircase from the master bedroom and has twin-beds. Each bedroom has air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, satellite television, a safe, a bathroom with bathtub and a separate toilet.

The master bedroom opens up to a small terrace with deck chairs and overlooks the garden, swimming pool and ricefields. The second bedroom features a spacious balcony and glass windows with 360° view of the surroundings.

Kitchen & Services

A small and very simple kitchen in this bali private villa is located on the ground floor next to the open reception area and equipped with a stove, two refrigerators, water-heater, blender, glasses, crockery and cutlery, etc.

The full-time house staff includes a cook to prepare delicious meals, a maid to clean the premises and handle your laundry, a gardener and a security guard. All staff members wear uniform and name tags to make identification easy.

Your air-conditioned car with a reliable driver is available up to 10 hours per day for excursions throughout the island or just to go shopping or for a meal in nearby Ubud.

Main Building from Back Garden

Facilities & Features of Bali Private Villa:

Free-form swimming pool
29" TV sets with satellite system for
International news, sports & movie channels in the each bedroom
Direct telephone line & fax machine in the up-stairs bedroom
Private safe in both bedrooms
Full-time cook, maid, gardener, security guard
Free in-house laundry
Free use of an air-conditioned car with a reliable driver for
up to 10 consecutive hours per day during your whole stay
Chilled bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
Welcome pack containing a Bali guidebook with maps,
up-to-date practical information on Bali, an audio CD and
a CD Rom with a complete Balinese cooking course (intro-
duction plus 7 lessons) as well as over 60 recipies to take
home as a souvenir

SUPER VALUE Offer of Bali Private Villa:

You can book this unique retreat now at the rate of US$280 per night (+25% surcharge during the High Season over Easter and from Jul 15th. to Aug 31st, +50% during the Peak Season over the X-mas/New Year from Dec 20th. to Jan 5th. and Chinese New Year) instead of the regular US$360, and to make this offer even more attractive we include the FREE air-conditioned car with driver for the whole duration of your stay.