Monthly Archive: October 2019

Adventures In Indonesia

People are extremely biased. For some reason, Indonesia has the image of being a dangerous place to visit. Some cite political violence and terrorism, while others seem to think that erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are just daily natural occurrences there. While it is true that as a huge and socio-politically highly diverse nation Indonesia is very complex, and in its growing pains has experienced its share of misery due to politically instability, I would like to point out strongly here that not only is Indonesia a safe place to visit, but that its people are warm and friendly and are not yet jaded by greedy tourism as other countries can be. On the charge of terrorism in Bali and Jakarta, it is true that it occurred and no one can excuse it or lessen its tragic effects. However, for Indonesia, it is an anomaly, not a serious danger.

Simply put, Indonesia is one of the last places on earth where you can see, well, the earth itself at its very finest. Two things that people rarely mention in reference to Indonesia are the fact that much of it remains an amazingly pristine garden of eden the sights of which would astound you beyond belief and that sadly this garden like all the other pristine areas of the earth, is disappearing rapidly under the axe of man.

How could anyone not want to see Indonesia? It is home to the world’s largest flower, the world’s the largest butterfly, birds that defy imagination, and another massive flower that is carnivorous and is capable of digesting a baby monkey. Multiply the above by a thousand and you may get an idea of the natural tapestry of Indonesia. The bed upon which this quilt of life rests is parallel in majesty to the life it supports. Gorgeous mountains and volcanoes, sheer breathtaking cliffs and peculiar islands, turquoise seas and hidden lagoons, Indonesia has a monopoly on natural beauty that you will not find anywhere else.

Information About Scuba Diving in Bali

Bali is an Indonesian island lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts. In the recent years, it has become the famous spot of scuba divers. Bali has been voted as one among the top ten dive locations in the world by a Scuba diving magazine. Scuba diving in Bali is a real treat with the warm, tropical waters and the myriad of rainbow colored fish that swim through it at all hours of the day.

There is something for all levels of experience, as the waters of Bali can accommodate everyone from those who are just beginning their diving careers to those who have quite few dives under their belt. Some diving spots are open only for the professional divers. Some spots like Tulamben, Padang Bai, Puri Jati, and Amed are open even for beginner divers.

More experienced divers can have a fun day of speedboat diving in the most exciting diving area, Nusa Penida, in Bali. Seraya, with all its tiny macro creatures and easy shore diving is a favourite spot for underwater photographers. The dives here are very spectacular because of the long coastal reef, reef slopes and wall diving. Amed and Jemeluk beach is reputed to be the home of the best hard coral community in Bali.

Sansur and Nusa Dua are located just 5 minutes away from the shore and therefore are very accessible. Beginners and novice divers will enjoy diving here because of the gentle current. Although hard corals are scarce, there are amny colorful fishes made up for the shortfall. Short corals and sponges can also be found thriving on the reefs.

For those who enjoy shipwreck diving, Tulamben shipwreck is the dive site that must not be missed. Night dive on this wreck is described by many divers as spectacular. The wreck was the US Liberty, sunk in World War2 by Japanese submarine in 1942.

Diving in Bali offers a wonderful chance to see a great variety of marine life, and this makes the dive so much exciting. Underwater life that can be seen on a dive here include anemone fish, tuna, clownfish, moray eels, sweet lips fish, sea whips, turtles, snappers, mola mola and many others.

Unlike any other top dive destinations in the world, Bali has many hidden secrets below the waves. This brings more tourists to this magical paradise and we should not miss it at any cost.

Bali Villa Rental

If you’re looking for a great vacation idea either for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxing family holiday, then you might want to consider renting a private villa in Bali. Bali is the perfect holiday location, whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or with your family. This tiny island boasts stunning beaches, world class culture, amazing shopping and a whole range of activities to suit the whole family.

The main tourist areas of Bali have very different personalities and are suitable for different groups of holiday makers. Kuta is the party central of the island with lots of choices of clubs, restaurants and endless shopping opportunities. For a quieter, more family friendly location, consider Sanur with its calm beaches with shallow water that’s great for children to swim in. Honeymooners will love the exclusive resorts of Nusa Dua, some which have their own private beaches.

There are lots of hotels in Bali to suit all kinds of holiday makers and budgets, but if you really want a holiday to remember you might want to think about hiring your very own private villa. Hiring a villa in Bali means you have somewhere to come back to after your day out that really feels like home. Most villas come with their own staff including security, housekeeper and cook so you never need to worry about cleaning up or preparing dinner. Of course most people will want to eat out at least occasionally but what could be nicer than enjoying a home cooked meal in your own villa overlooking the ocean or a beautiful rice field? Many villas also come with their own private swimming pool and a car with driver who will take you wherever you wish to go.

Villas are available in all sizes to suit couples to large families or groups of friends. If you are travelling in a large group it can often work out cheaper to hire your own villa rather than staying in separate hotel rooms and of course is much more social, allowing you to eat and hang out together.