How to Book a Bali Resort With Ease

Waking to backdrop of mist-covered mountains that overlook turquoise waters is a dream that can come true in Bali. This island paradise is the place where the surreal is real and relaxation is the order of every day. Getting here, however demands care in the planning. Fortunately, there are ways to make booking a Bali resort and lining up activities a pleasure.

Perhaps the most stress-free and effective way to facilitate travel in this luxury destination is to turn to the Internet for Bali holiday packages. When a reputable company assists in the planning and booking, it will become immediately possible to schedule a romantic Bali holiday complete with all the trimmings or a family vacation on a lush Bali beach.

Before turning to the Internet blindly in search of hotels in Bali, there are things to consider to help ensure an outcome that will result in a vacation of a lifetime. They include:

* The specialty of the travel service – Bali is a unique destination that is not intimately known to all travel Web site operators. To ensure that access to the best Bali hotels, attractions and activities is included in the planning, it is wise to consider the specialty of the service under consideration. The best companies are highly experienced in Bali travel and will specifically say so.

* The customer service provided – It doesn’t matter if the planning stay will involve a say at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali or a more intimate Bali villa, chances are questions about little details will arise. A good service will make sure its clients have access to topnotch customer service to address queries and concerns. Customer service should extend beyond the site to include actual people with real telephone numbers and physical addresses. E-mail enquiries will, of course, be offered, as well.

* The destinations offered – While Kuta Bali might be one of the best-known destinations in this tropical paradise, it is not the only one worth considering for a holiday. Solid services that truly know Bali understand that adventure awaits throughout the island. With this in mind, they offer accommodations in a variety of towns, including Nusa Dua, Ubud, Seminyak and beyond.

* The activities provided – Making every second of a Bali beach holiday special does demand careful planning. This goes beyond hotel selection to include activities and destinations of interests. A good travel service will assist on this front by offering its clients the ability to book tickets for attractions and tours, as well.

* The budget conscious – Spending time in the paradise that is Bali does not have to cost a small fortune. A travel service that truly knows this destination will be fully aware of that fact. With this in mind, the best will make certain its clients have options to fit just about any budget. From family friendly Bali hotels to more expensive Bali private villas and everything in between, they will offer it all.

Planning out a stay in a Bali resort does not have to be difficult. When a reputable online travel service that specialises in this destination helps, no stone will be left unturned in advance of arrival,

North Bali More Accessible Than Ever With Announcement of New Airport

In a move designed to reinvigorate the tourist industry in north Bali, authorities in Indonesia have confirmed plans to construct a new public airport in the Kubu Tambahan district in Buleleng Regency situated 90 kilometres north of Denpasar. The announcement comes from the offices of Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika as well as Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik, and should be welcome news after months of uncertainty about the status of Bali’s new airport.

The construction of the second airport is also supported by the heads of all nine regencies in Bali, all of whom recognise the importance of meeting the needs of the increasing numbers of tourists. The main thrust behind constructing the new airport is to divert visitors from the over-saturated south of the island to the relatively empty north. The current Ngurah Rai International Airport located near Denpasar in South Bali is already operating at maximum capacity and will have a hard time accommodating the projected increase in passenger traffic in coming years.

Another desired effect of constructing an airport in the north is to open up Bali’s pristine northern coastlines to more tourists. This enables authorities in the south to better manage the runaway levels of construction and property development in Bali to more sustainable levels. North Bali is widely regarded as a quiet and peaceful alternative to the south and is already home to a number of tourist hot-spots like Lovina beach, the historic capital of Singaraja, and the twin lakes in Bedugul in Gianyar, as well as a large number of serene temples, spas and rustic villages.

Popular resort towns in North Bali such as Lovina are already home to a number of excellent hotels and tourist accommodations dotting the pristine black sand beach. Lovina Beach is also home to the area’s only five star luxury resort that offers apartment and villa sales to international buyers – an already great investment opportunity that is set to provide even better results with the announcement of the new airport.

There are already plenty of good reasons to visit north Bali and the announcement of the construction of a new airport in Kubu Tambahan, a mere 23 kilometres from Lovina Beach, will help open up the region to the world.

Blissful Experience of a Villa Spa

Driving along the streets of Ubud reminded me to the news a heard a few months ago, Bali was named as the Best Spa Tourism Destination 2009 by Berlin based fitness magazine, Senses. The news itself was not a surprise as during the last decades I have been seeing Bali having more and more spas. I do not really pay attention in their offerings but I believe Bali has the widest range of available options in many point of views, various treatments from Indian ayurveda to traditional Balinese boreh, various price range from the ones on Poppies Lane on backpacker’s paradise of Kuta to Prana at the trendy enclave of Seminyak which is popular to the higher end holiday makers.

You can find spa in almost every tourist enclave across the island but I believe most are concentrated in the hillside resort town of Ubud. Serene environment surrounded by verdant rice fields and tropical forest, Ubud has perfect setting for blissful body, mind, and soul rejuvenation. For those who are prepared to pay more for luxury there are a number of names to consider such as Prana in Seminyak, Mandara Spa with various outlets in different locations, Thalasso at Grand Mirage Nusadua, Begawan Giri Spa in Ubud, Frangipani at Sheraton Nusadua, and Pita Maha Resort and Spa in Ubud are just to name some.

But what if you are among the new wave holiday style that seek for privacy as the sixth star beyond five-star luxury standard? In this distinguished group you certainly prefer private villas instead of public accommodation like resort hotels in the name of ultimate privacy. If you chose private accommodation, then getting rejuvenation treatments in the same level of privacy would be you preference as well, but is there any private spa around? The answer is yes. A few Bali luxury villas have dedicated spa and in-house therapist allowing you to enjoy the treatment at anytime you want in the privacy of your private villa.

Surrounded by rivers on two sides and rice fiend spanning to the horizon Simona Oasis at Canggu has a dedicated spa where you can enjoy your treatment in the serenity of its peaceful environment.