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A Piece of Advice For Your Vacation at Bali Villas

Having a plan to spend time in Bali with your family or beloved spouse? Or are you about to have a honeymoon in Bali? I suggest you to choose one of the villas in Bali as a place to stay since Bali villas offer you private area and atmosphere just like at home. Kuta is indeed a famous area in Bali but there are other 5 recommended areas in Bali which provide you the best views, services, and surroundings. This kind of villa will make you comfortable as if you are home but with far more brilliant personalized services and favorable facilities. Are you ready?

The first choice in the listings is Seminyak. Seminyak is situated in Badung Regency, north of Legian, within only 30 minutes from the international airport. Most villas in Seminyak are designed luxuriously by placing the unique and elegant elements such as shimmering bath tub and bed which are combined with brilliant lighting technique. As if the beach is yours, indeed the views offered by this area for the private villas are beautiful sandy beach which these beaches play as the playground of the guests, right in front of your door. Meanwhile, though this area is modern with fancy boutiques and eateries everywhere but the location and situation of the villas still ensure your privacy.

In the meantime, the second best area in Bali for private villas is Uluwatu. Uluwatu is considered as holy area for Hindu-Bali people since the great and revered Uluwatu Temple is located there. Therefore, the atmosphere will be calmer than other areas. Bali villas in the surrounding of Uluwatu are superb and pampering you and other travelers with their picturesque sandy white beaches and ocean views. Villas in Uluwatu are also suitable for the surfer communities since these lovely villas are situated right on the beach or with absolute ocean view with powerful waves that challenge the surfer. Meanwhile, for you who love places far from the metropolitan noise, villas in Uluwatu are stunning.

Canggu, an area in Badung regency is also one of top five areas which have super comfortable private villas. As villas in Uluwatu which provide you blue sparkling beach as the view, villas in Canggu also offer beach as the prime view, yet villas with stunning rice field view are also abundant. On the other hand, Ubud which belongs to Gianyar regency will treat the travelers differently. Villas in Ubud have been successful in conveying the Balinese style that is still preserved well in this area. Unlike three other areas which show the best beaches in Bali, villas in Ubud take advantage from the green field as their prime view. However, Ubud is the place to relax, to enliven, and to refresh your body and soul.

Nusa Dua, an area 10 km far from the airport also provide every traveler with fancy private villas by combining modern and minimalist furniture and equipment. The allures of the beach and ocean are truly enchanting and ready to be explored every time you want. Generally, villas in these top 5 areas are worth staying since they are the best to accommodate your needs such as: green tropical yard, cozy semi-open living room, calming bedroom and fantastic en-suite bathroom. No matter which area you choose, all private villas in Bali will treat you just like at your home by the assistances of personal staffs who are ready to keep your comforts and serve you until the very last moment you have to go back to the daily hassle bustle of your daily life.

Descending and Scuba Diving – Tips and Advice

Descending to the seabed is always an exciting experience, but while you may want to get there quickly, you must always descend in a controlled manner. The method you use will depends partly on the site and prevailing conditions, and partly on your own preferences.

Making Your Descent

Having met up with your dive buddy in the water, follow the preparatory steps below. If you find that you do not sink, cheek that no air remains in your BC (and drysuit, if applicable). If the problem persists, you probably do not have sufficient weight on your belt, and should return to the boat or the shore to get some more. It is a good idea to note how much weight you need each time you try a different equipment configuration record the details in your logbook for reference.

At a depth of 10ft (3 m) you should carry out a bubble check. This involves briefly stopping so that you and your buddy can check each other’s equipment for signs of air leaks for example, from an incorrectly fitted hose. This will allow you to return to the surface to resolve the issue before you resume the dive. By fixing minor problems now, you may avoid bigger problems during the dive that could lead to an emergency.

As you descend, you will feel pressure in your ears. Release this regularly by swallowing or holding your nose and blowing against the closed nostrils – a process called “equalization” or “ear-clearing”. If you feel you art-descending too fast, allow a little air into your BC. Your mask will also start to press on your lace; relieve this by exhaling gently through your nose. If you are wearing a drysuit, you will feel the water pressing it against your body, base this by letting air into the suit, but not so much that it alters your buoyancy too greatly and remember to release it again on ascent.

1. Meet up with your buddy on the surface, well clear of any boat cover. If using a snorkel, remove it, and switch to breathing from primary regulators.

2. Give an OK signal to each other when ready to begin the dive. If using a “buddy line” to link yourselves together (useful when one buddy is a novice), ensure now that you are both attached.

3. The “down” signal confirms your intention J descend immediately. If your buddy is a nervous, reassure them by holding their hand and helping them to descend.

4. Both you and your buddy should deflate your BCs and exhale together, so that you become negatively buoyant and start to sink simultaneously. If you have a problem sinking, address it now.

Travel Advice – How to Travel ‘Green’ In Bali

Bali is one of the most beautiful islands in the world and as visitors we should do everything in our power to reduce our impact on the environment. Like many other tourist destinations, being such a popular place to visit has its disadvantages and a great deal of pressure is placed on the islands limited environmental resources. Local authorities are placed under immense pressure to manage the impact that increasing tourist numbers has on the island.

If you’re planning on travelling to Bali any time in the future I hope you will take a few minutes to read these helpful hints and assist with the preservation of the local environment. We can all play our part to keep Bali beautiful.

Avoid Littering

A fairly obvious starting point but you would be surprised how many people still deposit their rubbish at their feet rather than in a rubbish bin. If by chance there are no bins nearby, keep your litter in a bag or your pocket until you come across one.

Pick Up Any Rubbish You Pass

Exercise a little common sense and good behaviour by stopping to pick up any litter dropped by less careful people and dispose of it correctly. This is the smallest of gestures with fabulous positive effects on others and the environment.

Re-use Your Plastic Bags

Most shops will want to put your purchased goods in plastic bags. Try to avoid accepting them if you can and re-use the bags you have already collected.

Get Around On Foot

There are so many positives to gain from walking. You get some exercise, you help to keep the air clean and you will see so much more than you would in the back of a taxi. Your chances of stumbling across one of Bali’s many hidden gems are also greatly increased.

Take An Eco-Tour

What better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bali than to partake in an Eco-tourism tour. Many companies provide excursions into the untouched wilderness of Bali or the unspoiled coral reefs.

Turn Your Power Off

Leaving your lights and air-conditioning on is a huge waste of valuable electrical energy. It’s always best practice to turn off any power prior to leaving your accommodation.

Eat Out

It can be extremely tempting to relax and unwind with a take-away meal in your hotel room or villa, but the empty food wrappers and containers add up to mountains of trash that end up in the islands landfill or worse, it’s drains, creeks and waterways.

Support Local Industry

The transportation of imported goods consumes much of the world’s fossil fuel resources compared to using products already locally available. By supporting local industries we can also improve the economy of the Balinese community.

Save Water

The availability of clean water is gradually diminishing in Bali due to massive overuse. As visitors we can all do our small part to help by taking shorter showers and using bottled water when brushing our teeth. Refilling your water bottles helps to reduce the waste management problems the island is struggling to cope with.

Any small part we can play to reduce our impact on the environment is a step in the right direction. Bali’s water resources and waste management infrastructure are of great concern to local authorities. If the island is to remain the paradise it is today for generations to come, we will all need to be more considerate of our impact on the environment.