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For this month newsletter find out our hot deals offer, latest hotel/villa inclusion (new products) around Bali & Indonesia, Hotel Packages, Hotel Press Release, articles for Saraswati Day (The Celebrtaion of Knowledge) & The Bali Shopping Experience and many more.....

Bounty HotelBounty Hotel Three Star
Jl. Segara Batu Bolong 18, 80361
Legian, Bali - Indonesia

Located about 15 minutes drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport,The Bounty Hotel is situated in the heart of Kuta's shopping and center and night life. You can reach the legendary Kuta beach about 5 minutes walk from this hotel...up to 63% OFF (Jan 6 - Mar 31)

Legian ExpressLegian Express Three Star
Jl. Legian 121A,, 80361
Legian, Bali - Indonesia

Legian Express Hotel Kuta Bali is ideally located on 0.25 hectares of Balinese style garden. Legian Express Hotel Kuta Bali right on the shopping center of Legian street. Legian Express Hotel Kuta Bali is only 5 minutes from Kuta center, 15 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai airport, 10 minutes from lovely sun set shores of Kuta Beach. ..up to 55% OFF (Jan 3 - Mar 31)

Bali Paradise HotelBali Paradise Hotel
Jl. Kartika, Kalibukbuk - Lovina
Singaraja, Bali - Indonesia

While your stay at Bali Paradise Hotel, you'll feel like far away from civilization, but you really only a 10 minute walk to central Lovina where you can find bars, restaurants and plenty of shopping. Bali Paradise Hotel is situated in the middle of a ricefield with no neighbors it is quiet and relaxing. From your balcony you can watch the day to day life of Balinese rice farmers. This is the real Bali a lot of people never get to see...up to 94% OFF (Jan 30 - Mar 31)

Bali Prani HotelBali Prani Hotel
Jl. Dewi Sartika,, 80361
Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

Bali Prani Hotel is located just south of Kuta, in Tuban - Bali's favorite family resort area. Stepping out of Bali Prani Hotel, you are just a few step from all the great restaurants, terrific shopping and exciting night-life for which Kuta beach has become famous. Above all, it only takes about 3 minutes drive from Bali Prani Hotel to the Ngurah Rai International Airport...up to 43% OFF (Jan 3 - Mar 31)

Dboutiqque Payogan Ubud BaliDboutiqque Payogan Ubud Bali
Banjar Bunutan, Kedewatan,, 80571
Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Located among the lush green hills of Ubud overlooking the Oos river valley, the 15-hectare d'Boutiqque Payogan Ubud Bali (formerly The Payogan Resort & Spa) captures the tranquility and the serenity of the region. d'Boutiqque Payogan Ubud Bali is hillside haven, where romance touch paradise. The resort blessed with two rivers is a creation of authentic of indigenous design, with distinct differences in applying traditional Balinese architecture...up to 89% OFF (Oct 20 - Dec 14)

Keraton Jimbaran ResortKeraton Jimbaran Resort Three Star
Jl. Mrajapati,, 80361
Jimbaran, Bali - Indonesia

Located 10 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport and about 15 minutes from Kuta Area, Keraton Bali Cottages was situated in Jimbaran Bay midst landscaped palm-shaded gardens. Set on Jimbaran sand beach, the Keraton Bali Cottages offers excellent accommodation and facilities with lush tropical grounds that befit this secluded paradise...IDR728000 IDR 60 (Jan 21 - Mar 31)

Puri Bunga Village HotelPuri Bunga Village Hotel
Kedewatan - Ubud, 80571
Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Puri Bunga Village Hotel Ubud Bali is located at Kedewatan Village. Puri Bunga Village Hotel Ubud Bali is just 10 minutes drive from the center of arts and culture of Ubud. Puri Bunga Village Hotel Ubud Bali is a four storey holiday hotels which is designed to reflect traditional Balinese architecture with tropical and all modern conveniences...up to 89% OFF (Jan 2 - Mar 31)

Villa Puri AyuVilla Puri Ayu
Jl. Cemara, Semawang,
Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Just 30 mtrs walk to the beach, by a non traffic small street, Villa Puri Ayu is stategically situated. Villa Puri Ayu nestled in the heart of ancient Sanur, and few meters to Jalan Danau Tamblingan - Sanur, street offering assorted international and local cuisine restaurants, delicious Balinese and Javanese warungs, galleries, handicraft, fashion and many shops and entertainments. Villa Puri Ayu 15 Deluxe Villa cottages was designed in traditional Balinese style, with thatched roof. Provides..USD52 USD 35 (Oct 26 - Dec 19)

Villa SeriVilla Seri
Jl. Umalas I No. 42 - Br. Umalas Kauh,, 80361
Kerobokan, Bali - Indonesia

Villa Seri Kuta Bali is located amongst the rice paddies and the Balinese traditional village of Br. Umalas Kauh, Kerobokan. Villa Seri Kuta Bali is only 5 km North of Bali international airport or a just 15 minutes from Canggu Beach - a truly recommended for the surfer. Villa Seri Kuta Bali is set amongst the rice paddies and a traditional Balinese village. You can feel the serenity in your spacious villa with its distinctive local Balinese architecture and surrounding tropical gardens at Vi..up to 112% OFF (Dec 29 - Mar 31)

More Hotdeals..
Bali Special Packages
Dreamland Spa Package (based on One Bedroom Suite Villa)
2 nights accommodation at One Bedroom Suite Villa Cool towel and welcome drink upon arrival Fresh fruit upon arrival Daily American Breakfast Free welcome flower arrangement in your villa Compl..
Rate : USD 572

Cultural Package at Waka Namya (based on Lanai)
3 nights stay at Lanai Daily American Breakfast Free entrance tickets for cultural show in Ubud Area (one time only) One time Balinese Traditional Massage for 45 minutes Daily afternoon tea with..
Rate : USD 464

Honeymoon Package at The Ubud Village Resort (based on Garden View Villa)
2 nights stay in the private Garden View Villa Return airport pick up from and to airport Daily fruit basket, flower and chocolate in Villa Welcome drink on arrival One time candle light dinner ..
Rate : USD 450

Honeymoon Package at Ubud Village Hotel (based on Superior Cottage)
3 nights stay in Superior Cottage Return airport pick up from and to airport Daily fruit basket, flower and chocolate in Villa Welcome drink on arrival One time candle light dinner in Villa Com..
Rate : USD 541

Special Offer Package at Dboutiqque Payogan (based on ROH)
2 nights accommodation based on Run of The House Welcome drink and chilled towel upon arival Daily breakfast Daily fruit basket provided at villa Daily afternoon tea will be served from 16.00 - ..
Rate : USD 418

New Products
Prana Dewi Mountain Resort
Wongaya Gede, Penebel,, Tabanan, Bali - Indonesia

Febris Hotel & Spa
Jl. Dewi Sartika,, zip: 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

Puri Saren Agung
Jl. Raya Ubud,, zip: 80571, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

The Viceroy Bali
Jl. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Petulu,, zip: 80571, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Bali Travel News

Garuda reroutes KL-Jogjakarta flights via Singapore
Feb 02, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR - Garuda Indonesia has replaced its thrice weekly direct Kuala Lumpur-Jogjakarta flights with daily flights via Singapore.According to Garuda Indonesia general manager for Malaysia, Ryanto Winarso, limited aircraft availability was the reason.The passenger load factor between KL and Jogjakarta is good, at 85 percent, while on the Jogjakarta-KL sector it’s about 60 percent,The new daily services via Singapore use Boeing 737-300s.

Bali Tourism makes inroads in India
Jan 27, 2006

In its attempts to cash in on the recent boom in the tourism industry in India, Bali, the Indonesian island, has decided to make its presence felt in the country. Bali Tourism has announced its renewed focus in India with roadshows in Mumbai and Delhi. It will also offer the facility of visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists.The tourism board plans to participate in trade fairs and conduct roadshows in the first year of its operations, and is contemplating setting up shops in India. Bagus Netra, head of human relations and protocol bureau, Bali provincial government office, said, during a road-show in Mumbai, "Our visa-on-arrival facility will make it easier for Indian visitors to come to our country. Earlier the process was much more complicated. Our President's visit to India gave this initiative a much-needed impetus. Our research has also revealed that Indian outbound figures are high between the months of April to June, which are slow months in Bali. Hence we would like to cash in on this market and convert it into business." The tourism board also aims to attract honeymooners. Speaking about this target segment, Netra said, "We have many romantic sights in Bali which are ideal for honeymooning couples. Besides, Bali is also a good spot for meditation and healing programmes."Bali Tourism aims to promote the island with special focus on the cultural similarities between the two countries given that Hindus are the religious majority in a population of three million. The number of Indian tourists who travelled to Bali over the last year was 5,474, which forms only 0.44 per cent of their total traffic. Netra explained, "India has a vast population, out of which even if one per cent travel to Bali, it would be great for us. Our culture is similar to that of India, especially the Hindu rituals and customs, which makes it easier for tourists to relate to. As of today, tourists from Japan and Australia form majority of our traffic."To enhance the development of tourism in the region, the provincial government of Bali had decided to develop 15 locations for setting up F&B outlets and shopping squares. At present, Bali has over 200 hotels with 36,000 rooms across all categories and 18,000 rooms in non-star hotels.

More Bali Travel News..
Bali Special Cultural Events
March 04 2006
Tumpek Landep Ceremony
  • Tumpek Landep, the day devoted to Sang Hyang Pasupati, the Lord of all metal implements, when blessing ceremony is given to heirlooms, weapons and the other metal tools (including cars!) for magical power and proper function; held at every family compound, especially at smith and garages.

More Asia Pacific Cultural Events
Hotel Press Releases
The Sandi Phala A Manikam Resort
Jl. Wana Segara,, 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

The Sandi Phala Press Release

The Sandi Phala is a secret and exotic island sanctuary; a place where guests can experience the magic, hospitality and tranquility of Bali in stylish luxury. Our stunning boutique hotel is set within a shady tropical garden that gently spills on to the secluded soft white sands of Segara beach.

The Location Ideally situated just 10 minutes’ drive from Bali’s International Airport and within walking distance of Discovery Shopping Mall, The Sandi Phala is hidden away at the end of a quiet beachfront road in Tuban. The location is enhanced by panoramic coastline views, fiery sunsets and the rhythmic crashing of the waves. We are also conveniently close to the island’s numerous restaurants and vibrant nightspots.

The Management The visionary founders of ‘Manikam Hotels & Resorts’ established the company in July 2002. Manikam Hotels & Resorts then demonstrated a steadfast confidence in the island of Bali with its signature project, The Sandi Phala Hotel, a handcrafted masterpiece of boutique-style luxury, combined with exemplary personal service and absolute attention to detail.

Suites at The Sandi Phala Our private resort boasts eleven spacious and air-conditioned suites, the Junior Suite, the Superior Suite with great views of the Indian Ocean, the Deluxe Suite complete with private living room, and the Master Suite. Gracefully arranged within four thatched pavilions, the accommodation is designed to provide peace and privacy within close proximity to our abundant gardens and ancient trees. Each one-bedroom suite portrays the tone of a distinct Indonesian culture, and adjoins a dressing room and a sumptuous bathroom equipped with a thoughtful array of L’Occitane amenities for the comfort and convenience of our guests.

The Concept Our concept was to create a hidden world in keeping with tradition and in tune with nature; simple yet luxurious, exotic and romantic. Offering much more than just the amenities of a hotel, our high standards ensure that our efficient and considerate staff make our guests feel truly at home within an exclusive, intimate, and private environment. Everyone who steps through our door will be embarking on a unique experience of uncompromising quality, supported by abiding sincerity and unsurpassed personal service.

The Style The style is classy, modern and minimalist with whimsical touches and artistic flair, cleverly merging chic sophisticated elegance with the traditions, romance and ambience of Bali. Local materials have been selected to harmonise with the environment, and traditional fabrics and craftsmanship reflect the ethnic diversity of the archipelago.

Our Commitment At The Sandi Phala we are committed to serving the needs of the sophisticated traveller; our facilities include the world class beachfront restaurant known as ‘Ma Joly’, a beautiful infinity edge swimming pool, a stylish beach bar, a shaded yoga and meditation area, and a rejuvenating spa A personal assistant is appointed to each suite, and is on hand 24 hours a day to look after the every need of his or her guests throughout the duration of their stay.

Dining at The Sandi Phala Ma Joly, our elegant beachside restaurant, has been open since July 2004 and has already built a fine reputation for its world-class French and International cuisine. Dining takes place alfresco on our open terrace or under the shelter of a traditional Balinese alang alang roof, where stylish decor is complemented by Indonesian artwork Alternatively guests may choose to feast within our graceful pergola supported by Romanesque stone pillars running half the length of the white sandy beach. Our Beach Bar stands beside a Balinese temple and an ancient holy Ancak tree. This breezy, open-air pavilion boasts a large circular bar under a lofty thatched roof. Here guests can watch the legendary sunsets while enjoying freshly squeezed fruit juices, exotic island cocktails and our famous Chocolate Martinis.

The Chef Born in Toulouse, in the south of France, our Executive Chef, Patrick Marty, was trained in classical French cuisine. This was followed by years of experience in numerous international hotels and restaurants all over the world, including The Intercontinental Quito, Seoul Plaza Hotel, and Hotel Meridien Al Khobar, together with a number of 5-star hotels in Indonesia. He has also achieved several awards, including the ‘Tenedor de Oro’ with the Quito International Team and a Brass Medal in the ‘Culinary Competition Bandung 2000’ with the Aston Atrium Hotel Team. Patrick specialises in country cuisine from the southwest of France blended with a light Mediterranean influence to suit Bali’s tropical climate. The unique concept of Ma Joly provides him with the scope to create some elaborate dishes; showcasing his artistic flair with skilful presentations, an abundance of natural colour and luscious vegetable sauces.

Dates of Opening The Sandi Phala: March 2005 Ma Joly: January 2004

Bali Property
Villa KecubungVilla Kecubung
Price: 440,000 USD

Located in Padang Linjong, Canggu – Kuta area
Land in Pererenan Beach 1 About 300 meters from the beach, great view on the driveway from the canggu street, very safe, great..
Villa Bambu Villa Bambu located in Kerobokan area, which are comprises 3 unit villas in 11,8 are land, surrounde..
Land in Tanjung Benoa Located in Tanjung Benoa, next to Beluga

Saraswati Day – the Celebration of Knowledge

On Saturday 18th February the Balinese will celebrate Saraswati Day. Saraswati is the Balinese Goddess of knowledge, wisdom and the arts. She is one of most revered deities that Balinese Hindu’s worship and is depicted as a very beautiful woman with four arms carrying symbols related to science and the arts. Huge stone sculptures and images of the Goddess Saraswati at the front entrance of many Balinese schools and universities is evidence of the level of local respect towards education.

The Bali Shopping Experience

Bali provides some pleasurable experiences for keen shoppers and there is no limit to the availability of goods to choose from. While the department stores and more established shops of Kuta and Denpasar feature fixed prices, it is always enjoyable to patronize market stalls and street vendors to try negotiating for goods at bargain prices. Bartering is a source of social interaction for sellers and it is important to maintain a keen sense of humour throughout the entire process.

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