Bali, The Island of Gods has remarkably attracted people with the world-class surfing and diving spots with the strong spiritual roots and unique culture. With various attraction places, Bali is one true destination for anyone, either it is for refreshing with friends or fun trip with family.
How is the weather like in Bali? Bali boasts a tropical climate with just two seasons, wet and dry in a year. From December to March, days are still often sunny with the rains starting in the late afternoon or evening and passing quickly. From June to September, the humidity is low and it can be quite cool in the evenings.
How to get around in Bali? There are some options, such as car, motorbike, bicycle or mountain bike rental services that can be organized and arranged according to your needs. There are also public transportations, such as bemo in the form of mini-vans and sarbagita in the form of bus. Or, you may go and deal with some tour travel to prepare all that for you. Alternatively, directly book to our hotel which can also prepare it for you based on your request.
What should you wear in Bali? Light clothes in natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen are the most comfortable. Swimsuit is a must item to wear to enjoy beaches in the paradise on earth. Above all, don’t forget to always wear sarongs and waist sashes when visiting temples and please make sure that women are not in their period.
Places of Interest
With the growth of tourism industry in Bali, Denpasar has been promoted to be the center of business activities. A trip from Kuta, Legian and Seminyak will take around 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic to Denpasar. And if it is business that brings you to town, or a leisure journey to Denpasar, Cozy Stay is perfectly positioned for all your needs.
Legian stretches from the north of Jalan Melasti where Kuta ends, to Jalan Arjuna where Seminyak begins. It is less frantic than Kuta but not as upscale as neighboring Seminyak. The hotels here are popular for their proximity to the beach. Between these beachfront hotels and the beach, is a paved pedestrian path that goes past restaurants, bars and nightclubs on Double Six beach. In here, you can stay at Loft Legian Hotel, where the Kuta Beach is only a stone-throw away from the hotel, or you can try Bliss Surfer Hotel, the first surfing theme hotel in Bali.
Kuta still attracts some hardcore backpackers as well as families and tourists from all over the world, and is most notably a playground for young visitors from Australia. Kuta continues to attract backpackers and surfers, much like it did when it was first discovered in the early 1980s. However, tourists, families and other young travelers have also discovered its allure. Kuta boasts the best beach in Bali, with 5km of sand and waves that are encouraging for newbie surfers. After the sunset, there are numerous bars and nightclubs for party animals to choose from. If you want to feel the atmosphere of what so-to-be-called chillin’ at the legendary Kuta beach and then walk down the street with full of choices of Balinese souvenirs or anything else that you need, then you can stay at Berry Hotel. After fully packed activities in Kuta, only 5 minutes from the hotel, you can lay down in the bale and enjoy honey grilled prawn or well known as udang bakar madu at Bale Udang Mang Engking and after that you can pamper yourself at Taman Air Spa. They are strategically located in Kuta, close to everywhere.
Seminyak is more upmarket with mostly luxurious accommodation and fashionable high-end restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. Seminyak is also the high-end spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali. As the upscale market among others, you can still find the best accommodation with affordable price. Just go directly to book to Kokonut Suites in Petitenget – Seminyak that is surrounded with the best international restaurant. For you who want to stay at luxurious private villa, you can directly book to Le Jardin Villas in Seminyak. At Batu Belig, well known as the ‘next Seminyak’, you can find Berry Amour Villas that is assured to be the private villa for honeymooners and couples.
Jimbaran is a fishing village that is now home to a number of 5-star beach resorts, boutique villas and Jimbaran Corner, a chic shopping centre. Jimbaran beach offers a scenic view of the ocean stretching to the airport landing strip. This view is the thing that draws diners to the seafood restaurants along the beach which offer fresh marine catch-of-the-day grilled over coconut husk fire. This experience is only a drive away from Alindra Villa – Jimbaran.
Ubud is regarded as the cultural and artistic heart of the island, with the largest numbers of art galleries, museums and artist workshops. Traditional Balinese painting, woodcarving and silversmith are some of the local art forms that have remained relatively ageless through the decades. Comprising of 14 villages, each with their own village council, Ubud is also the hub for natural medicines and healing. This culturally rich location is approximately 120 minutes from Jimbaran or 90 minutes from hotels in Kuta and Seminyak.
Ubud Royal Family Palace : Centre of Ubud Museum Puri Lukisan : Centre of Ubud
Goa Gajah : 15 Minutes
Monkey Forest : 5 Minutes
Museum Blanco : 5 Minutes
Museum Neka : 10 Minutes
Museum Arma : 10 Minutes
Distances are measured from the centre of Ubud.
There are nine directional Balinese temples. The two more well-known ones are Pura Uluwatu, 25-minutes away from Jimbaran on the Bukit Peninsula, and Pura Tanah Lot, 120-minutes away in South-West of Bali. Both of these temples are impressive due to their location: Pura Uluwatu is on a steep 70-metres cliff above the Indian ocean, and Pura Tanah Lot is on the top a rock-sitting-offshore. The latter provides stunning sunset views while it is best to visit the former one at pre-sunset for a stunning kecak dance performance by the locals.
Besakih (mother temple) : 70 KM / 100 Minutes
Kehen : 70 KM / 100 Minutes
Goa Lawah : 55 KM / 75 Minutes
TirtaEmpul : 60 KM / 90 Minutes
Ulun Danu – BaturTemple : 75 KM / 120 Minutes
Ulun Danu – Beratan : 65 KM / 100 Minutes
Distances are measured from the centre of Ubud.