Glamping in Bali Might Be Your Getaway from the Stressful Days

Are you ready to take glamping as one of your next destination to relieve your stress?

So you’ve planned a super vacation with your friends or relatives and have in mind some camping but not too sure die-hard camping is what you want? Not ready for the rough stuff? How about trying out glamping instead? (Yes, glamping = glamorous camping!)

Glamping is a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping“, and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping.

Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside “the escapism and adventure recreation of camping” The word “glamping” first appeared in the United Kingdom in 2005[5] and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.[6] The word is new, but the concept that “glamping” connotes, that of luxurious tent-living (or living in other camping accommodations), is not. In the 16th century, the Scottish Earl of Atholl prepared a lavish experience in the Highlands for the visiting King James V and his mother. Here, the Duke pitched lavish tents and filled them with all the provisions of his own home palace.

Some 400 years later, in the 1920s, an African safari became “the thing to do” among wealthy Americans and British. But wealthy travelers, even those in search of adventure, were not willing to sacrifice comfort or luxury. From electric generators, to folding baths, and cases of champagne, travelers were afforded every domestic luxury while on adventure.

Glamping is the modern equivalent, combining both yesterday’s amenities and today’s technology. Also called “boutique camping”, “comfy camping”, “luxury camping”, or “posh camping”, today’s glamping features such structures as bell tents, pods, safari tents, tent cabins, tree housestipis, vintage caravans, vintage trailers, and yurts.

Why camp when you can glamp? Infuse some glam to your camping! Here are below some great places in Bali in case you will experience the glamping vibe when you are visiting Bali.

  1. Your “Out-of-Africa” glamping experience – Sebatu Sanctuary

Enter Glamorous Camping at Sebatu Sanctuary! Forget about sandy tents, sharing toilets and showers, the time and energy that goes into the set up and pack down for just a couple of nights; it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors of the lush tropical forest in all comfort and luxury.

If you’ve always dreamt of that grand jungle African escape, rest assured that you don’t have to travel too far to get a perfecto ‘camping’ experience. Enjoy an eco-experience at Sebatu Sanctuary, where you can experience the romance of camping under the stars, while being in total comfort of luxury tents.

 

We mean it when we say that staying in the glamorous tents will give you the total ‘back to nature’ experience without missing any of the luxuries of daily life – even the bathrooms are located semi-outdoors and come with a bathtub that allows for romantic bathing under the stars.

You can even use the resort’s pool with lovely rainforest views! The tents are equipped with insulation and are air-conditioned. And if you feel homesick and need to get to the kitchen to feel better, you will be glad to know that the property features a separate kitchen out of bamboo, which includes a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and stove! Get some quality organic eats prepared for you here too at the onsite Epicurious Restaurant, and enjoy their juice and espresso bar (except on Mondays) – they even grow their own Arabica coffee and roast it on site!

With proper beds, Wi-Fi, shower, bath tubs, A/C, TV and more, we are not quite sure you will even want to camp again after experiencing glamping at Sebatu Sanctuary!

  1. A barefoot luxury beachfront glamping experience – Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Glamping and Dive Centre

This luxury beach glamping resort bordering West Bali National Park and surrounded by lush jungle and mangrove forests will get you completely obsessed with glamping! Time to forget all about the hustle and bustle of the more touristy sides of the island. It might take you slightly more than 3.5 hours’ drive to get here from the airport, but it’s totally worth it!

Your staycation at the glamping site looks adventurous but trust us as it is 100% comfortable. The surrounding environment is kept as natural as possible, so you can wake up to the chirping of birds and fall asleep with the natural white noise of bugs and you only need to take a few steps to an incredible underwater world.

So if you are looking to sleep on a queen-size bed while not missing the peace in the middle of nature, these glamping tents make fantastic weekend getaways. Now that you entered the world of glamping, the fancified version of roughing it out, you might put a cross on all of the camping plans you’ve got!

Boots and trendy bikinis are all that you are required to pack, or anything fancy is also fine!

  1. Opt for a bubblicious stay by the beach – Bubble Hotel

This Bubble tent is a new trend that’s gaining popularity in a few countries. Your accommodation is literally a bubble on the beach!

Can you imagine waking up on stretches of soft sand beaches while the sea crashes merely metres away from you?

Since the tent is transparent, there are no secrets, it’s just a king-size bed in a bubble 10 metres from the sea. Needless to say, there isn’t air-conditioning.

Each bubble can fit two people, but if you’re traveling in a group, the staff at Bubble Hotel can set up three more bubbles in close proximity. Upon request, breakfast sandwiches, lemonade, candlelight dinners, and campfires can also be prepared for you! Now you’re probably wondering where to keep your bags and where the bathroom is. There’s actually a secure storage area provided to stash your things as well as a private toilet and shower area. From your bed, you’ll get to enjoy unobscured views of the ocean as well as the stunning star-studded sky if you happen to stay on a clear night. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful Bali greenery, and if you’re keen to cook on the beach, you can request for a BBQ too!

Now that you’ve heard all you need to about glamping, how does it sound to you?

Are you ready to take glamping as one of your next destination to relieve your stress? We can not wait for you to come here and feel the new experience from glamping. See you soon!

 

The Ngurah Rai Airport is Getting Crowded: Bali Tourism is Back Alive!

Finally, the news we have all been waiting for. Ylou read that right people; after a long year of being ripped from their main jobs, both the locals and any other foreign individuals living in Bali can breathe a little easier. Here it is: the rainbow after the storm. If hope is what has been keeping us alive, then this definitely is one thing we can be hopeful for.

According to the authorities, the number of passengers at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali in the March 2021 period recorded an increase of 68% in comparison to the passenger movement statistics in the February 2021 period.

In March 2021, it was noted that the airport served as many as 264,070 passengers consisting of 134,558 arriving passengers and 129,512 passengers leaving the Island of the Gods.

“When compared to passengers served in the previous February 2021, the departures increased by 63% and arrivals increased by 74%,” stated the General Manager of the Branch Office of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) International Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai Herry AY Sikado, in Badung Regency in Bali, Sunday (4/4/2021).

He explained then that the highest number of daily passengers during March 2021 occurred on March 28, 2021, recording 11,776 passengers served in the facility.

The three most popular flight destinations in March 2021 are Jakarta, Surabaya and Lombok. “Of course, if the statistical movement of passenger traffic increases, the aircraft carrying also increases by 26% or 2,845 aircraft movements in the March 2021 period, when detailed for the arrival of 1,416 aircraft movements and 1,429 departures of aircraft movements,” Herry further said.

According to Herry Sikado, it is confirmed that with a statistical increase in March 2021 for both passengers and aircraft movements, the Ngurah Rai Airport manager would still maintain the level of service provided, especially in implementing health protocols according to procedures.

He also appealed to all service users while at the airport to prioritize health protocols by using masks, maintaining distance and regularly washing hands or using hand sanitizers.

“Currently all Ngurah Rai Airport officers are also gradually undergoing the Covid-19 vaccination process to help the government anticipate the Covid-19 pandemic and increase public confidence in using air transportation modes,” he finally added.

Well, that is one good, if nort great, news that we all have been waiting for. At last we can go back to doing whatever it is we were doing before the pandemic hits; albeit the strict health protocols thag we will still have to conduct in our daily activities.

However, is it really safe to start travelling again? Well, with the CHSE protocols being carried on every aircrafts taking us to the island, the mass Covid-19 vaccination given to the islanders, all the way to the safety protocols applied in every public places in thr island, we think it’s safe to say that it is. At least, it will be relatively so, now more than ever.

What is CHSE, anyway? The Indonesia Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Kemenparekraf / Barekraf) ensures that Bali has implemented cleanliness, health, safety & environment sustainability (CHSE).

Deputy for Destination and Infrastructure Development at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Hari Santosa Sungkari, said the CHSE is important to welcome tourists. CHSE is a protocol with hygiene, health, sanitation and environmental standards.

“Bali must be ready to welcome tourists, both those coming from the air, land and sea,” said Hari Sungkari in a statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (8/12/2020). He added, Kemenparekraf / Barekraf participated in restoring tourist destinations in Bali by touching everything. Starting from cleanliness such as revitalizing toilets, to implementing health protocols based on the CHSE.

Hari added, the government is exploring the possibility of foreign tourists via direct flights from Japan and China to Bali. “We are currently discussing a travel bubble with several countries. such as Ukraine, Kazakhstan. But there is someone asking again from America, “he continued. The travel bubble is the opening of a cross-country boundary zone that allows residents to travel as long as it does not exceed a predetermined area.

In this regard, the Ministry of Tourism is preparing a health protocol to welcome foreign tourists. According to him, it is possible that tourists need to bring PCR results and after arriving in Denpasar they must first undergo quarantine.

Last year, the former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio handed over the CHSE certificate to a restaurant manager in Kuta, Bali, Friday (11/12/2020).
The world tourism organization (UN WTO) appreciates the tourism industry in Bali for implementing the CHSE (Clean, Health, Safety and Environment Sustainability) protocol. This appreciation was expressed when the UN WTO representative visited Bali.

“Yesterday the WTO UN came here. They really appreciate the implementation of the CHSE protocol in Bali,” said the former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio in Kuta, Bali, Friday (11/12/2020).

He explained that Indonesia was the first country visited by the WTO UN to see firsthand the implementation of the CHSE protocol.

While in Bali, UN WTO made visits to a number of places, from airports, hotels, restaurants and a number of tourist objects.

Wishnu asked that the appreciation given by the WTO UN be maintained consistently by tourism actors and tourists on vacation in Bali. “Tourism actors and tourists alike must have concerns about the CHSE,” he said.

In addition to the implementation of the CHSE, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has also revitalized tourism supporting infrastructure including toilets on Kuta Beach, Bali, as one of the tourist attractions in tourist’s favorite destinations.

Deputy for Destination and Infrastructure Development at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Hari Santosa Sungkari, said that the supporting infrastructure for tourism, including clean toilets, is an indication of a well-managed and quality destination.

“A clean toilet indicates that the destination is also clean. Moreover, we carry out the standard implementation of health protocols with the CHSE program or ‘Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment’, “said Hari Sungkari.

He said that Kuta Beach, which is located in Badung Regency, Bali, is one of the favorite destinations for tourists, so it needs to be revitalized to make it more comfortable for tourists to visit.
For this reason, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / Baparekraf is carrying out activities to revitalize toilets as an important tourism supporting infrastructure.

The Toilet Revitalization Activity on Kuta Beach was inaugurated by the Deputy for Destination and Infrastructure Development at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Hari Santosa Sungkari, accompanied by the Director of Regional Destination Development II of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wawan Gunawan, and Secretary of the Tourism Office of Badung Regency, AA Yuyun H. Enni, on 11 December 2020.

Hari Sungkari said the Clean Toilet Program was the second toilet revitalized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / Baparekraf in the Kuta Beach area.

Hari added, destination managers have also proven their commitment to maintaining and maintaining the first toilets that have been revitalized.

Director of Regional Tourism Destination Development II of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wawan Gunawan, said that good facilities make visitors more happy and comfortable while enjoying the beach atmosphere.

So, are you ready for Bali 2.0?

Bali is Reopening its Tourism Gate in July, You Must Come!

After a year long of being more or less like an abandoned island, Bali and all the people who depend heavily on the island’s tourism, can finally see the light in the end of the tunnel. Everywhere, the island sounds busy with hopeful whispers and words of joy. One by one, sfore fronts are once more being cleaned, dusred, and re-decorated.

President Joko Widodo through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf in Bahasa Indonesia) has finally decided to reopen the Island of Gods for international tourist starting this July, 2021.

As quoted from Antara News, “We are very delighted with the move signaled by President Joko Widodo to open Bali in June or July this year. We have been waiting for a year and it has not been in vain,” said corporate secretary, PT Destinasi Tirta Nusantara, AB Sadewa, in a statement issued in March 2021.

“As a tourism industry maker, we hope the reopening of Bali can truly be realized in order to boost the recovery of the tourism and economy sector,” he added.

For a year, the tourism sector, which specifically caters to international tourists, has stopped operations due to restrictions on entry of foreign travelers, he then noted.

The reopening of Bali is scheduled to begin in July, 2021 with pilot trials in three green zone destinations — Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua. The vaccination campaign is being accelerated in the green zones to ensure the safety and comfort of tourists coming into Bali.

COVID-19 vaccination programs have been held simultaneously in the three green zone areas in Bali, starting Monday (March 22, 2021), with the vaccines supplied by the central government.

The central government has supported the supply of vaccines in accordance with the requirement of 170,487 doses, divided over three regions. At least 47,045 doses have been given to the Ubud region, 87,715 to Nusa Dua, and 35,727 doses to the Sanur region.

Sadewa said he is optimistic that opening Bali to foreign tourists could be a turning point for tourism recovery in Indonesia in general and help move the local economy, such as hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops, and ensure health protocol readiness, or CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment), as per the standards set by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

To maintain tourism sustainability, Sadewa said he hopes the government would roll out stimulus or incentives, especially for tourist agencies to help them restart operations that have been halted for over a year. Such stimulus measures, he said, can be in the form of a soft loan for capital, marketing cost incentives, relaxation for foreign tourists who come to Indonesia, and tourism grants.

He also said he is hoping for prompt implementation of ‘vaccine passports’ for foreign tourists who have received their shots, in order to reduce the risk of transmission. This will certainly encourage travelers who want to vacation in Indonesia as well as boost the level of acceptance of foreign tourists by the Indonesian people, he added.

“We hope that Bali (tourism) will soon be revived if the vaccination process goes on every day. If the spread of COVID-19 begins to slow down, with the designated steps by the regional governments, the opening of the economic sector in Bali can be carried out one by one, especially the tourism sector, to (help the region) return to normal,” said President Joko Widodo while reviewing a mass vaccination program in Gianyar, Bali on March 16, 2021.

If the three green or COVID-19-free tourist destinations are opened to tourists, monitoring and evaluation will continue every week, including the developments following the reopening.

“Green Zone Tourism or COVID-19 free areas will be able to accept foreign tourists starting August 17, 2021. It is still the trial stage, because in March, 2022, the whole tourism (area) in Bali will be opened to foreign tourists,” said the Gianyar district head I Made Mahayastra.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said green tourist destinations that are free of COVID-19 would make tourists, both domestic and foreign, feel safe while vacationing in Bali. On the other hand, those in the tourism industry and the Balinese people will also be safe and comfortable as incoming tourists would be free of COVID-19, he finally added.

Well, now that we know the plan, can we just start planning already? Below are some ideas of what you can do within the area of Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Ubud.

If you love extreme and water sport, we recommend you to stay in Nusa Dua area; as it is conveniently located along the shores of Bali’s most priminent beaches and known for their water sport and extreme sport facilities like parasailing and paragliding. If jetskis and banana boats have become far too modest for you, then you definitely need to give these a try.

More into yoga and all that jazz? Then you should stay in Ubud and try meditating in the various yoga shalas you’ll easily find there. Known as the center for yoga enthusiasts, you will find no problem getting healthy and vegan food in the area. You should also give Ubud a visit if you have an interest in art as there are some of the island’s most popular art galleries and museums in the area.

Lastly, for a more refined and high-classed version of the island vacation, try staying in Sanur area. Its relatively flat contour make it ideal for family stroll, and it seems like the seniors prefer the area too. With distinguished local boutiques scattered in between luxury brand stores and cozy little restaurants offering five-star menus to fill your stomach with, Sanur had always been busy with pedestrians strolling in summer dresses, and we sure hope that it will soon see some life again.

Which area will you go to this July?

Indonesia’s 5 New Bali, Indonesia to Explore after Pandemic

Indonesia’s 5 New Bali, Indonesia to Explore after Pandemic

A couple days ago, we heard the most amazing thing in 2020 from the mouth of our beloved president, Joko Widodo: that every person of Indonesian nationality will be given a FREE Covid-19 Vaccination when the vaccines are finally ready in 2021. Knowing the pessimistic nature of his countrymen, the President announced that he would be the first to get vaccinated; hence putting all doubts and fear away. Well, hurrah for that, Mr. President! We really can’t wait for this pandemic to be over with, and to live freely like we used to be.

We know what this means, don’t we? Passports will be stamped, planes will be packed, tourist destinations will be full of people, and entertainment are no longer limited. Oh, yes. So ready for 2021! Now, though, when we finally can travel like we used to, where will you go first? Home to your country? Continue country-hopping as you go? If you don’t feel like it’s a good idea to go that far, why don’t you just go within Indonesia?

You read that right. In its newest Tourism Promotion, Indonesia announced some new tourism destinations dubbed “The New Balis,” after the tropical holiday Mecca located just to the left of Java main island. If you want to know more about these new holiday spots, keep on reading. Who knows, you might find something interesting. Here are Indonesia’s New Balis and just a bit of tips on what you definitely should do over there.

  1. Danau Toba

Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a large natural lake in North Sumatra, Indonesia, occupying the caldera of a supervolcano. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world. Lake Toba is the site of a supervolcanic eruption estimated at VEI 8 that occurred 69,000 to 77,000 years ago, representing a climate-changing event. Recent advances in dating methods suggest a more accurate identification of 74,000 years ago as the date.

It is the largest-known explosive eruption on Earth in the last 25 million years. It has been accepted that the eruption of Toba led to a volcanic winter with a worldwide decrease in temperature between 3 to 5 °C (5.4 to 9.0 °F), and up to 15 °C (27 °F) in higher latitudes. Additional studies in Lake Malawi in East Africa show significant amounts of ash being deposited from the Toba eruptions, even at that great distance, but little indication of a significant climatic effect in East Africa.

  1. Bromo

Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the best known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

On the fourteenth day of the Hindu festival of Yadnya Kasada, the Tenggerese people of Probolinggo, East Java, travel up the mountain in order to make offerings of fruit, rice, vegetables, flowers and sacrifices of livestock to the mountain gods by throwing them into the caldera of the volcano. The origin of the ritual lies in the 15th century legend. On the sand plain, locally called Segara Wedi (lit. sand ocean), sits a Hindu temple called Pura Luhur Poten. The temple holds a significant importance to the Tenggerese scattered across the mountain villages, such as Ngadisari, Wonokitri, Ngadas, Argosari, Ranu Prani, Ledok Ombo and Wonokerso. The temple organises the annual Yadnya Kasada ceremony which lasts for about one month.

  1. Wakatobi

Wakatobi Regency is a group of ca. 150 islands forming an administrative regency located in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The capital of the regency is located on Wangi-wangi Island, has an area of 473.62 square kilometers and had a population of 92,922 at the 2010 Census.

Wakatobi is also the name of a national park established in 1996, with a total area of 1.39 million hectares that consists of marine biodiversity hotspot known as Wallacea and coral reefs, which condition and scale occupy one of the highest priorities of marine conservation in Indonesia. Wakatobi islands is a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

Wakatobi Biosphere Reserve. Wakatobi has been designated in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the Man and the Biosphere Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 11 July 2012. The world’s major ecosystem types and landscapes represented in this Network are devoted to conserving biological diversity, promoting research and monitoring, as well as seeking to provide models of sustainable development in the service of humankind.

  1. Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo is a fishing town located at the western end of the large island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of east Indonesia. It is the capital of the West Manggarai Regency (Kabupaten Manggarai Barat), one of the eight regencies which are the major administrative divisions of Flores.

Once a small fishing village, Labuan Bajo (also spelled Labuhanbajo and Labuanbajo) is now a tourist center as well as a centre of government for the surrounding region. Facilities to support tourist activities are expanding quickly although the rapid rise in the numbers of visitors is imposing some strains on the local environment.

Labuan Bajo is the gateway for trips across the nearby Komodo National Park to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, both home to the famous Komodo dragons.

There are numerous snorkling points in the islands close to Labuan Bajo. Kanawa and Seraya Islands, for example, offer good diving and snorkeling sites. Currents can be strong at some sites however so care is needed. Labuan Bajo is the gateway for trips across the nearby Komodo National Park to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, both home to the famous Komodo dragons.

There are numerous snorkling points in the islands close to Labuan Bajo. Kanawa and Seraya Islands, for example, offer good diving and snorkeling sites. Currents can be strong at some sites however so care is needed.

  1. Raja Ampat

Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau.

The Raja Ampat archipelago straddles the Equator and forms part of Coral Triangle which contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Raja Ampat is considered the global center of tropical marine bio-diversity and is referred to as The Crown Jewel of the Bird’s Head Seascape, which also includes Cenderawasih Bay and Triton Bay. The region contains more than 600 species of hard corals, equaling about 75 percent of known species globally, and more than 1,700 species of reef fish – including on both shallow and mesophotic reefs.

Compared to similar-sized ecosystems elsewhere in the world, this makes Raja Ampat’s biodiversity the richest in the world. Endangered and rare marine mammals such as Dugongs, whales (such as blue or/and pygmy blue, bryde’s, less known omura’s, sperm), dolphins, and orcas occur here. In northeast region of Waigeo island, local villagers have been involved in turtle conservation initiatives by protecting nests or relocating eggs of leatherback, olive ridley and hawksbill turtles. Their works are supported by local government, and NGOs.

There you are, the 5 new Balis you can explore when the travel ban is lifted next year. Will we see you there? Hopefully. Until then, take care and stay safe!

Best Tegenungan Coffee in Bali

It seems like most of the habitant of the world is separated into two big groups: one who drinks tea, and one who drinks coffee. With coffee shops filling every nooks and crannies these days, it sure is not a problem for you coffee lovers to have a cup of those dark and bitter liquid you love so much. There you go, now you got a hint of what group we belong to.

Personal preferences aside, we do understand why some people love coffee so much. The aroma you get when boiling water touches the grinded beans are, admittedly, heavenly. The taste itself, though, may not suit everybody; not without a hint of sugar, or some milk. Don’t get us start on the history. Great coffee always come with a story; that, we know. While you stay on this island, what kind of local coffee have you tried?

If you did not know, Indonesia is geographically and climatologically well-suited for coffee plantations, near the equator and with numerous interior mountainous regions on its main islands, creating well-suited microclimates for the growth and production of coffee. As one of the lands with the best soil in Indonesia, Bali produces some great coffee that we all know and love so much.

The highland region of Kintamani, between the volcanoes of Batukaru and Agung, is the main coffee-growing area on Bali. Many coffee farmers on Bali are members of a traditional farming system called Subak Abian, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana”. According to this philosophy, the three causes of happiness are good relations with God, other people and the environment.

This philosophy, specifically ‘happiness with the environment’ favors the production of organic coffee, or at least the use of organic fertilizers and the lack of use of agrochemicals. The Subak Abian system is ideally suited to the production of fair trade coffee production because the Subak organizes smallholders, which is often a requirement of fair trade certification.

From Kintamani we have the Kintamani Arabica and of course the most familiar one, Robusta. Generally, Balinese coffee is processed using the wet method. This results in a sweet, soft coffee with good consistency. Typical flavors include lemon and other citrus notes. If you have not tried them before, you definitely should. Better yet, try them while you sit in a cozy place surrounded (from afar) with great people and great food. Try them after you walk down and up that patch of natural Tegenungan Waterfall and feel the rich warmth of the drink wash down your tiredness. Have the ultimate Tegenungan Coffee experience.

Now, let’s get to know the place first. Tegenungan Waterfall locally known as Air Terjun Tegenungan is one the most popular and visited waterfall in Bali. It is located within a tropical jungle in the village of Kemenuh, Sukawati sub-distric, Gianyar regency, Bali, Indonesia. Tegenungan Waterfall offers a picturesque view in a hidden space of Bali. The blooming trees in the surroundings have successfully completed the beauty of this waterfall.

Especialy in the morning, the beauty of the verdant jungle will be at best as the sunlight shines peeping above. A great discharge of water falls down along a cliff full of damp plants. The nature water shower with the wide pond in the bottom. With the sunlight and good wheater the day before. The base of the pond can be seen clearly. Swimming or just dipping the feet are just some of the things to do.

As the waterfall hid in a paradisiacal jungle, the sound of nature will set visceral effect. In conjunction with the calming water sound, the sounds of birds chirp complete the solemn atmosphere. The fresh air also enhances the calmness of the place. Those two seem to get the visitors closer to nature as a place where human belongs to.

Tegenungan Waterfall Addreess: Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 8058. Is roughly a 30 minute drive from Ubud and around an hour drive from Seminyak or Canggu. In addition, it is 36 km from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport, and 39 km from Nusa Dua.

After the trip, hop in the car and drive on for a few kilos to find Warong Legong. You will thank us for this, we promise you. With a 5 stars rating from TripAdvisor, this restaurant is highly recommended from local and international travellers alike; each of them praising the quality of the food. We’re not here for the food, though, are we? No, we’re here for the coffee.

Have a cup of Balinese coffee to drink with the assorted Balinese desserts to clean your palette after a satisfying meal, that would be our official recommendation. It will be just the perfect way to end such a perfect day. Leave us some comments if you decided to give them a try and tell us what you think. Until then, have a great day to all of us. Stay safe, stay healthy.

Nusa Penida and Labuan Bajo Tourist Attraction to Look Up To

Find the best places to visit with our list of the top attractions in Indonesia. In this article we would like to give you a sight about the top 2 visited place that Indonesia have which are Nusa penida (which located in Bali) and Labuan Bajo. Without giving any further delay, shall we start?

Let’s start with the Island of God, Nusa Penida Bali. Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three Nusa Islands just off from mainland Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan make up the trio of islands, each with uniquely breath-taking landscapes. There are so many awesome things to do on Nusa Penida Island but let’s get started with the logistics. The ferry leaves multiple times per day from Sanur (east Bali) If you book it in advance often you can have your pick-up from the hotel included. To book it online in advance for the guaranteed lowest price you can click the link below to reserve your ticket.

There are several places that you can visit during your trip in Nusa Penida, Bali. The first one is Pura Gua Giri Putri Cave. Our first stop was unbelievable! The Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave is perched midway up the mountain, accessible by a steep winding staircase. Before being allowed up the staircase we had to rent a sarong for 50 cents. We dodged a few rogue monkeys before arriving into the middle of prayer.

With no idea what he had walked in on we were blessed with some water to the forehead before crawling through a tiny crack in the ground. Over 100 other people joined us down, crawling through the crack. Next, if you want to experience beach vibe you can visit Atuh beach. After the interesting cave experience, we headed to the coast. We drove through a collection of villages waving to the kids as we dodged chickens, dogs, and potholes on the road.

The poor road soon turned to a dirt hill so we abandoned the bikes and crossed our fingers we were in the right spot when all of a sudden we spotted an amazing view through the branches. Atuh Beach is a stunning white sand beach surrounded by the huge cliffs and remarkable rock formations. An arch sit directly out from the shore while several islets string off in the distance.

If you feel a little bit bored about the beach, calm down, Nusa Penida ready to amaze you with it waterfall called Peguyangan Waterfall. Peguyangan Waterfall is one of my favorite spots on Nusa Penida because it has a mix of everything. Up and down those steep blue stairs is a workout. Then you add in the spectacular coastal cliff views that are the trademark of the island. Finally mix that in with the tradition and culture of the sacred temple and the waterfall, which is a pilgrimage site and you have this awesome blend in one spot! The hike down takes about 20 minutes, leading you down to the pilgrimage site. The sacred temple is based on the water blessing. I spoke to one of the locals who was going through his ritual.

There are three spouts. In order, they must shower underneath each and then use the fourth main spout to finish. This is how they cleanse themselves and receive blessings. I didn’t go under the three smaller spouts but the local guys who were dressed in just a sarong or underwear for the boy invited me to shower under the main spout. Shrines and trinkets are spread throughout the sacred site, which eventually leads you down to cascading pools. These pools have the purest of water, it looks like bottled water it’s so clear! The rock pools are tiered down until they eventually flow out into the ocean. It’s a really beautiful area and has so many different things going on. As we left there was a ceremony taking place with 20 locals sat on the ground being led through a prayer.

You are reaching for the famous spot for your Instagram feed? Nusa Penida ready to offer you the most Instagram able location called Kelingking T-Rex. The Instagram famous coastal cliffscape, which truly does look like a T-rex didn’t disappoint. I still remember the moment I laid eyes on the beach below. It felt like I was a human drone. I watched the crystal clear water slowly form into a wave before crashing below us, in what seemed like slow motion.

We took a short trek down the spine of the T-Rex and took in the epic drop-offs down each side. This is definitely my favorite thing to do on Nusa Penida and is just one of those landscapes that make you feel small. It makes you feel lucky to be in its company, to be able to witness earth’s creation.

Nusa Penida has so many amazing views making it hard to pick a favorite. But when the cliffs form in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Kelingking Secret Point Beach it is bound to be a crowd favorite. Kelingking actually translates into English meaning Pinkie a term referencing the smallest finger on the hand. Just like a pinkie promise, the land does also appear to take the form of a Kelingking or pinkie finger. However, it is the comparison to the T-Rex that has caused this location to become so popular.

You already explore Nusa Penida but still looking for another journey in Indonesia? Now we will provide you another great island that near to Nusa Penida, Bali which called Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo, Flores, is located in a half moon bay surrounded by hills that rise steeply from the shore. The setting is picturesque with breathtaking views at sunset. You won’t be surprised when I tell you that Labuan Bajo is one of my favourite towns in Indonesia. It’s why we started offering tours here (I’m secretly looking for an excuse to move here part of the year). We’ll start the list with the essential guide of things to do in the city, before sharing other ideas for things to do around the town with you.

Most tourists looking for things to do in Flores come to visit the island of Komodo, home to the famous Komodo dragons. To see the Komodo dragons you will have to join a Komodo Island tour with one of the rangers. There are a number of set hikes to choose from ranging from the short hikes, which take 20-30 minutes, to overnight hikes where you get to camp on the island. The best time to visit the island of Komodo is in the early afternoon when the big Komodo dragons are sitting lazily in the shade and the baby dragons are wandering through the wilderness. After seeing the most iconic animal Indonesia, you can go to Padar Island.

The island is famous for the viewpoint from where you can see the three beaches of Padar Island (one is white, one is pink and the other is a black sand beach). The best time to do the climb is in the early morning for sunrise. Be warned there are Komodo dragons on the island and they hang around in the shade of the rocks (which is where you will want to be).

After taking a lot of selfies in Padar Island, it is time to go swimming with Manta at Manta Island. Manta Point is one of the most famous sites for diving near Labuan Bajo. This is the place where I met turtles talking to manta rays… But more seriously it is one of the best Komodo Island diving sites. The reason Manta Point is so popular is the strong nutrient rich current that flows through the strait that attracts large schools of Manta Rays. Manta Point is recommended for divers who have experience with drift dives. When you are going to Labuan Bajo and thinking of getting the best picture for your social media feeds, you cannot have missed the famous pink beach in Labuan Bajo.

After seeing the Komodo dragons the next activity on most Komodo Island tours is a visit to the Pink Beach. The beach gets its name from the red grains of sand, which is created from the grains brightly coloured coral, that give the Pink Beach its distinctive colour. Alongside taking photos of the beach you can also go snorkelling through the coral reefs that are located just offshore. It’s a beautiful place to swim through and explore, but watch out for the strong offshore currents.

Those are the things that you can do in Both Island while you visiting them. Remember to enjoy every sunset that both of island have during your stay. Always to stay safe during your trip, take your usual medication with you and follow the local rules so you can travel comfortably. Enjoy your holiday, and don’t forget to snap a lot of pics!