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Top 5 Beach Clubs in Bali that You Should Visit
Saturday, November 12, 2016

El Kabron Bali
Bali Beach Clubs are becoming more and more popular in Bali recenlty, and now there is also a good selection to choose from, whether it is in romantic date, a fun day with family or partners, or a peaceful solo traveler escape from the bustling tourist areas. Of course, each beach clubs have their own uniqueness, and provide a range facilities and menus. On our today's post, we are enlisted 5 Best Beach Clubs in Bali that You Should Visit !

1. Komune Beach Club

Komune

When we talk about Bali beach clubs, most of them are located in Kuta, Seminyak or Jimbaran area and almost of them located in beach front white sand beach. But for those who want to get the something new, visiting Komune Beach Clubs is worth in which this beach club is located in Keramas Beach, black sand beach. Keramas Beach is also popular for surfers as it is the world's best surf breaks. This beach club is a perfect place for you to hang, re-charge and party. They also have organic gardens on a sandy beach path lined with an array of tropical fruits, guests stare in amazement at their first glimpse of the majestic surf break which makes the stunning backdrop for Komune Beach Club. This beach club is also kids-friendly beach club where the kids can swim in the pool. They also provide 180 metres of private lawns and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for spectacular photo opportunities. There is no doubt for you to not visit this beach club when your Bali holiday!

Information: 

Address: Jalan Pantai Keramas, Medahan, Gianyar, Bali

Phone: +62361 3018888 

2. Finns Beach Club Canggu

Finns
From Keramas Beach we move to Finns Beach Club Canggu for next 5 beach clubs that you have to visit in Bali. Finns Beach Club provides an experience like no other in Bali. All who visit this piece of paradise are in awe of it’s beauty, they leave relaxed, sun kissed and dreaming of when they will return. Situated in the beachfront of the famous Berawa surf break, it is only 10 minutes from Seminyak, Finns Canggu brings everything you love about Finns plus more. The guests who visit Finns can laze away the day in the sun from the comfort of single and double day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30 metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar (and underwater speakers). The striking bamboo structure is reallu specifically designed to allow every guests to have a guaranteed sunset view. Enjoying the unbeatable 180 degree ocean views whilst listening to the cool tunes from Resident DJ’s from 4pm. Really recommended to visit!

Information: 

Address: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 

Phone: +62361 8446327


3. Karma Kandara Beach Club

Nammos
For the third must visit beach club, we have Karma Kandara Beach Club or popular with Nammos Beach Club. Situated in luxurious resort in Bali, Karma Kandara Resorts Bali. Nammos Beach Club is truly private beach club in Bali. The beach club’s exclusiveness, though public guests are also welcome, is further supported by a single access via a private funicular, which transfers guests to the venue 100 metres below the limestone rock face. Karma Beach Bali is open for beach picnics, as well as beach activities and water sports. Karma Beach Bali features a laid-back tropical beach setting and five-star services for guests who wish to sip signature cocktails and indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired menu of selections prepared from a kitchen housed under the raised bamboo structure. The kitchen at Karma Beach Bali features a traditional wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas, and a bar that stocks quality liquors, champagne and cold beer. Reservation is needed one day before but they also accept walk-in guests.

Information: 

Address: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 

Phone: +62361 8482200

 

4. Potato Head Beach Club

Potato Head
Potato Head becomes the most happening beach club in Seminyak recently. Situated in next door to the W Retreat, and its access from the main Jalan Petitenget road is similar to W’s, with a long lane that transports you to a world of drinks, dining and partying on its grassy beachfront. The decoration makes you feel in a luxury beach resort. This plce is really recommended for having a great sunset. Its calm, classy and very relaxing but for weekend this beach club will be more crowded than weekdays. Your days can be spent in the infinity pool with swim-up bar, while nights are filled with the sounds of live DJs and ocean waves. The main bistro serves pastas and grills as well as a selection of cocktails and other drinks.

Information: 

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 51 B, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 

Phone: +62361 4737979


5. El Kabron Uluwatu

El Kabron
Above drive an hour from Kuta, on the way to Uluwatu, the Spanish-run El Kabron enjoys prime position overlooking the Indian Ocean. Perched 50 meters above sea level on the cliffs of Uluwatu - Bali, El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club has the most Secluded Sunset on the Island. Throw in some cool cocktails, tasty tapas and authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients, and you can easily see why El Kabron continues to dazzle drinkers and diners from far and wide. Great place as well as the free-form infinity pool, is all part of its charm. The Mediterranean style is obvious not only in the menu, but also in the rustic architecture and decor. Pull up a bean bag with a glass of sangria and soak up the endless views.

Information: 

Address: Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80361

Phone: +62851-0080-3416

Trip to Gili Trawangan
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trip to Gili Trawangan

 Gili Trawangan

Situated just off the coast of Lombok island, the Gilis are made up of three small islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. Over the years, these sleepy little islands have become a huge destination for travelers who come from all over the world. But recently Gili Trawangan is the most popular island to visit, it is also well known as "Gili T", actually the Gili Trawangan is larger than Gili Meno and Gili Air but they can be walked for 2 hours. And of course for those who are looking for a wonderful destination to relax and soak up the sun, Gili Trawangan is your perfect choice. If you are in your holiday in Bali you can go to Gili Trawangan for completing your holiday, you should to take your fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan in which they will depart from Padang Bay, and usually takes 2.5 hours from Padang Bali, but nowadays fast boats are also available which departs from Serangan, for backpacker travelers or single traveler we suggested to take the fast boat which departs from Padang Bay, you will find new friends in your fast boat who have the same plan to go to Gili Trawangan. We ensure your trip will be fun!
Once you arrive in Gili Trawangan you will feel a little bit strange with this island, it is quite different with Bali from many ways of life but we are sure all is quickly forgotten though once you enter the emerald crystal blue water that you have ever imagined in your mind. The water is so clear and bright as well as the sea life, instead of diving by snorkeling only you will see the turtles swim freely and pretty fish with its beautiful color. For those who have a plan to visit this wonderful island, we are pleased to share you some useful information for your own:

Transportation in Gili Trawangan :

Cidomo Gili Trawangan
As in Gili Trawangan, there are no any cars available you should walk everywhere you want to go. Along the way of Gili Trawangan, Horse carriage is easy to find here, you can use this traditional public transportation to go to your villa/resort in Gili Trawangan. Bike rent service is also available with the price only IDR 13.000/hour but for the unforgettable trip you can take advantage of exploring the Gili Trawangan by foot!

The meals price in Gili Trawangan :

Seafood Meals
Food price range in Gili Trawangan is IDR 40.000 - IDR 70.000 (it is depending on the menu that you ordered), seafood dinner is also available with the rate starting from IDR 140.000/person. But don't worry, if you are looking for cheaper meals price, along the way of Gili Trawangan you will be easy to find the street stalls. They sell delicious foods starting from IDR 13.000 - IDR 25.000. Great value and you will really get a sense for the local culture.

Things to do Gili Trawangan :
Below we are enlisted 4 top things to do in Gili Trawangan, note this is only the little things that you can do in this island, but you can do more of these.


Snorkeling with Sea Turtles:

Snorkel with Turtle
The Gili Trawangan do a great job in preserving sea turtles and when you are visiting Gili Trawangan you cannot miss the beach. There are some good spots in Gili Trawangan to snorkel with sea turtles, you can ask the local where the good spots to snorkel with sea turtles are. Swimming in crystal clear water with a sea turtle is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Remember to respect the turtles and don’t touch them. Don't worry about the fins and masks, they can be rented almost everywhere in Gili Trawangan.


Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking
You also can explore Gili Trawangan by doing a sea kayak. You can do the sea kayak in the northern part of Gili Trawangan. In your trip, if you are lucky enough you will encounter manta rays or sea turtles.
Watching an Amazing Sunset
Gili Trawangan can be consider as the best spot to watch the sunset too. You will have a chance to watch the sun paint the sky orange as the sun sets behind Bali's Mount Agung. In Gili Trawangan there are 2 popular sunset bars where you can access about one hour and a hal by walking.

Taking Freedive Lessons

Freedive
Try to explore the waters around Gili island without an oxygen tank on your back. If you are already and experienced diver and are looking for a challenge this may be something to consider. In Gili Trawangan, some of dive schools in Gili Trawangan offer the freediving lessons where you can learn breathing techniques and how to be efficient with oxygen, so you can explore the depths with just a single breath but you should make sure you ask a lot of questions to the dive masters about rule and safety procedures before doing the freediving.

 

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Bali's Master Spiritual Healer, Tjokorda Gede Rai . Plan for a visit ?
Friday, October 14, 2016

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If you have ever seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love then you will remember Julia Roberts character going to Balinese healer or local called Balian. Realized or not from the book and the movie "Eat Pray Love" travelers who come to Bali seem to have added a visit to Balinese healer 'a must to do' lists, with other activities i.e yoga class, Bali sightseeing, or spa. In Bali, Balinese healer is the traditional healer who play an important part in Bali's culture by treating physical and mental illness, removing spells and channeling information from ancestors. Well, in our today's post we are going to share you the "Bali's Master Spiritual Healer, Tjokorda Gede Rai".
He is 86 years old Healer-Shamans in Bali, he is the grandson of the last King of Ubud. He is a renowned Balinese healer and shaman who began to use his gift of communing with deities and spirits over forty years ago. Tjok Rai still sees Balinese people who come by in full dress but tourists by the busload and celebrities from around the world also descend upon his royal compound of Puri Negari, a short drive from Ubud, eager for consultations, for healing, for cures. Even his age now 80s but he is as sprightly and energetic as men less than half of his age. He is tall and gangly, draped in sarong and cotton shirt, a mala dangling around his neck. He is undeniably charismatic, radiating warmth and a brilliant smile; he carries the knowledge of his spiritual and healing powers with a dose of humility. There’s a sparkle in this eye even when he speaks with utter seriousness. He can cure stress and depression-related issued, chronic back and knee problems, headaches, and other diseases. As Balinese healer, he has his own way of healing, starting from "reading" with the tip of his fingers the person's body/mind condition, checking the head in various points, then double at the level of meridians on the foot. Body/Mind condition includes lymphatic system, focus, sense of direction in life (purpose and undivided mind), memory, intelligence, trauma, stress, anxiety, worry, doubt.

 master healer cokorda rai

He uses various practices of healing :
– Reflexology (expansive knowledge of the nadis/meridians);
– Sacred healing Mantras and Mudras.
– Sacred healing Tantric drawings, either with a pen (directly on the skin), or with a small stick
– Home made phytotherapy / herbal medicine used in a shamanic way;
– healing oils

What can you expect when you consult with Tjokorda Gede Rai ?
– Health assessment, diagnosis
– Reflexology, detoxification of the body
– Boosting of immune system
– Physical, mental, spiritual rebalancing and well-being;
– “aura clearing” (believed to be where diseases start)
– stress and depression-related issues
– chronic back, hip, knee and joints problems
– Fertility issues
– Lymphatic System, Hormonal system issues
– Eating disorders,
– Enhancing Memory capacity
– Clearing doubt, worry, anxiety issues
– Enhancing purpose and sense of direction
– Enhancing Passion for life & Creativity
– Healing of traumas and “scars” in the Heart area
– And expect some sound laughter as well!

**Little note when visit Bali's Master Spiritual Healer :
An appoinment of visiting Bali's Master Spiritual Healer is needed one day before. Please dress appropriately with arms and legs covered, and don’t point your feet at the healer. Women should not be menstruating. Always take an offering with the fee tucked into it; never hand money directly to the healer. The Bali's Master Spiritual Master can speak English well you can consult your problem with him without any doubt. contact us at agung@bali-agung-tours.com  and visit our site www.bali-agung-tours.com

note : we offer special spiritual trip to meet master healer Cokorda Gede Rai for holistic healing session then continue to holyspring water temple for holy bathing, complete  your spiritual journey for the day. for more detail and other spiritual progam in Bali islnd drop me a line at agung@bali-agung-tours.com  

 

Bali Master Healer Cokorda Rai Photo Gallery : 

Master Healer Cokorda Rai Master Healer Cokorda Rai

 

master healer cokorda rai

 

Holy Bathing Ritual Gallery :

Tirta Empul temple or Holy spring water temple, The waters are believed to have magic curative powers. Every year people journey from all over Bali to purify themselves in the clear pools. Now traveler also experience the holy bathing ritual for healing and spritual merit 

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