Kuta is not interesting anymore as the beach and the area around the beach has been too congested for refreshment and relaxation. Fortunately, the Paradise Island is never run out of choices. Seminyak at the north of Kuta is becoming more and more popular these days as a tourist hub. The area indeed features the same enchanting beaches as Kuta but the image of the area is much better. People imagine the area as an elegant area with many Seminyak villas fall into luxury and private category. That is why for the next holiday you should try to spend it there. Read the rest of this entry »
When the great teacher of Balinese Hindu Dhang Hyang Nirartha was heading to Uluwatu, he arrived at a location at the southwestern coast of Bali Island. The area is without a temple like the other area in the island. As such, it is fearful. Before continuing his journey to Uluwatu, the great teacher chatted with a god named Batara Masceti. During their conversation, the teacher saw flashes of black shadow that hid among the bushes. The teacher called it. It turns out that the shadow is a giant named Bhuta Ijo. The teacher gave Bhuto Ijo an order and a skill to keep a sacred relic.
Bhuto Ijo was a faithful giant. He guarded the relic with great care. The relic was a small box for saving betel wine. As he was very faithful, Bhuto Ijo punished every person who came to the area to looking for woods. In order to prevent the giant from disturbing the people, the community agreed to build a temple for the area. So they built a sacred temple for the giant and they called it Pura Petitenget or Petitenget Temple. That is the origin of one of the most sacred temples in the Island of the Gods. Read the rest of this entry »
As more and more tourists flocking in into the Island of the Gods, it is no wonder that the popular beaches like Kuta, Legian and Jimbaran are also getting more crowded. However, the island is blessed with so many natural attractions that one can always find another, calmer beach suitable for relaxation during the holidays. One of them is Batubelig Beach in Kerobokan village. This beach is even more pleasant for travelers as it is not far from the elegant Seminyak villas in Seminyak district. Although it is close to the international district, the tranquility in the beach is undisturbed.
It is not as popular as Kuta indeed and there are not yet many visitors visiting Batubelig Beach. However, it has what makes Kuta popular among international tourists. When one comes here around fife o’clock in the afternoon, one will have the chance to witness the glorious sunset views as the beach faces the Indian Ocean directly on the southwestern direction. But that is not the only attraction of the beach. The sand here is also white like in Kuta but much softer and cleaner too. It is no wonder that one often sees children playing on the sand as it is also thick. Read the rest of this entry »
Officially, Kerobokan is a big village that contains well-known areas such as Petitenget. However, as the smaller parts are usually more popular, they are often considered as separated areas. However, let us talk according to the popular perception of the public as doing so can give us better view of the endless wonders in this area. As Kerobokan is closely connected to Seminyak, the international district where shopping and entertainment are available as elegant attractions, it is only logical that one can find many Bali luxury villas here. However, one needs to be careful when one wants to rent a villa.
This is because the temptation of tourism is so huge that there are some Read the rest of this entry »
Let us be frank. Seminyak cannot match Kuta in terms of the numbers of nightlife spots. Kuta is so bright with numerous bars, cafes, night clubs and other night places. However, it does not mean that Seminyak is entirely poor of such lively spots. In fact, an exploration of the area will bring us a number of fascinating attractions albeit smaller in numbers. For example, Ku De Ta is a must-visit spot in Seminyak. It is located near Jalan Arjuna Seminyak. One will not be considered has been in Bali when one has not yet visited this interesting night club.
While Kuta and Legian are more well-known among the world travelers, other beaches in Bali Island are also worth appreciation. One of the is the beach that is located north to these two famous, albeit crowded, beaches. Double Six Beach can be reached right from Kuta. You walk to the north for about 30 minutes, passing Legian and the Jayakarta Hotel before arriving at this villa. You can also take the car, which will bring you there in 10 minutes. The land route surely passes Jalan Arjuna Seminyak. There is a turn to the left. Take this and you will arrive at Double Seix Beach.
Along the way, surely you will find scores of luxury villas in Seminyak. The area is indeed a tourist hub considered much more elegant than Kuta. While Kuta is crowded and lively with nightlife, Seminyak is quieter and offers more privacy. However, most people will also easily find lively spots in the area. In fact, Seminyak is also known for its chic shopping street, which is called Jalan Laksamana or Oberoi Street. Shopping or retreat, the area welcomes you warmly with Balinese hospitality. And you should not forget the beach, the Double Six among of them.
There are some private beaches in the coastline that stretches from Kuta to the north up to Canggu. However, available public beaches have the same luxury and beauty compared to those private beaches. Double Six is remarkable for its grey sand, gentle waves and of course the memorable sunset view. People come here from morning till evening. However, the liveliest hours is around 4 pm, when people come using cars, motorbikes or just on foot to witness the stunning sunset. The beach is quiet at night but close to the beach another lively spot arises, in the form of nigh club such as Ku De, Hu’u Bar and so on. Read the rest of this entry »
Jalan Arjuna Seminyak, the road that is accessed by guests of many villas in Seminyak, has a turn to the left that is increasingly becoming famous among world travelers. This is because that turn leads to Double Six Beach, a beautiful beach popular for its fantastic sunset view, smooth sand, and quiet environment. This is actually a part of the larger Seminyak Beach but it has acquired its own popularity among tourists so that it is established as a separate island. Moreover, just near the beach is a famous nightlife spot, namely Ku De Ta, where glitterati of all kinds gather.
Of course most of the frequent visitors to Double Six Beach is the tourists and expatriates. This is a trendy beach that accommodates people who want to show off their gym-enhanced form. People walking on the beach with a bottle of ice-cold Bintang beer and are accompanied by a little dog. It is a perfect place to put some practice on the body too. Exercise on such a quiet yet so open will make the cardio great. Distance is no problem at all as Kuta lies 30 minutes away to the south. One can even stroll to north from Kuta and will finally reach this beach. Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of villas in Seminyak and most of them, if not all, are of the private and luxury class. As such, one can expect elegance when choosing this area. Besides its compelling finest restaurants and chic shopping at Oberoi Street, the area is also ideal for socializing. There are a lot of expatriates and tourists who are able to blend well with the local people and this international spot. So, you can go to the beach during the day and at night it is time to find a friend and get involved in warm conversations or enjoy performances at one of the nightlife spots. Read the rest of this entry »
Although most of the guests of villas in Seminyak are older people with preference to the quieter tropical environment, nightlife in the area is not inferior at all with that you find in Kuta and Legian. In fact, one of the foremost bars in the island can be found in this area. Of course travelers have already heard about Ku De Ta, a bikini club with lots of fun suitable for people who want to find refreshing moments during the night. The great thing about this area is that guests with different preferences can stay side by side peacefully throughout their stay.
Staying at one of the Seminyak villas can be a memorable traveling experience. Most of these places are of the highest class in the taxonomy of hospitality industry. One can get the pleasant life of living inside a luxury accommodation and at the same time also the enjoyment of the surrounding areas. One secret needs to be reveled here is that, although these places set rather high publish rate for their rent, one can often find a period where the rates are slashed down to almost fifty percent. This happens usually during the low season. So, at the peak season, you should expect the full rate.
But even with a higher rate one will find these places and the surrounding areas worth one’s memory. Let us consider the advantages of staying in the area and one of the exclusive properties scattered in it. The first to consider is of course the area’s shopping center. Oberoi Street is the venue for quality shopping. Kids, youths and adults as well as seniors will find the boutiques lining along the street to be of the top class in the world. Prices indeed a little bit high here but the quality is worth the purse. Read the rest of this entry »