BALITheres paradise, and then theres Bali. Located in the archipelago of Indonesia, Bali is known as the island of the gods for good reason. Palm-fringed beaches surround an island lush with terraced, green rice paddies, where the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and adventure is just waiting to be discovered. Front cover Sanur, Bali Inside front cover Sidemen Valley, Bali
CONTENTS Welcome to Creative Holidays 02
Bali map 04
Reasons to visit Bali 06
Kuta & South Kuta 14
Nusa Dua 40
Jimbaran Bay 48
Nusa Lembongan 57
Lombok & Gili Islands 58
Hotel features grid 62
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BALIliterally means fried rice
THE COLOURFUL UMBRELLAS
The Balinese calendar has Bali is also known as the island of
Bali is one of around
islands in the INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO
Many Balinese are called Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut meaning first, second, third and fourth born.
symbolise a greeting to the gods and invite them to descend to earth.
CEREMONIES & FESTIVE
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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ( C, maximum )
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REASONS to visit
TASTY CUISINE: Bali is renowned for its delicious array of tropical fruit, fresh seafood, meats and vegetables. Using an incredible variety of exotic spices, Balinese cuisine is one of the most complex in the world. Its no surprise that foodies flock to the island to enjoy curries and traditional dishes like Mi Goreng, Babi Guling and Nasi Campur.
RICH TRADITIONS: The foundations of Balis rich cultural traditions are rooted firmly in Hinduism and permeate every part of daily life. Offerings sprinkled with holy water line the streets, and temples dot every corner of the island. Balinese art, music, dance and festivals all reflect the mystical symbolism of religious beliefs and the mythology that surrounds them.
SPECTACULAR SCENERY: The island of Bali is small in comparison to Australia, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in diversity. From lush rice terraces and ancient volcanoes, to dramatic coastline cliffs and tropical beaches, Bali is the most famous island in the archipelago of Indonesia and its easy to see why.
BALI Ride a bike through the rice paddies, climb a volcano, explore temples or just kick back at a beachside bar and watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Whatever youre into, youll find it in Bali. Those who like their creature comforts will find fine dining restaurants, exclusive bars and designer shopping, as well as a number of beach-side and first class spas scattered around the island. Wander the streets and youll catch the intoxicating scent of sandalwood incense drifting from Canang Sari, beautifully crafted offering baskets. Travellers visit Bali as the island is said to soothe ones soul an indication that this really is one of the most comforting places on earth.
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FRIENDLY LOCALS: The Balinese have long had a reputation for being some of the friendliest people in the world and youll see this in their warm and welcoming smiles. Whether its the beauty of the island or their strong sense of spirituality, the Balinese are delightful and engaging, and will go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful stay.
PAMPERING: Indulge in a head to toe holiday for your body and soul. Bali is the place to come to be pampered to perfection, with local salons offering everything from a relaxing massage to extravagant treatments. Whether its on the beach or at a luxury day spa you can feel blissed out every day.
NUSA LEMBONGANTake a one-hour boat ride from the southeast coast of Bali and youll come across the tiny island of Nusa Lembongan. With clear, azure-blue water its the perfect place for chilling out on the sand, snorkelling, diving, swimming and surfing.
Famous for: Diving in some of the clearest waters around.
LOMBOKThe untouched beauty of Lombok Island has been attracting travellers for years. Life moves at a slower pace here than it does in Bali. There are beautiful beaches to chill out on, volcanoes to climb, and the big breaks on the south coast make it a magnet for surfers.
Famous for: Coastline and jungle adventures.
THE GILI ISLANDSLocated just off the northwest coast of Lombok are the Gilis an archipelago of three small islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. If youre looking for some serious relaxation, these islands are your place. Known as a world class diving destination, there are no cars or motorbikes on the islands, just horse-drawn carts.
Famous for: Pristine tropical beaches.
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1. Lembongan Island Reef Cruise & Beach Club Cruise
Enjoy one of two fantastic Bali Hai Cruises to beautiful Nusa Lembongan. On the Lembongan Island Reef Cruise, guests can spend the day on a luxury catamaran that comes equipped with its own 35-metre watersl