SUNDAYS BEACH CLUB
Peak over the Uluwatu Cliff Edge and stare in amazement at your first glimpse of the beautiful turquoise Indian Ocean below which makes the stunning landscape for Sunday’s Beach Club. The 180 metres of white sandy beach is accessed by an inclinator that will carry you down the sheer drop of the cliff face providing the perfect backdrop for spectacular photo opportunities. Sunday’s 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.
Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island’s western shores.
JIMBARAN SEAFOOD DINNER
Jimbaran Bay is the perfect end to a day for people who would like to enjoy fresh grilled seafood under beautiful sunset skies on the white sandy beach with plenty of entertainment. There is a plethora of seafood restaurants to choose from, but take advice from our driver who knows the best!
An excessively popular day trip, Pura Tanah Lot is the most visited and photographed temple in Bali, especially at sunset when crowds and traffic overwhelm the site. However, it has all the authenticity of a stage set – even the tower of rock that the temple sits upon is an artful reconstruction (the entire structure was crumbling) and more than one-third of the rock is artificial. For the Balinese, Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most important and venerated sea temples.
BEDUGUL & MENGWI
High in the hills, in a region of unspoiled natural beauty, is the village of Bedugul, within easy reach of which are a number of very rewarding sights. Although there are no features of particular interest in the village itself, it is a good base from which to visit Lake Bratan or explore the beauties of the Botanic Gardens..
Taman Ayun Temple, built circa 1634, is a landmark in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency, located 17km northwest of Denpasar. This temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures as well as expansive garden landscapes comprised of lotus and fish ponds. The temple complex is considered the ‘mother temple’ of Mengwi. The Taman Ayun Temple was to serve as a main site of worship among the Mengwi people who need not travel too far to the main large temples, the likes of the Besakih ‘mother temple’ in Karangasem, Batukaru Temple in Tabanan, or Batur Temple in Kintamani. It also served as a unifying symbol among the Mengwi royalty and the people.
PESANTIAN COOKING CLASS
A day trip to Ubud can incorporate a cooking class at the beautiful Pesantian Villa and Warung in the traditional village of Pejeng. Get to know native herbs and spices. Dice slice and blend. Discover the secret of Balinese cooking and bring this new skill home. Two joyful hours in the kitchen, personally guide by our Master Chef Santika will offer a hands-on experience in preparing local dishes of your choice.
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Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces. If you are also into the Balinese culture, arts and crafts, as it was where some of the world’s notable artisans and collectors have visited, lived and worked, creating or compiling eclectic masterpieces that you can observe in local museums and art galleries.
Don’t miss the amazing Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud’s shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.
The location and stunning views of Gunung Agung, create an inspiring venue even before you take a mouthful of Balinese food. Embark on a true Balinese experience by participating in a cooking class, eating local food, hiking through the rice fields or learning the meaning and how to make daily offerings in this beautiful environment in East Bali. Bali Asli promotes Balinese cuisine and culture without exploiting it or it’s people and embrace the local community by supporting those who fish, farm and forage in the nearby fields, ocean and jungle.
BALI ASLI restaurant and cooking school owned by Penny Williams is located in Gelumpang village, near the town of Amlapura, Karangasem regency, in the north east of Bali. It is about 2 hours drive from the airport, and 30 minutes from both Candidasa village and Amed village. BALI ASLI is nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields, there is not a building to be seen