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Galungan and Kuningan in Bali Another 'New Year in Bali


 

Galungan and Kuningan in Bali Another 'New Year in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

The Balinese celebrate the day of Galungan, which commemorates the triumph of Dharma over Adharma, or good against evil.

What Happens and Where?

This year the Galungan festivity starts on a Tuesday on November 1, when bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf decorations line the streets all over Bali. This is a unique welcome to Bali if you happen to be on the island around this time, and usually lasts until Kuningan, another associated observance that comes 10 days after on November 11. Traditionally, Galungan day sees the slaughtering of pigs for communal feasts, as well as baking traditional rice cakes and erecting iconic 'penjor' bamboo poles. These intricately decorated poles, naturally curved at the top, comprise harvest items such as rice, fruits, coconuts and coconut leaves. The men of the households erect their ‘artwork’ at each household gate on the eve, resulting in an impressive view throughout all village roads. Celebrants in traditional attire attend temple ceremonies with their families, bringing with them offerings of fruits to temples and family shrines – which they share and enjoy after prayers. The celebration climaxes on Wednesday, November 2, when people put on their finest clothes to visit family and temples. The day of Galungan is important for the Balinese, similar to a new year, when everyone returns to their families and home villages. The following Thursdays, Manis Galungan, like Boxing Day, is a day to visit friends and relatives or for fun family trips. Kuningan, on the other hand, marks the end of the 10-day festival. The ceremony surrounding Kuningan refers to special offerings made of yellow turmeric rice. Yellow is also the colour of the god Wisnu, the protector of the Hindu trinity. The Kuningan celebrations are most significant at Sakenan Temple on Serangan Island, southern Denpasar, which coincidentally celebrates its piodalan temple anniversary peak celebrations on the same day. The occasion features a series of sacred dance performances and rituals, with pilgrims attending from all over the island.
 

Brief History and Legend


As local legend goes, Galungan commemorates a Balinese victory that involves the central figures of Indra (the Hindu god of thunder, rain and lightning) and the Balinese king, known as Mayadenawa, who denied his subjects the worship of Hinduism. So powerful was the king that no one could overcome him. The conquest of Java's Majapahit army back then had little effect. Battles ensued until finally Indra descended from the heavens to defeat the king. The battle raged in Tampaksiring, Gianyar, where the king was finally subdued. While under siege, he tried to escape by various ways including via supernatural means such as turning into a statue, a stone, and a wild boar. He easily fooled the troops, but not Indra. Mayadenawa then retreated to the jungle leaving behind disguised footsteps, hoping his assailants would not easily track them. Indra's magic arrow put an end to the rebel king. The legendary site where he bled to death became a freshwater spring, the current-day site of the Tirta Empul Temple. The king’s slanting footprints gave the name to the valley area, later pronounced as Tampak Siring – ‘slanting footprints’. The Balinese and Majapahit armies honoured Indra, commemorating the defeat of the king as Galungan, the day of victory of dharma over adharma. The decorative bamboo poles signify upheld Hinduism and wisdom. So traumatized were the people that they were not easily convinced of the king’s defeat, believing that he had probably used his magic to turn into a statue, tree or even another animal. To overcome public fear, an official announcement of the defeat was made 10 days later, commemorated as the day of Kuningan, which has two meanings, ‘to announce’ and ‘of yellow’.
 

 

Monday 30 October 2017

 


 

 

NOW!!! Family in Theater Package


 

NOW!!! Family in Theater Package at Ini Vie Villa

Inclusion :

  • Stay in Two Bedroom Villa
  • Airport pickup for 4 persons
  • Half day tour for 4 persons in a car
  • 1 x entrance ticket (category B) at Devdan show for 4 person
  • Welcome fruit on arrival

Now We Have!!!

Family in Theater Package

Term and conditions:

  • Minimum 3 nights stay required
  • Reservation in advance
  • Non refundable
  • Not combine with other benefit and existing package
  • Available Devdan show on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Monday 09 October 2017

 


 

 

5 Best Known Scams to Avoid in Bali


 

5 Best Known Scams to Avoid in Bali   at Ini Vie Villa

Things to Know Before You Go to Bali

Bali is a dream island destination blessed with highlights and experiences not found elsewhere and one of the safest places in Indonesia to spend your holiday. Nevertheless, as in any corner of the world, there are always opportunistic individuals who conduct dishonest practices for personal gain, taking advantage of new and mostly unsuspecting visitors. Below is our small list of the most well known scams to avoid while in Bali, so you can enjoy your Bali holiday smoothly and not fall victim to petty tricks. Most scams are rather obvious, from simple tricks to outright rip-offs. But travellers new to the scene and eager to explore Bali’s sights and scenes may easily fall into these traps then feel miserable for the whole span of their holiday once they realise what had just happened simply due to jetlag or slight confusion on their bearings and directions. Best precaution is to keep your common sense, and by openly answering "No, thanks" whenever your radar beeps.
 

1. The Money Changer Scam
What this scam is about: After some time out shopping for souvenirs and striking a great bargain at one of Bali’s art markets, you realise you’ve run out of Rupiah (IDR) notes for the taxi fare back to your hotel. Money changers are ever-present in and around Bali’s major shopping areas, with whiteboards listing amazing exchange rates and boasting ‘No Commission’ on them. After the clerk counts the notes in front of you precisely and convincingly, he hands them to you with one hand while simultaneously flicking or letting an IDR 50,000 or 100,000 note fall behind the counter, all in a split second. Tips and How to Avoid: In this day and age, an internet-enabled mobile device (a smartphone at least) can prove an indispensible tool which helps a lot in easily checking out the latest rates for general comparison. Most money changers are self-titled ‘Authorised’, but you can never be so sure. Some are very small kiosks and outright dodgy, but tempt the gullible with boards listing rates too good to be true (because they usually are!). Figure out the general rate versus the advertised rates, and if you encounter a higher offering, verify whether they apply a commission. When ‘no commission’ and high rates go together, usually it is not a good sign. Also, flip out your calculator app to make some quick comparisons, as some scams involve rigged office calculators, though in very isolated and rare cases. The many changers at the departure and arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport are good, where rates are okay and normally competitive. Reputable names in the money changing business in Bali include PT Central Kuta, Wahana and Dirgahayu Valuta Prima, with branches located around Kuta and Legian. The rules, however, apply to all. You may or may not recount, and the clerk might return any discrepancies, only to repeat the trick once more. When you recount and persist, usually hostility ensues, telling you to take your money elsewhere (which was the idea in the first place!)

1. The Money Changer Scam

What this scam is about: After some time out shopping for souvenirs and striking a great bargain at one of Bali’s art markets, you realise you’ve run out of Rupiah (IDR) notes for the taxi fare back to your hotel. Money changers are ever-present in and around Bali’s major shopping areas, with whiteboards listing amazing exchange rates and boasting ‘No Commission’ on them. After the clerk counts the notes in front of you precisely and convincingly, he hands them to you with one hand while simultaneously flicking or letting an IDR 50,000 or 100,000 note fall behind the counter, all in a split second.

Tips and How to Avoid:

In this day and age, an internet-enabled mobile device (a smartphone at least) can prove an indispensible tool which helps a lot in easily checking out the latest rates for general comparison. Most money changers are self-titled ‘Authorised’, but you can never be so sure. Some are very small kiosks and outright dodgy, but tempt the gullible with boards listing rates too good to be true (because they usually are!). Figure out the general rate versus the advertised rates, and if you encounter a higher offering, verify whether they apply a commission. When ‘no commission’ and high rates go together, usually it is not a good sign. Also, flip out your calculator app to make some quick comparisons, as some scams involve rigged office calculators, though in very isolated and rare cases. The many changers at the departure and arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport are good, where rates are okay and normally competitive. Reputable names in the money changing business in Bali include PT Central Kuta, Wahana and Dirgahayu Valuta Prima, with branches located around Kuta and Legian. The rules, however, apply to all. You may or may not recount, and the clerk might return any discrepancies, only to repeat the trick once more. When you recount and persist, usually hostility ensues, telling you to take your money elsewhere (which was the idea in the first place!)

2. The Taxi Scam

What this scam is about:

Monopoly, no taxi meters, longer routes, no change and extra charges. These are some to look out for when going for a taxi in Bali. Ngurah Rai International Airport has its own ‘official’ taxi service, run by the Ngurah Rai Taxi cooperative, which controls a monopoly of the taxis at the airport. Some individual drivers may offer you their services, but to avoid haggling, proceed to the counters just outside arrivals. Rogue porters may rush to help with your luggage but charge an exaggerated fee once they load and close the trunk. The drivers are usually complicit.

Tips and How to Avoid:

Whenever possible, arrange for shuttle services provided by your hotel or villa (mostly free for certain distances and areas), including airport transfers depending on your booking details. Politely refuse any porters, or if no other choice, agree upon a reasonable amount up front. Outside the airport, go for metre taxis only. Airport taxis are without meters, and are prepaid or use predetermined vouchers which you pay the driver upon reaching your destination. The rates are flat based on distance zones, and generally higher than meter rates. A ride to the neighbouring beach resort areas of Kuta, Jimbaran and Seminyak, range between IDR 80,000 to IDR 100,000 while the farther areas such as Sanur and Nusa Dua from IDR 125,000. Outside the airport, you have choices of meter taxis run by numerous operators. These include the reputable Bluebird. Rule of thumb is always ask whether there is a meter to save yourself the haggling, right after flagging down one on the street. If your trip includes the new Bali Mandara toll road (mainly to Nusa Dua and Sanur), ask for the receipt at the toll gate, which should be IDR 10,000 for cars, one way. Always be ready with small Rupiah change, as it is all too common for drivers to say they don’t have change for your IDR 79,300 fare for instance, and you’d be ‘forced to’ pay with IDR 100,000 note and give up the difference, unwillingly treating it as a tip. Best travel in a group, and refuse when offered a ‘per person’ fare. Fares should disregard luggage in the trunk. The key is to be firm and agree upon fares before hopping in for the ride.

3. Unnecessary Guides

What this scam is about:

Rogue and unlicensed guides, commissions, and fees for services you didn’t ask for. There are many unlicensed tour guides around, living off commission by taking you to ‘recommended’ shops, restaurants or ‘more interesting’ places other than the one(s) you actually intended. They will usually even try to convince you about a restaurant or site being closed or out of business, and divert you to their commission-based ‘alternatives’. Some of the largest temples in Bali, especially those in far-flung and poorer regions, such as Besakih in the Karangasem regency, have their own local guides in place, who are mostly unregulated or trained, and in very isolated cases have known to charge exorbitant fees for ‘temple tours’ aside from the already paid, fixed ticket price.

Tips and How to Avoid:

Be careful when booking a freelance ‘driver + guide’ in Bali. You might end up with one clueless about the route or sites, or simply unable to effectively communicate. Always book from a trusted agency or through your hotel tour desk/concierge, to which you can file a complaint in case issues occur. For local temple guides, even though it helps the local economy in a way, you shouldn’t be paying over IDR 50,000 for such ‘services’ in any case. What seems to be an included service up front could easily turn into haggling for a tip or fee to continue halfway through your ‘tour’. In most cases, you don't really need a guide or buy anything. The only things required in any Bali temple visit are your respectful attitude and attire, basically a sarong and a sash around the waist (usually available for rent anywhere between IDR 10,000 to 25,000, or included in the ticket price).

4. The Timeshare Scam

What this scam is about:

The worldwide trend of timeshares spread to Bali over the past two decades. Legitimate ones are actually a good idea when sold properly, offering great holidays together with investment opportunities. The bad news is there are not many legit ones around. Efforts to sign up new customers take on many forms, with most common being upfront selling on the streets around packed areas like Jalan Pantai Kuta. A friendly guy or lady approaches you on the beach, carrying out their mild sales pitch and presenting a ‘lucky scratch n’ win’ of some sort. Seems ‘nothing to lose’ and you have a go, and just happens you are ‘very lucky’ and win! But to claim the prize, you must go to a certain place with them, which could be a nearby booth, office, or a far hotel, taking a chunk of your precious holiday time. There they record your name and contact details, and a long presentation on timeshare resorts ensues, together with all the hard pitches and special hard-to-resist discounted prices. If you don’t buy in then and there, they still have your contacts and you’ll hear from them again sooner or later.

Tips and How to Avoid:

Better to just continue on your way, enjoy your precious holiday time as you intended, and firmly and simply say, ‘no thanks’

5. Some Forms of Extortion

What this scam is about:

Extortion comes in many forms, from charging you just for taking photos, being asked to pay up for damaged rental items you never caused, and even bribe money for a monkey! Here are just a few scenarios. - Taking photos is truly part of the holiday experience, especially in exotic sites, such as the terraced rice paddies of the central highlands. Just be sensible about where you point your lenses. That old woman with a heavily wrinkled face carrying a basket on her head might pass for a cover shot for National Geographic, only to approach you afterwards for an exorbitant ‘model fee’. - You have an international driver’s license and would like to discover the Bali outback on a rented scooter (those ubiquitous Japanese brand two-wheelers). Returning the bike after your big day out, the guy checks it and charges you extra for some ‘dents’ and ‘scratches’. Worst case, the price of a new bike, since it got ‘stolen’! - Visiting exotic temples or sites such as Uluwatu, along with its hordes of grey long-tailed macaques can be fun, until these natural-born pickpockets snatch your beloved anniversary necklace or purse. At times there are little boys around these sites who know their way with the monkeys, and can easily get your items back… for a big fee, that is.

Tips and How to Avoid:
Just photograph the temples, mountain and paddies… not any old woman or children. When renting a bike, car, scooter, jet ski, or just about anything that moves, be sure to thoroughly check its condition. If you spot any scratches, damages, or anomalies, report it and ask for a better unit. For the ‘loss and theft’ scenario, never leave your rented scooter parked unattended – some syndicates rob their own with a master key. When visiting monkey forests, or temple sites with monkeys, avoid wearing loose items, excessive accessories or jewellery. Also, avoid anyone handing you packets of sliced cassavas, peanuts or bananas and forcefully putting them in your hand and gesturing you to feed the monkeys. These morsels aren’t for free.
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Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/5-best-known-scams-bali.htm

 

Thursday 28 September 2017

 


 

 

Why I Love Bali


 

Why I Love Bali at Ini Vie Villa

Bali was once a sleepy little island, only on the radar of surfers and hippies but over the last 4 or 5 decades the island has changed into a place to suit luxury and adventure travellers alike. There is no shortage of places to stay, things to do and people to show you around. In this article we’ll explain why you should make Bali your first overseas holiday.


1. Super friendly locals

When you travel to a place there is always one thing that will stick out - the locals. Have a bad encounter and you’ll always remember it and never want to go back. The locals in Bali are some of the friendliest people on the planet, amazingly warm and gentle and if you’re away from the tourist areas, you’ll see a totally different side of the island. The Balinese peoples beliefs are very strong and they offer a daily morning ritual to the gods. It’s not uncommon to see them walking down the street or to have big celebrations so embrace it while you’re there, you might even find yourself being invited along. 

2. Everything you could want and more

When people are travelling to the developing world they worry about not being able to find the comforts of home or the medical assistance if they need it. Bali is one place where you don’t have to worry about either. With world class shopping centres and 2 hospitals with accreditation from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standard International (ACHSI), you’ll have nothing to worry about besides where to go for that morning coffee. With so many hidden treasures, the only thing you’ll need to figure out is how to find a way to stay. 

3. Secret hideaways

The island may be over touristed but with the overwhelming majority only ever staying in the south - this leaves the whole rest of the island pretty much empty of tourists. The jungle in Bali is thick and covers over half the island. With so much space, there are never ending options of where to stay or which jungle hideaway you’re going to check out. The other secret spots are the waterfalls of Bali, where you will find tranquility in its purest form.

4. Working paradise

For digital nomads, Bali has been the go to place and for good reason. Boasting warm sunny weather practically all year round and having some of the nicest beaches in Asia, it makes the perfect place to make home for a few weeks to a few years. The internet is fast, the cost of living is cheap and you’ll find other like minded people doing exactly what you want to do. A lot of people come here for a short trip and fall in love with the island and never end up leaving - the life here is that good that you’ll just have to come to find out for yourself. 

5. Amazing natural wonders

World class surf meets active volcanoes, it can’t get much better than that. You could be enjoying the beaches by day and watching the sunrise from the highest point on the island early the next morning. There is something for everybody and you’ll be glad you ventured from the comfort of your hotel to experience what Bali has to offer. With the many waterfalls, beaches, jungles and volcanoes you’ll have enough to keep yourself busy for weeks. Don’t forget the underwater world as well - Bali and it’s surrounds have some great diving that is affordable and you’ll get to see some amazing creatures.

6. The cost of living

With the exchange rate of the dollar to the Indonesian rupiah being quite good you’ll be surprised at how far your money can go. You could spend a week in a developed country or with the same money you could spend a month in Bali - I know which one I’d be choosing. Accommodation can start at $10 a night and food can be as cheap as $1 for a simple fried rice. Even eating out at a fancy restaurant can be half as much as it would cost in a developed country. For this exact reason you’ll find thousands of ex-pats calling Bali home. Rent here can range from $500 a month up to the thousands but its all how you want to live. The over whelming majority live on $1000-$2000 a month which is feasible for just about anybody.

7. The worlds most luxurious hotels and villas

Bali is well known for its luxury hotels and villas and you only have to go a short distance from the airport to find out why. The best hotels and villas are spread out along the southern cliffs, boasting infinity pools and private beaches that would usually be reserved for the rich and famous. The great thing about Bali is that just about anyone can afford to stay in these incredibly well designed and luxurious lodgings. With new developments popping up every other week there is no shortage for you to find that perfect place to stay and feel like a celebrity.  

8. The unique religious traditions

Bali is the perfect place to see another culture that is so totally unique that it exists no where else on the planet. The Hindu beliefs the Balinese share are different to other Hindu beliefs which creates an amazing experience in itself. Some of the older sacrificial traditions can still be found away from the populated areas and if you can find a traditional ceremony, count yourself super privileged to see this. The best places to find such ceremonies are in Padang Bai in the east, Uluwatu and Ubud however the latter are over touristed.

9. The amazingly delicious food

The Balinese certainly know what to do when it comes to their culinary delights. You can find some of the best food anywhere here and there is something for everybody’s tastes. From the western food in the tourist areas to the traditional Balinese cakes and babi guling (pig on the spit) you can find it all. Some of the best food can be found at the “warungs” that serve a mixture of Indonesian food and wester food. No matter the place you will not go hungry in Bali.

10. The beach clubs and parties

Bali has long been known as a party destination and you have to go no further than Kuta or Legian to find some of the best clubs and bars. From the Sky Garden (Bali's biggest club) to Ku Da Ta and everything in between, there will be something for everyone. Be warned though that the nightlife in Bali can be dangerous, with thieves and locals targeting tourists alike so take care and always go with a mate.


By :

Ryan Mazure is an adventure seeker, photographer and creator of the Bali Adventure Guide

 

Source : http://www.baliadventureguide.com/blog/10-reasons-to-make-bali-your-first-overseas-holiday/

 

Thursday 21 September 2017

 


 

 

10 reasons to make Bali your first overseas trip


 

10 reasons to make Bali your first overseas trip at Ini Vie Villa

Bali was once a sleepy little island, only on the radar of surfers and hippies but over the last 4 or 5 decades the island has changed into a place to suit luxury and adventure travellers alike. There is no shortage of places to stay, things to do and people to show you around. In this article we’ll explain why you should make Bali your first overseas holiday.


1. Super friendly locals

When you travel to a place there is always one thing that will stick out - the locals. Have a bad encounter and you’ll always remember it and never want to go back. The locals in Bali are some of the friendliest people on the planet, amazingly warm and gentle and if you’re away from the tourist areas, you’ll see a totally different side of the island. The Balinese peoples beliefs are very strong and they offer a daily morning ritual to the gods. It’s not uncommon to see them walking down the street or to have big celebrations so embrace it while you’re there, you might even find yourself being invited along. 

2. Everything you could want and more

When people are travelling to the developing world they worry about not being able to find the comforts of home or the medical assistance if they need it. Bali is one place where you don’t have to worry about either. With world class shopping centres and 2 hospitals with accreditation from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standard International (ACHSI), you’ll have nothing to worry about besides where to go for that morning coffee. With so many hidden treasures, the only thing you’ll need to figure out is how to find a way to stay. 

3. Secret hideaways

The island may be over touristed but with the overwhelming majority only ever staying in the south - this leaves the whole rest of the island pretty much empty of tourists. The jungle in Bali is thick and covers over half the island. With so much space, there are never ending options of where to stay or which jungle hideaway you’re going to check out. The other secret spots are the waterfalls of Bali, where you will find tranquility in its purest form.

4. Working paradise

For digital nomads, Bali has been the go to place and for good reason. Boasting warm sunny weather practically all year round and having some of the nicest beaches in Asia, it makes the perfect place to make home for a few weeks to a few years. The internet is fast, the cost of living is cheap and you’ll find other like minded people doing exactly what you want to do. A lot of people come here for a short trip and fall in love with the island and never end up leaving - the life here is that good that you’ll just have to come to find out for yourself. 

5. Amazing natural wonders

World class surf meets active volcanoes, it can’t get much better than that. You could be enjoying the beaches by day and watching the sunrise from the highest point on the island early the next morning. There is something for everybody and you’ll be glad you ventured from the comfort of your hotel to experience what Bali has to offer. With the many waterfalls, beaches, jungles and volcanoes you’ll have enough to keep yourself busy for weeks. Don’t forget the underwater world as well - Bali and it’s surrounds have some great diving that is affordable and you’ll get to see some amazing creatures.

6. The cost of living

With the exchange rate of the dollar to the Indonesian rupiah being quite good you’ll be surprised at how far your money can go. You could spend a week in a developed country or with the same money you could spend a month in Bali - I know which one I’d be choosing. Accommodation can start at $10 a night and food can be as cheap as $1 for a simple fried rice. Even eating out at a fancy restaurant can be half as much as it would cost in a developed country. For this exact reason you’ll find thousands of ex-pats calling Bali home. Rent here can range from $500 a month up to the thousands but its all how you want to live. The over whelming majority live on $1000-$2000 a month which is feasible for just about anybody.

7. The worlds most luxurious hotels and villas

Bali is well known for its luxury hotels and villas and you only have to go a short distance from the airport to find out why. The best hotels and villas are spread out along the southern cliffs, boasting infinity pools and private beaches that would usually be reserved for the rich and famous. The great thing about Bali is that just about anyone can afford to stay in these incredibly well designed and luxurious lodgings. With new developments popping up every other week there is no shortage for you to find that perfect place to stay and feel like a celebrity.  

8. The unique religious traditions

Bali is the perfect place to see another culture that is so totally unique that it exists no where else on the planet. The Hindu beliefs the Balinese share are different to other Hindu beliefs which creates an amazing experience in itself. Some of the older sacrificial traditions can still be found away from the populated areas and if you can find a traditional ceremony, count yourself super privileged to see this. The best places to find such ceremonies are in Padang Bai in the east, Uluwatu and Ubud however the latter are over touristed.

9. The amazingly delicious food

The Balinese certainly know what to do when it comes to their culinary delights. You can find some of the best food anywhere here and there is something for everybody’s tastes. From the western food in the tourist areas to the traditional Balinese cakes and babi guling (pig on the spit) you can find it all. Some of the best food can be found at the “warungs” that serve a mixture of Indonesian food and wester food. No matter the place you will not go hungry in Bali.

10. The beach clubs and parties

Bali has long been known as a party destination and you have to go no further than Kuta or Legian to find some of the best clubs and bars. From the Sky Garden (Bali's biggest club) to Ku Da Ta and everything in between, there will be something for everyone. Be warned though that the nightlife in Bali can be dangerous, with thieves and locals targeting tourists alike so take care and always go with a mate.


By :

Ryan Mazure is an adventure seeker, photographer and creator of the Bali Adventure Guide

 

 

 

Source : http://www.baliadventureguide.com/blog/10-reasons-to-make-bali-your-first-overseas-holiday/.

 

Monday 18 September 2017

 


 

 

5 Recommended Cafe and Restaurants from Lacasa Villa


 

 5 Recommended Cafe and Restaurants from Lacasa Villa at Ini Vie Villa

1 . Poulet Bali
Located 1Km from Lacasa Villa.
Poulet Bali offers fine international cuisine, all the menu base on chicken from Grill Chicken, Butterfly Chicken, Greek Style Grill Chicken,
Le Poulet Burger, Croque Chicken etc. The restaurant offers 50 seats and baby cot is available. The ambiance of the restaurant are divided into
two section from the first floor is modern ambiance and the second floor is into jungle semi outdoor ambiance.

2. Café Marzano
Located 1.5km from lacasa villa
has a distinctive taste of italian food makes this café has different characteristics.

3. Pork Star
Located 1 Km from Lacasa Villa
From the name ya, already caught here is just selling pork menu only. Since launching, this place immediately became a loyal choice of pork lovers. How not, all the food is delicious and champion!

4. Sang Ria Grill
Located 1,6  Km from Lacasa Villa
Sang Ria Grills famous Pork Ribs has been receiving compliments from food experts all around since the beginning. After months of trial and error, our chef has perfected the ribs. Combined with our Sang Ria secret sauce and the tenderness of the meat, we proudly can serve you the Best Ribs in Bali. Each portion is accompanied with a choice of baked potatoes or fries, and a delicious combination of cooked vegetables. We invite you to try and taste the magnificent creation of our chefs at Sang Ria Bali.

5. Bale udang restaurants
Located 2,4 kmfrom Lacasa Villa
Since being established in Bali on 2009 and managed by Avilla Hospitality, Bale udang is well known for successfully bring rural feeling in the middle of hustle and bustle in Denpasar and Kuta. Bale Udang is Indonesian restaurant with Balinese experience that brings exciting dining experience on bale while enjoying fresh prawn dishes.

 

Thursday 14 September 2017

 


 

 

Our Lovely Guest


 

Our Lovely Guest at Ini Vie Villa

An unforgettable holiday and your memorable memories
Thank you for coming and enjoying your special moment in Bali with us

 

Monday 11 September 2017

 


 

 

Top 10 Best Tours in Bali


 

Top 10 Best Tours in Bali at Ini Vie Villa

These are the best tours in Bali, with something for pretty much any type of visitor. Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful on Bali, from the cultural to the action-packed. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside of Bali’s interiors, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples through full day tours. The most popular tours in Bali cover various highlights across the island’s eight different regencies, from the cool uplands down to the coastal waters. Here, we’ve narrowed them down to help you decide on the best options available so you can plan your stay in Bali ahead with a half or full day out to experience the very best of Bali’s sights and sensations.

1. Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea. Watch the surf crash around the base of the temple as the sun sets on this picture-perfect scene.

2.  Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where hundreds of gray macaques swing from the treetops and approach visitors.

3.  UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and wonder at the detailed sculptures of mythological creatures carved into the cave entrance.

4.  Batubulan Village, famed for its stone statues and sculptures. While there, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments.

5.  Combine a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Bali coastline with a delicious dinner aboard the Bali Hai Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Bali and see your surroundings set against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.

6. Splash down the rapids of the Ayung River, paddling along with your expert guide as they lead you between lazy pools perfect for swimming and Class III falls sure to get your heart pumping. Afterward, warm up with a hot shower and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with stunning valley views.

7.  In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih.

8.  Kintamani, where you can admire the lush panoramic sight of Mount Batur and the glistening volcanic crater lake of Danau Batur. At lunchtime, find a local restaurant with magnificent views of the volcano.

9.  Lembongan Island, the boat anchors by a private pontoon where you can enjoy a buffet lunch and try any number of unforgettable experiences. Take to the sea in a kayak or banana boat, dive in for some snorkeling, or don a diving helmet to take a walk with the colorful fish.

10.  Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. See dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.

Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/top-ten.htm

 

 

Tuesday 22 August 2017