Many people who holiday at Bali enjoy the theme parks just as much as all the other aspects of this amazing island. After tearing yourself away from the lovely pool at your Seminyak Villa, it is time to seek the fun and games at some of the best theme parks in the world. There are many different kinds and one of the most popular is the Waterbom Park. Here’s why.
Water Bom Park has an amazing number of slides and rides and they are graded from easy and mellow to scary and dare we say it?– terrifying, especially if you’ve never been on a water slide before. That means there are rides to suit any age group from the younger kids to the older ones. There are 17 different rides so you will have lots of fun. Lazy river slide is one for couples or singles to meander down on tubes while admiring all the beautiful gardens. Nothing scary about that! There are also dining and leisure facilities to make your visit perfect. The entry fee doesn’t cover all the options. Thrill seekers will be glad to know that International safety standards are met.
If you have already visited places like Uluwatu, and you love to find hidden gems that most travellers to Bali never know are there, you are in for a treat. Having booked your accommodation from one of the beautiful Canggu Villas you will be eager to get out and about to explore the secret getaways of this amazing island paradise.
Even the locals are not very familiar with some of them. That’s because they are mostly in isolated spots that are difficult to get to. But don’t let this stop you; simply take care on the path and use common sense to stay safe.
Here are some of those secret, hidden getaways: –
Angel’s Billabong at Nusa Penida. A large rock pool formed amongst rocky outcrops near the ocean, the ‘floor’ of Angel’s Billabong is so soft it feels like carpet underfoot. Go at low tide so there will be no ocean waves rushing in to drag you out to sea. You can get there by walking half a kilometre from Manta Point. The official address is Banjar Sumpang, Desa Bunga Mekar, Nusa Penida.
We read a lot about the best months to go on holiday to Bali. Because it is a tropical climate there, our winter time is the most comfortable time for us to visit, with lower humidity and fewer bugs to pester. The spring and autumn months are also possibilities and if you can avoid school holiday times you stand to get better prices. However, you may want to miss the month of March for a reason that may surprise you.
Ubud has all what it takes to be the cultural capitol of Bali. With its population of over 30,000 people and location in the very center of the region it definitely stands out. From Ubud you can easily reach almost every point and place on Bali. The name itself for the Ubud is derived from the one sort of grass which can be found on the river’s shore of Campuhan river. This grass is well-known for its medicine and curing effects. It is worth mentioning that the traditional approaches in medicine are highly appreciated on Bali. It is no wonder than one particular curing vegetable is awarded with the honor to give its name to one city.
In 2011 more than 2.7 million tourists arrived in Bali. In 2012, those numbers are expected to exceed 3 million, and in 2013, those numbers are expected to continue to climb. The stakeholders are extremely confident that they will be able to increase 2013’s visitors by at least 10% over 2012’s final numbers, even with a global economy that can only be described as gloomy.
Australian tourists continue to make up the largest market sector at nearly 30% of all foreign arrivals. China makes up around 9% and the Japanese tourist market has dropped to around 7% as result of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011 and an economic slump. Stakeholders are not concerned that there will be a drop in US and European tourists even with their gloomy economy.