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Amazing Secret Getaways in Bali

Amazing Secret Getaways in Bali

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 Bali 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.
  • If you love jungles and waterfalls go to the Secret Gardens of Sambangan, found in the far northern village of Bali by the same name. The 3-hour trek is worthwhile because the amazing jungle scenery, waterfalls, rock pools and jungle stream are absolute gems and only the locals and a few other intrepid tourists have ever seen them. It is recommended to stay at nearby Lovina and have a guide take you through the jungle.

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Bali Tourism Numbers Continue To Rise

Bali Tourism Numbers Continue To Rise

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.

Bali hosts major conferences, and is still an attractive location for those looking to host such conferences. In addition to a viable destination for business, good marketing by Bali has made it a highly desirable travel destination for weddings and other special occasions, honeymooners, families, and couples.

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