Dear traveler and visitors to Bali and this page, Bali travel forum. We would like to give you a voice too! I am telling stories how things were long time ago and also how Bali presents itself today in modern times. Tom, Kathy and I do not always see it in the same light, sometimes we discuss opposite points of view on the pages on this site.
Please discuss any subject you want to discuss. Your fellow travelers appreciate an open fair and reasonable point of view from somebody who has been there. If you have a question, you can do this here for anybody to answer or if it is directed to us Sugiartos, please use the contact us page.
Now it is your turn to tell us what you think about your vacation in Bali. Please show us your best pictures too. (To chat about specific hotels, especially the ones we describe here you can also comment directly on the relative page.) Below you can see some ideas of topics to talk about.
Share your experiences in Bali!
Visitors have already contributed the following:
The smell of Bali...
Bali is a destination I had the privilege of visiting as a child frequently. Bali was a popular family holiday destination. Upon going home my parents …
Bali is Still Indeed worth Seeing! Not rated yet
I don’t enjoy the area of Kuta at all, I would stay away from there. However, in NW Bali where I’ve lived and where we will be returning early next …
Bali is Overcrowded only in the South and Ubud Not rated yet
The East is beautiful and the region around Munduk is to be seen. Nusa Lembongan is still quiet and even the West can be nice to visit. I would for …
The spirit of Bali has not changed! Not rated yet
Over the last 30 years Bali has definitely become bigger and more famous. Has the unique Balinese spirit given way to the tourist onslaught? I strongly …
There are many different kinds of accommodations from home stays to the most luxurious hotels. It is also amazing to go through the list of hotels on popular booking sites and analyze the ratings. There is a huge number that are scored above 9 (best is 10). This is for the whole range of lodging from one star up to 5 stars.
There are also many different locations to choose from. There are beaches for surfing and also some family friendly. You can find superb dive locations and book a tranquil and serene stay in the hills in-between lush rice fields and rushing streams.
No doubt, if you stay in the South, you will eventually be stuck in some traffic jam, especially around Kuta and Legian; ‘the in places’ to be. Bali still offers plenty of quiet destinations where whole resorts and individual cottages are situated in lavish tropical gardens far from the hustle and bustle of the party goers. Do you agree?
The Balinese culture exudes a magical and spiritual vibe. It is something unique in the world, at least as far as I have experienced it. What are your thoughts about the arts, dances, carvings and paintings? Have you had a chance to join one of the numerous festivals and special rituals that the locals celebrate? Let us know what unique thoughts and experiences you had.
The locals have always been very friendly and open to foreigners and their different ways. Anybody can and does come to Bali with their expectations and can enjoy relaxing or adventurous holidays. Is this statement correct according to you?
Have you found great company, your soul mate (as I did) or simply fun people?
Other pages that might interest you:
For a budget visit: Bali vacations
See a hotel in Sanur: Bali summer hotel
See a hotel in Legian: Legian hotel Bali
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Jun 26, 19 12:35 AM
Kami sekeluarga senang menginap di Villa Tunas Alam Mutiara. Ayah saya ex HRD hotel Intercontinental Borobudur. Awal melihat villanya agak sedikit terkejut.
Feb 19, 19 04:38 AM
I am the Mom, Monika Sugiarto, the head of the family and the driving force behind this site.
Feb 09, 19 11:21 PM
There are plenty of Bali beach hotels in Sanur, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Benoa and also on smaller beaches to the north. On this page though, let’s start where it all started; with the Ba…
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