BALI PLUS Magazine August 2016
Art and culture are at the forefront this month in Bali, with a host of Jazz and Cultural festivals taking place across the island throughout the month. The biggest and most anticipated jazz event, Jazz Market By The Sea has returned once again to wow music aficionados at Taman Bhagawan, Benoa right after we celebrate Indonesia’s Independence on the 17th of August. Ubud is also hosting its own Jazz Festival, with plenty of pre-festival shows taking place at various locations around the area. A combination of culture, arts, history and sports, Sanur Festival will turn Bali’s idyllic sunrise spot into a hub of activity before the area revs up for the much awaited Herbalife International Triathlon. For more details, turn to our Don’t Miss pages for dates and locations.
Too many things to do and too little time? As usual we’ve outlined the very best for you under our What’s New and Hot Deals sections so you can pick and choose the finest that the island has to offer. Not forgetting our Review sections, we’ve personally tried and tested a slew of hotels and restaurants for your consideration. A must try is definitely Shanghai Baby’s modern and contemporary twist to Cantonese Cuisine. A fine-dining outlet, expect the unexpected; you’ll be whisked away into a fantasy world of 1930s glamorous Shanghai as soon as you step into its premises. Japanese food lovers; Sushi Tei Bali has a new service to entice you and our favourite leading beachfront hotel in Kuta, the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel has something for the entire family to enjoy. Alaya Resort in Ubud recently unveiled Manisan, its second restaurant within the premises and added a new wing to meet international and local demands. Those headed to Nusa Dua must try one or all of Ayodya Resort Bali’s eight fantastic restaurants, all featuring different cuisines from different countries around the world.
Those looking for adventure, or those who love to explore, Bali Hai Cruises is really excited about their Reef Cruise. It’s perfect for those looking to try a myriad of activities as you sail on a gorgeous yacht across the deep blue sea. Cycling is another option with Bali Adventure Tours’ Village Cycling Tour where you’ll be cycling on rocky roads, green rolling hills and pastures across the breathtaking countryside of Bali. With all this and more, you’ll be sure to experience an entirely memorable holiday in Bali. Do feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram (@baliplus) or Facebook (Baliplus Magazine). Till next time, Om-Swastiastu and welcome to Bali.