With white sand and volcanic black shores, tropical palms, colourful Hindu culture, mouthwatering food and stunning landscapes Bali is a fantastic destination for a holiday. (Not to mention some of the amazing flight deals to be had to boot; it can be a surprisingly economical place to visit!)
Ultimately Bali’s beaches are a key magnet that attracts travellers’ attention worldwide. The question then beckons, which one is the best for you? In this blog, ETG’s very own Bali beach enthusiast, James Wilmshurst, passes on his top suggestions for prospective travellers:
The renowned writer Elizabeth Pisani once said Indonesia is the ‘biggest invisible thing on earth’, and in a way, we think she’s right. Whenever a trip to the country is thought of, it’s most likely Bali springs to mind. Many people don’t even know it’s just one of 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia. There’s so much on offer, so to help inspire you with some ideas, here’s a list by our award-winning travel experts on things to do whilst visiting.
Tipping is fairly common practice in tourist hotspots in Indonesia, particularly Bali. Base salaries are often quite low so any tokens of appreciation for service will be gratefully received. You’ll notice tipping is not common amongst local people and is very much an import from western culture. If you feel though people should be rewarded for good service, it’s a nice token of appreciation.
In order to help you prepare for your holiday in Bali and Indonesia we have compiled advice on travel safety.
Planning an Indonesian holiday can be challenging, with all the various islands, flight schedules, experiences and hotel options available. With lots of island hopping, the cost of an Indonesia family holiday can come as a surprise to some. This guide will help you to approach planning in a realistic frame of mind and will share some insider tips on how to keep prices down.
Head of Marketing, Indre, was recently sent on a research mission to Indonesia. She went to discover why anyone would want to visit an active volcano in the famous ‘Ring of Fire’ region. From meeting communities that live in the foothills, to looking down over the craters, she shares her thoughts on this experience of a lifetime.
Sarah went on a trip of a lifetime to Indonesia and Myanmar (Burma) September 2015. From meeting local celebrities of the Malang football team, to spotting beautiful orangutans in the rainforests, to escaping unusually strong forest fires in Borneo – it was an experience full of adventure and discovery. Here she shares her story:
You’re looking for an Easter holiday getaway but want good weather, some fun, unique experiences and easy flights in and out. This guide will help you to pick the best destination for you and your family.
‘Grandpa’s sleeping up there with the children.’ My guide said. ‘But he’s been dead for three years… Well sort of.’
So sets the scene for my perplexing visit of Sulawesi with its intriguing concept of life and beyond.
We wanted to provide you with some advice on travel safety to Bali and other islands in Indonesia, to help with holiday preparation.
Garuda, the national airline of Indonesia, is launching direct flights from London Heathrow to Jakarta from April 2016.
2015 has been a big year for our ETG signature experiences. Be it avoiding the crowds, visiting the best local restaurants or doing an iconic attraction differently, our country specialists have been working hard to make sure your holiday is like nothing you’ll find elsewhere.
Private islands offer exceptional seclusion and privacy, adding an extra exclusive dimension to your holiday. Here is a roundup of our favourite private island experiences in Asia.
Alice and family enjoyed a summer adventure in Indonesia, exploring the best of Java whilst chartering a boat around Komodo. From dragons, to manta rays, to stunning colourful reefs – she shares her best moments.
A luxury camping experience can really help you get back to nature without giving up on comfort. Think sumptuous canopy beds, wooden decking and antique furnishings – set against stunning natural landscapes, of course.
Finding your next family holiday destination can be a daunting prospect. To make your life a little easier, we’ve put together a round-up of the best family holiday destinations all around Asia.
With the start of Slow Loris Outreach Week (SLOW), it’s fitting we turn our attention to one of the most cute and intriguing animals on Earth.