Bali is one of Asia’s largest tourist destinations & is a hotspot for Australian’s & Europeans. With a distinctive mix or modern & traditional areas to visit Bali has many wonderful experiences to offer. From hidden waterfalls to private boat trips, safari parks to white water rafting you are sure to find something for everyone to see, explore & enjoy.
Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.
The onshore site is dotted with smaller shrines alongside visitors’ leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park presenting regular dance performances. The temple is located in the Beraban village in Tabanan regency & is only a short 15 minutes from Villa Venus.
Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most frequented holiday surf spots. The local name is ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple on site. Sharing the serene rice field-landscaped region of Canggu with other wave-riding haunts such as Berawa, Seseh and Pererenan, Echo Beach has become most popular due to its advanced reef breaks, 180-degree seascape and sunsets, and array of delicious seafood cafes set on a high vantage point from where to enjoy it all.
Sunset dining spots line the paved alley left of the gate, starting with Sticky Fingers Osteria Italiana, then Sate Bali, Dian Café, and the Echo Beach House which is responsible for its moniker. While most open during the day, many come to life a little later with barbecues and unique boat-shaped buffets at sunset.
Enjoy a round of golf at the spectacular cliff side course at Nirwana Golf Club. With ocean & rice field surroundings you are sure to be wowed by the stunning scenery the course has to offer, located only 15 minutes drive from Villa Venus.
And if you don’t want to bring your own clubs with you Easy Golf have the perfect solution. You can hire from their premium range of clubs as well as enjoy a discount on green fees. There are also many other fantastic, world class courses located around Bali island.
Ubud is considered in many ways Bali’s cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one & a half hour’s drive north of the villa this traditional country town is home of one of Bali’s royal families. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre & is home to many yogi’s & ‘hippies’ who visit Bali to undertake yoga, health & spiritual retreats.
There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings & jewellery as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market, galleries & is home to the Sacred Monkey Forest.
Seminyak Village is the latest modern shopping destination to grace Bali’s upscale beach resort area. Seminyak has long been known as a shopper’s paradise, with its main streets lined with a mix of international & local designer boutiques and galleries, but this new addition tops the scene as Seminyak’s only proper mall.
Launched at the end of October 2015, with several popular fashion & retail brands already taking spot on its two-storey arcade, Seminyak Village is snugly tucked away on a side street between famous Jalan Kayu Aya dining street & Jalan Kayu Jati.