WATER SPORT IS FIRST PLACE VISITED FOR ULUWATU TOURS
Water Sports are the exciting sea activities and fun with great challenge for everyone who joint this sport. It offers a variety of marine post activities from the motor to the manual. This is one of the great seawater adventures in Bali giving the fantastic experience from every activity like jet Sky, Banana Boat, Fly Fish, Snorkelling, Parasailing, Diving, Fishing, Glass Bottom Boat and Turtle Island Tour. The Marine Sport Package are also available with attractive choice of sport activities and competitive price. Blue sea water without wave is the best place for water sports activities. Bali has a beautiful place with a long white sand beach. Located in Tanjung Benoa as Marine Sport Centre. It Is located right in Bali Peninsula, southern part of the island and about 25 minutes drive from Bali International Airport. This is just one step from Nusa Dua, the elite resort area in Bali and easy to achieve.
GARUDA WISNU KENCANA IS SECOND PLACE VISITED FOR ULUWATU TOURS
GARUDA WISNU KENCANA Cultural Park is a +/- 60ha area of cultural park located in Ungasan, Badung Regency. GWK Cultural Park offers a lavish Indonesian cultural heritage for years to come with the upcoming monumental Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue as the Indonesian Icon of civilization, the number one cultural icon in Bali.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue is designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statue in the world. Total height of the statue is 120m, consists of 24 segments and formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina acid.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana, or GWK for short, is the name of a cultural park on Bali’s hilly southern coast famous for the ongoing construction of a gigantic statue of Vishnu riding on the back of a ‘garuda’ (a supernatural eagle-like being). The completed part of the statue is of the upper part of Vishnu’s body, the head of the ‘garuda’ and Vishnu’s hands. The cultural park has become one of the favourite places in Bali for art and cultural performances, exhibitions, and conferences. GWK, once completed at 145 metres, will be one of the world’s tallest statues and erected on the top of the hill, with a magnificent panorama of Bali.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is set in 250 hectares of land in Ungasan, south of Bali, and is dedicated to embrace as well as preserve the art, cultural, culinary, and spiritual aspects of the island. The Garuda is a Hindu mythical bird, Wisnu is the Indonesian for Vishnu and kencana means a carriage. Bali’s future landmark of a 145-metre tall copper-steel-brass statue is planned to be placed here; it is of Vishnu riding on the back of his ‘garuda’ with 64-metre long wings. Nyoman Nuarta, a Balinese sculptor, started the project in 1997 and it has instantly become one of Bali’s points of interests even though it is currently only around 25% complete with the existing upper part of Vishnu body, garuda’s head, and Vishnu’s hands. Eventually, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue will be able to be seen within a radius of 20km from Kuta, Sanur, and Nusa Dua. GWK Cultural Park is about 260 metres above sea level, resulting in must-see spectacular views overlooking the island and the ocean. Facilities here include an amphitheatre, an exhibition gallery, open-air venues, two restaurants, a souvenir shop, an art market, a massage centre, ATV and Segway rentals, as well as adventurous activities.
Plaza Wisnu, on the highest level of grounds in the park, is where the statue’s upper part of Vishnu body is placed. Traditional Balinese dance is performed here, with the majestic statue as a background. By the statue is Parahyangan Somaka Giri – a sacred fount that purportedly bears magical healing powers. The water is rich in important minerals that have healing abilities. Street Theatre is the main commercial area where tours begin and end. You will find a GWK Souvenir Shop, ‘Bali Art Market’ store, and a reflexology outlet here. The story of Garuda Wisnu Kencana is related here in carvings on four limestone walls. A Barong dance is also performed at this spot every day. The largest outdoor venue in the park is Lotus Pond, contained by massive quarried limestone blocks. The 4,400sqm area can hold up to 7,500 people for dramatic big-scale events, such as music concerts, mega runway fashion shows, and much more. The garuda-head part of the statue makes a phenomenal background for events. The most beautiful vista of the island in the area is found in the Indraloka Garden. It holds medium-scale events such as wedding parties, company gatherings, and more. The GWK Amphitheatre accommodates up to 800 people and features high-quality acoustics. A number of plays have been performed here. This was also the venue of the international ‘Bali for the World’ event in 2003 that was intended to resurrect Bali’s tourism industry after the Bali Bombing in 2002. Don’t forget to watch Bali’s famous Kecak dance performed here every day at 18:30! Balairung Dewi Sri is the name of the GWK exhibition hall, derived from the goddess of rice and fertility. Fun free services are provided here such as nail painting, hair braiding, and more. Visitors are also welcome to watch a feature video on the making of the GWK statue or Panca Yadnya (Balinese Hindu five holy offerings). Visitors can purchase the video at the GWK souvenir shop. Tirtha Agung is the area where you will find the hands part of Vishnu statue. A Balinese parade around the park is scheduled at 17:00 daily. Jendela Bali, a panoramic restaurant, is situated in the Street Theatre area. It provides authentic Balinese food and daily entertainment. The Berandas is a new addition to Street Theatre, serving an all-you-can-eat buffet. The Vishnu statue on its own is planned to be at least 75 metres tall and the garuda statue should be around 70 metres tall. The weight of the statue will be approximately 4,000 tons. Some parts of GWK statue will be covered in gold foil. The project will take longer time for completion than initially planned due to Indonesia’s monetary crisis.
PANDAWA BEACH IS THIRD PLACE VISITED FOR ULUWATU TOURS
Pandawa Beach, locally referred to as ‘Pantai Pandawa’, is a great addition to Bali’s collection of gorgeous beaches, located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. The fine, one-kilometre coastal stretch is located in the village of Kutuh, only five kilometres west from the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas and eight kilometres south from the main hub of the BTDC complex in Nusa Dua. ‘Hidden’ behind large carved limestone cliffs that reveal wide views to the Indian Ocean, Pandawa Beach was once also dubbed as ‘Secret Beach’ and it was officially opened in 2012, fast-gaining popularity among local weekenders and international visitors.
Besides its impressive natural sea panorama of white sand, blue sky and surf, Pandawa Beach is also best known for its impressive terrain and man made limestone features that serve as a one-of-a-kind welcome into this coastal area. Huge cliffs were cut through to make way for its winding and smooth asphalt roads which lead down to the beach. The sides remained as high walls, while the ocean-facing cliffs midway down the slope feature deeply carved arches installed with large statues. They each depict the hero characters from the Mahabharata epic, known as Pandawa Lima or the ‘five Pandawas’, hence the name of the beach.
There are six white stone statues draped in colourful Balinese waistcloths, namely Dewi Kunti, the mother figure from the epic, and the five heroes: Dharmawangsa (also known by the name Yudhistira), Bima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadewa. A single empty arch seems to make way for another planned character, either the heroes’ father, Pandu, or his second wife, Madri. You can have great photo opportunities here, both against the giants and to the picturesque distant horizon and the stretch of Pandawa Beach 250m down from this vantage point. The road from here branches in two directions toward two different sections of Pandawa Beach. The eastern part comprises local stalls selling snacks and refreshments, and its parasol-shaded sun beds line the coast. This area is a little rugged due to the large rocks along the sand, most likely rubble from the prior road construction through the cliffs. The western counterpart, however, features a cleaner and longer stretch of sand, with various water sport activities and gear rentals, cafes, and stalls serving anything from grilled seafood and local cuisine to sandwiches and burgers. The water at Pandawa Beach, as with most of Bali’s southern coastline, is an exotic combination of blue and green, as local seaweed farmers still tend to their patches along these coasts. On clear days with mild winds, it is a great place to swim, or you can hire a sea kayak, don some life vests and paddle out for fun, and even grab a surfboard to catch a wave beyond the reef breaks (swells are usually consistent with the strongest southern ocean currents moving out in unpredictable directions, so it is strictly for advanced surfers). Easily, this is one of the far-flung and exotic beaches to retreat to on your Bali holiday.
KECAK DANCE ULUWATU IS FOURTH PLACE VISITED FOR ULUWATU TOURS
The Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali’s most iconic art performances, famous for its dominant use of human vocals in place of gamelan instruments to accompany the dance-drama at its core. Your visit to the island won’t be complete without seeing a show, and the best place to do so is at the cliff-top amphitheatre located just south of the Uluwatu Temple on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula… and at sunset for added drama. Usually, the Kecak Fire Dance show is included as part of the package if you booked a common tour to the temple, and which perfectly serves as a closing highlight to your day out in Bali’s south peninsula area.
Good thing to note is that the whole Uluwatu site is home to a hoard of grey long-tailed macaques, which are known for being swift and cunning pickpockets. Therefore, go ‘low profile’ with no loose jewellery or clothing when visiting the temple or going on your way to the show, and particularly keep your camera in its bag until you enter the amphitheatre. This open area has tiered concrete seating surrounding its sunken centrepiece stage, and the ocean view beyond is breath-taking. At around 18:00, sunset time, the Kecak Fire Dance show starts. The troupe of around 75 male dancers descend onto the stage with extended arms and shaking hands up in the air while chanting their fast-paced, ‘chak!’ choruses repetitively. The prelude opens the five episodes taken from the Ramayana epic, as dancers in elaborate costumes artistically re-enact the tale with slower or faster tempos provided by the troupe complementing a scene of romance or suspense.
The Kecak Fire Dance synopsis goes that Sri Rama, the prince of the Ayodya kingdom was sent into exile by his father King Dasaratha following an evil trick by his stepmother Kaikeyi. Deep in a monkey forest (which fits in perfectly with Uluwatu’s setting), Rama is accompanied by his wife Sita and loyal younger brother Laksamana. The evil Rahwana, who had a crush on Sita, knew of this, and set out to kidnap her. The rescuing effort by the two brothers ensues with help from the monkey king Hanoman and his monkey troops. Rahwana eventually subdued, the two lovers are finally reunited right after the setting sun. The fire torches in the stage’s centre flicker against the darkened sky and the echoing chants subside.
JIMBARAN IS FIFTH PLACE VISITED FOR ULUWATU TOURS
Jimbaran Bay Seafood is a group of restaurant ( more than 30 restaurants ) that is situated along of Jimbaran Bay coast. It is also known by Kedonganan Beach. Jimbaran bay seafood is the only restaurant in Jimbaran beach Kuta Bali, right on sand with its own private beach. Local Balinese food taste, Italian restaurants, Japanese restaurants, French restaurants, Indian restaurants, Mediterranean restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Thai restaurants etc. It is simple!!! All in one stop location while enjoy your sunset dinner on the ocean views and night live of quartet singers. Most guests prefer to join and sit at a table that has been set up in the open air directly on the sand beach right in front of the ripples of the waves while enjoying the beautiful sun set. After you enjoy the sunset you will be pampered by Balinese traditional dance. Kinds of dance that you can enjoy including Pendet dance, Panji Semirang dance, Tedung Sari dance and Cendrawasih dance ( it start from 07:00pm – 09:00pm ).
It is very close from Kuta beach, just turn left and walk along the beach from Kuta to get group of Jimbaran seafood restaurant. Jimbaran beach and Kuta beach are just separated by runaway for a plane to landing and take off from sea direction.
Beautiful place to celebrate your honeymoon at romantic private cove. A nice atmosphere and spot to celebrate an anniversary or a simple reminisce with your buddies. Also a comfortable place to entertain your business colleagues or just a relax.
Traditional fisherman village, fish market, small fishing boat, harbor of fisherman, the international airport runway, seafood restaurant club, sunset views and night live of music quartet, all together is located at Jimbaran bay beach and become a unique panorama of yours. It is just 10-15 minutes drive from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak , 20 minutes from Nusa dua, 20 minutes from Sanur, 10 minutes from gateway of Ngurah Rai International airport, 45 minutes from Ubud.
Guests usually arrive in the restaurant and go straight to the counter of fresh fish to choose themself the type of fish that is in accordance with your favors and then go to a table that was set up on the beach while waiting for your fish is ready be served. Here under is the kinds of sea food that you can choose : Red Snapper, Garupa, White Snapper, Barakuda, King Fish, Baronang, Barramundi, Lobster, Sea Prawn, King River Prawn, Squid/ Calamari, Fish & Chips, Mubble, Standard Crab, Super Crab.
The unique thing that you will experience if you have dinner in Jimbaran Bay Seafood Club
- Your table is set up directly on the white sand beach
- Your dinner is decorated by beautiful sunset view
- Your dinner is accompanied by live music quartet
- Your dinner is accompanied by Balinese traditional dance
- Dinner while watching the plane landing and taking off at the airport of Ngurah Rai from the sea direction every 5-10 minutes
- Having dinner together with people from multi nations from over the world in the crowded atmosphere along Jimbaran Beach Bay
- Just a view step walking, you can see traditional fishing village and fishing market ( only in the morning from 07:00 am-17:00 pm because in the afternoon they are closed)
You can order roasted corn on the beach while waiting your food is ready
- It is known as a beautiful sunset dinner place and jimbaran seafood
Here are some terms that can describe the atmosphere of jimbaran bay seafood :”sunset view dinner”,”sunset dinner in jimbaran bay”,”seafood in jimbaran beach”,”restaurant with sunset view”,”restaurant in kedonganan beach”,”restaurant in jimbaran beach”,”restaurant in jimbaran bay”,”jimbaran beach restaurant”,”sunset dinner”,”sunset beach restaurant”,”jimbaran seafood”.
Pick up time: 09:30 am
Duration: approx. 10 hours
- Super comfort and fully air-conditioned vehicle
- Experienced English-speaking driver
- Exclusive private touring
- All parking fee as per itinerary
- Petrol for vehicle
Tour excludes: entrance fee as per itinerary, meals fee and any other personal (optional) expenses
Area Covered for Pick Up:
- Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar, Benoa Harbour, Airport
- Please contact us for pick up in different area