BEACH COMBING COWS AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

If you happen to be walking along the magnificent golden sands of Jimbaran Beach in the early morning, you might just get to witness the enchanting sight of a pair of Balinese cows harnessed to a large metal rake and treading the beach. The apparatus is similar in many ways to the hand-held walking ploughs used in Bali’s rice fields and drawn by water buffaloes. The rake, however, was designed especially for the purpose of combing the sand and cleaning the beach. The cows are…Continue Reading “BEACH COMBING COWS AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI?

Bali is a wonderful place to visit year-round, complete with a collection of things to see and do that would suit any travel plan. The best time is not necessarily determined by the weather but by your own personal preferences, and the following factors will help you to decide what time of year will best fulfil your particular needs and expectations. • Rainy season Bali’s weather is typified by sunny, tropical days and balmy nights. It is mostly warm and humid with temperatures that range…Continue Reading “WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI?”

8 BALI’S BEST CULTURAL FESTIVALS

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the Balinese culture than by attending some of the island’s colourful festivals, which is when the true spirit and traditions of Bali come alive. These important features in the social landscape are either determined by the Balinese calendar, or are scheduled to take place during specific months each year. The great thing is that you can time your holiday to coincide with these events. Nyepi Nyepi marks the Balinese Saka New Year, and the way in which…Continue Reading “8 BALI’S BEST CULTURAL FESTIVALS”

INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT PROUDLY SUSTAINS THE CHARM AND SPIRIT OF ITS ISLAND HOME

Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood sculptures, splendid paintings, hand-woven textiles, highly wrought metal work, the traditional architecture of temples and houses, and beautifully crafted offerings to the Gods.  InterContinental Bali Resort was conceived to showcase this ancient culture. Here, the essence and ambience…Continue Reading “INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT PROUDLY SUSTAINS THE CHARM AND SPIRIT OF ITS ISLAND HOME”

‘ODALAN’ TEMPLE CEREMONY AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

Wednesday 17th August 2016 was an auspicious day for InterContinental Bali Resort, marking the anniversary of the resort’s Hindu temple which fall on Indonesia’s Independence Day. The anniversary ceremony is known as the ‘Odalan,’ taking place every 210 days in accordance with the Balinese ‘saka’ calendar. The Balinese Hindus believe that this is the time when the gods descend from the heavens to be present in that particular temple. It took three days to prepare for the festival, which was organised by our Hindu employees. Our Resort temple…Continue Reading “‘ODALAN’ TEMPLE CEREMONY AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

Resort Sculpture: Kul-Kul at InterContinental Bali Resort

THE BALINESE KUL-KUL When you’re a guest at InterContinental Bali Resort, you might be surprised at how many elements of the Balinese culture you can find within the hotel and its gardens. A good example of this is the ‘kul-kul,’ a traditional communication system in the form of a wooden bell positioned at the top of a tower. There are two kul-kul bell towers at InterContinental Bali Resort, the most prominent of which can be seenat the entrance, located to the left hand side when…Continue Reading “Resort Sculpture: Kul-Kul at InterContinental Bali Resort”

FULL MOON TEMPLE RITUALS AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

The full moon, or ‘Purnama’ is considered to be a very auspicious day in Bali; an ideal time for healing and guidance, for performing good deeds, and for completion. On this sacred day, the gods are honoured with offerings of food, fruit and flowers.  The Balinese Hindus believe that at every full moon the gods will descend to the earth to bestow their blessings, thereby initiating temple ceremonies and self-purification rituals performed using holy water, incense smoke, petals and rice grains. Visitors to Bali delight…Continue Reading “FULL MOON TEMPLE RITUALS AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

Resort Sculpture: Lima Dewi (The Five Goddess)

Have you seen this sculpture at the resort? The Five Goddes statues constitues replicas from the sculptures of period  during the sixth century after the beginning of Chritianity, which are standing at the well known tourist attraction, called Goa Gajah, Located sveral kilometers from Denpasar. The five (5) Goddess lively and beautiful sculpture hope to give a lasting impression to the hotel guest.

MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A ‘KAMITA VILLA WEDDING’ AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

What could be more romantic than exchanging your wedding vows at a luxurious hideaway on one of the world’s most beautiful and captivating islands? Make your dreams come true by choosing the lavish ‘Kamita Villa Wedding’ package at InterContinental Bali Resort, including a three-night honeymoon stay in the Resort’s Jivana Villa with full InterContinental Club benefits. The ‘Kamita Villa Wedding’ package is designed for up to 40 guests, and can be customised to suit your desires. The venue is a luxurious private villa, complete with…Continue Reading “MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A ‘KAMITA VILLA WEDDING’ AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

BALI’S ROYAL PALACES

You may be surprised to learn that Bali has quite a large number of royal palaces (puri), a legacy of the island’s eight ancient kingdoms, which were ruled by rajahs. After Indonesia’s declaration of independence in 1945, these rajahs lost their powers and much of their vast lands to the new democratic republic. The high-caste descendants and heads of these royal families still reign but no longer have legal power and therefore do not rule. Some have opened their doors to the public so that…Continue Reading “BALI’S ROYAL PALACES”