THE MOUNTAINS OF BALI

Bali sits directly on the world’s ‘ring of fire’, its famous volcanic mountains forming a craggy east-west backbone across the island. Mt Agung At 3,014 metres high, Gunung (Mount) Agung is Bali’s tallest and holiest mountain, its magnificent summit dominating much of the island. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is the dwelling place of the gods, with Pura Besakih, the island’s largest and most important Hindu temple located on its slopes and attracting both pilgrims and tourists. The Balinese treat this volcano with…Continue Reading “THE MOUNTAINS OF 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”

THE TOP FIVE QUIET & PEACEFUL BEACHES OF SOUTHERN BALI

Just short drives from InterContinental Bali Resort are some of the island’s most idyllic beaches. Getting to them isn’t always easy as many of these out-of-the-way beauty spots are positioned at the base of towering cliffs. However, when you make the effort to get there, you will be rewarded with glorious views from the cliff-tops, panoramic vistas along the coastline, hidden coves, and secluded stretches of white-gold sand. Pock-marked with crystalline rock pools at low tide, these southern beaches are pounded by some of the…Continue Reading “THE TOP FIVE QUIET & PEACEFUL BEACHES OF SOUTHERN BALI”

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”

TURTLE RELEASE PROGRAMME AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

The Green Sea Turtles that inhabit Indonesia’s coastal waters are now considered an endangered species. Sadly, this is because of harvesting for meat, eggs, and shells.  Additionally, their existence is threatened by the loss of nesting grounds, water pollution, and entrapment in fishing equipment, marine debris and plastic bags. Yet the strength of the sea turtles’ maternal instincts makes them seem invincible. Turtles are believed to have an expected life span of 80 years or more; it takes 15 – 30 years for the female…Continue Reading “TURTLE RELEASE PROGRAMME AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

THE SPECTACULAR WATERFALLS OF BALI

Bali has a wonderful selection of waterfalls, especially in the central-northern highlands, offering the opportunity for both gentle and challenging nature treks through jungle and mountain forests to hidden cascades where you will be rewarded with gorgeous scenery and a cooling dip. Here is an overview of just some of these secret treasures, all of which can be visited by guests of InterContinental Bali Resort as part of the ‘In the Know’ insider guide to the best of Bali. All of these falls are in…Continue Reading “THE SPECTACULAR WATERFALLS OF BALI”

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”

RETIE THE KNOT WITHIN A ROMANTIC BALE PAVILON AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

  Celebrate your love and retie the knot within a beautiful, idyllic setting at InterContinental Bali Resort. Whether your marriage is long and seasoned or still young and fresh, a renewal of vows ceremony in a romantic bale pavilion overlooking Jimbaran Bay is a wonderful way to reaffirm the promises you made to one other on your wedding day. Perhaps you wish to commemorate a significant wedding anniversary and want the world to know that you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat? Or…Continue Reading “RETIE THE KNOT WITHIN A ROMANTIC BALE PAVILON AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

Discovering undiscovered Bali

By Benjamin Parker To many, Bali might conjure images of a tourist mecca where it’s hard to escape the crowds and find your own slice of heaven. But look a little closer and you might discover what the locals mean when they say Bali is the ‘Island of the Gods’. The island is actually comprised of flourishing topography, spectacular architecture and thousands of Hindu temples. Here, to be ‘in the know’, it’s who you know. Thankfully, the locals, an eclectic mix of Balinese and expats…Continue Reading “Discovering undiscovered Bali”