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Explore East Bali

Explore East Bali

 Explore East Bali… if you want to discover the culture and nature of the island!

East Bali is a great place to visit and stay, especially if you want to discover the culture and nature of the island. East Bali is also referred to as the ‘Authentic Bali’. It is a mystical part of Bali with a beautiful green landscape dominated by the volcanoes the Agung and the Batur. Beautiful temples and palaces, beautiful beaches and the greenest rice fields. Below an overview of the most important temples, palaces, villages and most beautiful beaches in East Bali, which can easily be visited from your holiday villa in East Bali.

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Besakih Temple

The Pura Besakih is the largest and most sacred temple in Bali, it is also called “the mother temple”. This temple is located on the slopes of the Gunung Agung and this means that here too you have to reckon with a considerable walk to reach the temple. This temple is the spiritual center of the island, it is a huge complex that consists of more than 200 structures. The site is where the first holy revelation was received by Rsi Markendya. The pioneer of Balinese Hinduism.

This makes Besakih the first Hindu temple ever built in Bali and also the holiest. Pilgrims of all castes come from every corner of Bali to pray and take part in various religious ceremonies at the temple.

Very impressive and definitely worth a visit!

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Transportation from the airport to your villa

We can arrange transportation from the airport (or from everywhere in Bali) to the villa for you. The transportation costs from the airport are RP 400k -650k for a car for 4/5 people with luggage or RP 650k – 850k for a larger car (suitable for 8-9 people with luggage). Our private driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall (or lobby) to take you comfortably to the villa in an air-conditioned car. The transfer is not included in the rental price and must be paid directly to the driver upon arrival at the villa.

You can arrange your return trip to the airport (or any other place) with our staff while staying at the villa.

You can also use our private driver for day trips or cab services. Most of our guests do so. Appointments can be made through our villa staff or through our helpdesk/villa manager. The driver speaks very good English and is a good guide, he knows the nicest places and hotspots to visit in Bali! The use of an air-conditioned car with driver is only RP 650k per day (4-5 people) and RP 850k for a large car (8-9 people) this includes the car rental, fuel and English speaking driver for 8 hours per day. Each additional hour costs RP 100k extra.

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Hotspots for a daytrip:

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – about 41 km
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk – about 40 km
  • Sanur Beach – 50 km
  • Seminyak Beach – 60 km
  • Nusa Dua Beach – 60 km
  • Kuta Beach – 60 km
  • Waterbom Park – 59 km
  • Tanah Lot Tempel – 62 km
  • Uluwatu Temple – 70 km

You will be surprised by this authentic part of Bali, more and more people are discovering the east coast!

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Relaxation and celebration

Here are some ideas for how to make the most of your relaxation and celebration in Bali:

  • Relaxation:
    • Enjoy a daily massage or spa treatment at the villa.
    • Take a yoga class or meditation session.
    • Spend time by the pool or beach.
    • Get a manicure and pedicure.
    • Read a book in the Bale Benong.
    • Take a nap.
  • Celebration:
    • Have a special dinner prepared by the villa staff.
    • Order a bottle of champagne or wine.
    • Decorate the villa with flowers and balloons.
    • Hire a photographer or videographer to capture the memories.

No matter what you choose to do, you are sure to have a relaxing and memorable time in Bali. Let the staff know! They will do their best to make it special!

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Motorcycle or Scooter

That is great to know! It is very affordable to rent a motorcycle or scooter in Bali, and it is a great way to get around the island and explore at your own pace. The staff at your villa will be able to help you arrange a rental, even at short notice, so you don’t have to worry about it. Prices are between RP 80k – RP 120k per day, including insurance.

Here are some tips for renting a motorcycle or scooter in Bali:

  • Inspect the motorcycle or scooter carefully before you rent it. Check for any damage and make sure that all the lights and brakes work properly.
  • Ask the rental shop to provide you with two helmets, one for you and one for your passenger.
  • Get insurance for the motorcycle or scooter. This is especially important if you are not an experienced rider.
  • Be aware of the traffic laws in Bali and ride safely.

Have fun exploring Bali on your motorcycle or scooter!

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Tirta Gangga Water Palace

The Tirta Gangga water palace was built in 1947 as a country retreat for the former king. It is a garden with a kind of sacred pond where there are statues spouting water. Between the statues and the tiles in the pond swim large carp. It is touristy, but well worth visiting. Jump over the tiles in the pond and feed the big koy carp. If you want you can even take a dip in the swimming pond.

tip: It is a nice ride from your villa to Tirta Gangga on the scooter.

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Your personal villa staff will also be available to help with tours /travel /transportation/ babysitting, arrange massages and spas and generally provide advice and information to ensure you have a truly unforgettable vacation experience.

It is also possible to get cooking lessons from the staff. Fun to do and experience! Ask them to share the kitchen with you so you can learn to prepare the most delicious Indonesian dishes!

Let them teach you how to make the little sacrificial baskets they use for their daily ceremony. You will enjoy it!

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Pantai Pasir Putih

Op tien minuten rijden van Villa Hidden Jewel, vlakbij het waterpaleis Ujung ligt het mooie White Sand Beach, ook wel Virgin Beach of Pantai Pasir Putih genoemd. White sand beach ligt in een prachtige natuurlijke omgeving. Het strand strekt zich uit langs een wonderschone baai die omgeven wordt door kliffen, veel groen en bomen. Een geschikte plek om lekker in zee te wemmen, te relaxen op een van de vele ligbedden of een strandwandeling. Wij gaan er vaak lunchen bij Warung Gusti, heerlijke verse vis en vriendelijke service. Geef aan dat je slaapt in Villa Hidden Jewel en je krijgt je bedje gratis

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Taman Ujung Water Palace

Taman Ujung ,also known as Taman Ujung Sukasada Park, is a former royal palace located in Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. It was built in the early 20th century by the King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, and was used as a summer retreat for the royal family.

The palace is set on a beautiful lakeside location and consists of a series of pavilions, temples, and gardens. The main pavilion is a two-story building with a balcony that offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Other notable features of the palace include:

  • The Bale Gili, a small island pavilion located in the middle of the lake.
  • The Bale Kambang, a floating pavilion that is connected to the main pavilion by a bridge.
  • The Bale Kapal, a pavilion that is shaped like a ship.
  • The Tirta Agung, a sacred spring that is said to have healing properties.

Here are some tips for visiting Taman Ujung Water Palace:

  • The best time to visit is in the morning or afternoon when the weather is cooler.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and water, especially if you are visiting during the middle of the day.
  • Be respectful of the Balinese culture and customs.
  • Take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

I hope you have a wonderful time visiting Taman Ujung Water Palace!

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Visit a local market

Almost daily there is a market in the immediate area, vibrant colors and countless smells. Here you can get the freshest fruits, flowers and fish (your staff can prepare the fish for your dinner!). Ask the staff to accompany them in the early morning or go out yourself!

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Tenganan Village

Tenganan Village in East Bali is one of the Bali Aga (indigenous Balinese) communities that’s famous for its well-preserved village layout and the ongoing survival of its traditional crafts. It is one of the oldest villages on the island, and its residents have preserved their unique culture and traditions for centuries.

The village is known for its traditional houses, which are built with bamboo and alang-alang grass. The houses are arranged in rows along narrow streets, and each house has a small courtyard. The village also has a number of temples, including the main Pura Puncak Penulisan temple, which is dedicated to the gods of the mountain.

Here are some of the things you can do in Tenganan Village:

  • Visit the village museum to learn about the history and culture of the Bali Aga people.
  • Shop for Geringsing fabrics and other traditional handicrafts.
  • Watch traditional dances, such as the Rejang Renteng and the Mekare-kare dance.
  • Visit the Pura Puncak Penulisan temple, the main temple in the village.
  • Take a walk through the village and admire the traditional houses.

Tenganan Village is a beautiful and unique place, and it is a must-visit for anyone interested in Balinese culture and traditions.

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