Bali, Indonesia, is one of those little paradises on Earth that have perfected the balance of tradition and modernity. Bali, aside from being one of the most famous islands in Indonesia, holds the title of being one of the World’s Best Islands, as it is called by BBC Travel, Travel&Leisure Magazine, and Lonely Planet. Bali, small as it is, has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.
Come to Bali’s Kuta, a shopping district that is also known for its beaches and priceless diving spots. The waves are also suitable for surfing and jet skiing, and beachside resorts would offer you nothing but the best Indonesian cuisine fresh from the sea. The beaches of Kuta are lively in the day, and are also as lively during the night—your stay in Bali would never be complete without experiencing Kuta nightlife!
Inside Denpasar International Airport
If you prefer a more peaceful vacation, you should also come to Bali’s Ubud, which is home to most of Bali’s culture, arts, history, and religion. Although Ubud is relatively less developed and urbanized, the small rooms you could live in would give you the right amount of warmth, comfort, and homey feeling—and a perfect view of the mountains.
Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar Bali via Wikipedia
Either way, whichever you choose—be it busy modernity or calm Bali tradition—the hospitable Balinese locals will be there with you all the way. There’s a famous Balinese anecdote that tells the story of a wheel-chaired tourist, who had difficulty moving around, leave for the day.
When he returned, to his surprise, the locals had voluntarily built him an ascending slope to help him move around easily. And this is no joke (this story occurred sometime in 2007). The Balinese are really hospitable people, and the people themselves have no doubt helped boost tourism.
Departure Area of Ngurah Rai International Airport
Although Bali is known around the world as one of the best tourist destinations, coming to this so-called Land of the Gods is not as hard as it seems. Cebu Pacific Flights, the largest carrier in the Philippine aerial transport industry, offers direct flights to Bali. Just look for planes travelling to Denpasar, Bali’s capital.
Balinese design airport in Denpasar by Alan Lew via Flickr
Cebu Pacific Air flies direct between Manila and Denpasar (Bali) every Tuesday and Saturday. For the latest seat sales and bookings, go to www.cebupacificair.com, call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020888 or (032) 2308888 or follow Cebu Pacific Air’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.
Trips are short—ranging from 3 to 4 hours and 10 minutes at most—and are priced 38% cheaper than other airlines, according to one leading news agency in the Philippines. Prices start at Php 3,499.
Travelling is also made hassle-free, as you may avail your plain tickets online in Cebu Pacific Flight’s official website.
With all these in hand—time-economical, affordability, and convenience—Bali is brought closer to vacationers in the Philippines. Bali’s beaches, heritage sites, shopping districts, mountains, cuisine, religion, culture, and hospitality, are all waiting for you. Don’t make them wait any longer.