Travelling to and around and into Bali is easy. Many international airlines offer direct flights and travelling on the island is easy with reputable guides, drivers and taxi firms. Guests staying at La Taverna will be delighted to know it is just half an hour by car from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is located in Kuta about 15 kilometres from the hotel.
Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)
GMT + 8 hours
Private car transfers are easily arranged by the hotel upon request. Guests may also choose to hire a private car or scooter to explore the island. Taxis operate on a meter-system in Bali but late-night hours may need to be pre-negotiated.
April to November is Bali’s driest season, however, June to September is known to be most popular period for tourists visiting Bali. For more info please visit BMKG Indonesia.
Balinese will not expect tips, since most establishments include service charge which is equally distributed among staff. The same applies at La Taverna, so tips are not necessary unless you wish to recognise individual staff members. though at restaurants around the island a 5-10% gesture will be highly appreciated.
Bali Tourism Website
For more information, please visit: Bali Tourism Board, Association of The Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies Bali, Indonesia Tourism Site, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to get more information..
Art & Culture
Balinese culture is infused with the hindu religion and long held traditions. Their artistic expression is closely related to religious devotion. Temples are their most intricate and beautiful monuments and on any given day there are bound to be a festival and temple celebrations somewhere on the island. Daily offerings known as canangs are left on roads, in front of altars, at entrances to shops and houses and the streets are often adorned with bamboo decorations, called penjor, in preparation for major celebrations.
Nyepi is one of the most interesting Balinese religious festivals. It normally falls in March andt marks the beginning of the Balinese New Year. The evening before Nyepi grotesque effigies are paraded through the streets and pots and pans are bashed together, to frighten away bad spirits. The following day, from sunrise to sunset, it is forbidden to leave the house or make any noise. The Balinese believe this “tricks” the evil spirits into believing the island is no longer inhabited and ensures they will not return that year. For guests, it is often one of the most peaceful and restful days they will experience.
Bali is a unique shopping experience: entire villages are dedicated to one type of craft. Batu Bulan is the village to head to for stone carving, if you are looking for silver jewellery and artefacts head to Celuk, if want bamboo furnishings for your home Bona is the place to look and Klung Kung is the province of antique hunters.
A thriving home-grown fashion industry has developed in Bali over the years. Make for the many boutiques that line the streets of Seminyak for sophisticated beach wear, glamourous party gear or cool linens perfect for the tropical climates.
Our favourites include:
Magali Pascal, Jalan Kayu Aya Oberoi 177, for the perfect frock
Prisoners of St Petersburg, Jalan Laksmana, for eclectic and edgy wardrobes
Bali caters for a myriad of tastes and interests. Surfing and diving is what the island is famous for but it isincreasingly becoming a well-being mecca; world – class Yoga, massage centres and spas have been established here, particularly in Ubud. And for the more action oriented other activities are also on offer including horse riding, ziplining, golf, weightboarding, tennis, bungee jumping, trekking, elephant riding and white water rafting.
We would be delighted arrange any of these for you, please ask us for more information or assistance.
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