Hypnotic rolling waves, white sand beaches, exotic cuisine and beautiful temples amongst natural landscapes are images most travelers paint when thinking of Bali. However, there is much more to the destination than tropical paradise. At this year’s Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF 2018), we experienced first-hand the hidden gems the island has to offer.
Sample authentic, award-winning Indonesian wine, made with love using the best quality grapes from Balinese farmers at Sababy Winery. Our favorite was the Reserve Red, rich and oaky, paired with Bebek Betutu, a local meat dish. For sweeter palates, we highly recommend the Moscato d’Bali. Fresh and fagrant with flowers and mango overtones, this bubbly superstar has continuously wowed judges from international competitions since 2014. Have a taste at http://m.sababaywinery.com/
Garuda Wisnu Kencada Cultural Park
Be enchanted by scenic views, the lotus pond, mythological stories engraved upon walls of stone, traditional street performances, Balinese art and majestic statues at the Garuda Wisnu Kencada Cultural Park. Spread across 60 hectares, Bali’s most beautiful heritage park is surely a must-visit venue. See what the hype is all about at http://gwkbali.com/
Tijili Benoa Hotel
Couples, families and wanderers who are tired of traditional beach resorts stay at the hip and happening Tijili Benoa Hotel to sample the unique pleasures of this beachfront escape. Dubbed “the most creative hotel in Bali”, it has 4 swimming pools, a rooftop bar and direct access to the famous Tanjung Benoa Water Sport and Nusa Dua. Its ideal location, tastefully colorful—and highly Instagrammable—decor, ever-friendly staff and wide range of activities available for every individual make Tijili Benoa Hotel the perfect place to house your dream vacation. Like a pretty lady, Tijili is pretty popular. Check out their virtual tour and book ASAP to avoid any disappointments. We recommend booking directly on their website for the best deals: https://tijilihotels.com/benoa/home
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Organized by The Association of Indonesian Tours and a Travel Agencies (ASITA) Bali chapter with support from the Ministry of a Tourism, Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF 2018) impresses buyers, sellers and media alike with the theme “Exploring the Colors of Indonesia”. The expo, held at the prestigious Nusa Dua Convention Center Bali, showcased only the best hotels, tour operators, regional destinations, travel technology firms, MICE representatives and tourism organizations (a total of 241 sellers) for 320 buyers from 41 countries and 36 international media. Co-hosted by the Badung Regency, BBTF 2018 presented 10 priority tourist destinations: Lake Toba North Sumatra, Tanjung Kelayang Bangka Belitung, Tanjung Lesung Banten, Kepulauan Seribu DKI Jakarta, Borobudur Temple in Jogjakarta, Bromo Tengger Severus National Park Malang East Java, Mandalika in Lombok, Komodo Labuan Bajo NTT, Wakatobi South Sulawesi and Morotai North Maluku. In addition to the exhibits, trade negotiations and B2B sessions, BBTF delegates embarked on a colorful journey, beginning with the lavish opening ceremony, between limestones and under the stars at Garuda Wisnu Kencada Cultural Park and ending with an extensive tour of a Bali regency of the delegate’s choice. Register for BBTF 2019 (On June 25 to 29, 2018) to discover more of what Indonesia has to offer at www.bbtf.or.id