by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Journeys : April May 2009
with RACT Travelworld Been there, done that Stacey returns to Bali M y last trip to Bali was in 2000. Much has changed since that time and I was very keen to see how the island has developed. On arrival at Denpasar we were transferred to Ubud, the cultural heart of the country. The views from the hinterland are breathtaking and the area offers everything from white-water rafting to cycling tours through local communities. On the trip from Ubud to Candi Dasa we visited the Taman Marine and Safari Park & Resort. What a treat to wake up, step out onto your balcony and see all the animals of the jungle almost within arms’ reach! As well as the many natural attractions of the park, there’s also a Fun Zone and Water Park for the children. We travelled to Nusa Dua which is half an hour south of Kuta. This is an exclusive part of Bali where many of the 5-star resorts are located. A boardwalk connects most of them, giving you the opportunity to dine at different locations. Kuta is renowned for its beach, nightlife and the world-famous Balinese shopping experience. For those who don’t want to stay right in the heart of Kuta I recommend Legian or Seminyak, which are only a five or ten-minute taxi ride away. There are two and three-bedroom villas here, catering for families or couples travelling together. I was impressed by the number of newly-constructed or recently renovated hotels and resorts in Bali. Most of the new developments include private pools with each room. A developing trend is for Australian couples to combine their wedding and honeymoons in Bali, often sharing the experience with friends. Villas and apartments are popular and are booked out months in advance. I was surprised to hear that most properties are sitting on 100% capacity almost every night! During our stay in Bali there was never any concern about our safety. Security is located at every hotel and all precautions are taken. This is all done without any impediment to your holiday experience. Kingston Shop 49A Channel Court Phone 6232 6511 Glenorchy Corner Terry Street and Main Road Phone 6232 6587 Launceston Corner York and George Streets Phone 6335 5655 I would not hesitate to return to Bali in the near future with my young family. The Balinese people are so hospitable and generous – they’ll make your trip a memorable one. Stacey Stacey Lyons began work in the travel industry in 1997 after completing a Travel & Tourism Diploma at Drysdale. Her favourite destination is South America, where she lived for a year and has since travelled back. You can contact Stacey at RACT Travelworld’s Ulverstone branch or call her on 6490 8350. Devonport 119 Rooke Street Mall Phone 6498 7577 Ulverstone RACT Travelworld 38 Reibey Street Phone 6490 8350 Burnie 24 North Terrace Phone 6434 2955 April / May 09 45
June July 2009
June July 2008