It was great that President Obama chose Bali and Indonesia as one of his first vacation spots after his presidency. As always, he carried himself as a gentlemen and very much welcomed back to Indonesia where he grew up. It was great to get "Obama Sightings" during their visit to Bali but it mist be incredibly hard to be followed by the press like that.
Former President Obama and Indonesian President Jokowi
We have a lot of incredible athletes visit Bali but one of the nicest and down to Earth ones was Simeon Panda. Just chillin' on our old bench waiting his turn and it turns out he's one of Forbes Top Ten influencers in Fitness and has a Social Media following in excess of 8M! We had no idea who he was and only figured it out after our Instagram shot up 1,000 followers overnight. Thanks so much for that and more about Simeon here
Everybody's a VIP that walks through our doors but it's always a nice surprise to see who pops in for an evening haircut. Thanks for stopping in @stefannwilliam an Indonesian actor known for many movies including
Naughty Nuris - Seminyak: Killer Ribs and The Best Martini's - Go here for lunch too! The Best!
The Smoke House - Seminyak: These guys are the real deal Americans with a passion for meat! This is my local go to if I've got a big group of hungry visitors. Their bar in a container setup is a must see as well.
Echo Beach House Canggu: This place is incredible especially if you like grilled seafood by the sea
Brazilian Aussy BBQ Seminyak & Kuta - This is the go to for an inexpensive feeding friendly. They've even got buggys to pick you up and haul you back to your hotel
Pica Tapas Nusa Dua - This is most definitely the best place for meat lovers with a bit of live entertainment as well. In the middle of Bali Collection Mall and a quick walk to The Grand Hyatt & Westin
WA HA HA Pork Ribs Seminyak - Feast on delicious pork ribs surrounded by friendly staff
La Plancha - Legian Known for its bright umbrellas by the sea, I've noticed theyve recently upped their BBQ game with a lot of sunset perfect kebabs, etc. Wash it all down with a bucket of Bintangs
Mr. Bob Nusa Dua - It's hard to find casual in Nusa Dua but Mr Bob pulls it off perfectly and a great place for an easy meal - try the ribs
Hog Wild Batu Belig - Don't confuse this place with Naughty Nuri's (it's not) - It's popular with Chinese Tourists and when I have friends in from China, it's a good place to take them. Exit through the gift shop...location is good and plenty of parking in the rear
Can't deal with tiny lil hotel fridges that never keep your beers cold! I hate it too! Rent an Esky cooler while you're in Bali and have these guys keep it topped up for you during the duration of your stay!
It's great that Bali now has a world class convention center and we're within walking distance of it so we see many attendees and support many of the large fashion events held there. This is an exceptional venue to hold a trade show and large corporate events.
From their website Nusa Dua is the premier resort area in Bali. The vicinity has an excellent tourism infrastructure with more than 4000 available rooms of international 4 and 5-stars chain hotels, a close by 18-holes Golf & Country Club, Amphitheater, alongside luxurious shops, Cafe and Restaurants with a seamless white sandy beach within a walking distance.
Within this alluring atmosphere, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) offers a promising eminence with its desirable location and compelling excesses. The whole concept consists of a high profile characteristic, an impressive 70,000 sq.m garden landscape and a breathtaking Balinese architecture of a total 50,000 sq.m building area which all integrated to create a complete infrastructure for any kind of events. Each detail is developed with our commitment to wholeheartedly demonstrate our work in the most professional way.
An exceptional venues for participants in theatre capacity. It offers a total of 44 multi-multifunctional, flexible rooms including the bigger and sub divisible halls of 4.400 sq.m Nusa Dua Hall, 1.946 sq.m Pecatu Hall, 1.720 Sq.m Singaraja Hall or 920 sq.m Tanjung Benoa Hall.
In delivering world-class events, we offer our 32 fully equipped meeting rooms and 11 offices for break-out sessions, luncheons, dinners, workshops and press conferences.
All these rooms come in a range of sizes and sub-divisble options, giving a great degree of flexibility
We opened our second salon, spa, and barbershop location in Nusa Dua at Bali Collection to better support all the weddings and clients we have in Tanjung Benoa, Uluwatu, Jimbaran, and Sanur. For most it's an easy drive in and there's so much to check out in the area.
Bumbu Bali - A must do meal, if you're in to cooking take the Balinese Cooking class
Pak Dopiel - The best place to go for Babi Guling in Nusa Dua, super cheap & tasty
Museum Pasifika - One of Bali's best kept secrets and it's best museum, large, and holds an incredible collection. A great visit for older clients or a rainy day respite. One of our personal Bali Faves
Dev Dan Show - Very popular cultural show especially among Chinese (good for Grandpa)
Taman Bhagawan - Host great Jazz and music events, also where I'd recommend for a wedding reception
Geger Beach - If you're looking for a "white sand beach"
The Black Pearl - A Pirate themed catamaran boat ride along the Jimbaran - Uluwatu coastline, ran by some incredibly friendly locals and I guarantee a high point of your visit. You'll need a taxi to get where the boat launches about 20 minutes north of Nusa Dua. I recommend using the Grab Car App
Getting lots of questions about Bali Midget Boxing- it's kind of an off the beaten path activity but always a fantastic time! Held at The Y Sports Bar in Legian on Thursday and Sundays at 7PM - you should book tickets in advance if you want a ringside group table - they sell out quickly. DIRECTIONS Photo Credit Trailwanderer.org
We love The Bali Bible guides and we're honored to be included along with our sister salon, The Shampoo Lounge, in their guide for Bali Weddings. The Shampoo Lounge has the largest professional team supporting the largest weddings in Bali for Bridal Hair and Make Up as well as Hen's Parties and in villa Spa & Salon services. Bali Barber has become the go to shop for groomsmen barber days offering up a selection of packages to choose from or straightforward cut throat shaves and haircuts. Bali Barber is also the only barber in Bali providing pop up barber services to venues - delivering Master Barbers, Proper Chairs, a fantastic service when the bucks would just prefer to have their barbering attended to poolside. Most definitely a Bali indulgence and experience.
We thought after three members of our amazing team had been lucky enough to have their wedding in Bali over the past 4 months that we should share The Bride's Guide to having the best Bali wedding. Below is a result of our team calling on our extended network in Bali to build a detailed guide showcasing the best of the Bali wedding scene. Whether you are recently engaged, or have friends or family thinking of having a wedding in Bali – YOU NEED TO READ THIS! BALI'S BEST WEDDING PLANNERS A lot of people question whether a wedding planner is really needed when holding a destination wedding, and in our opinion it is essential to successfully hosting your dream wedding day. With so many choices on the island it can often become overwhelming when trying to choose one, so we thought we would do some digging, and narrow down the list of wedding planners we have had the pleasure of not only working with but in some cases have been lucky enough to plan our own weddings with this year! For Brides looking for an all inclusive wedding package with excellent value for money, an easy to use booking system, and an experienced team try the free online quotation tool where you can 'Build your own Bali wedding quote' in minutes using partners in Bali who have worked closely with The Bali Bible to successfully deliver many weddings over the last 12 months. To find out more simply follow this link: http://weddings.thebalibible.com. For those brides looking for more of a unique customised wedding experience with a fantastic team of planners best known for their creative style, and attention to detail we highly recommend: Libby Doherty WeddingsCher Ange WeddingsCall Me MadameGlobal WeddingsLynley Weddings To receive further advice and information with planning your wedding in Bali email Becky at email@example.com! BALI'S BEST CATERING COMPANIES Catering is one of the most important aspects of a successful wedding day, and what better way to showcase to your guests the beautiful cuisine the island has to offer by choosing a great Bali caterer. When it comes to catering for weddings in Bali, we think there is only one choice, and it is a very recent addition to the Bali catering scene - Merah Putih Catering. Delivering beautifully crafted food, attentive service & the same exceptional standards from the team behind Merah Putih Restaurant (which is one of our favourite restaurants in Bali). With a menu which is mixed between individual dishes and the local tradition of sharing, a dining event from MERAH PUTIH CATERING presents an opportunity for your guests to dive further into the unique experience of having a special event in Bali. The below links go to their website where you can find out more. Merah Putih Catering (by Merah Putih Restaurant) BALI'S BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS After months of planning your special day, and with friends and family travelling near and far to share in the celebrations with you, we feel it is important make sure you capture your dream day with only the best photographers Bali has to offer which is why we highly recommend: Imaj GalleryTerralogicalVeli PhotographyBeck Roochi PhographyEvermotion Photography To receive further details on any of the photographers feel free to email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org! BALI'S BEST WEDDING VENUES With so many venue choices on the island it can often become overwhelming when trying to choose the perfect venue so we have narrowed down in our opinion a list of the BEST Bali wedding venues. To view our list simply visit: http://www.thebalibible.com/weddings/ BALI'S BEST FURNITURE HIRE For those brides looking for that unique wedding planning experience, when it's time to choose your furniture we feel you can’t go past the beautiful vintage inspired furniture from Bali Event Hire. With their beautiful style & high quality range of furniture the team at Bali Event Hire will ensure your special day is one to remember forever. Bali Event Hire To receive further details on any of the Furniture & Marquee hire companies feel free to email Becky at email@example.com! BALI'S BEST HAIR & MAKE UP Besides your dream dress Hair & Make Up is the second most important part of your wedding day look! From experience we highly recommend: Glo Day SpaYeanne Make UpShampoo LoungePrana SpaSpring SpaBali Barber and Spa (For the Groomsmen) To receive further details on any of the Hair & Make Up recommendations feel free to email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org! BALI'S BEST FLORISTS When we think of Bali immediately the smell of the Palm Trees, Frangipanis & Coconut come to mind. What a magical setting for your dream wedding day. Flowers are equally as important to set the scene of the evening so we have handpicked our favourite Bali florists to make the choice a little easier for you Aisle ProjectMartha FloristHeliconiaGloriosa Flower House To receive further details on any of the Florist recommendations feel free to email Becky at email@example.com! BALI'S BEST DJ'S Setting the scene is a big part of a successful wedding day so in our opinion a good DJ is a must for an awesome wedding! Below are two of our top recommendations for brides wanting great music on their wedding day. DJ Arshad Arshad has been active in the club and events scene for over 20 years. He has held residencies in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Caribbean and Thailand, and in 2003 Arshad fulfilled the roll as the event/artist/PR manager for a high-end Dutch hospitality group. For the following 9 years Arshad organised an average of 30 events annually, playing with celebrated names around the world including Ron Carroll, Joey Negro, Stonebridge, Robin S, Copyright, Hardsoul, Sergio Flores, Dennis Ferrer, Chocolate Puma and Ce Ce Penniston a.o. While spinning, Arshad draws inspiration from the crowd to manoeuvre his set to the ongoing mood and moment. Arshad describes his style as warm & accessible, creating an eclectic style of various music genres, which makes him a great choice for weddings and events. Since 2012 Arshad has held various residencies at many well known venues including Kudeta, Metis & MamaSan along with playing at many weddings and events each month throughout Bali. Arshad's music style includes Dance, R&B, Hip Hop, House, Top 40 commercial, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Rock, Latin, Salsa, Lounge, Jazz & Soul. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdam Bennetts You’d be hard pressed to come up with a better definition of 'Living The Dream', than the way Adam Bennetts goes about his days. By splitting his time between the Gold Coast and Bali, Adam really does have an endless summer and this is portrayed in the fun rolling house vibe he brings to the DJ booth. Adam is as versatile as they come. He's the guy that has you catch yourself out, when bobbing your head as you watch the sun go down and he's also the guy that has you grooving into the early hours of the morning. His 10 years of DJ experience really stand out in all of DJ sets, whether it be his groovy sunset vibes or as deep as house music gets. This is why you will see his name pop up on many different bills all around the world. Whilst in Bali, Adam holds a residency at Single Fin, Uluwatu, which is arguably one of the worlds best Sunday sessions. He also plays at numerous other venues, such as Jenja, Old Man's, Hu'u Bar and now, the brand new Koh. When he is back in Australia, he is a Saturday night resident at elsewhere Bar in Surfers Paradise. He also plays monthly in Melbourne at St Kilda's Secret Garden and fortnightly in Byron Bay at Aquarius and The Beach Hotel. Adams music style includes: Tropical House, Deep House, Tech-House, Downtempo, Nu-Disco, Disco, 80s/90s. Contact details: email@example.com Sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/misterbennetts To receive further details on any of the DJ recommendations feel free to email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org BALI'S BEST ACOUSTIC ARTIST Everyone loves a talented acoustic artist playing in the background after the ceremony or at the wedding recovery, and Athron is the perfect acoustic artist for all Bali events. After establishing himself as a solo performer in Sydney ten years ago, Athron released a full length album ‘Taming Butterflies’ before escaping to the island of Bali in Indonesia and despite a lifetime of changing backgrounds, his foreground focus remained the same; music, writing, gigging. With softly woven acoustic-based tunes combined with raw lyrics, smooth melodies and layered with a thick vocal presence, Athron’s music combines a rich blend of emotive sounds to guarantee satisfaction for the senses. Athron To receive further details on any of the Acoustic Artist recommendations feel free to email Becky at email@example.com BALI'S BEST VIDEO / ARIAL PHOTOGRAPHER What better way to remember your special day, and look back on with family and friends by having a videographer filming every moment for you. With many great choices available we have hand picked a few below to make the choice a little easier for you. Imaji BaliBali High (Arial drone footage) BALI'S BEST ENTERTAINMENT Finding the right entertainment for your wedding day in Bali wedding can often be overwhelming especially when you are so spoilt with choice! We have hand picked a few of our favourite entertainment / production companies to help you on your way. Elite SoundsBali Fire DancersMarlyn Production BALI'S BEST ACCESSORIES FOR WEDDINGS If furniture, flowers and music aren’t enough, why not go all out and add some extra components to your special day! Giant SwanPiyama Bridal Party Robes BALI'S BEST WEDDING CAKE AND DESSERT After all the dancing, eating, photos and more there is always room for a little desert and these two are absolutely delicious! DELICIOSO GELATOIxora Cakes Bali is truly a magical place full of endless of opportunities to make your dream day absolutely beautiful. We hope your Bali wedding is as amazing as ours was! 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