05 October 2016
In Bali, the pushbike was the established form of transport long before motorcycles and cars. If you are staying at one of the SKBBA member hotels in the South Kuta Beach area, you might be eligible for the use of a complimentary bicycle sponsored by AMEX, perfect if you feel like taking some gentle exercise along the South Kuta Beach boardwalk
05 September 2016
On Friday, 2nd September 2016, some of the hotels and restaurants in South Kuta Beach participated in a Penjor and Gebogan Competition, organised by the South Kuta Beach Business Association (SKBBA), to prepare for Galungan.
Galungan is a Balinese holiday that signifies the victory of Virtue (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma). This important festival occurs every 210 days.
11 May 2016
Find out how easy it is to take advantage of some great discounts and promotions whilst staying in the South Kuta Beach member hotels!
28 February 2016
Here's another great idea for a daytrip: The ancient and fascinating 'Bali Aga' village of Tenganan is located close to Candidasa, which is about 60km from South Kuta Beach. After visiting the village, you can have lunch at one of the many restaurants in Candidasa and a swim or snorkel in the calm waters of Amuk Bay.
20 February 2016
On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, a total eclipse of the sun will take place in the Eastern hemisphere of the Earth. The eclipse will begin at sunrise just to the west of the large Indonesian island of Sumatra. The moon's shadow then proceeds to wend its way eastward, tracing a path just to the north of the main string of the Indonesian archipelago. The total eclipse will be visible from Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and from locations in the Pacific ocean. The eclipse will be partial for people in South and East Asia (including Bali) as well as northern and eastern Australia.
01 February 2016
Join us at Lippo Mall Kuta on Friday 5th February 2016 for our Penjor & Gebongan Competition, and the SKBBA Food & Entertainment Festival.
24 January 2016
One of the many things that you may wish to experience while visiting Bali is a Balinese dance performance. The performances are visual, entertaining and exciting, and can be appreciated by adults and children of all ages. There are numerous dance troupes on the island and many different Balinese dance dramas, most of which have evolved from sacred rituals.
17 January 2016
Indonesian cuisine is as rich, complex and diverse as the culture and the people that live on the 6000 populated islands of the archipelago. Did you know that many of the distinctive tastes and cooking styles were influenced by the early Chinese, Indian, Arabic and Dutch traders and settlers? Read on for the best way to sample the tastes of Bali and Indonesia...
13 January 2016
Bali presents a wealth of outdoor activities for all ages, from sea sports to golf, horse-riding and bird watching. There are also a number of specialist adventure tour companies, offering exciting excursions such river rafting, mountain cycling, jungle trekking and 4-wheel-drive expeditions. Most companies provide a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service.
03 November 2015
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13 April 2015
Like a portal into another world, the Balinese door is inviting, enticing and enchanting.
They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles, often custom-made to fit the proportions of their owners. Exceptionally fine doors have been a means of displaying social wealth and status for hundreds of years. A rich man’s door might be elaborately carved and embellished with gold leaf, whereas a simple tri-coloured mountain village door would be enhanced by the patina of age and exposure to the elements.
10 February 2015
The Balinese bale (pronounced balé) is an open-air pavilion or elevated platform, sheltered by a roof and supported by pillars.
he Balinese word ‘bengong’ means ‘lost in thought’, and ‘bale’ means an abode, so a bale bengong is literally a ‘ for reflection, dreaming and gazing. For the Balinese it might be a roadside snoozing platform, a gambling den, or a watch tower. Nearly every hotel and villa in Bali boasts at least one bale bengong. Often situated poolside, adjacent to the rice fields or the beach, or within some shady spot in the garden, the bale bengong is an enchanting, lazy, breezy gazebo where you might chill out with a book
24 June 2014
Penjor Competition 19th May 2014