The Original Bali Swing

Address: Jl. Dewi Saraswati, 80352 Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kapubaten Bandung, Bali (Banjar Tegal Kuning), Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $35 (USD)/ adult

(they also accept Rupiahs, just not sure with the figures. Also accepting credit card payments)

Tip: You should really come early because queuing time for swings and nest are quite too long everyday. Usually, tourists arrive after 9:00 AM.

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This is the waiting area where you will settle your payment. Your $35 rate includes the following:

✓ Entrance w/ access to all of its 22 activities (12 single swings, 6 nests, 1 helicopter, 3 huge rock stone platforms, and the waterfalls)
✓ Lunch buffet
✓ Drinks (coffee, tea, and water)
✓ Locker (limited only)
✓ Free transportation for those coming from Ubud via scheduled shuttle bus

 

Swings

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The 12 single swings vary from their heights. They are 10 meters to 78 meters above the ground. Don’t worry, all of them have safety gears and braces.

Oh by the way, there’s a weight limit of 200 kg for every swing.

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Of course they are all very nice to try! With a combination of fear and excitement at the same time, then those feeling immediately converted to amazement and attraction soon as they push you to swing. Definitely a must in Bali! ☺️

 

Nests

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This one above is the first nest you’ll see from the entrance gate, so you should definitely try on this first if you want to avoid the long queue later.

Another nest is this one below. This is the one at the center and overlooking to the whole Bali Swing place.

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Beside this is another cute nest! And this one is my personal favorite! 🤩

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It’s already passed 10:30 AM, and the long queues for the swings and nests already started. So this one below is the last nest we were able to try on.

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After this, we already decided to go further down to the river (as lunch buffet is also served in there), and surprisingly we encountered another cute nest with the waterfall! Still no one’s here yet since everybody’s still busy up there with the swings and nests 😂

We then had our lunch, and headed to our next stop. You know, as like any backpacking itinerary, destinations are fully loaded in one day 😂


Helicopter Platform

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Heart-shaped Stone Platform

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Huge Bali Swing Stone Platform

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There are already a lot of swings in Bali but still the original Bali Swing deserves a good visit! Everyone in here was very kind and accommodating. Platforms were safe and comfortable, especially the swings and the nests.

Exciting swing rides, isn’t? You can already book your visit as early as now!

Reservations are not required but due to high demand, it is preferred. Check Bali Swing’s rates and the other packages here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018

 

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Toya Devasya, a Natural Hot Spring in Batur

Address: Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia

Note: There is an insurance fee of Rp31,000/ adult upon entry in Batur Town. It is required to every tourist visiting the town.

Entrance Fees: Rp300,000/ adult for day trip with lunch buffet

There are rooms in villas, and camping accommodations as well for long-staying guests, check it here: Toya Devasya: The Ayu Villa

For day trips, reservation is not required but is preferred.

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Your day trip rate includes the following:

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch buffet
  • Pool towel
  • Locker (limited only, so you’ll be sharing with your friends)
  • Soap and shampoo at the shower room


Food and Beverages

This is their restaurant where you can have your buffet meals. You’ll have nothing to worry about their food in here, all are very awesome! 😋

Their menu mostly includes Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. They have other restaurants and bars inside you can choose from, see here: Toya Devasya Restaurants

batur-21You will be awarded of this amazing view while already enjoying those delicious foods!


Hot Spring

After meal, you can now revitalize yourself thru this natural hot spring overlooking to the beautiful Mt. Batur! Really refreshing! 🤩batur-3batur-4batur-5batur-6

Got excited to bath in this naturally warm pool? You can book your stay here now!

Check Toya Devasya’s rates and availability here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Pura Gunung Kawi

Address: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Rp30,000/ adult

Dress Code: Sarong and sash are required to enter the temple. These are already included in your rate, you will receive it once you enter the main gate after the cashier

Note: For those already wearing long dresses (as long as knees are covered), you will only need a sash.

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You still have to walk for a few more meters to finally reach the temple. Along the way, you’ll pass by souvenir and coffee stores.

Now ready to do this trekking 😂

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This river is the same river flowing to the Tirta Empul Temple. There’s also another of this inside. The platform on the right-most side is where the coffee store is. You can have your rest in here. I think this is the half point of the entrance and the main temple.

After few minutes of walking, you will finally reach this second gate, this is now the main entry to the temple.

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Gunung Kawi is known to be the most unique archaeological sites in Bali due to its impressive carved rock structures. It comprises of different temple funeral shrines with each respective kings/gods.

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This one behind us is one of the funeral shrines in Gunung Kawi. You will find more when you explore the temple further.

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Our guide said that this shrine below is for those who pray for business (sadly I forgot the term).

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And this one below is another with no particular denotation.

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There’s a legend about this temple that it was built for king Udayana and his 4 sons while other historians say it is his 4 wives. You can learn deeper when you visit the temple and actually interact with the people inside.

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Interested of Gunung Kawi’s history? Schedule your visit now!

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Rice Terraces is open 24/7, however guides are only available during the day

Entrance Fee: Rp15,000/ adult

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While you go/ trek further, you’ll pass by some entry gates, and donations are expected each time.

Tip: We arrived here at around 7:30 AM and there’s no one at the entry point yet so we were still able to go in for free ☺️

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This is where you will encounter the second gate for donations. There’s a store for coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water.

The field is very exposed to sunlight, so you’ll really have to bring protectors (cap, hat, umbrella) and drinks, and towel as well.

Unfortunately, we were only able to take a photo of this small swing rather than the gate and the store.

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Also in this point is a swing (like in the Bali swing), in which we did not have the time to try as there are still no people in here yet when we passed by.

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As you trek further, going to the back-most side, you’ll find this point where there’s a beautiful sunrise setting.

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The field is still very fresh in the morning and only a few people were there yet. There are also locals living inside the field, and you’ll pass by their houses during the trek.

Please be kind and considerate to them, follow the signage if the points are not allowed for tourists to enter, as this is their livelihood. We are just visitors.


Picture Platform

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Use of picture platforms expects donations as well ☺️ You may already allot a budget for donations. Think of it as our way of helping the farmers and the locals to maintain their rice field.

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Kecak Dance & the Uluwatu Temple

Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For worship, it is open 24/7

Entrance Fee: Rp30,000/ adult

Dress Code: Sarong and sash is a must before entering the temple facility. They provide these at the entrance gate for free.

Guides are not necessary as the area is fully established, you won’t lose your way.

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KECAK DANCE

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Kecak Ramayana is a Balinese Hindu dance and music drama which portrays the epic poem Ramayana. The dance creatively shows the poem’s narrative about the struggle of a divine king, Rama, to rescue his wife, Sita, from the demon king, Ravana.

Performed everyday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ticket Price: Rp100,000/ adult

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The whole show lasted for 1 hour. Can’t imagine how those men survived the mouth chanting that long. But definitely worth it!

The show has been very emotional and dramatic, with some comedic scene from some of its cast. 😂

There’s a photo opportunity with the casts after the show.

Like this one below, our favorite character in the play. Hanoman, the white monkey who helped Rama in rescuing Sita when she almost take her own life in despair.

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The show was very entertaining, the story-line is truly dramatic and romantic. The casts were very good at their respective portrayals. The poem’s characters were given justification. Plus the very emotional sunset scene at the background. Really an unforgettable experience!

Enchanted of the show? Plan your Bali vacation now and pay this a visit.

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Oneeighty° at The Edge Bali

Address: Jl Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Entrance Fees: Rp400,000 – Rp600,000/adult

There are also rooms and villas available for long-staying guests. For availability and rates, check here: Oneeighty° at The Edge

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Admission

There are two rates available at The Edge, General and VIP. Both have same access privilege, they only differ on the consumable package.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Rp400,000 per adult (Rp50,000 for the entrance fee and the remaining Rp350,000 is consumable on food and drinks)

Rp150,000 per child 3-12 years (Rp100,000 consumable)

Your general admission includes the following:

  • Seating in the sand lounge
  • Wifi
  • Use of Skypool
  • Pool towel

VIP ADMISSION

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View from the VIP deck

VIP admission costs Rp600,000 per adult (Rp550,000 consumable)

Unfortunately, children 12 years old below are not allowed on the VIP deck.

Your VIP admission includes the following:

  • Seating on the VIP deck with the overlooking view
  • Complimentary cold towel, facial mist & granita
  • Free-flow iced water
  • Wifi
  • Use of Skypool
  • Pool towel

By the way, both admission type allows you of 4 hours stay only. Stay extension is possible upon availability.

We were fetched by a cart by the way. 😂

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Oneeighty° Skypool

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Skypool is the one at the left side, the bluer one is for in-house guests only.

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Food! Food! Food!

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You’ll have nothing to worry about the food in here, all are very tasty and they serve them very neat and professionally. And yes, they have KFC too! And this is super spicy!!!!! 🌶🌶🌶 But, it tastes awesome!

Oh, also do not forget, the prices on their menu do not include the government taxes yet.

We tried Coconut juice and Oreo Milkshake for drinks. And yeah, we ordered 2 coconut juices hahaha 😂

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Last order placing is at 9:00 PM. Check out their menu here: Oneeighty° Food Menu

 

Conditions of Entry

Oneeighty° implements rules to follow inside the premises for guests’ own safety purposes.

  • Dress code. Beachside smart casual. Alcohol-branded attire is not permitted & appropriate swimwear is required for pool use.
  • No food and beverage from outside is permitted, with the exception of food & drinks for children 3 years old below.
  • For privacy of resort’s guests, drone photography is not permitted in oneeighty°.
  • Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, but please be mindful of the comfort of other guests at all times.

Use of SkyPool

  • No climbing or sitting on the glass edge of the pool, keep chest below the edge of the pool at all times.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty, swimming is at the guest’s own risk.
  • For safety reasons, inflatable pool toys/floats are not permitted in the Skypool
  • No running or diving into the pool
  • Children must be closely supervised by their parents or guardians at all times.
  • No glass is permitted in or around the pool
  • Appropriate swimwear is required and shower before pool use is requested.

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Stunning resort! Indeed the perfect place to celebrate our 2nd anniversary! ♥️♥️♥️

 

Booking and Reservation

Reservation is not required, however due to the high demand, it is preferred you book a reservation first to guarantee your entry.

Reservations are made thru phone call, email or via website. Check them out here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018

 

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