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Sundara – Four Seasons’ latest addition


In contrast to the shores of Seminyak, Sanur, Nusa Dua, and even the remote Ungasan, Jimbaran is scarce when it comes to stylish beach clubs.

While it is true that the Muaya in Jimbaran area is already full of restaurants , these places do not offer comfortable all day often found at the beach club . This situation is reflected in the long line of people trying to get into the Spa Rock Bar at Ayana Resort .

So , when four seasons closed their dining PJ’s and came up with the new and more elegant version is Sundara , we thought it was a good move because it would certainly fill the gap luxury needs in the field .


Sundara is designed by Koichi Yasuhiro, who also designed the Rock Bar in the same area where these are the one of the best places in Bali .

The hall is divided into several areas , including the main restaurant and mezzanine bar, al fresco dining area , and also the pool .

The sparing use of massive walls means that all these dining rooms offer a generous view of the ocean . Come at noon and you will see a clear view of the sparkling sea , or come late in the afternoon for the scenic sunset .

Food wise, the hotel serves as Jimbaran is known for : fresh seafood . Executive chef cook Greg Bunt has brought the luxury of fine dining at this establishment, which is actually quite laid back in many ways , and the combination works well .


Many places in Jimbaran serving dishes such as mixed seafood and wood-fired pizza, which serves are quite similar to what Sundara . But people often complain of paying too much for too little taste at a dinner in many places in Jimbaran , while Sundara does not seem a place to create such a problem.


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The holistic Fivelements offers a Balinese healing therapy called Tri Kaya Parisudha, which is a Balinese philosophy to cleanse the body and the spiritual side of being by aligning thought, speech and action. Tri Kaya Parisudha is available for 7 Night, 10 Night and 14 Night packages.

Fivelements, Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali, Phone (0361) 469-206,

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Karma Spa


Karma promotes fun alongside its healthy lifestyle programs. Their relaxation activities that can release detox in our body at the same time include morning yoga, infrared sauna, as well as a body exfoliation session using a combination of salt and seaweed followed with a detoxifying massage that focuses on our lymphatic system and an oxygen facial.

Karma Spa, Jl Villa Kandara, Bj. Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan. Phone (0361) 848-2200,

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Como Shambhala Estate


Como Shambhala Estate is a wellness retreat offering a healing experience inside Ubud’s lush forest area. It features different levels of detox fasting, depending on the guests’ condition, and special menus to help cleanse the deep-tissue.

The detox or cleansing programs are available in 3-Night, 5-Night or 7-Night packages.

Como Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar. Phone (0361)978-888,

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Detox retreats in Bali

Detox retreats in Bali

It’s hard to get away from the toxins of these so-called modern age , because it is exposed to them . Continuously through water, food , and even the air away

In an effort to combat the negative effects of exposure which choose the weapon of detoxification , which gives them a chance to give their body , while eliminating the harmful substances extra attention from their system .

In order to focus on eliminating toxins , some people choose to stay in a detox retreat , usually supporting a peaceful area of ​​the goal.

Detox retreats in Bali

Detoxification usually involves eating only healthy foods that are easy to digest , so the body can concentrate on eliminating toxins . The body usually uses more energy to break off the enzymes of food derived from animals and waste of such foods has been known to cause diseases. Some retreats like Bali Bagus Jati , even serve vegetables grown in their own garden .

A detox retreat facility is usually equipped with experts offering consultation sessions about the visitor body condition and lifestyle. The information is then used to create a special program to condition the visitor fit design.

These experts would check to make sure that the program is going well. ‘Health visitor They would help to identify symptoms that may occur as a result of eating unhealthy food or other causes the visitor.

During the detox sessions, visitors are advised to take in the light of activities such as yoga, massage, or even dancing or martial arts for energy restoration, self-evaluation, or maintaining the strength part.

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Pulau Kadidiri – Secret dive paradise

Pulau Kadidiri

For diving fanatics, the name Kadidiri Island is a famous leading destination in Indonesia, but it is still little known outside the diving community. Located at the tip of the Gulf of Tomini in Central Sulawesi, Kadidiri is one of the islands in the National Park Togean containing the wealth of the Coral Triangle.

With white sand beaches and amazing glassy water, Kadidiri’s exotic beauty and charm make it one of the most important tourist destinations of the area. Kadidiri is a paradise for divers for its beautiful underwater scenery, rich coral reefs and beautiful marine life. The waters around Kadidiri support more than a thousand species of marine animals, many of which are endangered and protected.

Pulau Kadidiri

Togean The islands were formed by volcanic activity, and are covered with dense rainforests, surrounded by ancient coral reef formations. The islands are a very secluded paradise, composed of 56 almost-uninhabited islands that have managed to retain a natural elegance, unspoiled by man. The Togean Archipelago is not easy to achieve, but anyone willing to make the effort will be more than rewarded with everything you would expect from such a difficult-to-reach destination and much more! Ultimate seclusion, endless entertainment, and excellent diving and snorkeling, which may very well be the best found in Indonesia, if not the world.

Located in the Coral Triangle that stretches from the Philippines and East Malaysia through the Indonesian archipelago to East Timor and the Solomon Islands, the Togeans are the only islands in Indonesia, where all the main types of reef can be found in one place: atolls, barrier and fringing reefs.

Pulau Kadidiri

The reefs are in excellent condition and maintain an almost impossible abundant marine life. Parrot fish, banner fish, moon fish, starfish, blue striped sea snakes, and spotted stingrays are just some of the species that you may encounter in the ankle-deep waters, only a few meters from the coast. For more experienced divers, eager to further head out to sea, sightings of sea turtles, black-tail barracuda and blue marlin are quite common. If you are patient (or lucky) enough, the scalloped hammerhead can even visit. Another popular dive site is the wreck of an American B24 bomber from World War II. The aircraft is largely intact, and is home to nudibranchs, lionfish, and large schools of jackfish.

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A colorful on toba lake festival

Toba lake festival

Some jovial events marked the opening of Lake Toba Festival 2013 last weekend in North Sumatra.

Among those who attended the festivities Tourism and Creative Economy Deputy Minister Sapta Nirwandar, Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa and North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho.

The event is intended to bring more exposure to the lake which is one of the largest in the world, and shows the highlights of traditional and recreational activities in the region.

During the festival, held competitions including the World Drum Festival, a paragliding competition and a singing competition.

Toba lake festival

Apart from these competitions, the festival will also be an exhibition of traditional games and diverse heritage workshops.

Visitors have access to them all free.

The festival is held on the island of Samosir, the land mass in the middle of the lake, from September 8 to September 14

The festival was previously known as Pesta Lake Toba (Feast of Lake Toba), but changed its name to Lake Toba Festival as this time it is said to be larger in size and aims to strengthen its reputation as an annual international event.