IDEAL FOR MEETINGS
Charming Bali never fails to warm the hearts
of visitors. As soon as you step off the plane,
the island’s colourful sights, aromatic
smells and people’s gentle smiles
conjure up an indescribably magical aura.
|One of the world’s most exotic and
diverse destinations, Bali boasts an impressive range
of international-standard meeting facilities, show-stopping
hotels, exquisite food, and vibrant nightlife, complimented
perfectly by unforgettable scenery and genuinely friendly
and hospitable people who practise an authentic age-old
Whether you’re an adventure freak or a yoga fanatic,
the landscapes of Bali have something special in store
for you. Challenging treks, bike trails, dive spots
and surf breaks contrast with
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unlimited recreational and cultural options and you have
a superb MICE venue.
Bali’s skilled culinary providers and entertainment
professionals have the expertise and the state-of-the-art
meeting and convention facilities to support innovative
planners in tailoring an event to suit a variety of purposes
and budgets. Whatever the size or aim of your group, you
can be rest assured that Bali’s imaginative and
knowledgeable event organizers have a positive can-do
attitude and an infrastructure to handle any MICE option.
Friendly and Welcoming People
The people of Bali are exceedingly hospitable and will
greet you with an ever-ready smile. In fact, you will
quickly make friends with the Balinese, who, with their
super-relaxed nature, always have time to proudly tell
you something about their beautiful island.
Initially a magnet for artists, anthropologists and bohemians,
Bali in the late twentieth century attracted travellers
and eventually bus-loads of tourists. Today, more than
a million tourists visit Bali per year, curious about
its fabled beauty and the welcoming nature of his inhabitants.
In fact, perhaps more than anything else it is the peaceful
energy of the Balinese that keeps people wanting to come
back. Inseparable from their colourful Hindu religion
which tastefully blends devotion with artistic endeavour,
a Balinese life is a never-ending cycle of lively ceremonies
and rituals, all in an effort to attain a harmonious balance
between the unseen forces of good and evil.
A Colourful Cultural Haven
Bali is home to a rich and vibrant cultural tradition,
rooted in ancient rites and Hindu beliefs. Every day is
an eye-opener in Bali, and even during a short stay chances
are you will be lucky enough to witness a magnificent
religious ceremony or festival, perhaps right near where
you are staying.
The Balinese are infinitely creative, and it would be
fair to say that there are more artists and artisans on
this small tropical island than in any concentrated area
on the planet. In one family, there will be at least a
handful of people who can dance, paint, carve, play music,
craft or forge.
Balinese dances are famous the world over for their beauty
and intricacy, and then there’s the shimmering sounds
of the gamelan orchestra, the largest ensemble in the
Eastern world - undulating melodies and complicated rhythms,
all committed to memory. Music and dance performances
are a daily occurrence, particularly at ceremony time
and add a special exotic touch to any MICE event.
Bali is both interactive and educational. In the island’s
arts and crafts centres, visitors are not only welcome
to observe working artisans, but are also encouraged to
join a class in traditional dance, gamelan playing, mask
carving, batik painting, and more.
This creative Balinese culture has given birth to some
of the finest art works in the world, full of detail and
inspiration, with new and interesting pieces coming to
life even as we speak. For the art lover, studios of the
old masters, collectives of women and child painters and
actors, as well as young conceptual artists are all well
represented. Many of these venues make delightfully unique
venues for meetings.
There are numerous art galleries featuring traditional
and modern collections, but don’t forget to visit
the source: the village areas, where you can witness skilled
artisans working on fascinating art works and charming
handicraft pieces ready to take home as souvenirs.
A Natural Get-away
Boasting stunning terraced rice fields, vast volcanic
craters, white sand beaches, awesome wave breaks and much
more, Bali is simply a nature-lover’s niche. A large
part of the island is still covered in watery rice paddies
which sparkle in the sun and lend a refreshing breeze
to the lowlands at night.
Exploring the island’s inland areas will take you
through abrupt changes of ecosystems that inevitably lead
to active volcanoes, crater lakes, waterfalls, a farmer’s
market or a remote village where you’ll get an inside
look at the enormously resilient community life of the
Visitors can enjoy scenic nature walks across varied and
breathtaking landscapes. Scenic East Bali is a photographer’s
dream and in the west are primeval rainforests and stunning
river valleys. Travel one of the mountainous roads that
traverse the island from south to north and at every turn
you’ll catch superb views of cascading rice terraces.
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of the mountain areas where one can meditate in tranquillity.
A wide choice of outdoor adventure and sports activities
enhances any meeting and in this regard Bali will not
be found wanting. Over the last few decades, Bali has
developed into a premier soft-adventure destination for
mountain cycling, horseback riding, elephant safaris,
paintball competitions, self-drive touring, as well as
explorations with a personal driver and guide.
Also available are thrilling action sports, such as surfing,
paragliding, bungee jumping, class II and III white water
rafting, helicopter rides into the island’s hinterlands,
or climbing a smoking volcano in the pre-dawn hours.
For good wholesome fun, children will gravitate naturally
to Bali’s superb beaches where they can join in
on a local soccer match or volleyball game; fly a kite;
go body surfing, running, throw a Frisbee; or simply build
Underwater revellers may choose to dive or snorkel the
splendid drop-offs and isolated reefs of Amed, Tulamben
and Menjangan, earning a PADI certificate in the process.
Bali also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for
some of the world’s premier dive locales off Flores
and Komodo in this watery nation’s southeast islands.
For the laidback sports fan, try your hand at one of the
island’s number of world-class golf courses. You
can’t go wrong with such a perfect mix of clear
weather, courteous caddies, and breathtaking scenery.
Pre- and post-convention group activities can be arranged
aboard a sleek catamaran or traditional sailing schooner
to Bali’s offshore islands for a romantic sunset
dinner, group party or a variety of other sea-borne excursions.
Or you can put the wind in your sails by embarking on
a maritime adventure organised to Indonesia’s fabled
There’s a luxury of choices of programmes and tours
to all the principle highlights of Bali, as well as further
a field to the neighbouring island of Lombok, the Javanese
royal palace city of Yogyakarta, and to one of the wonders
of the ancient world - the inimitable Borobudur Temple
of Central Java.
Time to relax
While meetings and gala dinners have their place, a MICE
destination must also be somewhere one can kick back and
take it easy. Bali is synonymous with relaxation, and
its retreats, spas and relaxation centres are among the
best in the world. Treat yourself to a flower petal bath,
an aromatic massage or a rice-paste skin exfoliation at
one of the many reputable spas, where you’ll be
pampered by professional staff, especially trained to
make you feel at bliss.
Bali’s beautiful beaches are so famous that their
mention is almost redundant. With perfect weather nearly
all year round and white sand and blue water as far as
the eye can see, you can spend simply hours stretched
out on the long-chairs soaking up some rays.
In the volcanic regions, soothing hot springs abound -
the perfect spots for relaxing with MICE colleagues or
for simply putting work on the back burner for a few hours.
The culinary world of Bali offers a spectacular array
of authentic cuisine from all over the world and excels
in combining exquisite taste with genuine hospitality,
all at extremely affordable prices.
Whether you wish to savour the finest indigenous cuisine
Bali has to offer, or you crave Japanese, Indian, Italian,
Mediterranean or even Irish specialities, it’s all
here. Bali now boasts its own vineyard and wine making
facilities, so be sure to try the local international-award-winning
vintages when you dine.
At Bali’s sophisticated hotel and stand-alone restaurants
- many boasting banquet and reception facilities - the
range of venues includes a recreated raja’s court,
restaurants perched on breathtaking cliffs over the Indian
Ocean, lively all-day seafood cafes, as well as hotel
open-air food courts that emulate the festive lantern-lit
atmosphere of an Indonesian night market in full swing.
A Shopper’s Dream
The island’s tourist areas are highly conducive
to strolling, browsing and shopping - favourite activities
both for participants and their partners. With literally
kilometres upon kilometres of shops selling handicrafts,
clothes, antiques, house wares, textiles, and originally
designed jewellery, Bali offers the seasoned shopper a
giddy selection at bargain prices.
Skilled craftsmen; internationally recognised native and
foreign artists; weavers and tie-dyers; bone, stone and
wood carvers; potters and ceramicists; and fashion and
home ware designers have all made Bali a treasure trove
for shoppers and collectors.
Unique Events and State-of-the-art Facilities
To make your event or convention all the more memorable,
you can choose from endless themes and settings. Whether
it’s traditional or modern, the Balinese have the
skills and resources to meet almost any entertainment
demand. The most impressive of all, of course, are the
exotic traditional performances of Balinese music and
dance, dazzling you with stunning dancers lit by flaming
torches and the exciting rhythms of the energetic gamelan
Bali may be traditional, but today the ancient is charmingly
blended with the new, and modern facilities and amenities
are widely available in most parts of the island, particularly
in the developed tourist areas. At purpose-built convention
centres you can expect the best in technology, incorporating
the latest equipment operated by expert technicians. Broadband
internet and wireless connections are now accessible in
all major tourist spots, meaning that your correspondence
is up-to-date and you’re connected globally at any
International teleconferencing plays an ever-increasing
role in modern conferences – a service readily provided
through local telecommunication supplies. As a MICE destination,
the relaxed atmosphere of balmy Bali is guaranteed to
remove any inhibitions between participants, breaking
down barriers and potentially strengthening business relationships.
Glorious Bali has so much to offer - a perfect setting
for a convention, meeting, exhibition or incentive holiday.
There are few places in the world which can boast such
a pleasant and unique combination of cultural effervescence,
natural beauty, reliable weather and genuine hospitality.
The possibilities for your MICE programme are overwhelmingly
limitless. In fact, many say that it would take several
lifetimes to truly explore and appreciate the wonder that
is known the world over as the ‘Island of the Gods’.