Bali holiday, Ubud & Tandjung Sari
Description of Bali holiday, Ubud & Tandjung Sari
This Bali holiday is a tailor made trip, following a carefully crafted itinerary that combines both the cultural wonders of inland Bali, at Ubud, with plenty of relaxing beach time at Sanur.
Starting at Ubud, considered by many to be the cultural hub of the island, it is a wonderful location for discovering local artisans’ work, visiting ancient temples and savouring Balinese cuisine. We can arrange hiking or cycling trips into the region’s rural villages and terraced paddies, the highlight for many of our guests being the temples at Mount Agung. Bali is a place to go at your own pace, cycling here and there, stopping to enjoy some hot springs, or just sitting outside a local ‘warung’ or café and watching this beautiful Balinese world go by.
In Ubud you will stay at an elegant boutique hotel, Tepi Sawah, just on the outskirts of the town, with only 25 bedrooms overlooking the typical Balinese rural landscape of luscious green paddies. It also has a swimming pool and stunning gardens.
Your accommodation in Sanur, where you will be based for the rest of your trip, is not only equally beautiful but, like all properties in Bali, adheres to local law that says nothing can be taller than a palm tree. You will have plenty of palm trees, however, at this beachfront boutique hotel, Tandjung Sari. A family run hotel, it is one of the oldest accommodations on the island and with that comes years of superb hospitality, having welcomed guests for over fifty years. Located on a beach that has a quiet atmosphere, visit the beach front temple, fine seafood restaurants and shops or galleries nearby.
Tandjung Sari has 27 traditional beach bungalows, which are fully equipped and yet decorated with understated Balinese style. They are within easy reach of the both the beach and the hotel’s saltwater infinity pool. Indeed, the hotel bar overlooks a tranquil lagoon with views across to the island of Nusa Penida. There is also a traditional Balinese spa at the hotel.
The Balinese are very proud of their local culture and Hindu Heritage. Tandjung Sari, therefore, hosts musical entertainment, as well as traditional dance accompanied by a gamelan orchestra, twice a month.
PlanetResponsible Travel doesn't mean having to compromise on the enjoyment of your trip or the quality of your accommodation. We feel strongly that we should directly benefit the communities we visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects, without sacrificing comfort or character.
On this trip we include a cycling trip though Ubud, which is the best way to get to know the area, and not damage the environment. We also encourage additional bike rides, so that you can visit remote areas. Both hotels on this trip are chosen because of their luxury, environmental practices and their relatively small size. At 25 rooms and 27 bungalows respectively, the Tepi Sawah and the Tandjung Sari do not put huge strain on local resources, and were built to fit in with the local environment.
Ethical considerations are also part of our research and development process and we encourage feedback on our practices. Clients are asked to comment and make suggestions on our responsible practices when completing their post-trip questionnaire. In addition to this, as well as visiting destination-based initiatives whilst on their educational trips, our country specialists are encouraged to help continually improve our responsible travel initiatives.
PeopleWe are committed to supporting a wide number of responsible and ethical initiatives, including environmental projects, community tourism projects and education programmes. We encourage our clients to visit many of these initiatives such as wildlife sanctuaries, local schools, orphanages and co-operatives.
Tandjung Sari hotel is family run, and most staff are local to the area, helping to add to the economy. During the trip you will be guided on a temple tour by a local guide, who benefits from the tourism, and is the best person to show fascinating areas. Additional guides can also be arranged if you would like additional tours of local areas.
Whilst on the tour through Ubud we point out the best places to buy gifts, and try local food if you would like to try, which can both make a large difference to local economies.
Ethical practice is not just limited to the destinations we operate in. Responsible practice is exercised in our office with various measures put in place aimed at reducing, re-using and recycling resources where possible.
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