Bali

Temple in Bali   Rice fields in Bali

Why Bali?                                                                           Click here to view video

In the words of one of our clients, “Everything, absolutely everything was not only perfect but emotional and so special”. We strive to create memorable experiences every time and from the feedback we get, we hope we succeed! Pacific World is able to meet and greet guests from inside the international arrival terminal and provide specialist visas and on arrival assistance to insure your visit is as smooth as possible. Pacific World has strong relationships with government, the police and local communities. We are passionate about our work and our clients, and about promoting and bringing business to Bali. We love our destination and we love to share it with others. We are very well respected among the Balinese tourism community for our integrity and our commitment and as a result we are able to support our clients to get the best rates, most flexible conditions and special arrangements for your events.

Meetings:  A meeting set at the world famous Bali International Convention Centre, with plenty of opportunities to relax at the luxury spa after all the hard work.

Incentive: take an inspiring tour with a cruise to Lembongan Island on a raft or a catamaran and watch the awe-inspiring Kecak dance during sunset at Uluwatu Temple on the cliff.

Conference: A surprising conference that includes demonstrations of art and dance traditions with workshops, pampering sessions in a world-class spa a stunning and Rajalaya Opening Dinner with hundreds of villagers welcoming your guests.

Event: Host an event on the beach at Jimbaran with local music and a fresh seafood buffet.

Bali is a magical island blessed with beautiful people and places, filled with art, music and festivals. Majestic volcanoes, enchanting heritage, mystical rice terraces and long sandy beaches are just the start of a highly uplifting and rewarding experience. Bali is so much more than people ever expect – from its varying landscapes, to its incredibly rich culture and wonderful people, a destination that provides huge diversity, that will ensure that even in a short programme, each of your guests will form a bond with the island, its people and magic, as well as with each other. Combining Bali’s local charms with its cosmopolitan dining scene, out of this world hotels and resorts, and an extensive range of modern meeting venues and facilities, to fit all budgets, you can be sure that from the moment that your delegates step off the flight until the moment they step back on, that just as with the people of Bali, there will be smiles all round.

There are numerous reasons to host a meeting, incentive programme, conference or event on this magical island, from the quality of the hotels to the inspiring excursions and spectacular conference facilities available for any type of event. But, probably the best reason to choose Bali is the people: a truly inspirational smile will greet your arrival, accompany throughout your stay and bid you farewell when you leave. The most beautiful hotels on earth. Bali is the perfect resort destination for meetings, events and incentives, offering excellent value and variety with an extensive range of hotels and meetings facilities to suit every need. A spiritual island. Wonderful rituals and legends are played out passionately by its people, through intoxicating musical and dance performances that are a highlight of any event. Exceptional CSR opportunities. From activities with children, schools, wildlife and local communities, a group can do a great deal to support the Balinese people. Out of this world evening events. Imagine an entire village turning out in full costume to lead you in ceremonial procession to a sacred temple, dressed for a festival – a gala evening like no other that incorporates and celebrates the traditions of Bali. Twin centre programmes in one destination. From wild adventure in the island’s rugged interior, to adrenaline fuelled or relaxing ocean activities, to artistic exploits and cultural experiences. Balinese hospitality.  The Balinese people are so proud to have international visitors and welcome you at every moment. Attention to detail and creativity is in their blood.

  • When should I travel?
Dry season from April to the end of October is not as wet as the rainy season that is brought by the west monsoon from January to March. There is sun all year around, like it may rain all year around, and temperatures range between 21 and 33 degrees centigrade. Average humidity is 60-90%. In any case, the rainy season is no reason not to come. It is very unusual that it rains all day. It tends to rain in the afternoon almost at fixed hours.

  • Is it safe to travel and are there places to avoid?
Indonesia is a vast country that stretches over more than 5000 kilometers. It is generally a very safe place to travel. However, due to the sporadic turmoil in isolated places, such as Aceh, the Moluccas and borderline Irian Jaya, we advise you stay away from these specific destinations.

  • What money should I take?
The currency in Bali is the Rupiah (IDR). Western currencies and travelers cheques are easily changed at banks and moneychangers. Credit cards are widely accepted. In urban areas and certainly on Bali there are now plenty of ATMs. However it is advisable to conduct day-to-day transactions in the local currency, the Indonesian RUPIAH (IDR).

  • What language will they understand?
The official language is Bahasa Indonesia with numerous regional languages and dialects. In the major cities and in hotels English is widely understood. A few Indonesian words are highly appreciated, but not really necessary. In the outer regions such as Nusa Tenggara, English is not spoken widely.

  • How about my health?
Health insurance to include emergency repatriation cover is strongly advised. Adequate routine medical care is available in all major cities, but emergency services are generally inadequate outside major cities. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payments before any treatment is given. Clinics catering specifically to foreigners can be found in most capital cities. Although medical costs are relatively cheap, drugs can be expensive.

  • Public Holidays

2012
January 01 New Year's Day
January 23 Chinese New Year
February 05  Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
April 06 Good Friday
April 14 Nyepi (Hindu New Year)
April 28 Waisak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
May 17 Ascension
June 17 Lailat al Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
August 17 Indonesian Independence Day
August 19 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
October 26 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
November 15 Islamic New Year
December 25 Christmas Day / Boxing Day

2013
January 01 New Year's Day
January 24 Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
February 10 Chinese New Year
March 12 Hari Raya Nyepi (Hindu New Year)
March 29 Good Friday
May 09 Ascension Day
May 25 Waisak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
June 05 Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
August 08 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
August 17 Independence Day
October 15 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
November 04 Islamic New Year

  • Do I need a visa?
South African passport holders require visas for Indonesia which can be issued on arrival.

  • Will I need any innoculations before I depart?
Yellow Fever vaccinations are required when travelling to Bali if coming from an infected area.