April 2020

BALI PLUS Magazine April 2020

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Release Date: 03 April 2020.

Om swastiastu. Welcome to our April issue! April is a month that insiders often

recommend for visiting the Island of the Gods. The rainy season is over and the

transition to the dry season brings with it cleaner beaches, sunny weather and slightly

cooler temperatures. Average temperatures should hover around 27°C with the ocean

temperature at about 28°C, perfect for all your water sports and just cooling off in the

water. It may still rain from time to time, though mostly at night.

Easter weekend is typically a busy time in Bali due to holidays and long weekends in

many countries. Hotels usually fill up slowly after the lull from January. Easter brunches

will be offered at many hotels and restaurants. Our recommendations for decadent

brunch offerings include the Sunday Brunchcation at the Apurva Kempinski Bali in Nusa

Dua and the Pizzaria Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt Regency Bali in Sanur. Check our Hot

Deals section for more info on best deals for hotel stays and brunches. To secure your

hot cross buns for Good Friday, check out some local favorite spots such as Biku (Jl

Petitenget No.888, Seminyak), Dijon (Jl. Setiabudi, Simpang Siur Square, Kuta) or Coffee

‘n’ Oven (Jl. Pantai Berawa No.51, Canggu). We recommend ordering in advance…

As visitors come and go, Bali’s unique culture remains strong. For nearly a thousand

years, the Balinese have followed a unique form of Hinduism, now known as Agama

Hindu Dharma: a descendant of the religion introduced to Bali by visiting Hindu gurus.

Preserving cultural traditions are part of what makes Bali so special. The strong

connection between the Balinese and their religion ensures that Bali retains its unique

identity among SE Asia’s island destinations.

Tumpek Krulut (April 4) is a special day where the Balinese express gratitude for life

and celebrate affection, art and music. Purnama Kedasa (April 7) is an important

Balinese Hindu celebration held following the tenth full moon in the Balinese calendar.

Thousands of devotees attend festive rituals at Hindu temples around the island.

To experience some true Balinese culture, try to respectfully observe some of the

celebrations locally around this time.

Check out our Bali’s Best Awards for venues, businesses and people doing big

things on this island. This month we include the Jody O’Shea House in Denpasar

where their mission is “simply to give the children a better chance in life”. We also

write about the good folks at Solemen, an Indonesian non-profit foundation that

provides direct support and funding for the disadvantaged in Bali. As usual, our

Reviews are personal recommendations, ones that we’ve tried and tested to

ensure that you get only the best out of your time here in Bali. What’s New this

month includes Grill’d Bali in Seminyak, the first international outpost of the beloved

Australian burger chain, offering an impressive array of both meat-free and healthconscious

options as well as their carnivorous favourites. With the current Covid-19

situation gripping the planet, things may be slightly more subdued this year on

the island. Some restrictions are in place to attempt to prevent the spread of the

coronavirus. Many restaurants/ cafes have transitioned to offering more takeout

and delivery services. For those here on the island, we urge you to practice

social distancing, best hygiene practices as much as possible and to stay safe.

If you’ve had a wonderful time here in Bali, or have tried something exciting and new

that you would like us to know about, contact us! We always love to hear from you.

Reach us on Facebook (Baliplus Magazine) and Instagram (@baliplus). Tag us or send

us messages with your favourite Bali photos and stories and we might just share it on

our feed. Meanwhile, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter via our website (www. where you’ll find the latest updates, articles and blogs to help you on

your visit. ‘Til next time, Om shanti shanti shanti Om, stay safe and welcome to Bali!

Language : English
Country : Indonesia
Publisher : Trijaya Dewata
Page Count : 100
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