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So what’s this all about?

I started coming to Bali about 15 years ago. From the very first time I landed at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali my senses were bombarded from every angle: the warm tropical air, the sounds, the different smells from Frangipani, incense to all the different cuisines from the street stalls and Warungs.

About Ivan Lavelle
About Ivan Lavelle

Bali is the 12th largest island of Indonesia and in my humble opinion maybe the most renowned. 

Waking up on the first morning after the best sleep of your life, you may hear faint traditional music somewhere in the distance, Gamelan. Its soothing notes, familiar and welcoming.  Your breakfast to set you ready for the exciting day ahead consists of fresh fruit juice, Balinese Coffee and a hearty Nasi Goreng.

Walking outside you see people going about their daily lives, arranging morning offerings outside their home or place of business. Observing the local people you learn something… this tradition along with so many others you will see and experience have been handed down from generation to generation. The Balinese culture and heritage is so rich and vibrant that each time I have returned to The Island of The Gods I am always in awe of different customs and belief.

The things that never change are Balinese Hospitality and the Balinese Smile. It’s unavoidable, everywhere you go people smile at you. It lifts your soul, you feel at peace, you are in Bali, you are home.

This website is aimed at helping people find useful information about Bali, Nusa Penida, Lombok and the Gili Islands from diving to the best places to eat and stay, not forgetting some well trusted guides and transport people to help you take away any stress . The website is continually evolving and in the coming months opportunities will become available to advertise and promote on the site. if you are interested in advertising or collaborating, please get in touch.

The charities promoted on this site add significant value on so many levels to Bali and the surrounding islands. I cannot thank them enough for the work they do in helping protect and clean this special place, The Island of the Gods.

We have upcoming collaborations watch this space, Philippines (Cebu and Malapascua), Thailand and Maldives.
Again if you are interested, please get in touch.

You will most likely fall in love with this special place, I know I have.

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