CELUKAN BAWANG (Bali)
If Indonesia is considered to be the Emerald of the Equator then surely Bali would be the crown jewels. An island of paradise, Bali is a thought, a feeling, a way of life … Mystical, musical and magical, it is impossible not to fall in love with the utopian smiles and hospitality of Bali.Situated 55 miles/90 kilometres away from the busy tourist spots of Ubud and Kuta lies Celukan Bawang. The port is a typical Balinese dichotomy between ancient and modern, with high-prowed Bugis schooners floating elegantly beside brand new cruise ships and age-old architecture sitting next to modern, streamline buildings. But within minutes of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the industrial port, you are transported into a living postcard. The black sand beaches of the north exude exoticness, the white sand beaches of the south are a playground for the adventurous. Monkey jungles and rich, cultural heritage are just some of the ingredients that make up this wondrous, multi-faceted isle.