Bali Becoming Sex Tourist Travel Hotspot

Sex Tourist Travel

Southeast Asia is an extremely popular travel destination for Western tourists from throughout the world. Bali is one of the most popular party and nightlife destinations in all of Asia. Some people are travelling on a budget, and use things like backpackers hostel, while others choose to stay in fancier Bali villas. However, there is one common theme among a surprisingly large percentage of visitors – they are visiting Bali to make use of the blossoming sex industry.

Although you may not have realised it, prostitution is becoming a big business in Bali. Almost every part of the island has its ‘dark areas’, where you can find almost anything that you want. Although you should stay away from anything that is strictly illegal – like illicit drugs or underage women – prostitution is generally accepted.

Note That Prostitution Is Generally Illegal

Although the authorities generally turn a blind eye to tourists paying for sex, prostitution is technically illegal throughout Indonesia. However, this doesn’t stop many people, including locals, paying for sex regularly.

Be Aware Of What’s Happening

Although some people go to Bali looking for a fun, sexy time, a lot more get drawn in without meaning to. This can lead to problems if you’re not careful. Make sure that you’re always aware of what’s happening around you, and what you’re getting yourself into.

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Bali Attractions Include Recreational Drugs

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When it comes to visiting Bali we hear a lot about the sun and surf, but there are other less conventional attractions that bring people to Bali and they include recreational drugs such as ‘magic mushrooms,’ cocaine and marijuana.

Early on the local authorities were either not aware of the drug tourist market or they chose to ignore it. Today, the government ranks among the toughest around for illegal drugs. It doesn’t even have to be “hard drugs”. All illegal drugs seemed to be viewed with the same contempt.

A British woman is facing the death penalty in Bali relating to a drug charge where she is being accused of possessing cocaine for trafficking. Mrs. Sanford denies the charges, but  if she is found guilty, she may get the death penalty or at least 20 years in the primitive Kerobokan jail (which could be classed as the equivalent of 40 years in many normal Western located jail.

So if a vacation to Bali is appealing to you because you want to party and there is an availability of recreational drugs, you may just want to keep the penalties in mind before par-taking. Recreational drugs are illegal and the penalties can be fatal!

If street-sellers’ offer you drugs, they could very likely be police informants and sometimes the drugs aren’t the slightest bit pure and can be mixed with cheap and dangerous substitutes. If you are arrested for drug use and drug possession, you will be detained by police for an undetermined period.

That doesn’t seem to be enough of a warning for some people who are looking for a fun-filled getaway in Bali. If you are thinking about doing some ecstasy or smoking some pot on your next Bali holiday, it’s a good idea to think again. It might be that you are seeking ‘an escape’, but you really are asking for trouble.

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Japanese Woman Spend Big on Bali Gigolos

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You might be surprised to discover that Japanese magazine is reporting that Japanese women are heading to Bali because they like what they see – Gigolos – yes that’s right. Bali beach boys are serving Japanese women and making a very comfortable living making love to them.

For one-time encounter, Japanese women are spending 584k Rupiah or about 5.000 Yen. It does go as cheap as 233k Rupiah or 2.000 yen and as high as 1.1 million Rupiah or 10.000 yen for a full day, which is one of the most popular services offered.

As a tourist destination, Bali has become a very popular getaway. For years, this little gem was a well kept secret, but not anymore. It’s not only become a popular getaway for couples, it’s becoming increasingly popular as a getaway for sexy encounters and the massage industry is the gateway into finding the adventure you want.

It’s quite common for the Japanese woman to ask the beach boy to do a very exotic massage from top to bottom. Then at some point during that massage, the woman asks how much it’s going to cost to for the ‘full’ service.

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Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

Bali is home to the delightful small hamlet of Uma Abian (in the Belayu Village) Tabanan. While this may not be an area of Bali you are familiar with, if you are planning a trip to Bali it is most definitely an area you should explore.

Uma Abian has been spending a great deal of time developing the area for community based tourism and the results are definitely impressive. Agung Prana, who has worked a great deal within Bali’s tourist industry was quick to give this little community some assistance.

The locals have taken the time to develop Uma Abian area and what you now have is an interesting tourist destination. Other Bali villages might use this model on their villages to enjoy the same type of economic growth that has been seen here.

Currently there are a handful of local households who are participating and there have been around 32 rooms made available. Of course, that number can change at any time. Right now, you can expect to pay Rp 800,000 per night.

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Bali Highway Benoa-Nusa Dua Nearing Completion

According to The Ministry of Public Works the highway construction above sea level that will connect Benoa, Denpasar and Nusa Dua has reached 83% and for Bali that’s very exciting.

“Now the construction is on schedule and will finish on time,” said the Head of Highway Management Agency Ministry of Public Work Ahmad Ghani Gazaly in the middle of regional consultation meeting in Denpasar.

According to the Minister, a special consultant has tested the quality of the 11 kilometres of road construction, and it passes with flying colours. Thus far, the weather has not been a factor in the completion of the road construction, which has made the Minister very happy.

The Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto had a similar opinion and was also extremely optimistic that the Denpasar-Nusa Dua highway would be completed by May of 2013.

“We believe that the target will be achieve since there is no serious obstacle,” said Kirmanto.

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Four Pillars to Stabilize Tourism in 2013

Bali has been enjoying significant growth in tourism but Bali’s provincial administration recognizes the need to address concerns and challenges if they expect to continue to enjoy this lucrative industry. In fact, provincial administration is working on the development of a new master plan that will address the complaints and challenges that they currently face in tourism development.

The master plan will focus on developing a blueprint of what is referred to as the four key pillars – the goal is to create tourism development programs for the short, medium, and long term, that adhere to the all bylaws and government decrees.

What will the four pillars cover? Destination development, human resource development, promotion, and the tourism industry. The focus will be to ensure tourists see Bali as a quality destination.

Bali province tourism office head Ida Bagus Kade Subhiksu said, “The bottom line is to create Bali as a quality tourist destination – inside and outside.”

The Bali government has not ignored the complaints that they have received from tourists and a number of international tourism organizations. These include security issues, connectivity issues, lack of infrastructure, and poor management.

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Bali Predicts Foreign Tourists to Reach More Than 3 Million in 2013

The Jakarta Post report that predictions are for Bali to see more than 3 million foreign tourists in 2013, thanks to improvements to the islands infrastructure, which has lead to increased interest in travelling to Bali.

A toll road is being constructed that connects Benoa – Ngurah Rai Airport – Nusa Dua. A traffic underpass is being constructed at Simpang Siur, and the Bali airport is getting an extensive renovation.

The Bali Chief of Provincial Tourism, Ida Bagus Subhisku, projects there will be a 10% increase in foreign arrivals in 2013. During 2012, there were 2.8 million foreign tourists that arrived in Bali. The 2013 foreign tourist arrivals are going to also be strengthened because of several important meetings that scheduled to be held in Bali during 2013. This includes the APEC Summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.

The growing conference and exhibition sector (MICE) and meetings is important, but Bali is also focused on developing agriculture, water, retirement, and spiritual tourism. These are exciting growth sectors for Bali.

Bagus Ngurah Wijaya, the Indonesia Tourism Association (GIPI) chairman, does not believe tourism growth will be in excess of 10% in 2013.

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Tirtha Bridal Unveils Innovative Water Wedding

Tirtha Bridal is excited to unveil its most creative wedding yet. The new water wedding is innovative and incredible. What an experience for the bride, groom, and guests. This is the ultimate in perfect fantasy weddings. Couples will exchange vows on a the natural green stone altar that has been built specifically for weddings, which has then been set on an infinity pool, that is perched atop a Bali cliff.

The alter floats perfectly in line with the horizon so your backdrop is the spectacular Indian Ocean merging with the brilliant skies. This water wedding truly does offer the most surreal wedding experience ever. There are certainly a number of ways to tie the knot in Bali but this tops most.

For more information about the Water Wedding Tirtha Bridal is offering you can contact them at Jalan Uluwatu, Br. Dinas Karang Boma, Pecatu, reach them by phone at (0361) 847-1151, or visit their website.

To add the finishing touches to your wedding consider a Bali villa – not only as the perfect place for your honeymoon, it’s the perfect place to have your wedding reception. There are numerous choices in Bali villas to meet your needs and your pocket book.

If a water wedding isn’t your idea of the perfect wedding, not to worry, because Bali is well known for the variety of memorable wedding settings and themes it offers – there is certainly one that is just what you envisioned. You might even decide to have your service right at your Bali villa – that’s a popular choice for many, after all everything you want is right there – beautiful gardens, ocean views, private swimming pools, personal chefs and staff, and so much more.

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Bali Promotes Water Sports for Tourists

Bali has plenty to see and do – so much that in just one visit you are not likely to be able to enjoy all of it. But one of the things Bali has been promoting is the water sports it has to offer tourists, and they are numerous. Let’s look at some of the recommendations.

Fishing
Fishing activity is huge on the island of Bali. There are numerous charters such as Xplore Charters Sportfishing Adventures, and Yos Marine Adventures. Your charter may fish for Wahoo, Spanish mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and tuna.

River Kayaking
Bali Adventure Tours offers river kayaking. Challenge yourself, experience a solo kayak on the Ayung River in a two person inflatable kayak – experience the thrill.

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Bali Promotes Itself as a Green Destination

Bali is a popular destination for vacationers from around the world, but they are also promoting themselves in a new light – as a “green destination.” There’s a lot of environmentally friendly opportunities in Bali.

Marine tourism has certainly taken advantage of this new way of promoting Bali. There are tons of dive operators in the area and marine tourism is running in harmony with coral reef conservation.

In the southeast part of Bali, there are some of the most amazing landscapes and some fabulous headlands that overlook the bays where you can see fishing boats dotting the waters. In Amed there are around 20 dive operators taking tourists out snorkeling and diving. Of course there are many others in other areas of Bali.

Kuta offers some amazing landscaped both on land and on water, as well as underwater. Sea lovers love vacationing in this area. Whether you want to snorkel, dive, or just go out for a sail there’s tons of opportunity.

There are all the wonderful Bali beaches to enjoy too. Walk along the white sandy beaches, soak up some rays from the shore, take in a magnificent sunset, or enjoy the sound of the lapping waves onshore.

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Bali Hotel Market Will Evolve Dramatically in Next Few Years

Luxury Villas in Bali

Now that tourists know that Bali has been one of the best-kept vacation secrets, they are flocking to Bali at record numbers. That has put a great deal of pressure on Bali infrastructure, and Bali has responded with improvements to the airport and roadways.

Horwath HTL and Phuket-based C9 Hotelworks stated in a report that Bali, like other Asian resort destinations is facing similar dilemmas where public sector infrastructure is having a hard time keeping up with private sector investment.

“Like it or not, Bali’s evolving hotel market is set to evolve dramatically as we head toward the landmark AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) free-trade initiative in 2016,” said managing director of C9 Hotelworks, as quoted by Phuket Wan Tourism News.

This October, the attention of the world will be on Bali, as it prepares to host the APEC Summit. There has a been a $200 million US upgrade to the airport that handles 25 million passengers a year, along with a new toll road, key underpass, and other infrastructure upgrades.

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Balinese Sanctuary for Women Travelling Alone Opens

If you combine women who are looking for a vacation where they can heal their mind, body, and soul with women who are looking for a safe vacation destination, you would come up with the brainchild of entrepreneur Zoe Watson, who opened Bliss Sanctuary for Women in 2010 in Bali.

Watson, who was scared to fly, left the corporate office for Bali in order to let her body recover after a bad car accident. In a world, including Bali, that offers all kinds of retreat vacations for women. According to Watson, what most don’t focus on is the actual travel experience. And this is something Watson knows personally.

“At the time, I said to my boss, ‘I need a month off or you need to get someone to help me’. He said, ‘You can’t do either or those; you can take next week’,” Watson recalls. She took what she could get and travelled to Bali – an option she thought wasn’t ideal at the time, but relatively simple, inexpensive and appeared to offer the safe, solo-travelling experience she was after.

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Bali Tourism Leads to Increase in Real Estate Sales

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The rapid growth in tourism in Bali has also lead to a much higher demand in the real estate sector. Wealthy individuals along with a number of Indonesian firms are creating a buying frenzy in the real estate market, especially when it comes to buying land in the southern island.

According to a report done by property management company, C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL, in addition to the very active tourism market, Bali has also seen recent improvements in highways, the underpass construction, and the airport, all of which support the growth of the real estate market.

There has also been a spike in the number of hotels, condo hotels, and Bali villas that are becoming available. Villas in Bali are incredibly popular because they offer something that even the most up-scale hotels cannot offer – seclusion and privacy, along with spacious, luxurious villas, private swimming pools, lush gardens, and their own staff including cooks/chefs.

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Bali Thriving Thanks to Tourism Growth

Bali continues to thrive as its tourism industry continues to grow and prosper. According to Horwath HTL and C9 Hotelworks, market wide occupancy is almost at 70%. In 2012, the average room rate was $137 US per night.

Australia, China, and Japan are all key to driving the demand, and Malaysia is thought to soon surpass Japan in the number of citizens heading to Bali for their vacation. US vacationers also heads to Bali regularly. It seems the secret is out – Bali is a great place to vacation.

Initially Bali governments may have found themselves struggling to keep up with their new found popularity, especially when it comes to infrastructure. But that is certainly not the case any longer, as they continue to undertake massive infrastructure upgrades to accommodate both tourism and the overall growth in Bali.

Bali locals are benefiting as well from their new found popularity as more employment opportunities arise, better business opportunities, and a real estate market that’s booming. Land is at a prime in Bali and as hotels scramble to find prime land to build, what they may not be realizing is a number of tourists are looking for a different kind of experience.

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Aussies Love Vacationing in Bali

Aussies love to vacation and Bali has become one of their favourite destinations in the world – in fact; it’s 9th on their list according to travel reporter Angela Saurine. It seems the only places that are rating higher than a trip to Bali is a trip somewhere in their own country. They love Bali beaches, and they head to Bali in record numbers every year. Those numbers are continuing to grow and Bali tourist operators are spending more time focusing on this market. They love having the Aussies vacationing in their country and the Aussies love being there – it’s a win-win all the way around.

Childless Australians love Bali beaches, and they are very fond of Seminyak villas. Many of these people travel as couples or as a group of friends and a Bali villa offers the perfect in accommodations. Luxurious, spacious accommodations, with lush gardens, and private swimming pools, as well as on site staff such as cooks, beautiful ocean views, and so much more. It’s no surprise that this type of accommodation is becoming far more popular that hotel stays, because even in the most luxurious hotel there are still other guests to share the common spaces with.

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Bali Establishes Five Tourism Projects

With the growth of tourism comes the growth of Bali, and that includes the announcement of five new tourism projects with a value of Rp 21.5 trillion, which translates to around $2.2 billion US dollars. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, four of these tourism projects are set to be constructed in Bali, while one is set to be constructed in West Nusa Tengara.

The four Bali projects will be well received by tourists. They include the construction of a golf course in the Buleleng district along with a resort and accommodations, and the construction of a marina and yacht facilities in the Badung district.

In 2012, during the first eight months, 5.21 million foreign tourists arrived in Bali and those numbers will continue to grow. It’s clear – the secret is out that Bali is one of the best vacation destinations on the planet.

While these five tourism projects will be well received by tourists, one should recognize that Bali already has plenty to offer. White sandy beaches are one of Bali’s top tourist attractions. You can walk for miles in the warm sand, go surfing, enjoy numerous marine activities, or just relax on the beach soaking up some rays. There are a number of beaches you can choose from – some are quieter than others, so you can choose what’s right for you.

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Bali Popular Destination for Students on Break

Bali has become a popular destination for students on break looking to get away and party. In fact, during these breaks, Bali has never had so much testosterone floating around the beaches, which are filled with men in their twenties on the hunt for girls.

In the past few years, Bali as a party destination for school breaks has grown immensely. During the last couple weeks of November and the early part of December more than 6000 students visit Bali, bringing youthful energy and spirits to Bali clubs.

One popular drink is called the “Illusions” – it is served in tall plastic cups and costs a fraction of what a similar drink would cost in Australia or the US. Groups of young men and women hip, hop, and shake to the beat of the music all night long especially in areas like Seminyak or Kuta’s nightclub strip – this goes on every night of the week.

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Retiree Tourists are Welcomed to Bali Villages

Bali has become the home away from home for many over the age of 65. Some of this retirement crowd has been coming for years and have just continued to do so after they retired, while others are just discovering the beauty and culture that Bali has to offer. One thing is for certain – Bali is welcoming this retiree tourist with open arms.

One of the largest demographics to take visit Bali is the elderly Japanese who come to Bali for their annual vacation. In fact, more than 2000 Japanese senior tourists come and stay for extended periods of time during the year. Of the 3 million tourists that arrived in Bali in 2012 a larger percentage were retirees from Japan, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and Australia.

Because of the retiree, tourists that are heading to Bali a number of retirement villages have been built in the Bangli region, and villas around the island cater to the retirement population. Luxurious and spacious Bali villas are available for rent by couples, or groups traveling together. They offer an affordable alternative to hotels.

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5 Bali Temples Selected As Top Temples to Visit

“The island of a thousand temples” – that’s what Bali is known as. So where do you start and which temples should you make sure you visit when you are in Bali? Recently, the following were released as the top 5 Bali Temples, so these would be a great place to start your exploring, and of course if you have more time, keep exploring.

#1 Tanah Lot Temple
This is the most famous Bali temple. It means “Land in the Middle of the Sea,” and is the work of the15th century priest Nirartha Tanah. Lot sits on a rock just off the coast. It’s spectacular. Come near sunset and get some magnificent photos. There are villa accommodations nearby should you wish to stay in this area and explore.

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