Located on Bali's Southern Peninsula, near to the idyllic beaches of Nusa
Dua, Ellie's is just minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport
and perfectly situated for exploring the island's best-known attractions.
There is a US$25 charge upon entry into Bali (at the airport) and a IDR150,000 charge (payable in local currency only) when leaving so be sure to carry some cash on you on arrival and departure.
Public transport is affordable and well worth knowing about if you want to make the most of this beautiful island. Public minibuses, buses and bemos (small pick-up trucks) form the local transport options, and all of them are very cheap - IDR15,000 (US$1.50) will easily get you across the entire island.
Self-drive is possible; a rental motorcycle costs around US$7 a day and a small Suzuki jeep is about US$15 a day. Driving is on the left-hand side, but local driving practices are idiosyncratic to say the least. Anyone easily fazed by busy traffic should explore the possibility of hiring a local car and driver service. You can expect to pay US$15-20. Ellie's will always help you get taxis and drivers straight from the hotel.
The water is best used just for washing but bottled water for drinking is available everywhere. Alternatively, the local beer is Bintang - and we highly recommended it!
The Balinese are quite relaxed about Western dress but you do need to cover
up to visit the temples, bare shoulders and above the knee shorts or skirts
are unlikely to be allowed in. Sarongs are available for hire at most popular
sites. Topless sunbathing is generally OK as long as you are lying on the
beach, but it is polite to cover up when walking around.
The climate averages at an all year round 28C. Dry season is May-October and wet season is November-April.
In general, carry cash on you because not many places accept credit cards and ATM's are usually only in the main towns.
If you are interested in surfing whilst you are at Ellie's or want to learn,
we can either hire a board for you or arrange lessons.
Tuban and Kuta beach area caters to the expert or beginner. Kuta offers boat rides for about Rp 25,000 each way to the outer reef breaks of Tuban. Or if you choose to, you can surf the mellow beach breaks in front of the Hard Rock Café or anywhere along Kuta beach. Bukit Peninsula- located in Southwest Bali, is where the world-famous lefts on Bali are found. Uluwatu, Pedang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, and Belangan to name a few, are waves that break on shallow reefs, creating long rides and great tubes that are sought after by most of the international travelling surfers. If your holiday is during the wet season, check out waves like Sanur reef- the perfect right hander, which at medium high tide can produce a long, hollow performance wave.
Close by is Turtle Island or Serangan, a fun left and right reef break that gets crowded if the swell is big. Drive over to Sri Lanka in front of Club Med in Nusa Dua and surf a short perfect right hander where there is an easy paddle out. If it's lefts you crave at this time of year than a scenic tour up to Medewi: Located only 72 km Northwest of Denpasar here you will find an easy left point which is a mirror image of the famed Malibu point in California. All these spots can produce world class surf and a lifetime of happy memories.
Ellie's is only 15 minutes from one of the best paragliding coastal soaring site in the world. Paragliding season is generally from April to October each year, with the best month usually being August and September.
We can arrange Tandem flight for you with a local para glider "KETUT MANDA".