A little planning can make the difference between a bum trip and a great journey. When should you go? What festivals or special events will occur during your visit? What's the best way to get there? How much should you plan to spend? What safety or health precautions should you take?
Do It on a Beach or in a Jungle: Your Bali Event -- Few places can compete with Bali as a destination for a major celebration -- weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. Local planners will assist with everything from paperwork, to flowers, catering, entertainment, like cultural performances and music, so you can kick back and enjoy the ride. The island has hundreds of wedding and event planners, but the best are Karen at Cherange (firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cherange.com), and, if I do say so, myself, MJ (email@example.com; www.mjprevents.com).
Online Traveler's Toolbox
www.asiawebdirect.com: A guide to booking a hotel room in Bali
www.balidiscovery.com: Award-winning website with up-to-date information on everything you need to know about Bali for your holiday
www.baliguide.com: An insider's guide to Bali
www.bali-paradise.com: Complete online travel guide to Bali
www.baliplus.com: Bali's biggest little guide book online, with up-to-date information on exhibitions, festivals, and just about everything
www.balistarisland.com: A one-stop travel agency to Bali
www.balitourismboard.org: The official tourist board website
www.baliwww.com: The best online guide to Bali with an excellent blog
www.gili-paradise.com: The best online resource for the Gili Islands
www.i-escape.com: All the details on the best hip hideaways
wwwistylemagazine.net: I Style Magazine's website for great fashion and home decor shops
www.indo.com: Comprehensive travel guide to Indonesia
www.kecak.com: Booking portal for Bali and Lombok hotels
www.thelombokguide.com: The definitive guide to Lombok
www.theyakmag.com: Bali's most fashionable rag with the latest in fashion, food, and accommodation
www.whygo.com: Best deals on flights to and accommodation in Indonesia
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.