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Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

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Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

Well we have less than 48 hours to go until we go for our first trip to Bali and we would like to have dinner somewhere that has a show with something like traditional Bali dancers is there anywhere we can do this around the kuta area. If not where can we go just to see them dance

Thanks

AdamQ

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1. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

If you want to see a traditional dance while having dinner then usually you'll end up at a hotel restaurant. But to be honest, you won't get a really nice impression when watching the dances here.

What you can do is have an early or late dinner in Ubud and combine it with one of the many dance performances held every evening around 1900 there. You can buy tickets just before the performance starts or earlier that day.

Another option is to go to Uluwatu temple where they have the Kecak performance in one of the best settings on the island. Hotels and travel agencies in Kuta can arrange it for you.

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2. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

There are a couple of options in Ubud for dinner / dance performance.

Laka Leke restaurant offers different performances. They will arrange a driver (for a charge). There is no charge for the performance if you are dining. The view is good, food tasty, prices very reasonable with a choice of a set menu or order what you wish and you are close to the stage. Do book ahead for a good table.

www.lakaleke.com/Perfomance/perfomance.php

The cafe lotus is your other option. They offer various tables to view the dancing some of which they charge for. So IF you go here book ahead a couple of days and ask for a table with no charge.

You could perhaps hire a driver, look around the ubud area and then go to dinner at one of the above places / or choose one of the many restaurants in Ubud for dinner and then go to the dancing which is on each night

here is the schedule

http://visitubud.com/guide/392/

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3. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

My vote is Kecak fire dance at Uluwatu temple excellent at sunset

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4. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

Cool thanks people :) so this fire dance does it include the girls/Ladies in the traditional dress with all the gold and stuff with that Bali music. I looked up the fire dance on YouTube bet all they had was a groups of men making a ring of fire and one guy started jumping through it ?

Cheers

AdamQ

Edited: 03 January 2011, 02:03
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5. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

The kecak dance is mainly all men but yes there are a few ladies. If you want to see lots of girls in traditional costume then you would be best to see another dance. The web site for Laka Leke which i gave you the link to describes some of the dancing.

The other place to see dancing along with dinner which is closer to kuta is at the grand hyatt in nusa dua. They have a nightly performance at their pasar senggol. This is dinner, balinese dancing (varies each night) and they have a small array of local artisans selling goods. There is also a good bar called salsa verde where you can enjoy drinks and watch the sun set prior to the show. You would need to e mail ahead for a booking. The shopping centre in nusa dua (bali collection) also has some restaurants with balinese dancers (not full show). Prada priority is one such place.

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6. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

Great thanks for that I will book for one of the shows thanks again

Cheers

AdamQ

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7. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

hi adam. why go all the way to nusa dua to see dancers. most of the big hotels have them on their indonesian buffet nights. try ramada bintang, padma, kartika discovery. they all do them. you dont even have to go to the buffet (although they are good value) as you can just sit and order adrink and watch.

loads of hotels do them, the above are just some that i have watched them at. check their websites to find which night

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8. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

Even better thanks for that ;)

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9. Re: Were to have dinner and see traditional Bali dance

Just a thought a couple of years ago I was walking through the Jayakarta, Legion, there was a buffet dinner and dance and the girls were in there traditional costumes it looked great.

Enjoy your holiday.

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