Friday, March 15, 2013

Footprints : Sunset in Bali - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Footprints/ Watch sunsets or sunrises

 Guests sitting by the beach .......

Indonesian friends recommended that I visit The Rock Bar in Bali's Jimbaran Bay where one can watch the sun sets while sipping a cocktail, with live musicians playing.

The Rock Bar, Bali

This unique bar is built on natural rocks 14 metres above the Indian Ocean with the Bali waves crashing against them. There are unparalleled 360-degree views across the ocean and back to the beach and cliffs. This innovative open-top bar is Bali's most glamorous sunset and after-dark destination.

Lots of tourists visit this popular bar daily despite its seemingly hefty price tags. One needs to go early to get a choice seat. Even though we arrived early at the bar around 5 pm, there was a queue already.

a surfer at Bali beach  

We had 3 choices of seating : 1) the bar level; 2) the side deck or 3) the beach. We chose the seats by the beach, preferring to leave our footprints in Bali. hehe...

The sky turned so many different shades as the sun sinks behind the horizon. It was breathtaking. The spectacular moments lasted for half an hour before darkness enveloped us. Quickly the staff brought out the lighted candles. It was so romantic.


While the guests marvelled at the gorgeous sunset and enjoyed their drinks, spotted at a far corner of the beach were a local and his son. They were gathering up their simple fishing net and heading home with a small catch. As the father walked ahead with his catch, the skinny boy followed... leaving a trail of footprints on the beach.




38 comments:

  1. looks like a perfect getaway. the Rock bar looks cool and sunset is one of my favourite times of day.

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    1. Bali is such a cool place for a relaxing vacation. If you don't mind the high charges, bring home a fantastic experience watching the sunset at Rock Bar. :)

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  2. Beautiful shots. Looks like a great place to visit.

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  3. I would love to go this Rock Bar on Bali! : )

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  4. Wow that is one uber cool bar; location location location isn't it?

    Ewok's Photo Hunt

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    1. The designer of this cool bar makes use of the surrounding environment to create beautiful memories for the visitors. Genius.

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  5. Marvelous, darling!! sunset, cocktails and live music sounds heavenly.
    Happy weekend to you.

    photohunters

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    1. Wish Heaven has beautiful sunset, cocktails and live music. hahaha....
      Happy weekend!

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    1. It's only on a holiday that I have time to watch the sun sets. :)

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  7. The Rock Bar looks wonderful -- and I could see why it attracts so many people. How many days were you in Bali in total, ECL? Is it easy to get around there?

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    1. I was in Bali for 5 days. We hired a car and used GPS to bring us round the island. It was fun and easy to drive around since we can read signs in Indonesian language.

      Warning : The traffic police stationed at some junctions would find fault with drivers of rental cars and ask for money. They get away with it because most of these drivers are foreigners who don't want more trouble.

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  8. I stayed where the Indonesian airline uses. just after the bombing. Not nice.

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    1. There are quite a number of beautiful places to stay in Bali. If it wasn't so troublesome, I wish I could stay in a different place every night.

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  9. Beautiful sunsets !! I wished I could lay on the beach !!

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    1. Some of the beaches in Bali are so beautiful! I wish I could build a house next to the beach :)

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  10. We are relaxed and happy just looking at your gorgeous photos! thank you for sharing these.

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  11. Great shots for this week's theme.

    Have a super weekend.

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  12. Beautiful photos! I would also prefer a seat by the beach where the view is stunning :D I'm still dreaming of the day I visit Bali.

    Happy weekend!

    Sreisaat Adventures

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    1. You are not too far from Bali. Do plan a visit, you would fall in love with the island too. :)

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  13. Hi ECL, your photos and description makes me want to hop on a plane right now and head to Bali. First, what a cool name for a bar. And it does look and sound like a romantic spot. Your photos are lovely and I love the captures of the surfer and son and father.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. haha.... you won't have any regrets visiting Bali. Though there are lots of tourists but there are still some interesting places to visit. The locals are very warm.

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  14. What a cool bar. I'd love to visit it (and Bali). Your photos are fantastic!

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    1. Do visit it if you go to Bali. Of course there are lots more interesting places to visit too in Bali.

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  15. What a beautiful place! No wonder people love to go there.

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    1. Many visitors I spoke to came to know of this bar through word of mouth.The gorgeous sunset was worth it.

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  16. That place has it all doesn't it! And it sounds like a lot of people know it. (I do hate waiting in line, would have to go early!)

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    1. I too dislike waiting in line but the spectacular sunset was worth the wait. Glad I was there with my love to experience this moment.

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  17. Hopefully one day I will be able to go there...hopefully. :D

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