The year 2020 is indeed a big challenge for all of us, especially the tourism industry, when everyone stops traveling that makes the world of tourism and hospitality feels like a dead faint. It takes discipline for all to comply with health protocols in an effort to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. All adjustments are made, especially Bali which continues to improve its tourist spots to meet health protocols so that tourists feel safe and comfortable visiting when the pandemic can be resolved.
Specifically, What’sNewIndonesia flies to Bali to find out more about the condition of tourist attractions in Ubud and its surroundings. Departing from Jakarta, using the Garuda Indonesia airlines, strict health protocols must be passed. Garuda Indonesia applies several rules and facilities for preventing the Corona-19 Virus into a service that makes passenger feels comfortable and safe on their trip. For example, providing hand sanitizers and masks for passengers, social distancing seat arrangement, as well as HEPA Filter system (air circulation filter system) at the cabin.
Arrives in Bali, we head to The Westin & Spa Ubud and before entering the hotel, all guest has to do a checking body temperature as well as there will be given mask and hand sanitizers (which are also found in every hotel lift). Every guest’s luggage will be also sprayed with disinfectant liquid before entering the hotel.
The enchanting beauty of the Ubud with the panoramic breathtaking view of the mountains, valleys, and rivers, not to mention the Hindu Buddhist historical sites which still well preserved. From Goa Gajah which believed to have been built as a place for spiritual meditation to Puri Saren Agung, a historic royal palace offering overnight lodging (before the pandemic, every day in the evening, you can see Balinese dance performances at this Puri).
There is also Puri Agung Tampaksiring with the Holy Spring, in this temple, Hindus pray and perform sacred bathing rituals. Don’t forget to also visit Penglipuran Village to see traditional Balinese housing that is still very neatly arranged. Enjoy water sports full of adrenaline by Rafting on the Ayung river with Bali SOBEK (the first professional Adventure service in Ubud).
Make sure you are physically strong enough because the terrain to the river is quite far with hundreds of stairs that you have to take. When your stomach growls, Café Wayan can represent your taste buds who want to enjoy Balinese food, or Layana Warung Restaurant with a waterfall view, offering a mix of Indonesian and Western menus. Meanwhile, if you want to pamper your tongue accompanied by breathtaking views of Mount Batur, Kintamani restaurant can be an option.
Each tourist spot is equipped with a health protocol system, temperature checking upon entry, ample hand washing facilities at the entrance and inside. In addition to the use of masks that must be done, social distancing is also a must if you are at a tourist destination in Ubud.
The point is to reduce interaction with many people is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, but if you have to do a journey, just be a wise traveler, make sure you followed all the health protocol, Don’t forget to continue to Use your mask, watch your hand, and do social distancing.