MotoGP Mandalika Lombok is officially named the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia, has had an extraordinary effect. Especially for Bali, we can see this effect from increasing hotel room reservations. So far, 500 hotel rooms, especially in the eastern part of Bali, have been booked. This is certainly good news for tourism on this paradise island.
The chairman of the Karangasem Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Wayan Kariasa, said that he had received reservations for 500 hotel rooms. There are several room reservations for star hotels and non-star hotels. All of these hotels are located in the Pandangbai and Candidasa areas. Meanwhile, MotoGP Mandalika viewers have booked room packages with a price range of IDR 4 million.
He said the price of the package depended on the travel agent. However, hotel bookings are still tentative or not final. “This means that there has been no final confirmation and the travel agent has handled all these efforts. Maybe the final is about a week before MotoGP starts,” he said.
How About the MotoGP Mandalika Lombok Effect to the Hotels in Other Areas in Bali?
Until now, there has been no confirmation from the authorities regarding hotel room reservations outside the Karangasem area. As we know that most hotels are in the Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur, Ubud and Canggu areas. However, there have been no hotel room reservations in this area due to the effects of the MotoGP Mandalika Lombok.
Meanwhile, the condition of hotels in other areas of Bali is still quiet. Many hotel rooms are still empty or available. This is because Bali tourism has not recovered 100 percent as usual since the coronavirus spread in Indonesia. Although currently, the government has opened direct flights to Bali such as Garuda Indonesia Flight from Narita – Denpasar since February 3, 2022. Similarly, Singapore Airline will open direct flights to Singapore – Denpasar starting on February 16, 2022.
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How to Access to MotoGP Mandalika Lombok from Bali?
The Indonesian Motor Association (IMI) with the general chairman, Bambang Soesatyo, said that he would join the success of this MotoGP event. This organization will provide 2 cruise ships to transport MotoGP viewers from Bali to Lombok vice versa. Meanwhile, the routes for these ships are Padang Bai Port – Pelindo Gili Mas Port.
The cruise ship is Ro-Ro Premium, KMP Dharma Kencana VIII, as floating accommodation like Cruise Ships. This ship can accommodate 600 passengers. Also, the ship had been a floating accommodation for a month at the XX PON event in Papua.
The second ship is a fast boat that provides daily Bali – Lombok shipping services. This fast boat can take MotoGP spectators from Bali to Mandalika vice versa. Meanwhile, the fast boat route is also the same, namely Padang Bai Harbor, Bali to Gili Mas Harbor, Lombok. This trip using a fast boat will take about 80 – 90 minutes.
Hotels in Canggu Area are Ready to Book.
Hotels in the Canggu area of Bali are ready to book to support this event. We can say that one of the famous hotels is The Tunjung Boutique Resort in the Canggu area. A new hotel which just opened this year offers 21 elegant rooms. Also, access to Padang Bai Harbor is very smooth, about 1.5 hours.
Meanwhile, the reason for choosing the hotels in the Canggu area is making tourists enjoy holidays in Bali enjoyable and also able to watch MotoGP. The Canggu area is very famous for its exotic beaches, hit tourist spots, and being close to other tourist attractions.
For that, please contact the team from The Tunjung Boutique Resort via email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +62-81246645640