The first week of Idul Fistri holiday or Lebaran as it is known in Indonesia is now over, with one week to go and many hotels are experiencing strong demand in Bali.

I am living in Lovina and have always been told, it’s not a good place for a tourist business, but people I know had trouble getting a room in the town. While the beaches don’t get packed like Kuta, the restaurants are generally full every night.

From the Jakarta Post:

“All hotels, from budget to upmarket, are flooded with domestic visitors,” said Perry Markus, the secretary-general of the Bali branch of the Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI).

He said that occupancy rates for hotels in those areas had reached 100 percent during the holiday period.

“The hotels in those areas were so full that a large number of visitors had to find accommodation elsewhere,” he said.