Event: Rip Curl Cup “It’s On When It’s On” 1 July – 15 August 2013.
How to get there: rent a motorbike for IDR 60K a day. Go to Uluwatu direction, then turn right at the end of bigger road. Go down until you find a parking lot of Padang Padang Beach.
There are places to stay (hotels, hostels, villas), restaurants, and warung (traditional small restaurant or convenient store).
I stayed at Coco de Heaven hotel on Bypass Ngurah Rai. About 5 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes to Kedonganan beach, 10 minutes to Jimbaran beach, 15 minutes to Uluwatu or Denpasar, 20 minutes to Kuta beach. I chose this hotel because my cousin was hospitalised at RS Kasih Ibu Kedonganan. Their room rate was great (booking via Agoda), they have a motorbike to rent, and the service was better than I expected. There are local restaurants, surf outlets, a mall (Benoa Square), convenient stores, and a souvenir store nearby.