This one-of-a-kind Indonesian gem is known for its crystal clear blue water, mesmerizing sand, lush environment, and fun and bustling nightlife. It is no wonder that it is packed with tourist from all parts of the world all year round. It is also due to the fact that Bali has innumerable things to offer, from adventuresome and entertaining activities, sightseeing and tours, to the opportunity to get totally immersed in nature, peace and quiet in your own private villa secluded from the rest of the world. So no matter if you are a thrill-seeker or looking for a perfect serene vacation, Bali has it all.
1. The captivating town of Ubud
If you are looking to experience all-in of what is installed for you in Bali, then you should head out to the town of Ubud. In order to taste the real local food delights, you shouldn’t miss some of the popular restaurants in Ubud like Bebek Bengil which offers aromatic and crispy Indonesian food. When in Ubud, make sure that you visit the famous Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal and see gray long-tailed macaques and sacred temples that surround this unique forest. What is more, bring home a fabulous craft souvenir from your vacation that you could get at Ubud Art Market also known as “Pasar Seni Ubud”. Silk scarves, statues, woven bags and has, you name it.
2. The Bohemian Paradise of Canggu
One of Bali’s best-known surf town, situated close to the Seminyak, has become known for being an escape paradise for yoga enthusiast, digital nomads, and surfers, of course. So, if you strive for a relaxing, yet spiritually engaging and enthralling vacation, Canggu is the place for you. Not so packed with tourist (for now) which will give you an amazing chance to immerse in beautiful weather and peaceful atmosphere. If you are looking for a place where you can unwind, learn to surf, do mindful yoga, relax at the beaches and maybe even party at some of the renowned clubs, you don’t need to look further since Canggu enable you to do all of that and more.
3. Stunning beaches of Lombok
Waterfalls, golden beaches, luscious mountains, and above all tranquil and riveting atmosphere is what awaits every visitor at this small island of Lombok. If you wish to get from the crowd in Bali, you only need to take a ferry and in no time will you arrive in this engrossing place. Check into some of the luxurious Bali Villa Escapes accommodation and get a room with a terrace overlooking the breathtaking white sand beaches. Besides offering every visitor a chance to go snorkeling and diving in clear blue seas, you can go trekking to the summit the Mount Rinjani’s active volcano. Also, if you have your trekking shoes on, head out to Tiu Kelep Waterfall which is surrounded by gorgeous emerald jungle.
4. The remarkable temples of Uluwatu
There are some scenic and truly genuine Buddhist temples on Bali. However, not all are as magnificent as Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Perched on the top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level, this temple is believed to be one of 6 Bali’s key pillars. Wherever you are situated on the island, you simply must find time to visit this remarkable place. The best time to take a splendid photograph and experience its true marvels would be at sunset. As you cannot miss out the dramatic sunset backdrop at Pura Luhur Uluwatu, also you must see the traditional Kecak dance that is performed daily next to this stunning site.
5. Enliven your senses
Among many things that you can do in Bali while on your vacation, there are some things that are simply a must since you cannot experience them anywhere else on the planet. Visit the Turtle Conservation and Educational Center in Sanur and see how these impressive sea creatures live. Then, visit the oldest museum on Bali, the Bali Provincial State Museum, with over 10,000 items on display, and walk to Gitgit Waterfall and swim in this picturesque place. Don’t forget to try local foods such as babi guling and sate varieties.
Be prepared for both adventure and tranquil atmosphere since this outstanding island has all that you can ever desire for and more. Pack light, bring a suncream, a camera, and goodwill.