With its pristine, white-sand beaches and glorious temples, set against a backdrop of lush rice paddies and looming volcanoes, there are few places on earth like Bali and for many travelers, visiting the small island is a highlight of their trip to Indonesia. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or hoping for a spiritual experience inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir ‘Eat Pray Love’ – here are 8 ideas for unforgettable experiences to have in Bali.
With beautiful beaches, idyllic weather, friendly people and ample natural beauty, the laid back island of Bali often comes to mind when you think about the perfect relaxing getaway. To really unwind on this island paradise, head to one of Bali’s best spas for some pampering.
If there’s one thing Bali is more famous for than beaches and surfing, it’s handmade batiks. These distinctive, brightly hued fabrics are known the world over by quilters, crafters and fashionistas, and the art of making them began in Bali. If you’re curious about Bali’s famous fabrics, set aside time for a visit to Gianyar, home of Bali’s batik industry.
Bali, a small tropical paradise in the heart of Indonesia, has an allure that’s hard to resist. In a small, easily navigable area, you’ll find white and black sand beaches, towering volcanoes, hot springs, rice terraces, clifftop temples and lush jungles. Despite all that, the island is perhaps best known for its surfing. If you’re ever wanted to try, or if you’re a seasoned surfer, you’ll love surfing in Bali.
As a major cultural capital of Indonesia, Bali has become famous the world over for its art and textiles. While the island isn’t usually associated with museums, there are some excellent ones, both in and around Ubud and further afield. Here’s a look at our favorite museums of Bali.
For those looking for high-octane celebrations on New Year’s, the Kuta, Legian and Seminyak beach strip of Bali is the place to be. Each area offers events on a sliding scale of extravagance. The Kuta bar strip, running perpendicular to the beach, will boast the regular clubs and bars all vying to outdo each other with drink specials and low cover charges.
Singaraja, Bali’s former capital and current second-largest city after Denpasar, has a feel quite unlike anywhere else on the island, with wide streets and Dutch colonial buildings. It’s a city most visitors to the island paradise pass right through, but if you take the time to explore, you’ll find plenty to see and do.
Bali has become so famous the world over for its stunning natural beauty and rich culture that even mentioning the name conjures up images of a tropical paradise. The reality is just as good as the dream, especially at these nine most beautiful places in Bali.
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too much beach time, as I learned during a recent six week trip to Indonesia. By the time I reached Bali, I was ready for some inland adventures. Apparently I wasn’t ready to go completely dry, though, as I soon found myself signing up for the Bali White Water Jungle Adventure.
The word Bali conjures up images of golden sand, blue waters, sunsets and surfing — all for good reason. This relatively small Indonesian island is home to a lion’s share of the country’s best beaches, making it a popular destination for honeymooners and beach bums alike. When on Bali, you’ll have your choice of varied stretches of coast, but if you’re having trouble choosing, here’s a guide to Bali’s beaches.