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.
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.
Whenever I travel, I am always keen to get “off the beaten path”. From previous experiences traveling in other countries, I feel the best way to do this is to use your own two feet to take you places and this can be best achieved on a bicycle.
Bali may be best known for its beautiful beaches, but one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have on this Indonesian island is the hike to the top of Mount Batur. Located in the highlands of East Bali, the Kintamani Volcano region is home to this sacred and extremely active volcano as well as the serene Lake Batur.
The three Gili Islands, located off the tip of Lombak about two hours by fast boat from Bali, offer a taste of tropical paradise untouched by the development that’s plagued the beaches of Bali. If your idea of a dream vacation includes white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with wildlife, fresh seafood and not a traffic light in sight, then the Gili Islands might be for you.
Bali is pretty darn beautiful throughout the year, and while there’s not really a bad time to go, certain months may suit you better than others, depending on what you want to do while on this beautiful island paradise. Here’s your guide to when to go to Bali.
Yogyakarta, often just called Yogya, sits in the middle of the long island of Java. The relatively small city — about half a million people — has earned a place as one of Indonesia’s top destinations thanks to its close proximity to both Borobudur and Prambanan temple complexes.