A Destination for the New Millennium
Bali is an island where you are able to experience a unique mixture of rich culture and natural beauty. This fact encourages many families to opt for a Holiday in Bali. Apart from families, many travellers and couples like to choose a Bali vacation. Even a regular daily common thing, such as the sunset, is so romantic that Bali is now considered as one of the best locations for honeymooners, as well as for those who just wish to rekindle their passion.
Tips for Vacation in Bali
Just like other destinations, a few exotic activities are unique to Bali. Read on to learn what they are so that you do not miss them on your next trip.
Scuba diving in Bali
Diving in Padangbai, Amed, and Pulau Menjangan offers pristine blue water with colourful underwater gardens and unforgettable sea creatures unique to this tropical environment of Indonesia. Scuba diving in Padangbai alone offers nearly everything one may wish to see on a PADI Open Water Course or on your fun dives around the island of Bali. You like macro dives, manta rays, turtles, gorgeous corals or sharks they have it all.
Exotic Bali temples
The number of temples in Bali stands at 20,000. True, you cannot visit all of them but a visit to a few will open your eyes to this amazing culture. The temples are centuries old and some of them were built as early as 10BC. Every temple recites its own story of how it survived over so many centuries. Most of the stories are very thrilling and make for a very interesting listen.
Surfing in Bali
Bali’s vast white sand beaches are a surfer’s favourite haunt. They are some of Mother Nature’s perfect creations, which entices you to revisit Bali. Out of the many, Kuta beach is most popular and presents a perfect opportunity for new surfers to hone their skills. For advanced surfers, beaches like Nusa Dua, Canggu Beach, and Serangan Beach are the best options.
Sunrise Volcano trekking
Mount Batur and Mount Agung sunrise trekking is very popular while on one of your Bali tours and involves walking through some steep routes. Nevertheless, the sunrise that a trekker witnesses on completing the climb is worth every effort made. For the Mount Agung trek, which is unfortunately not available due to the recent eruptions, there are two points to begin your hike from, Besakih Temple (time required 5 -7 hours) and Pasar Agung Temple (4-5 hours). Choose Mount Batur if you wish to devote a little less time to as most trekkers the climb to the summit usually takes close to 2 hours.
Ubud: the land of the paddy fields, rich culture, gamelan dance and striking jungle
The rice paddy fields are a real treat for your eyes. Choose Ubud rice paddy field trekking and pass through narrow paths with rice fields on either side of you. The place is also very popular for its culture and that is why there are many art galleries and temples around the area. The Ubud Palace is a hub of cultural programs. You can be a part of gamelan dances and puppet shows that take place at the open theatre. A walk through The Ubud Monkey Forest is also exciting, as here, you can see and feed many monkeys and if your quick enough have a photo taken with one on your shoulder. Be aware though as these little guys have quick hands so be sure to leave all your easily accessible valuable somewhere safe.