Bali


People usually associate three things with Bali: sun, sea, and parties. Bali definitely offers these things in abundance, but if you’re hoping for something more from your trip here, you won’t be disappointed.

Idyllic beaches

While there may be lots of reasons why Bali is so great, the beaches are still a major factor when considering a holiday there. Each of the beaches has its own vibe: some of them are quiet and peaceful, others more suited to those interested in water sports, and lots which uphold the island’s reputation as a party destination. What they all have in c...

People usually associate three things with Bali: sun, sea, and parties. Bali definitely offers these things in abundance, but if you’re hoping for something more from your trip here, you won’t be disappointed.

Idyllic beaches

While there may be lots of reasons why Bali is so great, the beaches are still a major factor when considering a holiday there. Each of the beaches has its own vibe: some of them are quiet and peaceful, others more suited to those interested in water sports, and lots which uphold the island’s reputation as a party destination. What they all have in common is their brilliant white sand, clear turquoise sea, and stunning natural backdrops.

A rich religious history

Bali has a long tradition of religious belief, predominantly Balinese Hinduism. There are over 20,000 temples on the island, many of them centuries old. Some of the most picturesque ones include Ulun Danu Beratan, situated on the western side of Beratan Lake; Tanah Lot, a unique temple sitting on an outcrop in the Indian Ocean; and Lempuyang, one of the oldest, predating most of the Hindu temples on the island. If you can time your trip accordingly, twice a year colorful festivals take place to mark temple anniversaries.

An eco-friendly paradise

Ecotourism has boomed in recent times and Bali has also become part of this massive trend. There are now many accommodation options which offer sustainable facilities and services which – best of all – won’t break your budget. You get the same high standard you’ll find in most accommodation throughout the island, only they are constructed from organic materials, use renewable sources of energy, and meals are made from the freshest of local produce. As well as accommodation, Bali also has a number of eco-friendly activities to take part in. The island is a popular destination for those looking to spend time at yoga and wellness retreats, which puts sustainability high on their list of priorities.

Outstanding natural beauty

Anyone that has been to Bali will tell you that it is an island of such beauty it has to be seen to be believed. Every kind of landscape can be found here, from lush green rainforest and traditional paddy fields to imposing mountains and epic canyons. However, the one thing that really attracts travelers to Bali are the waterfalls. Possibly the most beautiful is the Sekumpul Waterfall; it’s a bit of a trek to get there but definitely worth it. It’s actually made up of seven different waterfalls, each reaching varying heights within the treetops. Other waterfalls you should make an effort to visit include GitGit Waterfall, Banyumala Twin Waterfall, and Peguyangan Waterfall.

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