It’s time to take a holiday and Bali might be the first destination on your list. If you want to get closer to nature and cultural heritage, this island can be the right destination. Bali is mainly known for its beaches with friendly waves for surfing, stunning sunset and coral reefs. There are famous beaches to visit on the island such as Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua. When you take a trip to the villages, you can see the rice fields spread out like living green carpets. Dance performances are held every night and you can watch the Balinese devotion to their religion and culture through these performances. There are art museums to visit where you can see the wonderful artwork of Balinese and Western artists.
Your holiday in Bali should be a fun and unforgettable time. Before booking a flight to the island, you may need a little preparation to make your holiday run smoothly. A short guide about Bali will help you know the best time to go, things to do around the island, the best places to visit, the most comfortable hotels to say in and more. Below are some of the things you should know before traveling to Bali:
1. When to Go
To make you feel comfortable when visiting Bali, the first thing you should know is the best times to go. It is a good idea to check the national holidays of Indonesia since many domestic tourists usually travel to Bali at that time. The peak domestic tourist seasons occur at Christmas, mod-June to July and at the end of Ramadhan, which occurs about ten days earlier each year. Mid-July through September is a good time, as well as in November or January-March.
One of the fascinating things to do while you are in Bali is shopping. In some areas in Bali, there are shopping spots like traditional craft markets where you can get souvenirs at extremely low price. However, it depends on your negotiating prowess. The Ubud market is a popular area to obtain items at reasonable price while Seminyak is the center of high-end shopping malls.
Many people around the world come to Bali for one reason: surfing. Many beaches in Bali have excellent waves for surfing, and one of them is Kuta beach. Here, you can try your first experience of surfing by renting a surfboard and getting guidance from instructors.
If you’re a budget traveler, there are many roadside eateries called “warung” to eat. They often display foods in a display case at the front and you can choose your favorite food on your own. This kind of eatery really offers a low price, and will show you the real flavor of Indonesian foods.
5. Getting Around
In Bali, there are many ways to get around. Public transportation such as taxis and buses are available but it would be more comfortable if you rent a motorcycle or car to get around.