Bali has so many things going for it. You will be booking your Bali accommodation in a flash, once you have considered the following 10 great reasons to visit Bali:
1. Beautiful Natural Landscapes
Not only are Bali’s natural landscapes extremely beautiful, there’s also a great variety, from beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, lush rice terraces to national parks and rainforests.
2. Pleasant Warm Climate All Year Round
Many of us live in regions that can become a tad cool during parts of the year. For those yearning for a little more warmth, look no further. With Bali sitting close to the Equator, temperatures around thirty degrees last the whole year. The wet season from October to March is no exception, with rain showers likely to pass quickly, leaving the natural setting all the more green and lush.
3. Hindu Culture and Ceremonies
The Balinese take their Hindu ceremonies seriously. It is common to see locals dressed up beautifully, heading to a temple for one of the rites of passage. Around the end of March and start of April, you may be fortunate enough to experience Nyepi day. A loud exorcism of Demons, using Ogoh-Ogoh (homemade puppet monsters) on the preceding day is followed by a day of silence, when all Hindu followers stay home, with all lights, radios and TVs turned off.
Head down to the “Bukit” Peninsula – not only does it have the nicest white sand beaches in Bali, but also some of the best surf. Then again, you could always just amble down from your hotel in Kuta to surf some decent nearby breaks.
Visit a monkey forest, and you will certainly get a chance for a close up look. Ok, the monkeys are somewhat domesticated, so it’s debatable as to whether they are “wild” – just don’t tease them with that banana in your hand, or they may become so! Head to Bali Barat National Park to trek and spot other somewhat less tame fauna.
6. Great Shopping
Bali is home to sometimes whole towns of skilled craftsmen. Appreciate their ability as you shop for local handicrafts, jewellery or maybe some tailored clothing. When you come to Bali, just remember to also bring your bargaining skills.
7. Local Cuisine
Could you resist the enticing scent, as the aroma of satay skewers wafts your way from a streetside stall owner? Tasty Indonesian staples of nasi goreng and mie goreng are complemented by Balinese dishes like Babi Guling (suckling pig). With Bali being an island, sumptuous local seafood also abounds. Finish off by trying some of the abundant tropical fruits like mangosteens, starfruit, jackfruit, rambutans or mangoes.
8. Adventure Activities
For a thrill a minute, one can try white water rafting, or quad biking. Jungle treks, cycling tours through traditional villages and elephant rides will also keep you moving. For a more subdued, serene appreciation, a cruise may be appropriate, or a view of underwater tropical fish and coral in an actual submarine!
Treat yourself – you’ve earned it! What better way to unwind than to have your muscles soothed of the day’s rigorous activities. With local prices very reasonable compared to the west, you will already be planning your next visit as the masseuse’s magic hands allow you to drift into a contented and dreamlike state.
10. Great Value For Money
Bali’s hotels are very reasonably priced. Local food, shopping and transport is some of the cheapest, not just in Asia, but the world. So not only will you have a great holiday, you’ll also get unparalleled bang for your buck!
You will be pleased with the facilities Bali hotels can offer, the perfect base from which to explore and appreciate these ten features of an amazing Bali holiday.