Bali is an alluring destination in Indonesia that offers a variety of exciting experiences for the discerning traveler. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the exciting culture, enjoy the unique and palatable local dishes, go surfing, visit some of the mystical temples, relax on a tropical beach or meet some of the most hospitable people in the world. When you take a trip to Bali, the experience will be one of your best travel experiences yet! We will highlight details about getting to Bali, the best things to do while there, fun facts about Bali that you should know and also what to pack when embarking on your trip to this world-class destination.
Bali is a long range destination when traveling from the United States and it might take you up to two days to get there, considering time differences, flight times and layover times. Several major Airlines such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific have frequent scheduled flights to Bali. There is generally a connecting flight through cities like Hong Kong and Singapore. It is recommended that you research your flight options as far out as five months, using flight comparison websites like CheapOair, Skyscanner, and Kayak to get the best flight deals.
What to do when visiting Bali
If you are a lover of stunning beaches, Bali offers fantastic options for you to enjoy! You will find dreamy white sand beaches on the south coast of the Island in locations such as Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Kuta. On the northern and western shores of the Island, you will find exotic black sand beaches, hidden by sheltered coves. Some of the places that you will see these black sand beaches include Bingin, Uluwatu, Dreamland and Padang Padang. In Bali, there is a beach for you, whether you are looking for a secluded gem or a powdery white sand beach just to relax and enjoy the tropical beauty of the Island!
World class surfing
Bali is one of the premier surfing destinations in the world and is surely a place to visit if surfing is your forte. The consistent and towering waves, especially on the southern coast provides perfect surfing conditions for both professional surfers and those just starting out. Bali attracts some of the best surfers from all over the world and has hosted many surfing tournaments. Some of the best places to surf in Bali include; Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin, Balangan, and Suluban. So, grab your surfing board and let’s go to Bali, you will enjoy the best surfing experience of your life!
A place to stay in Bali is never an issue; the Island has a wide array of accommodation options ranging from large hotels to guesthouses and homestays. The prices are also as competitive as you will find anywhere in the world, starting from as low as USD 20 per night. If you are backpacking through Bali, some of the places that offer great options for lodging are Denpasar, Legian, and Kuta. Resort towns such as Ubud and Sanur presents a wider variety of accommodation options ranging from larger hotels to smaller places to stay. One thing that is consistent throughout regardless of the type of lodging is the affordable prices. You will get value for your money when staying in Bali!
Dining options for everyone
One of the reasons why people travel is to experience delectable local cuisines, and a trip to Bali will provide tasty options in that regard! The Island of Bali is recognized as one of the top dining destinations and is home to some of the restaurants that are identified on San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best” list such as the Mozaic fine dining Restaurant in Ubud. Another area that you should not miss for the best dining in Bali is “Eat Street” in Seminyak. This location has rows of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to local eateries, set side by side for everyone to enjoy! Dining in Bali is also enhanced by the hospitable and welcoming nature of the local people, making you feel at home and at ease while enjoying your favorite meal.
Places to see and visit
The exotic Island of Bali also has a rich cultural heritage. You will find a variety of ancient Temples all over the Island; it is estimated that over 10,000 Temples are on the Island, making Bali the place with the highest concentration of Temples in the world! These Temples host local festivals, traditional performances, and events such as cockfighting. Some of the most renowned temples on the Island that you can visit include Tanah Lot Temple, Besakih Temple, Tirta Empul Temple and Uluwatu Temple. You will be blown away by the unique cultural experience that will enjoy if you visit one of Bali’s many Temples!
Bali, with such rich cultural heritage, is home to countless museums that chronicles this legacy for everyone to see and enjoy. These galleries include wood carvings, textiles, paintings and many other souvenir options that capture different elements of the fascinating Bali heritage. You should visit the Museum Puri Lukisan if you are in Ubud, the Agung Rai Museum of Art in Pengosekan and the Neka Museum in Campuhan. You will enjoy the cultural experience!
Finally, destination Bali offers something for every type of traveler, it is one of the most complete travel destinations in Asia. So, go ahead and add Bali to your bucket list of places to visit, you will savor the experience for the rest of your life when you do!