Among the many tourist destinations in Asia, Bali, Indonesia remains to be among the most visited. Perhaps it is due to the popular mainstream film “Eat, Pray, Love”, the many beaches in the island, or simply the magic that Bali exudes, this place continuesto amaze and captivate the hearts of thousands of people from all over the world.
Considered by many travellers as having some of the most beautiful tropical beaches, Balioffers numerous beaches to love and enjoy. Seminyak, at the southern end of Bali, is one of the best choices when visiting Bali. With numerous luxury resorts and hotels, it has become the authority in Bali. The view and the beaches are not the only thing that interests visitors, as the beach resorts themselves are littered with many forms of entertainment – from high end shopping boutiques, restaurants and clubs to have a great time. For travellers who are more interested in serenity and natural beauty, then beaches on the east coast, such as Candidasa is the perfect place to visit. Finally, if it is the water sports that tourists prefer, then Tanjung Benoa, where a wide array of water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing and sea kayaking, are available for their enjoyment.
Bali is definitely more than just wonderful beaches and breath taking sunsets. With more than 10,000 ancient temples and shrines, travellers are presented with a vast array of choices to visit. Famous for their elaborate designs and rich spiritual history, temples of Bali command thousands of visitors themselves. The perfect temple that truly embodies Balinese architecture and embedded with spiritual significance that is worthy to visit is the Uluwatu Temple. It is located in a cliff and is a perfect place to view sunsets in the tropics. Tanah Lot on the other hand is a temple residing on a rocky island, or a rock formation. This temple has become so popular among photographers for its stunning location and picturesque quality.
Vibrant may be one of the many terms to properly describe the Balinese culture. The original inhabitants of the place, Bali Aga, left considerable evidence of their rich culture in the structures and local scenes available for everyone to enjoy and appreciate. Their villages, located mainly in the Eastern part of the Karangasem, portray a preserved way of life going back to the early centuries. Travellers can have the chance to have a glimpse of the villages and watch their arts and crafts. The culture of Bali is portrayed to visitors in the form of puppet shows, fire dances and other unique and entertaining programs specifically designed for the tourists.
With increase demand for comfortable and luxurious accommodations, Bali has seen the growth of numerous world-class luxury villas located in the beach areas or the quieter mountain regions of Bali. Themed accommodation is popular within the region. For those who are looking for a holistic retreat and healing, their best option is to go to the resorts of Ubud. For tourists who prefer to network or socialize, then resorts in Seminyak and Nusa Dua should be their choices.
If you are still looking for your next holiday destination, stop the search, and book your plane tickets to Bali. The reasons are many and the possibilities are endless. If you want to have a great time, relaxing ambience and immerse yourself in a locally vibrant culture then Bali is the place to be.