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What to do when on holiday in Bali?

Updated on July 25, 2015
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Sanur beach with Mount Agung on the background
Sanur beach with Mount Agung on the background
Sanur beach with Mount Agung on the background | Source

Bali is very attractive for leisure and adventure. If you are newlyweds, Bali is a romantic place to strengthen your love with your spouse. So, what can we do in Bali? Although Bali is a small island, which lies between island of Java and Lombok, that's the attractiveness of Bali as one of the world tourism destination.

Before you decide to vacation in Bali, then you must determine what you want when on holiday there. Do you prefer the atmosphere of the beach or the countryside with beautiful mountains and terraced rice fields. You better understand who you are when you decide to become a tourist. There are many tourists who love to stay at the hotel in the middle of town or away from the busy tourist area.

You do not need to worry. Bali has many locations with many variations plus with its uniqueness. You can choose a hotel, villas or apartments that are rented to tourists, you can even choose a home stay with a simple service, of course at an affordable price, especially if you are a true backpackers. Location of the hotel or inn is also very diverse and can reflect your needs in various aspects.

You can rent a beautiful villa in the foothills or the edge of the field, so that you can look at the natural beauty of the countryside. If you have extra budget, then you can choose a villa with a private swimming pool. Of course it is suitable for a loner or for honeymooners. If you want close to the atmosphere of the nightlife, the area of Kuta, Seminyak and its surroundings is the best point for you to immediately step into the pub, bar, disco or other nightly entertainment.

Vacation in Bali certainly should not miss the chance for an adventure to test your adrenaline. There are many options for adventure lovers or fans of water sports. Dive or snorkel at some spot well known as Beach Tulamben, Menjangan Island, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Amed or some other diving locations is the best choice for divers, amateur or professional. If you want to try parasailing, banana boat or jetski, then you can go to Tanjung Benoa, not far from Jimbaran Bay and Dreamland Beach, which is famous for its sunsets and fantastic location for surfing.

In addition to its natural beauty and various spot for outdoor adventure, Bali is also friendly for a family vacation. You can take the children and your family to swim and enjoy the beauty of Sanur Beach. Around Sanur there is also a beautiful golf course, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the club house.

Art lovers and history buffs, Bali is also a haven for you because there are a lot of museums and art galleries both in Sanur, Ubud, Celuk, Mas, Denpasar, Singaraja and Tabanan. Bali has a lot of unique historical relics and art that you can enjoy. Around Batubulan, Uluwatu and Ubud you can watch Balinese art performances, such as Barong, Kecak or Legong and other traditional performances.

If you want to avoid Kuta Beach is too crowded, then the true beach lover could escape to some secret beaches such as Padang Padang Beach, Amed Beach, Coastal Geger, Perasi, Balangan, Pantai Pasir Putih, Green Bowl Beach or an exclusive beach, Karma , You also can go to Yeh Leh, a beach which is only known by fishermen in Jembrana, West Bali or Lovina Beach. In this exotic beach you will enjoy the atmosphere quieter, peaceful and romantic, especially if you are looking forward to a spectacular sunset.

If you are a fan of delicious food, Bali has a variety of places to enjoy exotic dishes, such as seafood, and a variety of Asian cuisine, Italian, French and Bali specialties. You have to enjoy the sunset at Jimbaran Bay and select a variety of seafood that is cooked with Balinese spice, so you will get a culinary experience that will not be forgotten.

Bali is also a paradise for the shopping enthusiast, because you can buy unique fashion boutiques, both local brands and international brands. Before leaving Bali, make sure you to buy various souvenirs at the markets at Sukawati art, Sanur, Ubud or Kuta to take home as fondest memories or as a gift for your friends and family back home.

A great holiday would not be complete without the company of a digital camera, which you definitely need to shoot all your holiday activities in Bali, the last paradise in the world. You have to shoot the sunset or the sun from the top of Mount Batur, and take pictures with the dancers after the performance arts. And of course, you maximize the camera on your smartphone for different selfie photo with the background of a Hindu temple, beaches, mountains and other beautiful scenery. Perhaps you also will take pictures with a friendly Bali people, and take pictures at the café, lounge or a pub in Kuta or Seminyak area.

Actually, a lot of things you can do in Bali. You can find information on the Internet or discuss with your travel agent, so you can choose a special vacation for a few days or maybe a long holiday on the island of the Gods, then you need to get the right information, so that you can enjoy adventure and a fun holidays. Are you ready?

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