Bali: A Perfect Holiday Destination
Bali is a perfect holiday destination. Because Bali has so much to offer, from stunning natural beauty to spell bounding sights, spiritual pursuits to cultural delights, and from thrilling adventurous activities to just pure relaxation, there is something for everyone. Many globetrotters visit this panoramic place every year. Let's find out some must-visit places in Bali
Blessed with stunning Beaches and Lush greens Lands
Bali offers so much more than a holiday on the beach. Nature has blessed Bali with miles of sandy beaches and azure waters, luscious green jungles, picturesque rice terraces, exotic wildlife, and towering volcanoes. Bali is also a highly spiritual and cultured island, known as ‘The Island of the Gods.’ This rich cultural and religious heritage is visible everywhere, in the temples and palaces, festivals and ceremonies, art, drama, music, and dance, as well as in the captivating daily rituals of the endearingly hospitable Balinese people.
Visit Some of Bali’s Beautiful Temples
Bali's population is mostly Hindu, but it is quite different from the Indian Hinduism. The island is famous for its many divinely beautiful temples, in fact there are so many temples (over 20,000) that Bali is known as 'The Island of the Gods.' It would be impossible to see all of Bali's temples, but no visit would be complete without visiting some of the island's most famous and most beautiful temples. These include - Tanah Lot, a stunning temple perched on top of a huge rock surrounded by constantly crashing waves that is especially spectacular and atmospheric at sunset. Besakih, which is considered to be one of the holiest and most important of all the temples in Bali, is also known as the 'Mother Temple.' This impressive temple compound contains 86 temples and its stunning location, high up on sacred Mount Agung just adds to the magical atmosphere. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a beautiful water temple dedicated to Shiva, which sits serenely in Lake Bratan. This fairytale like temple is one of the most picturesque and most iconic sights in all of Bali.
Spend a Day at One of Bali’s Beach Clubs
What would a holiday in Bali be without a day on the beach? The island of Bali is blessed with many gorgeous beaches that are perfect for a blissful day out. Each of Bali's beaches has something unique to offer, from the busy stretches popular with surfers around Kuta, to the almost empty black sand beaches in the North East of Bali. Mengiat Beach, Geger Beach, Jimbaran Beach, Legian Beach, and the beaches around Sanur are considered the best beaches in Bali. One of the most popular ways to spend a day on the beach in Bali is to head to one of the many beach clubs where you can unwind by sipping cocktails at the swim up bar, and experience an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
Watch a Traditional Balinese Dance
Dance, music and drama are important parts of Bali's culture, and festival celebrations. A highlight of a visit to Bali and one of the most interesting ways to experience the island's rich culture and spirituality is by watching a traditional dance performance. The beautiful ancient art of Balinese dance is intensely expressive and comes complete with elaborate costumes and mystical storytelling. With so many temples and so many festivals, it is possible that you might stumble upon an authentic performance. There are also many staged performances that are put on specifically for tourists at the resorts, the Palace in Ubud, the Bali Collection theatre in Nusa Dua, and at some of the most famous temples.