If you’ve ever considered visiting Indonesia, but you’re not sure where to start, head off to Bali. There are so many reasons why you should visit, so we’ve listed six here for you.
Balinese people hold onto their traditions pretty tight, and in Bali, you’ll find temples and historic sites pretty much everywhere. Central to everyday Balinese life, they’re beautifully preserved and there are also heaps of events and festivals that you can attend, such as the Bali Arts Festival, which is held from the second Saturday in June to the second Saturday of July every year. You can also attend Nyepi, celebrating the new year, or Saraswati, the holiday that celebrates the blessings of the namesake Hindu goddess of knowledge, arts and literature, Dewi Saraswati. It’s held twice a year, so no matter what time you head there, you’ll be celebrating something!
There’s no doubt that Bali has some of the most luxurious accommodation on the cheap. You can stay in a super luxe hotel with all the works, for about half the price that you’d pay in any other tropical location in the world, such as Hawaii or even in Australia. You’ll feel like a millionaire without having to be one.
Not only is the food in Bali healthy, it’s super cheap and it’s delicious. Try some of the most delicious foods, such as Tahu and Tempe, Babi Guleng, Lawar, and of course, Nasi Goreng. Try and keep the rabbits out after having that one!
Now, you can’t really compare Balinese beaches to Aussie ones, because Australia will always take the cake in that regard. Nevertheless, Bali has some truly beautiful beaches, such as Nusa Dua, Ubud and Balangan beach. If you would like to avoid the typical Aussie club scene, avoid Kuta beach altogether. Secret beaches like Nyang Nyang are a must, but be prepared for a bit of a hike. Trust us, though, it’s worth it!
A great place to take your family, Bali is a beautiful spot where you can all relax and have some fun at the same time. Of course, if you’re wanting to avoid the crazy tourist town, it’s in your best interest to avoid Kuta as a whole. However, places like Sanur, which is a bit slower in pace, but is still close to the rest of Bali. Ideal for families, it is surrounded by a reef, so the water is calm and shallow, perfect for kiddies.
One thing that brings people back to Bali is the people. Often labelled as the nicest people in the world, Balinese people are welcoming, kind and generous. They can help you get to places, offer you food and are really helpful if you’re after something. What’s not to love?
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