27 February 2017
Bali is a tropical paradise with an intriguing culture and plenty to explore. Travelling around this island, you’ll come across a landscape which features brilliant green rice fields, palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes forming the island’s peaks.
A visit to this beautiful island makes for a perfect holiday to mark a special birthday or for a honeymoon, and it’s also family friendly, with lots to occupy even the most restless! As Travel Counsellor Richard notes, "Bali is packed full of things to do, including many water-based activities such as scuba diving, surfing, fishing, and more. It is also a paradise for spa-lovers and all sorts of treatments are widely available. It is a beautiful island with super friendly people and great dining options along with a great choice of hotels to suit all budgets."
Read on to find out six things to see and do on holiday in Bali…
Hike Gunung Batur at sunrise
Gunung Batur is a still-active volcano and you can trek Mount Batur as the sun rises. It’s not an easy climb but if you’re used to hiking, it’s worth the effort as the views are spectacular!
Spot birds soaring through the sky
The Bali Bird Park features 250 species of bird – there are 1,000 to look at!
Watch monkeys fly from tree to tree
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (also known as Ubud Monkey Forest) in Ubud is home to about 700 macaques, who live among more than 180 species of trees.
Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 9th Century. This historic cave is a fascinating place for both adults and children to visit – keep an eye out for the menacing creature carved at the entrance!
Step onto white sands and dip into blue seas
Bali is known for its glorious beaches and you won’t be disappointed if you’re hoping to soak up the sunshine on a beautiful stretch of sand!
One of the best beaches is the lively Kuta beach, and you can expect dazzling, soft white sand and warm turquoise waters. If you’re an art-lover, try Seminyak beach with its little art galleries.
Travel Counsellor Richard visited Bali and split his time between Sanur and Kuta: "Sanur is a quiet town; ideal for a relaxed atmosphere but with plenty of hotels and dining options to choose from. The beach side city of Kuta, in contrast, houses big nightclubs, a great stretch of beach that is very busy and is a major party capital of Bali, with lots of options for nightlife. We also visited the more upmarket and chic resort of Seminyak, some 20 minutes by taxi from Kuta."
Marvel at the incredible temple of Pura Kehen
The breathtaking temple of Pura Kehen is the second largest temple in Bali and this garden temple can be traced back to the 11th Century. Built on a slope, there are eight terraces and a palm tree plantation surrounding the temple complex.
For more ideas to add to your Bali itinerary, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor