5 Reasons to Love Bali

Bali, Indonesia, is becoming a hot tourist spot lately, and everyone seems to be eloping to the island at the first chance!

Bali, Indonesia, is becoming a hot tourist spot lately, and everyone seems to be eloping to the island at the first chance!

I, too, visited Bali in December 2016 and absolutely loved the place. I’m extremely excited to share my experience which might help you guys to plan your trip to Bali.

1. Beaches or Hills?

It is often very confusing when you have to decide between beaches and hills for your next holiday. To your relief, Bali lets you have the best of both worlds! While you explore the beautiful beaches, pristine sands, and waters with a thousand shades of blue, you can also ride up to the heavenly hills only to get lost in the enchanting greenery all around.

2. Art and Culture

Bali will definitely make you fall in love with its exceptional art and culture. From magnificent sculptures depicting their Gods or mythological scenes to intricate wooden carvings in houses along the road, Bali will soak you in the beauty of its heritage. The Balinese welcome you with warm hearts and smiling faces and light you up for a fun filled exotic trip ahead.

3. Land of Temples

Bali is sometimes called as the “Island of the Gods” and is said to have 10,000 temples across the stretch of the land. These temples are built in the vicinity of either the sea or the mountains. Not sure if a visit to any of the temples will get you closer to God, but will surely make you sit in the lap of nature and its divinity.

Here’s a list of my favourite, must-visit temples:

i) The Tanah Lot Temple

Built on a huge rock in the sea near the coast, this temple is famous for its picturesque sunset view. You can endlessly watch as the sea bears witness to the changing colours of the setting sun, from glistening gold to passionate red.

ii) Pura Ulun Danu Temple

It is a water temple built on the shores of Lake Braton in the mountains. The best part is the route to the temple, with vast expanses of lush green lands on either side of the road, the trees forming a canopy above.The temperature gets pleasant as you climb up the hills. With mountains in the backdrop, the lake surrounding it and colourful flowers contouring it, the temple takes your breath away.

iii) Uluwatu Temple

It is another water temple located at the top of a rock cliff. Staring at the turquoise water repeatedly surging up against the rocks will leave you mesmerized.

4. Diving into the Marine World

If you’re up for some adventure, Bali can give you an amazing Scuba Diving experience. For beginners, it may give you some butterflies in the stomach, but once you take the plunge, you’re in for surprise! It’s a magical world down there, with colours and corals and creatures you’d have only dreamt of. You also get to beat the tropical heat in the clean and cool waters of Bali.

5. Bali, why so secretive!

Green Bowl Beach

This place is like hidden treasure, dig more and find the gems! Apart form the famous, commercialized tourist spots, there is so much left unexplored. Get a little off track and treat your eyes to some of the most fascinating hidden beaches and rusted planes! Yes you got that right, follow these co-ordinates (8°49’55.2″S 115°11’15.0″E) and find that plane lying just there! Set out to discover the island’s lesser-known coastal stretches of white sands or black sands. You can visit the Padangbai and Blue Lagoon, Suluban Beach, Green Bowl Beach, Nyang Nyang, Padang Padang, and the Dream Beach.

The holiday is almost over and we have so many memories to take back home, but we’re still missing out on something. If you’re done with your dose of nature, step into any of the markets and shop till you drop! From designer boutiques to top fashion brands, beautiful handmade necklaces, stone carvings, wooden carvings, Bali has it all.

You can end your vacation by treating all the sunburns and body aches with a relaxing Balinese Spa, and prep up for the way back home!