Welcome to the Land of the Gods - Bali
The famed ‘Island of Gods’, Bali is one of the last remaining magical portals on Earth. With its varied landscapes, hills and mountains, it is an island archipelago, that is one of the world’s favorite. No wonder, it has been winning the ‘World’s Best Island’ award by The International Travel Magazine continuously for many years now.
Once you decide to head over to Bali, you are assured of an experience of a lifetime. Serenading you with rugged coastlines lush rice terraces; sandy beaches and barren volcanic hillsides, Bali is an emerald pearl that distinguishes lavish from the ordinary. With its world-class diving and surfing, along with awe-inspiring cultural, historical and archaeological attractions; Bali has something for everyone – right from the solo female traveler, to the honeymoon couple; and from a backpacker to an uber rich.
Best of the 17,000 islands in the Indonesian Archipelago, Bali is a Paradise in a real sense and is an experience of a lifetime. Now that you decide to visit the emerald isles, let us at The Vacationalist guide you to the best travel experience once you commence your onward journey into nirvana.
What To Do In Bali
Live the Myriad Life
Being an equatorial space, Bali is tropical and warm, allowing living the Beach Life to the fullest. Enjoy variety of water sports such as banana boats, parasailing or jet skiing, swimming or plain sunbathing, across many of its beaches including Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Nusa Penida. Also don’t forget scaling the peaks of Gunung Agung, or cycling around Ubud.
Bring Together Mind, Body and Soul
While in Bali, do as the locals do. Walk along the roads, spend time on the beach, learn local cooking and enjoy local celebrations. The experience in Bali is ubiquitous in every sense, and you should learn to appreciate the culture, that makes you its own as you walk down time across Bali.
Pura Taman Saraswati Temple Reverence
Pay reverence to Bali’s divine soul, Dewi Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and the arts, at the beautiful Pura Taman Saraswati Temple that should be one of the top visits of Bali.The temple is alive with lotus blossoms and water flows, which makes it a surreal experience right out of heaven.
Bali Spirit Festival
The annual Bali Spirit Festival held in late March or early April is something that is not to be missed. Bringing together musicians, dancers, and yogis from across the globe to celebrate the merging of Eastern and Western cultures, the Bali Spirit Festival is an occasion of a lifetime. Events such as concerts, workshops, demonstrations, art installations, talks and more, make it an awesome experience, more so for its cultural appeal.
Yoga is really big in Bali. So while in there, try out the Yoga studios, especially The Yoga Barn, Ubub, where you could relax the body and clear your mind, all while overseeing the stunning scenery. Pick from Yoga styles such as Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Power, and Yin, and you could be in for an experience of a lifetime.
Travellers Talk About These ( Hotels )
The Kayon Resort, Puri Santrian, Kamandalu Udub, Discovery Kartika Palace, Sheraton Bali Kuta.
Amori Villas, Maya Ubud Resort and Spa, KajaNe Mua Private Villas, Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, Alaya Resort Ubud.
Kubu at Mandapa, Dining Corner, Swept Away at the Samaya, Blanco par Mandif.
Principle Bali, Secret Garden Restaurant, Batubara Grill, Kepitu Restaurant.
Warung Heaven, Warung Legong, Warung Osin, Fat Tony’s.
Bali Tourism Board: Jl Raya Puputan No 41, Denpasar. ☎ +62 361 235600
• Have all your documents handy, and have a couple of more copies of it to ease through your entry into Bali.
• Choose your base carefully. Bali is a large area, and various activities are scattered across the island. Choosing a base carefully will have you save time and money.
• North and West Bali are more chilled out spaces. Head there if you want peace and solitude.
• Respecting local customs and culture will help a lot with creating great memories of Bali.
Vacay Suggests – Women Only Travel to Bali
Check out its daily yoga sessions exclusively for women, village style resort that are only for women.
Co-work with other female entrepreneurs and enjoy bonding sessions that are only for women
Surf with like-minded female Travellers and enjoy a retreat like none other including surfing, yoga, breakfast, martial arts, massages and scooter rides.
Chills for women, Chillhouse lets you surf with like-minded female travellers, enjoy organic meals and stay in private bungalows.
Vacay Suggests – Specially Abled Travel To Bali
While Bali is not very accessible to specially abled travellers, still many special travellers travel to the wonder islands. And many travel for its beautiful, serene water life.
If you are a specially abled traveller, worry not as the island town’s adaptive diving specialists - Bali International Diving Professionals (BIDP), offer a four-day open water diving courses for beginners including theories and fully supported ocean dives. They have specialised trainers catering to specially abled travellers, and are super good at their work. Have fun, dive, surf and enjoy Bali at its best!
Contact : +62 811-397-229; www.bidp-balidiving.com