Top Tips To Discovering The Magic Of Bali!
Bali is a super popular island to visit in the Indonesian archipelago. The island where nature, religion, culture, and fun in the sun all meet. Gorgeous nature combinations await you in the shape of forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, stunning beaches, scenic roads, coral reefs, wildlife, and temples. The local people are so hospitable, warm, helpful, and just easy going, contributing to the relaxing friendly vibes the island offers.
Best times to visit
Bali is close to the equator meaning the climate is warm and humid year-round. There's a dry season and rainy season- June to August is the dry season while November to March is the rainy season. The fall months and September are also good for visiting the island, being before and after the high season, the island is less crowded and the prices go down considerably.
Hire a driver to take and guide you around the island: We had a wonderful guide & driver who took us to see the island's highlights, he also introduced us to hidden gems tourists are not likely to find on their own. Getting around this way gives visitors the chance to engage with the locals and get to know them beneath the surface. On the main street of Sanur, you can find reliable and friendly drives to take you around for as many days as you like, and the prices are crazy low for all that you are getting in return.
Go see a Barong dance show in Ubud: This type of dance and traditional music show is specific to Bali.
Enjoy the beaches, watersports, and diving: Bali is home to amazing diving as well as snorkeling sites.
Visit Pemerintah Kabupaten Tabanan temples in Mengwi: The holy temples and ornaments here are surrounded by water on all sides which makes the views absolutely breathtaking! They range in shapes, color, and sizes. It is a very crowded holy site as local people come here to pray and conduct religious ceremonies so please keep it in mind and dress appropriately.
Visit Pura Besakih, the most important Hindu temple on the island: Located on the Western slopes of Mount Agung, this temple is often referred to as the mother temple of Hindu Bali, this stunning site is home to no less than 23 separate temples! Pura Penataran Agung is the largest and most important of them all, built on six levels, terraced up the slope…What a site!
Visit Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana- The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: This is the natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed monkey, located in Padangtegal Ubud. It's home to around 750 monkeys. A fun and interesting combination of temples, nature and cute wildlife.
Don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot: Tanah Lot means land in the sea, the name matches perfectly; a temple in the sea. The best time to visit this sensational site is before the sun sets and high tide moves in. This ancient Hindu shrine is right on the top of a rock formation and is surrounded by water, smaller shrines are located all along the way visitors take to explore the site. At high tide, waves flood the passageways making it impossible to cross, take this time frame in mind when planning your visit, it is also the busiest time to visit, however, it is worth it as the views are breathtaking. At low tide, you can cross over to view the rock base up close. There's a fountain on there believed to be a source of holy water, local priests bless visitors by sprinkling holy water over their heads. Definitely a wonderfully authentic experience!
Spend a day in Seminyak beach: The vibes as well as the views are s simply magical. You’ll find many fun hangouts along the beach day and night where you can enjoy drinks, snacks and music, and just chill.
Visit a coffee and tea plantation: The tea flavor cominations are tasty as they are unique.
Explore Sanur: Enjoy the beachfront, sunbathing, swimming, restaurants & bars featuring local delicacies, craft markets including a night market, street artists and ocean views.
I loved it here!
Visit the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls: This area is home to four stunning waterfalls depending on the season.
Take scenic roads for glorious rice paddies view! Along the way you can stop at small family owned restaurants and taste local produce. You can find rice in 5 different colors!
Bali, an island you’re going to fall in love with! I hope this blog post helps you in your journey to uncover the magic. Enjoy!
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