Bali is one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and there is a good reason why. Bali is described as a paradise. With its coastline, incredible waterfalls, spectacular rice paddies, beautiful beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and surfing, hiking trails here are also perfect and locals are really amazing. To make your stay a remarkable one, treat yourself and stay at one of these private villas in Bali. Bali villas are some of the island’s most sought-after locations including Canggu, Seminyak, and Ubud. Fasten your seatbelt as we fly to Bali and discover its hidden gem!
Every turn in Bali is always a surprise. There are many spectacular places that you should check out when you visit this paradise. Here we present the best sites and things to see and do while you’re in the paradise of Bali.
Ubud. It is known as the cultural hub of Bali. This place features temples, holistic centres, yoga studios and even markets on every corner of the street. Due to the access to the locally grown products, Ubud is also a place where the vegan and raw dining culture started. Here you can explore the famous rice fields and even Mt. Batur and legendary Monkey Forest.
Seminyak. It is one of the busiest towns because of its proximity to Denpasar airport. There are also plenty of delicious eateries that can be found in the area. It is also known for its scenic beach and a perfect spot to witness the sunset and I must say it is truly magical. If you’re looking for a scuba diving experience, there are a range of diving spots that can be reached in just a short boat ride. It is recommended to stay here for a night or two.
Canggu. It is located north of Seminyak on the west coast. If you’re into that laid-back lifestyle, you chose the right destination. It is also one of the best spots for surfers. Expect a lot of eco, veggie and organic cafes and restaurants in the area. The vibes here are just right and perfect for your vacation. Rent a board or enrolled in some lessons at Canggu Beach and hit the waves! You can either visit Echo Beach, Berawa Beach and Batu Balong Beach. If you’re an intermediate surfer, Echo Beach is well suited for your need. On the other hand, the beach at Old Man’s which is Batu Balong Beach is great for all kind of surfers.
Sanur. It is known as one of the sleepiest towns in Bali and numerous family-oriented hotels. If you’re looking for a genuine Balinese experience, this is the perfect spot for you! From here you can visit nearby islands of Nusa Archipelago, Lombok Flores, Gili and even Komodo. There can be explored in a day or two.
Uluwatu. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sights as you explore the temple, which is one of Bali’s holiest places of worship. It is a paradise for the surfers with numerous world-class spots like Balangan Beach, Padang-Padang Beach, Suluban Beach and more. You can also find numerous places with panoramic cliff-top and sunset views suitable for those who want to enjoy superb views. You can also witness here must-see cultural performances like the Kecak dance. There is an open amphitheatre right next to the Uluwatu Temple or head to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Jimbaran. Here you can also find various exclusive hotels and restaurants. Be sure to check out the following: Rock Bar, Single Fin, Nalu Bowls and Pura Luhur.
Kuta. It is said to be the most famous part of Bali. It is home to the iconic Kuta Beach as well as the swinging nightlife scene that keeps going into the wee small hours. If you’re looking for a shopping as well, then Kuta is really for you! There are local markets mixed with upscale shopping malls. There’s no chance of being bored in Kuta. If you want to indulge more in the culture of Kuta, don’t forget to visit Vihara Dharmayana also known as Leeng Gwan Kuta Temple or Kongco Bio Kuta Chinese Temple. It is a Buddhist temple which is said to be over two centuries old. Another attraction that you can enjoy in Kuta is Waterbom Bali, it is one of Kuta’s largest waterparks that you should not miss especially if you’re travelling with children, friends and even family. You can also try Armada Flow House. If you’re into flow riding, give it a go. It is indeed an exciting experience.
Nusa Dua. It means “Two Islands” in Indonesian. It is widely known as the upscale district of Bali wherein high-end resorts can be found here. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, head to Nusa Dua. Here you can spend your days swimming, enjoying the vistas across the clear water, and having dinner on scenic beaches. The main attractions here are the beaches of Nusa Dua, Pantai Mengiat, Geger Beach further south with its picturesque cliff-top temple, and Sawangan. It forms part of the Grand Nikko Bali beachfront. Apart from that, you can also find the island’s only camel safaris. For art enthusiasts, there’s Museum Pasifika. It houses a vast collection of rare art which comes from around Asia and the Pacific region.
All of these and more await you and your loved ones this incredible vacation in Bali, Indonesia. This complete guide to Bali, Indonesia has been created by the professional blogger Seema Gurnani, who runs one of the finest travel blogs in India.