Language: Balinese, Indonesian, English
Best Time to Visit: May to September
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +8 hours
Driving Side: Left Side Driving
Main Attractions: Beaches, Shopping Places, Gitgit Waterfall, Taman Burung Bali Bird Park, Goa Gajah Bedulu's Elephant Cave, etc.
One of the most popular tourist destinations and the most romantic honeymoon destination, Bali is located in the western most part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, situated between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. The island has a vast majority of Hindus, though it is a small minority when seen with regards to Indonesia. This place is known for its exotic beaches, fascinating tourist attractions, lip-smacking culinary, highly intricate handicrafts, paintings, leather-work, etc. This exotic locale attracts millions of tourists from all over the world and never fails to mesmerize them. Check out the scintillating places to see in Bali and enjoy your trip to the hilt!
Things to Do in Bali
Explore the Tourist Attractions
Though just a small island, Bali has a lot of interesting and fascinating tourist attractions to check out. Temples, museums, wildlife parks, gardens - you name it, they have it. Do check out places like Ubud, Tanah Lot, Pura Besakih, Gitgit Waterfall, Taman Burung Bali Bird Park, Goa Gajah Bedulu's Elephant Cave, etc. The temples have intricate designs and sculptured domes and walls that will stun you beyond belief. The parks have many exotic species of animals including the magnificent yet docile elephants and colorful birds. The gardens have an exquisite collection of flora and some really exotic plant species that are not found anywhere else.
Wild, Wild Wet!
The very name Bali, conjures up an image of a sandy beach with the turquoise blue water splashing softly on the shores and the sun setting slowly in the background. The island is famous for its beaches and some of the best ones are Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta. These beaches provide some of the best hotels, resorts and restaurants nearby and are also known for scenic beauty. A visit to Bali is virtually incomplete without spending a lazy afternoon on the beaches and relaxing thoroughly.
No vacation is officially or unofficially complete without indulging in shopping! Bali too offers an array of shopping places for you to explore and buy knick-knacks as a memoir of your trip. Look out for items related to the fascinating and exotic arts and crafts of Indonesia besides fabrics, locally made jewelry, handicrafts, antiques and artifacts, leather wear, casual clothing, wood and stone carvings, paintings, masks, etc. for which Bali is famous. There is also a whole street known as Jalan Hasanudin, dedicated only to gold shops.
Pamper your Taste Buds
The exemplary and sumptuous cuisine of Bali will leave you asking for more. The culinary delights of Bali should be reason enough for you to come and visit this place. The staple food of Bali is rice and one can have a plethora of dishes just made with rice. Bali is famous for its exotic fruits and having fruit salad here with some whipped cream and custard will surely make your mouth water. Check out the traditional dishes here and treat your stomach like never before!