Bali is an Authentic Paradise in the Indian Ocean

Perfect for a vacation in the Indian Ocean, Bali lives up to its reputation as an island paradise. In the center of the island, Mount Agung is home to the most beautiful temples in the area. Surrounded by forests, the roads that lead there run along the cascading rice fields. Bali is an authentic paradise in the Indian ocean.

Between the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean, discover the treasures of the Island of the Gods for a most exotic stay!

Bali is one of the most visited destinations in Indonesia, probably due to its sumptuous landscapes and the richness of its culture.
Although Bali is a popular tourist destination, it is still an affordable island for a cheaper trip than many other paradise destinations.

How to come to Bali?

Bali is generally accessed through the city of Denpasar, in the south of the island, from where numerous flights arrive for this destination.

Upon arrival in Denpasar, you can easily travel to Kuta town. It is the island’s party town with its many trendy nightclubs, bars and restaurants. It is also a place frequented by surfers mainly from Australia. Kuta is also an ideal starting point to discover other nearby cities such as Seminyak and Legian which border the Balinese coast. These two cities are more conducive to idleness than Kuta.

If you have the opportunity to go there, have a cocktail in one of the beds overlooking the sea at Kudeta, a bar located in a zen setting that offers a magnificent panorama.

Culture of Bali

In terms of culture, Bali is also full of assets, with for example the temples of Uluwaltu and Tanah Lot, in the southern peninsula of the island.

The first temple has a mystical aspect due to its location on the side of a cliff, and the surrounding forest populated by howler monkeys.

The second temple is located on a rock in the middle of the sea, which accentuates its extremely rare beauty. This temple is only accessible during low tides.

However, the city of Ubud remains the cultural and artistic destination of Bali. Ubud is located in the center of the island, bordered by sumptuous rice fields. This city has many art galleries and small museums with impressive collections, including the Puri Lukisan and the Neka. The Balinese dance performances in the downtown temple is another strong attraction of Ubud. The markets that make it up are full of local crafts and paintings that make them ideal places for souvenir shopping. On your way to Ubud, you will also need to devote a day to visiting the rice fields that surround the city: they offer panoramas worthy of the most beautiful postcards.

Hari Nyepi Laut: Ocean Silent Day

Nyepi Laut… chutttttttt, the calm remains unshakable…

But what is it ?
It is one of the most important days for the southern islands of Bali. For centuries, spirituality has remained unshaken and locals spend hours commemorating the “Silence of the Ocean”.

Based on the Balinese calendar, the date varies each year and therefore takes place this time on October 11, 2022. This calendar, created on a system of lunar cycles, has 6 months of 35 days or years of 210 days as well as many surprising subtleties .

North Bali

The more adventurous can go visit the north of the island of Bali, to discover the ancient volcano Mount Agung and Lake Batur.

The North and East coasts are also worth exploring, with towns such as Lovina, Tulamben, Amed and Candidasa, idyllic destinations for scuba diving.

The Gili Islands, the neighboring island of Bali

To end your stay in Bali in style, you will have to go to the Gili Islands, destinations worthy of the most beautiful paradises on earth.

The Gili Islands are made up of three small islets that each have their own particularity: Gili Trawangan, festive and developed, Gili Meno, serene and wild, and Gili Air, romantic and splendid with its white sand and turquoise waters. Read also: Itinerary in Bali, Lombok and Gilis in 3 Weeks Stay

For those who do not yet have inspiration for their upcoming trip, Bali is therefore a destination that will satisfy you on a multitude of points!

Sources: TripAdvisor, Two Fish Divers

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