Bali is the topmost tourist destination in the world’s largest Island country, Indonesia. The tropical country boasts more than 13,000 islands between the Indian and Pacific oceans. There is a reason why Bali among countless other tropical places stands out among millions of visitors. You’ll experience a perfect blend of nature and culture. Music, dance, architecture in addition to so many fascinating cultural traditions provide a full package for a tourist. The country relies heavenly on tourism which contributes 80% to its economy. It’s a hub of all kinds of natural beauty. Islands, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and wildlife – you name it and it has it all. It is also part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species.
Sun, Sand, and Sea
Yes, you read it write. You will find the world’s best idyllic beaches in the Indonesian archipelago with lots of sunshine, sand, and water. If you are fond of white sand beaches with turquoise waters, then Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, or Jimbaran are the top places. Each beach has its beauty and charm. Incredible secret beaches which are not very popular among the tourists can also be explored with the help of local people. Millions of travelers can vouch for its most dazzling shorelines. Another interesting thing about Bali is that it is a dream world for surfers. Canggu, Seminyak, and Jimbaran are the best places offering amazing waves to the surfer beginners.
The Mountains and the Rice Terraces
Bali is not solely about gorgeous islands; it has so much more to offer. It has amazing mountains where you can hike. Attractive waterfalls, heavily greened jungles, iconic rice fields, and secret canyons are there to take your breath away. Mount Batur is famous for its amazing sunrise view and at the same time is an active volcano on the island. So you better be careful. Meanwhile, you can take Sambangan nature hike in the north exploring the jungle and making its way through the rice fields. The rice paddies surrounded by lush green vegetation is a sight worth visiting.
The biggest Hindu population of Indonesia resides in Bali. So, you will see several Balinese Hindu temples, or Pura, in the city. They even have a small temple as a part of their house where they offer their daily prayers. Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu, Gunung Lebah, and Goa Lawah are some of the famous temples.
A wide range of options from affordable hotels to luxurious resorts is there in Bali. Most of them have swimming pools which are big attractions. Who doesn’t want to enjoy the outdoor pools while cherishing stunning natural views? Some of the hotels are eco-friendly and at the same time budget-friendly as well. On the higher end, private villas can be rented out.
Bali offers fine dining as well as scrumptious street foods. It has multiple restaurants with all sorts of menus- American, French, Chinese, Indian, Greek, etc. If you are vegan or prefer organic or raw food, you will have ample options. Tourists speak quite highly of their traditional recipes which mostly contain rice in it. They use many spices, blended with fresh vegetables, meat, and fish.