Bali is the best island in the world. This is not just a tourism advertisement but it's true a real award given to this beautiful island. So, visiting this island for a holiday will be a real fun traveling yet memorable. Bali is the most popular island of over 13,000 islands in Indonesia archipelago. Located in the eastern of Java and western of Lombok, this island lied by approximately 4 millions people.
Despite recent tragic events which have affected the visiting of tourist volume, for travelers, Bali remains a wonderful destination to visit. There are places for everyone either who wants to find such noise and commotion or peace and quite. Surfers can find great waves in many spectacular beaches, honeymooners can find peaceful and romantic getaway, even executives can find meeting rooms to refresh business strategy. No wonder lots of people call Bali as amazing paradise. With the reputation as the best island in the world, Bali attracts almost 1 million visitors a year from all over the world. The mixed of friendly people, amazing cultures and nature, have made Bali a unique island which can be experienced yet a remedy for tired soul.
Places of interest
What to do? Where to go? Bali has abundant of attractions to enjoy, from the highland to the coastline.
Ubud, about a hour north of Denpasar is surrounded by most of things that bring people to Bali; scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotel. Besakih Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Bali and is most fascinating at festival times, but it is grand and impressive whenever you go there. Kintamani Volcano, where you can see awesome magnificence picturesque hillside located around Lake Batur where Peneloken provides the first spectacular view of this crater lake, set in a vast volcano caldera. Watching sunrise would be an unforgettable experience by a climb to the summit of Mount Batur, still an active volcano.
The island of Bali is blessed to be surrounded with the line of beautiful beaches. Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Dreamland, Nusa Penida, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Lovina, Tulamben are the places to go. Just pick up a getaway that suits your mood for Bali has many beautiful beaches.
Bali has world class scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, coral viewing and many beach sports for those who like to get wet. You can take diving short course or various packages to experience diving in Bali and discover the beauty of Bali underwater. Bali's great dive spots are around Nusa Lembongan, Sanur, Amed, Gili Tepekong, Menjangan Island and Tulamben. Surfing spots are near Uluwatu and along Bali's West coast North of Canggu. Amateurs or professional surfers love Bali beaches great waves and has yearly agenda for International surfing competition.
Tourism industry in Bali was started since 1970th which attract many tours operators and airlines companies to bring their clients to enjoy this beautiful island. Bali has the range of accommodation to stay from budget hotels to luxuries 5 stars hotels, resorts and villas.
If you are looking for exciting island night life, an unparalleled range of shopping choices and restaurants from every continent, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak will please you. Somewhat a bit quieter and generally a bit up market is Sanur about 20 minutes north of the airport by highway. The largest enclave of luxury resort hotels is in Nusa Dua, a district on eastern of Bukit Peninsula. Another tourism are is Jimbaran Bay which the bay itself forms a backdrop to a broad sweeping crescent of beach that is one of Bali's best. About one hour north of Denpasar in higher land, lies Ubud which has developed quite reputation as a place to experience "the real Bali". Here also a romantic place for the honeymooners.
As a truly international destination attracting visitors from all over the world, Bali has a huge variety of cafes and restaurants, serving both Indonesian and international food. Be sure to experience Indonesian dishes nasi goreng (fried rice) and mie goreng (fried noodles). Don't forget wonderful seafood. Jimbaran Bay is one of relaxing dining places with cafés along the beach to enjoy local lobster or calamari.
When to go
To get the real fun traveling to Bali just check out the seasons. Along the year Bali is hot and humid, the wet season runs from October to April (well … does global warning affect this terms?) And is marked by heavy, short rainstorm after which the air is fresher. In lower lands temperature range from 21 ° to 33 ° and in higher altitudes the condition is cooler.