Located in Indonesia, the is land Bali is picturesque from its rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, to its volcanoes soaring through the clouds, dense tropical jungles, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, amazing waves. There is a reason why Bali is constantly rated one of the best places to take a vacation in the world and such a popular destination to visit. For those looking for a great tropical island holiday, Bali is a premier destination for tourists. No matter if you want an active vacation, a tropical vacation, or a pampered vacation, Bali has it all.
Cost and Budgeting for Bali
A vacation to Bali won’t cost you that much money as the country it is part of (Indonesia) is very cheap. For those backpacking, US$20 a day is enough to survive on while still having some fun. For those looking for nicer quarters and more activities, you will need US$40-50 per day. After that, the sky’s the limit. Bali has an amazing range of accommodation from the US$3 a night guesthouses to luxury hotels costing thousands per night. Bali, in addition, is packed with things to do, so if you’re planning on doing more than just sitting on a beach, you’ll find that the majority of luxury Bali hotels offer a range of activities – from snorkeling and diving to horse riding and trekking through the jungle.
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Thing to do on Bali
Go Shopping-Bali has great shopping and local art. There are fine textiles, designer fashions, customized jewelry, exquisite art, handicrafts, and furniture. Bali is Home to innumerable galleries and private studios where quality works of arts by Balinese masters and aspiring artists are available for sale.
Go Hiking– There are a lot of mountains and hills in Bali that make for great hiking. You can traverse rice terraces and tropical jungles that make for a great alternative to the beach.
Relax in a hot spring-There are several hot springs on Bali and they are a great way to relax your body after hard day in the sun, surf, or hiking in the jungle.
Pamper yourself at a spa– Bali is paradise for spa lovers and all sorts of treatments are widely available, but the Balinese lulur body scrub with herbs and spices is particularly popular. There’s no better way to pamper your body and soul than with the magical touches of spa treatments. Find out for yourself why some of Bali’s spas have been voted the world’s best.
Get married– Balinese weddings are now very popular as they can be done a lot cheaper than traditional weddings. Full wedding services are widely available in Bali and there are about ten wedding chapels in Bali. They cost about a fourth of what they would in the West.
Scuba dive/Snorkel- Bali is surrounded by extensive coral reefs and has many amazing dive sites. There are a few wrecks around the islands too. If diving if not your thing, you can always snorkel.
Learn to surf- Bali is a surfer’s paradise with some of the best waves in the world.
People flock to the beaches to hang ten. The southern coast around Kuta and Nusa Dua are the primary places to learn how to surf. Beginners will find the gentle waves on Kuta. It’s easy to find teachers- you’ll find surf instructors lounging around the beach.
Visit Pura Ulun Danu Bratan– Located in the northern part of the island, this important Hindu-Buddhist temple was founded in the 17th century and is actually built on small islands. It’s a very popular destination for tourists on the island
Eat Well- Bali spoils their visitors for choice. There is great local and international restuarants all over the island. Whatever your culinary needs, Bali has it.
Bali has a tropical climate which is hot all year. There are dry and wet seasons – dry from April to October and Wet from October to March – but it can rain at any time of year and even during the wet season rain is likely to pass quickly. The best time to go to Bali is April-October during the dry season on the island as November-March is the rainy season in Bali.