Being known as the Island of the Gods, Bali’s real captivations are far beyond its world-famous surfing and sun-bathing. This heavenly little island offers more exciting things to do for its visitors. With its astonishing beaches and idyllic volcanic scenery, the island has become one of the exotic tourism destinations in Indonesia. There are tons of new experiences you can enjoy from Bali, such as experiencing its unique spiritual culture or the picturesque sceneries of its nature. Here are 3 essential things you can do in Bali:
Who says there are no affordable ways to stay in Bali? There are a number of best budget hotels in Bali where you can still immerse yourself in its luxury with the comfort and facilities that you have been dreaming of.
● Inna Bali Heritage Hotel
This elegant hotel is located in the city center of Denpasar, the capital city of Bali, where you only need to walk a few minutes to get to the Bali Museum, shopping centers, and traditional markets. It is designed with tropical gardens you can enjoy at. The hotel also offers simple rooms furnished with wooden furniture and tiled floors, provides free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and fully furnished terraces.
● The 1O1 Bali Fontana Seminyak
Located strategically in Kuta, this hotel provides a perfect sanctuary where you can enjoy a comfortable stay as well as a chance to explore many stores and restaurants. Outside your room, you can swim inside a nice pool surrounded by lush greenery. The rooms feel spacious and cozy. The 101 Bali Fontana Seminyak also offers a refreshing spa service and a restaurant that serves delicious signature menus. A family room option is also available if you are traveling with your children.
If you are looking for a ‘healing’ trip to Bali, you could visit Uluwatu to experience some spiritual exploration. Facing directly towards the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy the landscape from the cliff. Moreover, Uluwatu Beach itself is also worth visiting as you can relish the combination of sandy beaches with rocky terrains.
When it comes to sunset, Uluwatu offers one of the best sights in Bali with the additional value of Kecak Dance performance, a traditional dance of Balinese that is held outdoors, starting from the twilight to the dark evening, when the only light comes from flickering bamboo torches. You can check out the performance every day starting at around 6 pm. The dance tells the local story of the epic Ramayana. For Balinese, this art performance is also a part of expressing their gratitude. With the famous Uluwatu sunset facing the ocean, you will have a more memorable experience from an evening cultural appreciation.
When in Bali, you should not miss Bali’s iconic cuisine which you can only find there. There are some traditional dishes that you have to try at least once in your life.
There are two recommended dishes with affordable prices, such as:
● Sate Lilit
Sate Lilit is one of the special dishes in Bali. It is a skewered and grilled meat served with spicy sauce. As for the options, the meat usually consists of sliced chicken, goat, beef, or pork. You can also find some places that offer sate with eggs or other parts of various animals. What makes Bali’s sate different from others is the recipe of its sauce. It is usually mixed with coconut milk and a rich blend of vegetables and spices.
● Bebek (Duck) or Ayam (Chicken) Betutu
This iconic Balinese cuisine is usually made from a whole chicken (ayam) or duck (bebek). The meat is rubbed with traditional Balinese spices and wrapped in banana leaves. Then the meat is baked or buried in a coal fire for 6 to 7 hours, which results in a juicy meat that you can easily separate from its bones.
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