The last two years have not been kind for those who love to travel abroad because of the pandemic. Now, with the pandemic has almost subsided, travelers from all around the world begin to look for the best places to be on a vacation, especially during this summer. If you are looking for an excellent summer holiday, then it’s best for you to visit Bali in Indonesia. Bali still holds a special place in many travelers’ hearts. Make your holiday meaningful and memorable by visiting these 5 dazzling places and many others in Bali!
Bali is known for its gorgeous beaches. Most of them are located on the island’s west coast, which means that those beaches are perfect to see the sun slowly touches the horizon and sets below it. You can also see the sand turn goldish as the sand is soaked by the orange sun.
There are many beaches to name in Bali if you want to enjoy the stunning view of the sun setting in the west. If you have enough time or are on an extended holiday, you may as well visit all of these beaches one by one, such as Suluban Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Bingin Beach, Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Beach, Kuta Beach, Seminyak Beach, and many others. It’s time to soak up some rays!
After witnessing beautiful sunsets in Bali’s beaches, you can go on to watch the sunrise by trekking to the top of Mount Batur the next day. If you plan to do the trekking, make sure you are fit for the journey and get a sound sleep the night before because you have to get up early in the dead of the night! It took approximately 2-3 hours to scale the mountain.
The trekking usually starts at 3 in the morning, but you have to get up early, especially if you are staying in a hotel/villa quite far from the mountain. The best time to watch the sunrise from Mount Batur is during the dry season because the possibility of a clear sky would be high. In addition, the terrain to the top of the mountain won’t be slippery, so it won’t complicate the trekking.
It does not feel like a vacation to Bali if you miss this one out–snorkeling. Besides having numerous beautiful beaches, Bali is also the place where you can find captivating marine tourism! Submerged yourself to see the diversity of Bali's underwater flora and fauna.
There are various places where you can snorkel around the unspoiled coral reefs and multiple species of fishes. There are nine famous spots to snorkel in Bali, such as Blue Lagoon, Pemuteran, Nusa Penida, Amed Beach, Tanjung Benoa, Serangan Island, Menjangan Island, Lovina and Melasti Beach.
Besides being famous for its natural beauty, Bali is also recognized for its unique culture. Even though the island is stormed by millions of foreign tourists annually, Balinese people still maintain their cultural identity which has already become an attraction for tourists, both domestic and foreign.
If you want to dig deeper into traditional Balinese culture, you can visit tourist villages on this island, such as Penglipuran Village (regarded as the cleanest village in the world), Tenganan Pegringsingan Village, Batubulan Village, Celuk Village, Kertalangu Cultural Village and Ubud Village.
Just when you thought you have seen and done all things in Bali, the island still actually has one trick up its sleeve. West Bali National Park is the best place to explore the lush, green forest on the island. Located in the north-western part of the island, it serves as some kind of gateway for tourists who just arrived in Bali at Port of Gilimanuk.
With a total area of 19,002.89 hectares, the national park is packed with various types of nature diversity, such as rainforest, lowland forest, montane forest, mangrove forest and dry savannah. Across a long stretch of protected beaches, there is an offshore island called Menjangan which has become a popular diving destination. You can also find exquisite floras in this national park, one of them is the endangered Bali Starling.
Although Bali, like any other regions in Indonesia, has a tropical climate all year round, you should know when is the perfect time to visit the so-called Island of Gods. Bali has two seasons: the wet and the dry season. The wet falls between October and March, which usually reaches its peak in January.
The dry season, which sees hotter temperatures and sunnier days, falls between April and September. Luckily, this span of time coincides with European and North American summer holidays. So, if you live in one of those two continents, you can spend your summer holiday in Bali. What else are you waiting for? Book your flight to Bali right now!
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