The Entire World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
What’s in your bucket list? Some people wish to learn a new musical instrument or start with a brand new leisure activity. There are also those who find themselves simply happy to finish reading their big pile of books. Nevertheless, there are other people who have resolved to travel locations near or far to discover new sights, other cultures, and ultimately, themselves.
For either inexperienced and veteran vacationers, one of their top destinations is Bali. Villas along with other types of accommodation abound in this Indonesian province situated in Southeast Asia renowned for its exceptional mix of breath-taking landscapes and beaches, pleasing climate, vibrant culture, and remarkable spirituality.
The island-province received a rise in global recognition, specifically from the West, when it appeared prominently in Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “Eat, Pray, Love.” The movie adaptation was also shot here, specifically in Ubud and Padang-Padang Beach – not that the island needed a boost in level of popularity because it is a leading place to go for decades and has earned the distinction of winning the Best Island merit from Travel and Leisure the year of 2010. In 2012, Bali pulled in about 2.88 million foreign visitors. Then, there are those who have become enamoured with the island’s unique beauty, deciding to stay and live on the island. The 2010 census reports that more than 30,000 expatriates call Bali their 2nd home.
One of the primary reasons that Bali has enticed numerous individuals and vacationers is that the island offers a great variety of pursuits. One can go swimming and have water-based activities like sailing, snorkeling and paragliding at the beach, or one can immerse himself in Balinese traditions by watching performances of the Wayang Kulit and Topeng or just visit one of the numerous temples around the islands (in contrast to the majority of Indonesia’s population who are Muslims, the Balinese folks subscribe to a kind of Hinduism, fusing local philosophy with Hindu tenets). Or you can just ride a motorbike and marvel at Bali’s beautiful scenery. At night, you can relax in one of the numerous Bali luxury villas accessible in the island to get a pampering massage or maybe have some quiet time to reflect.
If you wish to party and have a good time, your main vacation spot should be Kuta. If, on the other hand, you happen to be hankering for seafoods, many foodies recommend visiting Jimbaran Bay. For many experienced travellers, a journey to the capital Denpasar is essential, particularly to the Pasar Badung market, Pura Jagatnatha temple, the Bird Market and the Bali Provincial State Museum. A lot of have been charmed by Ubud while Pejeng has its own destinations like temples and reliefs making it a necessary pit stop. Singaraja is a virtual melting pot of the East and West having artifacts displaying influences from the Dutch, Arabs and the Chinese.
Whether you are a novice to vacationing or you have several places already tucked under your buckle, Bali is a location worthy to travel to and return to over and over again. Having a number of accommodation choices available, from Bali private villas to beachside cottages, one will discover the right kind to suit his or her spending budget.
Nusa Dua Beach of Bali, Indonesia
Enjoying the beach and resort of the Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia