Bali: Volcanoes, rice fields, and glorious beaches

17 April 2019

Temple in Bali

Bali is a tropical paradise with an intriguing culture and plenty to explore. Travelling around this island, you’ll come across a landscape which features brilliant green rice fields, palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes forming the island’s peaks.

A visit to this beautiful island not only makes for a perfect holiday to mark a special birthday or for a honeymoon, it’s also family friendly, with lots to occupy even the most restless! As Travel Counsellor David notes, "Bali is packed full of things to do, including many water-based activities such as scuba diving, surfing, fishing, and more. It is also a paradise for spa-lovers and all sorts of treatments are widely available. It is a beautiful island with super friendly people and great dining options along with a great choice of hotels to suit all budgets."

Read on to find out six things to see and do on holiday in Bali…

Hike Gunung Batur at sunrise

Gunung Batur is a still-active volcano and you can trek Mount Batur as the sun rises. It’s not an easy climb but if you’re used to hiking, it’s worth the effort as the views are spectacular!

Spot birds soaring through the sky

The Bali Bird Park features 250 species of bird – there are 1,000 to look at!

Watch monkeys fly from tree to tree

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (also known as Ubud Monkey Forest) in Ubud is home to about 700 macaques, who live among more than 180 species of trees.

Go underground

Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 9th Century. This historic cave is a fascinating place for both adults and children to visit – keep an eye out for the menacing creature carved at the entrance!

Step onto white sands and dip into blue seas

Bali is known for its glorious beaches and you won’t be disappointed if you’re hoping to soak up the sunshine on a beautiful stretch of sand!

One of the best beaches is the lively Kuta beach, and you can expect dazzling, soft white sand and warm turquoise waters. If you’re an art-lover, try Seminyak beach with its little art galleries.

Travel Counsellor David visited Bali and split his time between Sanur and Seminyak: "Sanur is a quiet town; ideal for a relaxed atmosphere but with plenty of hotels and dining options to choose from. The beachside city of Seminyak is upmarket and chic. A bit busier than Sanur, it is full of funky boutiques, great restaurants and relaxed bars".

Marvel at the incredible temple of Pura Kehen

The breathtaking temple of Pura Kehen is the second largest temple in Bali and this garden temple can be traced back to the 11th Century. Built on a slope, there are eight terraces and a palm tree plantation surrounding the temple complex.

For more ideas to add to your Bali itinerary, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor


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