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Home to many of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations among the islands in Indonesia. It also has many other names such as “the Island of Gods”, “Island of Peace”, and “Island of Love”. Bali is famous for its highly developed authentic arts, sculpture, painting, metal works, music, and the traditional and modern dances. The rich and unique culture of Balinese people sets the island apart from any other island destination. Since the 20th century, Bali’s number of tourism had risen. With its beautiful, stunning beaches spread over the island (white sand or black sand), you would not doubt why. This island also has the highest biodiversity of marine species in the Coral Triangle, with over 500 reef-building coral species that are in the area alone. Apart from that, it also has fantastic mountains, volcanoes, beautiful rice paddies, jungles, rivers, and many other natural wonders that any visitors would love. In terms of accommodations, there’s a wide selection of hotels & resorts and luxury villas for rent in Bali. Watch this video to discover more of Bali.

Bali has always been a favorite destination of nature lovers and those who want to enjoy a romantic getaway. This is why it’s not unusual for Bali to be packed with tourists all year round. Apart from the popular tourist destinations Bali is known for, there are some places that remain seemingly unspoiled, hidden and kept away from the public, making them more exciting to visit. Here’s the ten secluded beaches in Bali, definitely worth visiting. Balangan Beach Balangan Beach or more commonly known as Pantai Balangan has gained the reputation of being the surfers’ paradise. If you want to have the best surfing experience, a visit to Pantai Balangan with your surfing group is an absolute must. Defined by fabulous weather and impressive waves, Pantai Balangan is one beach surfers just can’t say no to. Even non-surfers who want to spend quality time with their loved ones can’t refuse …

There is much more to Bali than its beaches, temples, culture, bars and parties. Bali is also world renowned for its high cliffs, mountains and panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Many of Bali’s best viewpoints include attractions such as restaurants and lounges or places of historical, cultural, and religious interest to explore. Here are some of Bali’s most breathtaking viewpoints: Uluwatu Temple Perched 70 meters above sea level, on top rocky of rocky cliffs, Uluwatu Temple is one of the many beautiful temples to visit in Bali that offers both rich cultural history and a spectacular view. In the forest fringing, Uluwatu live thousands of native monkeys who are said to guard the temple. You can explore the traditional Balinese architecture, view spiritual sculptures and gaze out across the Indian Ocean. Lempuyang Temple Intrepid travelers will find it worthwhile to climb the 1,700 steps to Lempuyang Temple and take …

Bali is renowned for its markets and local crafts. A unique, handcrafted souvenir of your holiday is a perfect gift for loved ones or a way to treasure memories of that idyllic escape. In many places, travelers can watch souvenirs being crafted, try techniques themselves and learn about the cultural origins and symbolism of the product. Souvenir shopping becomes a rich tourist experience in itself. Here are nine of the best souvenirs to bring home from Bali: Gemala Bali Silver Contemporary touches are combined with traditional methods to produce exquisite rings, pendants, necklaces, cufflinks, bracelets and more. All of their products are handcrafted in Bali using silver, precious metals, and gemstones. The designers find inspiration in Bali’s captivating landscapes and rich colors. Gemala Silver is located in the cultural hub of Ubud Village in central Bali. Wood Carving at Mas ‘Wood Carvings Village.’ Travelers can watch skilled craftsmen carve beautiful …

10 Fun Facts About Bali Indonesia

Bali is known as one of the most charming, exotic island destination. It has everything to offer from the pristine beaches to fascinating cultural lifestyle and attractions. To list all of the amazing things about this attractive island, will be endless. So to name a few, these are the selection of the ten fun facts that will be useful for the vacationers. Also watch this video and discover Bali, Indonesia. Black Sand The beaches scattered all over Bali are among the peerless in the world. Other than the typical tropical white beaches it offers, Bali also boasts a golden chain of magnificent black sands, especially on the north-western coastlines, with tranquil pristine coves, wedged in-between. The beaches serve as havens for tourists, fishermen and surfers who explore coral reefs, exotic fish species, and strong waves. The beaches lure visitors with residual shipwrecks, panoramic views and a vast scope of adventure and …

Every destination has its distinct character when it comes to design and architecture that may relate to cultural beliefs, religion, or even to its natural surroundings and weather conditions. If you are looking to rent a villa in Bali, here are what you can expect to find.   DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Traditional Balinese Villas Balinese architecture is a form of vernacular building style that uses the island’s natural materials with local artistry and craftsmanship. Expect to find villas with thatch roofing, bamboo poles, and plenty of other natural materials such as teak wood, coconut wood, stone, as well as traditional Balinese sculptures and home decor. Traditional Javanese Villas Javanese villas are characterized by having a ground-floor foundation with a trapezoid-shaped roof – also using local materials found on the island. Teak wood is its most distinct feature, with pillars surrounding the building structure of the villa. Open-sided pavilions are typical …

Bali is a paradise for all water sports lovers. It has perfect waves for surfing, excellent wind for windsurfing and stunning sea creatures and coral reefs to dive or snorkel to explore them. The possible water activities on Bali island are endless, however; there are some water sports to-do-list that you cannot miss, and here are our top 10 recommendations in no particular order. The water activities listed may depend on the weather condition in Bali. #1 Snorkelling Featuring a  rich and diverse marine ecosystem, Bali is a fantastic choice for those wanting to experience the incredible world beneath the waves. The island is home to several world class snorkelling sites serviced by many dive centres and operators. Options that a visitor has are endless. From a brief beach activity to a full day experience, as a solo traveler or as a family. One does not have to be an …

A holiday in Bali is like being in paradise – you’ve got miles and miles of pristine beaches with crystal clear waters and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique ancient culture. But before you head to one of the most visited islands in the world, you have to know the basic do’s and don’ts so you won’t find yourself in hot seat with the locals. The Dos Always Dress and Act Modestly – although Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the island is still very conservative. While you can lounge around the beach and resorts in skimpy outfits or without a shirt, you must dress modestly when out in town or at the markets. This doesn’t mean you need to wear long sleeves and pants amidst the hot climate, but appropriate clothes such as a shirt and long shorts or skirts are …

There are super elegant beach clubs and restaurants around Bali. Most of them are situated along the southern coast while others are located below the Bukit peninsula cliffs. These beach clubs have different styles, ranging from the Mediterranean style, while others sustain the local Bali style. Here are some of the top 10 best beach clubs in Bali; #1 Ku De Ta Located in Seminyak, one of the most popular beaches in Bali, is one of the common joints on the island. This beach club has a special layout. It has a major restaurant area, a special bar, a lawn at the center, which borders the beach front. At the beachfront, several events take place, and there is a special secluded loft for private moments. There is a sunset box that offers an excellent opportunity, where you can fully enjoy the crimson horizon. Ku De Ta has an in-house international …

The island of Bali in Indonesia is home to some of the world’s best-kept secrets. Its culture, food, nature trails, and art is unique, making it an ideal destination for people who want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of urban life and connect with the laid-back world of the Balinese people. To accomplish the whole body and soul retreat, you need a place to stay where you can just let go and be free with no distraction. The seclusion, privacy, and personalized services that you will get for renting a private luxury villa in Bali is just the perfect answer.   Engage with the Locals and Its Tradition, Culture, & Arts Widely referred to as the land of a thousand temples, Bali is known for its wealth of artistic communities, temples, and incredible landscapes. While here, you can opt to take a tour to the famous temples of …

One of the reasons why Bali is called ‘The Island of Gods’ is because of the thousands of temples built around the island, not to mention the small temples on almost each of the local houses. Below are just 6 of the most beautiful and known temples worth visiting when in Bali. Pura Tanah Lot The temple of Tanah Lot can be seen in Beraban countryside’s coastal side of Bali. Tanah Lot in Balinese means a small island floating in the sea. This temple is one of seven sea temples that lie around the coasts of Bali. It is probably the most well-known temple among tourists due to its unique island-like structure and the magnificent view of the sunset. At the base of the island, rare sea snakes of unusual colors are believed to guard the temple and is said to be protected by a giant snake. The temple is …