Bali is known for its white-sand beaches, volcanic mountains, terraced rice fields, and delicious local cuisine. With its relaxing and tranquil way of life, Bali offers visitors the chance to get closer to nature.
Here are a few things you shouldn’t miss on your vacation to Bali.
Enjoy the Beautiful Beaches of Bali
Most of the best beaches in Bali are found in the south: around Kuta, Jimbaran, and the Bukit Peninsula. Comprised of white sand and sparkling water the beaches on Bali are beautiful. It is important to note that not all beaches in Bali are safe to swim due to rip tides and undertows. Dangerous beaches will be marked with red warning flags. That being said, there are some beautiful beaches that are safe for families (including children)
- Mengiat Beach Nusa Dua
- Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali
- Tanjung Benoa Beach Bali
- Sawangan Beach Nusa Dua
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The lush green farms of the Tegalalang Rice Terraces are one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali. The lush green fields seem to stretch on forever. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tegalalang Rice Terraces make use of traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation systems known as subak.
While you are there be sure to take your picture in front of the Love Bali Sign. Don’t forget to show your tummy some love by taking in a meal at Terrace Padi Restaurant. Overlooking the rice terraces this restaurant serves up delicious, traditional Balinese and Indonesian food.
Trek Mount Agung & the Mother Temple, Pura Besakih
Mount Agung is an active volcano and at 3,031 meters above sea level, it is also the highest point in Bali. The Balinese people believe the mountain is the abode of the gods and it is revered as sacred. There are two challenging trails to the top of the mountain but the spectacular view is worth the effort.
Mount Agung is home to the Pura Besakih temple, the largest and holiest Hindu temple on the Island. Comprised of 23 different temples, Pura Besakih is located 3600 ft up the side of the mountain.
One of the best times to visit the temple is during the Galungan celebrations. During the celebration, the temple is beautifully decorated with tall bamboo poles, coconut leaves, and flowers. The date of the celebrations is based on the 210-day Balinese calendar, so you would need to plan your trip to travel at the time of the next celebration.
Ubud is often referred to as the epicenter for arts and culture in Bali. The positive vibe and lush green surrounds have been a magnet for artists and naturalists. There is so much to do in Ubud:
- Stroll through the Ubud Monkey Forest where Macaque monkeys roam freely around the tree canopy and temple complex
- Explore the many art galleries and museums
- Immerse yourself in the culture by enjoying Balinese dancers
- Visit Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave) Dating back to the 11th century, this cave has an entrance carved with menacing figures from Hindu legend.
Photos From My Vacation in Bali
Ready for a Vacation in Bali?
Be sure to give luxury travel advisor, Margi Arnold a call to discuss your vacation to Bali. With over 25-years’ experience in the travel industry Margi, is an expert that will help you personalize your trip and will ensure a worry-free vacation. Start by completing a vacation request or call Margi at 303-694-8786.