Why Bali, why not anywhere else?
The undisputed lands of Indonesia are the best place to spend your holidays among nature’s calmness and sweet whisper. Walking beneath tall skyscrapers is fancy, but that’s not where we come from. The natural atmosphere away from the city’s noise is what we need for our holiday tours. The chance for an exotic holiday comes once or twice a year. So why not enjoy this to the fullest? Looking for scenic destinations in Indonesia?
Don’t worry because we got you covered. Indonesia is home to more than 17,000 islands, but the most breathtaking among them is Bali. Popularly known as the islands of Gods, a branch of Hinduism dominates Bali. There’s isn’t any shortage of tourist attractions in Bali. From sunbathing on stretched beaches to scuba diving in coral seas to climbing behemoth volcanoes, you can extract every essence of joy to cheer your holidays.
So, on your next holiday adventure to Indonesia, you shouldn’t exclude Bali as one of your destinations. Very excited, aren’t you? So, let us help you a little bit more. For your convenience, we’ve gathered a list of ten best holiday destinations in Bali. Each one of them will present you with an experience, you never had before. So, without further delay, let’s open your window to the islands of Gods, Bali.
10 tourist destinations in Bali, Indonesia
Ubud is supremacy, surrounded by terraced rice fields that perch and climbs up along the foothills of the central mountains in Bali. And it’s also regarded as the heart of Bali’s ancient Hindu tradition and culture. Packed with tons of museums, showcasing Bali’s history, this place is home to some of the leading art museums. This includes the Neka Art Museum, with its ever-expanding collection of Balinese sculptures. It takes half an hour to escape from commercialism and enter the gorgeous world of Ubud.
2. Kuta Beach
This place was a fishing village with fishing as the prime source of income. But recently, in a few decades, this place has gotten overcrowded with tourists. Mostly because of its scenic beaches that provide an excellent scope to amateur, as well as professional surfers. Situated on the southmost part of the island, the broad and stretched lands of sand is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Bali. Whether day or night, this place is always crowded with activities and refreshments.
Apart from being the capital city, Denpasar is also the prime hub of the Indonesian economy and province. This spot is located in the southern part of the island, with the beautiful Sanur Beach on the east coast that offers a joyous moment of watching the sunrise. The not so far, Pura Blanjong Temple is also among the famous destinations in Bali, with sculptures and inscriptions that date back to the 10th century. The Bali museum portrays a collection of these cultural masterpieces, including costumes and jewelry.
Looking for a hotel to spend your nights in Bali? There shouldn’t be any other choice better than Seminyak. Although it’s not a tourist destination, still Seminyak got tons of attractions, starting from luxurious hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and spa, clubs, and more. The beauty of the sunset is most visible from this place if you step on any skyscraper or visit the west-facing beaches. Moreover, the beaches provide an overwhelming view of the Indian Ocean with gray sand and excellent surfing conditions.
5. Nusa Dua
In the Indonesian language, Nusa Dua means ‘Two Islands,’ which is precisely what you’ll find here with two similar islands, each having identical temples on the top. Nusa Dua is popularly known as the ‘upscale’ of Bali because once inside, you’ll find a perfect combination of manicured lawns and naturally decorated gardens. In short, this place is utterly non-identical to the rest of Bali. You’ll never see a perfect blend of natural habitat and modernization like this elsewhere.
Just like Kuta Beach, this place is also dominated by fishing as the main occupation. Jimbaran is a perfect destination to spend some peaceful moments with long beaches of sand and calm water. As fishing is the main occupation, you’ll get a chance to enjoy their delicious cuisines with fish and seafood. In the south, there’s Dreamland Beach, which is also famous for surfing.
Giving yourself a natural atmosphere to breathe is essential, therefore you can visit Canggu for some relaxation. This place is a combination of Kuta Beach and Seminyak, as it perfectly sits between them geographically. On the northern side of this island, there’s Tanah Lot Temple, which is a Hindu worshipping destination offshore of a rocky outcrop.
8. Tanjung Benoa
Remember the scuba diving activity I was talking about earlier. Well, this is the place where you can enjoy this. Tanjung Benoa is a peninsula that is a subdistrict in Bali. Mostly famous for its beaches and endless stretch of sands, it’s a perfect location for various water sports, including scuba diving, banana boat, sea walker, rolling donuts, parasailing, and snorkeling.
Uluwatu is another most popular tourist destination in Bali, situated on the southwestern edge of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. The name consists of two words, ‘ulu’ & ‘watu,’ which means ‘lands end’ & ‘rocks’ respectively. This place is famous for it’s Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple or commonly known as Uluwatu Temple. It’s another location for geeks with clues from the past.
Geographically located in the southwestern peninsula of Bali, Pecatu is the last destination in our list. It’s very much adjacent to Nusa Dua and composes of hilly landscapes, small beaches, and limestone cliffs. It’s yet another destination for enjoying the spectacular sunset in Bali. During the night, there’s a remarkable performance of Kecak Dance, alongside the Indian Ocean, which highlights the ancient vibes of Indian and Balinese culture.
There may not be a second chance for you to visit Bali. So, why not experience everything that Bali has to offer in just one visit. The ten places mentioned above are undeniably the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Bali. Once you visit the exotic islands of Gods, you’ll take back some precious memories worth remembering for your lifetime. So, get prepared and buckle up your backpacks for your next foreign holiday tour, here in Bali.
ABOUT AUTHORRajendra Nath Siwan is the Founder of Meteorites Travel LLP. He is a graduate (B.Com.) from Sri Venkateswara College. He lives in Delhi, India.