Exotic weather, down-to-earth lifestyle, laid back atmosphere and rich heritage – Bali is back and we are so excited to touch down on the ‘Island of the Gods’ yet again.
With the recent opening of its glorious gates, the friendly locals, mystical temples and laid back hospitality of Bali is most definitely on our minds. Here are just a handful of our favourite places to frequent while visiting our most loved holiday destination.
Known for its endless amenities, fun-loving attitude and picturesque sunsets, Seminyak is Bali’s playground. This bustling tourist hotspot draws crowds from all over, all year round and no matter how busy the little town gets, it still manages to hold an overall relaxed and trendy vibe. With its abundance of cafes and world renowned restaurants and bars there is plenty here to keep the holiday maker entertained, the adventure seeker’s lust for action satisfied and the luxury lovers in 5-star accommodation.
Nearby to the bigger and busier Seminyak sits Canggu. With its weekend markets and pink sunsets it is the perfect base for those who want to be near the action, yet are still hunting for the traditional feel of old-school Bali. Canggu also caters to all ‘surfs of life’, with waves for both beginner and advanced surfers – the perfect place to hire a board and test your skills. While development has recently increased, Canggu maintains a strong traditional air, focused on maintaining Balinese surf culture.
Located on the less touristy southern tip of Bali, Uluwatu boasts rugged cliffs, high waves, sunburned vegetation and long, winding coastal roads. It is the surfers paradise of Bali, often featuring surfing competitions that draw legends from all over the world.The limestone cliffs of Nusa Penida have been a popular attraction for photographers worldwide, who flock to uncover the azure waters and white sand beaches towered by gorgeous cliff faces. While there, visit the Uluwatu temple, which has a traditional Kecak Dance display each evening alongside the cliff edge.
In the thick of everything we know and love about Bali sits Legian Beach. Surfing, shopping and playing, Legian showcases the best of all three and is known for its many luxurious resorts, beachside massages and sunset cocktails. Uncover the quieter stretch of coast between Kuta and Seminyak and enjoy rolling surf and dramatic sunsets.
Known as the sister island of Bali, Lombok sits just east of its busier sibling and boasts an abundance of natural beauty, less crowds and long stretches of idyllic coastline. It may be quieter than Bali, however it is no less full of great restaurants, bars and all the delicious things that make the perfect tropical island holiday.
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