Bali is a popular Indonesian island that is renowned for its forested volcanic mountains, picture-perfect rice paddies, amazing irrigation system, breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, best surfing points, extraordinary beaches and exotic coral reefs. The island is home to some of the most wonderful religious sites, such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. Travellers from across the world drift here to rest and rejuvenate in resort towns as well as indulge in yoga and meditation retreats.
Visitors especially come here to see:
- Neighbouring islands, such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
- Ayung River
- Coral reef
- Overlooking stone cliffs
- Golf courses
- Mountain scenery
- Tropical beaches
- Subak irrigation system
- Indomalayan ecozone
- Dramatic peninsula
- Amazing flora and fauna
Interesting facts about Bali:
- The world’s most expensive coffee comes from Bali.
- Around 80% of its economy is related to tourism.
- Most Balinese residents speak 3 languages: Balinese, Indonesian and English.
- The Indonesian waters are home to around 3,000 species of fish.
Some of the most famous beaches of Bali are:
Amed Beach – This beach attracts thousands of visitors from across the world. It is known for its fishing boats, black volcanic sand, exotic neighbouring fishing villages, soft sand and long stretch of coastline. Travellers enjoy vibrant marine life, nearby shell museum, sacred temples, and lots of diving, fishing, exploration, dolphin watching spots. People especially enjoy spots near Jemeluk bay that are popular for diving. (It is the best place to grab a beer and enjoy the approaching fishing boats.)
It is no secret that world class backpackers come here to see the beautiful rocky cliffs, shallow waters, sea breeze, tropical atmosphere, near-white sand and dotted sun umbrellas. Located in Unggasan Village, it is the quietest and the most sumptuous place to rest. People spend their day watching sun, sand and waves. In fact, it is famous among water adventure enthusiasts especially those who like surfing. (It is the best place to move towards Dreamland Beach, Suluban Beach, Impossible Beach, Bingin Beach, Padang, etc.)
Located in Pecatu Village, this is the most beautiful beach with stunning waves and dunes. It is the hot favourite spot for professional surfers. This fascinating place is worth exploring. People love to see spectacular sunset scenes, beach activities, and enjoy local food and cocktails. (Always bring sun glasses, surfing board, shoes, towel and changing cloths.)
Best time to visit Bali –The best time to visit Bali is during summers, that is, April to October.
So, are you ready to hit the raging waves?