Bali is known throughout the World as the ‘Island of the Gods.’ A land of mystical celebrations and daily offerings, it is estimated that Bali is home to over 20,000 temples. It is no surprise as Bali is estimated to be 92% Hindu.
Although Bali is Indonesia’s largest tourist destination, religion is still the very core of Balinese culture and daily life. Wherever you are in the island, you will experience enchanting temple celebrations, daily offerings on the street, the 5am/6pm ritual, ceremonial parades, or simply sights of men and women and children clad in their traditional dresses.
Kuta remains the main tourist area and the nightlife capital of Bali. Favored by young visitors, its famous beach known as Kuta Beach is haven for surfing and sunbathing.
If you are looking for gastronomy experience – Seminyak is the place to go. Oberoi St. also known as “eat street” is where you will find restaurant after restaurant serving all sorts of cuisines. Most upscale bars and clubs are also here.
However, if are looking for seafood experience, make your way to Jimbaran Bay where there are more than 50 seaside seafood restaurants.
Nusa Dua is the place to go for water activities. Tanjung Benoa offers a variety of water activities like Jetski, parasailing, banana boat ride and bottom glass boat.
Sanur is Bali’s oldest tourism area. It is more laid back but is highly favored by mature visitors.
To experience true Bali and find yourself in the land of rice paddies, traditional villages and cows and chickens, you will need to take 30 minutes drive out of the main tourist areas.
Even so if you are looking for magical, mystical, sun and sea packed holiday, then Bali is definitely for you!