10 Reasons to Visit Bali, Indonesia


Bali: sun, beaches, rice paddies, volcanic mountains, good food, nice people. Bali has it all - and more - but above all it has exactly what you need: the perfect space to relax and chill. And it doesn't matter what your style of relaxation is, be it through action-packed extreme sports like mountain biking, surfing and scuba diving or just chilling by the pool and reading a book, Bali's got you covered. So what are the 10 reasons you need to visit Bali (imo)?

10 Reasons You Need to Visit Bali

#1. THE TEMPLES

Although Indonesia is predominately Muslim, the island of Bali is predominately Hindu - roughly 1.7% of Indonesians are Hindu, but 83.5% of Balinese people are Hindu. Hinduism in Indonesia incorporates native Austronesian elements. Balinese Hindu temples are everywhere in Bali - it won't take you long to find them. Famous ones include Uluwatu Temple, Pura Agung Besakih and Pura Tirta Empul. But you don't just have to visit the famous ones, take a short walk or ride to find a normal one and enjoy it's magical beauty and serenity. [You can read more here: Bali travel tips from Chantae!]

#2. THE SUNSETS

Bali has some of the most gorgeous sunsets we've ever seen in Asia, and indeed in the entire world. Grab a cocktail and watch the magnificent sun sink below the horizon. 

#3. THE SMOOTHIES

Coconuts, bananas, dragon-fruit, guava, watermelon and so many more types of exotic fruit thrive in Bali. Most fruit is sold the day it's picked which means it's as fresh as it can get. One of the best ways to enjoy the fruits of Bali is with a smoothie - nothing will make you feel healthier than a Balinese fruit smoothie. You can read more here: 23 Tried & Tested Cafes in Bali You Absolutely Cannot Miss.

#4. SURFING

Bali is renown as a prime spot for surfing and both beginners and experts alike can enjoy surfing here. With strong currents and rough waves it's safest to go on a professional Bali surfing class.

#5. RICE PADDIES

Balinese rice fields are iconic, and for good reason. They are absolutely stunning and show how fertile the country is. You can go on a rice-paddy tour, or simply wander around and make your own tour - Bali has plenty of rice-paddies to choose from.

#6. BIKING

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Bali is a dream destination for any mountain biker. Take a Bali Mountain Bike Tour for all levels. Alternatively (or additionally), exploring Bali by push-bike is an enjoyable activity.

#7. THE FOOD

Bali is a volcanic island, which means its soils are very fertile. It also has the perfect climate for growing a great variety of food - it's very sunny and warm, but it gets plenty of rain too. It's not just rice and tropical fruits that grow on Bali but spices and vegetables too. And of course sea-food is plentiful. Must-try dishes include Indonesian curry and tofu wrapped in banana leaves. You ca find out more about Bali Foodscapades right here.

#8. YOGA

Bali is a mecca for yogis: Bali oozes zen and yoga classes and retreats are everywhere. Even if you are a complete yoga novice, you must try yoga in Bali - you'll be hooked in no time.

#9. BEACHES

What Bali lacks in white sand beaches and clear blue waters, it makes up for in variety. Black sand beaches, beaches with rough surf-able waves, perfect scuba diving spots - Bali has it all and more (and it still has a couple of white sand beaches too).

#10. THE CHILLHOUSE

If you're looking for a place to stay in Bali that celebrates all of the above points, look no further than the Chillhouse. At the Chillhouse they truly have it all: comfortable and welcoming accommodation, incredible food (breakfast and dinner is included), yoga classes, mountain bike tours, surf classes and so much more. [To find out more, read our full review: The Chillhouse: Yoga, Surf and Bike Retreat in Bali.] We loved Bali the most because of all the lovely Balinese people we met there - and not just at the Chillhouse. Every single Balinese person we met was friendly, kind and funny!

Flights to Bali

Bali Airport (DPS) is an international airport with numerous airlines ready to fly you pretty much anywhere in the world. You can find the cheapest flights to Bali and you can find the shortest flights to Bali, but these too don't often go hand-in-hand. Sometimes the cheapest flight will also be the shortest flight, but sometimes the cheapest flight will include 3 changes and a 10 hour stop-over in Kuala Lumpur. But by paying say $20 more you might find a direct flight!

Wrap Up: 10 Reasons To Visit Bali, Indonesia

If pictures speak a thousand words, then video must speak like a billion. Check out our Bali video which has lots of footage of beaches, surfing, atmosphere, temples, yoga and more in Bali. It's accessible to anyone who speaks English or Hungarian :D


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