Why does Bali make almost everyone’s bucket list of destinations?

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Well it doesn’t really matter what floats your boat or blows your hair back, chances are good that Bali will tick at least a few boxes on your wish list.

Bali beaches

Are you a beach bum?

You won’t be disappointed in Bali’s offerings. From soft white palm-fringed shores to dramatic black volcanic sand beaches you’ll find a place to top up your tan. And if deejays playing chilled tunes and a barman on hand to refill your mojito are your thing, then you’ll find trendy beach clubs galore – just listen for the beat and let your nose follow the scent of coconut suntan lotion and you’ll soon see the deck chairs and tasseled sun umbrellas.

Bali shopping

Is shopping up a storm your ideal holiday?

Bali is known for its stylish shops – particularly in Seminyak where the shopping strip includes some of the best retail therapy outlets for clothing and interiors. You’ll pick up some great bargains, but better yet, you’ll find unique items, often locally made.

Bali culture

Are you a culture vulture?

Bali has much to offer those who want to soak up new cultures. Participate in interesting festivals and ceremonies, visit spectacular Balinese Hindu temples, and marvel at the colourful offerings put out daily by the locals. Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by locals to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa. Canang sari will be seen in the temples as well as on small shrines in houses, and on the ground.

Bali surfing

Looking for the ultimate surfers’ paradise?

Again, Bali won’t disappoint and any surfer will include Bali on their list of all time ultimate waves to ride. Along Kuta beach you’ll see endless surf schools where beginners can learn the ropes in shallow waters. Big time surfers will head to Uluwatu. It’s rare that you’ll find a day with an unrideable wave somewhere in in Bali at one of the many surf spots.

Bali nature

Bali, a nature lover's dream

Each day can bring on a new adventure in the great outdoors, from exploring the many beaches to hiking a volcano to meeting the inquisitive monkeys in the Monkey Forest in Ubud (they are free, wild and protected – but cheeky!). Bali’s interior, mountains and beaches, as well as surrounding islands all invite you to explore.

Looking for a pamper session?

Bali has a great selection of spas, retreats, and wellness centres that cater to all budgets.

Foodies are catered for too – literally!

A visit to Bali is no time to diet. From delicious local dishes to international fare, Bali is a foodie’s paradise. Add to that a coffee culture and beach bar scene and you’ll never want for a good meal. Of course restaurants with a view are aplenty – whether it’s a view of a beach break in Canggu or a picturesque rice paddy in Ubud. From street food to find dining Bali has it all.

Does Bali make your bucket list? Tell us why!

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