Bali or “the last paradise” as what travellers from all over the world called it, is one of the top choices for many people. With its rich and natural beauty, superb food and a colourful culture that was more than able of resisting commercialization are easy to see why the world became so crazy with this great island.
If you’re planning to visit this marvellous island, whatever your interests and tastes, you’ll be spoilt for the choice of things to do and see. Simply exploring the island can bring you an unforgettable experience, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, this luxury travel guide to Bali is the perfect place to start.
Beaches in Bali are considered some of the finest around the globe, with crystalline oceans and powdery, white sand. The shopping, nightlife, dining scene, and private villas in Bali has soared to new heights, making Bali a paradise in many respects. However, the proud culture of Bali prevents this enthralling dimension of Bali from being too overwhelming, and even those who visit just for the Island’s nightlife will soon find themselves drawn to galleries, temples, and tours because of Bali’s interesting and rich culture. Bali is full of things to see and an experience that will secure a fond place in your memories.
For the Gourmand:
In spite of the rise of high-end cuisine establishments on the island, you can still find traditional restaurants where you can try Bali’s star dishes. First on the list is the Made’s Warung in Seminyak, it is highly recommended by the tourists and locals due to its classic Indonesian dish selection. Their nasi goreng is a must-try dish that the entire family will surely love.
If you want something more luxurious, Raja’s Balinese restaurant is the perfect place. Must try foods are bebek betutu (slow-roasted duk) and pisang goreng (deep fried bananas). If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, Sarang is perfect – traditional Balinese fine dining. The dining area is elegant and spacious with large windows allowing patrons to admire the garden whilst dining. The menu selection is moderate in length with choices of well-loved classics. The Dal Makhani and holy basil infused fish are exceptional. But make sure to book in advance as they are invariably in high demand.
In the tourism boom in Bali, a contemporary culinary was a great addition, bringing reinvented classics and countless cuisines to the repertoire of Bali. Starfish Bloo is a pan-Asian fusion delight. Their menu is playfully invented and features their best-seller such as spring rolls stuffed with babi guling.
La Lucciola serves an exceptional Italian fare in a sweet venue with an open facade out upon a lawn. Mama San brought the atmosphere of 1920s Shanghai, with elegant decoration, vintage style, and traditional Chinese dishes improved by innovative contemporary style.
For the Reveller:
As the sun goes down in Bali, nightclubs begin to fill with party goers and those who want to experience the nightlife in Bali for an evening of music, excitement, and drinks. The Sky Garden is one of the most popular nightclubs in the island having 3 floors of bars, restaurants, and dance floors. You just to find which space appeals to you in this entertainment super-complex.
If you’re looking for something more relaxed, Jenja is a smaller club with great interior decoration, with an advanced in technology sound system and a roster of the world-class DJs. The facilities and amenities are excellent, with plenty of lounges and bar area where you can grab an affordable drink. For those who are looking for something different, Mirror is the perfect place, having stunning gothic sculptures and stained-glass windows, this club is more like a cathedral, but the great selection of DJs, bar, and laser shows makes it more like a club.
Whilst Bali’s nightclubs are surely worth taking up an evening or two, the intense energy makes you tired and needs a break. Another option is a more mellow atmosphere. There are Bali’s rooftop and beachside bars where you can grab a drink, cool music, and comfort-inducing facilities.
At the beachside Bamboo Bar, you’ll enjoy listening to their local bands or watch sports games shown on the bar’s flat screens. This is a perfect place for a friendly crowd looking for an evening of conversation and social drinking.
Blue (sic) is a rooftop lounge with bar and restaurant of the same name downstairs. Enjoy drinking while looking for the stunning panoramic views, comfy seating, teardrop-shaped booths, a soothing blue colour theme. It’s the best place to watch the sun go down. This restaurant is open until 11 P.M only which is not usual for Balinese nightlife, however, it’s ideal for an evening of relaxation.
For the Animal Aficionado:
If you’re an animal lover or looking to treat someone else to an amazing experience, Bali has tons of opportunities to experience their stunning fauna during your stay.
Elephant encounters are greatly popular but it’s important to be discerning if you just want to experience an encounter with the elephants. The low welfare for these animals is rife in this high demand attraction. The Elephant Safari Park in Taro is a good compromise, with
cool activities such as feeding sessions, photo opportunities, educational talks and museum tours which keep these beautiful creature best interests in mind whilst
giving visitors a chance to encounters these elephants.
For the Culture Vulture:
Although people come to this island for various reasons, no tourist can escape the magnetic pull of Island’s interesting culture. From local markets to beachside temples, you’re bound to leave Bali with a deeper appreciation of its uniquely Balinese and Indonesian customs.
A perfect place to start knowing more about Bali’s culture is visiting its famous temples, as they reveal a great deal about Bali’s history, architecture, and spirituality. Some of the popular temples are Tanah Lot (a pilgrimage temple supposedly guarded by sea snakes), Ulawatu (a striking temple perched on the edge of a cliff), and Besakih (the Mother Temple of the island).
Finally, if you would like to discover and experience Bali’s daily life away from the bustling resorts, consider joining a hiking tour through rural Bali and immerse yourself in its great culture.
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