Bali has been voted one of the best islands in the world by several leading travel magazines. A holiday in Bali is like no other and it is impossible not to be touched by the magical scenery and friendly people. Here are 8 places you might want to travel to in Bali.
Many hotels and restaurants in Bali offer cooking classes for their guests. The classes usually start with a visit to the local market, where the fresh ingredients are bought for the class. Balinese food is simple but very delicious. Some dishes use a lot of chili, be prepared for some spicy food.
Bali is well known around the world as a world class surfing destination. Some places are for experienced surfers, but for beginners Bali is a great place to learn surfing. Kuta Beach is a great place to learn from local surfers and you can also rent a board. Some schools guarantee that you will be able to stand up on the board in just one day of instruction.
You can even enjoy water sports away from the beach in Bali, by rafting along one of its many rivers. Ayung River is the main place for rafting and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. There are several operators that provide instruction and western grade equipment.
Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park is set on 40 hectares of land. The park has more than 400 different animals and more than 80 species. You can even get your picture taken with a baby tiger or orangutan. The park is set in lush gardens and has become an important place for protecting endangered species. The park also has swimming pools, which are a great way to cool off.
If you have kids, the Waterbom park is a great place to spend a day swimming and playing on the many exhilarating rides. The park has many attractions, suitable for a range of ages. The gardens and the whole place is kept immaculate. Parents can enjoy just relaxing by the pool. There is even a swim up bar, where you can order drinks and make new friends.
Tanah Lot is a temple located on the rocky cliffs and is one of the most photographed places in Bali. Most people visit at sunset and it is a great place for professional and aspiring photographers to capture their own piece of Bali.
Monkey Forest in Ubud is home to hundreds of ravenous monkeys. You can buy peanuts and bananas to feed the monkeys. The monkeys can sometimes get a little aggressive, you do need to take care a little.
Most hotels have some kind of spa within their grounds, but there are spas and massage centers all over the island. Balinese are excellent masseurs and can provide a range of treatments for your body and skin. It is a great way to wind down after a busy day of exploring the island.
Ammanda runs a hotel in Lovina, Bali.