Bali is an intoxicating mix of exotic cultural treasures, mesmerizing landscapes and innumerable historical sites. Who can resist the lure of natural beauty combined with ancient magnificence? This destination is much more than going click happy in scenic rice paddies and witnessing cultural performances. It is an odyssey of celebration – celebrating culture, nature and rich ancient relics. Top this with ultra-irresistible balmy island weather and you have a ‘can’t go wrong’ trip. Here are our expert picks for the Bali Must Dos list.
Go Snorkel Happy At Amed
Bali is snug in its position as one amongst the top five snorkeling places on planet earth. Go dive happily as you spot fascinating shipwrecks, majestic corals and thriving marine life in the Amed area at Jemeluk beach. The generously endowed coral gardens are worth experiencing, and so is the relaxing, traditional massage offered by the local villagers. Hire a car and driver or a bicycle to reach here.
Up the Romance at Gili Islands
A Bali honeymoon staple, Gili Islands (nestled between Lombok and Bali) are a huge draw for its hip accommodation options, a nice variety of restaurants and bars, and plenty of dive instruction schools. Gili’s neighboring islands Meno and Air are the undisputed romantic paradise for their secluded calmness, turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Enjoy horse-riding and cycling through these refreshingly slow paced islands.
Bali Marine and Safari Park is an exciting family destination, featuring more than 58 wild animals species, a host of cultural shows and fun animal shows. Go on a night safari (complete with bat caves trips and roaming komodo dragons). Sprinkle the evening with traditional fire-dancing performances and scrumptious BBQ dinner.
Infinity Pool Hopping
Touted to be the best infinity pools haven in the world, Alila Ubud and Ubud Hanging Gardens are a perfect recluse for water babies. Awaken the dreamer in you with a visit to the infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation, where you’re almost floating in the midst of clouds. Nestled among river valleys, lush forests and green mountain covers, Alila Ubud’s pool can be enjoyed with an all-day pass.