Bali is one of the best destinations to visit in the world, and there really is something for everyone here. You’ll be likely to see a number of Australians, as it can be cheaper to fly to Indonesia than flying domestically within Australia, and you’ll meet all types of people- from digital nomads to yogis.
Here are a few reasons why Bali should be the destination for your next vacation:
The food is delicious
Balinese food is relatively healthy and always delicious. Local dishes include saay ayum, soto ayam and nasi goreng, and you’ll find that a meal you’d pay $20 for at home will be much tastier and only a few dollars in one of the local warungs. If you get tired of the local food (not likely) there are also plenty of Western options like Sushi, Italian, French food and many different restaurants for fine dining.
The shopping is excellent
Whether you’re a shopaholic or simply looking for a few souvenirs, Bali has plenty of options on offer. The markets are a must-visit, and an excellent place to find local handicrafts, tourist trinkets and food, and they’re also an excellent glimpse into local life. There’s also plenty of malls like the Discovery Centre in Kuta, and if you do visit the market be sure to go first thing in the morning to get a better deal.
The hotels are amazing
Bali is one of those places where people rave about the amazing deal they got for their accommodation. Whether you’re staying in Kuta or elsewhere on the island, booking your accommodation online is the best way to get a good deal for your hotel booking, and this will ensure that you can drive straight from the airport to your hotel to rest and relax before a big day of sightseeing. Don’t forget to check out the trans resort Bali, which is one of the best places to stay on the island.
The people are lovely
Balinese people are some of the kindest and warm people you’ll meet anywhere. Many of them have great English, particularly if they work in tourism, and the Balinese smile is famous. Spending some time chatting with the locals is the best way to learn about how they live and their day-to-day lives, and they’re usually also very interested in where you come from and your life back at home.
The culture is beautiful
Most of the Balinese are Hindu, while the rest are Muslim and Christian, and there are plenty of beautiful temples to explore (more than 20,000). Be sure to immerse yourself in the local festivals and ceremonies (if you’re lucky you may see some people celebrating a wedding), and consider taking a cooking class to learn how to make Balinese food or watching some of the traditional Balinese dancing which often includes walking on fire. It is no surprise that Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. What some people might not know is that about 80% of the island’s economy is dependent on tourism. Bali would not be what it is now if not for its strong and flourishing tourism.