Experience a unique kind of adventure in the “Island of Gods“
Bali is a budget-friendly paradise fit for all wanderers. Situated on the island of Indonesia, the “Paradise Island“ has attracted travelers from all over the world for a glimpse of the vibrant culture, exquisite cuisine, and busy nightlife, all-encompassing in rich tropical beauty. The island alone is breathtakingly picturesque, with sights of clear blue oceans and volcanic mountains mixed with the beauty of ancient temples and tropical villas. Though relatively small, the island of Bali offers attractions that cater to every kind of traveler, whether it’s to relax, have an adventure, or find your “Eat, Pray, Love". Let this be your travel guide as we virtually take you through the best places to visit in Bali.
Shop in the streets of Seminyak
Bali is a paradise for shoppers too! The streets of Seminyak offer all kinds of items--from designer fashion, beachwear to jewelry, furniture, and even art. Balinese designers and brands take pride in creating fashion pieces that emanate the culture through their designs. One can often tell a fashion item that was either made by a local or inspired by Balinese culture just by looking at it. Khush Clothing is a great example of how its Bali-produced pieces take inspiration from the vibrant colors and boho beach aesthetic of Bali.
Adventure at Sekumpul Waterfall
Spend a day away from the crowded streets and busy tourist spots for a quick trek to Sekumpul Waterfall. Considered Bali’s most beautiful falls, this scenery is not one to miss. The trail to the falls will give you a close-up look at the simple life of locals with views of rice terraces and native villages that continues through a tropical jungle where nature’s beauty of a series of seven falls cascading through a fresh river await at the end.
Pilgrimage to Lempuyang Temple
Commonly seen on Instagram feeds of every traveler that’s been to Bali, the iconic "Gates of Heaven" photo is home to one of the oldest and sacred places of worship in Bali. The Lempuyang Temple gives light to Bali’s Hindu beliefs as travelers pay pilgrimage and reflect while climbing more than 1,500 steps to reach the temple. They are rewarded by a breathtaking panorama of Mount Agung at the end.
Feast on Balinese cuisine
Balinese cuisine is an attraction on its own, and diving into the local palette should have a separate food guide depending on your preferences. But make sure to add Motel Mexiocla to the list and dine in Bali’s coolest and most colorful restaurant. This Mexican-themed food joint transforms from a tapas restaurant by day to a hip bar at night. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this unique food experience.
Unwind in Karsa Spa
Top off your trip with a day of relaxation with a spa retreat. Balinese massage is known to be the most relaxing in the world, giving you the full pamper experience of flower baths, rich essential oils, and expert masseuse. Situated between rice fields, Karsa Spa offers treatments using locally sourced plants and organic oils. It’s sustainable too, which helps maintain the beauty of the village they are located.
There’s so much more Bali has to offer beyond this list that will keep you coming back for more. Take this as a sign to add Bali to your travel bucket list and turn this dream destination into memories you’ll never forget.