Hailed as one of the premier tourist destinations in the Asia-Pacific, Bali holidays are not just another island adventure. It is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for Australian and International tourists to holiday, relax and enjoy not only the natural wonders on offer, but the welcoming and friendly Balinese people and their genuine and welcoming character.
Aptly named ‘The Island of the Gods’, Bali holiday’s include beaches, countless surf breaks, natural and cultural sites as well as other activities and shopping. The island has forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs.
The many Bali holiday destinations offer tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture, amazing sights and warm and friendly people, which is what sets Bali apart as an exciting and welcoming destination for holiday makers.
Nearly everything in Bali has a spiritual meaning and visiting sites like the Ulan Danu Beratan, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Besakih and Tirta Empul Temple which are ancient tributes to Balinese Hinduism, a fascinating amalgamation of mainland Indian practices, local animism, ancestor worship, and a deep-seated reverence for Buddhist saints allow you to learn and appreciate how their culture forms part of the everyday life. These temples can be found in a variety of beautiful locations – seaside cliffs, remote highlands, lush jungle – and are stunning reminders of the architectural skill and deep devotion of the Balinese locals. The Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for their beautiful scenes of rice paddies and their innovative irrigation system. While in Ubud you’ll need to visit the sacred monkey forest which plays an important spiritual, economic, educational and conservation role within the village of Padangtegal.
The beauty of the hotels and resorts that form part of the Wyndham group is that each location has its’ own unique experience to offer the tourist visiting the island of Bali. In Lombok, you are able to enjoy the natural attractions of the Gili Islands on land, and the enchanting coral reefs under water. Dreamland and Jivva offer spiritual and wellness activities including yoga, surfing and spa treatments – whist Kuta Beach offers premium accommodation steps away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Kuta.
Whilst famous for the beaches and surf breaks, Bali’s natural attractions also include picturesque mist-threaded mountains that dominate the island’s interior. If you’re up for a walk, hiking around Mount Batur and Mount Agung is a great way to spend a day or two and provide you with the chance to walk on an active volcano! Alternatively, if you want something a bit less adventurous and a little more relaxed, scenic locations like Gitgit Waterfall, Dreamland Beach and Lake Tamblingan make for equally enjoyable visits.
As wonderful as the cultural and natural attractions of Bali are, we’d be remiss in not pointing out the incredible nightlife in places like Seminyak and Legian Beach. From luxury shopping at Nusa Dua to raucous night markets of Kuta, you’ll find everything you need to for visits to high-end bars and local clubs.
If you are holidaying with your family, the vibrancy of Bali can also be enjoyed by visiting any of the island’s great hotels and restaurant with May, June and September being the best months to visit with great weather and lots of sun. Destinations such as Sanur, and Ubud are great for families, offering peaceful beaches and a calmer atmosphere. Seminyak and Canggu also offer families additional activities such as water parks, trampoline centres – no matter who you are or what you want from a holiday Bali is fun, and a holiday to Bali resonates with you long after you have left the island.
Visit Bali and leave invigorated, relaxed and full of memories. Wyndham can provide you with amazing deals and Bali holiday packages, to make your Bali holiday dream a reality today.