Bali is a heavenly island belonging to the Indonesian archipelago on the Indian Ocean. Bali is one of the world's main tourist destinations, a place full of magic, exoticism and beauty where you will enjoy an absolutely unforgettable holiday in an incomparable natural setting. Besides its incredible beaches, Bali offers a fascinating cultural life and folklore, as well as charming markets, amazing landscapes and innumerable opportunities to enjoy all sorts of leisure and relaxing activities.
Beaches in Bali are no doubt the main tourist attraction, since they are quite spectacular, with its golden sand, its crystal clear water and its dream coastal landscapes. However, this small island offers countless opportunities to discover and enjoy a whole range of activities and places to see during your holidays in this magical island. In this first article we suggest a small sample of them:
Bali has an extraordinary cultural heritage, immense and fascinating, which includes innumerable types of dances (Barong, Legong, Kecak, Ramayana, Fire Dance, etc.), religious rites that blend in a picturesque fashion Hinduism and animism, musical genres (namely the "gamelan", very spectacular and with great ornamental richness), museums and exhibits (you can visit in the city of Denpasar, among many others, the Bali Museum, the Archaeology Museum, the Taman Budaya Cultural Centre or the Danes Art Veranda).
Sports and activities
Bali is an island that enjoys an extraordinary natural variety and thus offers a great many leisure and sports activities around the island. Just to name a few, you can practice bungee jumping, parasailing, mountain-biking, rafting, climbing, hiking, water ski, quad, swimming with dolphins, water parks, sea kayaking, surf, windsurf, body boarding, scuba diving, cruising, deep sea fishing, camel and elephant riding, flights in helicopter, yoga, crafts and cooking workshops, etc.
Spas and special cares
Bali offers countless facial and body cares and treatments available at the hotels, the villas and the luxury establishments as well as in spas and even on the beach. Balinese traditional massages are also famous for the incredible sensation of wellbeing and relax they provide. Besides the massages, spas offer aromatherapy sessions, foot baths with lavender, exfoliating sessions, body washes with essential oils, Balinese "boreh" and Javanese "lulur", floral baths and "Mandara" massages, traditional body cream-based treatments, etc.
Come to Bali and enjoy this fascinating island, its marvelous natural setting and the amazing variety of activities they offer. The most attractive option for accommodation is to choose among the many fantastic villas for rent in Bali, since Bali villas offer all sorts of top-quality services at competitive rates and in truly beautiful places in this unique island.
David Gonzalez-Company (BA Degree in Philosophy, Universitat de ValÃ�Â¨ncia (Spain); MA (Hons) Degree in Mental Philosophy, University of Edinburgh (UK); MA Degree in Comparative Literature, University of Washington (USA)) is a writer, journalist, educator and translator who has travelled extensively and has lived in several European, North American and African countries. He now lives in Marrakech, Morocco.