Bali is a very spiritual country, and millions of people travel there every year to break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re looking to take a break from work, cleanse your body and mind, or simply just put your feet up and experience the local attractions, Bali has so much to offer. From pampering and massaging to shopping and temples, there’s no need to rush in Bali, because there’s always time to fit in everything you need.
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One of the best things about Bali is the quality of the hotels, and anything above 3 stars will be nothing less than luxurious. Nearly all hotels come with spas, and they’re a great way to start the day fresh and open minded. Spas in Kuta/Legian especially are always open to non-guests too, so you don’t even have to be staying there to make use of their facilities. If you do want to experience a spa day, from skin treatments in the mornings to body detoxing in the evening, then its best to book your places in advance.
Lembongan Island Cruise and Reef Tour
The waters that surround Bali are warm and tranquil, and they also offer some of the world’s best coral reefs too! Lembongan Island is located around 10km off the coast of Bali, and is a stunning landscape of mangrove swamps and white sandy beaches. You can either book a whole day excursion or a half day, however in the full day trip you get a lot more for your money. Not only are the views from the boat fantastic, but there are loads of activities to try out too, like banana boat riding, fishing, scuba diving and kayaking. Furthermore, there’s also a large deck above the boat so you can simply catch the sun all day.
The Bali Kintamani Volcano Tour
Bali has a fascinating culture, and there’s no place better to introduce yourself to it than the Kintamani Volcano. Surrounded by beautiful rice paddy fields, as well as stunning lakes and traditional villages, your will take you from the foothills of the volcano to Batubulan – a spiritual centre for ornate temples and stone carving villages. Not only will you be able to see traditional dancing and taste the local food, but you’ll also see a visual history of the tribes that have lived here over the centuries. This day excursion is a great way to experience the real Bali, and even if you choose to do the half day you’ll be very impressed with how much you get to see and do.
Dolphin Watching in Lovina
The waters surrounding Bali are a hotspot for dolphins, and what better way to get closer to the marine life than to go out dolphin spotting! The sunrise dolphin-spotting trips on offer are excellent if you have young children with you, and you’ll even get to feed them before you head back to shore. The trip does start at 6am however so if you are bringing your kids with you, make sure they’re up and dressed early.