Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, and it’s not hard to see why. The natural beauty of the island is stunning, from soaring volcanoes to crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs. There’s also plenty of adventure to be had on the water, in the mountains, or in the lush jungle.
The cultural aspects of the island are just as captivating, with a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist influences. There are numerous temples, dance performances, theatre shows and festivals to experience, as well as a diverse food scene and luxurious beach resorts.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the weather in Bali can be very different depending on the time of year you visit. The dry season runs from April to September, while the rainy season is October to March. The island is also prone to earthquakes.
A trip to Bali would not be complete without trying some of the delicious cuisine. From street food to fine dining, there are lots of great restaurants to choose from. There are also a lot of healthy options to be found, thanks to the abundance of fresh produce grown in the fertile volcanic soil.
If you want to party, check out Canggu for the cool trendy bar and beach club scene, or Kuta or Seminyak if you’re after a more mainstream nightlife. Make sure you take care of the beaches, too – don’t leave any rubbish behind (including cigarette butts) as this will be sucked into the ocean at great cost to the marine ecosystem.