The tropical island paradise of Bali is famous for its beaches, but there is so much more to this amazing place. From lush, pristine jungles that will have you feeling like you are in another world to awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes. Bali is also home to an abundance of wildlife, from dolphins to the elusive Mola-mola (Sunfish).
The beaches are the obvious draw for most visitors and the island offers a variety of options to suit every taste, from secluded coves perfect for snorkelling to beachside bars with live music and all the action. Just don’t forget your sarong or scarf to wear on the beach – it’s not just a fashion statement but shows respect for the local culture and the environment as discarded litter is sucked into the ocean and causes harm to the marine ecosystem.
A day out at Waterbom or Circus waterpark in Kuta would be fun for the kids or if you want to escape the crowds head to one of the more secluded beaches on the north side of the island. Or why not take a day trip to Lempuyang Luhur temple known as the gates of heaven which frames Mount Agung, the tallest volcano on the island.
The best way to get around is by scooter, it’s the cheapest and easiest and most fun way to see the island! It is a good idea to have an international drivers license as driving in Bali can be tricky. Remember they drive on the left and it is always a good idea to wear a helmet.