Known for friendly locals, cultural immersion and an abundance of natural wonders, Bali is an Indonesian island that’s sure to leave you with lifelong memories. Its stunning landscapes include scenic volcanoes, pristine forests and serene beaches along with dazzling rice terraces and serene waterfalls.
Among the many Bali things to do, one of the most popular is trekking up Mount Batur for an awe-inspiring sunrise over Bali’s volcanic caldera. If sunbathing on the sand is more your thing, you can enjoy long stretches of soft white beaches in Nusa Dua and Jimbaran.
Bali is also famed for its scrumptious food, from fine dining restaurants to the traditional street-side stalls. Be sure to try babi guling, which sees a whole pig roasted over an open fire with a variety of spices for a mouth-watering meal.
Other must-dos in Bali include soaking up the sights and sounds of the vibrant temples. For a wow-factor, you can’t miss Pura Lempuyang in Karangasem with its seven ascending temples, or the ocean temple of Tanah Lot.
And if you’re a nature lover, you can explore the Taman Nasional Bali Barat (West Bali National Park) for a day of untouched nature and indigenous wildlife. Here, you can spot mountains, rivers and mangroves while catching a glimpse of the rare Jalak Bali bird.