Bali is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the bigger islands and enjoy a quieter, more relaxing experience. Whether you’re in the mood to relax on a white sand beach, explore ancient temples, or climb a volcano, Bali has something for everyone.
Weather & Seasons
The best time to visit Bali is between May and September when the temperatures are warm but not hot. The monsoon (mid-December to March) brings rain but it doesn’t tend to be too heavy.
You can also visit the island at any time of year, though it is more pleasant in the dry season.
Culture and Traditions
Bali has a rich cultural history that dates back to the neolithic period, when people first settled here around 2000 years ago. The Austronesian people, who inhabited the island during this time, buried their dead in oval stone sarcophagi with human heads or zoomorphic figures sculpted on them.
There are still many temples on the island, and many of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are spread across the island, from mountain and hilltop shrines to seaside temples.
The majority of temples are open to the public, but they can be quite crowded. To avoid the tourist crowds, it’s best to visit them early in the day.
Food & Drink
The cuisine in Bali is diverse and delicious, with a large variety of dishes to choose from including traditional Balinese foods such as Nasi Campur and Babi Guling. However, you should be aware that Indonesians are known for their love of spicy foods and you might find yourself craving a little more heat than expected!