A yogi’s paradise, Bali is a holistic oasis for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. The island offers access to waterfalls, jungles, cliffs, volcanoes, and more. Adventure lovers can experience rafting, ATVs, hot air balloon rides, and scenic helicopter flights.
For culture seekers, Bali is home to more than 10,000 ancient temples (known as ‘pura’) that offer an eye-opening experience for non-practitioners. You can visit a number of them, including Ulun Danu Beratan Temple on Lake Bratan and Tanah Lot Temple with its dramatic cliffs.
Foodies will find plenty to enjoy in Bali, as well. Its cuisine is influenced by various cultures and boasts a unique taste that combines soft meat, fish, and vegetables with powerful spices. Try babi guling, or turning pig, for tender roasted meat that’s caramelized and deliciously spiced. Bebek betutu, or spice-rubbed grilled duck, is another standout dish in Bali.
Bali is known as a cultural mecca and it’s easy to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of its residents, especially during festivals like Nyepi. This is a day of silence and meditation that’s celebrated by the entire population. You can also learn more about the island’s history by visiting museums, monuments, and sites of archaeological significance. For a more natural way to enjoy the island, take in the gorgeous scenery on a hike or go snorkeling on some of the world’s best reefs.