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Bali – Things to do

Bali Attractions

We could talk all day about Bali: its enticing satay skewers, its frangipani-filled spas and its blissful Seminyak sunsets. It’s not surprising so many people return from here feeling re-energised. We’ve no doubt you’ll feel the same affinity when you visit this idyllic Hindu province. The vision of enchanting temples and remarkable rice fields will be etched in your memory long after your return.

This is a photo of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali

Temple Sightseeing

Some of Asia’s most spectacular temples can be seen in Bali. The Ulun Danu Temple can be found in one of Indonesia’s beautiful mountainous regions. This striking water temple complex is a formidable structure comprised of numerous distinctive buildings. Visit the Hindu Tanah Lot Temple on the west coast of Bali and admire its unique position, perched on a cliff in the sea. Alternatively, the Goa Lawah Temple is home to resident bats and dates back to the 11th century.

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Sacred monkey forest

Combine beaches and jungles

Bali isn't just about beaches, although there are plenty of beautiful ones to be found. Head inland to Ubud in the centre of the island and enjoy lush green landscapes, verdant river valleys and playful wild monkeys. No trip to Bali would be complete without exploring both landscapes and if you have the time we recommend spending at least 2 or 3 nights in Ubud. Many of the hotels here have amazing valley views and the only sound you'll hear is the humming of the crickets and the calling of the birds - the perfect jungle retreat.

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this is a photo of a Balinese Dance Perfomance

Watch a cultural performance

Bali's rich spiritual and cultural heritage is both fascinating and endearing. Many hotels offer Balinese cultural shows, usually performed on an evening while you dine on local Indonesian cuisine. The cultural performances consist of various dances including the popular Barong dance which depicts the fight between good and evil with dancers in incredibly ornate outfits backed by a gamelan orchestra.

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this is a photo of the Ocean Spa at Candi Beach Resort and Spa, Bali

Pamper Yourself

Bali is renowned for its health and well being. In all resorts you will find an abundance of spa's with talented therapists offering a huge array of treatments for a fraction of the price you can expect to pay here in the UK. In addition to spa's there are plenty of wellness retreats on the island and you will find that most hotels also offer yoga classes. Across Bali you will find restaurants serving healthy cuisine including the popular 'acai bowl' breakfast which is basically a thick smoothie topped with oatmeal and fruit served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon.

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

The calm seas of Bali play host to an array of colourful marine life, where adventurous swimmers can get up close to some wonderful varieties of fish. Enthralling snorkelling and scuba diving sites are easy to find in Bali, with places like Nusa Lembongan and Manta Point home to rays, turtles and fish, as well as shipwrecks and clear waters.

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Island Hopping

There is perhaps no better way to spend your time in Bali than with an island hopping experience. Both Lombok and the Gili Islands can be combined with a holiday in Bali. Begin your adventure on the exotic beaches of Bali, before jumping on a speedboat or boarding a short flight to Lombok, where relaxation and tranquillity can be found along the beautiful hiking trails or on pristine beaches. A final speedboat ride will take you to snorkelling and diving ventures in the Gili Islands.

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