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14 Things That Make Bali The Perfect Holiday Destination

There is a good reason why tourists from all over the world throng Bali. The mere mention of the place evokes pictures of azure waters and golden sands in the mind.

People not only love Bali for its tropical beaches alone, but also for it’s rich cultural offerings, rocking nightlife, scrumptious cuisine, and the warmth of island. These things take the holiday experience to another level. Here’s our pick of top 14 things that make Bali the perfect vacation destination:

1) Dolphin Watching at Lovina

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Encountering these heavenly creatures at such close range will more than make up for the early morning alarm you will need to set for the activity. The scenery in this coastal town of North Bali is gorgeous, especially when the orange sun’s reflection is dancing in the waters.

2) Luxe Beaches of Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua

Budget not a constraint? This ‘all-inclusive’ resort area of Bali is dotted with world-renowned beachfront hotels, manicured lawns, an upmarket shopping complex, and an 18-hole golf course. Not only is Nusa Dua the perfect honeymoon destination, some resorts have great facilities for kids as well!

3) Nightlife at Kuta

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The real clubbing scene here starts after midnight and continues till the wee hours of the morning. You will be spoilt for choice with the various pubs, bars, and entertainment options that Kuta has to offer.

4) Bali Treetop Adventure Park, Bedugul

Bali Treetop Adventure Park

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Travelling with family or a group of friends? This park promises an adrenaline-filled afternoon with a range of tightrope circuits. Think about swinging around the trees in exciting Tarzan jumps or climbing them like a carefree monkey. What’s not to love?!

5) Cooking Class Tours, All Over Bali

Cooking Class Bali

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If you’ve tried the local flavours, chances are you’d have loved them. And if you have loved the local flavours, a day-long cooking tour will leave you enriched with the experience of visiting the neighbourhood village markets and recipes that you can take back home.

6) Diving in Padang Bai

Diving in Bali

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Padang Bai offers you not one, not two, but seven different dive sites at a short distance from the main beach. Whether you are a beginner or looking for an adventure, this diving jewel will satisfy your senses.

7) Yoga at Ubud

Ubud Yoga

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Home to The Yoga Barn, a cult establishment among spiritual seekers, Ubud is a popular centre of healing set against the backdrop of lush green paddy fields and beautiful mountain scenery. You can’t go wrong with one of the myriad yoga classes available here.

8) Trekking to Mount Batur

Mount Batur Trekking

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Want to tell your friends you trekked up a volcano? Then take this easy trek to one of the most famous volcanoes in Bali. If you start early, you can catch the spectacular sight of the sun rising over the crater.

9) Visit Pura Ulun Danu Temple

Pura Ulun Danu Temple

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Bali’s one of the most beautiful temples is also one of its most underrated.

10. Go Snorkeling at Amed Beach

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A perfect snorkelling spot, Amed’s remoteness makes sure that the coral reef here is as breathtaking as it is undisturbed.

11. Kecak Dance Tour at Uluwatu

Kecak Dance

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If the breathtaking cliff views of Uluwatu fail to mesmerize, the captivating rhythm of this fire dance will surely hypnotize you!

12. Chilling in Seminyak

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Home to some of the most glorious beaches of Bali, Seminyak is the perfect place to chill with bae and sip on some cocktails as you watch the sun go down.

13. Gape at Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple

A not-to-be-missed Bali icon, the incredible views of the ocean come free with the cultural experience of the Tanah Lot temple.

14. Observe Macaques at Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest

Unless you are terrified of monkeys, this fun experience will give you a chance to observe these little primates up-close and also make for some great pictures!

So, whether you’re a beach bum, a culture lover, a foodie, or an adrenaline junkie, the gorgeous island of Bali has something for everyone. In fact, the hardest part of your trip is going to be deciding where to go first and fitting in all the things you want to see or do in your itinerary.