Bali has been consistently rated as one of the most sought after beach vacation destinations in the world. One only has to take a look at some of the leading travel magazines to attest to this fact. The tropical island is blessed with abundant sunshine, a lush green landscape, and warm turquoise waters. However, it is only now that visitors are waking up to the fact that Bali offers so much more than simply beaches. For example, visitors are beginning to take note of Bali as a first rate destination for adventure activities. Similarly, Bali’s reputation as a cultural center with a unique and colorful heritage is beginning to draw people. Finally, Bali has made its mark globally as a party and nightlife destination where artists, DJs, musicians, and singers from around the world come to showcase their talents.
When it comes to nightlife, Bali has seen emergence of world class clubs and pubs with state-of-the-art sound systems and great drinks. Bali has been a favoured destination of surfers’ and hippies over the years and it shows in the relaxed and informal vibe at its clubs, pubs and bars. While there are different neighborhoods in Bali with their own distinct flavor of nightlife, Seminyak is without a doubt the most upscale and popular. Seminyak is lined with some of the hottest fashion brands as well as refined dining and partying venues. No venue symbolizes the fun, friendly and classy attributes of Seminyak as much as Sea Vu Play. One of the best restaurants in Seminyak, this nautical themed venue has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike on account of its highly accomplished chefs who focus on authentic cuisine over gimmicky fusion foods. The atmosphere at Sea Vu Play is casual and the exceptionally well trained staff are always friendly and eager to please the guests.
As mentioned above, Bali has now firmly established its name as a top tier adventure tourism destination. Visitors to this tropical island who want to have their quota of thrilling activities would discover a full range of activities. Quad biking Bali offer visitors the chance to speed across the stunning landscape. Bali Island ATV is one of the most reputed tour organizers with an impressive fleet of powerful and well maintained quad bikes. They take visitors on either one or two hour tours through the beautiful Balinese countryside with its lush green terraced rice fields, picture perfect coast, enchanting temples, and a glimpse of the rural life on this beautiful island.
Being surrounded by sea from all sides means that Bali also doubles up as a world class scuba diving destination. No matter what your level, beginner or advanced, Bali has just the right diving spots for your needs and requirements. Beginners would enjoy sites such as Amed and Padangbai hardly experience any current at all. Advanced divers would love the challenge of diving at spots such as Nusa Penida and Candidasa. The lively and colorful corals and abundant marine life makes diving in Bali a truly rich and rewarding experience. Bali attractions aren’t only found on land – discover a whole new world under the water.
One of the most unique adventure activities that one can partake in Bali is certainly a trek atop the Mount Batur. The trek itself it both challenging and immensely rewarding with some of the most unique vistas and views of the island offered along the way. Once the trekkers reach the summit, they are treated to one of the most awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the island and the oceanic expanse beyond. But the real prize of the trek atop this active volcano has to be one of the most hauntingly beautiful sunrise one can witness. Watching the magnificent sun rise above a woolly layer of clouds is something that everyone will remember for years to come.
The best part of Bali is that you can mix and match the best of adventure activities with world class luxuries and amenities. For example, there is no better way to pamper and indulge yourself than at a spa in Bali. Bali has emerged as a world class spa destination with some of the most awarded and luxurious spa establishments anywhere in the world. These spas are oasis of serenity and extreme luxury, and run by some of the leading practitioners of their craft. For example, Amo Spa in Seminyak is run and managed by a celebrated actress from the US, and offers best in class massages, facials, hair treatments, scrubs, pedicure, manicure and a variety of other services.
Similarly, Bali, with its proud Hindu heritage, has emerged as a prime destination for the ancient art of yoga. Today, the island boasts some of the most celebrated and sought after yoga retreats and studios. These yoga centers provide the perfect getaway to escape from the everyday routine to a place of calmness, serenity, spiritual bliss, and wellness. You will be guided by some of the most accomplished yogis who have devoted their life to learn this ancient practice, and want to share its benefits with you as you experience a yoga retreat in Bali.
As would be expected when it comes to tourist destinations that are as popular and visited as Bali, there’s a whole host of great options for your accommodation on offer. Bali’s landscape is dotted with villas that provide a tempting alternative to hotels. They offer larger spaces, top notch amenities and personalized services that make your stay truly special. The Hu’u villas in Bali are arguably one of the most sought after for a number of good reasons. Located in Seminyak, the Hu’u villas offer quick and easy access to Bali’s most sought after dining, shopping and partying venues. The villas offer acres of private pools, a sun deck and outstanding round the clock service. Should you be looking for a one, two or three bedroom villa Seminyak.
For those who wish to stay in one of the many outstanding villas in Bali but are not sure how to choose the one that is right for them, there is Bali Villas and More – holiday accommodation specialists with options across the island who offer complete peace of mind. Bali Villas and More offers a diverse portfolio of properties around Bali including the popular tourist areas of Seminyak, Canggu, and Kuta, as well as in the more undiscovered areas in the north of the island. You may be dreaming of a Bali honeymoon, and you’ll find romantic love nests and packages full extras to celebrate your love together on the Island of the Gods on the Bali Villas and More website.
If you like luxury when it comes to your holiday accommodation, but still like the more social aspects of staying in a hotel, then luxury hotels Bali would be the perfect choice for your holiday accommodation. On the beach front in Nusa Dua, perched high on a cliff over-looking the Indian Ocean near Ulu Watu, or surrounded by jungle on the hills around Ubud, Bali has some fantastic luxury hotels for you to discover.
If you’re already on a tropical island, it may seem strange to be thinking of heading off to another tropical island, but a trip to the Gili Islands is defiantly recommended. Take a Gili fast boat to paradise – If you choose to stay on Gili Trawangan or Gili Air, or if you really want to get away from it all with some piece and quiet, Gili Meno, you’ll be blessed with perfect beaches, warm waters of the Indian Ocean, great for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving and the utter relaxation of being on island where there are no cars and the only way to get around is by foot, by bicycle or horse and cart.