Bali’s mystical volcanoes, wild jungles and postcard-perfect rice pads, as well as it is spectacular coral reefs, will leave you feeling awestruck long after your departure. The island is known for its amazing surfing and diving. But the real attraction lies in its unique spiritual culture and the people living there.
These are the experiences that will make your Bali vacation unforgettable.
Enjoy the Art of Ubud
Ubud, Bali’s cultural center, is home to many galleries, artists’ workshops, beautiful temples, historic sites, and traditional dance shows. It is located in the middle of the island and is surrounded by various beautiful artisan villages, each offering a unique specialty craft.
The Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung) is the ideal place to start your art exploration. This beautiful historical complex is the official residence of the royal family. It’s also an excellent place to see Balinese architecture and watch traditional Barong dance performances.
Neka Art Museum is one of Bali’s most impressive galleries. It provides information about the history of painting. More than 400 pieces of art are on display, including historical black-and-white photos of Bali and wayang paintings.
Relax at The Legian Bali and indulge in luxury
The Legian Bali is one of the most popular addresses on the island. Enjoy a relaxing stay here. This award-winning all-suite property cocoons guests with unparalleled modern comfort and a touch of Balinese magic, located on Seminyak Beach.
Jaya Ibrahim, a local artist, has designed these spacious suites with stunning ocean views and other amenities. The Club at The Legian Bali also includes villas with lush private gardens and seductive swimming pools.
The most impressive feature of the hotel is the two-tiered infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. But the restaurant and wellness options are equally appealing. In a chic, dimly lit setting, the Restaurant offers delicious gourmet food, and the hotel bars are perfect for enjoying casual beachside meals or tasty cocktails.
The Spa at The Legian features a stunning selection of beauty treatments and services, including steam rooms and plunge pools. You can indulge in one of their exquisite Oriental Rituals. These include massages and traditional bathing rituals.
The Stunning Jatiluwih Terraces of Rice
The amazing Jatiluwih rice terraces are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in Bali.
These UNESCO-protected fields located in central Bali at 7000m above sea level are one of the most beautiful landscapes on the island. A day trip to this area will allow you to experience rural Bali and gain insight into its agricultural life. You will find many authentic villages in the area. There are also great restaurants that offer local cuisine and peaceful views of the emerald-green paddies.
You have two options: hire a driver to visit the Jatiluwih terraces of rice or go on a full-day excursion with one of the local tour companies.
Enjoy a dive with Manta Rays near Nusa Penida Island.
Nusa Penida, a small island off the coast of Bali’s southeast coast, is one of the best dive destinations in the area. There are many shops and dive centers along the coasts of Nusa Penida, surrounded by crystal clear waters.
The Crystal Bay is a stunning coral-filled dive site on Nusa Penida Island, which is known for its rare oceanic sunfish (Mola Mola) and Manta Point, where Manta Rays are often spotted throughout the year.
Marvel at the Tanah Lot Temple
Pura Tanah Lot was built in the 16th century to honor Baruna (the Hindu God of the Sea) and is one of seven ocean temples that line the southwest coast of Bali. It is located on top of a large rock formation at the bottom of the ocean and can only be reached at low tide.
Although foreign tourists are not permitted to enter the shrine’s gates, the stunning sunsets and amazing photo opportunities make it worth the effort. There are many souvenir shops on the beach and excellent views from the restaurants high up on the cliffs.
Tanah Lot Temple can be reached in 30 minutes from Ubud and is less than an hour from Kuta or Seminyak.