Bali experience-best things to see, do, and taste
Most travel enthusiasts who make the exciting decision of taking a trip to the Island of Gods picture the place as a paradise getaway where you can peacefully sip on pina coladas with the locals and relax all day on the magical beaches. Even though Bali is truly a peaceful tropical island, it offers far more than just its breathtaking beaches. Without further ado, here are some of the noteworthiest things to see, do and taste when visiting this paradise on Earth.
1. Visit Ubud Royal Palace
Even though the spectacular beaches of Bali are a must-see, tourists should not skip out on getting to know the cultural and historical aspects of the island as well. For instance, Ubud Palace, located in the northern part of the province showcases the islands rich and interesting history. In fact, it is the most popular historical building complex located in the area, which not only includes the palace but also a wide array of alluring gardens and various other architectural sites. Of course, before visiting Ubud Royal Palace, it is vital to arrive well prepared for the trip. Make sure to spend some extra time reading about the history of the complex and its important policies and rules. Also, do not miss the authentic performance which usually takes place in the palace itself. All in all, Ubud Palace is one of the best ways to dive into the rich culture Bali has to offer.
2. Get some sun on Balangan Beach
Located in the hill area of Pecatu, in the south part of the island, Balangan Beach is one of the top places anyone visiting Bali should not miss. Not only is it one of the most beautiful beaches in the area perfect for soaking up the sun on the piercing white sand, but it has also received the title of being the best surfing point on the island. The long waves which are one of the most prominent features of Kuta beach are ideal for any surfing fanatic. As a matter of fact, surfboards are literally sold in every nearby shop! Also, Balangan Beach is the perfect place to go if you want to relax in the sun without having to deal with crowds.
3. Party in Seminyak
Of course, what is an ideal vacation without a bit of nightlife? In fact, party-goers can rest assured that Seminyak has everything to offer and even more. From a ton of bars and fancy coffee shops, it is certain that anyone looking for a fun night out will find something suitable. Usually, the cafes and local restaurants work normally during the day, but at night they pull out cushions on the sandy beach and wait for the party people to arrive and enjoy in a wide array of interesting cocktail options. The best thing about partying in Seminyak is that there are a lot of villas in the area where you can stay to make sure that the party goes on! Still, if Bae is travelling with you, then consider staying in a more private villa, such as Villa Nunia. So, lounge on the beach or next to the private pool for a couple of hours during the day and grab a drink at night!
4. Connect with nature at the Bali Zoo
Located in the Gianyar Regency, Bali Zoo is the perfect choice for tourists who are interested in finding out more about intricate Southeast Asian animals and reconnecting with nature. Visitors can arrive during the day time and see different species such as tigers, rhinos and a bunch of exotic colorful birds, whilst at night there is the option of going on a night safari. In fact, the night safari is a perfect way to get a closer look at some of the most interesting nocturnal animals found in the Bali Zoo.
5. Seafood in Sanur
Famished and you want to try out something different? If so, visit one of the popular restaurants in the town of Sanur and indulge in a good deal of local seafood! It is interesting to note that the food in Sanuris typically grilled over authentic coconut husks, which contribute to a prominent smoky flavor. If you are not a fan of seafood, then consider trying out BabliGuling, a traditional dish of roast pig, rice and a serving of chilli sauce (also called sambal).
From breath-taking beaches and stunning cultural sites to exciting parties, it seems as Bali has it all. Most importantly, do your research before taking the trip and put together a checklist of all the things you want to try out while enjoying your stay on the Island of Gods!