Bali has to be the hottest place to visit right now, it has everything – a rich cultural heritage, warm people and unique landscapes. Every day it’s becoming more popular and if you are planning on going, here are 8 reasons why you should go!
Surfing is the sport that brought Bali its initial popularity and it’s still one of the most-beloved activities there. Great surfs spots are spread all around the island, but mostly concentrated on the southern coast and the Bukit Peninsula. Great waves are what make this island a paradise for all kinds of surfers, as well as the lagoons and reef breaks in the vicinity.
2. Qi Gong initiation
For those who are new to the term, this is one of the oldest meditation techniques for anybody who is searching for the perfect balance between their physical and emotional selves. The word itself means “cultivating energy” so it’s clear just how many benefits trying out this technique has. You can attend Qi Gong classes in Bali, where you will be able to reach a spiritual awareness of yourself-being. This is the perfect reason why Bali is for you if you are seeking harmony and peace of mind.
3. Day cruises
Bali is so much more than just one island. The neighboring island offers their secrets revealed to you through a full-day sea cruise. You can choose between catamarans and sailing boats where you can talk to local people who are eager to tell you stories about the island. Whatever cruise you opt for, you won’t get it wrong – the deep waters of Nusa Lembongan Island or a castaway cruise to a hidden bay in Nusa Penida. If you are searching for a romantic cruise that ends with a stunning sunset, look for cruises to the waters of Benoa.
Bali is famous for its amazing sea life, so no matter if you are a diver or not, you can experience the underwater atmosphere and the richness of marine life. Sea walks allow you to breathe underwater through specially-designed helmets that are connected to oxygen tanks on the boat. You don’t even need to take off your lenses, in case you have them. There are two main sites where you can have a “walk” under the sea – around Sanur and Tanjung Benoa.
5. The Shirodhara Ayurvedic treatment
This is a famous treatment originally developed by Indian yogi. Its goal is to deepen your self-awareness and Bali is the perfect place to try it, as spas and massages are a big and important part of the Balinese culture. There are highly-trained professionals on the island who can really provide you with ultimate comfort through healing oils and a gentle massage.
Bali’s waterfalls are the hidden gems of the island. As they are deep in the mountain forest of the central part of Bali, reaching them will be an adventure of its own. You can also choose relaxing treks to discover hidden cascades. You will feel like you are the first person traveling through those parts of the island and you will be rewarded in the end by stunning view and immersive sounds of water. If you want to take a swim – do it in rock pools and feel instantly energized in its cool water.
7. Yoga lessons
Yoga is about reaching your inner peace whether you do it in a big group outside or in a studio. Yoga and relaxation studios like the one in Ubud are among the most popular ones. But in Bali, you can have private lessons in your villa, so that calmness and relaxation are even more easily reached. Many tourists enjoy the benefits of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga or Vinyasa Yoga in comfortable Bali beach villas where they can find peace and enjoy the surroundings
8. Healthy spa cuisine
The surroundings of Canggu are rich with healthy ingredients grown in gardens that are sheltered from the bright sun by tropical palms – they are the essence of healthy Indonesian meals. Spices like ginger and turmeric will give you the energy you need, while every ingredient of the Balinese spa cuisine will improve your health, rejuvenate your skin and light up your mood.