The island of the Gods is filled with contrasts and surprises, home to a diverse array of people, landscapes and possibilities. Bali’s beauty will probably exceed your expectations; each area has its own reputation in terms of trends and activities, and you will surely find the experience you are looking for! Be aware that the island can be very crowded, especially in high season; if you want to avoid getting stuck in traffic or amongst an atmosphere that does not suit you, we suggest taking the time to decide which areas of the island you would like to experience.
On one single island, you will find crowded cities and isolated villages, world-class shopping, fine restaurants and some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, but also surfers’ ideal waves, unparalleled underwater encounters and challenging treks offering unforgettable views over volcanic hills and rice fields. You can opt to experience authentic village life, dip in holy waters and leave an offer to the Gods who protect this magic island, engage in many memorable culinary experiences and admire traditional textile weaving techniques. From museums to art exhibitions to traditional dance and theatre performances, the cultural scene is very lively, merging Balinese traditional heritage with Asian and Western influences. You can decide to party hard or take part in a meditation retreat, indulge in a deluxe beauty treatment or sweat it out on a mountain bike, roll in black volcanic sand without meeting a soul or join many other tourists on the more popular beaches in the south. Whether you travel with children, partner or group of friends, in Bali you will find relaxation, entertainment, adventure, art and spirituality tuned to your tastes.
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