Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia is an interesting travel destination rich in culture and history. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali has spectacular beaches, unique culture, beautiful landscapes, and many attractions. The island hosts a number of festivals and dances all year long. Bali is the most popular of more than 17,000 Indonesian islands for a reason!

The island of Bali boasts fresh, local cuisine as well as many international delights. Enjoy suckling pig and dishes made with a plethora of condiments and spices, vegetarian dishes, and local produce. Many dishes are rice-based, which grows o­n the island. Satay, the dish of thin, skewered slices of meat served with spicy peanut dipping sauce is very popular. Try alcoholic beverages made of palm flowers and rice wine, or stick to the traditional beverages of tea and water.

Padangbai Beach
Beach Bali
The climate in Bali is very warm, usually between 68 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. The rainy season is between December and March with high humidity and heavy showers in the evening, though the daytime is often sunny. June to September is typically drier, especially in the coastal regions. Tourists tend to visit in large crowds during this time, but visiting during the off-season can result in much smaller crowds and better prices.

There are many things to do in Bali, regardless of your budget. View traditional dances such as Calonarang and Barong, or enjoy the eve of Nyepi, the Hindu New Year. Experience nature through hiking and elephant rides. Travel between islands by boat, and enjoy the ocean life through scuba diving. Bali is a great destination for spa lovers, as the island boasts many hot springs, massage parlors, and salons.

Whether you want to visit the mountains and lakes of Bali’s cultural center, the quiet, black sand beaches of the north, or the popular southern region, there is always something for everyone.