One of the most beautiful places on planet Earth and an obvious bucket list destination, Bali always manages to surprise and exceed the expectations of its visitors. It is one of those places that you want to come back to as soon as possible, and for good reason. Whether you are a nature-loving wanderer, hungry for unique distant landscapes, curious of ancient culture, or are just simply exhausted of western daily routine, Bali is the perfect place to nourish your senses, lift up your spirit, and revitalize your body. Here is the list of must-see places in Bali that will rejuvenate your soul and body.
Exercise in The Yoga Barn
Bali became a preferred destination for many yogis, especially in the previous two decades. It is a perfect place to restore and balance your energy through guided exercises and meditation as well as to connect with the yoga community. The Yoga Barn is the most popular retreat in Bali with large studios that attract a great number of yogis and vegans. It is in a beautiful location that combines fantastic scenery with close shopping in Ubud. However, if you seek for some more intimate experience, then look for more secluded yoga retreats.
Climb Mount Batur
This is most popular and still active volcano calls for an adventure. The last eruption was in 2000, while it also had alert status in 2009. Nevertheless, this spot is perfect for hiking since it offers fantastic views and matchless sunrise over the crater. The way up lasts about three hours and all you need is strong determination and proper shoes. There are a lot of resting spots along the way, so this track is suitable for beginners. At the summit awaits an army of playful monkeys and an impressive view of the calm Batur Lake that encircles the volcano.
Dive in Amed
If looking for a peaceful holiday in Bali, then Amed is the best choice. Amed is the area that consists of seven villages stretched along the coast. Since it is still a relatively new tourist destination, Amed is a quiet and slow-paced place, ideal for diving, snorkeling, and tranquil time away from the crowd. Even the prices are significantly lower than in other parts of Bali. The main reason why people travel to this location still undisturbed by tourists is the gorgeous coastal scenery and outstanding visibility, perfect for diving and exploring the coast.
Contemplate in Bali Temples
Visit some of the most picturesque places in Bali, like the temple complex of Ulun Danu Bratan, built in the 17th century to celebrate Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the lake goddess Dewi Danu. Some artifacts found in this area point to the theory that Ulun Danu Bratan was a place of worship long before establishing a Hindu temple. It is one of the most serene places in Bali, with still water that surrounds the temple base and creates the optical illusion of a floating sanctuary. Mountain Bedugul raises around the lake, providing the inspiring scenery and a perfect background for this calming and reflective destination. Do not miss Tanah lot, a temple that stands on the sea rock and represents one of the most important landmarks of Bali. You can rent one of the Canggu villas that are only a 10-minute drive away from the site and enjoy sunsets on the most photogenic place on Earth.
Taste Traditional Bali Dishes
Balinese cuisine, which is a fabulous mixture of indigenous tradition, Chinese, and Indian influences, is slightly different than in the rest of Indonesia. Taste the flavors of various spices, fresh local vegetables, fish, and meat. Make sure to try the famous Babi Guling, Betutu, and Iga Babi, with countless versions of rice. Take a sip of Kopi Luwak, known as poo coffee, and try not to contemplate too long on the poo part. Finish with a Terang Bulan, a typical and delicious Bali dessert.
Relax at the Spa
Bali is famous for its spa resorts and unique combination of contemporary and ancient rejuvenating techniques. The Bali spa experience includes basic elements of temple offerings which involve sacred flowers, holy water, rice, and genuine dedication. Nothing rejuvenates the body and calms the mind like a good massage. To make the best of your spa day, choose spa centers near the beach so that you can feel the light breeze from the sea and listen to the soothing sound of waves.
Balinese culture, ancient temples, gorgeous beaches, and stunning nature will dispel all your troubles by raising your spirit, releasing you from tension, and healing your sore eyes with its magnificent sights. A trip to Bali is one of those journeys that dramatically changes your perspective and makes you come back home as a better version of yourself. More calm, rejuvenated, and happier.