Bali has many names. To some, it is known as the “Island of Peace”, to others it is known as the “Morning of the World”. It’s local population know it the “Island of Hinduism”, while visitors acknowledge its grandeur calling it the “Island of the gods”. As one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist attractions, this province attracts millions of tourists every year, making tourism its largest producer of GDP output. Rich in both cultural and commercial activity, Bali is a great place to travel if you’re looking to experience new traditions and adventures. If you’re looking to get away from the mundane, everyday routine of your life, Bali is certainly the place for you. Below is a list of awesome places to see and activities to do while you’re visiting this exotic Indonesian Island.
Because the island is a major tourist attraction, there are loads of accommodations for all price ranges depending on your resort’s accessibility. Villas have become increasingly popular around beaches and city centers. Tuban, Kuta, and Legian areas are the most developed areas in Bali. Here is where the bulk of the tourism is centered around, with an assortment of commercial, retail, and hotel outlets available for its millions of yearly visitors. Kuta Beach is where tourism started on the island and your best bet in finding affordable accommodations according to Bali.com. Rooms and hotels depend largely on the amenities it offers, like air conditioning, hot water, or beach access. Plenty of other homestay opportunities are available for those hoping for a more unconventional, yet authentic experience. In these regions, though, you’re almost certain to stumble across more than a few crowds. Party centers, nightclubs, and beach parties are frequented by individuals from all over, so you’re almost guaranteed to feel a little overwhelmed at times. This, however, doesn’t mean that you’ll be constantly fixed in chaos, as certain sectors of the island are great places to experience peace, serenity, and meditation.
Seminyak & Kerobokan are a bit more sophisticated in regard to tourism. The hotels and villas are a bit more upscale and luxurious, and commercial activity a bit more refined. Accommodations are relaxing, and distant from the crowds and chaos of the more popular destinations. The beaches are clean and pleasant, and the restaurants are world-class. Ubud, on the other hand, is the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy art and culture. Acting almost as a safari escape, the villas and homestays offer a peaceful experience within the province’s mountains and hills. Backpackers and travelers can experience Bali’s cultural life alongside its rich traditions. However, some of the world’s most luxurious hotel chains have built resorts in the area, as havens for yoga and spiritual retreat. If you’re daring to dive even deeper within Bali, visit Sanur. The tourism in the region is run by a close-knit group of villages native to the land. Sanur is ideal for tranquility and relaxation along with experiencing authentic Bali life. Calm, white, sandy beaches, and quiet villas make this the ideal spot for couples on romantic getaways.
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