Published on Jan 19, 2020

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Bali is a destination offering so much to the traveller that a brief guide explaining some of the facets of the island will help to decipher the many options and hopefully assist with your vacation choices. Any holiday is about maximizing your time, even if that simply means relaxing and doing nothing. You still want to achieve the goals you set in the best possible way and depart with the belief that you maximized your experience. In order to help you achieve those goals I have compiled a brief explanatory guide to the myriad of choices the beautiful island of Bali has to offer.

Amed

This has to be one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. Amed hosts some of the islands most enchanting beaches in a peaceful, totally relaxing setting. With very little going on in regard to nightlife, this is the perfect destination for families and mature travellers.

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Amlapura

Amlapura is the main town in the Karangasem Regency and is home to some of the islands most alluring attractions including the Tirta Gangga (The Water Palace).

Asahduren

Bali’s clove plantation located 20 kilometres inland from Negara. The lush bold green of the plantation is an extraordinary sight.

Barat National Park

Bali’s largest national park located on the western side of the island and occupies approximately 10% of the islands land mass. The park is considered the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds in the world, the Bali Starling.

Bangli

Bangli offers remarkable views of Mount and Lake Batur. Situated hundreds of meters above sea level, the breeze in Bangli is both cool and refreshing.

Banjar

Providing a rare opportunity to witness cockfighting (for those who like that kind of thing) Banjar also offers the chance to experience the regions wonderful hot springs.

Batubulan

Batubulan village is an artistic rural locale in the western part of Glanyar Regency. It is famous for the artistic ‘blessing dance’ of the Barong. The village is sustained by the artistic crafts of woodcarving and stone sculpturing.

Bedugul

This is a small village in the mountains regions between northern and southern Bali.

Besakih Temple

Recognized as the most important and most sacred temple in Bali. Known as the mother temple, Basakih affords spectacular views of the tropical surrounds.

Blahmantung Waterfall

This pristine waterfall is located in the Pupuan area of Tabanan. With a higher than average rainfall the area is extremely fertile. Offers the perfect place for a cooling dip in the clear waters below the falls.

Botanical Gardens

A botanists delight! Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Bedugul was founded in 1959 and is the youngest yet largest of the four Indonesian botanical gardens.

Candi Dasa

Candi Dasa is located in Karangasem Regency just 10 minutes from Tenganan villiage. Originally a fishing village it has recently undergone a rapid transformation into a thriving tourist precinct.

Celuk

Located in the sub-district of Sukawati, Celuk is considered the home of gold and silver craft in Bali.

Denpasar

Denpasar is the capital city of Bali with an estimated population of half a million residents. A number of Bali’s best museums are located in the islands capital.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana

The islands main cultural park playing home to a giant statue of Vishnu mounted on his ride that is half man and half Garuda bird.

Gianyar

The Gianyar Regency is famous for its artistry and culture. Acknowledged for its beautiful natural scenery form the mountains to the coast.

Gilimanuk

This is the main port for traffic between Bali and Java Island. The port is located west of Negara.

Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah or ‘The Elephant Cave’ is so named for the shape of its entrance. A skilfully carved depiction of hanging leaves, rocks, animals, ocean waves and demonic humang characters running from the mouth.

Goa Lawah

The name given to a cave inhabited by thousands of bats that spend most of their time hanging from the ceiling. It is also home to one of the most sacred temples in Bali, Pura Goa Lawah.

Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a fishing village that also houses some of the finest hotels in the world. The beaches of Jimbaran are lined with hundreds of seafood restaurants.

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