Holiday in Bali
Bali, Indonesia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It offers pristine beaches, dense forests, unspoiled natural beauty including volcanoes and rice terraces along with the ancient culture and art. Bali holidays are unforgettable and many visitors return year after year.
White Sand and Golden Sunsets
The beaches are one of the main attractions in Bali with a large variety of water sports at the resorts and most popular beaches. Kuta, in the south, is the place the surfing crowd enjoys best, but there are several other beaches that are popular. The beaches in the north and west have black sand and the beaches in the south and east have white sand.
Amed, in the east, is in a less visited area with peaceful bays and the same turquoise water. It also has some of the best diving in Bali. Coral reefs with Hawksbill Turtle, Giant Sunfish, Giant Moray Eel, Hammerhead Shark, barracuda, sea snakes, reef shark, Giant Manta Ray and Bumphead Parrotfish.
The highest mountain in Bali is Mount Agung at 3,142 metres, and it is an active volcano. This and other volcanoes are the reason Bali is exceptionally fertile. With abundant rainfall it produces rice, vegetables and cattle. Tours also visit the Kintamani Volcano along with the Elephant caves temple and the Ubud Monkey Forest and the verdant rice terraces.
Bali is famous for its delicious, spicy food including fresh seafood as well as cuisine from all over the world. There are several Balinese cooking classes available that begin early in the morning at the market where there are fresh herbs, vegetables, meat and fish. When you bring the ingredients back to the kitchen, professional chefs will teach you how to create authentic Balinese dishes. You can continue creating these tasty delights when you return home.
After a day at the beach and a great meal, enjoy the Devdan Show at Nusa Dua. It combines modern dance with traditional Balinese dance, aerial acrobatics, brilliant costumes and state-of-the-art special effects for a show all about Bali and Indonesia. The bars, pubs and nightclubs at the southern beaches party through out the night.
The Bali Marine Walk is a very well organised day where visitors get to walk underwater with an air tube and be literally in the middle of hundreds of beautifully coloured fish. There is also time to snorkel, kayak and have a picnic lunch on the beach. A wonderful day for everyone.
There are many cheap flights to Bali which makes it easy to plan for Bali holidays. They call it a paradise and there is good reason. Travel and Leisure awarded Bali the Best Island award for 2010. Several hotels also received awards for best hotel and spa. The beaches, natural scenery, food, art and culture provide a great break from routine life and leave everyone rejuvenated and refreshed.
This article was writen by Melissa Davis on behalf of EscapeTravel with the best holiday deals you can find online and Student Flights offering cheap international flights.