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What to See and Do in Bali

By Edited Jun 26, 2014 1 1

Bali, Indonesia—a place that was made even more popular by the movie Eat Pray Love, is an enchanting place that is rich in culture yet infused with modern society. There are a lot of places to see and things to do here but if you are up to a spending your holiday idling and watching the sunsets, Bali is also a perfect place to do that. Here's what Bali has to offer that probably caters to each person's liking.

Beach and Surfing

If you choose Bali as your holiday destination then you should make sure that you visit at least one of its beaches and surfing spots. Kuta Beach is one of the most popular spots where beginners practice and learn how to surf. Kuta is usually congested with tourists and locals so it might not be ideal for a couple looking for a quiet getaway. There are several spots where the waves are bigger for the more advanced surfer such as Canggu Beach, Echo Beach that has dark gray to black sands, and Uluwatu Beach; which has finer, white sands.

Food, Dining and Dancing

You will never miss food from home when you're in Bali! In fact, you might even have it gourmet. There are so many restaurants in the island that feature dishes from all over the world. If you are looking for a taste of authentic Indonesian food, there are a lot of restaurants called warung where you can try out the local delicacies. In Seminyak where most upscale villas and residences of expats are located, there is what they call an "Eat Street" or Oberoi Street. Here you can find the fanciest restaurants as well as those that are more budget friendly. Beachside bars and clubs are also there so you can party a Friday night away!

Shopping

Can't visit a place without shopping? Kuta Square is the perfect place to shop for your favorite surf, skate and sports brands, usually at factory price! There are homegrown boutiques that sell resort wear—some pricey, some affordable—but the concept stores are already a satisfaction for the senses. Furniture shops and stores that sell native products and island souvenirs are also sprawled along Sunset Road so you might want to ask the taxi driver to take you there before heading home.

Nature Tripping

Don't leave Bali without visiting Ubud, where the fantastic rice terraces are! If you can, spend a night or two in Ubud (the accommodations here are fairly priced anyway) so you can experience the rich Balinese culture while also getting in one with nature. You can also rent a motorcycle if it's available to you and travel along the shores of the whole island in a couple of days or less, depending on how many stops you take.

There is so much more to see in Bali—I guarantee that you meet new friends from all over the world in this small island while also getting to know the way of life of the locals. Just turn your holiday mode on and you will be ready to experience Bali at its best!

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Mar 5, 2011 5:03pm
Sookie
The Nature Tripping sounds cool! Great article
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