Main photo from Sam Beasley (Unsplash)
Hello my little feathers ! I’m very glad to welcome my first guest post on plumedaure.com, in collaboration with 1cover. I myself really wanna visit this beautiful place which is Bali and I simply love this quality content they’re providing below : 5 reasons everyone needs to visit Bali. I’ll clearly follow this guide myself whenever I go there. Now, follow the guide for a virtual trip to beautiful Bali !
Bali is considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. A must-see on so many bucket lists, here’s just a few reasons (as if you need them), why everyone needs to visit this stunning Indonesian island.
The beaches in Bali
Wow, is just the one word to describe what Bali has to offer when it comes to beaches. Each unique in their own way, but each absolutely stunning.
From the bustling resort area of Seminyak, with its powder-white sands and gentle waves, to the mainstream Kuta, a big surfing spot, and the luxurious turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon, you can choose whether to keep to the mainstream or go further off the beaten track to the more rustic spots. Travel bloggers really recommend the Nusa Dua Beach for its family-friendly restaurants and activities.
Religion and culture is rife in Bali, and there’s many exciting celebrations and festivals which take place. There’s a kissing festival, a huge parade before Nyepi, or the day of silence as it’s otherwise known, as well as various other arts and spiritual goings-on throughout the year.
Let’s not forget the breath-taking selection of temples, too – the doorway to a vast amount of this island’s history and culture. In 1Cover’s Bali survival guide, they recommend Besakih Temple, also known as ‘the mother temple’, for its religious and historical values.
The natural beauty
Bali is brimming with natural beauty, from the Balinese rice – a must-have shot for Instagram, recommended by travel experts – to the huge mountains which loom down on the land, and the glorious waterfalls and greenery as you head inland.
When travelling to Bali, you can get caught up with the beach life side of things, especially if staying in a resort, but it’s highly recommended to venture off the beaten track and take in some of the luscious areas the rest of the island has to offer. Excursions are easy to come by, especially if you’re staying in one of the resorts where you can easily book transport and tours.
Balinese people are known for being super friendly and welcoming, much like anywhere in the Middle East. Above all, they thoroughly enjoy conversing with tourists, and will always go out of their way to make you feel at home. Because of this, it’s nice to be respectful and learn some basic Indonesian or Balinese pleasantries, so you’re able to say please and thank you in their mother tongue. They are some of these easy words and phrases for you to learn before your trip.
Bali’s culinary scene is a reason in itself to travel to this idyllic island. Street food is hugely popular, especially in the towns and bigger cities, where you can sample some of the best gastronomic delights at a small price.
Bali is big on the organic food scene, so expect a lot of what you eat to be fresh and healthy, and the traditional dishes range from fresh fish to experimenting with different spices. Try the Sate (aka Satay) skewers, or Betutu, which is whole chicken or duck stuffed with spices, wrapped in banana leaves and slow baked in a coal fire; a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.
This blog post was made possible through a partnership with 1cover