Bali is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination and that is absolutely right. The breathtakingly beautiful and very diverse nature combined with the rich culture and hospitality of the islanders make Bali a great destination. The island is perfect for a surfing holiday, but just as ideal for a tour of a month. Are you going? These are the 10 things you should definitely do in Bali.
1. Go Surfing
Bali is a real surfers paradise. It does not have matter if you’re a beginner or pro surfer, Bali is the perfect surf spot for you. Novice surfers can head to Kuta Beach in Canggu, while the experts choose Padang Padang Beach. Curious to see some images of surfing there? Watch the video below to share professional surfer Yannick de Jager recounts Bali.
2. Visit the Aling Aling waterfalls
Bali has many waterfalls and Aling Aling is perhaps the nicest we visit. The waterfalls are in the north of the island, just south of Singaraja. They provide a great adrenaline rush for the willing and unique experience for the less daring. The Aling Aling waterfalls are several waterfalls in succession from where you can jump or slide a natural slide. Mr. Bob – as he calls himself – has made the falls an attraction and when you get there you know why. Are you feeling restless when you stands above the waterfall below?
Besides jumping as you said also sliding of one of the natural slides which have been carved by erosion. It looks something like this. Very cool!
3. Go snorkeling at Menjangan Island
Bali is surrounded by water and beautiful underwater world. Meet the most beautiful fish and other living marine life like manta rays and turtles. You can snorkel at many different places, but the best part is Menjangan Island northwest of Bali. After a short boat ride is applied to the small island where you find yourself amazed at how the water is calm and clean. Also bring clothes suitable for a temple because you can between the snorkel by visiting the temple perched atop the island. Do not worry if you move to it encounters a single deer.
4. Bring an offering
The Hindu population of Bali sacrifices like crazy. Sacrificing colorful gifts is an important part of the belief of the Balinese. During your stay you see lying around containers with food to thank the gods for the good life and to appease evil demons. You will find not only the sacrifices of small sacrificial sites – which almost every hotel and every house has – but also on the street. So be careful where you walk.
Let you tell the public about the background of the sacrifice. The Balinese like to tell you about their culture and customs. You yourself can of course make a sacrifice for inner peace.
5. Go to Nusa Lembongan
Everyone talks about the Gili’s, but at least as beautiful Nusa Lembongan, you reached most easily from Sanur boat. The island southeast of Bali is a paradise with white sand and a very relaxed atmosphere. You look the most beautiful cliffs, without sunrises and drink course delicious Bintang – the Balinese version of Heineken. Be sure to visit the rugged Devil’s Tear which stores the sea on the rocks and go even kayaking. Furthermore, a scooter a must on the island, because that you can visit the seaweed plantations Nusa Ceningan when the yellow Suspension Bridge crossing.
6. Drink coffee made of poo
In Bali, they do not drink coffee, but copy. One of the most expensive varieties in the world, Kopi Luwak. The coffee is grown on plantations include Bali and the production is very intensive. The coffee is made from droppings of the civet. In Bali you will find several coffee plantations and visiting it is definitely worth it. Note that you leave no smear hundred types of coffee yourself, how good it is.
7. Learn to dive
Once you’ve snorkeled in Bali you want more, more and more again. You can do snorkeling, but why do not you dive? That way you will see more of the underwater world. There are many dive centers on the island where you can get your certification for a better price than in the Netherlands.
8. Visit Padang Padang beach
Padang Padang beach is one of the loveliest beaches of Bali. To get there you walk between the rocks by a steep staircase. The beach is a famous surf spot, but also non-surfers can enjoy a great day. The setting is superb. Remember to bring your surf shoes or slippers, as the seabed is very soft.
9. Look for silver
Bali jewelry is still traditionally handmade. Silver is much cheaper so if you’re looking for a beautiful silver bracelet you’ve come to the right place. Get carried away by a taxi driver from near Sukawati and he takes you to his favorite silver shops. Tip 1: If you do not want him to take you just to the shops where he gets commission you have to agree in advance. Tip 2: Do not drop. So negotiate!
10. Eat local
Balinese cuisine has to offer so many goodies that you do not have to leave it at the default Nasi. Ask the locals where they like to eat and there is a world of goodies for you open. Dine out in the main street of the village, but in a tent in which a little harder coming. Bet some delicious (and fresh) for sitting on?