Bali is an Indonesian island that is known to many world travellers as the jewel of Asia. Each year it draws people from around the world with its alluring beaches, warm tropical climate and rich culture. This amazing island has so many attractions to lure the travel weary visitor it is almost impossible to list them all. What can be done however is list the top 10 things that can be done on Bali. The following attractions and activities to try while on the island are things that every visitor to Bali should try to do while holidaying on this magical island.
1. Villas In Bali
One of the most unique experiences on the island can be had just by renting one of the luxury villas in Bali. These villas often come complete with first rate accommodations and are usually centrally located so travellers can visit all of the exciting attractions the island has to offer. If you are planning on spending an Easter break in Bali, be sure to book your villa early because they can fill up pretty quickly.
The luxury villa above sleeps up to 14 and is located in Sanur, Bali.
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2. Pura Taman Ayun
Pura Taman Ayun is a family temple that was constructed in the early 17th century by the I Gusti Agung Putu, the Raja of Mengwi. The name of the temple mean “beautiful gardens” and that is exactly what visitors will find all around this temple. It is the perfect location to absorb Bali architecture and culture.
3. Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park has been called “heaven on Earth” and it is easy to see why. This park has one of the largest collection of native Indonesian birds, plus a well rounded collection of birds from South America and Africa. In its bird collection, visitors can witness over 1000 birds from over 250 different species, all in a park that is known for its beauty and contains over 2000 different tropical plants
4. Bali Safari & Marine Park
Bali Safari & Marine Park is another must-visit attraction in Bali. This park covers 50 acres and includes a wide assortment of animals from around the world. It is also a park that combines colourful Balinese culture with the excitement of an African Safari. Visitors can also take a once in a lifetime ride on an elephant.
5. Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is one of the most popular attractions on the island. It is a rock formation where visitors can take in glorious sunsets or visit one of the many temples or souvenir stands located there. It also has a full complement of restaurants which serve traditional Indonesian food, Chinese food and seafood.
6. Mount Batur
Mount Batur is an active volcano that is a popular attraction for tourists. Visitors can climb up this beautiful volcano in the morning and enjoy the sun rise over Lombok Strait. Visitors can also rent a car to take them to the top and visit the amazing caldera lake.
The image above shows a photo of Mount Batur, Bali, Indonesia.
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7. Ibu Oka
There are a wide variety of restaurants in Bali, but Ibu Oka is one of the most unique among them. They serve a whole roasted suckling pig dish called Babi Guling and it has been referred to as the best pork dish in the world. It has even received attention from famous chefs and food critics such as Anthony Bourdain. They also serve a variety of other splendid dishes such as roasted duck (bebek tutu) and beef scallops.
8. Town of Negara
The Town of Negara is another must-visit place in Bali. It features traditional Balinese kiosks and open air markets that serve a variety of fresh fish, seafood and coconuts. Visitors can also rent mopeds and explore the surrounding countryside. One of the main things to see while in Negara are the buffalo races. Dozens of buffaloes and brightly adorned carts race along a 4 km race course.
9. Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Nirwana Bali Golf Club is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Asia. This golf course is located in Tabanan and features 18 holes of golf to test any skill level.
10. La Lucciola Beach
La Lucciola Beach is known for its beauty as well as it amenities. Visitors can enjoy cosmopolitan cocktails by the ocean or enjoy the great beach side dining. It is also the perfect romantic getaway when visited at night because the restaurant and bar is all lit up with candles.