Regularly securing a place at the top of ‘Best Tourist Destinations on the Globe’ polls, Bali is a holidaymaker’s and traveller’s paradise, with something – if not many things – for everyone to enjoy. From stunning beaches, lush green jungle and rice paddies, world class surfing and scuba diving, to fantastic restaurants boutique shopping experiences, and not to forget the friendly local population with a fascinating culture. With so much on offer and a limited amount of time on the island, you’ll want to make the very best of it. Read on for our recommendations and highlights, to ensure you get the most out of your time on the Island of the Gods.
Holidays should, at least in part, be about relaxation and indulgence. Bali is home to an array of luxurious spas, where highly trained therapists are waiting to attend to you. Experience the bliss of a massage as all your aches and pains and worries and strains are rubbed away. Visit AMO Spa in Petitenget or Canggu, and choose from a range of specially designed massages. They are also a fantastic nail salon Bali where you can be sure of getting the best mani or pedi on the island. Using natural products, and offering 1000 different shades of nail polish, it’s and experience not to be missed. AMO Also offer a range of hair and beauty treatments, or call into their Canggu location and enjoy healthy foods in the Café, and spend some time in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
If you like adventure and want to see parts of the island that are away from the main tourists centres then a quad biking Bali adventure could be the perfect tour for you! Bali Island ATV are located about 45 minutes from Seminyak, in the stunning area of Yeh Gangga. Here you’ll ride across deserted black sand beaches as the waves crash behind you, through fresh water streams, one of the largest areas of rice paddies in Bali and through local villages along quiet country roads. Bikes are well maintained and being automatic they’re easy to drive too. You’ll be accompanied on your adventure by friendly, English speaking guides, and being Australian owned and operated, you’ll be welcomed back to base with a traditional sausage sizzle BBQ.
There’s an almost over whelming range of accommodation on offer in Bali, and deciding where to stay can sometimes be a little daunting. Consider a 3 bedroom villa Seminyak at the beautiful Hu’u Villas. Located within easy reach of all the very best amenities of Petitenget, you’re just a stone’s throw from a great range of restaurants, bars, shops as well as Seminyak Beach – the prefect place to soak up the sun by day and relax with a drink at sunset. Hu’u villas also have one and two bedroom villas, with interconnecting doors, meaning they are a great choice, no matter what the size of your group. It’s also located just next to to Sea Vu Play, one of Bali’s premier dining and entertainment venues.
Brining the fun back to restaurants Seminyak, you’ll find a lovingly crafted menu of firm sea side favourites, packed full of Mediterranean and Indonesia influences. From sharing plates, and light bites, fish and chips to burgers every dish is carefully prepared to satisfy both your taste buds and your stomach. Stay on after you’ve eaten to experience some first class cocktails, and dance to the beats provided by the very best of the island’s DJs. They also offer screenings of all the big sporting action, and a schedule of regular events, including Sunday Markets, featuring local and international brands.
Having enjoyed your stay in your 3 bedroom villa Seminyak, why not visit another area of the island to experience more of what Bali has to offer? Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay on the beach in Nusa Dua, or the tranquillity of the jungle around Ubud, Bali Villas and More are here to help. They have an expansive portfolios of villas to rent all over the island, to suit all budgets. Take a look at their website, and be sure to get in touch for the very best prices, and you’ll soon be enjoying time with friends or family in your own private pool, while staff take care of your every need.
Of course it’s tempting to stay on your sun lounger next to your pool or on the beach. However, there are so many stunning places to visit in Bali it’s a shame not spend a day or too out and about. Maybe it will be a day visiting the rice paddies, or temples such as the Uluwatu or Tanah Lot temples – both great places to catch a sunset. If you’re feeling more adventurous, perhaps it will be a day’s white water rafting, or a hike up one of Bali’s sacred volcanoes. Spend a day at Waterbom, where thrill seekers and lovers of the lazy river alike are sure to have a great time, or visit the Safari and Marine Park where animals from seven continents are waiting for you.
Located just off the coast of Lombok, the Gili Islands make a popular side trip for visitors. These picture perfect tropical islands are ringed by perfectly sanding beaches where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean invite you to snorkel or scuba dive amongst vibrant marine life. When it comes to selecting your Gili getaway fast boat, Patagonia Xpress is the newest fast boat with daily departures from Bali to the GIlis and Lombok. With pickups from the main tourist areas of Bali, the boat is fully equipped with all safety gear, experienced staff and you can choose from the comfortable seats in the air conditioned saloon, or feel the wind through your hair as you relax on deck. Drinks are served and free WiFi means that you can keep your Instagram stories up to date, while you cruise across the Lombok Straights.
Returning from the idyllic Gili Islands, end your stay in one of many beach front hotels Seminyak. Stay in the heart of the action, but keep those beach vibes rolling. Wakes up to the sounds of the ocean, and view stunning sunsets from the hotel bar, or even your room. You’ll find a wide choice of hotels on offer from Bali Hotels and More where you can browse hotels and book and pay securely online, making your holiday planning even easier.