Dense jungle, white sandy beaches, clear turquoise sea... Bali is all this and much more. For some, this paradise represents peace and quietness. For others, it is a land of adventure and the perfect place to ride the so-called magical waves. Explore its beaches and iconic Balinese rice fields. You will be amazed by the charm of the island, mostly because of the friendly and genuine hospitality of the locals. Whether you are looking for a new adventure or a peaceful island to get away from it all, Bali is your dream destination.
Bali is an island where contradictory elements seem to coexist happily, sometimes infinitely peaceful and sometimes very lively. You won't have a moment to relax in the capital of nightlife, Kuta. Its beach with powerful waves attracts surfers, while its many bars, clubs and restaurants take over once the sun goes down. It is therefore surprising that very close, along the coast, the peaceful village of Canggu, almost seems deserted in comparison. Head to Ubud if you prefer to spend time in the mountains than at the beach. Ubud is a village nestled in the heart of the jungle, in the center of the island. In recent years, it has become a favorite destination for tourists, who come to enjoy its spas and yoga retreats in a most enchanting setting of forests and rice fields.
Bali has a rich culture in which spirituality plays an important role. On this relatively small island, there are no less than 10,000 temples, some very modest while others are spectacular. You won't want to miss the Temple of Tanah Lot, with its unique offshore setting to better honor the God of the sea. In Ubud, you will find the Pura Taman Saraswati Temple, which rises in the heart of the city and whose magnificent pond covered with water lilies invites you to meditate. You could also visit the majestic Besakih Temple, the largest and most important on the island, as well as the peaceful and picturesque Ulun Danu Beratan Temple on the shores of Lake Beratan.
The beaches of Kuta and Seminyak are very popular and are lined with bars and restaurants that please visitors. For a little more calm, it will be necessary to move away from the tourist centers. Immerse yourself in a heavenly atmosphere at Balangan Beach, a narrow strip of sand at the base of rocky cliffs. South of the island, the steep coastline of the Bukit Peninsula also has a wild charm where you might like to explore its golden sandy beaches. To escape the tourist crowds, try the very isolated beach of Nyang Nyang, located at the foot of a long staircase of more than 500 steps. Peace and quietness guaranteed!
There is a tiny islet off the Southeast Coast of Bali that seems to have been forgotten by the rest of the world. Nusa Lembongan can be reached by boat from Sanur. Relax at Dream Beach, which certainly lives up to its name, or watch the waves crash against the cliffs of Devil's Tears. Nusa Lembongan is an ideal place for diving, thanks to the many corals hiding beneath the surface. It is also a very popular surfing destination as the currents rush through the strait between the island and the Balinese coast.
Bali is a surfer's paradise - you won’t know where to go! The southern part of the island has several sites offering ideal conditions. Depending on the season, you can explore different areas in search of the perfect wave. During the dry season from April to September, the Northwest Coast and Nusa Lembongan are ideal destinations, while during the rainy season the eastern part of the island is preferable. Tame the waves of Balian or Impossibles, or venture to Uluwatu, one of the island's most popular surfing spots. Breathtaking vistas await you.
The official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
You will need a power adapter and maybe a converter. The electrical outlets used in Bali are not the same as in Canada. The voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50Hz.
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