When people talk about destinations that they have to see at some point in their lives, there are a few contenders of the tops spot. Fiji, Miami, and Bali. And, while they all share the same rough traits – sun, sea, sand and spectacular views, there is one picked up a 4th place TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2017 – and that’s Bali. There are a few reasons that you should be considering skipping your next city trip and banking the money to head off to this far-flung destination and checking out Bali villas instead.
As mentioned above one of the reasons you’d likely be taking a vacation is to catch a different type of ‘sun’. Some are humid some are hot, and some are accompanied by sandy beaches – in which case they can do as they please. Holiday sun is always the best sun. Bali averages around 12 or 13 hours of sunshine each day, all year round. What does this mean? Well, simply put, it means that you can indulge in many different activities over the course of your holiday from volleyball, to seaside lounging – it’s all possible. The temperature will sit between a comfortable 26 degrees and a balmier 31. Does it ever rain? Well, yeah, but after the rain, the sunshine comes back. October – April tends to see the showers.
Surprisingly Bali boasts one of the most complex cuisines in the world. Balinese food is rich in history and culture, meaning each bite is a taste of your surroundings. Due to the climate, the fruit and vegetable yield is enormous, which means every dish is likely to be filled with the freshest of both. Spice plays a big part in all of the food, and because of this some of the world’s best restaurants are also in Bali. Book the holiday and arrive hungry and ready to have you mind-blown with flavours.
It’s NOT Expensive
This one tends to surprise people on a few levels. It’s a super long-haul flight; the photos are phenomenal, the food looks and tastes out of this world, Instagram has it looking like an exclusive paradise. Truth? Your plane trip is going to pinch, but that would be the case for almost anywhere long-haul, but once you’re there, most of the restaurants can hook you up with a dish costing just 50p. There is space for a range of tastes too, and if you are looking for luxury then you can enjoy one of the (very) upscale hotels, if you are looking to keep it cheap, then guesthouses will work for backpackers. Most of the parades are open (and free) to the public so that you can take in a lot of the culture for nada. In context £70 is 1,000,000 rupiah.
In general, Bali is warm, sunny, heaving with bright colours and culture. There are very few places in the world that can content with it regarding value for money (flights not included) and if you need more help take a look at the photo below…