As the temperature starts dipping to a lower level, tropical destinations around South East Asian region seem to attract tourists from all over the world. Well, it means white-sandy beaches, world-class surf, coral reefs, spas galore and so much more. Getting confused as what is the talk all about? We
Bali Holiday Destination
Bali has remained a popular holiday destination over the decades with constant increases in tourism each year defying recent global trends. With over 500,000 arrivals each year these figures are no accident, however when planning to visit Bali only those who have prepared will be able to reap the full benefits from the tropical hotspot. In this article I will cover the basics of your Bali holiday, allowing you to plan your perfect trip.
For such a small island, Bali offers great diversity through its towns. If you are looking for nightlife and shopping opportunities then larger towns such as Kuta and Seminyak are for you. Kuta in particular offers spectacular surfing conditions. Those looking to immerse themselves within traditional Balinese culture should head to the central town of Ubud. Ubud is steeped in Balinese traditional and is the centre for arts and crafts on the island. If you are more suited to the quiet life, then a small town such as Canggu may be perfect for you. Only a few hours north of Seminyak, Canggu offers an unique window into rural life in Bali, along with some of the best surfing conditions on the island (without the hustle).
Once deciding where you would like to visit, next you need to consider where to stay when you get there. Your guaranteed to spend a significant part of your holiday within your accommodation, so your choice here is very important. Hotels are the general norm and provide adequate accommodation; however there is a very noticeable swing in recent years towards the more traditional luxury Bali villas. Both spacious and luxurious, Bali villas are the perfect accommodation for all types of travelling parties. Bali villas are also ideal for those looking to fully immerse themselves in traditional Bali culture, as by design they replicate authentic Balinese architecture and high-class living conditions.
Finally you need to consider what time of the year you want to visit Bali. To catch the best weather it is advisable to go during the dry season, which runs between April and September. European, US and Japanese summer holidays run between June and September, so it is also wise to not go at these times. Generally the best times to visit are April, May and late September; going at this time will help you avoid the rain and crowds.
Deciding when you want go, where you want to go, and where you want to stay are the three main obstacles towards the perfect Bali holiday. Carefully considering each will allow you to customise your Balinese experience to suit you and your travelling group.