By: Alexandra Jacobs
Vacations are all about getting away and having a good time, so choosing an ideal location is important. When planning a vacation, many things come to mind, and choices have to be made. Hamptons Houses, ski holidays and cruises are good options, but nothing will compare to a trip to Bali A small Indonesian island, Bali is a great choice, and has a little bit of everything to offer visitors. From sandy, clean beaches that can be explored to a wild nightlife for adults to enjoy, Bali's shores will keep visitors busy from the moment they wake up until it is time to go back to sleep.
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Perfect for a short weekend getaway, or even an entire weeklong visit, Bali's atmosphere is perfect for relaxation. Miles of beaches are great for long walks, sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, and even jet skiing. For those who want a bit of an adventure, Waterbom Bali is a water park with rides and attractions for people of all ages. The inland scenery is almost as beautiful as the coast, and places like Batur Mountain Lake – an active volcano – showcase the natural beauty of the Indonesian island. More than just plants, Bali is home to many different kind of exotic animals. The Bali Safari Park is exactly what the name describes, and there is also a Birdpark, Reptile Park, and Monkey Forest. These places are all easily accessible to visitors of Bali, and many offer guided tours for the comfort of guests.
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Not just about the scenery, Bali's cities feature exciting nightlife, restaurants, and many shops that are prime places to pick up a souvenir. The night life in Bali picks up right around midnight, and those that are unsure of a good location can ask any of the locals, especially their cab drivers – they keep up to date with all of the “hip” locations, and are willing to dish out advice to their passengers. Bars like the Blue Eyes Cafe and the Nammos Beach Club, which is part of a resort always have large crowds, and are open to the public.
For food, Bali's visitors and residents frequent places like Jimbaran Bay for beachside grilled cuisine, and a restaurant called “Under the Banyan Tree” offers a roast suckling pig cooked to perfection in the Balinese traditional style. The Bali Deli in Seminyak has a cafe and a supermarket, and is always bustling with activity. There are plenty of local favorites as well as restaurants that offer sushi, Japanese cuisine, and even American fare. The Hard Rock Cafe has a location on island, serving American favorites like burgers, fries, and pizza. One thing that is not found in Bali is American beer, so travelers will need to choose a local favorite.
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Vacationing with the whole family, a significant other, or just a getaway with friends, an island trip to Bali will be a memorable occasion. For more information about the island, Bali Blog can help potential travelers with everything from finding lodging or airfare to planning an itinerary that is child friendly, or even just to browse potential travel stops while on the island.
About the author
Alexandra is a travel enthusiast who loves to write about travel, food, and the wonderful things in the world. She provides her own insights on vacationing to the blogosphere. If you would like to learn more about her, follow her @alexsjourneys.