Bali is a spectacular country, home to paradise beaches and spiritual communities. It’s much more than your typical tourist destination, and people travel there to find their inner self and to cleanse their mind, as well as to experience the culture and hospitable people.
From scuba diving and surfing to nature walks and holy temples, holidaying in Bali will no doubt be one of the best things you’ve ever done, and depending on what time of year you go, you might be able to join in with many of the festivities that occur. Let’s take a look at some of the best experiences you can have in Bali and Lombok this year.
A Festival of Festivals
One of the best things about Bali, is that an entire town can come to a complete stand still in a matter of minutes. Miniature festivals spring up from nowhere, and suddenly you could be dragged into a song and dance line whilst sipping your coffee in a café. Bali is a country of spiritual dress, and because there are so many festivals throughout the year, it’s likely that you’ll come across one when you travel here. Brushing up on your festival tradition in Bali is recommended, as the last thing you’ll want to do is offend someone when they offer you spiritual enlightenment, fruit of even face paints when vibrant festivals come drumming past your hotel!
The traditional spa is one of the most visited establishments in the world, no matter where you holiday. Bali is home to thousands of spas, and whether it’s in your hotel or out on the street, each one is well worth the money. Not only are these spa treatments very cheap, but they can also last for hours. Massaging the very bottom of your toes all the way up to your head, you’ll feel like you’ve left your body, and you’ll awake with a sense of wellbeing. There are a number of massage techniques the spas in Bali like to show off, and they could really help if you have muscle problems or back pain.
If you’ve ever been to Bali and Lombok, then you’ll know how good the food is. Although most dishes use simple ingredients, the presentation is fantastic and the whole eating experience is an event in itself. Just like spas, small traditional restaurants are everywhere in Bali, and from roast pig to baby guling, there are a