One of the most infamous holiday destinations in the world, Bali offers the perfect escape to paradise. Beautifully blending together spirituality, surfing and sunsets, immerse yourself in a beautiful culture set amongst surreal backdrops of volcanoes and beaches.
Bali is a province of Indonesia that includes the island of Bali as well as a few small neighbouring islands. Bali consists of varying terrain from mountains and lush rainforests to pristine white sand beaches, therefore resulting in a rich array of flora and fauna.
With deep-rooted origins in Hinduism, Bali is home to a fascinating culture. The protection and care of nature are at the core of its beliefs and are very evident amongst the Balinese people. Make sure to visit one of the island’s many temples, such as Pura Besakih, Bali’s most important Hindu temple, or Pura Taman Ayun temple, a stunning royal water temple in west Bali. With spirituality being strongly embedded into every element of life on the island, Bali is the perfect location for those seeking their inner zen. Take part in a yoga class, surrounded by lush greeneries, inspiring you to reach pure relaxation.
Bali’s beach life is world-class. Hailed as one the greatest surf locations, keen surfers travel from all over the world to try their hands at Bali’s notorious waves. Labuan Sait Beach is where most surfers flock to experience the Padang Padang reef break, otherwise known as the Bali pipeline, due to its long, hollow tubes. What’s more, Bali also has some incredible diving sites where you find all sorts of exotic marine life such as turtles, rays and even sharks! And after enjoying all this action packed fun, sit back and relax on one of its stunning beaches. Karma Kandara Beach, colloquially nicknamed ‘Billionaire’s Row’, is located in a breathtaking, tucked away cove and is home to a luxurious beach club that provides great entertainment all day and night.
From pool clubs, multi-level dancefloors or low-key beach parties, Bali’s nightlife scene is one not to be missed by any avid party animals! Kuta is the perfect town for those looking to dance the night away and is the town where tourism really began in Bali. As the sun begins to set, crowds fill the beaches to take in the stunning views whilst setting the tone for the night ahead.
Although Bali has really started to dominate the tourism scene, it still beautifully combines modern luxury and authentic traditions. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the local life you only need to drive 15 minutes out of the main towns, and you’ll see traditional houses and the true extent of their agricultural communities. Why not take a private tour around the rice paddies to enjoy the beautiful landscape and experience authentic Bali?
Balinese cuisine wonderfully blends the islands’ various cultural influences to result in dishes that are full of vibrant flavours using fresh ingredients and aromatic spices. A must-try dish that is popular all over the island, with different versions from region to region is sate lemabt, which is made of crushed meat mixed with grated coconut and spices.
Bali is the perfect getaway location offering an array of activities that cater to everyone’s interest. Escape to this South East Asian paradise and embark on the charter experience of a lifetime aboard ORACLE, a custom built 35-metre Phinisi style yacht!