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A dream vacation in beautiful Bali

Bali locals decorate for an upcoming celebration
Bali locals decorate for an upcoming celebration
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Bali is a well loved vacation destination in Indonesia. "International Travel Magazine" has named it "the world's best island." There is a variety of locations in Bali where travelers can create lovely memories, and there are Bali hotels to cater to all lifestyles and budgets.

Activities and Attractions

Lake Beratan, located in Bali's highlands, is an ideal vacation destination. Here, visitors can have a pleasant and relaxing day surrounded by the lake's beautiful scenery, as well as participate in a wide variety of water sports. The Candi Kuning–a flower and fruit market–is another notable sightseeing location where one can purchase home grown fruits and vegetables, fresh, fragrant flowers, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The Bedugul Botanical Gardens offer hundreds of species of flowers which one can examine and enjoy, and the Etnobotany Museum has intriguing exhibits of classic, medicinal plants.

Kintamani village is another popular getaway destination in Bali and is renowned for its spectacular views of the nearby lake as well as Batur peak. Mt. Batur is a volcano which is highly active and has had eruptions over 20 times in the last few centuries. Many Bali hotels and restaurants were recently built in this area, and they offer outstanding views of the panoramic mountains. Bali vacations are ideal for those who enjoy breathtaking views of nature.

When one is comparing Bali getaway packages, he or she will find that the choices available are practically limitless. The Taro Elephant Safari and the Monkey Forest Tour are two examples of attractions around which one can build a Bali vacation package, especially for those who enjoy experiences with animals. Whitewater rafting on the Ayung River is another activity in which many first time visitors to Bali participate. Certain vacation packages also include a trek through the jungles, where one-of-a-kind sights and sounds can be experienced.

Dinner cruises are also a popular activity of tourists and locals alike, and these can create a fantastic highlight to a Bali getaway. Sunset dinner cruises are a favorite among various tourists, as one can have dinner against the backdrop of an unforgettable Bali sunset.

The Balinese rain forest is another attraction that most people do not want to miss when visiting Bali. When on a scenic tour, tourists will find that many guides offer excursions into the lush, tropical rain forest.

When vacationing in Bali, it is recommended that visitors do not miss the enchanting Museum of Bali in the heart of Puputan Square in historic Denpasar. Built in 1931, the museum displays a variety of exhibits in four separate buildings and is well known as an Indonesian landmark. The museum is open daily, and the majority of sightseeing excursions include it in their line-up.

Bali Hotels

Visitors will find that there are many options for Bali hotels, and one can be found to fit every lifestyle and budget. Consumers can search the Internet for Bali vacation packages, or contact their local travel agent to secure reservations. Regardless of one's vacation objectives, a visit to Bali will offer the memories of a lifetime, and make any traveler eager to return.