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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Green Travelers
- 70%Nightlife Lovers
- 70%Family Travelers
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- BaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Dec 12, 2013
The ultra-elegant uber-luxurious Amanusa hotel is Bali with a seriously chic accent. A prevailing sense of peace and spirituality is synonymous with Aman hotels throughout Indonesia. Located on a sensational cliff-top with 35 suites, all with private pools, this was once Princess Diana’s Bali abode. Privacy and seclusion are guaranteed. A private beach, complete with daybeds in secluded alcoves is the setting of my Bali highlight – romantic private beach Balinese massage and candlelight dinner under the stars with team of chefs.
- BaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
Come for the culture, great food, and over-the-top resorts that won't break the bank. Contrary to Western perception, this isn't really a great beach destination. Most of the beaches are similar to what you might find on a rocky California shore line. That said, I've returned here many times because the island has a lot to offer -- especially if you are willing to escape Kuta.
- BaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
Bali. Tourism exploded here about 20 years ago and they've never looked back. There is bad traffic and all the other trappings of tourism development. But beyond all the international hotels, identical souvenir shops, foreigner-filled restaurants, drunk Australian teenagers, there is something special about Bali. It is still a magical place. It's just harder to find. It is a place of people with a very rich culture and traditions and one which cannot be separated from their Hindi religion. Get out of Kuta and explore this island of incredible natural beauty.
- BaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
Any review of Bali has to be firmly divided into two separate columns: the physical landscape in one, and the tourist culture on the other. In the first, Bali exhibits a real richness -- stunning beaches and coastline, lovely mountain scenery and palm-fringed rice paddies; in the second, the terrible scamming and dishonesty, the aggressiveness, poison the first. I have wonderful memories of my time in Bali, driving the coast roads or into the mountains, or watching a school of fish circulate around my body as I snorkeled. I also remember, however, being kicked off of a public bus at the side of a highway for refusing to pay double the correct fare, and being shaken down by police for bribes. Be aware before you come that both these sides exist to the island, and both are very real.
- BaliMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 16, 2013
One of my dad's favorite stories was when it was just me and him walking along Bali's infamous Kuta Beach (I was about 11, I think). Lots of Europeans and Ozzies were there getting massaged and sunbathing topless. So I turned him and said, 'Hey, dad - did you notice these women aren't wearing any tops?' He chuckled, put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'They sure aren't son, they sure aren't' and then busted into a big belly laugh. Haven't been back since 'Eat Pray Love' went viral but I bet not much has changed ;-)
- BaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsWellnessAdventure Travelers+ 1Oct 16, 2013
Bali, the land of the Gods, is a special place. As soon as you land in Bali, you'll feel the change of the atmosphere. The deep breath, calming feeling and light breeze will welcome you to this special place.
The best way to explore Bali is walk. Get out of the main street; walk around the little branches of little streets. The offerings, temples, religious features and street dogs... everything about Bali is somehow different than other places in the country.
Walk along the rice paddies. Have a cup of ice tea or two. Just enjoy the breeze. That's the best thing to do is Bali.
- BaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 29, 2013
Lovely beaches, friendly artistic locals, ancient traditional customs still religiously practiced today, and tourist facilities well in place--Bali has all the qualities of the ideal tropical paradise getaway.
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While I personally wouldn't dub this "Isle of the Gods" the most beautiful place in Indonesia, but it certainly makes a convenient travel destination if your idea of a holiday is mainly about relaxing by the beach at fully serviced luxury resorts and doing yoga to the back sound of the dynamic gamelan in a room full of intricate wood carvings and fine woven ikat textiles.
- BaliMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodies+ 8Sep 27, 2013
I can not think of another place in the world where you get great people, fantastic accommodation, loads to see and do, plenty of beaches and a very pleasant tropical climate all year around. There's a destination for everyone and to really get good idea I would suggest to travel around a bit. Sure, Bali has its shortcomings but a lot of them are being fixed up right now.
- BaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 24, 2013
A peaceful oasis in the ocean. Climb mount Agung at night to watch the sunrise, buy carved masks in Ubud, navigate the monkey sanctuary, surf your brains out, meditate in a temple, and relax on a perfect secluded beach.