The beautiful island of Bali was our travel destination for the Easter holiday. Glorious sun, relaxing time at the beach and eating out crazy – all the great things you can imagine.
Bali has very diverse landscape – from beautiful beaches and cliffs to rivers and mountains; that makes it all the more interesting. In addition, there are amazing local cuisines and dishes to try out! A trip to Bali is incomplete without experience the food culture.
We stayed in Seminyak town area about 2 kilometers away from the main Seminyak beach, tempted by the lure of the private villa with own swimming pool. In terms of the most-developed beaches in Bali, Seminyak is the better one; compared to rowdy and unruly Kuta beach, away from the party crowd and where you can find good cafes and family-friendly restaurants. The only regrettable point staying in Seminyak is the traveling distance over to Ubud; because many of the amazing food to eat in Bali are found in Ubud area.
Among all the places that I went, Ubud probably is the most amazing place; while it is urbanized but there is a certain charm of mystique in the area. There are some temples and markets to explore, great food options available. Imagine having lunch in a pavilion by the rice paddy fields, or ride a bicycle between them: Ubud probably is a magical place for you.
If you are in Ubud, you need to visit the UNESCO heritage rice paddy fields; among the five fields, we went for Tegalalang area; braving against the scotching April weather. Jatiluwih is another promising area but we didn’t went there.
Hindu temples are sights of marvel; so far on the trip, we went to Tanah Lot temple and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple, means temple by the lake. Bali is geographically diverse with beaches, volcanoes and rivers; makes the island a whole lot more interesting but the traveling distance from one place to another is a challenge. (We spent 2-3 hours from Seminyak to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple, so you need to plan the trip well).
We didn’t get to do all the water sports and activities – as time is precious and limited but as far as the trip is concerned, it was an amazing trip and I will be looking forward to see Bali again!