What I love so much about Bali is that it offers something for everyone. Whether you’re after boutique shopping, amazing wave breaks, deserted waterfalls, yoga retreats, romantic villas or Insta-worthy cafes. Bali truly has it all! There’s a reason why people keep coming back year after year, myself included. So while there’s a lot to love about Bali, hopefully this small teaser will entice you to visit this paradise known as the ‘Island of Gods’.
1. Seriously Instagramable Cafes
Insta-worthy restaurants and cafes is something Bali does better than most places in the world. Truth be told, I had a list of over 30 places I wanted to eat at, but sadly there’s only so many times in a day you can eat, especially when you spend most of the day full and questioning why you ate so much at the breakfast buffet.
2. Smoothie Bowls
What do I miss most about not being in Bali? The smoothie bowls, definitely the daily smoothie bowls.
3. Pink Sunsets
Some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen were at Seminyak Beach. Yes the beach itself is very unimpressive, but it sure knows how to put on a good show come sunset time.
4. Temples on Every Corner
It can feel like there is a temple on literally every corner in Bali, but by far the most beautiful (at least in my opinion) would have to be Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. As tourists aren’t allowed to enter the actual temple, you’ll walk away with some amazing shots without a photobomber in sight.
5. Monkey’s Doing Crazy Shit
The monkeys in Bali are as cute as they are terrifying. Beware of making direct eye contact with them unless you want them to climb all over you.
6. Rice Terraces
A place where you will learn if you have the required balance and talent to not fall into a muddy rice paddy.
7. Coconuts, All Day Everyday!
Where everyday will feel like arm day because as I discovered, coconuts are damn heavy.
8. Deserted Waterfalls
Sekumpul has officially become my new favourite waterfall. Located in the north of Bali, this hidden gem is most definitely worth the several hour drive, hundreds of steps and river crossing to reach.
9. Breakfast Buffets
I mean honestly, isn’t this the whole point of going on holiday? The best part of breakfast buffet’s in Bali is that:
- You get to eat your breakfast outside and
- There’s normally some epic view to accompany said breakfast.
10. Really, Really, Really Long Infinity Pools
Bali understands that it’s not a real pool unless it’s an infinity pool, and here you’ll have an endless supply of options when it comes to choosing your view. Do you want the ocean, do you want the forest, some rice terraces or maybe even a river, because you can get all of that and more here.
11. The Smiling Locals
The friendliest and most heart-warming locals will always be ready to greet you with a smile.
12. Outdoor Bathrooms
When summer is all year long why wouldn’t you want to shower outside, just beware of those mosquitos…
13. Flower Baths
When you come to Bali you’ll find yourself asking why you don’t normally bathe in a tub of flowers on a daily basis.
14. Insta-Worthy Doors
Let me just stand here all nonchalant so you can see how well I match this villa door.
15. Mosquito Nets
While I don’t enjoy rolling out of bed in the middle of the night and finding myself tangled in a net, half the fun of coming to Bali is sleeping in a bed beautifully draped with netting.
16. Villa Living
Even with so much to see and do on the island, it can be very difficult wanting to leave the private oasis of your very own villa.
What do you love about Bali? Let me know in the comments below.