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Bali the Island from Heaven

on 01 November 2017

Bali, the famous Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful,

deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world's most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards. Bali has something to offer a very broad market of visitors from young back-packers right through to the super-rich.

Hotels and accommodation

There are several types and styles of hotels or accommodation in Bali for those vacationing there and their prices vary according to your budget. Your choice of accommodation depends on the kind of experience you want, whether cultural and immersive or luxury. You can rely on Airbnb, bookings.com or any other well-known and trusted booking platforms to book your accommodation.

Travel between islands

Travel between the islands of Indonesia by ferry or boat can be dangerous. Passenger limits aren't always observed. Sufficient lifejackets aren't always provided. Lifejackets for children aren't likely to be provided.

• Ensure any vessel you intend to board has appropriate safety equipment and life jackets.

• Ensure you, and those with you, wear life jackets at all times.

• Take your own lifejackets if travelling with children in your party.

• Check with your tour operator or crew to determine whether safety standards are appropriate.

• Avoid travelling by water after dark unless the vessel is equipped appropriately.

 

People of Bali

The people of Bali are mostly of Hindu origin and they practice Hinduism; one can easily tell with the abundance of temples all around. Bali is also renowned for its diverse art forms such as painting, wood carving, handcrafts and performing arts. The people are very artistic and creative and their main form of income is through the arts; this has been sustainable for most of them because of the high influx of tourists. The language spoken in Bali is called Balinese and the people are also called Balinese, There are an estimated 20,000 temples (pura) on the island, each of which holds ceremonies (odalan) at least twice yearly. With many other auspicious days throughout the year there are always festivities going on

Last Updated: 17 December 2018

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