Top Five Reasons Aussies are Traveling to Bali and Beyond

Top Five Reasons Aussies are Traveling to Bali and Beyond


Posted 2023-10-07 by Karen Rossfollow
Bali has always been a favourite holiday destination for Australian travellers and, now that travel is firmly back on the agenda for most, Aussies are back here in droves. We are enjoying the local culture, the beautiful beaches, the stunning sunsets and more.

There really is something for everyone on this beautiful, tropical island. If shopping is your thing you'll find plenty of opportunities to indulge in Bali. Relaxation is a main focus for many who love nothing better than reclining on a sun bed at the beach or next to the pool at a resort with a good book and a cocktail. Others prefer more adventurous pursuits such as mountain bike riding, parachuting, white-water rafting and so on. Yoga and Wellness activities are equally popular.

I've put together a list of five current favourite pursuits in Bali and beyond. If you make a clever plan you might achieve all in one trip.

1. Food and Cooking Classes. There are hundreds to choose from across the island at different price points and various gastronomies. A popular, medium price-range cooking school is Warung Nia in Seminyak.

2. Day spas can also be found almost everywhere and cater for all budgets. Cozy Spas on Sunset Road and at Batu Belig, specialise in massage while others, such as The Nest in Sanur, offer a wider range of treatments.

3. Beach Clubs (and Jungle Clubs) are popping up everywhere and, love them or hate them, they are here to stay. Many charge an entrance fee to cover the hire of sun beds, gazebos, pool towels and amenities. Some clubs charge high entrance fees to include a food and/or drinks package. Indulge at your peril as you'll likely want to top up your package. It's hard to resist stunning beach-side establishments like Mari . Try The Monkey Bar in Klungkung, for something completely different.

4. Waterfalls are in abundance on the island and each has its own magical appeal. Walking through a pristine rainforest, serenaded by the sounds of small forest creatures, and arriving at a sparkling waterfall is a beautiful experience.

5. Snorkeling and Diving. Visiting Bali's nearby Nusa Islands, Lembongan, Penida and, my favourite Ceningan is so much easier now since Sanur's new Harbour Facility opened. Fast boats leave from here a few times each day so it's easy to plan a trip and enjoy a day in pristine waters observing colourful coral and multitudes of fish. My favourite place to stay is Kubu 221. Settle in here for a few days and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of mainland Bali.
Further afield, in Komodo National Park keen snorkelers and divers have the opportunity to experience one of the world's most stunning underwater environments. A short plane journey, from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport to the island of Flores will get you to the fishing village of Labuan Bajo where you can choose from any number of boats to take you into the national park. It's a once-in-a-lifetime (at least) experience and definitely worth the journey.

Of course, if you do pursue one of the more energetic endeavours that Bali has to offer you'll need some R&R to follow. Rest assured there's still plenty of that to choose from.


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