Everyone’s idea of beauty is totally different, however there are a few destinations in the world which many people would agree on – beauty might be a personal opinion, but Bali is probably everyone’s idea of perfection.
Cultural, religious, traditional, colourful, diverse, and simply stunningly beautiful, Bali is a destination which has long welcomed honeymooners, backpackers, those seeking rest and relaxation, meditation and yoga retreat-goers, diving enthusiasts, and everything in-between, however to truly explore the culture and traditions of this colourful and vibrant country you need to see it through the eyes of a native person.
No matter where in the world you go, this is without a doubt the best way to see a place, in fact not only see it, but experience it in its entirety. When it comes to a destination such as Bali, taking advantage of the many tours and homestays which WithLocals offers is a fantastic idea.
Denpasar is the bustling capital, but to the south you will find the vibrant and busy beach resort of Kuta, full of bright nightlife and tourist facilities. Seminyak, Sanur, and Nusa Dua are also resort destinations which visitors flock to.
Taking Bali in through the eyes of someone who lives there, was born there, and who was brought up there, means you can experience history and traditions, rather than just following the usual tourist trap. Bali is special, and you need to do something special in order to do it justice. How about a volcano sunrise trek with the help of a local guide? Surely there can be no better view in the world than this! If you want to immerse yourself in culture, check out a Balinese traditional painting class, where you can learn a new cultural skill during your visit. If food is more your thing, we know that Indonesian dishes are certainly different and tasty, so may be a cookery class could be on your list. If you want to get wet, check out a surfing lesson; put simply, you won’t be bored of fun activities to try in Bali, and enjoying them with the help of a local will send your experience to another level.
Of course, if you want to kick back and relax, Bali is your destination. The beaches are like a vision from a castaway film, and the diving opportunities just off shore, amidst the coral reefs will show you a totally different world to the one on dry land. Head to a yoga or meditation retreat and find your inner Zen, or simply take in the beauty of the destination you are lucky enough to be experiencing first hand.
If beauty was a vision, Bali would certainly sum it up. See the beauty through the eyes of a local and you will send your experience into the stratosphere.