Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Bali is lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Bali is one of the Country’s 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. The largest municipality is Denpasar that is the capital with a population of in the region of 300,000. Singaraja is the 2nd largest area and is located on the north coast and something like 100,000 reside in the area.
The tallest section of Bali is Mount Agung that is an active volcano which last erupted in 1963 and it is 3,142 m high. This stands soaring on top of the clouds and can be seen from countless areas of the island.
The island is of course volcanic and surrounded by reefs of coral where life is swarming together with exotic fish and sponges. There are loads of seashores around Bali a few made of white sand and the rest made of black sand that arrives from the volcanic rock.
There are no major water ways in Bali and access to the island destinations is by road that is not always the easiest to stick to. Many of them are in a bad state. You can get a number of rivers which are wonderful for water-rafting that now are especially popular with travelers.
Bali is developing as a big vacation getaway and visitors gather to the island for the great weather, culture and nightlife that there is on offer.
The main tourist area has mainly been Kuta though more recently this is changing as Bali develops more of the island. Kuta is now the center of an extensive tourist-oriented urban area that merges into the neighboring towns. Legian, to the north, is the commercial hub of Kuta and the site of many restaurants and entertainment spots. Kuta also has a lot of luxury villas to rent and is probably the most popular with the holiday crowd. It can be very risky swimming off the Kuta beach as there can be exceedingly strong rip-tides that can simply take you out to sea.
Legian and Seminyak are northern extensions of Kuta along Legian street and Basangkasa street. They are somewhat quieter suburbs with cottage-style accommodations, where many of the expat crowd live. Seminyak is a more high-class area and has a number of chic clubs, restaurants and bars down the main avenue. There are in addition some fashionable nightclubs situated here as well.
There are a lot of new places in the south of Bali, like Nusa Dua, which is home to a lot of 5 star resorts. It is located 40 kilometres from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. Nusa Dua means two islands.
Nusa Dua has beaches on either sides of it and has been attracting lots of people from all across the island.
Jimbaran is also an area growing in popularity and is a great place to sit and watch the lovely sunsets that Bali is known for. Jimbaran lies on the ‘neck’ of the southern peninsula in Bali and is widely known for the fresh seafood kiosks that are scattered along the beach.
There are an estimated 30,000 expatriates living in Bali. Sanur is popular with ex pats from Europe and there is numerous long term rental villas, also there are apartments available in the area. There are also a lot of beach front hotels in Sanur.
There is a whole lot to do and see in Bali and villa rental is usually easy to discover. Everything from biking in the hills and mountains to underwater diving just about the coast where there is a wealth of sea life to see and coral to explore. All manner of water sports are available as well as island excursions where There are also a lot of lovely temples to visit if you are interested as well as Ubud that is famous for Art work and shows.
Whilst in Bali a visit to the monkey forest is an unforgettable moment. The monkeys are free to roam where the tourist like and feeding them is all part of the experience. Other excursions include the bat temple, the fire dances and a great magic show.
Spas and yoga are a big part of Bali. People flock from all over the world for the latest spa treatments including a wide range of massages and treatments for numerous ailments or just to relax and feel good.
There are lots of places with beautiful view for yoga and meditation. There are also yoga community in Ubud area.
You can easy to find Bali long term rental villas such as beachfront villas or beautiful cliff-top villas or a private villa with ricefields view. So do not wait any longer, take the time to research Bali and visit as soon as you have the time and opportunity to do so. You will not be sorry and please come with your lovely family too. Enjoy Bali….