During our final exams, my university friends and I were more than ready to finish off the year. We itched to get away from home and experience new eye-opening adventures, hence deciding on Bali as our destination.
Bali has treated us well. Whether it be the people, weather, views, or experiences, all were exceptionally pleasant. It’s one of those highly-favoured places to go that allows one to sink into the moment and refresh our minds. Consider Bali as your next destination, as you’ll surely be amazed by its exquisiteness!
1. Kynd Community
When you’re in Bali, make sure to visit their aesthetically pleasing vegan cafes. One of the cafes that will blow your mind is Kynd Community. With their colorful, precisely-decorated dishes, you’ll find this place perfect to kick off the day. There’s a variety of plant based menus that actually taste delicious. I recommend to arrive early in the morning as it gets packed very fast, and if you’re lucky enough you’ll be able to sit in front of the famous pink Instagram wall.
Location : Jl. Petitenget No.12X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia2. Handara Golf & Resort Bali
When talking about Bali, the ‘split gates’ would probably come up in your mind. One of the most iconic gates is located at Handara Golf Resort. I found myself flabbergasted by the antique of the spectacle. On the far side, you’ll see the view of mountains with a thin screen of clouds, framing the landscape with the most fascinating splendor.
Location : Desa Singaraja-Denpasar, Pancasari, Sukasada, Pancasari, Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia3. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Among the many temples to visit in Bali, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is the absolute top attraction for tourists. This temple has an array of captivating sights of Mount Batur, Lake Bratan, and delicately carved sanctuaries all together. It was visually stunning and would dazzle anyone’s eyes. On top of that, the cool yet sunny weather made it all more pleasurable.
4. Tegallalang Rice Terrace
What first impressed me about this place was its name. Repeating its name, “tegallalang” out loud with my friends was such an amusement. In spite of that, I was dazed from its verdant topography. The terrain was extremely impressive, but in order to explore thoroughly you have to trek down the narrow and, at times, very muddy trail. My friend even fell into the paddies and was robbed of one of her shoes by the thick mud, so be careful!
5. Bali Pulina Coffee
Have you ever heard of the most expensive coffee in the world, Kopi Luwak? It’s produced from defecation of coffee beans by the luwak, or civet cat. The luwak chooses only the most flawless cherries and through its digestion mechanism, conjures a unique quality and taste. At Bali Pulina, you’ll get a brief tour on how Kopi Luwak is made and will also be offered a taste of 8 different kinds of palatable coffee and tea. In addition to that, this locale has a myriad of beauty to offer on its own. You’ll get to sip your coffee amongst the glimmering natural amphitheatre, guaranteed to impart tranquility into your mind.
6. Nusa Penida
You may find yourself already enjoying Bali immensely. Nevertheless, if you’ve still to visit Nusa Penida, there you’ll catch your soul once again enchanted by the sea. And this time? In an unreal, dreamy shade of turquoise. Waves upon waves roll up against the sand, babbling the rhythms of the ocean, and leaving only bliss in my heart. For me, Nusa Penida was a profound experience, inspiring me to think that this would be what the gateway to paradise will look like. Seeing the sea harness its dignity would leave anyone who witnessed it completely enthralled.
The main beaches that you should cover in one day are:
- Angel’s Billabong
- Broken Beach
- Kelingking Beach
- Crystal Beach
7. Black Beach
The endlessly cold embrace of the ocean, the solemn sky, whipping winds, and volcanic sand assemble together to form a striking phenomena: the black sand beach. Back in 1963, then occurred the most catastrophic volcanic eruption ever to happen from Mount Agung. The unexpected tragedy killed many poor souls and left its scar behind through the accumulation of ashes along the seaside. Strolling along the coastline, I took a moment to consider its history and ponder on how magnificently mother nature has attributed such wonders with both great beauty, yet such terrible power.
Location : Echo Beach Canggu
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