Today is another guest post from Nicole. You may remember her first post on healthy eating.
Beautiful beaches, clear water, perfect waves, ancient temples, great art, incredible culture, friendly people… Are you hooked yet? That is understandable! That feeling you are experiencing now is experienced by everyone learning about Bali. This amazing Indonesian island is located in the Java Sea, and it’s been captivating hearts across the world for decades. However, the history of Bali tells a far longer and more interesting story. The island is known for its many beaches, cool bars, and great parties, but they just scratch the surface when it comes to the beauties and treasures of Bali. So, here is a different take of a vacation in Bali. Let’s take a look at five reasons Bali should be your next destination when you are looking to unwind and rejuvenate yourself.
Walk down some of the most beautiful beaches
Even if you don’t know much about Bali, you know about its beaches. They are many, and they are beautiful‒white sand and clear blue water for as far as the eyes can see. Nusa Dua Beach, Kuta Beach, Balangan Beach, and Sanur Beach are just some of the many beaches Bali has to offer. The time you spend on one of them will not only be reflected in the state of your body but in the state of your mind as well. Grab a book and go to the beach. Enjoy the sun, enjoy the water, and stay to see the sundown. There is nothing quite like it. Bali also offers many beach activities, like surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, for its more adventurous visitors. The coral reefs and sea life of the Java Sea are something else, and definitely worth diving to see.
Find your spiritual side
Bali and its people are deeply spiritual. The island is home to numerous temples. These ancient temples are architecturally awe-inspiring and filled with religious statues. Visiting them will be a treat to the eyes, as much as it will be for the soul. Temples continue to be places where natives go to worship by holding many festivities, open for everyone. Joining in on the festivities gives a whole new meaning to the trip one can take to Bali. Being in an amazing place, surrounded by spirituality and kindness will take anyone on a road of self-discovery. This is an opportunity to step outside of our busy everyday lives and get in touch with our true selves. Here, we can dedicate some time to our thoughts and feelings, and discover our spiritual side! Some of the most beautiful temples you must visit are Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple and Goa Lawah Temple.
3. Nature will never feel closer
Getting in touch with our spiritual side means giving more time and dedication to our innermost thoughts and feelings, and what better place to explore our thoughts than in nature? What better place to find the perfect surroundings than in the nature of Bali? The natural beauty of this island is incomparable to any other. Bali is blessed with countless canyons, caves, waterfalls, forests and many other natural wonders. Many of them are rarely visited. They are perfect for travelers looking to get to know the real Bali and go off the beaten paths. Forget about plans and lose yourself. Find nature and peace.
4. Get Your Body Moving
With its deep spiritual essence and beautiful nature, Bali is the place to rejuvenate your body with yoga. You won’t find a place with more yoga studios than Bali. Yoga has been known for its many benefits in the western societies for a long time. But this ancient physical and spiritual practice originates from the east, and it is intertwined with the religions of this part of the world. Bali’s spirituality is one of the reasons yoga is such a big part of life on the island. Get your body moving, relax on your vacation and get the health benefits of yoga along the way. And you don’t have to stop there. Find studios that offer yoga training in Bali, and master the arts of this rejuvenating practice.
5. Re-energize your body and soul with healthy foods
Talking about body and mind rejuvenation, we can’t overlook one important factor. Food! What we eat affects both our body and mind, and the food in Bali will be a treat! With its variety of tasty fruits and vegetables, Bali offers an incredible and healthy menu visitors might never get over. Bali is well-known for its local cuisine. Don’t even think about leaving Bali without tasting their famous babi guling, bebek goreng, and pepes ikan. Healthy meals carefully prepared are easily found in every restaurant. Find one, sit down and enjoy the meal, and the view. Invigorate yourself, inside and out.
So if you’re looking for a relaxing vacation where you can enjoy the beach, get in touch with your spiritual side and enjoy great fruits and delicious foods, Bali is a must!