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Bali Should Be On Your Winter Agenda

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3rd Dec 2018

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As winter approaches across the northern hemisphere, the long nights and cold days get one thinking about alternatives.  It is not hard to picture yourself on a picturesque beach, sipping a Pina Colada while you work nomadic, clicking through remote contracts after an invigorating day of adventure.

If you are looking to book the next exotic escape Bali has something for everyone, and here are 10 reasons why:

Idyllic Beaches

The endless list of stunning beaches is probably one of the most obvious reasons to visit this indonesian island. Each beach has its own charm, from soft white sand and limestone cliffs to extreme water sports and diving. From the mainstream Kuta and luxurious Nusa Dua neighborhoods to hidden, remote beaches away from the crowds, there’s a beach for everyone, every need and every mood.

Never-ending Adventure

if you're more of an adventure junkie than a beach babe, then Bali has endless amounts of activities to entertain you. Dreaming of pounding surf? Ready to learn to dive? Want to jump into an intensive Yoga teacher training? Bali offers some of the best instructors and facilities in the world, because many experts in this field have chosen to base themselves here long term.

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The Food

Whether it's street food or fine dining you're after, the exquisite taste of Indonesian cuisine will not dissapoint. Many international chefs are drawn to Bali to learn, create and modify recipes, resulting in neighborhoods lined with restaurants, each with their own concepts. 

The People

Indonesian people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, especially in Bali,  which enjoys long and unique cultural traditions. If travelling alone, you will have no problem making friends along the way, whether local or among the international set who drop in and spend time here. As a working destination, international people have long made Bali a kind of second home, a place to drop in and spend a few weeks or months while working on a project or idea,  or a weekend retreat from Singapore, Hong Kong and other international centers.

The Natural Beauty

Beyond stunning beaches and magical temples, Bali has virtually every kind of natural beauty. Glorious mountainous areas with lush greenery, scenic lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, iconic rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers and secret canyons all make up the island’s landscape.

Awesome Accomodation

It’s no secret that Bali has a large supply of hotels and retreats which is good news for the traveller. While price wars among hotels go on, visitors can book their hotels of choice with ease. There’s a hotel room for any budget, from the affordable, to the most luxurious five-star resorts.  However, the smart money is now on Airbnb and villa bookings, where a group or even single traveller can enjoy a more personalized stay to make the island feel more like home.

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The Majestic Temples

Bali is home to countless temple complexes, spread throughout the island from the highland peaks, down to the limestone cliffs and low-lying seashores. These ancient structures are not merely archaeological sites and silent witnesses of an intriguing past, but are still functional with colourful celebrations and regular festive anniversaries.

A Slice of Culture

The Balinese culture is influenced greatly by its history and the arrival of merchant vessels from China, India and the Dutch. The many temples around celebrate their anniversaries once in every six Gregorian months according to the 210-day Balinese calendar, so you will most likely stumble across one during your visit.

Shop till you Drop

From homemade traditional souvenirs to designer clothing, the shopping scene in Bali extends from traditional markets to stylish boutiques. Tourists from countries with strong currencies will benefit the most, so bring an extra suitcase, or be willing to pick one up along the way!

The Nightlife

Among the natural beauty, beaches and amazing food, the nightlife in Bali and beyond is world-class. Think cold Bintangs on the beach for sunset, live music, or DJ's performing on rooftop clubs. Make sure you visit Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak as it boasts one of the best sunset views in town.