If you collect the epithets awarded the island travelers, they are typed on a good brochure. The most interesting is that each of them is truthful and accurate. Without exaggeration - but here you can really feel what is called the harmony of body and soul. And how else, if not paradise on earth, can be called an island, where everyone will find exactly what dream? Dreamed even before decided to spend the holiday in Bali!
Here come all sorts of people: a surfer in the pursuit of his one wave and glamorous beauty, accustomed to spend holidays at the best spa-resorts; Newlyweds dream to spend their honeymoon in a romantic setting and gourmet, looking for new gastronomic discoveries; designer draws inspiration from the exquisite grace of ancient temples and pagodas, and a married couple with children. Holidays in Bali meet the expectations of every guest, and not merely justify, and perhaps something will surpass them.
Of course, we can not say that to Bali "at hand." It's no joke - a nine-hour flight to Bangkok from Moscow and another four hours to the island. But the opportunity to plunge into a magnificent vacation, experience the true harmony of the waves and the wind, jungle and waterfalls, miracles and everyday life, will "overpower" a comfortable flight.
Anyone who has had the good fortune to see Bali from a bird's flight, understand the name of the subtitle. The island does seem miraculous creation of some crazy painter who decided to experiment with color and bold brushstrokes to outline the contours of the island on one side black - volcanic sand beaches is black, the other - almost white, on the white beaches of Bali can talk endlessly. Then he mixed all shades of green, having put on his canvas a variety of vegetation, and dilute this green terracotta black blots volcanoes and mountain ranges. But this aesthetic and decorated with greenery, and, inspired by the color of the water in the ocean - blue-veined numerous rivers.
Despite the fact that the climate on the island of equatorial monsoon, that is, from June to October is the "dry" season, from November to May, "wet" vacation in Bali is not converted into constant attempts to adjust to the unfamiliar climate. Acclimatization goes pretty fast and painless, even if you have just arrived straight from the thirty-degree frost. And for women it should be noted that the climate in Bali has a beneficial effect on the skin.
Resorts, beaches and a SPA for every taste
On a relatively small area of the island, only a five and a half thousand square meters, is located a variety of resorts and beaches that initially difficult to determine what is necessary for you. Each of them is worth a visit and a special mention. But if you know exactly what arrived in Bali, from the selection of spa location will help you understand this article.
If you rest - it is solitude, tranquility, beauty of nature, if you like delicious fish dishes, worthy to be tried out most picky gourmets, the Jimbaran resort - it is a place where you will be able to realize any of the above requirements. Rocky slopes, which fades into the sandy beaches of the resort islands, with all sorts of shades of shimmer in the light of the rising and setting sun. It is believed that the most beautiful sunsets in Bali can only be seen here. This place is perfect for those who enjoy diving. Easily accessible and simple to dive the coral reefs, shipwrecks and rich underwater world - all this can be found in the resort of Jimbaran. The only thing that may be somewhat cool your desire to relax at the spa pearl of Bali - a high price.
Six-kilometer strip of white beaches of Kuta long chosen beginners conquerors "steep" waves - surfers, clubbers and shopaholics. Rumor has it that it was all concentrated in Kuta nightlife of Bali. And if you are not burdened by any worries or just come to Bali in the cheerful company of friends, here you will be able to carry out all their wildest fantasies. In the morning - surfing and massage (right on the beach and just five dollars), day - trips to numerous shops, and at night - dancing non-stop and stunning club life. By the way, the best clubs are located on the main street of Kuta - Legian Street.
Confirming the rave reviews about the rest of Bali, a landmark destination for surfers all over the world have become famous bay on the south coast of Uluwatu. Desperate boys and girls come to the coast and the "saddle" high tidal waves, competing with each other in skill and beauty of the conquest of the unpredictable elements.
Not to mention the famous SPA-tsenre Thalasso Bali. And if you like the bath and massage, then this is where you feel the positive impact that SPA-procedures on the body and soul. It is said that massage in Bali is considered craze. All kinds of seaweed, flowers, salt and mud wraps, hot stone massage - everything is worth a try, once in Bali. But even by local standards, the SPA-center the cost of procedures is very high. A twenty exotic treatment will cost about sixty dollars.
Family Holidays in Bali
In Bali, you can come and the whole family, with children. The oldest resort on the island of Sanur is perfect for a family holiday. All hotels are located in the resort, with its unique and aristocratic restraint, and the rate of "price-quality" is important in family travel, the most attractive. With relatively low prices for accommodation, quality of service is considered the best in Bali. The adult of the family can enjoy a fun SPA-procedures, golfing or walking through the beautiful parks. And for children there provided interesting excursions.
Park birds and reptiles, which is sent daily sightseeing bus, inhabited by peacocks with white tails, prehistoric birds cassowaries, reaching growth of short man, and various kinds of parrots. The most complete collection of birds in Asia has about two hundred and fifty species. And almost all of them can feed.
Zoo Bali island - it is rather a nature reserve and an amusement park at the same time. Sumatriyskie Tigers - the smallest of the earth, the terrible lizards, white tigers and many other animals that you can hardly see anywhere else. Under the watchful eye of experienced rangers children are allowed to pet the lion cubs, feed the crocodiles and tigers, hold on hands scary reptiles. The entertainment area children will have the opportunity to feel like a real Tarzan, climbing the ladder, swinging on the branches and pacing the rickety bridges.
Safari Park - a huge area, home to the in vivo several hundred animals. At a special bus you can drive around it, picking up the animals so close, sticking his hand out the window, it is possible to feed the "hungry" zebra. And so the journey riding on this elephant can lead to delight any child!
A real adventure for children can be called an underwater walk. The inventors of this attraction gathered at underwater coral reef of the "heroes" of the best Disney cartoons - "Shark Tale," "The Little Mermaid" and "Finding Nemo." Dressed in real underwater suits, children go walking among the flocks of different fish on the ocean floor.
The island of thousand temples
Holidays in Bali - it's not just the endless beaches and resorts. The island - a place with a rich cultural heritage. Why are churches who come to admire the tourists and pilgrims from around the world.
The main temple ensemble of the island is considered to be the Temple of Besakih. It is built on the highest mountain, and it is called "Mother of the temples." Frozen at an altitude of thousands of meters above sea level, the composition of twenty-two temples looks great. This is not just a temple, this is a real city for monks. Many buildings completely overgrown with greenery and this gives the impression that all this beauty was born of the mountain.
Tanah Lot Temple stands on a rock in the middle of the ocean, like some designer whim placed it on top of the rock, giving the wolves tidal waves. According to ancient beliefs, the purpose of the church is to protect the island from the evil demons of the ocean. Indonesians are very sensitive to religions coexist peacefully in Bali, Hinduism and all sorts of occult beliefs.
Uluwatu Temple also belongs to the category of "watchdog", designed to protect the earth from the evil spirits of the sea. To visit the temple need to thoroughly prepare: take everything shiny and bright and wear national sarong. Completely unrestrained monkeys pester their scrutiny tourists who decide to visit its ancient walls.
But the most beautiful and unusual can be called a temple Ulun-Danu. The main temple of the island makes water freeze in amazement, contemplating the unusual harmonic structure. This place is a real sanctuary and allowed only inside the temple pilgrims. Tourists remains only to look at the roof of the temple of water, consisting of eleven storeys.
Temple of the Dead in Ubud is a place of the Centre of magical power. In order to achieve its walls you have to walk through the beautiful woods, this kingdom of monkeys. Curious Monkey long been accustomed to the increased attention on the part of tourists and rather indifferent react to bright flashes of cameras and loud voices of tourists. Some of them, especially charismatic creatures are even ready to pose. Of course, for a small fee in the form of bananas or sweets. But if the monkey is not in the mood, you risk losing something really valuable - sunglasses or the same camera. In no case do not try to recover their property, it is your entrance fee Devoted spirits.
While vacationing in Bali, it is impossible not to visit the intellectual and cultural capital of the island - a small, nondescript town of Ubud
. Surrounded by verdant rice fields, the city has become a mecca for tourists after the release of the movie "Eat, Pray, Love", the third part of which was filmed in Ubud
. This is where you can get a complete, succinct picture of the island's national color
. That there is the famous dance kechak, which is able to enter into a trance, not only artists, but also the audience
. A piece of furniture made by local craftsmen - real works of art! Jewellery made from freshwater pearls, silver and mother of pearl, dishes, national musical instruments - it seems that every thing is impregnated with love creating her master
. On local markets can and should be traded, slowing the price once in three, and even four in
. By the way, here is worth buying tea varieties which satisfy aesthetes even the most discerning taste, and coffee Luwak - the dream of every coffee lover
. And all sorts of spices, cocoa and vanilla can be bought in store
Another huge advantage of this city is the SPA-salons. Traditional Balinese body massage will cost you twenty dollars.
Holidays in Bali - reviews, experience, enthusiastic stories each, once set foot on the island, can not do without mentioning the goodwill of local residents. It is rare to find a man wandering gloomily. Maybe it was in a special air smelling of exotic plants, and can be that smart Balinese even sleep head towards the abode of the gods. Their sly glance will hardly reveal the secret harmony of body and soul. In order to know these secrets, you need at least a few days to become one with this truly magical island, at least temporarily, for a little while.