Bali is one of the most popular and unique tourist destinations in the world. Every year, more than 2.5 million visitors flock to this spectacular island. From a tourist’s perspective, the Indonesian island of Bali has much to offer. Often called the Island of the Gods, Bali has a rich culture and a diverse ecosystem that includes unique arts and crafts, ethnic dancing, unique architecture, historic temples, beautiful beaches and world-class diving which you can see when you book any Bali holiday deals.
This lush island is pleasantly small, which enables tourists too see a wide variety of attractions during a one or two-week stay. The island is roughly 90 miles wide and approximately 50 miles long. Tourist areas are concentrated in the southernmost regions of the island near the coastal city of Kuta and the city of Denpasar, which is home to the Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, verdant landscape and towering volcanic peaks that enrich the island’s soil. The fertile land enhances Bali’s agricultural products, which include premium coffee and rice. The island’s rainy season begins in November and continues through April. However, Bali is a beautiful destination to visit any time of year. The highest tourist traffic occurs between July and September, but many visitors also arrive between December and January. During the low season, visitors have more bargaining power and access to a larger range of accommodations. One trait that makes Bali so popular is its diverse tourist accommodations ranging from communal rooms that are ideal for backpackers to luxurious beachside villas and private bungalows.
The island of Bali is home to a large number of historic temples and archeological sites. Unlike other islands in Indonesia, Bali is home to the country’s Hindu minority. According to legend, the first Hindus arrived on the island as early as 100 B.C., and their cultural legacy is marvelously apparent today. The island’s many ancient temples are distributed across caves, sea cliffs and fertile plains. These important temples, which are used for many religious ceremonies, feature unique Balinese architecture with elegant pagoda-like towers made from palm thatch and readily available materials.
On land, visitors can tour protected rainforests that are home to macaques, monkeys, coffee-eating civets and many indigenous animals. Although several of the island’s endemic species, such as the Bali tiger, are now extinct, Bali still has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Along the shore, tourists can enjoy beautiful beaches, excellent surfing and breathtaking underwater habitats. Bali and the islands of Indonesia have some of the best diving areas in the world. With 20 percent of the world’s coral reefs located in this archipelago, Indonesia is home to 3,000 unique reef fish, more than 600 types of coral and many species that are waiting to be discovered. Other underwater creatures that divers can encounter include sharks, sea turtles and giant manta rays. Visit Bali to discover the spectacular scenery, pristine beaches, ancient historical buildings and culinary traditions that have earned this tropical island worldwide recognition as a tourist destination.