Own a slice of paradise
Above:Balinese Statue at the Karangasem water temple in Bali
Indonesia is an eclectic mix of around 17,000 tropical islands all in various shapes and sizes that have earned the right to be called "paradise" as a result of their sheer beauty and breathtaking coastlines. Bali is beyond doubt the most famous and highly sought after island in the Archipelago and with a colourful, vibrant culture, pristine beaches and unspoiled beauty it is hard to disagree. From the world famous surfing in Kuta to the complex Balinese cuisine and Hindu culture there is a real sense of contrast here that's best admired up close.
Tirta Gangga is a wonderful park created by the King of Karangasem in 1948 and is fed by a natural spring where visitors can take a dip in the naturally cool waters and wander through the temple buildings and tropical gardens. Experience the diverse marine life of the crossing Pacific and Indian Oceans with a day at the Bubbles Dive Centre which offers tuition for beginners and skilled divers. If you're looking to escape the busy tourist areas and see the natural beauty of Bali for yourself then head to Perasi Beach, a truly untouched stretch of the coast just begging to be found. One of the better vantage points of the island is the Pesaban Traditional Village that looks over the glistening coastline from its rolling hillside location surrounded by rice fields and trees swaying in the breeze.
The Setia Darma House of Masks and puppets which features over 7000 ceremonial puppets and masks from all over Asia and Indonesia is definitely an interesting way to spend a day in Bali. Taking a unique perspective on wildlife, the Night at the Zoo takes you on a trail that explores the wonders of the animal kingdom after the sun goes down, an experience not to be missed. Discover the Balinese Hindu culture with a visit to the Puseh Batuan Temple which at over 1000 years old serves as a powerful site of reflection for the local people. The Celuk Village, famous for its gold and silver crafting is a must visit for those looking to collect a memorable souvenir from their visit to “paradise”. A relaxing retreat to return to after a day of exploring the local culture is found in the Bali Masari Villas And Spa, where soothing treatments complete a captivating day out.
For art lovers, the Museum PASIFIKA is a must see and is home to over 600 works from all over the Asian Pacific, celebrating the diverse cultures of this complex region. Bali is blessed with sweeping coastline and the pristine Nusa Dua Beach is one of its more revered stretches with soft sands and crystal clear waters for you to discover. Make the most of the phenomenal beaches of Bali with a timeshare at Peninsula Beach Resort and relax under the warming gaze of the sunshine on this paradise island. Bali's National Golf Club can be found in the Nusa Dua region too and its 18-hole Championship course is beautifully maintained gifting views all the way through to the towering Mount Agung!
Explore true bliss on the unspoiled beaches of Jimbaran Bay which stretch for as far as the eye can see and can become yours with a timeshare at Royal Bali Beach Club At Jimbaran Bay. There are supposedly hundreds of temples in Bali but none can offer quite as divine a scenery as the Puru Uluwata which peers over cliff tops and down towards the breaking waves below, an unforgettable photo opportunity. The sunsets in Jimbaran are truly romantic and the best places to watch them is with some fresh local food and a refreshing drink at one of the many restaurants directly on Jimbaran beach. The waters surrounding Bali have given life to its fascinating cuisine but why not take on a scuba diving trip and explore the Oceans where it all began.