Bali may be small in size, but its prominence as a destination is huge, and rightfully so.
Named Island of Gods and often described as 'paradise on earth', Bali offers spectacular landscapes and beaches, world-class surfing and diving, an enormous range of accommodations, the friendliest of people and an extraordinary culture to name just a few. Bali truly offers something for everyone.
The waters of Bali offer an extremely diverse range of diving, from the famous 'muck-diving' to large shipwrecks. It is part of the coral triangle, recognised as the world epicentre of marine biodiversity, and is obviously a preferred choice for divers.
The wreck of USAT Liberty at Tulamben will satisfy wreck lovers, the National Park of Bali Barat and its Menjangan Island supplies pristine coral gardens, fish life and drift diving while the "Muck Diving" at Gilimanuk will offer the opportunity to discover some rare and unusual "critters" such as tiny seahorses and colourful nudibranchs! For 'big-fish' lovers, let's not forget sites such as Nusa Penida - nicknamed 'Manta Point' for a good reason! Or Crystal Bay which is an excellent start point to spot the famous Mola Mola - Ocean Sunfish - between August and October.
Bali's history and architecture is unique and this is well demonstrated by its numerous Hindu temples including the 'Directional Temples', which are located around the island.
The Balinese people are creative and it is a joy to see the colourful way that they express themselves - paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings and handcrafts are plentiful and the famous Balinese dancers are not to be
The landscape is breathtaking and a tour of the island is a must, to take in the lush rice terraces, rugged coastlines, heavenly sand beaches, hills and volcanoes.
And last, but definitely not least - the food - ferociously hot, but oh so delicious!!