Memorable summer at Bali Island, Asia’s green paradise

by Lam Pham

Bali is a famous island in Indonesia and attracts tourists from all over the world. Bali when tender and quiet, when hot and seductive, but no matter what state it is, Bali is always a beautiful muse. Each place and each experience is new and interesting, giving visitors moments that only when coming here can enjoy.

Karst Plateau will share with you the experience of traveling to Bali island in the article below.

1. Introduction to Bali Island

Come to Bali to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of the ‘paradise island’

The island of Bali, a beautiful landmass, is nestled among the Southeast Asian population. Bali covers an area of about 5,780 km² and is surrounded by the Bali Sea to the south, the Java Sea to the west and the Lombok Sea to the east. This place is a meeting place between beautiful natural landscapes and diverse cultures. Immerse yourself in the charm of Bali, and explore dreamy beaches, vibrant rainforests, and sacred temples.

With wonderful natural scenery, likened to a “paradise on earth”, from vast stretches of beaches to winding lime mountains and lush green forests, Bali is not only an exciting destination but an undeniable wonderful inspiration.

2. The best time to travel to Bali

From April to October hits, Bali becomes the focus of tourists

Regardless of the rainy and sunny season, Bali always possesses a unique beauty and charm. But do you know when Bali is the most ideal time?

During the rainy season, from November to March of the following year. Bali appears with attractive offers and quiet space. Affordable, an opportunity for you to explore beautiful little streets, visit religious temples, and enjoy beautiful natural spaces that few tourists know about.

When the sunny season from April to October hits, Bali becomes the focus of tourists. The wonderful weather, warm sunshine, and blue sea surroundings, all create a wonderful atmosphere for your travels. You can immerse yourself in pure white beaches, snorkel beautiful corals, visit ancient temples, and enjoy diverse Balinese cuisine.

Especially, from June to September, Bali’s peak season, the island becomes more lively and vibrant than ever. People flock here to enjoy the holiday season and experience special entertainment activities. Although the price is higher, the buzz and excitement will definitely delight you.

3. Transportation when traveling to Bali

Transportation when traveling to Bali

To explore all the exciting things that Bali has to offer, you need a flexible means of transportation. Here are some suggestions that Karst Plateau has for you:

Taxi: In Bali, you can use traditional taxi services. Agree on the fare before boarding and check the distance to avoid price surprises. The expected average price is  8,000 IDR/km

Motorbike: To experience like a local, you can rent a motorbike. Rental price is about 60,000 – 100,000 IDR/day

4. Destinations not to be missed in Bali Island

4.1 Kuta Beach

Life’s paradise among the beautiful Bali island complex – Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali and Indonesia, which not only attracts tourists in the region but also attracts many international tourists. Kuta Beach is imbued with the charm of tropical beaches with long stretches of white sand, clear blue waters, and powerful white waves. Therefore, this beach is chosen by many tourists as a resort location.

Visiting Kuta Sea, visitors can not only immerse themselves in nature but also lie on the beach to receive the warm golden rays, and watch tourists surf and swim. When dusk falls, Kuta Beach is at its most beautiful with soft rays dying the vast horizon red.

4.2 Kelingking Beach

Explore the beautiful dinosaur spine on Nusa Penida island in Bali

Kelingking Beach on Nusa Penida Island is a magical and fascinating destination that you cannot miss when visiting Bali. Dubbed the “dinosaur spine”, this place offers a unique and enchanting experience for visitors. Imagine standing at the top, in front of you is a picture of nature full of wonders cliffs wind like the giant backbone of a legendary creature, while the clear blue beach and white sand make for a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop.

4.3 Broken Beach

Come to Indonesia to admire the beautiful Broken Beach

Broken Beach is a unique destination that you cannot ignore. Located in the southwest of the island, this place offers a different experience than other beaches. Instead of smooth white sand, you’ll explore impressive cliffs and paths that meander like angel jumps.

Broken Beach is famous for the distinctive shape of a rock arch recessed into the middle of the sea. This is an extremely unique natural masterpiece, creating a breathtaking scene. Standing from there, you will admire the great beauty of the bright turquoise ocean, creating an irresistibly beautiful picture.

4.4 Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach Bali – Beautiful beach like a diamond

As soon as you arrive at the Diamond Sea, from the towering limestone cliffs, you will have a panoramic view of the ocean and you will be speechless before the beauty here.

As the name suggests, Diamond Beach is as beautiful as a diamond! The clear blue sea water ripples and the sandy shore is white and smooth like chalk, dotted with green coconut trees. At Diamond Beach, there will be a staircase leading you down to the sea. For those of you who are afraid of heights, walking on the stairs can be a bit of a challenge, but it is indeed a very interesting experience at Diamond Beach.

4.5 Heaven’s Gate Temple Of Lempuyang Luhur

When coming to Bali, you must definitely check in with the flawlessly beautiful Bali Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate Of Lempuyang Luhur is a temple located on Lempuyang Mountain, about 90km from Ubud. The temple has an altitude of 1,170m above sea level, you have to go through more than 1000 steps and it takes about two hours to reach the heavenly gate. Standing from here, you can take in the panoramic view of the immense majestic scenery of Bali.

4.6 Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot sacred temple in Bali

This temple appears a lot in photos of Bali tourism, it is the temple located alone on a large rock, surrounded by an abundant ocean of waves. Legend has it that Tanah Lot Temple is protected by snakes. To visit Tanah Lot Temple, visitors must wait for the tide to recede, revealing the stone path leading to the temple.

Visitors come here to admire the beautiful unique architecture along with spectacular views of the vast ocean. During the annual Tanah Lot festival, the temple is especially busy. A colorful and vibrant celebration, including music, food, and dance.

5. Delicious food in Bali

5.1 Babi Guling

Babi Guling is a unique roasted milk pig dish of Bali island. The dairy pig weighs only about 70kg, and is seasoned with coriander, lemongrass, lemon leaves, pepper, garlic, ginger, and galangal inside and outside swept with a layer of golden turmeric juice. When grilled on a charcoal stove, cover the surface with a layer of coconut shell or wood to create a special aroma. Enjoy a piece of roast pork with satay spicy, tender, juicy cooked meat, and crispy skin with caramelized taste.

5.2 Ikan Bakar

Ikan bakar grilled fish is often served to tourists on the beach, enjoying dinner while watching the sunset extremely romantic. Fish is grilled on charcoal and swept with a special sauce from peppers and tomatoes.

5.3 Bebek Betutu

Bebek Betutu is a traditional dish used during New Year’s holidays. This dish is made from duck stew, if you want to enjoy this dish, you have to book a day in advance because the cooking time of duck stew is quite long. The duck is seasoned with a special spice called Bumbu Rajeng, wrapped in banana leaves on the outside, and stewed until the meat leaves the bones.

Above is a summary of what you should know to have a memorable summer vacation in Bali Island. Hopefully, with the sharing of Karst Plateau in this article, it will be easier for visitors to plan to explore tourist destinations in Bali.

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