Why to visit Bali

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Why to visit Bali

If you ever wanted to visit Bali you should know several things about this magnificent destination.

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.
The southern tip is also world-renowned for its prime surfing spots such as Padang Padang and Uluwatu. Further inland is Ubud, a hill town known for its spa treatments, yoga and ecotourism, which may include a trip to a monkey preserve. Ringing the island are coral reefs teeming with sea life, making it a hot spot for scuba diving. You can also get a taste of Balinese culture at a gamelan percussion performance or one of thousands of Hindu temples, which feature intricate sculpture and regular festivals.

Where is Bali located

When to visit Bali

Bali is an Indonesian Island not far from the equator. This means the island enjoys a very hot climate throughout the year with lots of sunshine.

The average amount of sunshine is around 12 hours per day, which reaches up to 13 hours in December. Average temperatures range from 23°C to 33°C. If you love the heat, the best time to go to Bali is May, when temperatures are high and you can start working on your summer tan early.

If you prefer cooler temperatures, the winter is the best time to visit Bali. January is the coldest month of the year, but it’s still very hot with an average high of 29°C.

The coast of Bali is slightly warmer than inland. Mountain ranges make up most of the mainland and with the high altitude, comes cooler weather with slightly heavier rainfall. The average rainfall is around 90mm spread over 16 days from December to March.

What to visit in Bali

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