The popularity among western visitors of the Indian Ocean island paradise of Bali is enduring. The charm and allure of the island are irresistible. Villas in the area are among the most sought after by those wanting to enjoy all that is this special island of sun, sea and sand.
From the moment you arrive in Bali, you will find that there is so much to make your holiday on to remember. Watching the world go by from your beach villa or lazing in the sun on the beach while sipping an ice cool beer is the perfect way to relax. If you feel inclined to make the effort you might want to take a walk over the fine white sands and join in the water sports for which Bali is renowned.
Skip across the waves with a windsurfer or maybe try waterskiing or sailing. Look down from a height as you parasail about the water or maybe join the fish below as you join a scuba diving adventure. Experienced surfers might want to try the waves at Padang Padang, Nusa Dua or Canggu, especially between September and March, while those new to the sport will find the beaches at Kuta and Legian perfect for honing their skills.
But Bali is more than beaches and sea. Its mountains and lust tropical forests can be explored by 4x4 or, if you are fit enough, on horseback of bicycle. Trekking through the rainforest is exhilarating and the marked trails will lead you to some of the best viewing points on the island.
Anywhere there are people you will find shops and Bali is no exception. Traditional crafts abound and are in stark contrast to the modern fashions also on display. Bali’s lively markets overflow with curios and there is no more fun than haggling over the price of some trinket that has caught your eye.
After dark Bali comes to life and its legendary nightlife is a major attraction for many more youthful travellers. Restaurants, bars and music abound with the most popular centres being Kuta, Ubud, Nusa Dua and Tuban.
Thai cuisine is a major world favourite and the array of delicacies in the markets tempt many a visitor to try their hand either in a cooking class or the privacy of the kitchen of their holiday home.
Popular with surfers, Canggu is a great place to rent a holiday villa or apartment. True, it has some fearsome waves but it also has unspoilt natural beauty and has retained the local feel that some of the larger centres have lost. Seminyak, on the west coast, is located on one of the finest and least crowded beaches in Bali. It boasts some fine luxury accommodation and some of the best restaurants on the island. For a family holiday, Legian is an ideal spot. Set by the beach, it is adjacent to all manner of exciting activities for everyone.
Located on the equator, Bali enjoys a wonderful year-round climate. Daytime temperatures usually reach around 32?C. The wet season runs from October to April.
Bali has an international airport so reaching the island from overseas is quite easy. From some points of origin, however, it is necessary to change planes in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Jakarta. Once there, the adventure begins as you take a bus, taxi or self drive car to your Bali holiday property.