This page is for those of you that haven’t discovered Bali yet, to help you to understand why those that have love it so much come back time and time again. Factual information is easy to find and if you’ve come this far you’ve probably done your own fair share of research, but for a very quick factual summary we’ll quote from Wikipedia: "Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.
With a population recorded as 3,891,000 in 2010, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s small Hindu minority. In the 2000 census about 93.2% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder follows Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music."
You can read more facts on Wikipedia by following this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali but it is not in the detail that you will discover why so many of us remain faithful and devoted to Bali.
Put simply, Bali is magical. In a world where tradition, religion and family is often stifled by modern day life, Bali’s ancient and individual culture is plain for all to see, in fact it positively bursts out colorfully from every corner and cannot be ignored. It is easy for even the first time visitor to catch a glimpse, or even be involved, in the life of real Bali in a way that we are seldom able to do in other destinations where local life is often hidden behind Tourist ‘attractions’.
The Balinese people are inherently creative not only in their art, music and craftsmanship which is famed across the world; no mean feat for such a small island, but also in their every day life, Bali is alive with colour and sound. Don’t be fooled, though, of course Bali is not all ‘Eat, Pray, and Love’, if you’ve visited other South East Asian destinations you’ll be familiar with the bustle and chaos, but it is exactly the diversity that makes Bali, in our opinion, the perfect holiday destination. There are still challenges for the intrepid independent traveler but also plenty of help and advice and friendly guides for those that prefer to have more of a helping hand.
You can eat in restaurants where the food is world class and sophisticated or spend pennies on street food. You can enjoy water sports, island-hop, lie on one of the sandy beaches or explore villages, rice paddies and temples. You can see and be seen with the ‘in-crowd’, drink cocktails and shop until you drop or discover the Bali of centuries ago in still practiced ceremonies and dance. You can indulge yourself in arguably the best spa destination in the world or climb a mountain.
All of this on an island whose size makes it possible to achieve all this during your stay and manage to still leave you feeling relaxed. It may sound like a cliché, but whatever kind of holiday you want you really can find it here. Your holiday, your choice.