From its vibrant traditional music and dance heritage to its many pristine beaches and beautiful temples, everything about Bali is indelible. Hillside temples spread around this island city’s dramatic volcanoes give its streets an aura of peace and spirituality. Tourists can choose to get lost amidst crowds in Kuta or visit the Bukit Peninsula for a luxurious evening. Those wanting to experience this island city’s culture must spend a day in Ubud. For those planning to soak up the sun, Balangan beach is an ideal spot.
The truth is people come to Bali to live and forget, to escape worries and heartbreak, and, most importantly, to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
If you have come to Bali to take a break from your monotonous schedule and rejuvenate yourself, read on. In this article, we discuss the best places to visit in Bali to restore and rejuvenate.
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Located a 45-minute boat ride away from the mainland, Nusa Lembongan is the perfect place to escape to if you wish to avoid the crowds. If you are an adventurer, rejuvenate yourself by indulging in an afternoon of diving, surfing, or snorkeling. Escape to Ceningan to spend a quiet afternoon amidst fishing boats and seaweed farms. If you are in the mood for a lazy afternoon, soak up the sun at one of the many beautiful beaches on Nusa Lembongan.
If your ideal way to restore and rejuvenate is to have a spiritual experience, Nusa Penida is the perfect Bali island for you. The island has limited tourism infrastructure and has managed to remain mostly untouched. Spend an afternoon at Nusa Penida, enjoying breathtaking views of nature. The island is also home to many mystical temples if you wish to get in touch with your spiritual side. Goa Giri Putri or Karangsari Cave temple is the most famous temple on Nusa Penida. The temple also hosts several segregated meditational spaces where you can relax and think about life and other essential things.
Lovina is one of the few places in Bali where you can see black volcanic sand on the beach, a sporadic site. Lovina Beach also attracts adventurists from around the world who come to Bali each year for scuba diving and snorkeling. At Lovina beach, tourists can rejuvenate and restore their minds and bodies by swimming with dolphins.
If you are done with beaches, volcanoes, and temples, it’s time to visit an iconic mountain village: Penglipuran. In this Bali Aga village, traditional Balinese houses stand surrounded by lush bamboo forests and beautiful coffee plantations. The people of the village uphold their ancient traditions and moral codes. Spend a day at the Penglipuran Village, trying to understand life as Balinese people know it.
Situated at the foot of Mount Batukaru, the small village of Jatiluwih welcomes tourists from around the world who come to see its exquisite rice green terraces. Jatiluwih is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate and is a must-visit if you wish to see nature in all its glory. Take an ATV and go exploring this incredibly beautiful village.
Bali is one of the best places in the world to restore and rejuvenate oneself. It’s because this beauteous island city has something that appeals to everyone. From white sand and black sand beaches to gigantic peaks and tranquil temples, there are so many places where one can sit, relax, and choose to either let go or hold on.