Spoilt for Choice

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Welcome to Bali and to an island so full of tourist attractions, hotels, beaches, shops, restaurants, spas and clubs that you are literally spoilt for choice. During your holiday, no matter how long it is (and I hope it is long!) you will not be able to scratch the surface. What a great prospect, but a challenging one.  How to use those valuable hours to the max? Are you here for a holiday or a change? And you know what they say… a change is as good as a rest! It’s a problem: the beach and the pool are welcoming, so why bother heading out into the busy streets?  The restaurant in the hotel is pretty good too, let’s just go there. So is the spa. Okay that’s decided we’re

Welcome to Bali and to an island so full of tourist attractions, hotels, beaches, shops, restaurants, spas and clubs that you are literally spoilt for choice. During your holiday, no matter how long it is (and I hope it is long!) you will not be able to scratch the surface. What a great prospect, but a challenging one. 

How to use those valuable hours to the max? Are you here for a holiday or a change? And you know what they say… a change is as good as a rest! It’s a problem: the beach and the pool are welcoming, so why bother heading out into the busy streets?  The restaurant in the hotel is pretty good too, let’s just go there. So is the spa. Okay that’s decided we’re not moving.

Wrong decision.

Your hotel may be good (most hotels where this magazine is found are excellent!) but don’t be lazy. There’s a reason you’ve come to Bali, and it’s not just pool and beach. Get out and see… Bali! Visit the temples and the rice fields, go to the museums and see the dances. Get the culture soaked inside you, get the spirit of the ceremonies and the processions, get the wonderful feeling of magic when wandering in the villages, seeing the people, understanding a little about their lives. It’s very rewarding.

Then… go and find some astonishing restaurants where you will have meals (and experiences) so different from home. There are now many talented restaurateurs plying their trade here who deserve your custom, and you deserve their marvelous fare! 

But don’t stop there, read up on the spas and see what really suits you.  There’s no reason why you can’t have a different treatment every day! 

Then… find out about the best nightlife, not just the loudest-in-your-face-places, but the places you don’t want to leave.

And don’t forget your shopping. Once again there are some places you should not miss. So you can take a little piece of “your Bali” back home.

 

So it’s okay to be lazy – for a day at most – then fill your days with exploration, with excitement, with culture, with great food. You may have to be a little patient with the traffic, but it will be worth it. This magazine and its selections will help you, and you can go on line to get past issues with their many recommendations so you make the right choices. Have a great time! 

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