Travel Expert Tips: What’s New in Ever-Changing Bali

6 June 2017

Bali has been an Aussie favourite for decades, and it’s not hard to see why. From volcanoes and black-sand beaches to luxury villas and cocktails on the sand, or street food and fusion feasts, this tropical holiday destination’s delights are matched only by the friendliness of its people.

We talk to Travel Expert Sandra Innis, of Flight Centre Garden City in Western Australia, to find out her top tips for exploring Bali.

Why I Love It

Two brothers sit with monkeys at a temple in Bali. Bali is the perfect place for a family holiday. Image: Getty

It’s perfect for swanking around the hot spots and drinking cocktails, or having a relaxing family holiday. It is ever-changing and exciting.

New Venue

Go to La Favela, one of the hippest cantinas in Seminyak. It’s great for food and cocktails. It’s where all the good-looking people go on a Saturday night.

Must-Attend Event

If you head to Bali mid-August, make sure you snag tickets to the annual White Party at Ku De Ta. Dress code is white (surprise!) and the music is sublime.

Must-Do Tour

Hands chopping ingredients at a cooking class in Bali, Indonesia. A cooking class lets you bring the flavours of Bali home. Image: Getty

Get hands-on experience with local cuisine by trying a cooking class in Ubud. Casa Luna Cooking School offers half-day courses covering ingredients, cooking techniques and the cultural background.

New Experience

Ubud and Seminyak boast some of the best yoga studios. Jiwa, in the Kuta Utara district, is a favourite among Bikram (hot yoga) devotees, and it even offers express 60-minute sessions.

Best Day Trip

Head out to Mount Batur on a sunrise trekking trip. A moderate level of fitness is required but the views from the top are absolutely worth it.

Something Different

Young people relax in a Balinese pagoda as the waves roll in to Candidasa, Bali. Head off the beaten path to laid-back Candidasa. Image: Getty

Travellers are starting to explore the less-beaten tracks of Candidasa and Pemuteran.

*This article first appeared in Travel ideas – WOW List 2017


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