Lush and languid, Bali beguiles with its beachside charms. Bali is so picturesque that you could be fooled into thinking it was a painted backdrop: rice paddies trip down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soar through the clouds, the forests are lush and tropical, and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. While the Bintang (local beer) is tasty and plentiful, Bali's temples, ceremonies, beaches, mountains and passion for life are undiminished and more easily enjoyed than ever.
One of over 14,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is unique in the region. Predominantly Hindu, the gentle people of Bali live in a peaceful, relaxing enclave untouched by the troubles that afflict other parts the world. Bali has it all - a spectacular sunset or sunrise on a beach, lush jungle vegetation, rolling rice terraces and vibrant flowers form the gorgeous landscapes. With all this and more Bali is an idyllic place that will make your honeymoon exquisite. The beauty of this deeply spiritual place is complemented by its fabulously rich and vibrant culture, which is reflected in festivals, dances and music.
Denpasar, the capital of Bali, is crowded; but you could spend time at the glorious beach resorts of Sanur, Kuta and Nusa Dua, or the cultural hotspots of Batubulan and Celuk to the northeast of Denpasar; or retreat to the mountain town of Ubud. The adventure seekers can indulge in water sports like sailing, snorkelling and windsurfing, or go trekking through the picturesque hills. To be more precise, Bali is an excellent fusion of everything you would want from a honeymoon destination - entertainment, culture and natural beauty.
You can spend your time by hiking through verdant rice paddies, biking between small crafts villages, playing golf in the crater of a volcano, visiting with local monkeys, or partake in vibrant celebrations. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you will always be surrounded by Bali's warm and inviting culture.
The best time to visit Bali is from April to mid November. For lodging Bali offers the most interesting accommodation ranging from charming "losmen" (pension-type properties) to world-class resorts. To tickle your taste buds Bali abounds in Indonesian specialties, usually in conjunction with Chinese and Western offerings.