Category: Beaches

Surfing in Bali

Bali is the home of surfing in Indonesia. This is where surfing first started in this country and till date this remains one of the top surfing destinations. The geographic location and the conscientious efforts by the Indonesian government to promote the island as a tourist destination mean that you probably have the perfect destination to enjoy surfing in Bali.

Surfing Destination
There is a reason why Bali is so popular for surfing and it is the natural gift that this island has. The seas near Bali create the perfect waves that make for ideal surfing. The long waves that curl up perfectly give even the more experienced surfers the thrills of surfing out in the ocean. In fact, the discovery of these fantastic waves in the 1970’s was what put this rustic island on the world map as a good tourist destination. Within a few decades, Bali has grown and evolved into a leading spot for surfing.

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Diving Into Bali In The South-East Islands

If you choose to stay in one of the many great villas while on vacation, and you’re the least bit interested in watersports, you’ve hit the jackpot! Bali has three islands to the southeast which have a reputation as one of the premiere water sports areas of the world.

Nusa Penida The biggest of the three, by far. A wild tropical paradise with spectacular bays ideal for freediving, snorkeling, and general water frolicking. As this site on Bali diving shows, many package tours and guided trips await you. Here’s a video that gives you some taste of the Nusa Penida diving experience – check the menagerie of tropical fish among the coral at 1:00, manta rays at 1:36, and the bizarre, alien-like eel at 6:10.

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Diver’s World Paradise Bali

Bali – The Diver’s World Paradise

Divers worldwide, both amateur and professional, rank Bali as a sublime world-class diving destination. Miles of unspoiled beaches, amazing diverse coral reefs, an unimaginable menagerie of tropical sea life, and the clearest, most crystal-blue water of the mighty Pacific. Oh, did we mention that even the weather’s perfect for it nearly year-round? Whether scuba or snorkel, Bali is Neptune’s gift to divers.

The concentration of best locations are on the east side of the island of Bali, near either the small south-east islands (Lembongan, Ceningan, Penida), or Tulamben to the north-east. But really, you almost can’t go wrong anywhere around Bali. We recommend staying at a beachside luxury villa, many of which cater to the diving enthusiast. The peninsula of Nusa Dua is also popular. Here, we’ll try to give you a YouTube tour of just some of the awesome diving experiences you could have around this jewel of the Pacific.

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Snorkel Adventure In Tulamben, Bali

A Thrilling Snorkel Adventure In Tulamben, Bali

What could possibly make snorkeling of the coast of a tropical paradise into the clear, sparking, sapphire waters of the Pacific even more fun? How about a whole shipwreck to explore? Bali Villa Rent gives an account of snorkeling amid the shipwreck remains. This is a historic site off the coast of Tulamben, on the north-east coast of the island of Bali.

The shipwreck is that of the U.S. Liberty, a United States aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War II, 1942. Today it rests a mere six meters underwater, easily accessible by divers, and has now partly merged with a corral reef. Scuttlebutt around the diving community says that October and November are the best times to dive the wreck, which is located a mere few minutes’ swim from shore.

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How’s the Weather in Bali?

Bali is regarded as a tropical paradise, and the climate is the main reason. Year-round temperature ranges from mid-20s to mid-30s C. (68 to 93 degrees F.). This is a generally balmy climate, where snow is almost unheard-of and it’s rare to see anyone bundling up at night in more than a light jacket. At the same time, the hottest it gets is just enough motivation to slap on some sunscreen and grab a cold drink on your way to the beach.

The main rainy season is from December through March. However, parts of Bali can still get rain at other times of the years, while the Bukit Peninsula gets hardly any. In June through September, the weather is warm but not too humid, feeling almost like your living room at the coastal areas.


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Kuta Beach, Bali

Bali is so plentiful in rich attractions and activities that it’s easy to miss the number-one tourist attraction. Could it be the Sacred Monkey Forest and temple of Ubud, or the majestic temple tour of Tanah Lot? No, actually, by terms of sheer numbers, Kuta Beach, in the far southern reach of Bali, draws the most visitors!

The district of Kuta is a very well-developed city, just like anyplace in the Western world. Its commercial district is densely lined with shops and boutiques, lined with shaggy palm trees. It was the first, out of all Balinese locations, to see the beginning of the tourist boom. Outside of the main town area, called Legian, there is the suburb of Seminyak, where many emigrants settle. There is also the area Tuban, lined with tourist-oriented businesses as well.

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