Millions of people jet off on holiday every year to get away from their own cities and towns. From stunning beaches and beautiful scenery to glorious weather and amazing people, there are lots to think about when choosing your perfect vacation destination.

Thankfully, Bali has it all, and it has become one of the world’s most popular places to take a break. Whether you want to try a spot of surfing, or just top up your tan while getting served cocktails on the beach, Bali has something for everyone, so let’s take a look at some of the must-sees when visiting this year.

The Quiet Life

Bali is a very traditional and humble country, and it offers tourists a place where they can lose themselves in the midst of fantastic beauty and tranquil calm. One of the best things about Bali is the peaceful atmosphere everywhere you go, and especially in east Bali like the Puri Lumbung Cottages or Mundak’s traditional fishing villages, you’re actively encouraged to release the tension in your body.

From the rice terraces to the yoga guest houses, Bali is the soul searching nation of Indonesia, and there are some great places to stay to enhance your experience. With wonderful views of the Indian Ocean no matter where you are on the island, Bali really does offer the quiet life in abundance.

Surfing

Surfing is a popular activity in Bali, and thousands of tourists flock to watch surfing competitions across many of the beaches. If you’re looking to try out surfing, then there are a number of beginner, intermediate and advanced schools that can teach you. Some of the best ones have a prime location on the beach, so you don’t even have to walk far to find a teacher!

Nusa Lembongan Island can be found just of the coast of Bali, and it’s one of the better places to surf in the Indian Ocean. Firstly it is very quiet, and surfers are free to take to the waves any time of the day. Or you can head to Halfway Beach in Kuta on the mainland if you’re looking for something a little more vibrant. Surrounded by restaurants, clubs and bars, you can get a variety of tasty drinks after a hard day’s surf, or even try out some of the amazing sea food on offer.

Hiking and Walking

Bali is a very hilly and mountainous island, and there are plenty of places to stretch your legs. If you’re travelling with your family, then hiking is a great way to bring your family together, as well as providing you all with some fitness on your vacation. Bali’s landscape is absolutely stunning, and the best way to see it all is from high ground, in places like the Gunung Batur volcano. Not only will your kids be excited to hike up something so vast, but the view from the top is unlike any other place on the island.