5 Reasons Why Bali Is The Ultimate Last-Minute Winter Destination

So the winter chill has started to set in and you keep catching yourself dreaming of tropical beaches and balmy escapes. Well, it’s not too late to snap up a last-minute deal and jet-set away to warmer climes. If you’re not sure whether you just want beaches or beautiful landscapes, with a little bit of culture and adventure thrown in, here’s five reasons why Bali should be at the top of your winter escape list.

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Beaches, Beaches And More Beaches

Where do we start! Bali is ringed by countless stretches of sand that will appeal to all beach bums, whether you prefer the family-friendly sands of Sanur, the world-class surf breaks of the Bukit Peninsula or the style of sinking into a sun lounger on Seminyak while the sun sinks below the horizon. Venture north to the black sands of Lovina where dolphins frolic offshore or explore the little-visited coves and beaches of the East Coast – Bali has you covered.

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Rice-Terraced Landscapes

Head inland to encounter the breathtaking beauty of Bali’s rice-terraced interior where endless seas of emerald are watched over my smoking volcanic peaks. While everyone back home is trudging to work in the wind and rain, you’ll be strolling through rice paddies dotted with sacred shrines and discovering villages where life beats to an enticingly laid-back rhythm.

3


Underwater wonders

If Bali’s above-ground attractions aren’t enough, head below the water’s surface while diving and snorkelling in the enticingly warm waters amidst colourful schools of fish, cruising manta rays and the highly-unique mola mola sunfish. Travel north to discover the sheer walls and vibrant coral reefs that surround Menjangan Island or venture to the east coast where the wreck of the USS Liberty has created a diving and snorkelling paradise.

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Evocative Culture

Escape the routine of daily life back home to experience a completely unique culture, which is showcased in Bali’s stunning temples. From the intricately-carved entrance of the Goa Gajah Elephant Temple to the vast temple complex of Pura Besakih that nestles on the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali inspires around every corner. Watch the sunset over the iconic island temple of Tanah Lot and experience a traditional Kanak dance performance at the clifftop temple of Uluwatu or photograph the stunning reflections at the lakeside temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan.

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A Little Touch Of Luxury

Everyone likes to be indulged from time to time and there’s no better place to do it on a budget than in Bali. Whether you want to have massages everyday, feast like a king and queen or bunk down in luxurious digs, in Bali you can do it all at a fraction of the cost you’d probably pay back home.

Oh, and did we mention the shopping? Bali’s markets are packed with traditional handicrafts and beautiful homewares that make for the perfect souvenir.

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