But beneath the glamorous surface of cocktails, swimming pools and beach holidays lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.
The world’s largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered across more than 3,000 miles of the equator.
Its 250 million inhabitants speak more than 700 languages and practice six official religions, not to mention a range of animist traditions.
One calculation suggests it would take 48 years to visit all of Indonesia. Yet, if two weeks is all you have, that shouldn’t stop you from discovering this diverse nation.
A proposed ban on alcohol in Indonesia, which could see surfers deserting its dream island of Bali in droves, might have positive knock-on effects for emerging surfing hot-spots elsewhere.
Bali has seen a healthy growth in tourism numbers ever since the bombings in 2002 and 2005. Some say too much growth, with an over supply of hotels and sagging infrastructure that hasn’t been able to keep up. There are many things which need to be fixed to ensure long term survival of the tourism […]
Bali has seen a bump in foreign tourists so far this year, with the Bali Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reporting 3.4 million tourists entered the resort island between January and July, as quoted from Indonesia Expat.
Paris is groaning. It’s groaning not under the weight of any expectation, or an excess of Gallic shrugs – it’s groaning under the weight of solid metal, in the form of padlocks.
With its coral-speckled beaches, luscious green rice terraces and blissful azure seas, Bali has long been a haven for surfers, sun worshippers and yoga junkies alike. Whether you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime or a week of relaxation, here are 10 Bali travel tips to help you make the most of your visit.
Bali tourism agency has recorded a significant increase from European tourists from January until the early second semester of 2017.
The Island of the Gods is still guaranteed to be one of favourite surf destination for surfers. It is exotic, tropical, the eating and drinking establishments are fantastic and the Balinese are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Plus, it is still one of the most inexpensive vacation spots on the planet. There’s also so much more to Bali than that.
“It’s a mistake to think that you can go there and get away with anything, that you’ve got a licence to unleash your inner vampire, which is unfortunately what a lot of especially younger travellers seem to do, and they often suffer as a result”, he added.