A perfect Bali Family Holiday
While I travel solo a lot, but there is nothing compared to a Family Holiday. I was revisiting the pictures of Bali, and I thought it is a right time to write it down the amazing things we experienced in our Bali trip. My nephwes were super charged and happy for the trip, and let me say Bali is a paradise for a family vacation. The variety and number of children and pet friendly resorts, rich culture and delicious food makes it a perfect get-a-way for a family vacation. For each age group there are options to do have fun in their own way. Below are some recommendations for Bali, based on last family vacation.
Home to more than 6,000 temples, Bali is truly an island for rich culture and heritage. Balinese Hinduism is the form of Hinduism practiced by the majority of the population of Bali. Although the population of Indonesia is predominantly Muslim and Christian, 83% of the people on Bali identify as Hindu.
Bali’s First Sea Temple: Pura Gede Perancak – Overlooking the river Perancak, the temple is located close to a village of the same name, Gede Perancak, which was once an abandoned ruin.
Tanah Lot temple– Tanah Lot Temple is famous for its magnificent sunsets,
Uluwantu Temple– Must visit for the cliff views
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple – Visit for the stunning view of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul.
Tirta Empul or also known as Holy Spring Temple – to take a bathe in the dozens of Holy shower for spiritual cleaning. It is one of the oldest temples built in 962 AD.
Bali is a true treasure trove of natural beauty. From natural wonders, dense jungles and food-laden forests, to active volcanoes, picture perfect rice fields and tropical plants; Bali is indeed a paradise.
Mount Batur volcano – Mount Batur volcano is one of the sacred mountains according to Hindu belief and the stunning view will take your breath away.
Uluwatu Monkey Forest is known for its grey long-tailed macaques. Amdidst the tropical greenery and striking flora and fauna, the forest is also home to a number of ancient temples, such as the Uluwatu Temple.
Gili Meno is the smallest of three small islands in the Bali Sea known as The Gilies. If you are into water sports head to Nusa dua for beach sports or watch dolphins on Lovina Beach or you could enjoy a an ethereal sunset view at Seminyak Beach.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Bali- Tegallalang rice terraces offer a perfect Bali photo opportunity with its dramatic views.
Kechak dance– It’s based on a traditional Balinese ritual but was actually created by a German man in the 1930s and based on the famous epic Hindu story of the Ramayana. The night performance is very popular here at Uluwatu.
Nyepi or the Day of Silence is a great day to be at Bali and join the processions. Nyepi makes the start of the Balinese Saka year, and is marked on the first day of the 10th month, Kedasa. It usually falls in March, The same day celebrated in India as ugadi. Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all.
Bali is also a foodie heaven if you know where to look. Regardless of your budget, it’s possible to have something different and exciting every meal and still afford daily cocktails!
Some of the recommendations are- Babi Guling (Suckling Pig), Balinese Kopi (Coffee), Bebek Goreng/ Bebek Betutu (Fried/Smoked Duck), Lawar (crunch-tender mix of vegetables, grated coconut meat and minced meat mixed with various heady herbs and spices, and often fresh blood),Sate lembat, and Ikan bakar (grilled fish) Jimbaran-style.
Stay recommendation– Ayana Resort and Spa is a family friendly resort. Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, the resort over-looks the white sandy beaches of Jimbaran Bay and azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. This award-winning resort features a Bali five-star hotel & 78 luxury pool villas with majestic ocean views. If you are flying from Mumbai, there are direct Mumbai to Bali flights option to make your journey quick and hassle free!