Exploring the Outdoors in Bali

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Apr 09, 2012 / 0 comments

Bali is an island in Indonesia, in Southeast Asia. It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, which include Java and Lombok. There are 33 provinces in Indonesia, of which Bali is one. Bali boasts a population of almost 4 million, and is one of the most popular places to visit in Indonesia.


Bali is such a beautiful place, and there is a never-ending list of things to do. Book one of the popular Bali holiday packages, and get going! Exploring the outdoors in Bali is a great way to get to know the area. Here are some things that you can explore in Bali:


Surfing - Bali is one of the world's top surfing destinations. There are many surf schools located around the island - do your research if you are a beginner, and choose a location with gentle surg.


Scuba - Bali has excellent scuba diving, and is a center for learning to scuba dive. There is a shipwreck dive at Tulamben, corals in Padang Bai, reefs at Menjangan Island, and drift diving at Nusa Penida.


Swimming - the island boasts both black sand and white sand beaches. Safe swimming beaches include most of the north coast, and Jimbaran Bay. Be sure to pay attention to the local swimming markers - a red flag means that it isn't safe to go swimming. Avoid the beaches in the south during the wet season, as the beaches won't be so clean then.


Hot Springs - there are several hot springs around Bali. Discover Air Banjar or Toya Bungjah.


White Water Rafting - rafting, especially in the wet season, is very popular in the Ubud area.


Fishing - many people come to Bali to go fishing. You can charter a boat just about anywhere.


Golf - there are 5 golf courses in Bali, if you're so inclined.


Other activities that you can explore include: Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Jungle Trekking, Bungee Jumping, Horseback Riding, Trekking, Jet Skiing, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, River Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Elephant Safari, and Bird Watching. Or, try shopping, walking the beaches, and just playing outside. Have fun!