Bali has a lot to offer and no top five or ten list can come close to covering the variety of experiences one should have when in Bali.
The five things that simply cannot be missed:
Rock Bar @ Ayana Resort & Spa, Jimbaran
Do not miss the sunset with the unrivaled views while sipping the famous "Rum of Indonesia: Arak", from a location on natural rock 14 meters above the Indian Ocean
Tip: Don't forget to make a prior reservation
Tanah Lot Temple
Aim to coincide your visit with high tide, when the temple is best marooned at the sea. Pick Bali's best-selling beer "Bintang" at any restaurant on the cliff top overlooking the temple and see the sun going down.
Uluwatu temple is simply among Bali's not to be missed icons located on cliff-top setting at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. You need to take a long stone stairway fortified by concrete walls on the cliff side to reach the sunset point and enjoy the sunset delights, with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Tip: Just beware of the monkeys grabbing your items
Concealed behind high cliffs, Pandawa beach had long remained secluded from the crowds of tourist. A beautiful road with towering limestone cliffs on either side of the drive opens out to this hidden paradise and as you near Pandawa, you will be greeted by the five statues of Pandavas (the five brothers from Mahabartha: Yudhistra, Bhim, Arjuna, Nakul, Sahdev) carved into the cliffs beside you.
Tip: Go for a paragliding activity during daytime and see the beauty of Pandawa beach from the height.
Drive in Bali's Mandara Toll road
Rent a two-wheeler and travel like a local. Take a ride on the Bali's Mandara toll, the first floating toll road in Indonesia that stretches across the Gulf of Benoa 12.7 km's in length. The toll road is definitely worth paying, just so you can experience the view. As you travel this highway, slow down to take in the delightful scenery of both the ocean and mangrove trees.
Have you been to Bali? What would be your recommendations?
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