Bali has always been a sacred location for lovers and honeymooners. But lately, the island of the Gods has also become a family destination and a backpacker’s heaven. Landing in the buzzing city of Seminyak is the best way to dive into the balinisian culture. This city is full of people on scooters, oversized nightclubs and rooftops, restaurants, beach clubs, spas, massages parlours, shops … The list goes on. Bur my fondest memory in this city is the Balinese way of life, how nice and welcoming they are, how people are always smiling, making jokes and always ready to lend a helping hand.
Moving away from Seminyak, further north of the island, is the city of Ubud.
Ubud is a yoga paradise, safe haven for monkeys and probably the most peaceful place I have ever been. The rice fields are vast, surrounded by lakes and waterfalls that enchant the scenery.
Next stop: The Gili islands! The Gilis are small islands off the coast of Bali, manly composed of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.
These islands are quite family oriented, nice hotels and lovely beach restaurants, horse rides and a beautiful sunset. There a no cars nor scooters on the islands, only horses.
All in all, I didn’t get to see every little secret hideaway Bali has to offer, all I know is that what I saw made me want to come back for more.