This is a strange and scary time all over the world, making people feel confined and restless. However, we see this as the perfect time to start planning your next adventures!
Have you been dreaming of visiting exotic islands and diving in warm clear seas? Or perhaps you’ve been planning to learn to dive for the longest time and not got around to it yet. Self-isolation and quarantine time is ideal for researching and laying down some goals for the coming years and a trip to Bali is a bucket list item for a lot of people. Here are 3 things in Bali you should look into while you have some spare time.
1. Explore Bali’s Underwater Beauty
Diving is high on the list of lots of peoples’ bucket lists and we hope it will be on many more after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. There is as much to explore under water as there is on land, and so many people miss out on this. Don’t be one of those people, get your PADI dive certification and open up a whole new world.
Gangga Divers at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa offers PADI dive certifications for those brand new to diving all the way up to advanced skill courses. You can even see if diving is for you with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving course.
2. Experience a Balinese Ceremony
Bali’s culture and Hindu religion is truly a feast for the eyes. The colours of the offerings and traditional clothing, sound of the gamelan orchestra, and smell of the incense is a feast for the senses. Without seeing a Balinese Hindu ceremony, you haven’t really seen the heart and soul of the island.
There are ceremonies going on all over the island on a daily basis. Weddings, cremations, ceremonies for ancestors, for tools, for books…there are endless offerings and blessings to be made. You can ask the local staff members at Lotus Bungalows about where to see a ceremony. You may even end up getting invited into a family compound to see a ceremony in someone’s home.
3. Undertake a challenge
One of the most incredible experiences you can have in Bali is climbing a volcano. Bali’s highest volcano Mount Agung is still active and therefore closed to climbers. However, Mount Batur is open and is also an amazing experience. Climb for sunrise and you will be absolutely blown away by the magical views.
Another option would be Lempuyang Temple, one of the oldest and highest temples in Bali. This temple is a long hike up around 1500 stone steps. For sunrise you need to start the walk at around 4.30am, which is challenge enough for some. The views from the top are 100% worth it though, so get this on your Bali itinerary.
From Candidasa Mount Batur is around 1.5 hours by car and Lempuyang is just under 1 hour. You can book a trip like this with a driver from Lotus Bungalows Candidasa.
We don’t know exactly how long it will be until we are all able to travel again but planning can really lift our spirits. Bali is a place so many people dream of, or dream of going back to, so spend some time in a tropical dream and start doing your research. If you have any questions about the situation in Bali right now, or how to make your plans a reality, leave us a message in the comments box below. We would love to help make your dreams come true!