Although you don’t need an excuse to go on holiday, it’s nice to know there are many reasons why you should be booking into Bali villas, organising flights and bragging to your friends. Bali is a beautiful destination for a holiday, but are you familiar with all the reasons why?
Sun, Sun, and More Sun
If you love sunshine, beaches, and a tropical climate, then you’ve come to the right place. In Bali, you will be treated to up to 13 hours of daylight – offering more time to spend outdoors taking part in a range of tourist activities.
Once you book into your prearranged Bali villas and begin to take a look around, you will be blown away by the hospitality the locals show you. Balinese people are only too happy to throw a smile in your direction, offer helpful tips and hints on what to do while you’re in Bali, and show you nothing but kindness for the duration of your stay.
What’s more, they love to chat. If you have time to spare, strike up a conversation with locals and find out all there is to know about the area.
We read a lot about the best months to go on holiday to Bali. Because it is a tropical climate there, our winter time is the most comfortable time for us to visit, with lower humidity and fewer bugs to pester. The spring and autumn months are also possibilities and if you can avoid school holiday times you stand to get better prices. However, you may want to miss the month of March for a reason that may surprise you.
In March, the Balinese celebrate their New Year’s Day. This is a 6-day celebration, with the third day considered sacrosanct; no business is conducted on that day. This means no taxis or airplanes, no bars, cafes or restaurants, no theme parks or other tourist facilities will be operating. Not only will the streets be deserted, but tourists are expected to stay within the boundaries of their accommodation.
You will be given meals, but that is all. In fact, lights are not allowed and if you are in a hotel, the windows will have to be covered. If you are in Bali at that time, you do have to comply with these traditional regulations. If you leave your accommodation, the police will send you back, albeit ever so politely.
It would not be so bad if you booked a Bali villa to stay in. At least you would have a whole house to relax in. But if you have a hotel room you will have to stay there for the whole day. Not something that sounds like much fun, unless you are an avid reader or crossword fan and came prepared.