The Top MUST See and MUST Do in Bali and Java

Indonesia Bali © Sunova Surfboards/flickr

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Bali is situated at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is between Java and Lombok with Denpasar towards the south of Bali.

Bali is ideal for honeymooners particularly. Very romantic and magnificent sunset/sunrise at the Kuta beach, Tanah Lot and Jinbaran Beach. Moreover, the cultural dances are renowned for its variety. Here you can see the Paddy Terrace, volcanic sites, beaches, arts, crafts and temples. Just married couples can find a wonderful place with lots of sights and bonding activities.

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Ubud, Bali

You must try the authentic Balinese culinary experience. Discover in Lobong the enchanting Balinese culture. Take part in a Paon Bali cooking class using traditional ingredients in the fully equipped community village kitchen. Pick from fresh herbs and spices.

Spa lovers can nourish your mind, spirit and body at a great healing place called the Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses. Jaens Spa offers a blissful surrounding and pampering services using natural healing elements from bamboo, to water, stone, natural light and plants.                    

Denpasar, Bali

 The Bali Quad Discovery Tours for the more adventurous, older children. From white water rafting, quad biking and canyon tubing. Zip through rice paddies and villages. Enjoy the tons of small waterfalls and also check out the serenity of the jungle. Denpasar is also a shopping heaven lined with small shops with everything from phone accessories, toys, jewellery, any western imports you name it. Not just adults but also kids love it.

Kuta, Bali

Waterbom is a water park for families with children whether they are younger or older ones. If your kid wants to learn surfing, there is a Pro Surf school which can teach him or her all the basic technique before getting into the water. Then go to a spa or have a nice water massage at the Banjar Hot Springs with fantastic pools, hot and cold pools. Walk through the forest near the Lovina (Kalibubuk).

Java, Indonesia

Balekambang, Java, Indonesia

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In Java, there are great ancient ruins and historic sites to explore. Most of all, the religious sites with great architectural buildings is the Borobudur Temple in Magelang. You should also explore the area called Prambanan in the regency of Yogyakarta. Fall in love with the famous Ramayana story in Yogyakarta. Check out the Mount Bromo or Gunung Bromo which is 2300 meters above sea level. Being the only active volcano, the Tengger Caldera is one with such a great nature for nature lovers.

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