Five reasons you should visit Bali this year

If you haven’t already considered a relaxing weekend trip to Bali, now’s the time to start thinking of Indonesia’s idyllic tropical paradise for your next weekend getaway.

Aptly referred to as ‘Island of the Gods’, Bali really has it all, providing a good mix of relaxation, fun, adventure and culture.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) gives us five top reasons why you should pack your bags and escape to the verdant island paradise, and what to do once you get there.

1. A captivating café culture

Bali’s coffee scene is perfect for coffee lovers with its charming settings and high-quality brews for low prices. Stay at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach and enjoy a pleasant 15-minute stroll to one of Bali’s top cafes – The Koop Roaster & Café. This quaint coffee shop serves micro-lot coffee served from various Balinese farms as well as delicious homemade pastries.

The Koop Roaster & Cafe, Bali, Bali coffee, InterContinental Hotel Group


2. Local treats will please your taste buds

Bali’s culinary scene offers a variety of authentic Indonesian cuisine, delicious international foods, and fusions of both. For a tasty local treat go to Made’s Warung and try Nasi Campur Bali. This dish is renowned for its rich flavours and rice topped with bold ingredients including grilled chicken, fried tofu, cucumber, tempeh, Sate Lilit, vegetable curry, corn and chilli sauce. Chicken sate skewers are another popular local delicacy and can be enjoyed at a variety of food markets and restaurants. Those wanting a sweet treat should try Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach’s Cobana, a creative version of the croissant filled with light coconut cream and melted chocolate.

satay, sate, Balinese food, Bali


3. Sweeping vistas await you

Bali has stunning ocean views which can be best viewed from the exclusive Jimbaran Bay on the southern coast, known as the ‘Celebrity Hideaway’. For a luxurious stay go to InterContinental Bali Resort which blends traditional Balinese architecture with modern style. Travellers can trek through Ubud in Central Bali, to view the beautiful green rolling rice terraces, or watch a stunning sunset at the majestic Uluwatu Temple above the Indian Ocean.

Jimbaran Bay, Bali, InterContinental Hotel Group, Bali beaches


4. Outdoor adventures to soak up the rays

Bali is the perfect place for thrill-seekers with its array of exciting outdoor activities including paragliding, cliff-jumping, white water rafting and wake-boarding. Learn to surf at Surf School Bali led by friendly local surfer, Dedik, before relaxing for the evening at Tree Bar, located at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. Another fabulous spot for surfing is the Kuta area south of Bali, where you can stay in nearby hotel Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta.

Surf School Bali, Bali, InterContinetal Hotels Group

5. A great family getaway

A holiday in Bali is certain to leave you with lasting family memories. Tanjung Benoa Beach offer plenty of exciting activities for the whole family, including recreational water sports, golf courses, cultural tours and cooking classes. Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa has comfortable family-friendly accommodation, with many kids’ activities at its Kids Eat and Stay Free program. Alternatively, stay at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali with the famous Segara beach stretching along in front of it for a relaxing beachside holiday. For a convenient stay near Waterborn Bali, the colourful Kuta Art Market, the Holiday Inn Express Baruna Bali is very well located.

InterContinental Bali, Bali, Bali villas, Bali beaches

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