With the whole world just a hop, skip and a flight away, it can be hard to know where to travel to next. How about packing your swimsuit and your sunnies and heading to the beautiful Bali in Southeast Asia?

Here are 7 reasons why Bali is the place to be this holiday season.

1. The sunsets are beautiful

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The sunsets in Bali are amazing. Seriously. Get ready for those Insta-worthy shots in this oh-so-picturesque place.

Other than the classic sunset + swing combo, don’t miss a visit to Potato Head or Ku De Ta for a sunset cocktail and good vibes. Could it get any better than this?

2. You can snorkel the reefs or explore the water any way you want

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Snorkelling, diving, banana boat riding. You name it and Bali has it!

Bali is known for fab snorkelling opportunities and untouched reefs. Don’t miss a trip to the Gili Islands for your chance to see turtles, underwater statues and some super colourful aquatic life.

More of a thrill seeker? Ubud has some fab white water rafting 👀

3. There are amazing waterfalls

Strap on your hiking boots because Bali has some of the most impressive waterfalls in Asia.

Surrounded by beautiful rainforests, take a moment to soak in the sights and sounds of these awesome natural wonders.

4. The food is super yummy

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There are some truly yummy dishes to be tried in Bali. Take a look at our top picks of places to try them:

Mama San
This modern, two-storey venue in Seminyak serves food with an amazing fusion of flavours inspired by South East Asian regions such as Vietnam, China, Burma and Cambodia. Favourites would have to be the Peking duck and the chicken katsu, accompanied by a cocktail of course!

A romantic open-air restaurant surrounded by pretty gardens, this restaurant in Bali is well worth a visit. The flavours of the dishes are inspired by food from India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. They do an amazing butter chicken curry, plus they serve up cocktails that can only be described as extra 💃

Da Maria
This is the place to be for a late dinner followed by a night of dancing. Serving beautiful Italian food with a decent wine selection, this is a little nugget of Europe in Bali. Stick around until 11pm where this turns into the place to dance the night away.

5. The spa treatments are bliss

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Is there a better way to chill out after a day of exploring than with a full body massage? Nah, probs not.

Lots of hotels and resorts have their own spas with a whole range of treatments: from all-natural facials, to Balinese massages, to mani-pedis. The best part? On the whole, they’re all super affordable.

Count us in!

6. This is the place for road trips

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Hitch a ride around Lembongan Island and see all the sights. Devil’s Tear, the seaweed farms and the Yellow Bridge are just a few of the popular attractions on the Island.

But that’s just the beginning. Trust us when we say Bali has a surprise around every corner. Get exploring!

7. There’s wildlife all over the place!

Head to the monkey forest in Ubud to watch these little guys in action! Alternatively, go for a hike in Lombok and you’ll likely come across some cute monkeys.

Our top tip? Hold on to your hats! They have a tendency to play/steal them 😉

Check out Topdeck’s trip to Bali, stat!

Wanna explore the rest of Asia?

Don’t miss our blog: 12 Things You’ll Learn On A Topdeck Trip In Asia.

Lily Blake and Sam Frieslaar
Lily and Sam are students in Australia who are beginning to tick off their round the world bucket list, one destination at a time.