Despite the never-ending flight time Bali is somewhere that is definitely worth visiting at least once in your life. Being part of the largest Muslim populated country in the world — Indonesia, Muslim travellers are welcomed in Bali. Here is a round-up of the best things to do if you’re travelling as a family.
Bali has numerous waterfalls scattered around the island. We visited the Tegenungan Waterfall and booked our tour with Best Bali Tours. They provided us with a really friendly driver to take us around the island to visit different sites. It can get hot climbing up and down but it’s worth it if you get a dip in the water!
Sacred Monkey Forest
No trip to Bali is complete without seeing some monkeys. Not everybody shares my love for monkeys but even if you don’t you’ll find this place an absolute joy.
Snorkelling & Watersports
I’ve been snorkelling in lots of different regions but I’ve never seen as many fish as I did here, more specifically near Sanur where we stayed.
Visiting a coffee plantation
Even if you’re not into coffee, Cantika Agricultural Plantation grows tea, cocoa, spices and lots more. Here you can see how coffee is made and sample lots of different types of tea and coffee all organically grown. It’s also great for kids to see where all the chocolate they consume, actually comes from.
Visiting the Volcano
We didn’t get to do the three-hour trek up Mount Batur (four-year-old in tow) but we got to see the volcano from afar. We went to Sari restaurant in Kintamani for the most amazing views of the volcano. People don’t come here for the food, it’s all about the views.
Most restaurants say they serve halal meat. Being a majority Hindu island (part of wider a Muslim country) halal food is not guaranteed. Pork is also prevalent in a lot of restaurants as well as alcohol.
Flight time is 18 hours from London. Bali is in the Southern Hemisphere so everything is upside down. Only joking of course, but there is an 8-hour time difference, so the jet lag is real.