Got A Cheap Flight To Bali? Now What?

By virtue of its lush tropical forests and beachside resorts caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bali has been a go-to destination for Aussie holiday-makers for generations. With Easter, the school holidays and Anzac Day rapidly approaching, now is the time to make your best deal on cheap flights to Bali and cheap hotels in Bali.

If you’ve travelled to Bali on holiday before then you’ve begun to develop your own traditions and rhythms. But let’s for a moment pretend it’s your first time amongst the genuinely warm Balinese, proud stewards of not only the keenly developed arts of their Hindu culture, but of the most popular vacation destinations amongst the 17,000 islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

For those inclined to sport, Bali offers surfing, diving, sailing, snorkeling and fishing on and in the surrounding waters. Inland, the enthusiast will discover opportunities for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking.

Bali has developed a reputation as a destination for spiritual retreats and overall wellbeing. Holistic Bali is still well-represented by numerous spas, resorts, retreats, workshops and programs for those in need of serious relaxation.

Interested in the local culture? In addition to the aforementioned museums, April offers the opportunity to participate in two local ceremonies of great importance to the Balinese. On 23 April, Sariswati is observed: the day is devoted to the manifestation of Dewi Saraswati, the ravishing Goddess of Knowledge, Art and Literature. Books of knowledge and manuscripts are blessed, with special offerings made. Further north, 27 April is the climax of Pagerwasi, the celebration of a new Balinese lunar calendar year; literally translated as “iron fence,” it marks participants’ resolution against the forces of evil and is celebrated by feasting on pigs and chickens while watching traditional dances.

Bali is also a great place to take the kids. From beaches to sport activities targeted to the young adventurer, there’s plenty to keep them occupied. The Balinese adore children and dependable child care is readily available.

The cultural mecca of Ubud, with its tranquil setting, is a wonderful juxtaposition to the craziness of tourist hotspot Kuta Beach. Ubud is off the beaten tourist track, and is the gateway to world-class spas, the famous Paon Bali cooking school, the monkey forest, and the famous rice terraces. The cheap flights to Bali and the strong Aussie dollar means that the smart traveller can extend their time to enjoy both.