Information before you go
Find out practical Bali travel insights here and experience the beautiful life of this island in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.
If you ask someone if they have heard about Bali, the answer would probably be yes. This tropical island has become a famous destination and over the years the numbers of travelers have been growing.
It is an amazing island with stunning nature, beautiful beaches and an unique culture.
With these three elements alone you would have thought that this island in Indonesia would be one of the most popular eco destinations in the world. However despite its stunning landscapes and culture its tourism has headed towards a whole different type of tourism.
Due to the booming tourism industry many parts of the island have rapidly transformed from quiet beach villages where the number of Balinese exceeded that of travelers to overcrowded areas with continious traffic jams, westernized restaurants and shops and overrated hotels.
Luckily more and more people are taking pride of Bali's uniqueness and are taking major action to conserve it. And we believe that if more travelers would support or make use of these initiatives other companies would realise that sustainable tourism is the way ahead.
If you want to leave the crowd behind, enjoy nature and Balinese rural life then you might need to put in a little bit more effort to figure out where to go and what to do. But at the end you will definitely have an unforgettable experience and will return again.
This green guide to Bali will bring you to the nicest beaches on the island, along stunning rice terraces, steep river gorges and numerous waterfalls. Far away from the traffic jams in the south of the island you'll have to chance to stop at numerous villages, watch local farmers plough their fields and see kids running with their self-made kites.
Woman are often busy with placing offerings at their family temple, on the side of the road or at shrines in the middle of rice paddies but they always seem to find time to smile to you.
You can have a whole different experience when staying at homestays or eco hotels while learning their way of life and finding out what makes them tick so happily. Often without you knowing it you'll teach each other a new set of skills in hospitality, languages and caring for the environment in a sustainable way.
But that’s not all...
This green guide can show you a lot more about the Balinese way of life, its friendly people and stunning attractions off the beaten track.
And after having criss-crossed the entire island we like to share with you:
• Our favorite eco-friendly hotels and guesthouses at the beach, in the jungle or in the famous Balinese rice fields.
• Tropical beaches with romantic sunset spots where you can walk miles on end or learn your first surf moves.
• Restaurants and coffee spots owned by small families of which most serve delicious organic food and freshly prepared juices.
• Local tourist guides who will take you into the forest, along winding rivers and through rice fields where frogs, ducks and dragon flies are the only spectators.
• Adventurous activities such as canyoning, wild water rafting or down-hill volcano cycling...
• Places we discovered by accident (we like to ignore travel maps) where we made unexpected discoveries....
• Various projects which have a huge and positive impact on you and the lifes of the Balinese.
• Cultural highlights such as museums, performances, painting or dance classes and so much more...
So check out this Green Guide to Bali and if there's anything missing or something you like to read more about just send us an email and we will do our best to check it out for you :-)
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Now and then people send us inspiring emails and this generates even more enthusiasm to share all of the things we know about this lovely island in the hope that you can plan your tropical holiday properly and have as such a great time as we always have. Hope to see you there!
When I wrote the mail I never really expected a reply. I might have expected a computer generated but never a personally written one. The information you provided is invaluable, thank you so very much. I have been using your website as a bible through Bali. Through your recommendation, I will be heading to Ubud then follow the sightseeing route to the coast of Candidasa.
WOW...what an awesome website. I could only dream that there would be a website like this for all our travel destinations! You guys have done an fabulous job and now, I am sooo excited about our upcoming trip to Bali. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure Bali was the place for us considering some of the travel warnings (we are Americans). But I can tell from your experiences that the Bali people are so very kind and peaceful.
hi and congratulations on the blog it s brilliant and helpful....we are going to Bali in September with my family (including 2 little girls) so we need to have nice spaceous rooms garden and pool access rooms preferably in Semikyak but not too far from it all...I hope you can recommend a great place thats not full of Australian crowds as we like meeting people from other countries.
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