Iâ€™m sure Bali is no stranger to everyone! Bali is an Indonesian island blessed with forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites, the most popular one is Uluwatu Temple. It is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats. Many would go to the city of Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua.
So many people went to Bali already yet Iâ€™ve not step my foot there. I do have plan to go, Iâ€™m still trying to find the right time and the mood to go. Itâ€™s easy to get flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bali. Many airlines are flying the route. Flight booking is so easy these days with Traveloka too where you can track your preferred flight prices with its app. Why worry right? Who knows one day I might just pack my bag and go. Meanwhile, I did a bit of research on what to do there and posting it here so that I can refer when I need. My main aim to go to Bali is more on pampering myself, go slow and easy, rather than rushing and squeezing with other tourists to visit one tourist attractions after another.
When Iâ€™m there, these are the five things I must doâ€¦
1. Balinese Massage
This is a must-do if I go there. It would be nice to experience Balinese massage at its origin. How can one not experience it? Your trip will not be complete without it. The massage techniques include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, and percussion. Essential oils would be used for the massage. Love essential oils! Stone massage is also a type of Balinese massage. I like stone massage as well.
2. Cream Bath
This is not referring to bathing with cream hahahaâ€¦ This is a popular hair treatment in Bali. Ever wonder how Indonesian women always have shiny, healthy hair? Itâ€™s not easy to have good hair day when you are living in a place where you are surrounded by sun, sand, and sea. These three elements can do quite a havoc to your locks. The bath starts with head, neck and shoulder massage, then rich conditioning cream normally made and concocted from unique blend of the respective hair spa is massaged into your scalp and hair and leave for at least 30 minutes under a steamer. It can also reduce hair loss.
3. Hot Spring
Love hot spring!! Many hot springs can be found in Bali. Must go to at least soak in one of them!! Imagine soaking in the goodness of volcanic hot spring in the middle of the lush green jungle and nicely landscaped tropical gardens. Not only it is good to relax, your skin and body will get to indulge in the Earthâ€™s natural remedies. Ahâ€¦ Blissâ€¦
4. Make My Own perfume
I am always interested to know how to make my own perfume, a special blend of fragrance for myself. Whatâ€™s moreâ€¦ The scents come from Indonesiaâ€™s own endemic flowers, plantations, and spices. It is also great for gifting. I heard not many places offer this though. Itâ€™s only available at selected hotels and resorts. Not a very cheap thing but itâ€™s OK! Roughly need to allocate a budget of about RM600 for it depending on the class type you opt for. Thatâ€™s what traveling is all about, spend money to buy experience hahaha… Itâ€™s not like you are spending this money every day.
Lastly, pamper myself with the yummilcious food in Bali! Babi guling is a must for me! Oh the tender juicy meat with its crisp brown skin… *drool* Satay too! Even though we do get satay in Malaysia easily, itâ€™s always interesting to taste satay from Bali, you donâ€™t get peanut sauce there but sambal instead. Iâ€™m curious about their Bebek Betutu too. I would also join the cooking classes when Iâ€™m there.
There you goâ€¦ The five activities that I will do in Bali. Visiting the typical tourist attractions or getting into more adventurous activities isnâ€™t my type of holiday. These will only be done if I have extra time to spare and if I have the mood for them. To me, they are not compulsory.
Have you been to Bali? Would love to hear from you on where youâ€™ve been in Bali to experience the five activities I’m planning to do ðŸ˜‰