When you intend to vacation in Bali, it’s essential to decide where exactly you wish to holiday so that the itinerary can get planned accordingly. Most tourists prefer places to see in South Bali since the southern part of the island has exciting spots. In addition, GT Holidays also offers customised Bali travel packages, especially to stay closer to the various sightseeing spots.
Choose from several tourist places to see in South Bali, from beaches and water sports to temples and shopping; you can explore to your heart’s content.
Plan a visit to the famous and ancient Hindu temple of South Bali, the Pura Tanah Lot. ‘Tanah Lot’ makes for a perfect name for the temple’s unique offshore settings, the ‘land in the sea.’ Try to go there in the morning to avoid the crazy rush in the afternoon and evenings. Our guide will impart knowledge about how the temple has been part of Balinese mythology for centuries and its placement as one of 7 sea temples, viewed as a chain along the southwestern coast of Bali. You can shop for trinkets and souvenirs that showcase Balinese handicrafts. If you climb up the temple shrine in the evenings, you will get rewarded with a spectacular view of the brilliant sunsets on the horizon. With the crashing waves below and the fantastic colours of the dusk sky lit by the setting sun, no wonder it’s one of the top sightseeing places listed in the Bali tour packages.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
One of the most powerful views in south Bali is of the magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue rising from the rugged hills of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. You cannot miss the spectacular statue of the Hindu God Wisnu mounted atop the mythical eagle, which Garuda, majestically stands to watch over the island. The towering figure is Bali’s most iconic landmark and soars to over 120 meters, making it one of the tallest monuments in the world. Ensure you add the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park to your itinerary and visit the stunning statue that stands as its central feature. The fascinating 60-hectare cultural park allows you a glimpse into Bali’s heritage through enjoyable cultural performances, folklore tales, immense sculptures and dramatic cinematic presentations. Tour the park on foot or by Segway to enjoy the panoramic island views and later stroll through the shopping boutiques and culinary shops to indulge in Indonesian heritage cuisine.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
To understand the religious and cultural beliefs of the Balinese people, visit the temple of Luhur Uluwatu, located at the southern tip of Bali. ‘Pura’ means ‘temple,’ and ‘Luhur’ means ‘of divine origin’ in Balinese; Pura Luhur Uluwatu was founded around the 11th century. With our Bali honeymoon packages, you can take blessings as newlyweds at one of the nine major Hindu temples on the island. Get mesmerised by the fantastic views around the temple sitting atop the edge of a limestone cliff top overlooking the sea. Since only Hindu priests are allowed into the innermost sanctuary, you can tour the grounds and enjoy the views. The temple will offer you a good insight into Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures that add to the location’s appeal. Capture some memories of the Ganesha statues at the temple complex entrance, and enjoy a dance performance amidst the changing hues of sunset.
South Bali Beaches
Every city has a luxurious location, and for Bali, it is Seminyak. Head to Seminyak, one of the island’s most luxurious vacation destinations with one of the most popular South Bali beaches. You will find many high-end attractions, from boutiques and 5-star restaurants to spas and a rich nightlife. Add Seminyak beach to your list of places to see on the South Bali tour for the spectacularly panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, where professional surfers ride the huge waves. Stroll along the 5km strip of white sand of Seminyak beach and take in the views of some luxurious hotels and expensive see-and-be-seen bars. You can enjoy good nightlife at Seminyak if you intend to stay around the place.
Another great beach in South Bali is Sanur beach, located around the southeast corner of Bali, the island’s oldest and most traditional resort area. Sanur offers you much more of a village feel than the other beaches. The gentle blue waters and overhanging palm trees make Sanur a good accommodation option. Agents from GT Holidays invariably offer it as a first choice of the location around the South Bali beaches.
Nusa Dua is Bali’s most prominent resort area around South Bali and is home to the island’s most significant hotel developments. Since the place caters mainly to family groups who like to have everything, they need onsite, you can choose to book your Bali travel packages in Nusa Dua. Head to the coral reefs near Nusa Dua with your family and find an excellent exploration site for snorkelling.
Another premier beach destination in your Bali tour packages is Kuta, which lies on the island’s southern tip. Kuta was once a sleepy fishing village but soon gained fame in the 1970s when it got discovered as an excellent spot for surfing. Enjoy strolling on the long, broad stretch of sand, which is known to be one of Bali’s best-maintained and most scenic beaches. You can explore various water sports during the day and enjoy exciting nightlife after dark.
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