Bali regularly finds itself topping the polls as a favourite holiday destination. Although everyone has their own take on how to enjoy the island, it is important to pay attention to what the experts have to say.
The charming coastal village of Sanur is one of Bali’s oldest destinations that has fully embraced tourism but still manages to retain its traditional roots. It has several historical sites of interest including Le Mayeur Museum, which is not far from the iconic Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel. The museum houses a collection of works by Belgium painter, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur, who came to Bali in 1932 and made the island his home. Drawn to the tranquil seaside environment of Sanur, he established his art studio by the beach.
The island of Bali has its own distinctive food culture where many dishes are considerably spicier than those inother parts of the Indonesian archipelago. There are a number of local delicacies that visitors are already aware of such as babi guling (suckling roast pig) and ayambetutu (spicy chicken roasted in banana leaves).
The word ‘rural’ conjures up the image of a peaceful landscape sprinkled with crops and grazing livestock. Making time to get away from the urban sprawl of city living is a chance to enjoy fresh air and see exactly where food comes from.