Of all Indonesian islands, Bali may be right classified as one of the most vibrant, boasting unforgettable beach parties, impressive local culture and just about the friendly local community you could ever encounter. The accommodation options are no less stellar, so check into a unique boutique hotel Bali to fully glean everything the island has to offer. For a dash of luxury with local spice, check out the L Hotel Seminyak, which is a quality Bali luxury hotel ensconced in the island’s most elite Seminyak district. No visit to Bali is complete without a trip to the island’s capital, Denpasar, home to a lively array of cultural attractions. A unique site is the Bali Art Centre, a sprawling cultural centre featuring traditional aBalinese architecture as its most prominent feature. A cultural art house, the Bali Art Centre is a locale for Balinese artists to come together and create, collaborate and showcase their finest works. Teh centre features exhibitions that are open to the public every day, with an emphasis on wood carvings, masks and paintings. Two impressive open-air theatres feature a colourful array of music and dance performances, incorporating the fascinating elements of Balinese mythology and methodology. Each summer, the Bali Art Centre opens its door for the Bali Arts Festival, held from mid-June to mid-July and features performances in dance and music as well as competitions and opportunities for showcasing their creations in metal work, woodcarving, music, dance, drama and clothing, among others, and it is also the perfect opportunity to witness an extravagant production of the Ramayana ballet.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.