Bali is a beautifully lush island, the perfect backdrop to spark romance and I covered all of that in Part 1 of this series – Bali is for Lovers. Now in Part 2, I’m talking to the girl or guy who’s the planner. The one who always takes on the task of organizing the get togethers and coordinating the group trips. If this doesn’t describe you, then you need to forward this post to that friend and have them read it. Because I am about to make it very easy…Bali, Indonesia is where you and your friends should go next.
Here’s 5 Reasons Why…
The saying goes, “Summer bodies are made in the Winter”, so we are all working out (or planning to), hitting the gym, prepping to strut our stuff for swimsuit season right? And Bali is well known for its many beach and pool parties but don’t worry, it’ll take whatever body you bring it-trust me.
All smiles at Mrs. Sippy
We brought the party to Mrs. Sippy
Mrs. Sippy is one of many options for fun, food and drinks by the water. You can take a dip in the saltwater pools, jump off one of the diving boards or just lounge in the cabana.
My husband, practicing his dives for the 2020 Olympics
2. Safari Experiences
Bali Safari & Marine Park
Africa isn’t the only continent with safaris. So a trip to Asia isn’t complete without getting up close and personal with exotic wildlife.
Giraffes and Zebra sighting!
Our elephants knew when to line up to take their picture
Instead of watching animals from behind a gate, we became a part of the attraction at this animal sanctuary. Our guides took us through the park on the backs of the elephants, where rhinos, zebra and giraffes roamed free right beside us. It was such a cool thing to experience with friends and much more exciting than watching animals from behind a glass.
3. ATV’s in the Jungle
Stop! Drop! Shut ‘em down open up shop. Oh, No, that’s how Ruff Ryders roll!
Ruff Ryders, roll out!
After the partying and elephant rides were done. We became Ruff Ryders and raced through rice fields, jungles, caves and waterfalls on ATV’s.
Our ATV adventure led us to a secret waterfall, what a beautiful surprise!
Everyone made it out alive after our ATV ride
This was hands down one of the scariest, most thrilling experiences I have ever had. The trail took some terrifying turns when we had to maneuver the ATVs around the side of a mountain with nothing but a precipice over your shoulder. One wrong turn and it would’ve been a tragic fall to your death. But! I conquered my fear surrounded by new and old friends and I felt like a superhero afterwards.
4. Late Nights At The Villa
If by now, you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, Bali has amazing luxury villas that can accommodate big and small groups. Pause right now and check out that post right here to see more pictures of Sunset Boutique Villas, where our group of 20 stayed.
Late night swims in one of the 3 pools in our villa
Impromptu Dance Lessons
After each day of adventure and exploration, it was fun to unwind by the pool, swap stories of the days’ events or sweat it out on the dance floor.
5. Shopping and Sightseeing
You don’t have to choose between shopping or sightseeing. In Ubud, Bali one of the palaces had a full blown market built all around it. So a souvenir shopping trip became a whole cultural experience as we stumbled on folks preparing the temple and young girls practicing for a dance performance.
Prepping for a ceremony
Trying to be as respectful as possible to not interfere while the ceremony preparations took place around us
Check these young girls out!
Shopping and Sightseeing
Bali has a little something of everything you could possibly want to get into and more. So do yourself a favor, book the flight, you’ll thank me later.