Also known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, Bali is the most famous of the over 17,000 islands of Indonesia, an extremely complex place where travelers from all over the world go to retreat in luxury resorts or private villas, but also to visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls, temples, and forests.
The island’s popularity began in the 1980s and has grown massively over time, reaching its peak with the famous film production “Eat Pray Love”, which has greatly promoted the beauty of this places. Yoga, surfing, snorkeling, monkey forest, rice paddies, the variety of flowers, volcanic mountains, sacred temples, and black sand beaches are among the main reasons why the island is on the top of destinations in southeast Asia.
Although airfares to Denpasar airport are quite high, food and accommodation costs are more than decent. For this reason, most tourists are from Australia, the distance between the two countries being relatively small. However, in Bali, you will find tourists from all over the world and even people who have chosen to move here for shorter or longer periods of time, the island hosting more than 30,000 expats.
I chose to spend a month on the Island of Gods, during which I came to know and discover some of Bali’s most beautiful attractions. I fell in love with the island, so there will be a lot of articles in which I will tell you, one by one, about all my experiences, but for now I have to share 25 photos of the thousands I made, and to offer you a visual introduction to the realms of The Last Paradise, as it is known among locals and not only.