Bali has proven to be the Best Tourist Destination in the World, whether in natural attractions, cultural richness or gastronomic adventures, these can all be enjoyed in many spots throughout the Island of Bali. On 26 January 2022, Trip Advisor released the results of their annual ‘Travelers’ Choicer Best of the Best Award’, highlighting, highlighting the Popular, Trending, and Emerging Destinations around the world, as well as a new category for 2022: National Parks. Bali, the island of the gods, was awarded the #1 Most Popular Destination in the World.
Lovers of nature have a variety of landscapes to enjoy here, from the beach, the forests, the rice fields, the mountains, other islands or even the colourful world found underwater. Not to mention the activities that surround them, from surfing, diving and fishing to trekking, cycling, waterfall rappelling, bird watching, and water rafting, just to name a few.
Bali has been ranked 2nd among the top destinations in the world that travellers want to return to when the pandemic ends. The travel industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, but travellers around the world have also been eager to get back on the proverbial road and visit new holiday destinations. online ticketing companies have recorded growing wishlists on their apps, listed by people in quarantine around the world in March and April.
On the list, Bali ranks second among the most desirable tourist destinations. The island is listed along with international destinations such as Andalusia and Catalonia in Spain, as well as Florida in the United States. Krasnodar Krai in Russia tops the list. In a statement, Booking.com said the list was based on the number of likes for properties listed on the app. The data was compiled in March and April and compared to similar data in March and April 2019.
Alongside Bali, there are 27 Indonesian destinations on the list, such as West Nusa Tenggara, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and West Java. The list also revealed that Indonesian users on the app are hesitant to plan international journeys after the pandemic. Around 76% of Indonesian users’ wishlists comprise domestic destinations in sunny cities and places with beaches, such as Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bandung in West Java, and Ubud and Seminyak in Bali.
Meanwhile, international destinations are dominated by Asian metropolitans, such as Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, and Seoul. On Saturday, it has been reported that Bali could fully reopen to tourists, following the government’s success in controlling the coronavirus outbreak. If the infection curve continues to improve, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is looking to revitalize destinations and do promotional work for some parts of the country, including Bali, between June and October.
Bali is one of the most evocative places to visit in the entire Indonesian archipelago. A visit here sparks the senses. The intoxicating fragrance of incense and clove oil hangs in the thick tropical air. Peanuts sizzle at roadside stalls, petal-strewn offerings smoulder on busy sidewalks, and traditional gamelan music jangles against the buzz of mopeds.
Despite the clamour and chaos of the main tourist areas, the island is rich in natural beauty, with attractions for every kind of traveller. Surfers come for the legendary swells, hikers can trek up jungly volcanic peaks to misty waterfalls, and cyclists can bike through lush landscapes bristling with rice terraces and dotted with traditional villages.
The island's rich arts scene is another top draw, and if relaxation is your top priority, the spa treatments and shopping in Bali are fabulous – and affordable. Spirituality adds yet another layer to Bali's allure and visiting the magnificent temples and sacred Hindu ceremonies are top things to do in Bali.