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Enjoy the Bali Experience

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Do you want to color your vacation with tropical hues? Excitehotels.com offers the best rate Bali hotels to make your dream island holiday come true. There is more to Bali than sun, sand and surfing. Bali is one of the 17,508 islands which are part of the Indonesian archipelago. Bali is also the cradle for Indonesian art, craft, culture and hospitality. Boasting of rich flora and fauna, Bali is home to rare species of flowers like the Plumeria Bali Whirl with its 9 petals and rare birds like Cendrawish Red found in the Bali Bird Park at Singapadu. The capital Denpasar is the gateway to Bali and is famous for its white pristine beaches which are great for tourists who look for relaxation and adventure. The Sanur Beach with its calm waters is an ideal place for sunbathing. Kuta Beach with its beach break, point break and reef break waves is a surfer’s delight and a welcome break from the monotony of the daily grind.

The uniqueness of Bali lies in its culture and most importantly its people. From the colorful dresses the women wear to the artistic hand-carved bins found in the island, Bali also offers travelers, views of its diverse and breathtaking landscapes. Sandy beaches and volcanic mountains to rice terraces makes a good postcard to send back home. Excitehotels.com offers the best rate Bali hotels for travelers to have a rare experience of hospitality, culture and art.

A Balinese Odyssey of Food to Festivals

Bali offers an array of mouth-watering dishes with its famous Masakan Bali cuisine as it is known as in the local language. Bebek betutu means “darkened duck”, is duck coated with herbal paste, wrapped in banana leaf and roasted in charcoal. Sate Lilit is another island specialty with minced seafood roasted over charcoal, wrapped in lemon grass and served on skewers. The vegetarians can try Rujak, a sweet and sour salad made of unripe fruits mixed with sugar, salt and chilly. The Bali Food Festival that takes place from 7th to 15th of March every year is the perfect time to get a taste of a variety of Balinese dishes.

Other major festivals are Melasti which is a purification festival. The Balinese dress in their finest clothes and offer pigs to their Gods as sacrifice. Nyepi is another festival to mark the start of the lunar year between March and April which is a sober and sacred festival. The 210th day of the Balinese calendar is a very significant day and Galungan festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving event. There is a lot of feasting, music and social visits to homes of relatives and friends.

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