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May’s here and when you ar­rive in Bali for your hol­i­day, you’ll be greeted by the warm gen­tle breeze and the daz­zling blue sky. If March and April were brazenly hot, May brings about slightly gen­tler tem­per­a­tures, per­fect for en­joy­ing the amaz­ing Bali beaches that are great for some water­sports, snorkelling and div­ing or go in­land to ex­plore the gen­tly rolling hills, ter­raced rice fields and as­tound­ing lakes.

The most spec­tac­u­lar events hap­pen­ing in Bali will al­ways be those re­lated to the Ba­li­nese’s thou­sand-year-old cul­ture and re­li­gion. You have prob­a­bly no­ticed tall bam­boo poles lin­ing the streets and en­try­ways – this is one of the big­gest in­di­ca­tors that Galun­gan is around the cor­ner. If you don’t al­ready know, Galun­gan is the is­land’s big­gest and most im­por­tant re­li­gious cel­e­bra­tion, af­ter Nyepi. Prepa­ra­tions can take up to a month be­fore the big day which falls on the 30th of May and ends with Kuningan, 10 days af­ter, in June. To mark this aus­pi­cious day, there will be a string of in­tri­cate and fas­ci­nat­ing cer­e­monies tak­ing place all around the is­land. You can bear wit­ness to these stun­ning cer­e­monies as the Ba­li­nese take to the streets in their pris­tine spir­i­tual pro­ces­sions as you shop, dine and re­lax in any of the is­land’s es­teemed es­tab­lish­ments. Read more about Galun­gan and other up-and-com­ing events in our Don’t Miss pages.

While ac­com­mo­da­tions are plenty and var­ied, do con­sider the ones that we’ve per­son­ally tried and tested for you; you’ll be sure to have the most mem­o­rable stays at Ho­tel Vila Lum­bung – dubbed “Lit­tle Ubud”, this beau­ti­ful and sprawl­ing resort is a hid­den oa­sis in the heart of Petitenget. Lovers, hon­ey­moon­ers and brides-and­grooms to be look­ing for a mag­i­cal and unique lo­ca­tion to cel­e­brate their love can do so at Men­jan­gan Dy­nasty Resort in North West Bali amidst Bali’s most mag­nif­i­cent and un­touched wilder­ness. Din­ing is al­ways a plea­sure in Bali with de­li­cious new of­fer­ings and Shisha Nights at MÉTIS Restau­rant, Lounge & Gallery. For some­thing more tra­di­tional in a ro­man­tic, by-gone set­ting, do visit Kayu­ma­nis Resto for the ar­chi­pel­ago’s most en­tic­ing and aro­matic flavours; an ode to In­done­sia’s mag­nif­i­cent cui­sine fea­tur­ing mar­ket-fresh in­gre­di­ents and sea­sonal del­i­ca­cies.

You’ll never miss out on the lat­est and the hottest with our What’s New and Hot Deals sec­tion, which brings you all that you need to know ev­ery month. Visit us on­line at www.bali­plus.com for more great con­tent on ev­ery­thing Bali and do check out our blog, “Best of Bali”. We’re also on Face­book (Bali­plus Mag­a­zine) and In­sta­gram (@ bali­plus) or if you like, sim­ply email us at info@tri­jayade­wata.com. Till next time, OmSwas­ti­astu and wel­come to Bali!

Photo Cover by: Men­jan­gan Dy­nasty Resort, Beach Glamp­ing & Dive Cen­tre

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