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Heading to Bali for Christmas?
Check out the Travel and Leisure website for an excellent guide to this island paradise.
“Bali is known as the Island of the Gods for a reason,” notes T&L. “It’s one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbors—and even after decades of tourism development—it stands alone in its incomparable beauty.”
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, which has the highest diversity of marine species on earth, making the coral reefs that surround the island a spectacular sight. It’s known for surfing, ancient temples, active volcanoes and wild jungles. It has white-sand beaches in the south, and striking black sand in the north and west.
“Bali has been a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world, but especially Australians and Americans, for the past few decades,” notes T&L. “As a result, the island is well accustomed to meeting the needs of international tourists.”