There’s no doubt about it, travelers love Bali. Despite the 24-hour+ flight time, people just can’t stay away from the island’s lush rice paddies, awe-inspiring temples, sandy beaches, and cultural vibes. It’s constantly at the top of many travel wish lists, and that’s not changing anytime soon.
However, one thing you don’t see too often as you scroll through seemingly endless Bali photos on social media, are images of the various animal adventures to be had on the island. Outside of the famed Monkey Sanctuary (be careful, those monkeys are tricky), Bali is home to other wildlife like lions, cheetahs, zebras, and orangutangs.
Chloe Memoir (@chloememoir) aka the “Deer Rescue Lady” (she saved the life of a deer in Georgia) is all about that animal love, so on her recent trip to Bali it was only natural that she made a few new furry friends. If you’re trying to get like Chloe, check out our exclusive guide for tips on how you can take a walk on the wild side on your next trip to Bali.
Welcome to Bali
Often referred to as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is an Indonesian island known for its temples, rice fields, beaches, and luxurious resorts. The island is a favorite among travelers because it's affordable (1 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) equaling less than a penny), it has stunning views and good vibes. The best time to visit is April, May, June, and September, just before and just after high season.
Do It For The 'Gram
If you've searched for accommodations in Bali there's no doubt you've come across the heavenly pool at the Ayana Resort that is famous amongst travelers and influencers on social media. What IG doesn't tell you, however, is that there are actually three hotels that make up the resort. Book your stay at the more affordable Rimba location, and you'll get access to the entire property including the pool.
Photo Credit: Ayana Resort
There's so much yumminess to explore when it comes to Balinese cuisine. From the delicious seafood found in Jimbaran to traditional Nasi Goreng, you'll never go hungry. Instead of trying to sort through all the options yourself, sign up for a tour with Bali Food Safari and let them show you all the hidden culinary gems the island has to offer.
Photo Credit: Bali Food Safari
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud is great, but the island has so many other animals that you can kick it with. Bali Safari Park is home to over 100 different animal species, including the Komodo Dragon, Orangutan, and the Bali Mynah bird. You can even stay at accommodations located within the park so that you can make new friends as often as you'd like.