A Bali holiday when not everyone surfs
Just get away from the shady turf
And baby go catch some rays on the sunny surf
—From “Catch a Wave” by the Beach Boys
It’s time we admitted it: not everyone wants to catch a wave or participate in the greatest sport in the world. Every surfer has loved ones, even life-partners, who would rather sit on the beach or go somewhere else, while their husband, wife or whoever shreds killer waves. The Island of the Gods is a surf mecca, but it’s also tourist heaven. So what to do on a Bali holiday when not everyone who came along surfs?
Luckily Bali has a lot to offer most any holidaymaker. Besides gorgeous beaches, lush jungles and fascinating ancient temples, there’s food, fun and luxury aplenty. But before you go all Eat, Pray, Love and plan your yoga-mind-body-spirit vacation, find out what you really want to do. Are you a surfer, a surf betty, surf billy (just made that up), a spa jockey (just made that up too) or someone who likes to watch monkeys and sip Bintangs under the shade of a warung?
If surfing’s not for you, don’t stay home and be a surf widow or widower, come along and enjoy your own Bali holiday with your surfing partner and while he or she is on the waves, do your own thing. If you’re travelling with a family of mixed surfers and non-surfers, split up, pursue some interests in smaller groups or as individuals and then meet up later for meals and night-time activities.
Home Away offers some advice for the perfect family Bali Holiday:
The beautiful and breath-taking wildlife areas of Bali are ideal for families that wish to really see the local sights and culture up close and personal. There are numerous nature preserves and wildlife areas that have been untouched for centuries. Families can enjoy walking through the trails and really getting a chance to see some of the most exotic birds of the island of Bali like never before.
There is so much to Bali besides surfing. For more tips on family, couple and group activities, see this article from Haute Living. Luckily, our surfcamp offers yoga lessons and we have luxurious private villas and beautiful Balinese gardens to chill out in. We can also arrange car and motorbike rentals to take you anywhere on the island. Our location is perfect for a rustic Bali holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the larger tourist centers, but also close enough so you can take advantage of the action.
lead image of Bali temple by Geo Goun (Flickr CC)