Planning a beach getaway? Why not consider beautiful Bali? Renowned for its lush woodlands and crystal clear waters, Bali isn’t called the Island of the Gods for nothing. Bali is a tropical paradise and (not that we need to) we’re giving you five reasons to visit Bali:

1. Cheerful, Hospitable People

Bali is home to the warmest, most cheerful people in the world! They won’t think twice about showing you the culture, the local cuisine and the best dive spots in the region. It’s not uncommon for Balinese to stop and interact with kids and make travelers feel right at home.

2. The Colorful Culture

The majority of Balinese are Hindu; they make colorful offerings to their gods three times per day. If you’re lucky to come during an important ceremony, take advantage of the sights and sounds. It’s the thrill of a lifetime! And when it comes to food, Balinese cuisine is just as exciting!

3. Family-Friendly Activities

Traveling with kids? No problem! Bali is completely kid-friendly! In fact, there are countless spots that offer a variety of activities for children. If your kids are the adventurous type, take them to nature tours, visit the conservation reserve or do some white water rafting!

4. Shopping!

Love shopping? Bali happens to be one of the best places to shop! From souvenirs to designer labels, there is something for everyone in Bali. If you want to shop for souvenirs, there a tons of areas filled with little kiosks and flea markets. Shop to your heart’s delight, it’s all here!

5. Massage and Spa

If you love to be pampered then ask the locals for the best massage spas in the area. You can get a foot massage for little as $3 and a whole body massage for $6! Most salons also offer affordable haircuts, manicures, pedicures and everything else in between. Of course, prices go higher as you can get any of these services from a five-star resort.