Sitting just 8 degrees south of the equator, Bali is mainly a tropical island. The variety of topography is quite surprising. Vast sweeping beaches- white sand, black sand, and stone beaches- grace Bali’s entire coastline along the ever-present ocean.
Tropical trees, bushes and flowers smother the island. Terraced rice fields on mountainsides and flat rice paddies along the coasts present more green rural beauty. Everywhere there are exquistely designed, lush gardens.
Several volcanos (considered sacred by the Balinese) peak their graceful heads out of the clouds randomly, adding an amazing backdrop to most coastal areas. In the far south, dramatic cliffs plunge into the sea, mashed by crashing waves. There are also extremely arid regions in the far northeast and cool, even chilly, areas up in the volcanic mountains. Please enjoy these 36 images of stuning Bali, ‘Island of Gods’. cheers, Lash