Indonesia, the largest group of islands in the world, has a number of beautiful destinations visited by cruise lines, including P&O Australia, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. The most popular Indonesian destination, Bali offers cultural, culinary and activity-based excursions. One of the top attractions is Ubud. The town, surrounded by rice paddies, has existed for more than a century and is famous for its fine arts and music. During shore days, cruisers can also visit Bali’s capital, Denpasar, which has museums, shops and beaches. Neighbouring Lombok is known for its traditional craft villages. Among the top things to see on the island is the Lingsar Temple, built some 300 years ago. The temple features a Hindu shrine and is popular among Buddhist and Muslim worshippers. For those looking for a more natural experience, the 100-metre-high Sendang Gile Waterfall can be found in Lombok’s Mount Rinjani national park. Nusa Dua is an enclave of five-star resorts, just a 20-minute drive from Bali’s cruise terminal at Benoa. About 30 minutes from the port, Seminyak on Bali’s west coast is popular for its beaches and restaurants.
PLACES TO STAY
Luxury accommodation includes the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Grand Hyatt Bali, Ayodya Resort Bali and Mulia Resort.
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