With a hot tropical climate and an average temperature of around 30°C, Bali is the perfect long haul exotic destination. The unusual combination of volcanoes, rainforests and rice paddy fields that sweep down the hillsides of central Bali, give it a unique lush landscape great for nature lovers. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean make the island’s sandy beaches the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. The island is steeped in a rich cultural heritage with over 20, 000 temples and palaces to explore. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is home to the Balinese macaques monkeys and is an ideal day out away from the heat of the beach. For more active travellers, Bali is the ideal destination for those wanting to participate in some water sports. Surfing, diving and sailing are just a few of the popular activities available off the islands shores.