There’s good reason why Bali is referred to as the ‘Island of the Gods’. The Balinese are deeply spiritual people; there are literally thousands of temples dotted across the island’s 5,632km, with colourful flower and incense offerings everywhere you go. It’s this Balinese essence combined with the tropical beaches, gorgeous resorts and chic boutiques that New Zealanders have fallen in love with. And there’s always a trendy new beach club or cliff-top bar opening, or a famous international chef launching a new fine dining indulgence. Travelling to Bali is about so much more than cheap t-shirts and sunbeds.