About Bali

Bali has beaches, waves to surf, underwater beauty to dive, or charming resorts. The locals of this small island are generous, genuinely friendly people with their warm smiles. It’s more than a place, it’s a mood, it’s an inspiration, it’s a memory.

Getting Around

Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS), Bali serves domestic and international flights. Those who live on the island of Java, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara can take public buses to Bali. Another means to reach the island is by ferry from Banyuwangi, located at the most eastern tip of East Java. It takes 30 to 45 minutes crossing from Banyuwangi to Ketapang in Bali. From Bali, you can also continue further by ferry to the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara.

10 Places in Bali You Shouldn't Miss

Many times, this island has been awarded as the best tourist destination in the world. Bali lives along with its reputation as the quintessential tropical paradise with many fascinating attractions. Beaches with soft sand, beautiful coral reefs and fishes around them, neatly terraced paddy fields, temples that emit absorption element to the unique culture of the local community can be found there.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot

From Sunset Terrace, you can witness a spectacular panoramic sunset view. When dusk began to greet the sun in the sky above Luhur Temple, Tanah Lot began to turn reddish, behind the beautiful silhouette of the temple.

Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach is the best place for sunrise. Sanur beach has calm and shallow waves, makes it suitable for snorkeling and other activities like doing sea walker, sunbathing or simply cycling around the beach.

Legian

Legian

One of the popular spot for surfing lovers and tourists. Located only about 6 km from Ngurah Rai Airport, this area is also suitable to hang out, especially at night because there are many cafes, restaurants and bars.

Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach

Located on the hill of Unggasan, on the way to Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Dreamland Beach is surrounded by cliffs and large rocks. Take a walk along the beach and you will see as if the beach area is lower than the sea.

Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa

A favorite tourist spot for water sports, such as parasailing, banana boat, windsurfing, jet skiing and a trip to Turtle Island, a breeding spot various species of turtles that are already scarced. Located in the Badung Regency, Tanjung Benoa Beach has white sand and calm water.

Ubud

Ubud

Ubud is one of the places in Bali where Julia Roberts filmed in Eat, Pray Love. Famous for its painting, sculpture, percussion and dance. Located in Gianyar, around 40 km from Denpasar. Find the magical charm of tranquility, a place of peace.

Jimbaran

Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a village in the District of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. Jimbaran known for it's beautiful beache. Jimbaran area is also one of the favorite places to enjoy seafood on the beach, especially for dinner.

Lovina

Lovina

Located in Kalibukbuk Village, Buleleng, Bali, this area is very popular for watching dolphin. There are hundreds of dolphins. You need to depart before sunrise as dolphins can be spotted between 6 to 8 AM.

Kuta

Kuta

The most popular beach in Bali. The beach area is crowded by tourists. There are Discovery Shopping Mall, Beachwalk Shopping Centre, Waterbom Bali and many restaurants and place to hang out.

Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih

Visit the village of Jatiluwih in Tabanan. Located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, it is an area that is adjacent to the famous Mount Batur with panoramic terraced paddy field with traditional subak irrigation system based on society.

Tips for Planning Your Holiday to Bali

When is the best time to visit Bali?

  • Bali is one of the world’s premier travel destinations. If you prefer peace and serenity on your travels, try to plan your arrival during low seasons like March or April and September or October - it’s a lot quieter and hasn’t hit rainy season yet.
  • Avoid Eid holiday period, school holiday, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you have to come during peak or high season, it’s better if you book your hotels and activities early.

What should you know about Bali?

  • Pay attention to the characteristics of each location, Kuta, for instance, is crowded, touristy, loud and young. Meanwhile Ubud is suitable for spiritual experiences. The point is, where you stay will have a great impact on your experience in Bali.
  • Public transportation that widely available is taxi. You can also rent a car or motorcycle.
  • For your more comfortable trip, you may hire a guide.
  • Feel free to bargain the price of goods or services
  • Respect local custom and traditions

What food should you try in Bali?

  • Bebek betutu (smoked stuffed duck wrapped in bamboo leaves), nasi jingo (rice), lawar, bubur mengguh (a kind of porridge), serombotan, tum ayam (made from chicken), daluman ice, tambring, loloh (kind of herbal medicine), luwak coffee.

What are the things to do in Bali?

  • Water sports in Tanjung Benoa
  • Surfing in Kuta Beach, Uluwatu, Nusa Belongan, Padang-Padang
  • Snorkelling in Pemuteran or Jemeluk Beach
  • Diving at Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Padang Bay, Cemeluk or Menjangan
  • Whitewater rafting in Telaga Waja or Ayung River
  • Cycling around Ubud
  • Hiking at Mount Agung or Mount Batur
  • Refresh your body and mind at Sekumpul Waterfalls
  • Visit exotic temple of Tirta Gangga or Tanah Lot
  • Trekking to Bali Barat National Park
  • Visit Bali Safari, Bali Zoo or Bali Bird Park in Gianyar
  • Visit Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Try Bali Shark adventure
  • Take Benoa mangrove tour
  • See Barong dance or watch Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple
  • Buy souvenirs at Sukowati Market