Tropical Destinations – Bali
Bali Flights, Accommodation plus More
Bali – Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Canggu, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Ubud
Renowned for its famous surf beaches, rich culture, bargain shopping and vibrant nightlife Bali is a favourite holiday destination for all kinds of travellers. There are so many regions to explore, each as unique and varied as the next and the warm and hospitable locals are eager to share their island with you. With a wide range of holiday experiences throughout the island, this is one destination that can provide a fantastic time for families, couples, groups and young travellers.
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There are so many Bali tours and attractions that there’s sure to be something to interest everyone. The stunning island location means beach activities are high on the list including surfing, wakeboarding and swimming. However the fun doesn’t stop there, there’s also plenty of shops and markets to explore and pick up a bargain or authentic Balinese treasure. The nightlife is a major attraction for many visitors and the bustling bars, clubs and restaurants are a fun place to party into the wee hours. For those who just want to relax, most resorts offer a range of guest activities including golf, motorised and non-motorised water sports and spa treatments.
There is a range of Bali accommodation to suit every traveller; however Bali’s reputation for budget holiday accommodation makes it a popular option for affordable holidays. For travellers who prefer to holiday in style, Bali also caters to luxury resorts, villas and hotels. With a wide range of accommodation options ranging from 5 star hotels, resorts, and private villas right down to budget options for backpackers and families, Bali is the easily affordable holiday destination of choice.
Popular Bali Regions
Kuta, Bali’s most popular holiday destination, is situated in southern Bali and is renowned for its fantastic surf beaches. Offering a multitude of accommodation options including family friendly, luxury and budget hotels, all resorts are conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment. Kuta is also renowned for its vibrant nightlife and party reputation which draws throngs of young travellers on holidays every year.
Renowned at Bali’s high end shopping and boutique spa hub, Seminyak is north of Legian. Featuring a huge range of luxury holiday accommodation options and fine dining restaurants, Seminyak is far more stylish and relaxing than the central areas of Bali and Kuta. Also home to Petitenget and Seminyak Beaches, these pristine expanses of sand stretch into the horizon where they become Legian and then Kuta Beaches in the south. Offering more privacy and seclusion than some of Bali’s main holiday beaches, they are the ideal place to view the island’s breathtaking sunsets.
North of Kuta, Legian is more relaxed and laid back than the main areas but still enjoys fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. The sleepy pace of Legian is ideal for enjoying the natural beauty of this tropical island and is a far cry from central Bali’s famous holiday party atmosphere. Northern Legian borders Seminyak and is a popular surf beach that offers a welcome break from crowded Kuta. There are a small number of ‘organised’ tourist attractions but Legian is best explored at your own pace. The stunning natural environment and rich abundant culture showcases the ‘real’ Bali and most holiday makers spend their time shopping, eating and relaxing on the beach. Legian Beach also happens to be one of the best beaches in Bali from which to view the breathtaking sunsets.
Canggu is a coastal village and 10 km beach on the south coast of Bali, Indonesia. It lies approximately 10 kilometers north of Kuta, and presents a much more relaxing atmosphere of dining, cultural and beach activities.
Despite being Bali’s oldest beachside town, Sanur remains an upmarket area with an abundance of holiday resorts and restaurants. Sanur features a wide range of natural, cultural and historical attractions while still offering the fantastic shopping opportunities and stunning beaches that Bali is renowned for. The laidback atmosphere of this region has made it one of Bali’s popular holiday destinations for visitors wanting to get away from the bustling party atmosphere of central Bali.
Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua is just 40 km south of Bali’s capital, Denpasar, and is renowned for the luxury holiday hotels that cover the peninsula. Famed for its pristine beaches and mild, calm waters Nusa Dua has easy access to be Kuta and Jimbaran Bay allowing you to see more of Bali. With a focus on the region’s traditional art and culture, Nusa Dua is not characterised by the party atmosphere that surrounds many of central Bali’s holiday destinations. For an authentic Balinese experience you can’t go past the Pasifika Museum, especially if the art forms of Southeast Asia, Bali and the South Pacific interest you. Rarely full, the museum often features exhibitions on the European artists who travelled to Bali as well as the talented local artists.
The cultural epicentre of Bali, Ubud is nothing like the holiday party scene found in Kuta. Renowned for its wealth of traditional art and craft, the town village features a number of art galleries and workshops where you will find amazing architecture and unique pieces of artwork. It is recommended you holiday at Ubud for no less than a week in order to see and experience all that is has to offer. There are a wide range of cultural and historical attractions however most are out of the town and are best explored on a guided tour. Attractions like Pura Kehen, Gunung Kawi, Goa Gajah and Tirta Empul can be accessed by anyone but in order to fully appreciate their cultural, spiritual and historical significance it is recommended you are joined by a knowledgeable guide.
Bali’s weather is gorgeous all year round. As it’s close to the equator, the temperature generally remains between 25 – 28 degrees. While the weather is generally always pleasant, the recommended time to visit Bali is between June and October as the other months tend to experience more humidity, wind and rain due to seasonal weather patterns.
Part of Indonesia, Bali is a popular island holiday destination for travellers worldwide due to its affordable nature. Bali’s population is three and a half million and the most prevalent religion is Hinduism. Hinduism is followed by 93% of the populace with much of the remaining population being Muslim. Denpasar is the capital of Bali and is located in the south, with Bali’s southern region home to most of the more popular holiday destinations all of which are within easy reach of Bali’s International Airport.