Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago, with good reason. Here you’ll experience a fine combination of sandy beaches and rolling surf, an ancient culture known for its warm hospitality, and exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops. Travel inland and towering volcanoes and pristine jungles await with plenty to see and do, although most can’t stay away from the beach for long. Meal times on Bali offer endless choice of local or far-flung cuisine and, after sunset, famous hotspots come to life offering exciting clubbing scenes and packed dancefloors.
Choose from amazing beach resorts to unparalleled luxury resorts in any of Bali’s famous resorts such as Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur or Nusa Dua, where great hotels and villas are right on the beach. Explore the scenic central highlands of Ubud with its flowing rice fields, valleys and forested rivers – it’s not only a place for cultural day trippers, but also for adventure seekers and shopaholics. Plus, the many more off-the-beaten-track spots around this magical island. Not convinced yet? See our 10 Must See and Do list!
Mount Agung in far East Bali has been displaying more seismic activity for the past weeks, and there are concerns that the volcano could erupt. Despite the sensational headlines, travel to most parts of Bali is still possible, but here are some things to consider:
Volcanic activity was raised to level IV (highest) since Friday, 22 September, 2017.
All those within a 12-km radius have already been evacuated.
Tremors around Mount Agung indicate an eruption is likely.
News headlines tend to be sensationalised, however, there’s no ‘tsunami’ or ‘mass panic’.
Ngurah Rai International Airport continues to operate normally, and all flights are as scheduled.
Life goes on as usual in central and southern resort areas such as Ubud, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Jimbaran.
Avoid any travel plans to East Bali (Candidasa, Padangbai, Tulamben, Amed and Klungkung), particularly those that fall into the mentioned exclusion zone.
Choosing the right hotel in the right location in Bali is crucial, and can be one of the most important decisions you make for your upcoming holiday. Kuta, Legian and Seminyak have the largest choice of hotels for those who want to be near the action; Nusa Dua is home to many luxury resorts and Sanur hotels are more classic in style. Ubud is famous for its scenic highland retreats right in the heart of the island.
Top 10 Best Hotels in Bali
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Top 10 Best Beach Resorts
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Top 10 Best Luxury Resorts
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All Seminyak Hotels
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All Kuta Beach Hotels
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All Legian Beach Hotels
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The list of attractions goes far beyond just beautiful beaches – although beaches are endearingly popular. Unique sights include ancient temples built in remarkable settings, expanses of manmade rice terraces against natural vistas, and sites off the beaten path waiting to be discovered. Galleries and museums also welcome you to vibrant worlds of art and history.
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Top 10 Must-See Temples
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Top 10 Attractions in Ubud
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Short tours to full-day and even multiple-day excursions let you discover majestic Hindu temples, highland nature vistas, unique cultural highlights, to splashing fun down at the coastline. Check out these great tour packages available – they come in a wide range of preferences so you can tailor your Bali holiday to your preferences.
All Tours in Bali
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Top 10 Best Tours in Bali
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Sightseeing & Attractions Tours
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Bali island has a surprisingly great collection of beaches and inland destinations for you to stay at or explore. Everyone knows the legendary areas of Kuta, Legian and Ubud, followed by the more recently popular beaches of Jimbaran and Nusa Dua. But venture further to the southern peninsula and you will find even more scenic and hidden beaches to discover.
All About Kuta Beach
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All About Jimbaran
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All About Legian Beach
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All About Nusa Dua
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All About Sanur Beach
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All About Tanjung Benoa
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Bali still has much to offer after the sun goes down. Here we’ve compiled the best of the island’s nightspots into smaller groups: swanky beach clubs, great rooftop bars, and hotspots where you can find the most creative cocktails on the island. Make the most of your nights wherever you are on the island with these top recommendations.
Top 10 Best Clubs in Bali
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10 Best Beach Clubs
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10 Great Rooftop Bars
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Even if shopping wasn't on top of your to-do lists, you can still come across irresistible buys on your walks down the streets of Kuta, Seminyak, and many other areas. Dive into our shopping recommendations below to ease your bargain hunts and discoveries of the island’s treasure trove of fine arts, jewellery, homewares and rare textiles.
Top 10 Bali Shopping
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5 Great Night Markets
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5 Best Art Markets in Bali
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Start your foodie adventures with these narrowed-down selections of great places to dine on the island. We’ve compiled all the best the island offers, from the typical ‘warung’ serving local fare, to fine dining establishments presenting fusion and international menus. Looking to learn more about local cuisine? We’ve got a page for that!
10 Best Restaurants in Bali
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10 Best Local Restaurants
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10 Best Bali Food
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Bali Off the Beaten Tracks
Start your unusual, obscure and far-flung adventures here. We’ve gathered everything from remote and lesser-travelled regions where you can catch a soothing break from the crowds of the southern coast, to strange and weird places that make for unforgettable days out.
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Bali's 10 Hidden Beaches
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Find all the fun and action you can enjoy in Bali right here. Ride world-class waves, rev through jungle terrain in quads or off-road buggies, conquer white water rapids, or go beneath the waves to see from up close the island’s magnificent reefs teeming with tropical marine biodiversity.
Top 10 Bali Activities
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Surfing in Bali
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Scuba Diving and Dive Sites
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