The Indonesian masterpiece of Bali is an island where volcanoes soar through the clouds, rice paddies layer hillsides and tropical beaches line dreamy coastlines. Intricate temples dotted throughout are a reminder of the religious and cultural traditions in which the nation is steeped, welcoming yoga retreats and meditation.
The warm, clear waters of the Bali coast are a popular surfing paradise, complimented with lively nightlife and an abundance of activities and outdoor adventures. Forests and lush vegetation make for awe-inspiring hikes and biking.
A 2.5-hour boat ride from Bali’s coast lie the Gili islands, a trio of tropical island escapes known for their colourful coral reefs and white sandy beaches. Local horse cart and bicycles are the main mode of transport on these islands. A social atmosphere with access to dive centres, night clubs, bars and sunbathing spots are found on Gili Trawangan, whilst Gili Meno is a quieter romantic hideaway.
Bali offers mesmerizing scenery, a world of adventure and affordability at its best. Whether you are embarking on a restful retreat or hoping to hit the surf and make the most of the bustling nightlife, Bali has the perfect option for you. Its warm climate, temperate waters and sociable people, make the island a welcoming sanctuary. Bali is a treasure trove of cultural discoveries from authentic cuisine and intricately handcrafted wood to local crafts and an incredible selection of age-old temples to visit.
Well known for magnificent diving and snorkeling opportunities, you can’t go wrong with choosing Bali as your next destination for coral reef exploration.
With a dreamy tropical climate, averaging temperatures of 30°C year-round, Bali is a warm hideout for anyone trying escape cold winter months. October to April can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but the days are usually sunny. May to September are not quite as humid and evenings can be cool.
Festival time in Bali is a great period to enjoy not only the ideal climate but also the conviviality of the season. The Kite Festival falls during June to August while Ultra Beach Bali and Nusa Dua Fiesta are both generally in September.
Although small in size, Bali’s landscapes and activity compliment are surprisingly varied. In order to make the most of your visit to Bali, make sure you visit the location conducive to your interests. Whether it be a yoga retreat in the mountains, the best place to surf, cycle or dive, or a holiday escape to islandic utopia, here are our most popular Bali packages to make planning your trip a breeze.
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Steeped in traditions and built on religion, Bali prides itself in respectful living. As a visitor it is important to respect local traditions to get the most out of your experience. Avoid wearing revealing clothing when visiting temples and refrain from using your left hand for handshakes or giving and receiving anything. Like anywhere in South East Asia, calmness is admired so ‘keep your cool’ when bargaining or if things are not going according to plan.
When it comes to transport it is advised to negotiate taxi fare before the journey commences as many taxis are not metred. Motorcycles can be hired but road and traffic conditions can be somewhat hazardous.
Once a sleepy fishing village, Kuta Beach is now Bali’s surfing, shopping and nightlife hub, a fantastic choice for an all-round tropical getaway. For a holiday where the emphasis is on relaxation, visit the quieter Sanur Beach and for trendy, upmarket taste and a little more luxury, Seminyak and Nusa Dua are home to holiday opulence, golfing, nightclubs and magnificent beachfront resorts.
Get into the heart of nature and authentic Balinese culture in Ubud. Here climbing a volcano, canyoning, downhill cycling, or a hike through traditional villages will simply take your breath away.
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Backpackers, resort living, beachfront bliss or all-inclusive luxury – Bali has it all. Palm trees and pools can be expected at the majority of resorts and of course, proximity to glorious sunny beaches lined with crystal waters.
When it comes to accommodation in inland Ubud, there’s everything from beautiful guesthouses, to luxurious jungle retreats, spa hotels and honeymoon resorts. Most include breakfast to set you off well for a day of activity and exploration. Here magnificent views over rice paddies, endless jungle and majestic mountains will leave you in awe. Soak up the views from your private pool and feel your soul revived.
Not often considered as the first choice for a shopping spree, Bali offers anything from artwork, handicrafts, essence oils and clothing to furniture and accessories.
If you’re trying to get away from the bustle, head into the ocean. Ask our expert guides which area is most ideal for your desired water sport activity. Whether you’re a beginner or well-rounded surfer there is space for you in the waves.
Visit Monkey Forest, the active volcano of Mount Batur and witness panoramic lake views. With many cultural stops and ancient temples, there is never a shortage of intriguing discoveries. We also recommend a visit to Tanah Lot, a temple built on a rock in the ocean.
Snorkel the remains of a US liberty ship which sunk during World War II, now a fully-grown reef. Dolphin cruises and fun-filled family activities are plenty as you enjoy banana boat rides and thrilling waterslides.
Bali’s beaches can be specific to activity types. Our experts know the ideal location for beginner surfers, experts, water-skiing or snorkeling. Let us guide you in getting the best experience.
Whether it’s a jungle experience, yoga retreat, family adventure or honeymoon you’re after, we can assure you an experience that will suite your needs. We’ll match your wish list to the perfect resort location.
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