Everybody knows Bali is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun beach holiday — lots of splendid surfing, diving, and snorkelling. While this is true, there are other aspects of Bali worth exploring.
From art galleries, monkey reserves and delicious local delicacies, you can explore these and more on your own pace.
Areas like Kuta and Legian are fast, noisy and hectic, while Ubud is very mellow and time seems to move slower. Take your pick.
Top Must Do’s
One of the best beaches in Bali, this calm and scenic Jimbaran bay is famous for its romantic sunset setting, a perfect place to have scrumptious seafood dinner by the beach.
Jimbaran is just south of the airport and Kuta. This was formerly a real backwater of south Bali, just a tiny fishing village with a daily market.
The bay itself has a pleasant white sand beach and is very safe for swimming. The three clusters of grilled seafood restaurants on the beach are a major tourist draw in the evenings, as is the truly stunning sunset.
Babi Guling Ibu Oka
The best place to enjoy Babi Guling — suckling pig cooked with different local spices. Be sure to get there early, the queue forms even before the place opens.
Welcome to Bali’s biggest oceanfront draw. This Kuta beach is typically jam-packed with tourists with surfboards and local peddlers selling everything from snacks to foot massages.
One of the pilgrimage temples in Bali, Tanah Lot is located atop a rock formation, separated by the ocean.
Enjoy breathtaking views complete with a full cultural experience of the Kecak dance.
Padang Padang Beach
One of the many famous surf beaches on the island, many tourists crowd the Padang Padang Beach for its world class waves and some much-needed sunbathing! Surf lessons are available too.
Quick facts about Bali
|Taxi to Kuta||15 minutes||Rp 50000|
|Taxi to Denpasar||24 minutes||Rp 70000 – Rp 90000|
|Taxi to Jimbaran||10 minutes||Rp 60000|
|Taxi to Nusa Dua||20 minutes||Rp 100000|
|Taxi to Sanur||20 minutes||Rp 95000|
|Taxi to Ubud||1 hour 15 minutes||Rp 195000|
|Currency||Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)|
|Language||Bahasa Indonesia, Balinese|
|Time zone||GMT +8|
|Telephone code||+62 361|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism|
APR – SEP
Dry season, 20°C – 31°C
Head to their great beaches to cool down
OCT – MAR
Rainy season, 20°C – 29°C
Bring an umbrella!
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