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Bali Travel Guide

About Bali

The island of Bali is a small but magical place, and is considered one of the most visitor-friendly islands in all of Indonesia. Come here to experience Balinese cultural treasures in the form of dances and temple rituals. Hike through the misty volcanic mountains, relax on a winding strip of white sand beach, or explore the villages of Amed, Pemuteran, and Lovina. Travel through the rice paddies to see farmers engaged in traditional work. Be sure to explore the natural wonders of this extraordinary place including the flowering frangipani tree, the Balinese tiger, and more species of exotic birds and sea creatures than you can imagine. For a relaxed or family friendly vacation, visit the water parks, go surfing in the crystal blue ocean, and make the most of Bali's exciting nightlife. Some of the restaurants here may even inspire you to take an Indonesian cooking class so you can take some of the unforgettable flavors of the island home with you.

Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Bali:

  • Take a bicycle tour: Take an ecological adventure or cultural tour by bicycle. This is a great way to see Bali off the beaten path.
  • Take a charter tour: Visit historic sites and important cultural icons around the island with an experienced guide.
  • Go scuba diving: Take a diving adventure off the east coast of Bali and witness a huge variety of brilliant undersea life.
  • Go horseback riding: Explore the beaches, the village, and the rice paddy fields by horseback.
  • Visit the Bali Safari and Marine Park: Located just south of Gianyar, the Bali Safari, and Marine Park actively assists research and conservation efforts to protect the endangered and threatened animals of Indonesia. Come here to see more than 80 species of protected wildlife, including tigers, orangutans, cockatoos, and elephants.
  • Waterbom: Visit this spectacular waterpark. It's a great way to spend the day if you're traveling with children.

Find a vacation rental or affordable apartment for your stay in any of the laid back beach towns close to the eastern shoreline. You can also book a condo rental close to the creative heart of Ubud, or an elegant villa along a romantic, secluded part of the coast.

Bali Experts

Area Tips

Mumun and Vira

Being a local, there are few tips that we can recommend to those that plan to visit. Avoid the Kuta beach area if you’re not into the crowded scene, especially during the weekends. It’s still a great place for a lively nightlife and meeting fellow travelers. However, we’re just saying it’s overcrowded and there heaps more places you could visit. People from New York might not want to fly all the way to Bali just to meet the circumstances with additional sand and coconu...
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Area Tips - Ubud

Agata Filiana

After being popularized by the movie Eat, Pray, Love, Ubud became a busy place. Nevertheless, it is still one of my favorite places to find peace and quiet in the island of Bali. Serenity could easily be found in its lush green rice paddies, locals are easy to chat to and whether you prefer walking through the paddies or biking, it is the perfect way to see the calm way of life in Ubud. Take one of the small aisles in Ubud and in no time you will find many paths to trek betwee...
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Area Tips

Pris and Eve

"Thinking about traveling to Bali? We believe that adventure lies in the pursuit of living your life to the fullest. So, stop thinking; Just go! Here’s some of our latest insider must-do’s to enjoy the good island life.

From Seminyak hit the south of Bali (The Bukit) on a motorbike and discover some of our favorite paradise beaches like Greenbowl, Balangan, Pandawa and Bingin. Sip on a coconut and watch surfers catch some of the best waves. If you want somethin...
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Food

Andy Kazeniac

"Nasi goreng is a fried rice dish, often served with an egg and a wafer-like cracker that can be found almost everywhere, and is so good it should be eaten every time you see it. Nasi campur is another common dish that features white rice and small portions of a few other sides, including vegetables, meats, fish, and eggs."

Adventure

Andy Kazeniac

"Kuta beach is the perfect place to learn to surf. There is a regular beach break the creates adequate, but not overwhelming waves only a short ways out into the ocean. The break is over soft sand, so even with all the falling you're bound to do, it's usually an easy landing. There are plenty of surf shops in the area and cheap lessons are available throughout the day. Many people are out there learning, so you won't be the only one flailing, and despite the popularity of the ...
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Neighborhoods

Andy Kazeniac

"The atmosphere is very laid back and not just for the tourists; even the locals have a just-go-with-it vibe. There are nuances for the varying locations around Bali though.

Kuta is the main tourist location and it shows, with souvenir shops and more commercialized areas that give it an almost Caribbean vibe. It's always lively there and the world class beach makes it worth dealing with the crowds, even if you're looking for a more relaxed experience.

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