Bali in Indonesia has a warm tropical climate, making it perfect for any visits all year along. With the Hindu majority in the Balinese population, it presents unique cultures and ceremonies, including sacred temples that all visitors might adore and respect. With its beautiful nature and friendly people, Bali definitely has endless attractions to explore and enjoy.
Airport & Transportation
From the transportation terminus where most international flights land, Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali, you can reach various destinations by airport taxi, transportation from travel companies, or shuttle bus available in some public spaces (e.g. Mall Bali Galeria), such as Kura-Kura Bus or Perama Shuttle Bus, which have the routes to most of the destinations in Bali.
Furthermore, to go across the island towards Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan islands, many speedboats depart from Sanur Beach. If you want to depart to Lombok and Gili Islands, it can be done through Sanur, Benoa Harbour, or Padang Bai.
Bali Top Destinations
In the area of 5,780 km² (2232 sq. miles), as you can see in Bali map, Bali in Indonesia certainly has a lot of top destinations around the island:
- Uluwatu is popular with its clifftop sunset view where Uluwatu Temple (one of the popular Bali temples) is located, and many finest luxurious accommodations line up around this area.
- Down to Jimbaran, you can enjoy a lot of white sandy beaches, and its fishing village offers the best seafood in Kedonganan fish market, which is located in the area full of seafood restaurants in the evening. Both Jimbaran and Nusa Dua are also well known for its luxurious resorts and accommodations.
- Kuta and Legian are packed with travelers who keen on the beach, party, and shopping.
- Seminyak has many appealing stores, along with the bars, beach-clubs and beachfront hotels and private villas.
- Ubud is more for those who love nature and relaxing atmosphere, which includes yoga, retreat, rice fields, and healthy organic foods. It also has numerous museums, art stores, and workshops, which are all perfect for art lovers.
- Bedugul is located in the highland, surrounded by many waterfalls and lakes.
- Nusa Penida & Nusa Lembongan are two smaller islands reachable within 45-minutes by speed boat from Sanur.
- Sanur is a more quiet option for a white sandy beach with calm water, providing such a relaxing area for family, kids, and the elderly. It also closer to the city of Denpasar.
- Lovina is located in the Northern Bali, where you can watch the dolphins in their habitat.
Great Things to Do in Bali
If you are looking for activities to do, Bali in Indonesia definitely has various great things to do. These are some recommended activities, if you are:
- Outdoor junkies
Snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, white-water rafting, ATV, Land Rover expedition, trekking to the waterfalls, hiking to Batur or Agung mountains, enjoying some rice fields, etc.
- Beach lovers
Staying at the beachfront accommodations, sunbathing, biking and walking along Sanur Beach, doing water sports in Tanjung Benoa, sunset cruise dinner, etc.
- City hunters
Shopping along Legian and Seminyak streets, exploring some Balinese art markets, running into some indoor attractions (escape rooms, 3D museums, magic shops, upside down world, Balinese culture show, Balinese traditional dance show), attending kite festivals (seasonal), etc.
- Relaxing vibes
Enjoying Balinese massage, attending some yoga class and retreats, having healthy organic foods, etc.
- Family & kids
Going to the zoo and safari park, dolphin watching, playing in some indoor playgrounds, doing some classes (Balinese dance, cooking class, pottery workshop), splashing in the waterpark, visiting some turtle conservation centers, exploring underwater (scuba diving or submarine or marine walk/sea walker), etc.
Bali weather consists of the dry season (April-October), and the rainy season (October-April). Some rough currents and waves in the ocean usually happen from November to February, while stronger and cooler wind usually takes place from July to September, when the kite festivals are held.
Balinese Culture and Holidays
When visiting this island of paradise, besides enjoying nature, witnessing the unique Bali cultural experiences can be one of the remarkable moments in your life. Bali has many traditional ceremonies happening throughout the year. But there is one particular holiday called Nyepi, when a compulsory silence in the whole island is reserved for 24 hours to contemplate before welcoming the New Year in the Balinese calendar; all activities on the island are stopped during that day, including all flights and airport activities.