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Stunning sunsets, active volcanoes, and beach parties galore: Bali isn’t a massive island, but it feels like you can do anything in the world here. Although it’s been a holiday hotspot for a couple of decades, the Indonesian island still has enough of the undiscovered for the more intrepid among its millions of visitors. But that’s not all, beach lovers have miles of coastline to lounge on, ranging from the white sands of Kuta to the black landscapes of Echo beach. And then there’s the opportunity to drive through jungles, rice fields, and mountain passes all in one car journey. Bali is as wonderous as it is fun, with enough potential for adventure for even the most ardent of thrill seekers.

The influx of tourists has meant a lot of development, too, so if you don’t fancy hanging around a swanky resort all day or trekking through jungles there are plenty of other options. There are several high-end shopping centres to get in some retail therapy, as well as some of the best international cuisine you’ll find in this part of the world, although we’d always recommend trying some of the local fare too. The fact that Bali is largely Hindu means more of a relaxed atmosphere; the bar scene is top notch and will leave you wondering just how bad it would be to quit your job and move here full-time. Sadly, while this might not be possible for most, we’re here to help you squeeze as much as you can out of your Bali adventure.

Bali

Stunning sunsets, active volcanoes, and beach parties galore: Bali isn’t a massive island, but it feels like you can do anything in the world here. Although it’s been a holiday hotspot for a couple of decades, the Indonesian island still has enough of the undiscovered for the more intrepid among its millions of visitors. But that’s not all, beach lovers have miles of coastline to lounge on, ranging from the white sands of Kuta to the black landscapes of Echo beach. And then there’s the opportunity to drive through jungles, rice fields, and mountain passes all in one car journey. Bali is as wonderous as it is fun, with enough potential for adventure for even the most ardent of thrill seekers.

The influx of tourists has meant a lot of development, too, so if you don’t fancy hanging around a swanky resort all day or trekking through jungles there are plenty of other options. There are several high-end shopping centres to get in some retail therapy, as well as some of the best international cuisine you’ll find in this part of the world, although we’d always recommend trying some of the local fare too. The fact that Bali is largely Hindu means more of a relaxed atmosphere; the bar scene is top notch and will leave you wondering just how bad it would be to quit your job and move here full-time. Sadly, while this might not be possible for most, we’re here to help you squeeze as much as you can out of your Bali adventure.

   
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Soundtrack of the island

Landing on the Island of the Gods

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    3 course meal for 2: £23

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.50

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    A medium beer: £2

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.20

Landing on the Island of the Gods

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    3 course meal for 2: £23

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.50

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    A medium beer: £2

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.20

Soundtrack of the island

Weather

Bali is a tropical climate, so has two seasons. The dry season lasts from May to September, and the wet season is October to April. However, don’t let that put you off from an Autumn visit: even in the wet season, it’s mostly sunny, but when it does rain, it pours. The temperature remains consistent year-round, as does the humidity.

Discover the real Bali

When half a dozen places on the same strip claim to offer the best flower bath in Bali, it can be hard to figure out who really is the crème de la crème. This choice fatigue can wear out even the hardiest of travellers, but you should have no fear: we’ve been up and down the length of the island to figure out the best of Bali, for you. Please note: it is approximately IDR 17,000 to £1.

Cuisine in Bali ranges from fancy international affairs to cheap, delicious local favourites from the stall on the side of the road, and we’d encourage any visitor to eat at both ends of the spectrum. The bar scene is just as diverse; there really is something for everyone.

Monkey sanctuaries, surfing, and frolicking around with marine wildlife: these are just some of the ways to pass the time in Bali. However, it’s not all sun, sea, and adventure; there are meals to eat, cocktails to slurp on, and infinity pools to be lounged by. No matter what your ideal holiday might be, Bali will have whatever you’ve been looking for.

Guides & Tips

When half a dozen places on the same strip claim to offer the best flower bath in Bali, it can be hard to figure out who really is the crème de la crème. This choice fatigue can wear out even the hardiest of travellers, but you should have no fear: we’ve been up and down the length of the island to figure out the best of Bali, for you. Please note: it is approximately IDR 17,000 to £1.

Food & Drink

Cuisine in Bali ranges from fancy international affairs to cheap, delicious local favourites from the stall on the side of the road, and we’d encourage any visitor to eat at both ends of the spectrum. The bar scene is just as diverse; there really is something for everyone.

See & do

Monkey sanctuaries, surfing, and frolicking around with marine wildlife: these are just some of the ways to pass the time in Bali. However, it’s not all sun, sea, and adventure; there are meals to eat, cocktails to slurp on, and infinity pools to be lounged by. No matter what your ideal holiday might be, Bali will have whatever you’ve been looking for.

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