Whether you want to drift off on a tranquil beach, sample some unforgettable nightlife or venture further afield to explore a stunning landscapes, the Indonesian island of Bali is the ideal holiday destination to do as little or as much as you like.
Dramatic volcanic cones and beautifully patterned paddy fields of rice stretch down towards stunning white – and black – sand beaches, lapped by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean, while intricate temples set the scene against some of the world’s best renowned sunset vistas.
For those seeking nightlife on a stunning white sand beach, Kuta and Seminyak are lined by superb resorts and copious social spots from which to play and relax, Sanur and Jimbaran enjoy a quieter ambience, while the central town of Ubud is a treasure trove of art, cultures and verdant landscapes.
What you’ll love most about Bali
- Visit the Tanah Lot Temple, a Hindu temple located on a rock formation in the ocean, and watch as the sun sets over the temple
- Explore Ubud, Bali’s cultural center, and visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, the Ubud Palace, and the traditional art market
- Take a sunrise hike to the top of Mount Batur, an active volcano, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape
- Relax on the beaches of Kuta, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua, and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean
- Take a Balinese cooking class and learn to prepare traditional dishes, such as nasi goreng and satay
- Explore the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy the stunning views of the terraced rice paddies