Bali is the most popular island vacation destination in the Indonesian archipelago. It’s home to an ancient culture that's known for its warm hospitality as well as exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops. Dining in Bali presents endless choices of exotic, local cuisine. After sunset, famous nightspots come to life offering exciting clubbing and packed dance floors.

    Inland, towering volcanoes and pristine jungles offer plenty to see and do, but you won't want to stay away from the coastline for long. Popular beach resorts include Kuta, Seminyak and Jimbaran where many of the finest hotels and villas look over world-class surf spots. For tranquil seascapes and sunrises, Sanur, Nusa Dua and remote Candidasa are your best bets. Bali’s lesser traveled eastern and northern regions also offer wonderful diving spots in calm bays, with coral gardens teeming with colorful marine biodiversity.

    What to see & do in Bali

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    When it comes to things to do in Bali, your vacation can be filled with culture, nature, art, and the spiritual. The spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak offer hours of swimming, surfing and sunbathing, while the cultural area of Ubud is known for its picturesque rice terraces. Get away from the crowds by visiting the northern and eastern coasts, where hidden waterfalls wait to be discovered. Bali's... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Bali

    Dining in Bali comes in various forms, from food stalls (known locally as warung) that serve traditional and local fare to fine-dining restaurants specializing in fusion and international dishes. The island is an international gathering place, so it’s no surprise to see a wide range of options to suit every palate and budget level. Bali has an exciting culinary scene – one that’s consistently changing. Head to Jimbaran for beachfront... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Bali

    A day of shopping in Bali often results in a treasure trove of fine arts and handicrafts. Bargaining in local markets, shops and art galleries is common practice – getting a good price largely depends on your bargaining prowess and good humor. Remember to bring along some cash as not all places accept credit cards. Some of the best places to shop in Bali open late and usually until 11pm. Many... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Bali

    Nightlife in Bali emerges as the sun sets over the western coastline. The beaches of Kuta, Seminyak and Legian have some of the best nightlife spots on the island. Live bars host occasional gigs from international artists, while resort-owned bars transform into more dynamic places where you can enjoy live DJs and bands until late. In other parts of the island, some top nightspots are known for being set... Read more

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    Our Bali information guides can help you get to know about the island before your trip. As one of the most popular vacation destinations in Southeast Asia, Bali has thousands of temples and shrines, traditional markets, natural splendour, and colorful cultures for you to discover. It’s important to observe the local lifestyle, as this predominantly Hindu island has plenty of unique traditions and celebrations you won't likely find elsewhere. From... Read more

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