The Island of the Gods, Bali is a beautiful island, with a mix of modern facilities, beautiful beaches and a wonderful culture.Bali is easily accessible from Europe primarily via Qatar, Abu Dhabi or Dubai and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Bali is accessible from all major cities in Australia directly, and from New Zealand via Australia. (With two Air New Zealand flights weekly direct to Bali from Auckland from April to October)
Predominant Language: Bahasa Indonesia, Good Level of English
Distance to Japan: 6 hours by plane via multiple carriers
Airport: Score 9/10
Where to stay: This is good accommodation in urban centres, hotels, villas and homesteads are very welcoming.
Travel Tips: Use the local knowledge regarding culture and nature, the island has a lot of offer.
The Island of the Gods, Bali is a beautiful island, with a mix of modern facilities, beautiful beaches and a wonderful culture.
Bali is easily accessible from Europe primarily via Qatar, Abu Dhabi or Dubai and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Bali is accessible from all major cities in Australia directly, and from New Zealand via Australia. (With seasonal Air New Zealand flights direct to Bali from X to Y)
Nusa Dua is a tourist enclave with many luxury hotels and resorts, excellent beaches and all the great service expected from a 5 star hotel environment.
From Nusa Dua you will need to travel to experience most cultural activities, however the Resorts have evening shows which are worth experiencing for great food and cultural dance.
If you want to relax and unwind on route to or from Japan this is our recommended location.
This is the more hip and stylish part of the island, with many cool bars, cafes and now some of the most interesting restaurants in Asia.
Boutique shops line the streets selling summer ware for all ages and sizes.
The beach in Seminyak generates strong waves and is not recommended for swimming, unlike Nusa Dua.
Jimbaran is one of the oldest resort settings in Bali. The beaches are sandy and the experience is tropical. Worth considering one of the resorts in this location if you want a mix of beach, local culture, dining and shopping.
There are 16 famous Seafood Grill restaurants along the beach in Jimbaran, which spring to life every night with thousands of seafood lovers. (Also open during lunchtime). The experience is a rustic dining experience, sitting with your feet in the sand. Well worth a visit.
Ubud is a small town in the centre of Bali. Apparently it was made (even more) famous as large parts of the movie Eat, Pray, Love were shot in the town staring Julia Roberts.
This is a fantastic compact little town, with excellent Yoga facilities, great food, culture and walks into nature readily accessible to all.
Cooking classes are conducted, usually for half a day, and are well recommended to pass a morning or afternoon and get a real insight into lie in Indonesia and Bali. Accommodation ranges from Bedsit to Luxury 5 star hotels, villas and bungalows. Tours are easily booked when you arrive, as with all locations in Bali.
Mount Batur is best accessible from Unud should you wish to climb a volcano and experience sunset from the top.
This town is our number one recommendation in Asia.