Bali Overview

Bali Overview

An introduction

Enigmatic Bali is the proverbial jewel in the crown of Indonesian tourism. The Hindu enclave has long entranced foreigners, from artists and writers in the 19th century through to surfers in the 20th century and these days, well, pretty much everyone from budget-conscious backpackers through to well-heeled luxury travellers from around the world come to Bali.

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There’s a reason the crowds come and it’s this: Bali pretty much offers anything a traveller might want. It’s beautiful, the culture is rich and fascinating, it’s cheap (or at least consistently excellent value for money), the geography is stunning, the shopping eclectic, cuisine wide-ranging and delicious, and the people friendly. In short, Bali is really what other destinations try to conjure themselves up to be when seeking to entice tourists.

The challenge of a holiday in Bali is not to find something to do or hunt down a fabulous place to hang your backpack/kaftan/Louis Vuitton luggage: it’s successfully whittling down the enormous list of possibilities to a few manageable items.

Let’s begin with the beaches. Kuta, a long arch of sand that stretches into Legian and Seminyak beaches, was the original beach of choice for surfers who first started straggling into Bali in the 1960s. These days Kuta still attracts beginner surfers, with its gentle breaks and array of surf schools vying for the attention ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,000 words.)

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29 other destinations in Bali

Learn more about Pemuteran
Pemuteran

Some great diving

Learn more about Medewi
Medewi

Don’t go, it’s awful!

Learn more about Balian
Balian

Good swell, swell vibes

Learn more about Sidemen
Sidemen

Ubud without the hordes

Learn more about Sanur
Sanur

Sleepy Sanur

Learn more about Amed
Amed

Bay after bay after bay

Learn more about Bukit
Bukit

Beaches and more beaches

Learn more about Ubud
Ubud

Eat Pray Traffic

Learn more about Munduk
Munduk

Mountain getaway

Learn more about Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan

Surf and snorkelling

Learn more about Padang Bai
Padang Bai

Welcome to Bali!

Learn more about Candi Dasa
Candi Dasa

Old school beach resorts

Learn more about Amlapura
Amlapura

Explore rice fields and water palaces

Learn more about Tulamben
Tulamben

Dive a wreck

Learn more about Lovina
Lovina

Black sand beach town

Learn more about Kuta
Kuta

Infamous

Learn more about Seminyak
Seminyak

Big sunglasses, good bars

Learn more about Jimbaran
Jimbaran

Great beach BBQ

Learn more about Canggu
Canggu

Villas and ricefields

Learn more about Gunung Batur
Gunung Batur

A popular climb

Learn more about Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida

Go now

Learn more about Nusa Ceningan
Nusa Ceningan

We love this joint

Learn more about Legian
Legian

Beach bums

Learn more about Bedugul
Bedugul

Cool weather, succulent strawberries

Learn more about Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa
Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa

Fancy pants resorts

Learn more about Denpasar
Denpasar

The capital

Learn more about Gilimanuk
Gilimanuk

West as Bali gets