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Bali is an island in Indonesia at the east end of Java.


  • Kuta -- Surfer central.
  • Sanur -- More beaches.
  • Nusa Dua -- High end resorts.
  • Ubud -- The center of art and dance in the mountains
  • Negara --


Other destinations

Visit the volcanic caldera in the center of the island. Take a dip in a hot spring along the north coast. Go diving at Pulau Menjangan.


Part of largely Muslim Indonesia, Bali is a pocket of Hindu religion and culture. Renowned for art, dance, music, food, great surf, and beautiful diving, Bali is a wonderful destination with something for everyone. Though heavily traveled, it is still easy to find some peace and quiet if you like.


Balinese is linguistically distinct from Bahasa Indonesia. English and many other foreign languages are widely spoken.

Get in

Most visitors will arrive at Denpasar International airport. Taxis are available at the airport, but most hotels will send a car to pick you up-- even from as far as Ubud.

Get around

Taxis and bemos (minivans which serve as a flexible bus service) will get you almost anywhere for day trips. Intercity buses are also available. Car and motorbike rental is available, but may not be safe for drivers used to more formal traffic rules. Consider hiring a car and driver as you can relax, be safe, and not get lost.



Stay safe

Get out

Boat services run regularly to Lombok, Flores, and islands further east. Combined bus and ferry service will take you to Java destinations such as Yogyakarta.

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