The Indonesian island of Bali is also known as ‘the Island of the Gods’ and from the moment you arrive in this tropical paradise it won’t be hard to see why. With its spectacular landscapes, consisting of verdant forests, emerald rice terraces and lofty mountains – not to mention pristine beaches and picturesque stretches of coastline – the natural beauty of Bali holidays is undeniable; but the sumptuous richness of its culture and the friendliness of its people are just as much of an attraction to visitors.
Whether you are visiting Bali solo, with your significant other or with your family, you are sure to have an unforgettable vacation on this heavenly island. There are a wide range of accommodation options available to you, ranging from cheap and cheerful hotels to luxury resorts, and the wining and dining options are just as diverse. Families tend to favour Sanur, with its lovely beaches and charming but affordable resorts, or perhaps the delightful Jimbaran; but for more upscale accommodation, ideal for couples on a romantic break, head to Nusa Dua or Seminyak with its luxurious accommodation and trendy restaurants, bars and clubs.
There is so much to see and do on Bali holidays, whether you are interested in local history and culture, beach activities or adventure holidays. Be sure to visit at least a couple of its stunning Hindu temples, such as Uluwatu and Tanah Lot; you may also want to take a riveting cultural tour of the island or watch a compelling performance of traditional Balinese dance, an experience not to be missed.
Kids are sure to enjoy a trip to the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, the Bali Bird Park or the Taro Elephant Park, and there are plenty of exciting activities to take advantage of, ranging from scuba diving and paragliding to jungle trekking, horse riding and hiking through the lush rice fields.
What is the currency in Bali?
The official currency of Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
How long does it take to fly to Bali?
A one-stop flight with Singapore Airlines from London to Denpasar, via Singapore, lasts 16 hours 30 minutes.
What is the time difference in Bali?
Bali is GMT +8
When is the best time to visit Bali?
Because of its monsoon climate, the Island of the Gods has two distinct seasons – wet, and dry. Weather-wise, May, June and July are the best months to visit Bali, as you can avoid the wet season (which runs from October to April).
What language is spoken in Bali?
Balinese and Bahasa Indonesia are spoken on Bali, though English and a few other foreign languages are also quite widely spoken on the island.