Bali is famously known as the ‘Island of the gods’ because of its many temples – which are always filled with fragrant incense – and the fact that you can’t help but find spiritual meaning in almost everything.
So, if you’re looking for a tropical destination with some spiritual touch, you’ll find Bali quite charming in that regard.
Bali is home to many beaches and generous locals who are quite warm towards strangers – adding to this island’s allure.
When to Visit.
The best months for you to visit Bali are April, May, June, September, and October. During these periods, the weather is slightly humid, there are cheaper accommodation options, the island is less crowded and it’s more relaxing.
How to Get There.
Flights from international cities regularly fly in and out of the Denpasar International Airport located in South Kuta district – which is about 13 km from Denpasar, Bali’s capital. Denpasar is well connected to most parts of Indonesia with regular domestic flights available to reach major cities in the country. You can easily get a taxi to your destination from this airport.
- Ubud: If you love nature, arts, history, and culture or on your honeymoon, you should stay here. You’ll find a lot of five-star lodges and great spas here.
- Kuta: Kuta was once a fishing village but now a good destination for surfers. If you’re on a budget, you should give this place a shot plus it would give you many dining and nightlife options.
- Seminyak: If you’re looking for a lively beach scene with many shops, restaurants, fantastic surf beaches and you’ve enough cash to spend, Seminyak is where you should base yourself.
- Sanur: Sanur is a great spot for families, honeymooners, and retirees. It’s quiet, laid back and for the moderately rich.
For your Indonesian-inspired meals, there are usually extra spaces [part of your lodge], for you to do your cooking. Alternatively, if you’re in Ubud, you should try the shredded chicken with coconut, tempeh, and chicken sate –it’s not too spicy and tastes great. If you find yourself in Seminyak, go for the delicious ‘Warung Sulawesi’ – if you’ve allergies, make sure you’ve got a translator around as the restaurant staff don’t speak much English.
You can make use of taxis, boats or motorcycle and car rentals for moving around.
No matter who you are or what you want, you’ll find Bali fun. Name it and you’d find it here.
There are shops and designers in Seminyak, great nightlife in Kuta and an opportunity to dive deeper into Bali’s spirit in Ubud and many more.