Bali Regional Info (App Version)
Repeatedly voted one of the top 10 holiday destinations in the world, Bali is a paradise of white sandy beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters and breathtaking scenery. From ancient hidden temples, monkey inhabited rainforests and wild surf, to incredible diving and the spiritual mecca of Ubud, Bali is a dream for those seeking adventure, discovery, life changing experiences and romantic getaways alike. Called ‘The Island of the Gods’, it really is one of those rarest of things - a place where you can truly lose yourself.
The waters surrounding Bali contain over 952 species of reef fish and 393 species of coral.
Bali has 9 major volcanoes between 1717m (Mt. Batur) and 3148m (Mt. Agung) plus several smaller ones.
Bali has 5 golf courses with one, Bali Handara G&CC, in the middle of a dormant volcano (caldera).
Bali is the only island in Indonesia where most of the population is Hindu (92.29%).
The ancient Aga people of Karangasem, East Bali, speak their own language and regard the Balinese as late-comers by thousands of years.
Bahasa Indonesian, Balinese
The beautiful archipelago of Indonesia consists of 17,500 islands surrounded by sparkling blue seas. Lying at the crossroads of ancient trading routes, it has long been known as a land of spices and tropical fruits.
Bali attracts visitors to its colourful festivals and ceremonies, traditional music and dances, arts and crafts, delicious food, stunning underwater world and easy-going people. Being asked anywhere else in the world “Where do you come from?” would sound impolite, but coming from a Balinese, it is an invitation to start a conversation.
Then there is the scenery – volcanoes, swaying palms, rice paddies watered by 1,000 year old “subak” canals. For many the name "Bali" calls to mind the island's thousands of intricately carved Hindu temples - thousands of years old.
Spend lazy days on Bali's beaches, enjoying balmy weather while watching surfers catching the perfect waves, or bargaining at a traditional market. Be adventurous and go white-water rafting, or diving to see a mola mola, manta ray or turtle close-up around Bali’s neighbouring islands Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, just 20 km to the south-east. Trek up volcanoes, through rice paddies, tropical rain forests or visit the Taro Elephant Sanctuary, Marine and Safari Park, Bali Zoo, Bird Park and fun-filled water parks.
Relax and seek inspiration in one of Ubud’s spiritual retreats. There are plenty of festivals, exhibitions and museums. Ubud’s restaurants are renowned. Down on the coasts, join the locals in a warung and eat nasi goreng, babi guling, or gado gado and be amazed at the low prices. You can find 50 varieties of fruit in Bali.
For young lovers, Bali has become a "special island”, offering ideal wedding and honeymoon venues in romantic settings.
Visit more stunning islands east of Bali. First stop: Lombok and the Gili Islands. Then visit the uncrowded islands of Nusa Tenggara: Sumba, Sumbawa, Flores, Moyo, Komodo, Alor and the “outer edge of Paradise” at Rajah Ampat in North Papua. Each island is Eden on its own, with hundreds of coral species and marine life seldom seen by strangers.
Daily flights depart from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, the hub to the islands of Nusa Tenggara and other far-flung parts of the vast and exciting country of Indonesia.