Bali is the number 1 tourist holiday destination in Indonesia. Bali holidays can be a combination of sun, surfing, snorkeling, relaxing as well as some active adventure activities like scuba diving, whitewater rafting, volcanoes, mountain climbing, trekking, elephant riding, fishing in lakes or the ocean and a diverse cultural mix that gives you a blend of languages, religion and excellent choice of food. Check out these top tourist destinations in Bali:
Bali Tourist Highlights
Kuta Beach is one of the busiest tourist areas of Bali. Known as the party area due to the wild nightlife with many bars and nightclubs.
Where the first beach resorts first opened in Bali. Sanur has a relaxed village atmosphere. Just 25 minutes drive from the airport.
Legian Beach located just along from Kuta Beach. Loads of beach resorts, restaurants and bars with some local markets.
Seminyak Beach has grown to be the sophisticated area of Bali with high end beach resorts, private villas and loads of fashion shopping.
Located inland in the hills of Bali. A chilled out village with loads of art, a great range of restaurants and loads of Yoga and Meditation retreats.
Located just south of Kuta, Jimbaran Bay has a beatiful beach lined with seafood restaurants. Get down in the afternoon for a swim and a sunset cocktail.
Nusa Dua has all the high end beach resort chains like Grand Hyatt, Hilton Bali Resort, Sofitel, Novotel, Melia Bali, St Regis Resort , Marriot and Ritz-Carlton.
Located on the north coast of Bali, around 2.5 hours from the popular southern tourist areas. A black sand beach famous for it sunrise boats trips to see dolphins.
Uluwatu is a headlands in the south bordered by spectacular cliffs. With some awesome private villas and beach bars scattered within some of the best surfing in Bali.
Located on the North-Eastern coastline of Bali, Candidasa is a small fishing village. This is the place to stay for the best scuba diving in Bali. Cheap accommodation and diving.
Canggu is west of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. A surfing area with plenty of surf breaks to choose from. Loads of cheap accomodation, restaurants and bars.
A small island just 30 minutes ferry ride from Sanur beach. Nusa Lembongan is a chilled out tropical paradise with great surfing spots and scuba dive sites.
A small coastal village on the north coast of Bali, at the foot of Mount Agung. The place to get away from the crowds in the south, many scuba diving sites close to Amed.
The most sacred Hindu Temple located on the slopes of Mount Agung volcano. * Exclusion zone around Mount Agung means you are unable to visit the Mother Temple.
A spectacular Hindu temple built on a rock island which is only accessible during low tide. A great place to visit in Bali late afternoon and enjoy the awesome sunsets.
A lake side Balinese Hindu Temple located close to the centre of Bali, around 1.5 hours drive from the tourist spots of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.
Located close to Ubud, the Elephant Cave Temple is located around 1.5 hours north of Kuta, Legian or Seminyak and around 1 hours drive from Sanur.
Tirta Gangga is a spectacular Water Garden built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem. Located on the north-east coast of Bali around 1.5 hours drive north of Sanur.
A sacred temple built around the opening of a small cave with is home to thousands of bats. Located around 1 hours drive north of Sanur. Take a saround to cover your legs.
Located on the north coast about 20 minutes drive from Lovina Beach. A beautiful Buddhist Temple which holds meditation retreats including accommodation.
Located within the beautiful rainforests of Bali, there are a number of spectacular waterfalls including Git Git falls located on the way to Lovina Beach. Most volcanos require a fair bit of walking.
'Air Panas' - Natural volcanic spring water which people bath in to treat all sorts of ailments. The Hot Springs are located on the north coast around 20 minutes drive from Lovina Beach.
A wildlife park located 30 minutes from Ubud with a range of Indonesian animals on display. With quality accommodation to stay at the park. Experience an elephant trek.
Bali Zoo has loads of animals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. With Sumatran Elephants, Lions, Bengal Tiger, Sun Bear, Black Hornbill Birds, Borneo Orangutan.
A water theme park located in Kuta not from from Kuta Square.
A great place to entertain the children with a day of splashing and
The capital city of Bali, Denpasar is around 45 minutes drive from the airport. A busy, noisy city with some attractions like cheap shopping at local markets.
Tuban Beach is the next beach along from Kuta Beach which is walking distance to all the tourist attractions in Kuta. With luxury beach resorts and cheaper accommodation.