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    Bali Guide

    Bali - one of the world’s top tropical travel destinations. For plenty of good reasons. Find out why.

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  • Stay in Paradise

    Hotels, Resorts & Villas

    The variety of places to stay is incredible. Bali is well known for its vast number of accommodation choices and for excellent value for money.

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  • Never Boring

    Fun Activities

    The list of fun things to do in Bali is endless. Beside the surfing and beaches the island offers countless activities and sightseeing spots

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  • Meet Mo - The Balinese who adopted 6 homeless children

    Here is Mo's Story

    Mo and his wife had two children, barely making a living for themselves. Their big heart lead them to take into their family 6 homeless orphans, who were living on the streets, literally living of scraps. Here is his Story

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  • Spa Capital of the World

    Body, Mind & Soul

    If you are looking for ways to treat you for some magical Spa Treatments or wish to do Yoga, get a psychic reading or visit a healer – Bali is your place

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  • Bali loves the Night

    Nightlife & Parties

    Bali is one of Asia's hotspots for nightlife and partying. Themed beach parties, clubs, and bars welcome party seekers from all over the world

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Bali Guide to the Island of Gods

First Time in Bali?

Bali is diverse and offers more than the average tourist destination. Which makes it also hard at times to figure things out. Bali Guide.com together with our partner site bali.com will share with you all information you need, to plan your perfect holiday.

e-Book Travel Guide

Download your Essential Travel Guide e-book for your phone, reader or desktop and get to know the most essential information about Bali. It helps you to decide where to stay, how to avoid the potential pitfalls so you will stay safe and happy e-book

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Weather and Climate

Best time to visit Bali depends mainly on the weather and on high and low season. High season: July and August, during Easter Holidays, and Christmas / New Year (December till 1st week of January). More Infos

Hotels, Resorts, Villas

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Car Rental & Driver

The best, easiest, safest way to organise your tours and sightseeing. Book your driver and car for 5h or 10h online with us. Reliable, trustworthy, professional service with English speaking driver. Check

Best Beach Clubs

Best Beach Clubs

When in Bali don't muss visiting one of the iconic beach clubs. Spend a day at the beach and enjoy great facilities, cool music and tasty food and drinks. CubMed Beach Club in Nusa Dua awaits with a free-flow of drinks and food 😉 Take me

Bali Bike Rental

Bali Bike Rental

Renting a scooter or motor bike in Bali? We have partnered with Bali Bike Rental, probably the most trusted and professionally run Scooter and motorbike rental company in Bali. Brand new fleet, clean helmets, delivery & drop-off, start USD10/day. Prices & Rental

100 Tips - Must-Know

100 Tips - Must-Know

This article takes you only 7min to read. But will support you greatly in understanding Bali better and help you in avoiding making the most common "traveler mistakes" that visitors to Bali usually make. Stay safe and happy! Let's go

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Unique, Magical, Colourful

Temples & Culture Guide

Bali is so much more than beaches, surfing, party, restaurants, rice fields, diving, shopping…even though that’s already a lot. When you come to Bali you will dive into a unique and vibrant culture that is beautiful and fascinating. Visit our BaliDotCom Culture Guide with listings of temples, dances, traditional villages, museums and many more cultural treasures for you to discover. Click here

AIRPORT SHUTTLE to Hotel

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Ubud
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A must have in Bali if you want to avoid the hassle at the airport after a long flight.

Avoid the troubles getting a shabby cab at the airport. We work together with Mr. Wayan from BST, who is highly reliable, professional and trustworthy. One of his drivers will wait for you at the arrival meeting point and take you to your hotel or villa anywhere in Bali. Car is for up to 4 guests with luggage. All included. Prepaid. Hassle-free. Reliable. You can book your airport shuttle directly online with us.

What to expect

Bali offers everything for everyone - it's mindblowing

Situated in the middle of the world’s largest archipelago, Bali is Indonesia’s most well-known island. Its rich traditions, colorful ceremonies, and unique culture make it stand out from its neighbors, but the Island of the Gods also offers a wide range of accommodation and activities, all within an easy distance.

Here, you can find everything from basic home-stays run by friendly Balinese families to luxurious, privately-serviced beachfront villas. World-class snorkeling and diving is available in a number of locations around the island, from the protected natural reserves of Menjangan, to the shipwreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben, to the more challenging waters of Nusa Penida, where manta rays and the rare mola mola are sighted regularly. Bali is also known as a mecca for surfers, with a wide range of waves on offer. Beginners can give the sport a try at the forgiving sandy beach breaks of Kuta, while the size and power of waves like Uluwatu, in the Bukit region, provide a challenge for even the most experienced wave riders.

Fans of trekking and mountain biking can take a trip up to the mountains around Kintamani or Munduk, exploring trails, waterfalls, and rice fields in cool comfort, or perhaps enjoying whitewater rafting on a range of rivers in the area. Bali’s Hindu culture is unique to the island, and permeates all aspects of everyday life. Ceremonies are held almost every, celebrating the cycles of the moon, holidays, birth, marriage, coming of age, and passing away. Traditional clothing is still commonly worn, and visitors are often surprised by the canang sari offerings to Gods and demons that are found everywhere on sidewalks, shrines, stores, and homes.

Traditional dances and plays are regularly performed for locals and visitors alike, to the accompanying sound of the gamelan orchestra. Balinese culture is part of life everywhere on the island, but has found a center in Ubud, which, despite being one of the world’s most liveable places, is still run according to traditional village principles. Here, rituals, traditional medicine, and magic are still a part of everyday life, and those wishing to explore their spiritual side can find meditation programs and yoga classes that will help them achieve inner peace.

In contrast, the Southern region of Bali is a perfect home for hedonistic fun, with Kuta a center for visiting party animals drawn by the hundreds of bars and nightclubs on offer. A stone’s throw north, the Seminyak area offers more refined nightlife options, with popular bands and DJs performing regularly, as well as a host of dining choices run by the renowned international chefs who have made Bali their home. During the day, a range of boutiques sell designs by local and global designers, whose cutting edge fashions at reasonable prices attract travelers from all over the world. Tired travelers can pamper themselves with highly affordable massages and spa treatments, or simply relax on a white-sand beach with a cocktail and watch the waves come in. Whatever your interest, Bali has something for you. With so many choices on offer, travelers’ only problem is figuring out what to do and how to do it. Let us do the worrying for you. As your one-stop travel experts, we know how to guide you through the perfect vacation!

Bali Quick-Guide

Bali Snapshot

The island of Bali in Indonesia is year after year voted by the readers of all major travel magazines as one of the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the whole world.

Bali is constantly changing. It’s dynamic. It’s organic. There is rapid development of Bali’s economy, local and international tourism. However, Bali has managed to maintain its uniqueness and magic over the decades, and keeps enchanting visitors from all over the world. Many of whom return regularly. Hotels and Resorts are usually wonderfully decorated and Bali’s love for art and serenity has influenced hotel, restaurant and shop owners, creating a unique atmosphere that touches the heart of millions every year.

Bali’s Variety

Bali offers an incredible wide variety of attractions and there are countless reasons why one should come to the Island of the Gods, and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The welcoming nature of the Balinese, the incredible value for money ratio for almost anything the island has to offer (particularly hotels and resorts, restaurants, private villas, and spas) the unique, vibrant and alive culture, the physical beauty of the island, and the year-round pleasant climate make Bali a place regarded by many visitors as the “Ultimate Island Holiday Destination”.

Bali Accommodation

The number of choices is mind blowing – Any Style, any Budget

You can find everything your heart desires – Bali is perfect for backpackers traveling on a shoestring-budget, and for super luxury holiday seekers looking for a private villa with cook, driver and spectacular views. The amount of choices at hand can be quite overwhelming – even for the seasoned traveler. You might look for one of the best surfing experience Indonesia has to offer? Or you seek a relaxing, luxurious time out? You look to discover a different culture authentically? Stay in the best hotels and resorts and pay little? Get pampered in the best spas in Asia or get relaxing foot massages in one of the many small and really cheap spas that are scattered all over the island? All is there!
Where to stay on Bali

Bali is not easy to grasp in the beginning. There is simply too much to discover and all areas are different. Have a look at our Bali Area Guide on where to stay and then filter our partner hotel list accordingly. There are thousands of hotels you can choose from. And more resorts and small guesthouses are coming up. Plus, there many private villas that can be a great alternative for smaller groups or families.

Check out our partner’s hotel listing for hotels & villas – but make sure you use the filters and the map view, this helps a great deal to narrow down your choices.

Safety & Health

Although there is crime, like in any other tourist destination in the world, the friendly people and the overall safety guarantee visitors a totally relaxing stay. Balinese strongly believe in Karma, which makes it hard for them to cross the line of doing harm to others. There is pick-pocketing, ATM scams, cheating money changers and this sort of stuff. These crimes are mostly committed by Indonesians coming from other islands and particularly ATM cam is conducted by people from Eastern european countries. If you respect some basic rules you will not get into trouble and you can roam around on this beautiful Indonesian Island without problems and enjoy a lifestyle atmosphere that incredibly beautiful.

Bali can show an ugly face when it comes to excessive alcohol consumption and any encounter with illegal drugs. Getting in touch with drugs on Bali can put you into jail straight away. If you get totally drunk in shabby bars, drive under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, spend time with girls who charge for their company, or decide to be careless with your belongings in a dodgy place, then Bali can indeed become a nightmare. Criminal energy is probably the highest around Kuta area.

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