Bali is a touch of paradise but offers a mix of both quiet and full on resorts to give you just the right type of holiday for you... Read more
You'll find inexpensive hotels through to five-star resorts. Tourism is such a big industry here, especially for visiting Australians, that livelier resorts such as Kuta earn Bali the nickname of the Aussie Mediterranean. While it's true that buzzing nightlife can be found, there are also plenty of hideaway resorts, where peace and quiet reign.
Visitors flying into Bali arrive at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known simply as Denpasar (DPS). From there, most holidaymakers head on to one of the palm-fringed beach resorts such as lively Kuta, in the south.
Other notable places to stay in Bali's south include Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Legian, and quiet Sanur.
Ubud is considered to be the cultural centre of the island and visitors can witness traditional arts, dance and music within the fascinating temples of this inland town. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary can also be found in Ubud. Keep an eye on your valuables, these monkeys are known to grab!
Scattered around the island are other attractive resorts, such as Lovina in the north, with its black sands; off the beaten path Pemuteran, in the north west; and Amed in the east, which diving fanatics simply love. Nusa Lembongan is an island off the south-east coast of Bali and is another popular choice for visitors, as is Lombok to the east.
Between all these resorts is the amazing scenery that makes Bali so uniquely stunning: volcanoes, lakes, rainforests, terraced farming lots lining the hills, plantations, and enthralling places of worship such as the rock formation that is home to Hindu temple Tanah Lot.