About Bali Buddies

Hi! Welcome to Bali Buddies.

Bali Buddies is your Insider’s guide to enjoying the best of Bali – on any budget. We write about where to eat, drink, stay, play and relax in Bali – whether you’re living in Bali or planning to visit for a holiday. 

If you’re planning a holiday in Bali the best place to start is on our Areas of Bali page.

We feature lots of information and Bali travel tips about where to stay, how to get around and all of the best things to do in Bali. Our aim is to provide you with a complete resource for your time in Bali, as well as the encouragement to go!

We hope this information will be useful whether you are a resident to Bali, planning to move to Bali or planning to visit Bali as a tourist. 

The founder of Bali Buddies: Karlie Cummins
Team Bali Buddies enjoying a floating afternoon delight in the pool

Who Are We?

Bali Buddies has a team of Bali lovers that produce content, market Bali and answer questions, led by the Founder Karlie Cummins.

Karlie is an Australian expat living with her family in Sanur, Bali. After 15 years of travelling to Bali as a tourist, Karlie moved to live in Bali full time with her husband and two children in 2017. 

Karlie founded Bali Buddies in 2012 and has been helping people to enjoy the best of Bali ever since, whether as a tourist or a resident. She founded Bali Buddies to share her love of Bali and to encourage others to explore more of the Island she now calls home. 

Karlie has built a team of other passionate Bali lovers who continue to explore the Island and keep their audience up to date with all things Bali. 

Bali Buddies is proud to work with many of the Island’s best business, support a number of Bali based charities, cooperate with the Tourism Board and act as an intermediary with the Australian media when it comes to reporting on Bali.

If you’d like to get in contact, please fill in the form on the contact page. Let us know what you would like to read next about Bali!