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Where Is Bali

Hindu Temples in a lake in Bali

Bali, Indonesia lies in the westernmost part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is located in the east of Java and west of Lombok, neighbouring a few smaller islands known as Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Approximately 82.5% of the population of Bali subscribes to Balinese Hinduism as their religion while the rest are either Muslims or Christians.  

Bali is found in the north of Australia, south of Malaysia, southeast of Singapore, and the southwest of Indonesia. It is home to over 4 million people. Denpasar is the capital city of Bali and the most populous part of the island.

Bali is the country’s main tourist destination. 80% of its economy is dependent on tourism-related businesses. Despite being popular for its sophisticated arts, including traditional and modern dance, music, painting, sculpture, leather, and metalworking, Bali does not have a word for ‘artist’ or ‘art’, making the craft free from anyone’s boxed definition of it. In Bali, everyone is an artist, and each of them aspires to create something as beautiful as possible. 

Much has been said about Bali’s captivating beauty, gaining its rightful position as the world’s top destination by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award in March 2017.

“When I follow my heart, I wake up in Bali.”

Aside from its unique vibe, Bali is heaven on earth for its vast landscapes, empty shorelines, and beautiful temples. A good balance between ancient and modern architecture accentuates its uniqueness. The fertile volcanic soil offers a healthy haven for blooming flowers, rich rice terraces, and wide rainforest canopies. 

Though recent developments have been made, Bali still attracts many artists and creative types to visit or live there and indulge in its unassuming magic and positive energy. Bali is undeniably a remote paradise, boasting a tapestry of jungle and mist, and enclosed in the sparkling Indian Ocean. No wonder Bali is considered among the most romantic islands in the world and is a top honeymoon destination in Asia. 

Things To Do in Bali

Aside from the usual combination of shopping, dining, and relaxing, Bali offers more interesting activities.

  • Beaching: Enjoy the wide stretch of popular beaches like Legian and Seminyak. From chilling out to chasing the blues away, these beaches provide the best company. If you’re the more outgoing type, you can check out the exciting nightlife in the busy scene of Kuta. The beaches in South Bali are also the perfect spot if you’re more into upscale and sophisticated ones.

 

  • Try Surfing: Surfers have been visiting the island for its exhilarating surfing spots. For professionals, you may choose Uluwatu and other areas for an added challenge. However, Double Six Beach is predominantly a friendly location for newbies due to its lack of coral reef and an abundance of surf schools

 

  • Diving and Snorkeling: Aside from cheaper diving rates compared to other countries, the old USAT Liberty wreck and bountiful sea creatures make diving and snorkelling in Bali a worthwhile experience.

 

  • Explore the Interior: The volcano-dominated interior of the island attracts around 7 million tourists per year. Trek Mount Batur for sunrise and as you go along, you can also see a well-preserved array of old temples and inviting hot springs. 

 

  • Visit Ubud: Go deeper into the most interior part of the island and visit Ubud. This is the best place to meet locals, enjoy the green and grassy rice fields, and take the stress away through its spas and healing centers.

Best Times to Visit Bali

Being a tropical country, Bali’s weather is pleasantly warm throughout the year. However, there may be occasional monsoons that can dampen the island. Even though there are a lot of things to do when it’s raining in Bali, heavy downpours from December to March can spoil your island experience; the dry summer in June to August is the best time to visit Bali. Unfortunately, this results in a busy scene since a lot of people travel to the area to enjoy its wonders.

Why Choose Bali?

From a small group of travellers that discovered the beauty of Bali to millions of tourists that are continually lured by its natural charm, Bali absolutely deserves a spot in your bucket list.