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Where to Stay in Bali

Where to Stay in Bali


16 Areas of Bali and What to Expect at Each Place

Bali is just one piece of the massive Indonesian puzzle. Nonetheless, a diverse range of land and culture rests within its confines. With a number of regions across the famous island, anyone can find their nook.

Here are 16 areas of Bali that you should know about, as well as secrets and stories to go along. By the time your vacation arrives, you’ll have some idea of where you may fit in to the puzzle, but only experience will show you exactly where you belong.

The Regions of Bali

  • Kuta & Legian

A busy scene with local shopping, nighttime clubbing and even the well-known Waterbom Park. Find a place to stay here by way of opulent villas and budget hostels.

  • Seminyak

Cool cafes, beachfront clubs and bars that break the status quo. Try a mystery dining tour to scope out the hippest Seminyak spots.

  • Canggu

Surfing, yoga and health-centric cafes. There are even rice fields and quiet beaches dappled throughout the area, so you can find your peace and quiet.

  • Umalas

Nature and tranquility in an honest setting. Only 5 minutes from Seminyak, this spot gives you a place to rest without taking you too far from where everything is happening.

  • Ubud

Monkeys, local art and a culture that’s been beautifully preserved. Ubud shows you the island’s soul.

  • Nusa Dua

White sand beaches and luxurious accommodation. Nusa Dua is a place for guests to feast, revel and enjoy the tropical surround.

  • Sanur

Family-friendly beaches, fishing boats and a slower day-to-day. This is a village brought into the modern day.

  • Jimbaran

Top-tier seafood restaurants and lovely villas to go along. Neighboring the airport, it’s a great bookend to any vacation.

  • Uluwatu & Bukit Peninsula

Unparalleled vistas and waves for the surfing enthusiasts. This spot makes a wonderful wedding locale, and it’s laid back all the while.

  • Lovina & North Bali

Temples, waterfalls and villages. This area takes you back in time.

  • Menjangan

Flora, fauna and a quietude you can’t find elsewhere. The West Bali National Park is beyond worth the exploration.

  • Candidasa

Peaceful beaches, waterfalls and scuba diving. This water-centric region lets you escape the crowds.

  • Amed

Some of the best snorkeling on the island, and diving to go along. The underwater scene thrives here.

  • Bedugul & Munduk

Lakes, rice fields and mountains. This region takes the elevation up a notch, and you may even need a sweater in the evenings!

  • Nusa Lembongan, Cenigan & Penida

Islands all their own suited for paddle boarding, diving, surfing and more. A quick boat can get you where you wish to go.

  • Lombok & Gili Islands

Traditional and secluded islands in the Balinese archipelago. Every now and then, a fantastic beach party arises, but it’s otherwise a quiet escape.

Find Your Favorite Bali Spot

There’s one thing we can say for certain—wherever you are in Bali, you’re bound to have a good time. All it takes is a little traveling to find where you fit best.