Bali

From the coral reefs of Tulamben to the mountain peaks of Kintamani, Bali is home to natural wonders as well as an incredibly diverse array of cultural sights. Observe fascinating marine creatures with a snorkelling or diving trip, or trek through tropical rainforests. See how the Balinese live with a visit to traditional village communities, or attend a dance performance and learn about ancient temples.

Explore the island’s unique culture with a stroll around the Ubud art market and souvenir stalls, or attend a Kecak dance performance to witness a traditional Balinese ritual. Then head to the famous Tegallalang rice terraces, or to see the iconic temple of Uluwatu with its cliff-top setting and sunset backdrop.

If you want to shop, head to Canggu where you’ll find tightly curated boutiques like Eko & Co’s wabi sabi ceramics and ethereal feminine womenswear. Or if you’re craving something more glitzy, the malls in Seminyak will satisfy your needs with high-end brands like Chanel and Dior.

To make the most of your trip, take advantage of one of the excellent half day and full day tour packages on offer from many of the island’s hotels and travel agencies. Alternatively, you can rent a scooter to get around, or use online taxi apps such as GoJEK and Grab (although these tend to be less reliable). Driving in Bali can be a little tricky, particularly during peak times, but if you’re patient, it should be easy enough to navigate even during the most crowded periods.

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