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Rejuvenate on idyllic beaches, explore mystical temples, browse galleries or cycle through the lush countryside of this famous island in the Indonesian archipelago.

Bali’s attractions draw a range of people, from backpackers and expats, to families and honeymooners. This once sleepy tropical island has become world famous for its gorgeous beaches, rolling mountains and unique cultural, spiritual and artistic flair.

Bali can be very cheap or moderately expensive, depending on your needs. Stay in a resort or hotel and book a tour, hire a private guide, jump in a taxi or bus, or rent a bicycle, motorbike or car to get around.

The island’s most famous beaches are in North Kuta, just a short drive north from the international airport at Denpasar, Bali’s capital city. Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are a surfer’s paradise. In the villages of Kuta and Legian, markets, bars, water parks and food outlets keep the crowds entertained. Head to Sanur Beach, on the east coast, to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that makes this part of the island popular with families.

Spend a few days inland, among the rice paddies and forests of Tegallalang Village or Ubud to see a more cultural side of Bali. Ubud is Bali’s artistic capital, so take your pick from the Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Art Museum, Antonio Blanco Museum and the Arma Museum. Take a yoga class, bike along rice paddies or see the macaques on the temples’ roofs in Ubud Monkey Forest. Don’t miss the mysterious Elephant Cave, and take a dip in the ninth-century Tirta Empul baths.

South of Ubud, meet the animals at the Bali Zoo and Bali Bird Park. North of Ubud, in central Bali, is the Gunung Kawi Temple, carved into the mountain.

In South Kuta is idyllic Jimbaran Beach. Head here to enjoy a seafood banquet with your toes in the sand. On the east coast of South Kuta is Nusa Dua with Mengiat Beach and the Pasifika Museum. On the southwest coast, the Uluwatu Temple sits atop rugged cliffs, one of the best places on the island to watch the famous Bali sunset.

Popular cities in Bali

Ubud
Known for Forests, Spas and Relaxing

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Reasons to visit

  • Ubud Monkey Forest
    Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Puri Lukisan Museum
    Puri Lukisan Museum
  • Goa Gajah
    Goa Gajah
Nusa Dua Beach featuring a beach and tropical scenes
Nusa Dua
Known for Beaches, Relaxing and Family-Friendly

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Reasons to visit

  • Nusa Dua Beach
    Nusa Dua Beach
  • Tanjung Benoa
    Tanjung Benoa
  • Moon Cot Sari Turtle Farm
    Moon Cot Sari Turtle Farm
Double Six Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach
Seminyak
Known for Beaches, Spas and Cafes

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Reasons to visit

  • Seminyak Square
    Seminyak Square
  • Double Six Beach
    Double Six Beach
  • Eat Street
    Eat Street
Denpasar
Known for Beaches, Family-Friendly and Romantic

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Reasons to visit

  • Sanur Beach
    Sanur Beach
  • Bajra Sandhi Monument
    Bajra Sandhi Monument
Jimbaran Beach which includes food and a sunset
Kuta
Known for Beaches, Shopping and Sea

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Reasons to visit

  • Kuta Beach
    Kuta Beach
  • Segara Beach
    Segara Beach
Karangasem
Known for Snorkeling, Relaxing and Diving

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