From world-class luxury hotels and resorts to quaint, family-run local accommodation, Bali has a place for everyone. This small island is a tropical paradise, one of the many thousands of islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
Beach culture is one of Bali’s major attractions, with mile upon mile of warm, golden sands for relaxation. Five-star hotels and resorts offer all the comforts to be expected from such establishments, with shimmering pools, lush vegetation and traditional furnishings in rooms and public spaces.
Peace and tranquillity can be found in luxurious Seminyak or in the idyllic offshore island of Nusa Lembongan. Lovers of nightlife can head for Kuta where the music and dancing is non-stop and opportunities abound for social gatherings and superb local cuisine.
Glorious sunsets can be enjoyed from the veranda, with a cool drink to hand after a hard day of shopping or dining. The more adventurous can discover the natural history of the island, climbing volcanoes or coming face to face with native fauna such as Komodo dragons.
Bali has a strong artistic culture too, and as well as many local crafts produced by artisans, there are opportunities to witness temple ceremonies or stunning examples of local dancing. Bali’s music is world-renowned, and its gamelan performances – with drums, gongs, bamboo flutes, xylophones and other indigenous instruments – transport listeners to an older age of innocence and delight.