Bali is one of the most popular and most visited tropical "hideaways" around the world. It is a destination that attracts hedonists, surfers and yogis as well as visitors of all generations.
Bali has a rightful reputation one of the most beautiful islands on earth. No wonder! Beautiful temples set on a dreamy coastline, long sandy beaches and beautiful rice fields. This is Bali. The island also boasts a range of natural treasures, from waterfalls to peaks from where you can watch the sunrise.
Due to its popularity, the island attracts hordes of tourists every year, but don't let that deter you from visiting this Indonesian island's magnificent cultural treasures, such as the Uluwatu cliff-top temple and the sacred pools of Tirta Empul.
When to travel to Bali?
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, during the dry season. Bali has only two seasons - rainy and dry season. Throughout the year, daily temperatures range at a pleasant 30 degrees, only the percentage of humidity and the amount of precipitation change.
What should I see in Bali?
Bali impresses with a wide range of activities that will delight both tireless adrenaline junkies and lovers of cultural attractions. All this is accompanied by truly magical nature, full of friendly inhabitants. To get started, you can visit National park in the northwest of the island, where you will be able to immerse yourself in the pristine jungle. Unfortunately, you won't find tigers here, as the last Balinese tiger was shot more than 80 years ago, but magnificent sambar deer graze here, accompanied by bird song by Balinese starlings (one of the rarest bird species in the world) and mischievous species of monkeys.
Even in Ubud, you will be able to socialize with many monkeys accustomed to human company. Monkey Forest in Ubud it is one of the best tourist attractions on the island, as you can admire the little monkeys splashing in the fountains there, take photos with them and watch them play tricks. And speaking of nature. There is nothing better than starting the day with the sunrise at the top of the Batur volcano, which rises as high as 1,717 m above sea level. Of course, you will not be alone at the top, as not hundreds of travelers go every morning for a spiritual encounter with the rising sun, which is truly something special. Already because of the magnificent views of the island's highest peak, Mount Agung and Mount Rinjani on neighboring Lombok. This is far from the end of Bali's natural wonders.
Tropical rains on the island create an abundance of waterfalls. The Tegenungan waterfall near Ubud is one of the most popular, and the Nungung waterfall is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular. On the north side of the island you will find Sekumpul waterfall, where you can cool off in a pool formed by a combined cascade of seven waterfalls. Now let's get back to the coast. You can find a series of temples on various hills and islets along the coast. Among the most famous is the Uluwatu Temple, perched on top of a cliff above the reefs, against which the waves roar, creating one of the most challenging surfing amphitheatres in the world.
You can also find several sea temples in Bali, the most famous being the temple Tanah Lot, which attracts sunset lovers due to its spectacular location on a steep islet. When visiting Bali, do not miss the mysterious town of Ubud, hidden among the vast rice fields. Here you can also find the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, which are among the most photogenic on the island. Because of their uniqueness, they were even included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
How to explore Bali?
The best way to travel around Bali is with a rental car and driver. This option gives you the freedom to move around without having to deal with the often chaotic Balinese traffic. You can also use a bicycle for shorter distances, but be careful, because the road is extremely varied. Often tourists also rent scooters, but the Indonesian government is expected to ban this option soon due to frequent traffic accidents.
How much is a plane ticket to Bali?
You will pay between 400 and 600 euros for a return ticket from Europe to Jakarta. You can find a ticket from Jakarta to Denpasar for just a few tens of euros. You can search for flight tickets according to your vacation date HERE.
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Covid-19 restrictions in Indonesia
Passengers who have been fully vaccinated can enter Indonesia without additional tests and quarantine, but those who have not been vaccinated cannot enter the country (without a medical certificate that vaccination is not possible for medical reasons). Check all current information about Covid-19 restrictions HERE.
Accommodation in Bali
Bakung Cozy Cottage
Located 2 km from Giri Putri Cave, Bakung Cozy Cottage offers an outdoor pool in a lush garden where visitors can rest and relax. The cute cottages lined up in the garden offer everything travelers need, including air conditioning and TV, and sea views. Every morning you are spoiled with an à la carte, continental or American breakfast.
Villa Telaga Wana
Villa Telaga Wana is located in Sukawati, 8.6 km from Tegenungan Waterfall. It offers guests an outdoor swimming pool in a beautiful, lush garden, and all the cottages also boast terraces. All rooms have a private bathroom, some offer a nice view of the pool. In the mornings, you are spoiled with an à la carte, continental or Asian breakfast.