Bali Island of the Gods is located between Java and Lombok. It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its area is 5637 km ², which corresponds to an average size of about 80/120 km. Its population is approximately 3,000,000 people. It forms a province whose main city is Denpasar.
Like many parts of Indonesia, Bali is characterized by the beauty of its landscapes, climate, and the originality of its culture.
The island is the main destination of Tourism in Indonesia.
Bali is crossed from east to west by a volcanic chain which includes several peaks over 2,000 meters above sea level, and many active volcanoes, including the famous Gunung Agung rising to over 3140 m.
The volcanic nature of the earth contributes to an exeptionnelle fertility, regular rainfall and high relief irrigate the beautiful rice terraces network.
Candidasa is located in the Samuh neigborhood of the Bugbug Village, 12 kilometres southwest of Amlapura, the main town and capital of the Karangasem regency. It was formerly known as Teluk Kehen (Kehen Bay), but since the tourism industry was introduced the name was changed to Candidasa. Only one thing is for sure, Candidasa is a tranquil coast offering varying accommodation, from basic to five-star resorts.It is also a strategic place from where to explore the east of the island, which boasts ...
Canggu Beach is a coastal village and an up-and-coming resort area that is roughly situated between Seminyak and Tanah Lot. The coastline of Canggu comprises different black-sand beaches, almost all with surf breaks that are popular haunts of surfers from around the world. These include the beaches of Berawa that borders just north of Seminyak's Batubelig beach, Batu Bolong, Batu Mejan aka "Echo Beach", Pererenan, Seseh and Mengening just south of Tanah Lot. The countryside of Canggu Beach also ...
Jimbaran beach and the famous Jimbaran Bay are located on Bali's southwestern coast of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and the Bukit Peninsula. The beach and the bay of Jimbaran offers small secluded areas, where tranquility and peace are the perfect antidote to a stressful world. The land gently slopes away from the beach revealing exclusive celebrity haunts hidden under a canopy of leafy tropical forests.
Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Quickly becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions, this island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali. Neither hawkers nor traffic mar the magnificent scenery; this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling. The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere, and a vivid aqua blue in colour.
Sanur Beach, Bali's earliest beach resort, features a relaxed coastal ambiance. Located on the eastern side of the island's isthmus, it is the opposite of Kuta, both in characteristics and nuance. The former fishing village maintains most of its charm and continues to attract repeat visitors, mostly from Europe. Among Bali's first hotels and beachfront retreats, together with an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and bars and an assortment of innovative and modern entertainment venues share the ...
Seminyak is Bali's most fashionable beach, home to among the island's luxurious resorts and host to a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets, from Jalan Petitenget to Jalan Kayu Aya. Seminyak's Petitenget Beach offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its sister strands of Kuta and Legian to the south. However, after sunset a livelier nightlife scene takes over.
Seseh Tanah Lot
Seseh can be found on the west coast of Bali in the between Tabanan and Seminyak/Kuta. A tiny and traditional fishing village which, like most in Bali still practices the daily rituals of the Hindu faith. Seseh is unique in Bali in that it is an active fishing village which is surrounded by miles upon miles of lush green rice terraces, still today the main livelihood for the villagers.
If it's natural beauty you're after, Tabanan has no shortage of breathtaking vistas of terraced rice paddies, black sand beaches, and looming mountains. There is a real sense of authentic Bali here, as the rampant development of Bali's southern coasts further to the east has not yet marred the countryside of Tabanan. Whether you're in for some surfing, hiking up thickly forested trails, cruising around in a 4-wheel drive or simply relaxing in a luxury villa, Tabanan offers a scenic escape.
The beaches of the Bukit Peninsula are among the most beautiful in Bali. They are also renowned for being world famous surf spots. Some resemble sublime wild creeks, where swimming and surfing are, for once, "compatible".
Ubud is considered in many ways Bali's cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is home of one of Bali's royal families. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, ...