Bali Travel Guide

Bali Travel Guide

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Bali is known as the Island of the Gods for a reason. It’s one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbors... Read More

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods for a reason. It’s one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbors—and even after decades of tourism development—it stands alone in its incomparable beauty. It is part of the Coral Triangle, which has the highest diversity of marine species on earth, making the coral reefs that surround the island a spectacular sight. Despite the island’s small size, its population holds most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. Bali is known for surfing, ancient temples, and palaces, but also has active volcanoes and wild jungles. It has white-sand beaches in the south, and striking black sand in the north and west.

Bali has been a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world, but especially Australians and Americans, for the past few decades. As a result, the island is well accustomed to meeting the needs of international tourists. Travel + Leisure’s Bali travel guide will help you make the perfect trip to see Bali’s ancient and natural wonders.

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Best Time To Go

The rainy season lasts from October until March, with monsoon-level downpours, and is not the best time for tourism. The high season, which is Easter week and Chinese New Year, generally has higher hotel rates. The best time to find deals for Bali travel is between September and December, and the best time to visit is during the dry season, April through October.

Transportation

Public transportation in Bali is hard to come by, but it is possible to travel by taxi or to rent a motorbike.

Weather

Bali is situated near the equator and benefits from a tropical climate, with an average year-round temperature of 86°F (30°C).

Know Before You Go

One of the most picturesque things to do in Bali is a sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur. If you’re intrepid, fit, and don’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to go, you’ll be rewarded with some of the island’s most spectacular views.

Language

Balinese, Indonesian, English

Electric

230 V Type C and F (two-prong) plug

Currency

Indonesian rupiah

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