Charming east Bali seaside town and gateway to the great Bali outdoors.
Due to its far-flung location away from the popular beach resorts on the island's south, Candidasa and most of East Bali offer landscapes of rugged beauty and laidback seascapes with treasures hidden under their waves.
The main Jalan Raya Candidasa road winds through the region and it helps you navigate the exotic and less-explored highlights of Bali's remote east. Candidasa alone serves as a great stopover on tours to the north-eastern parts of the island, where some of Bali's major dive sites like Amed and Tulamben reside
Relaxed rural living with great beaches, relaxed dining and close to Seminyak.
The best things to do in Canggu includes some of Bali’s most iconic landmarks that are found along the southwestern coast. The main hub of Canggu is Echo Beach, where you can enjoy great surfing, a wonderful sunset dining scene, and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Enjoy horse riding along Canggu’s exotic black-sand coasts, spend the day at a waterpark, or take up a cooking class with a renowned local chef. We’ve also included Tanah Lot Temple, located about 12 km southeast of Canggu Beach. One of the most photographed temples in Bali.
Idyllic white sand bay, safe swimming and renowned for its seafood restaurants.
Jimbaran is a fishing village and coastal resort south of Kuta. Jimbaran Bay has a long beach with calm waters. It's lined with fish restaurants and backed by tropical forest. At its northern end, colorful boats are pulled up by the lively, open-air Kedonganan fish market. Southwest of the bay are Dreamland Beach and Balangan Beach, known for their strong surf waves.
Is a peaceful village located just a few kilometres up the coastline from Sanur. It is essentially a rural area known for its fertile volcanic soil and rice terraces that grow by the sea. Ketewel is accessed by a new bypass that enables travelers to explore Bali with relative ease.
Some of the best things to do in Nusa Dua can be found on pristine beaches like Pantai Mengiat and Geger Beach. There’s lots of variety available here, from leisurely activities like swimming and snorkeling to challenging surf conditions. The beaches are also noted to be some of Bali’s most secluded as they're situated in a luxury enclave of 5-star resorts and hotels.
Nusa Dua has several galleries that display valuable artwork collected from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Temples are everywhere to be found in Nusa Dua, and you can see unique rituals and celebrations on certain days of the month. Whether you’re a beachgoer or an art lover, check out our guide on what to do in Nusa Dua.
Bali’s original tourist town attracts a laid-back and sophisticated crowd
Sanur is known for being one of the most quiet and family friendly areas of Bali Indonesia, but there are also plenty of good things to do in Sanur.
Families will love the laid back atmosphere and chill restaurants at Sanur Beach, and the sunrise views here are some of the best you can find anywhere in Bali.
This sleepy seaside town on the east coast of Bali was one of the original birth places of Bali’s tourism, and it’s still popular for its nice hotels, shopping, breakfast, massages, and easy access to the Nusa islands.
The fashionable epicenter of southern Bali’s wining, dining, shopping and nightlife scene.
Seminyak is Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale beach resort area, where the top draws are its beautiful beaches and chilled-out vibes. Compared to the likes of Ubud, there’s not a huge number of things to see and do here, but there are some fun, family-friendly attractions to enjoy.
Despite humble beginnings, Seminyak is now a very modern part of Bali.
Even so, among the glitz and glamour of the boutique shopping streets and fine-dining restaurants are some traditional touches like Petitenget Temple. If you’re looking for something to do between sunbathing sessions on some of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, you’ll find a good selection of distractions here.
The real rural Bali of rice fields, traditional villages and deserted beaches.
Tabanan is a Regency in central Bali, best-known for its nature, especially its UNESCO recognized tea plantations. Tabanan occupies about 15 percent of Balinese land. It is still a newly recognized destination for travelers and has only recently become home to several large luxury resorts. As Tabanan is known for its natural landscape, popular activities revolve around nature or Balinese culture.
Mega villas perched along cliff tops above turquoise waters and white sands.
It’s a place of contradictions. It’s Bali’s southern most point. It’s hot and it’s arid. But it’s just twenty minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport; it’s home to millionaires and celebrities and exclusive addresses and it’s also where you’ll find world renowned surf breaks and beaches hidden by steep cliff faces.
Bali’s cultural capital where art, yoga and wholesome living hold sway.
Ubud is 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 the home of the Balinese Royal family and a flourishing arts centre. Most of Bali's museums and galleries are centered in Ubud, but culture and history rich Bali is peppered with museums and galleries. These museums and galleries offer paintings, woodcarvings, textiles and all kinds of souvenirs for viewing and also purchase. Puri Lukisan Museum in centre of Ubud, Neka Museum in Campuhan, Seniwati Gallery and Agung Rai Museum in Pengosekan is a must, to see the difference between creative art and more commercial products.
Laid back rice field charm just 10 minutes from Seminyak’s bright lights.
Umalas is one of the best kept secrets in Bali. Ideally sandwiched between popular Seminyak and hip and happening Canggu, Umalas has been long favored by long-time Bali expats. The laidback area is still streaked by green rice fields and offers a relaxing change of pace from busy Seminyak (along with amazing villas!) but watch this space – more and more restaurants and cafes are popping up in this relaxed neighborhood.