This is where you will find the most hustle and bustle of Bali. Lots of bargain market shopping, beach bars, restaurants, bars and clubs. This area is also home to the famous Waterbom Park. There is a small selection of private villas in this area and many resorts and hotels from budget to five star luxury.
If you are looking for downtown Bali, fun on the beach and some time spent bartering Kuta/Legian is the place for you!
Seminyak is currently Bali’s number one tourist spots. With a wide selection of private villas and resort, boutiques shopping, fine dining, funky cafes, 5 star beach clubs and trendy bars it is attracting a legion of returning fans.
For the coffee lovers, foodies and serious shoppers out there Seminyak is the place for you!
Canggu and beyond
Canggu has grown wildly in popularity over the past three years. It’s gone from a sleepy surf area to Bali’s up and coming number one tourist spot. Known for it’s hipster surfers, amazing sunset spots and vast array of healthy cafes. It’s not as quiet as it was once known for as it is gaining in popularity at a rate of knots.
There are still some gorgeous rice fields left to enjoy and there is a range of accommodation on offer from huge, luxury villas to cheap homestays…and everything in between!
If you are a surf lover, shoppers or foodies this is the place for you!
Set inland Umalas is only a 5 minute drive to the streets of Seminyak. With a good range of private villas Umalas is proving to be a popular spot for tourists wanting to be close to Seminyak but not in the thick of it all. Umalas is home to some hidden gems when it comes to places to eat and is a gorgeous Rice Field area.
If you are looking to be close to Seminyak but away from the busy streets and want to discover a hidden gem this is the place for you!
Up the mountains Ubud has long been known as the cultural heart of Bali. Ubud is a scenic 1 hour driver from Seminyak/Legian/Kuta and is popular for day trips among tourists. For those who wish to soak in the culture and beauty longer Ubud has many luxurious villas and a range of hotel style accommodation. Home to the famous Sacred Monkey Forest, rice terraces, art and craft markets, cultural performance and various activities on offer Ubud is a paradise all of it’s own.
If you are looking for a cultural or spiritual experience and to discover the beauty of the rice terraces is the place for you!
Home to many 5 star hotels and a few 5 star villas Nusa Dua features gorgeous white sand beaches. You can feast at the many options of restaurants most of which are housed within resorts.
If you are into resort style holidaying and going 5 star in a sprawling resort with all of the trimmings this is the place for you!
Sanur generally attracts an older or family orientated crowd. With a great sheltered beach for swimming and much slower pace than the Kuta-Seminyak area, Sanur offers a more village feel. The beaches are lined by colourful wooden fishing boats and the long path way along the beach is popular for hiring bicycles and riding along.
If you are looking for a slower pace, to swim in a calm ocean and feel like you’re in a village this is the place for you!
Jimbaran’s proximity to the airport makes it a great choice either at the start of the end of your Bali trip. It’s started as a fisherman’s village and is still home to the freshest seafood on the Island. You can choose your seafood that comes straight off the boats to be cooked up.
Many gorgeous villas, resorts, restaurants and attractions have been added to this area of the Island in the past few years.
If you are looking for a gorgeous seaside stop close to the airport this is the place for you!
Home to many flashy event style, cliff top villas that are used for wedding and events this area has gorgeous blue water and accommodation generally has fabulous views. Favoured by surfers in the high season looking to catch the reef break the general area has a laid back feel. You can also visit some 5 star beach clubs here as a day visitor.
If you are looking to surf the reef back or have a 5 star event or getaway with a killer view this is the place for you!
Nusa Lembongan, Cenigan & penida
Just a 30 minute boat ride from Sanur Nusa Lembongan, Cenigan & Penida are great add on destinations to your Bali holiday. With crystal clear water and white sand these Island are a snorkeler or diver’s paradise. Featuring many different styles of accommodation and some villas with killer views the Islands are still quiet in comparasion to the South of Bali, laid back and well worth a visit.
If you are looking to enjoy the water (snorkel, surf, standup paddleboard, dive) and totally relax this is the place for you!
Accessible by boat or plane Lombok and the Gili Islands are another option as an add on to your Bali Holiday. Beautiful water and great surf these Islands are still quite traditional but do offer a range of accommodation and a selection of dinning options. Some spots also offer some massive beach parties!
If you are looking for either a truly quiet Island getaway or a mass Island beach party this is the place for you!