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It’s easy to see why Bali has become Indonesia’s most-loved island. A similar size to Norfolk, this petite isle has a rich interior of volcanic peaks and steamy jungles, encircled by sweeping beaches and bath-warm waters. Combine this with Bali’s laidback charm, and you’ve got a recipe for success. The calm, tropical seas are filled with vibrant corals and exotic marine life, while the powdery sands are lined with palm trees and chilled-out bars. If you’re looking for some beach time, a holiday to Bali ticks all the boxes.

Bali’s beaches are as diverse as they are beautiful. Whether you want to unroll your towel on a quiet stretch of sand, or spend your time hopping between oceanfront bars and the water, there’s a spot with your name on. Tranquil Sanur and Nusa Dua are perfect for some downtime, while lively Kuta is all about pulsing bars and gorgeous sunsets. If you’re looking for something in-between, popular Seminyak strikes a balance between soft sands, surf schools and sea-view bars.

Tempting though it might be to spend your entire Bali holiday on the beach, there’s more to see beyond the coast. In the heart of the island, Ubud is a must-visit. This scenic area is a mosaic of pea-green rice fields and tangled forests, interspersed with incense-fused temples and eco-friendly spas. Ubud is famous for its well-preserved Balinese culture, too, so you can expect to see traditional dancing and markets filled with handmade crafts. And you can meet some of Bali’s cutest residents at Ubud’s famous Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

Bali’s beaches may have caught the world’s attention, but it’s the island’s rich culture, fantastic cuisine and welcoming people which have made it so unwaveringly popular. With eco-lodges and luxury resorts, child-friendly waters and romantic coves, tropical jungles and colourful corals, Bali offers endless variety. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, our experts will be able to create the perfect Bali holiday for you.


Best beaches

Discover Ubud

Things to do

Best time to go

Best beaches in Bali

Powdery sands are a major draw of any holiday to Bali, and the island’s beaches certainly live up to the hype. You’ll find Bali’s best beaches in the south, where the Bukit Peninsula is brushed by the Indian Ocean on either side.

Southernmost Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s iconic beauty spots. Surrounded by five-star resorts, this picturesque beach has soft white sands, gentle waves and a laidback vibe – ideal for honeymooners or couples seeking some downtime. Up the coast, on the east side of the peninsula, sleepy Sanur Beach is equally relaxed. You can paddle in the calm waters, meander through labyrinthine lanes, and go for a leisurely stroll down the path that runs along the back of the beach.

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If you’re looking for somewhere livelier on your Bali holiday, head to popular Kuta. One of Bali’s busiest beaches, this wide sandy stretch is peppered with bars and clubs. Why not grab a cold beer and settle in to watch one of Kuta’s spectacular sunsets? Further north, trendy Seminyak is something of a haven for surfers, while the hip bars and restaurants offer delicious seafood and fruity cocktails.

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Discover Ubud

If you fancy some time away from the beach, head inland to Ubud. Hidden away in Bali’s uplands, this luscious landscape features tiered rice fields, forest-clad mountains and the rushing Ayung River. Known as the ‘Cultural Heart of Bali’, Ubud has gained a fantastic reputation for the arts and, more recently, yoga retreats and luxury spas. Explore the vibrant markets – where the stalls are piled high with hand-crafted goods – and browse boutiques filled with colourful artwork. You can watch a traditional dance show, join a sunrise yoga class, and unwind in one of Ubud’s serene spas with a Balinese massage – no trip to Bali would be complete without one.

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There are plenty of sites to see, too. A visit to Ubud’s famous Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a must for animal-lovers, as you’ll be able to watch dozens of curious Balinese long-tailed monkeys playing in the trees. For a spot of culture, spend a day marveling at Ubud Palace’s wonderful architecture, or admire paintings and sculptures in ARMA Museum.

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Things to do in Bali

Sunny days spent on the beach and exploring beautiful Ubud are sure to be highlights of your holiday to Bali – but there’s a lot more to discover. This Indonesian isle is home to more than 20,000 temples, so you should try to visit at least one of them. A 30-minute drive from Nusa Dua, dramatic Uluwatu is worth seeing. This Balinese Hindu sea temple is perched on a clifftop above the waves, and boasts sweeping views across the ocean. Or you could visit the famous ‘floating lake temple’ at Lake Beratan. The name may not be familiar, but you’ll probably recognise it – Ulun Danu Temple is something of a poster child in Bali.

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Of course, Bali is surrounded by turquoise seas, so there’s also a lot of activities available out on the water. You could book a dolphin-watching trip, or go snorkelling or diving to see corals teeming with tropical fish. If you want to explore further afield, why not hop over to Gili Trawangan for a day? Also known as Gili T, this nearby island is famous for its pearly sands and beautiful reefs.

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Best time to visit Bali

Bali owes its postcard beaches and lush landscapes to its tropical climate. It's warm here all year round, with daytime temperatures rarely dropping below 25°C. But it’s best to plan your Bali holiday for the dry season, which runs from April to October. At this time of year, temperatures hover in the low-thirties and rain is minimal – ideal conditions for lazy beach days and exploring exotic Ubud. Plus, if you’re a keen surfer, this is also when Bali’s waves are at their best on the west coast.

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November to March is monsoon season, when you can expect high humidity and heavy showers in the afternoon – but you’ll still get a fair amount of sunshine. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly break to Bali, consider going at this time of year. Hotels are much cheaper during the monsoon and, as an added bonus, the beaches will be quieter, too.

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Best beaches

Best beaches in Bali

Powdery sands are a major draw of any holiday to Bali, and the island’s beaches certainly live up to the hype. You’ll find Bali’s best beaches in the south, where the Bukit Peninsula is brushed by the Indian Ocean on either side.

Southernmost Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s iconic beauty spots. Surrounded by five-star resorts, this picturesque beach has soft white sands, gentle waves and a laidback vibe – ideal for honeymooners or couples seeking some downtime. Up the coast, on the east side of the peninsula, sleepy Sanur Beach is equally relaxed. You can paddle in the calm waters, meander through labyrinthine lanes, and go for a leisurely stroll down the path that runs along the back of the beach.

Show More
Show Less

If you’re looking for somewhere livelier on your Bali holiday, head to popular Kuta. One of Bali’s busiest beaches, this wide sandy stretch is peppered with bars and clubs. Why not grab a cold beer and settle in to watch one of Kuta’s spectacular sunsets? Further north, trendy Seminyak is something of a haven for surfers, while the hip bars and restaurants offer delicious seafood and fruity cocktails.

Show More
Show Less

Discover Ubud

Discover Ubud

If you fancy some time away from the beach, head inland to Ubud. Hidden away in Bali’s uplands, this luscious landscape features tiered rice fields, forest-clad mountains and the rushing Ayung River. Known as the ‘Cultural Heart of Bali’, Ubud has gained a fantastic reputation for the arts and, more recently, yoga retreats and luxury spas. Explore the vibrant markets – where the stalls are piled high with hand-crafted goods – and browse boutiques filled with colourful artwork. You can watch a traditional dance show, join a sunrise yoga class, and unwind in one of Ubud’s serene spas with a Balinese massage – no trip to Bali would be complete without one.

Show More
Show Less

There are plenty of sites to see, too. A visit to Ubud’s famous Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a must for animal-lovers, as you’ll be able to watch dozens of curious Balinese long-tailed monkeys playing in the trees. For a spot of culture, spend a day marveling at Ubud Palace’s wonderful architecture, or admire paintings and sculptures in ARMA Museum.

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Bali

Sunny days spent on the beach and exploring beautiful Ubud are sure to be highlights of your holiday to Bali – but there’s a lot more to discover. This Indonesian isle is home to more than 20,000 temples, so you should try to visit at least one of them. A 30-minute drive from Nusa Dua, dramatic Uluwatu is worth seeing. This Balinese Hindu sea temple is perched on a clifftop above the waves, and boasts sweeping views across the ocean. Or you could visit the famous ‘floating lake temple’ at Lake Beratan. The name may not be familiar, but you’ll probably recognise it – Ulun Danu Temple is something of a poster child in Bali.

Show More
Show Less

Of course, Bali is surrounded by turquoise seas, so there’s also a lot of activities available out on the water. You could book a dolphin-watching trip, or go snorkelling or diving to see corals teeming with tropical fish. If you want to explore further afield, why not hop over to Gili Trawangan for a day? Also known as Gili T, this nearby island is famous for its pearly sands and beautiful reefs.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Bali

Bali owes its postcard beaches and lush landscapes to its tropical climate. It's warm here all year round, with daytime temperatures rarely dropping below 25°C. But it’s best to plan your Bali holiday for the dry season, which runs from April to October. At this time of year, temperatures hover in the low-thirties and rain is minimal – ideal conditions for lazy beach days and exploring exotic Ubud. Plus, if you’re a keen surfer, this is also when Bali’s waves are at their best on the west coast.

Show More
Show Less

November to March is monsoon season, when you can expect high humidity and heavy showers in the afternoon – but you’ll still get a fair amount of sunshine. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly break to Bali, consider going at this time of year. Hotels are much cheaper during the monsoon and, as an added bonus, the beaches will be quieter, too.

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