THIS ‘Island of the Gods’ is aptly named. Fringed with perfect beaches and colourful coral reefs, Bali is a land of stunning natural beauty and friendly people who are proud of their ancient culture and traditions. Bali’s southern shores are by far the most popular part of the island – and for good reason. Here lie the soft sands, colourful ‘jukung’ fishing boats, great surfing spots and excellent beach resorts that Bali beach holidays are known for.
Bali is easy to travel around, thanks to its size, with a real variety of things to do taking in culture, activity and beach Don’t miss Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali, bursting with arts and crafts and with a laid-back café culture. There are galleries, temples and markets to explore, all a pleasant assault on the senses. Essentially a series of 14 sprawling villages, in tourist terms ‘Ubud’ generally refers to the central town area, which can be explored on foot. Bali is a great option if you’re looking for a luxury spa retreat in tranquil surroundings amid stunning scenery. The island has an excellent range of beach resorts including family-friendly, relaxed and low-key, lively, and stylish and high-end. Head inland to explore lush rice terraces and dramatic valleys.