Located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali covers an area of 5,633 square kilometers and is home to approximately 4 million inhabitants. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali is a true paradise that is always exciting to explore.
With its unique culture, stunning rice terraces, and welcoming and warm-hearted population, Bali attracts over a million visitors each year. Despite the tourism boom of the last thirty years, the Balinese have remained committed to their culture and religion.
The main destinations to visit in Bali include:
- Kuta: Very popular among surfers.
- Nusa Dua: A secluded area with 4-star resorts isolated from the Balinese population.
- Jimbaran: Known for its idyllic beach lined with over 100 seafood restaurants offering outdoor barbecues.
- Legian: Located just north of Kuta, it’s quieter and more upscale.
- Sanur: A tranquil and family-friendly destination.
- On the northern coast, Lovina Beach is the main beach resort. The northwest and northeast (Amed) have the best diving and snorkeling sites. The north-south journey takes about 3 hours by car or motorcycle.
- Ubud: The main inland tourist center.
Hikers can ascend the slopes of Mount Agung, the island’s highest point, or those of Mount Batur, the only active volcano in Bali.