Our Bali travel guide outlines your favourite places in Bali and the ones off the beaten track that might pleasantly surprise you. Use this Bali travel guide to look up places of interest or unknown places to get some background knoweledge of what the area is like and what it has to offer.
Popular Bali Destinations
There are a few places that most people gravitate towards when they are planning a trip to Bali. And they are the most popular places for their own individual reasons. A holiday to Bali (particularly if it’s your first trip) wouldn’t be the same without seeing at least a couple of the Bali destinations mentioned below.
Kuta is probably one of Bali’s most well known destinations and attracts many tourists each year.
Legian is right next door to Kuta, and they share many similarities. On the beach, busy and not short of a tourist.
Seminyak is north of Kuta and Legian. It’s by the beach and offers a bit more sophistication then it’s neighbouring counterparts.
Tuban is basically south Kuta. Stay here if you want to stay in Kuta but have a little peace too.
Jimbaran is south of Kuta, by a beautiful beach. You will find luxury resorts nestled within a local community.
Ubud is in central Bali, with a thriving local villiage and surrounding rice fields. Beauty. Bliss.
Sanur is on the east coast of Bali, with lots of water sports available.
Nusa Dua is located on the south eastern side of Bali. Essentially, it’s 5 star resorts in a bubble.
Tanjung Benoa is near Nusa Dua, and popular for water activities.
Denpasar is Bali’s Capital, although it is not a main attraction.
Uluwatu is in Bali’s South and is renowned for surfing, beautiful beaches and cliff top hotels.
Off The Beaten Track
Every corner of Bali has something to see.These destinations are great to add to your bali holiday plan if your hoping to see something a little quieter with less tourists.
Candidasa is located on the east coast of Bali, and is a laid back beach town. Come here if you want to escape the crowds.
Padang Bai is near Candidasa, and serves as a port for boat travel to Lombok and the Gili Islands. Beautiful beaches great for diving and snorkelling.
Amed is in north eastern Bali. It is a quiet, peaceful fishing village, where people go to relax, swim and dive.
Singaraja is on the north coast of Bali, and Bali’s second largest city. Come here to see the old town and surrounding sights.
Lovina is in Bali’s north coast, just west of Singaraja. Known for it’s black sand beaches and dolphin watching.
A small island south west of Bali. Come here to relax in the slow pace, with the main activities surfing, diving and snorkelling.
Bali’s Neighbour: Lombok and the Gili Islands
Lombok is becoming more popular over the recent years. Lombok is another Indonesian island east of Bali, that you can reach by boat or plane. It is far less touristy then Bali but has some beautiful landscapes and beaches.
Senggigi is the main tourist area of Lombok, with a small town and hotels lining the beach.
Gili Islands are made up of 3 Islands with stunning beaches, with Gili Trawangan being the most touristy and populated.
Need More Information?
Use our Bali travel guide to find out that little bit more about places in Bali, to help plan your Bali Holiday. Our Bali travel guide should be used to get a little ‘taste’ of the locations. See the following for more information: