Boasting inspiring natural beauty and a chilled culture, Bali is a destination designed for escapists. Overflowing with picturesque beaches, serene villages, tropical forests, world-class surfing, ancient temples, and markets, Bali holidays are bewitching.
Things to Do in Bali
- Explore the island’s ancient temples. With the beautiful Taman Ayun Temple surrounded by gardens and ponds, and the gorgeous Pura Ulun Danu resting beside a sapphire lake, Bali is a photographer’s dream.
- Ubud is Bali’s culture capital with a vibrant arts scene, bustling markets, and traditional dance performances. The Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a jungle housing a sacred temple and a band of playful macaque monkeys. Be warned, they often jump on visitors!
- To appreciate Bali's natural scenery, trek through the emerald rice paddies, volcanic landscapes and dense jungles, or simply chill out on the island’s palm-fringed beaches – your choice.
- Indulge in some retail therapy at the Sindhu Beach Market. Featuring shops and stalls – some with fixed prices some not – bursting with clothes, sunglasses, handicrafts and more, it's great for picking up some souvenirs.
Best Time to Visit
Apr-Sep: This is the main dry season, so weather should be ideal. Bali is hot and humid all year, with an average daily temperature of 30°C, although mountainous areas are often cooler. Rainy season runs from October to March, but rain is not uncommon at any time of year.
Galungan and Kuningan are exciting spiritual festivals that occur every 210 days and last for ten days. Due to this it’s difficult to predict the dates of the festivals each year so it’s best to check before you book. Galungan involves inviting gods and ancestral spirits into their descendants’ homes, while Kuningan is when the descendants bid farewell to the spirits.
Visit around March or April for the Bali Spirit Festival, a feel-good festival focused on karma and positive change. The Bali Spirit Festival takes place in Ubud each year and features yoga, dance, music and arts with a portion of the profits going to charity.
Note: a small population of Bali observe Ramadan. So some restaurants may either be closed or operating reduced hours, during this time.
Why We Love It“Bali is an gorgeous destination. The markets are amazing and everything is so cheap! The Sindhu Beach Market is a must-see for shopaholics”.
Jennifer Kearney, Sales Executive