Bali, Welcome to the Island of the Gods
Welcome to BALI — the enchanting island
The island of Bali in Indonesia is year after year voted by the readers of all major travel magazines as one of the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the whole world.
Bali is constantly changing. It’s dynamic. It’s organic. There is rapid development of Bali’s economy, local and international tourism. However, Bali has managed to maintain its uniqueness and magic over the decades, and keeps enchanting visitors from all over the world. Many of whom return regularly. Hotels and Resorts are usually wonderfully decorated and Bali’s love for art and serenity has influenced hotel, restaurant and shop owners, creating a unique atmosphere that touches the heart of millions every year.
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When coming to Bali, it’s important to have access to reliable transportation. On Bali.com you can book your car and driver for 5h or 10h and an airport shuttle that puts a smile on your face. Drivers speak English, are well trained and trustworthy, cars are serviced and registered.
Bali offers an incredible wide variety of attractions and there are countless reasons why one should come to the Island of the Gods, and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The welcoming nature of the Balinese, the incredible value for money ratio for almost anything the island has to offer (particularly hotels and resorts, restaurants, private villas, and spas) the unique, vibrant and alive culture, the physical beauty of the island, and the year-round pleasant climate make Bali a place regarded by many visitors as the “Ultimate Island Holiday Destination”.
The Variety is mind blowing – Any Style, any Budget
You can find everything your heart desires – Bali is perfect for backpackers traveling on a shoestring-budget, and for super luxury holiday seekers looking for a private villa with cook, driver and spectacular views. The amount of choices at hand can be quite overwhelming – even for the seasoned traveler. You might look for one of the best surfing experience Indonesia has to offer? Or you seek a relaxing, luxurious time out? You look to discover a different culture authentically? Stay in the best hotels and resorts and pay little? Get pampered in the best spas in Asia or get relaxing foot massages in one of the many small and really cheap spas that are scattered all over the island? All is there!
Where to stay on Bali
Bali is not easy to grasp in the beginning. There is simply too much to discover and all areas are different. Have a look at our Bali Area Guide on where to stay and then filter our partner hotel list accordingly. There are thousands of hotels you can choose from. And more resorts and small guesthouses are coming up. Plus, there many private villas that can be a great alternative for smaller groups or families.
Check out our partner’s hotel listing with more than 5000 hotels & villas – but make sure you use the filters and the map view, this helps a great deal to narrow down your choices.
Safety & Health
Although there is crime, like in any other tourist destination in the world, the friendly people and the overall safety guarantee visitors a totally relaxing stay. Balinese strongly believe in Karma, which makes it hard for them to cross the line of doing harm to others. There is pick-pocketing, ATM scams, cheating money changers and this sort of stuff. These crimes are mostly committed by Indonesians coming from other islands. But if you respect some basic rules you will not get into trouble and you can roam around on this beautiful Indonesian Island without problems and enjoy a lifestyle atmosphere that incredibly beautiful.
Bali can show an ugly face when it comes to excessive alcohol consumption and any encounter with illegal drugs. Getting in touch with drugs on Bali can put you into jail straight away. If you get totally drunk in shabby bars, drive under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, spend time with girls who charge for their company, or decide to be careless with your belongings in a dodgy place, then Bali can indeed become a nightmare. Criminal energy is probably the highest around Kuta area.