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Downhill all the way – well almost

Cycling in Bali There’s something to be said for cycling as a way of seeing a place, particularly if 98% of the ride is downhill.  In Bali, where annual average minimum temperatures sit around 20ºC and maximums around 30ºC, most of the day long or half day long bicycle rides are downhill. And you’ll appreciate…

Best beaches in Bali

Bali is famous for its beaches, with its golden sands and turquoise waters attracting ocean lovers from all over the world to revel in the glory of the Balinese coastline. Whether you’re a devoted surfer, a keen water sports enthusiast or just a sun-seeker looking for a gorgeous setting to get your tan on, Bali’s…

When is the best time to visit Bali?

Bali is a great place to visit all year round, with plenty on offer regardless of the season. Understanding that each month brings its own drawcards and downfalls will ensure you book the Balinese holiday of your dreams, as the changing weather and accommodation costs can play a big part on the enjoyment levels of…

Best beaches for surfing in Bali

Bali is a world-class surfing destination, with tropical weather, steady waves and warm waters attracting beginners and advanced surfers from across the globe wanting in on a piece of the action. Affordable accommodations and party vibes make Bali popular with the young, hip surf crowd, while there are plenty of surf camps and surf lessons…

Best places to shop in Bali

Bali is an absolute mecca for shopaholics, and it’s not unusual to see visitors arrive with empty suitcases just so they can load up with bargain clothes, jewellery, handicrafts and other Balinese goodies. Even if shopping isn’t your thing, you will struggle to resist the temptation as you wander past Bali’s countless street stalls and…

Where to exchange money in Bali

For visitors to Bali who don’t want the extra hassle of applying for travel money cards, cash passports or traveller’s cheques, bringing cash in your own currency and converting it to local funds once you arrive is a very popular option. This alleviates the stress of trying to figure out how much money to convert…

Where to stay in Bali: Villa or Hotel? Pros and Cons

When it comes to booking exotic travel accommodation in Bali, visitors are often left wondering if they should book a boutique villa or a hotel room in a large resort. Everyone has their own personal preferences – there are people that just love to be away from everybody, switch off the mobile phone and indulge in…

A Day Trip to Ubud

Ubud is one of the most interesting destinations in Bali, nestled amongst lush green rice paddies high in the mountains, far from the hustle and bustle of Kuta. Thanks to its inspiring nature, breath-taking scenery and peaceful village vibes, Ubud is appreciated by yoga lovers from all over the globe, growing into a spiritual mecca for…

Where is Bali?

Bali is one of the world’s major tourist destinations, but many people know very little about the location of Bali or where it is exactly. We often hear people ask if Bali is its own country, or whether it is part of Thailand, the Philippines or Australia. This article aims to clear up those queries,…

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