Uncover the Diverse Layers of Bali!
An ancient culture of friendly people and scenery at every turn – Bali is a destination for all wanderlust travellers, families and romantics. Exotic temples are found amongst terraced rice fields and surf breaks and coral reefs are reminisced over beachside, sunset cocktails. Bali has something to offer everyone!
Our Bali Holiday Experts have committed their careers to uncovering all that Bali has to offer. From popular hotspots to hideaway gems, they’ve seen it all! Find out about the best things to do in each place you go and take a look at the map below to learn about our favourite My Bali destinations.
A bubble of serenity on Bali’s east coast, Nusa Dua is a quieter Bali full of romance and family fun. This is an area of luxury 5-star resorts, beautiful restaurants and calm ocean beaches. Where the chaos of Kuta and other popular destinations just fades into the distance. If relaxing by the beach, cocktail in hand or an authentic Thai massage followed by a day in the sun with the family sounds like magic – this is the destination for you. Calm turquoise waters, evening torch lighting ceremonies, fine dining, beachside massages and shopping are all to be enjoyed at Nusa Dua.
Imagine luxury hotels, boutique spas and an ideal backdrop for your sunset cocktails. Seminyak is where people go to see, and be seen – it is Bali’s trendy and upscale beach resort area. Slightly to the North of Kuta, although entirely its own destination, Seminyak boasts a dazzling night scene, wondrous beaches and luxury resorts and villas to call home. It is a favourite among locals for the pumping surf break and plays host to many fine dining restaurants and shopping boutiques. Whether your Bali holiday is all about soaking up the sun, snapping up some bargains, feasting on fresh food or dancing the night away, a visit to Seminyak will not let you down.
Peace, tranquillity and utter luxury on the south-west coast of Bali. Jimbaran is a picturesque stretch of white-sand beaches and blue seas. The town is lined with seafood stalls and backs onto lush forest vegetation. You won’t find a better mix of modern extravagance and authentic Bali scenery. With most visitors coming to Jimbaran for indulgence in relaxation, you’ll find some of Bali’s best 5-star luxury resorts here. Check out the Le Meridien Bali or Sintessa Jiimbaran! Traditional Balinese cuisine can be found on every street corner and day trips to Ubud will have you immersed in Balinese culture. Take a front-row seat at some of the best sunsets in Bali, with the stretch of beach along Jimbaran Bay offering spectacular views over the glistening Indian Ocean.
Kuta is world-famous for its remarkable beaches, outstanding surf and exciting nightlife. No Bali holiday is complete without at least coming for the day! Kuta has increasingly become a favourite destination among families with upmarket shopping malls, a water park and various dining options to suit all palates and budgets. Although generally geared to those who love the nightlife and are seeking non-stop party action, Kuta also happily welcomes families into the fold with activities for all ages and gorgeous sunsets to appreciate from your beach chairs. An unforgettable stay at Kuta will have something to offer everyone!
If you are in search of a peaceful holiday escape complete with picture-perfect beaches, beachside barbeques and excellent surfing, Uluwatu is your destination. Iconic temples and breath-taking cliffs make this place a must-see! Uluwatu is a destination of tranquil beauty where you can truly experience the Balinese culture. Not to mention the world-class surf breaks, a premier golf course and a waterpark for the kids! Stay at the beautiful Raddisson Blu and take advantage of its clifftop location with stunning views over the Indian ocean.
Many would say that Ubud is the heart of Bali; only an hour from the coast. Here you will find iconic terraced rice paddies, ancient temples and a burgeoning art scene. Long known as the best place for a Balinese massage, Ubud is often voted one of Asia’s top spa destinations. Enjoy a cheeky play at the Monkey Forest Park, visit the Elephant Cave and various temples including the Water Temple and Royal Palace, or the less-visited Kehen Temple. The crafted arts perfectly balance with the serenity of surrounding rice paddies and live music emanating from the cafes and boutiques lining the streets is inviting and welcoming. Spend a day entrenched in ancient Balinese and Indonesian history and the nights eating contemporary food, chatting with locals and other visitors. Shop in the local galleries to find your favourite piece of silver adornment and top it off with a restful night in one of My Bali’s exclusive resorts!
Stretching over 5-kilometres long Sanur Beach is an idyllic white-sand haven without the crowds. Formerly a small fishing village, the town still retains much of its charm and character, as well as fascinating history, and attracts many repeat visitors to its coast. Offshore reefs mean that waves break away from the beach which offers a calm ocean to swim in. An ideal destination where guests can enjoy classic and contemporary features; there are many museums, cafes and souvenir shops that line the beach interspersed with the resorts taking advantage of the beautiful views. This is a quiet, laid-back destination for couples or families looking to experience something new in Bali. Enjoy the view across the water to Nusa Penida or get underwater to discover one of the best snorkeling spots on the island – and still a hidden gem!
Resting between Kuta and Seminyak, Legian may be small but it is mighty. With prime beachfront real estate, sensational sands and rejuvenating sea breezes, Legian is the perfect blend of Kuta’s party atmosphere and Seminyak’s tranquillity. The perfect destination for families and romance seekers, Bali holidays are epitomised with a few nights’ stay in the heart of Legian. Opt for peaceful beachside relaxation or learn to surf on the calm ocean waves. Swimmers, sunbathers and body boarders will all delight in the golden sands here. Keen to stay dry? There are impromptu football games on the beach, fire twirling and jamming in the evenings and tropical cocktails delivered right to your sunbed. Legian is the ideal balance between exuberant nightlife, traditional food, markets and sunny beachside relaxation!
Semapura is a relic from Bali pastimes. Also known as Klungkung, it is a great place to connect with modern Balinese life. Wander through the markets, enjoy a day shopping and venture out to the many scenic spots along the coastline. Nearby Lepang Beach is famous for its dramatic black sands while you’ll find an exquisite surf break at Keramas. Share your day with the white tigers at the Bali Safari and Marine Park or discover the exquisite rock formations off the coast. Semapura is an eclectic mix of experiences where you are sure to get a taste of Bali culture, history, wildlife and still have time to kick back and relax.