The Indonesian Island of Bali is Asia’s hotspot where worshippers of wellness, bohemian beach bums, social media stardom seekers, privacy-seeking celebs, sophisticated shoppers, college-age partiers, and the culturally immersive all converge. Most Americans visiting Bali are looking to taste a bit of everything Bali has to offer! Alternating days sunning on the beach or snorkeling with a blessing in a jungle temple or visit to a local artisan village. Relax in your private plunge pool villa. Enjoy your dinner with your toes-in-the-sand as the sun sets over Seminyak or in a jungle treetop lit by candlelight. Splurge for a day at a Miami-style beach club – then join the party that goes way into the night. Trek to a mountaintop for sunrise or cycle the rice terraces. And that is only the beginning…
While Bali can be as adventurous as you choose on a scale of 1 to 10, most visitors choose to visit two or more regions of the island or its neighbors during their vacation. There are lots of ways to accomplish this, plus an incredible variety of hotels throughout Bali, many catering to all travelers, while some specialize in romance, family, or luxury vacationers. After a conversation about your Vacation Vibe, a Paper Ticket Agent will recommend the itinerary, accommodations, and activities that are best suited for you!
Around the Island
Along Bali’s coast, you’ll pass through dozens of beach towns and resort communities, ranging from rustic and casual to upscale and luxurious. Inland, Bali is famous for its volcanic peaks (some active!) and picturesque rice terraces. More than 10,000 intricately decorated temples inviting visitors seeking to connect to their spirituality can be found throughout Bali, from dramatic clifftop positions to a setting directly in the sea. Here are some of our favorite regions in Bali to consider for your vacation:
- Seminyak: Bali’s poshest “village,” Seminyak is known for its luxury resorts, serene spas, boutique shopping, and trendy restaurants, rooftop bars, and chic beach clubs. Seminyak’s wide stretch of beautiful beach is also more uncommon in Bali than one may expect!
- Nusa Dua: A gated resort community consisting almost entirely of luxury resorts, situated on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach, and featuring one of Bali’s best museums.
- Jimbaran: In this former fishing village, a group of luxury hotels situated in the hillside overlooking the calm water and white sand of Jimbaran Bay has earned the region the nickname “Millionaire’s Row” or the “Beverly Hills of Bali.” Even those staying in other regions of Bali tend to make their way to the famous toes-in-the-sand local restaurants that line the beach every evening to serve a fresh seafood dinner as guests take in the spectacular western sunset.
- Ubud: More than a dozen small villages connect to form Ubud, known to many as the cultural heart of Bali. Located in the mountains of central Bali, Ubud is known for its markets teeming with local artisans handmaking their crafts, historic temples and museums, botanical gardens, and the famous sacred Monkey Forest. Ubud is also the perfect starting point for many of Bali’s adventure activities such as downhill biking, mountain trekking, or white-water rafting.
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