Relax on the paradisiacal island of Bali
Need to get away from it all? Book a flight to Denpasar and discover green rice fields, imposing temples and romantic beaches. Visit the surfer village of Kuta, the amazing Gitgit waterfalls and stay in the charming art village of Ubud in the cultural heart of Bali. You’ll get a warm reception from the locals wherever you go. Bali is paradise on earth.
Rice fields, coral reefs, and jungle
You’ll be utterly amazed by Bali’s sheer natural beauty. Climb Gunung Batur, or the ‘holy volcano’ Gunung Agung, which at 3100 metres is the highest point in Bali. The view is simply spectacular. Alternatively, take a bike tour along the terraced rice fields, known as ‘sawahs’. If you like diving, Bali has coral reefs and an abundance of fish that attract divers from all over the world. The underwater world at Nusa Penida or the island of Menjangan are particularly spectacular. Without a doubt, Bali is the ideal destination for a short trip or the starting point for a longer vacation in Indonesia. Treat yourself: book a flight to Denpasar now!
Temples and warungs
The main religion in Bali is Hinduism. When the sun sets, visit the fairytale Tanah Lot temple perched on top of a huge rock in the sea. The Pura Besakih temple is by far the most important and largest of Bali’s temples. If you’ve seen enough temples, relax with a traditional Balinese massage and enjoy Indonesian delicacies in the many traditional warung eateries that can be found all across the island.
Flights to Denpasar for a unique vacation
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What could be better than breakfast on the edge of a volcano while enjoying a stunning sunrise? The majestic Gunung Batur is the place to be for this amazing experience. The 2-hour trip to the top is not too arduous and when you arrive you’ll be treated to spectacular views of Gunung Agung, Bali’s sacred mother mountain. The panorama is most beautiful at dawn so make sure you get an early start.
Many people have a wish to see and touch a dolphin at least once in their lives. This wish can come true in Bali. The sight of dozens of dolphins streaking through the water, making elegant somersaults and following boats as if they really would like to make contact, brings a smile to everyone’s face. Real dolphin lovers can even meet their favourite creature face to face in the south of Bali.
Coral reefs, shipwrecks and manta rays – the underwater world of Bali is one of the most beautiful in the world. Idyllic coves with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water are nestled among high cliffs. There are quiet spots with almost no currents where novice divers and snorkelers can admire the fish, turtles and coral at their leisure. More experienced divers can enjoy truly exciting forays into a real shipwreck.
Nature lovers will love Bali. The island may not be that large but it boasts an amazing range of flora and fauna. Stunning rice fields around Ubud, mangrove forests near Sanur, expansive jungle in the west of Bali, and mountains in the north – this varied landscape attracts a diverse collection of animals and especially birds. Look out for white Bali starlings, Amadina parrots, Java sparrows, Purple swamphens, jacanas, weavers and the almost extinct jalak putih.
If you’re going to Bali you can’t miss the lively town of Ubud. This former artists’ colony, with its long winding streets full of yoga schools, shops, galleries and temples, will capture the imagination of any traveller. But make sure you also check out the surrounding rice fields, where the morning sun colours the terraces a bright emerald green.
ARTS & CULTURE
Elegant dances based on fascinating stories and gracious women – when you visit Bali you'll be overwhelmed by the rituals and ceremonies. Not surprisingly, the island is a refuge for artists and other creative types. Balinese beauties are an important source of inspiration for paintings, wood carvings and other types of art.
Wreck diving is one of the most popular forms of diving. Vessels stranded on the seabed conjure up images of raging seas, dramatic events and hidden treasures. It’s not for nothing that the Liberty wreck off the coast of Tulamben on the east coast of Bali attracts experienced and novice divers from around the world. The marine life around the wreck is extraordinary.
ARTS & CULTURE
Pura Tanah Lot, on the west coast of Bali, is probably the most popular and photographed temple on the island. Tanah Lot stands for earth (Tanah) and sea (Lot), quite appropriate considering its spectacular setting on top of an impressive rock overlooking the sea. Tanah Lot is dedicated to the god of the sea and is one of the most important temples in Bali.
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