It doesn’t matter if you’re a beach lover, a rugged explorer, a party animal or all that and more – Bali has something for everyone. Rich in beautiful sights like rice paddies, temples and palm-fringed beaches, this island has long been extremely popular with Aussie travellers – and for good reason. Go wild in a beachside nightclub, surf, snorkel or dive, or take in the cultural attractions. Book your Bali hotel with us and you can put your own unique spin on this fun-filled favourite.
Bali has been occupied since the beginning of human history, and the first Europeans to visit were Dutch sailors in 1597. The Dutch launched a successful military intervention in Indonesia
in 1849, taking control of the country until the Japanese came to power during World War Two. After the war ended, President Sukarno declared Indonesia independent.
Things to do
Discover Bali’s unique and vibrant culture. There are more than 20,000 religious temples throughout the island, and most of them are open to visitors. One of the most famous is Pura Tanah Lot. Located on a slab of rock off the coastline of Bali, this Hindu temple is one of Bali’s biggest cultural attractions. Its interior is off-limits to the non-Balinese, but worth seeing from the outside, especially during sunset. Don’t miss "the holy snake", a stripy serpent that lives in a cave by the temple.
hotels will place you close to some of Bali’s most peaceful beaches. If you’re looking for nightlife, Kuta
is party central, with dancefloors, DJs, beachside bars and karaoke. It also has water parks and shopping malls. For more wild parties, as well as relaxed beach life, book one of our Legian Beach
hotels. Visit Ubud
to monkey around in Ubud Monkey Forest and wander the temples and museums.
Explore the island’s volcanoes. The tallest is Mount Agung, which is 3,142 metres above sea level and which fit hikers can tackle in about three or four hours. It’s no easy feet, but the view from the summit rewards you with a view from above the clouds.
You can also watch traditional dance performances, experiences one of Bali’s many festivals like the annual BaliSpirit Yoga Festival, visit an art museum or head to the Bali Safari and Marine Park to explore the jungle AND the ocean.
Shopping and dining
In Bali, you’ll find a lot of open-air markets with local handicrafts and souvenirs, sometimes alongside brand-name items. Brush up on your haggling skills! If you want air-conditioned comfort, visit Discovery Shopping Mall, right on the shores of Kuta Beach.
Bali’s dining scene has it all: a la carte and gastronomic fine dining, delicious seafood, heaps of beachfront spots, tapas bars and heaps of other options. For something uniquely Indonesian and super-affordable, check out the street food carts.
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