There’s something special about Bali—something magical—even in a part of the world blessed with thousands of other dazzling tropical islands.
The jewel of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali caters to all travellers. Some visitors do little more than spend lazy days lounging on scenic white-sand beaches, while others dive brilliant underwater worlds, hike dormant volcanoes, or surf the sparkling southern coast.
Foodies feast on everything from seafood freshly plucked from the sea to Balinese specialties like sate lilit and babi guling. Attending a haunting kecak performance, learning about exquisite Balinese art, and exploring the island’s iconic Hindu temple complexes are among the island’s many fascinating cultural pursuits. South Bali’s nightlife scene is electric.
Perhaps, more than anything, it’s the genuinely warm hospitality the friendly, laid-back Balinese extend to its millions of annual visitors that sets this island apart—there’s only one way to find out.