Bali Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Bali

Where is it located?: Bali is an island located in southern Indonesia on the Flores Sea.

Why do people go there?: A Hindu island in a sea of Islam, Bali is known for a great place to relax in the sun, while also enjoying the culture and the well preserved temples and cities.

How do travelers get there?: Since Bali is an island, most traveler fly from other destinations around the world, usually in Asia. You can also get ferries to Bali from a number of the surrounding islands.

Currency: Rupiah

City Code: 361

Population: 3.3 million

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch

Travel Information

Attractions: Kuta Bay, Ubud, Gunung Batur

Accommodations: Bali Hostels

Tourist Office: Bali Information

Off-the-beaten-path: Pejeng, Tenganan

Health Issues: No major Health Issues for Bali. Just be careful of what you eat. You don’t want to get the Bali Belly.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: April to October are the best times to visit Bali. Don’t forget that Bali is a major tourist destination and it will be packed in the high season.

City Specific Events: For a good list of all of Bali’s numerous events, check out Bali Blog.

How to get around?: There are many small towns and villages that are joined by windy, narrow roads. These are accessed by beemo’s or small Toyota vans. You will have no trouble locating the beemo’s as they have familiar stopping places. Locals and tourists alike will pile on

Good to know: Bali has earned itself a long string of names such as the “Morning of the World,” “Island of the Gods” and the “Last Paradise on Earth.”

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Bali is Ngurah Rai Airport

Need more information?: Check out the Bali travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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