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Bali Holidays

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You'll cherish the tropical paradise of Bali for its pulse-pounding surf, beautiful beaches, apple green rice terraces, mesmerising temples, colourful marine life and traditional music and dance. Bali is jam-packed with attractions. You can take a misty-mountain monkey trek; sit and chill by the beach or pool; head offshore and explore outlying islands; surf or shop till you drop. What's more, you'll encounter the warm hospitality Balinese is known for.

With so much to do, it 's no wonder why Bali is one of our most popular holiday destinations in Asia.

Bali Holiday Styles

Check out our holiday style suggestions below. Or, learn more about the holiday destination with our Bali destination guides.

Culture   Family Fun
Relaxation & Spa   Romance
Shopping   Nightlife

 

 

Culture

Bali is a haven for cultural experiences. You can see heritage of Hinduism that’s unique to the region especially in traditions, temple architectures and daily practices. The other part of Bali features Javanese influences, evident in paintings, batik textile patterns, crafts and Wayang, a type of refined Javanese puppet theatre. In Bali, you can catch daily dance and music performances, explore museums, visit art galleries, hike to mountain temples and visit villages of a bygone era. 

We recommend the following for a holiday if you love exploring culture in Bali:

  • Visit the central and eastern part of Bali where renowned for their arts
  • Explore surrounding countryside and local villages from Candi Dasa, a pleasant base for a holiday
  • Visit Lombok where you can experience quaint customs and see handicrafts in the making, such as weaving, basket and pottery
  • While in Lombok, visit Pura Meru, the largest Hindu Temples on the island. Don’t miss the former Balinese royal palace of Taman Mayura, the Narmada Taman, one of the island’s most famous temple-palace complexes.
  • Go to Ubud, famous for its painters and sculptors. There are lots of galleries, museums and resident artists’ home that are open to the public. 

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Family Fun

Bali is a perfect family holiday destination for Aussies. Balinese views community as an important part of their life and they welcome families as part of their own. The Balinese are delighted to assist with younger children so adults are able to relax. There are lots of kids-friendly accommodation options in Bali so be sure to ask our consultants to recommend a few.

We recommend the following for a family getaway in Bali:

  • The Waterbom water park is a must do for families with plenty of watersides, rides and a range of different pools
  • Explore are numerous spas with treatments specifically designed for children
  • Try a Lembongan Island cruise, which offers a fun-filled day on the water including snorkelling, banana boat rides and other activities
  • Visit the zoo or one of the many wildlife parks
  • Elephant rides!
  • For the older kids, go for activities such as whitewater and ocean rafting, mountain cycling treks cooking classes and more

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Spa & Relaxation

Bali is the destination for affordable luxury and spa facilities. You can expect a Rock Star or VIP treatment without paying deluxe prices. Bali’s spas provide a peaceful and rejuvenating escape from your daily life and they are easily accessible. You’ll find them within close proximity to boutique hotels, resorts and private villas. 

We recommend the following for relaxation in Bali:

  • The healing touch of hands is respected as an integral part of wellness, reflexology and traditional acupressure, resulting in a unique blend of relaxation
  • You can do as much or as little in Bali. Laze the resort pool, catch up on your novels or perhaps simply listen to the gentle wave breaking on the shore in the distance from your own day bed
  • Bali offers peace and serenity every day, so explore your surroundings and you are bound to find your own natural slice of heaven in which to unwind, or visit a local beauty salon to spend a few hours being pampered

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Romance

Bali is one of the world’s greatest romantic holiday destinations. An exotic island of beaches, volcanoes and rainforests, honeymooners and couples will find their own special time and place in Bali. There are plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation that’s private, luxurious and perfect for romance.

We recommend the following for a Bali romantic getaway:

  • The ethereal rhythms of the gamelan orchestra and the sensual swaying of Balinese dance fill many an island night with the promise of romance. Share the experience together at a nightly performance in Ubud or at one of the many cultural shows hosted at resorts each week
  • Spend long lazy days around the pool or making the most of the calm, warm water and sandy beaches. Indulge in a traditional Balinese massage on the beach under the shade of tropical palm trees.
  • Stroll along beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy the incredible array of spa packages
  • Spend the evening sipping cocktails on the beach or watching the magical Barong dance, a must for anyone wanting to get to know a little about local Balinese culture

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Shopping 

If you’re always looking for a bargain or feels that all holiday should include a spot of retail therapy, Bali is the place for you. As one of the best shopping spots in Asia, you can acquire casual or tailored clothing, locally-made jewellery, crafts, antiques, artefacts and more. You can shop in international duty free shops, modern malls, markets and little village shops. 

We recommend the following for shopping in Bali:

  • Ensure you have extra room in your suitcase!
  • Leatherware is one of the unexpected local bargains. You can find almost everything from handbags to tailored coats and jackets all at amazing prices
  • Bargain at the street markets of Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua
  • Check out cutting-edge and high end fashion stores in Seminyak

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Nightlife

There are plenty to do after dark in Bali, with major tourist centres with late-night venues. Bali’s nightlife is diverse, entertaining and comes with excellent value.

We recommend the following for nightlife in Bali:

  • Visit Kuta, the centre of entertainment and activities with 7 kms strip of venues including bars, clubs and restaurants
  • Southern Bali has a multitude of funky nightclubs to cater for all music tastes from discos to jazz and funk to rock
  • You can find traditional entertainment in Balinese villages where dance, drama and musical performance often held under the moonlight

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Bali Villas Experience

A Bali holiday with stays in Villas is one of the best travel experiences if you want a getaway. Villa is perfect for families, honeymooners and also groups of friends looking for a fun getaway. Villa offers privacy, generous space and often with your own facilities. That's in addition to the full services of a hotel. Some of the facilities you can find in a villa includes personal private swimming pool, self-cater with the comforts of a home away from home such as kitchen facilities. Don't feel like cooking? Some Villas offer butler / maid service so you can enjoy a hassle free holiday.

Bali is the perfect destination if you are seeking a holiday in the comfort of your own villa. With an extensive range of self-contained garden and pool villas across the island, you will be spoilt for choice. From budget to luxury, villas offer another value for money accommodation option. Be sure to ask our travel consultants on the best villa recommendations to suit your holiday needs.

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Bali Sightseeing Tours

Don't miss a minute of Bali; pre-purchase your sightseeing options today so all you need to do is go with the holiday flow. We've chosen the most popular tours to help you make the most of your time in paradise.

Waterbom One Day Entry

Catch the waves of fun at the only water park in Bali. Waterbom Park and Spa is set in a tropical Balinese landscape and boasts 17 thrilling waterslides to choose from. Children under 5 years even have a special water playground! You can also relax with a cocktail in the pools or have a massage. There are various leisure activities on offer including volleyball, table tennis and Eurobungy. Waterbom Park also has a fantastic array of international cuisines and snacks. At Waterbom Park and Spa safety is a priority and all lifeguards are professionally trained in Australia.

Ubud Arts and Crafts

This tour gives an introduction to the countryside, life, arts and crafts of Bali. Stops will be made at three villages renowned for their craftmanship in silver, woodcarving and paintings. In Celuk, you will see skilled artisans creating silver jewellery and ornaments out of fine filigree strands. In Mas, you can watch fine carvers work on ebony, jackfruit and coconut wood. Famous Balinesestyle paintings can be found in their thousands at Ubud, where artists have congregated for over 50 years.

Monkey Forest, Mengwi and Tanah Lot

Begin with a 15 minute walk through terraced rice fields, cultivated in unique Balinese style. Continue to Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot. Mengwi Taman Ayun Temple, dating from 1634, is a picturesque temple complex surrounded by a moat, with an elaborate stone entrance gate. Its well-kept grassy courtyard boasts numerous pavilions and multi-roofed shrines. Monkey Forest, a cluster of towering trees, is home to hundreds of monkeys that fearlessly go about their way in their temple haven, and hundreds of fruit bats. Your last stop is Tanah Lot, to watch the sunset beyond the black towers of this sacred 16th century Sunset Temple built 200 metres off shore. Tide conditions permitting, you can walk across the beach to the temple.

Whitwater Rafting

Drive through the rural landscape of Bali to the Ayung River at Begawan, an area near Ubud village. After a pre-departure briefing you push off for two hours of exhilarating river rafting through a deeply carved valley with towering waterfalls, enormous cliffs, shadowy river pools, and racing whitewater rapids. At the finishing point you will be greeted with a buffet lunch before returning to your hotel. Bring shorts or swimming costume, T-shirt, sports or river shoes (no heels) and a change of clothes. Changing rooms and shower facilities are available. NOTE: Afternoon departure will have a late lunch after your rafting adventure. The walk to and from the river is approximately 1km each way and is very steep with an estimated 250 steps. This tour is not recommended for elderly or for those who arent of reasonable fitness. Prices for tours from other regions available on application.

Kintamani Lake and Volcano Tour

Start with the stone carving village of Batubulan to see the colourful Barong dance. Through the Balinese countryside to Mas, see artisans carving intricate wooden sculptures. Next, visit the 11th century Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave). On arrival at Kintamani, enjoy spectacular views of Mount Batur and Lake Batur. A stop is made for lunch (not included) at Kintamani. On the way back, visit the Holy Springs and Ubud. Last stop is the village of Celuk, famous for gold and silver works

Cycling the Batur Trail

Drive through rural Bali for two hours to the starting point of your tour. After morning tea, overlooking Lake Batur and Mount Batur, set off through sleepy villages, rice paddies and shady plantations. Stops will be made at several local villages and temples to give an insight into traditional lifestyle. After the two and a half hour ride you will be taken for lunch before returning to your hotel. Bring sports or walking shoes, comfortable trekking clothes and sunscreen. 

Bumbi Bali Cooking School

Begin the day with a visit to traditional Balinese markets then enjoy breakfast, followed by a cooking class. Discover the flavours, tastes and spices of Bali. Throughout the class you will be guided into the many secrets of Balinese cooking before sitting down to enjoy lunch. 

Daylight Sensation

will have the chance to participate in the operation of the vessel or be pampered by your personal assistant. The Anchorage day facility on Lembongan Island is on a 4,500 square-metre terraced area. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling and a barbecue buffet lunch, served in the gardens of The Anchorage.

Rural Charms of Bali

Escape to the heart of the Balinese countryside,  explore beautiful rice fields and enjoy the tranquility of Gulingan Village. Take in the surrounding view of unspoilt rural Bali and if you like, try your hand at fishing in our well-stocked fishpond. Or if you prefer, take a half hour walk downhill through the rice fields to a stream and back up a different hill through coconut palm, coffee, vanilla and clove plantations. Visit one of Bali’s fascinating traditional home compounds.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

What better way to spend a tropical evening than on Bali Hai Cruises’ evening dinner cruise around Benoa harbour aboard the luxury catamaran Bali Hai II. Take in the balmy night air on the top deck, be entertained by strolling Batakos singers, savour a delicious international buffet dinner and enjoy the live cabaret show.

Lembongan Island Reef Cruise

Enjoy a full day of activities above and below the water. The luxury Bali Hai catamaran Bali Hai II moors alongside a pontoon in peaceful Lembongan Bay. See the island’s exotic marine life and colourful corals from the comfort of a semi-submersible or glassbottom boat. Try snorkelling for a closer look or enjoy other activities such as unlimited banana-boat rides, or a cultural tour of the island. When you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on a delicious smorgasbord. 

Bali Safari - Leopard Package

Bali Safari and Marine Park provides a unique experience. A highlights is a wildlife safari. Specialised trucks are driven through various wildlife ecosystems from around the world. See Indonesian orangutans, Sumatran tigers and Himalayan bears and a variety of animals from Africa including cheetahs, zebras and white rhinos. Access to the water park, Fun Zone, an elephant education show, a 10 minute elephant ride, lunch and an animal photo are included.

Ocean Rafting

Cruise the south coast of Nusa Penida and view the 300 feet-high coastal cliffs. Visit pristine Crystal Bay with time to snorkel, swim or explore deserted beaches. Cruise through the spectacular Ceningan Channel, visit one of the many small villages on Penida, Ceningan or Lembongan Island and Lembongan Bay Marine Park. NOTE: Tour is not suitable for children under 10 years old.