Highlights of Bali

Perhaps the most spiritual of all Indonesia's islands and also the most visited, Bali has a rich culture and striking landscapes, and offers a diverse range of activities and entertainment. The less developed and more mountainous central and northern areas is where you will find the Bali of old; traditional villages cultivating rice on ancient terraces, mystical temples in the shadows of volcanoes and fishing communities dotted around undisturbed shorelines. The south is the place to go for wide golden sand beaches, world class accommodation, shops, restaurants and nightlife.

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Set on the northern coast of Bali’s eastern tip, Amed is a succession of seven fishing villages that only recently started developing as a tourist destination. The azure sea lapping this stretch of the coastline is clear and calm, making it an ideal place for many types of water sports.
Located 90 minutes’ drive north-east from Bali’s airport, Candidasa is a peaceful beach area close to some of Bali’s most famous cultural sights, including the island’s ‘Mother Temple’ Pura Besakih. 
Fisherman, Jimbaran Bay
Often described as Bali's best beach, Jimbaran Bay is a wide golden sand beach with calm waters suited to swimming. Located just to the south of the airport this is both a beautiful and convenient beach to stay on either at the start or end of a tour of Bali.
Lake Batur
Covering an area of 18 square kilometers, the emerald blue Lake Batur is the island's largest crater lake and revered as a spiritual site by local people. The area is an outdoor-lovers paradise, and ideal for trekking and cycling to explore the rural villages, soak the hot springs and enjoy stunning view of the lakes and mountains.
Waterfall, Munduk
Located on the slopes of north Bali at an altitude of 700m, Munduk is a small mountain village overlooking the Java Sea and the region offers rewarding walks through rice terraces, coffee and spice plantations.
Nusa Dua
One of the most famous beaches in Bali, Nusa Dua provides an excellent combination of long sandy beach with plenty of nearby restaurants and facilities.  
Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is a small idyllic island located just off the southeastern coast of Bali. Despite being just a short 30 minute speedboat from Sanur, Lembongan is world away from the hustle and bustle of south Bali. 
Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is a very rugged, very isolated island escape just off the southern coast of Bali. Compared to the main island, and even compared to its smaller, more popular neighbour Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida sees barely a trickle of visitors.
Grouper, Pemuteran
The remote coastal village of Pemuteran is a laid back place with a spectacular backdrop of high forested peaks to the south and the tranquil waters of the Bali Sea to the north.
Karang Beach, Sanur
Sanur beach was one of the first areas to be developed in Bali, and maintains a traditional feel with temples and local stallholders sharing space with a wide selection of mainly low rise hotels.
Surfboards, Seminyak
Seminyak is Bali's trendy district, with high end bars and nightclubs, world class dining and boutique shops. Recommended for those looking for luxurious accommodation, first class service and to be seen in one of Asia's social hot spots.
Rice terraces, Sidemen
Sidemen is a valley of outstanding natural beauty in eastern Bali, with undulating rice terraces set against the backdrop of Mount Agung. There is an excellent network of trekking trails take you through the rice terraces and past traditional Hindu villages, which provide a snapshot of rural Balinese life.
Traditional Balinese barong, Ubud
Ubud was once a small town in the heart of Bali's rice growing region which was home to Bali's Royal Family and became the island's cultural and artistic centre.
Beach, West Coast Bali
The west coast of Bali stretches over 100km from Kuta in the south to Gilimanuk in the north and is home to some of the island’s rugged natural beaches, lesser-known temples and unspoilt fishing villages.