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Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its various landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides. All of them provides a picturesque scenery to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, as people called “paradise on earth”. With world-class surfing and diving facilities, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions and ceremonies, enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world’s most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards. Bali is even more popular in the world than “Indonesia”. And the most important thing in Bali, here, you can have something to enjoy: from young back-packers right through to the super-rich. And here it is: Bali Travel Guide for you.
Bali Travel Guide: What can we do?
Bali is Indonesia’s the most excellent and integrated tourism spots. It is already well-known throughout the world for its natural beauty, especially its beaches, as well as the unique art and culture. There are so many tourist spots in Bali are interesting to visit. Feel-Indonesia Teams have divided some interesting and popular spots into several regions:
1. South Bali (Kuta, Bukit Peninsula, Canggu, Denpasar, Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Tanah Lot)
The most visited part of the island, with Kuta Beach and Seminyak Beach are the top one. Kuta was the heaven for the surfer, beach sunbathing, and the most heavily developed area in Bali. Lots of shopping and night-life and the center of lower-end party culture on Bali. Jimbaran was a nice seaside resort comes with a lot of seafood restaurants just a walk of Kuta. Don’t forget Sanur Beach the beach on the south east side, since it is the first developed tourism place in Bali.
Bali Travel Guide: Sanur Beach
2. Central Bali (Ubud, Bedugul, Tabanan)
The cultural heart of Bali and the central mountain range. Ubud was the center of art and dance in the foothills, with several museums, the sacred monkey forest and lots of arts and crafts shops. One of the most famous tourism spots here was Ujung Water Palace.
Bali Travel Guide: Ujung Water Palace
3. West Bali (Negara, Gilimanuk, Medewi Beach, Pemuteran, West Bali National Park)
West and North Bali is being used as a farming area. We can see beautiful traditional irrigation method for centuries, Subak and also West Bali National Park. Besides that, ferries to Java Island alsocan be found here.
4. North Bali (Lovina, Singaraja)
5. East Bali (Amed, Besakih, Candidasa, Kintamani, Klungkung, Mount Agung, Padang Bai, Tirta Gangga)
Laid back coastal villages, an active volcano, and the holy Mount Agung. Padang Bai was the harbor if you want to travel by ship or boat to Lombok or Makassar. One of the most famous tourism spots here was Garuda Wisnu Kencana.
6. Southeastern Islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan)
Quiet offshore islands in the southeast, these three islands are very popular for diving activities and its beautiful coral reef. Three of them are also called as Maldives of Bali because of its scenic underwater experiences.
Bali Travel Guide Nusa Lembongan
Bali Travel Guide: How to get there?
Access to the island of Bali is very easy because Bali is connected to Java by ferry service linking the Port of Ketapang Gilimanuk (West Bali), for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Air transport is served by Ngurah Rai International Airport with destinations to major cities in Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor Leste, China, and Japan.
Read also: How to get to Bali
Travel Around Bali
Types of public transport in the province of Bali that will take you around the sights on the island among other ojek (motorcycle taxi), angkot (or public transportation car), Bus Trans Sarbagita, Taxi, and also rental car and motorcycle.
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is easily accessed from Sanur Beach in south-west Bali. From the Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can take a taxi to Sanur Beach with rates 100.000-150.000 rupiahs. Then from Sanur Beach, there are several transportation alternatives, ranging from the wooden motor boat (1.5-2 hours) to speed boat (30 minutes). These boats are available from 08.00 until 15.00, will bring you to Jungut Batu Ports in Nusa Lembongan or Maruti, Ped, and Toyapakeh in Nusa Penida. The price range is from 50.000 to 175.000 rupiahs.
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Images source: Flickr Christian Lee, Wesley & Brandon Rosenblum Follo, Lembongan, mangku kartika