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Bali is a stunning Indonesian Island located just south of the equator. The island is both a popular backpacker destination as well as a luxury holiday spot. This paradise is unlike anywhere else, offering a range of gorgeous landscapes from volcanic mountains and verdant jungles to black sand and white sand beaches with breath-taking coral reefs.
The incredible beaches are perfect for any adrenaline junkie, with opportunities to dive and snorkel around the reef where you can witness remarkable sea life. The impressive wildlife doesn’t stop there, with monkeys, elephants, and komodo dragons to see on land! Ubud is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the island’s culture, known for being the centre of traditional arts and cultural dance and home to many monuments among its beautiful landscapes.
Whilst the range of thrill seeking activities and children-friendly hotels are fantastic for families, the gorgeous attractions and sights are great for couples on a romantic retreat. Any partygoers will enjoy a stay in Kuta where you’ll find mega-clubs, cheap drinks, and a variety of music.
There are regular flights from Dublin to Bali’s Denpasar airport with just one stopover. The airport is only 5 kilometres from Kuta, and 10 kilometres from Jimbaran, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua.
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Kuta has a thriving nightlife with pubs, bars, and clubs, some of which host occasional gigs from international artists. Dance the night away on the dancefloor, experience a pool party or watch your favourite DJ’s perform; the fun is endless in Bali.
Head to an eatery serving traditional Balinese or Indonesian food, where dishes are flavoured with their array of fresh local ingredients (most notably chilli, coconut, and ginger) and are almost always served with rice which is revered as a gift from the gods!
The beaches accommodate to all ages, with opportunities to play in the sand, paddle in the shallows, snorkel, and scuba dive. An excellent day out can be had at Waterbom Bali, a waterpark surrounded by tropical gardens, with a range of attractions from the extreme slide, Climax, to the Lazy River.
Kelingking Beach is a spectacular beach which can be accessed by hundreds of picturesque steep steps. With beautiful white sand, turquoise waters perfect for body boarding and manta rays, dolphins, and monkeys to spot, it’s bound to take your breath away!
Bali has many markets and shops for you to visit selling a variety of crafts and arts. Whether you’re looking for locally made clothes, shoes, homeware goods, or a tourist souvenir, Bali will have what you’re looking for.
Between March and April, Bali hosts the BaliSpirit Festival. Lasting around a week, the event attracts yoga and wellbeing enthusiasts with its itinerary packed with workshops, dance, and music in beautiful outdoor venues.
Bali experiences a tropical climate with average temperatures of around 30 degrees all year round. October to April see the most rain and also have the highest humidity, so it’s best to go between May and September when the days are sunny with low humidity and little rainfall.
The Indonesian rupiah is used here.
Bali is 7 hours ahead of Ireland.
You can get around the Island in a number of ways, like renting a scooter, hopping on a bus, or getting in a taxi.