The small Bali island with a population of more than 3 million draws more than two million foreign visitors each year and around million domestic tourists. This beautiful island has become the most popular destination, offering all comforts and complete tourism facilities. However the original charm of Bali still very much attracts visitors from around the world .The island amazing panoramic views, unique temples and spectacular festivals blending perfectly with the natural beauty of its landscape.
The most Bali tourist resort is Kuta Beach with a six kilometers golden sandy beach as a favorite place for most international travelers including domestic. Kuta Beach has been renown as the weekend destination for most of the Australian surfers. The resort is enhanced by numerous fine dining, cafes, bars, night clubs, art shops and shopping malls.
Travelers seeking more secluded and relaxed atmosphere generally having their holiday on the other parts of Bali such as Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Singaraja. Drive from the southern part of the island to the peaceful Candidasa, to the north Singaraja and Amed the rapidly developing village to become a tourist place are recommended.
If you are looking for the upscale hotels and villas, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Seminyak are perfect choice for you.
Besides the beach resort, some visitors also travel to the villages to experience more the unique Balinese culture and the traditional life. The most popular village resort is Ubud, located in the central part of Bali around an hour drive from the southern part of the island. Ubud has been long renown as a cultural center with beautiful landscape, charming people and plenty of artworks as wells art galleries. The traditional Balinese dances are performed regularly in the central part and other villages nearby.
Other places that worth to visit during a day trip include Denpasar the provincial capital of Bali, Klungkung as the ancient capital of one of the Balinese Kingdom, Singaraja the old Bali's provincial capital. There are numerous tourist object that can be arranged into a regular day tour. The most visited places are Kintamani, Bedugul, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Lake Batur, Besakih, Jatiluwih, and many others.
Bali is an island with major Hindu population drawing a particular views which can not be found in other parts of Indonesia. The spectacular temples Tanah Lot offshore temple, the biggest Besakih temple perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, and Pura Luhur Lempuyang. Regular temple festivals held in very part of the island, creating a colorful views throughout the island.
The island of paradise Bali is worth to visit all year round but be aware of peak season period during July, August, September, Christmas and New Year. Most of hotels are tightly booked, the prices are doubled up and tourist places can be crowded.