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Travel Guide

In Bali you'll experience picturesque landscapes, tranquil Balinese temples, beautiful beaches...and Bali's beloved Bintang beer! So what do you need to organise? Whether it's Bali hotels and accommodation, Bali tours or cheap Bali flights; we've got your next Bali travel adventure covered.

Bali Fast Facts


Languages Spoken

Most of the population speak Indonesian but the most widely spoken language is Balinese.



Name: Indonesian Rupiah
Code: IDR
Symbol: Rp.


Time Zones

Indonesian Central Time Zone
(GMT +8)

Top Places in Bali

Sip on cocktails from the comfort of the colourful bean bags in Seminyak as you listen to live music and watch the sun set over the ocean. Kuta is THE place to party and awesome for surfing whilst Nusa Dua is ideal for some relaxation by the beach. Or visit to the lush inland, marvel at rolling rice terraces or head to Ubud and find your inner zen at a yoga retreat.

Kuta Beach

Nusa Dua

Bali Islands

Bali Travel Costs


Local beers including the iconic Bintang Lager cost between £1 and £3. Expect to pay a bit more in Seminyak's swanky bars or if you want imported beer.


You can find meals for as little as £1-5 in Bali or treat yourself to seafront dining in Seminyak where you can expect to pay £5-10 per meal. The less touristy the restaurant, the cheaper (and often better) the meal.

Taxi Ride

Taxis cost around £0.70 per mile so it's an easy and cheap mode of transport. From £40 per day you can even hire a driver t give you a private tour of the island.



Getting around in Bali is easy and cheap whether you take a local bus, hire a car or scooter or hire a driver.



Dorm rooms in hostels aren't all that common in Bali but only cost between $10 and $16. Or treat yourself to a private room from around $25 per night.



In Bali you can treat yourself. Stay in a 3* hotel for around $50-70 per night.


Bali Islands






The Gili Islands

















Things to do in Bali

Bali Adventure Tours

Sailing Indonesia - Bali and Lombok
What's the the best way to see Bali and Lombok's beautiful coastlines? From the deck of a catamaran, of course. This seven-day sailing adventure will introduce you to the fabulous Gili Islands in a blur of snorkelling excursions, kayaking tours, beachfront bars, yoga sessions, and all the mellowing-out you can handle.

7 days from $1,999

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Classic Bali
Explore Bali's pristine beaches and temples surrounded by jungle on this 8-day tour, visit impressive rice terraces and active volcanoes, ride Kuta's awesome waves, snorkel the Gilis and get off the beaten path.

8 days from $999

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bali island
Bali Island Hopper
From Bali to Gili Trawangan to Lombok- this trip is the epitome of a laid-back luxury holiday. Surf, chill and dance in Seminyak, snorkel the Gili Islands, gorge on Indonesian food and unwind with cocktails on white beaches.

8 days from $1121

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How to travel the Bali on a budget

Bali is the perfect place if you are travelling on a budget as the cost of transport, taxis, hostels, drinks and meals are so much lower than in the UK so you can easily get around the island, stay in your favourite places, enjoy local cuisine and make the most of the nightlife. 

Mini Adventures and Packages in Bali

BaliIntro Plus Ubud
An amazing guided tour including the best of Bali and the Gili Islands.
Discover crazy Kuta nightlife, visit ancient temples, learn to surf on iconic Bali beaches, swim under amazing waterfalls, experience local culture, bathe in natural hot springs, hand feed wild monkeys, explore tropical islands, snorkel with sea turtles, party on the beach and much more! With an awesome group leader with you from the moment you step off the plane and an instant group of friends to share your adventure with, you don’t need to worry about a thing.
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

12 days From $1199

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Kuta fun in the sun
Visit the Monkey Forest, Royal Family Temple and Sunset at Tanah Lot and have enough free time for you to wander and explore in your own time. Inclusions: 3 night’s accommodation and dinner.

4 days from $229

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MoJo Surf Island Hopper Surf Adventure
Travel both overland and on boats between white sandy beach islands, surf tropical paradises, meet amazing people, immerse yourself into the surf culture and experience amazing waves to suit your ability. Come find your Mojo and progress your surfing on this mind-blowing adventure.

8 days From $990

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