Discover the epitome of laidback luxury on holidays to Bali; an idyllic island, encircled by turquoise waters boasting white sand beaches and beautiful boutique hotels hidden amongst the green patchworks of hillside terraces. Bali's fascinating culture comes to life with traditional dancers in vivid costumers, while intricate woodcarvings and batik paintings in bohemian Ubud portray the rich heritage of these hospitable people. Bali holidays will have you mesmerised by the natural beauty, unrivalled hospitality and the unique serenity this incredible island embodies.
Unmissable Resorts in Bali
Beaches: From sleepy coves to palm-fringed bays and surfers paradises, there is a tropical beach to suit everybody's taste in Bali. Watersports are common place at the main beach resorts and you're never far away from a bar to enjoy a cool drink as you soak up the sun.
Ubud: Indulge your artistic side in bohemian Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. Surrounded by scenic rice fields and thriving arts and crafts communities, here you can find the best of Bali's holiday souvenirs including silks, wood carvings and batik paintings.
Culture and Religion: Art is a religion in Bali, where skills are passed from generation to generation and expressed through intricate carvings and batik weaving in a unique combination of spirituality and tradition.
Nightlife: If you're looking for fun after dark, head for Kuta or Seminyak where bars and restaurants cater for every traveller.Kuta attracts the surfing crowd and the waterfront is scattered with lively bars and discos. While in quieter Nusa Dua, nightlife revolves around the swanky hotel bars and lounges.
Weddings: With breathtaking sunsets, pristine beaches and the gentle spirituality of its people, it comes as no surprise that Bali rates highly for weddings abroad. If you are after a fabulous setting and a touch of magic, welcome to paradise!
When to go
Temperature Range: 24°C - 31°C
Most popular: May - August
Best value: October - Mid December and January - April
Best weather: May - August
Direct flights: There are no direct flights from the UK to Bali.
Indirect flights: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Quantas, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines.
Visa information: Visa Required
Health information: Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation and malaria tablets are recommended.
Time Difference: GMT +8 hours
When To Go
October to December (excluding Christmas and New Year) and January to April offer the best value, however this falls into the wet season which means the rain will be more frequent and the humidity will be higher.
Best Time to Go
Although Bali enjoys warm tropical temperatures year round (31°C on average), May to August are the best months to visit as the climate is a little cooler and the rains lightest.
The most popular time to visit Bali is between May to August when there is the least rain and temperatures are slightly cooler.
Bali has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 31°C year round. The wet season runs from October to April, with the most rain falling December to February. The dry season runs from May to September and humidity is much lower in these months making this the best time to travel.
Bali Travel Information
There are a number of airlines flying from the UK to Bali. The fastest flight time (dependent on connections) is approximately 16 hrs 30 minutes.
Direct Carriers: There are no direct flights from the UK to Bali.
Indirect Carriers: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Malaysian Airlines and Cathay Pacific all operate via points in the Middle East or Far East.
Departure Taxes: There is a tax of approximately US$18 payable for International departures.
British Passport holders are required a visa to enter Bali. Visa fee payable on arrival (USD 25 for longer durations up to 30 days). Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Bali. Please contact the Indonesian Embassy for up to date country and visa information on 0207 499 7661.
How to obtain a visa
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