Destination Guide - Denpasar (Bali)

Bali is a destination for the soul – practice inner-calm while immersed in the flurry of the markets, or let your mind close over and have a siesta in the sunshine. A little bit of luxury is good for the soul, too, so be sure to indulge in a luxurious massage, relax in your private villa, sail a yacht and top off your day with a Balinese feast – then do it all again the next day, and the next, until your soul is rejuvenated.

The Basics

Currency: Rupiah (Rp)
Population: 3,500,000
Languages: Indonesian, Javanese, English
Country code: +62
Area codes: East, South, and West Bali 0361; North Bali 0362
Time zone: +8
Daylight savings: N/A
Electricity voltage: 127/230V
Electricity hz: 50Hz
Electrical plugs: Two-wire plug with two round prongs
Mobile network: GSM

Highlights

  • Kuta Beach
  • Markets
  • Volcanoes

Events

Weather

It’s warm in Bali (between 25-30 °C) almost all year around. The best time to visit is during the dry season between May to September. It’s also warm in the wet season but rainfall can be torrential


Getting there and around

Bali is small enough to navigate independently by car, bicycle, or bemo (minibus) although traffic can be temperamental. There are tourist buses running between popular areas.

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Travel Insider suggestions for Bali

Accommodation

Bulgari Resort, Bali
Bali: Triumph of the villa

Bali's new crop of luxury villas offers privacy, flexibility and space.

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Four Seasons Resort, Jimbarab Bay, Bali
Where I Stay: Four Seasons Resort, Jimbarab Bay, Bali

Philip Cox, Director COX Architects & Planners, designer of Voyages Longitude 131.

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Travel Blog

La Lucciola, Bali
Global Roaming: Sunset bars of Bali

Tropical holidays are great for abandoning the old routine and taking on a new one: stopping to watch the sunset over a cocktail or two.

Further reading

Looking for more beach and sun? Here are some suggestions for other similar destinations in South-East Asia.

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