Why visit Bali
Bali promises a wealthy cultural heritage you won’t get enough of
Over 30 excellent beaches to suit every taste bud
Bali is a world-famous surfing destination
Superlative snorkeling and diving around Bali island
Although developed, Bali remains a teeming natural beauty
Witness lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity
There is a unique vibe in Ubud, an essence, something authentic that is hard to describe
With mountains and volcanoes, a sense of adventure is high in Bali
The Balinese are amiable and welcoming hosts
Shopping and nightlife in Bali can never be overrated.
How to reach Bali
Bali island is an epitome of Indonesian paradise, sitting on the Indian Ocean. The most connected out of 17,000 islands in Indonesia – Bali commands a lot of attention. Featuring an international airport, Bali is remarkably easy to reach from all over the globe. Bali flights are simply in abundance. As befits the most famous island in Indonesia, getting around Bali may be troublesome for first-time visitors. With many beaches to choose from that are hours apart, it is essential to plan your vacation around preferred activities. Like so, many travelers decide to visit Bali as it’s the central hub for island hopping in the Coral Triangle.
Bali is only 20 minutes from Nusa Islands by private boat and 40 minutes from Gili Islands. You can reach Bali from Lombok by private boat that will take over an hour across the breathtaking scenery of Nusa Penida. Finally, Bali serves as a starting point for many yacht holidays in the Komodo Islands, connecting to Sumbawa’s tropical paradise while cruising.
Best time in Bali
The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season, which lasts from April through November. This period ensures you get to enjoy all the outdoor activities and explore the island without being hampered by the occasional downpour, poor water visibility, and such other weather problems. It is also the best time for island hopping from Bali island. After all, you don’t want the choppy seas while going for a Bali snorkeling trip. A sitting on the Indian Ocean puts Bali near some of the clearest waters in the country, promising an abundance of marine life. Therefore, if you plan snorkeling and diving in Bali, the best sea conditions are during April-November.
Rainy season in Bali
Rainy season in Bali usually occurs between November and April. Note that monsoon refers to the wind more than the rain, which explains why the surfing season is at its peak around New Year. Even though it rains more than usual, it will likely be sunny for a good part of the day.
Bali or Lombok
Bali has a far higher population and more tourists than Lombok, making it the more congested island with traffic. A more developed Bali promises not only spectacular beaches, rice paddies, trekking possibilities, beautiful temples, and eco safaris, but also plenty of island-city activities including the nightlife, water parks, museums, galleries, cafes and more. Lombok, on the other hand, is stricter than Bali since it is in a predominantly Islamic area. It is far more of a beach and surfing destination with fewer tourist attractions. Both Bali and Lombok offer exciting island-hopping day trips, so it is really up to your preference for choosing the best base.
Bali or Komodo
Besides authentic and cultural beauty, the enormous Bali can only be compared to the Komodo Islands in terms of island hopping, marine life, and natural sights. And this comparison is quite challenging. Both Bali and Komodo lie within the Coral Triangle, boasting one of the most abundant marine lives on the planet. Both Bali and Komodo feature a myriad of sensational islands nearby, offering everything – from jaw-dropping viewpoints to cozy villages. You will not find Komodo dragons in Bali, however. With Islander, you can charter a yacht holiday from Bali to Komodo Islands, and enjoy the best of both worlds.