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Kuta is renowned for its surf beaches and night life. Kuta is Bali's largest tourist destination and is very popular with a wide range of tourists. It is perfect for young travelers looking for value Bali accommodation and families looking for quality accommodation within easy reach of restaurants and nightlife. Kuta beach is great for surfing and is a favourite location for visitors and locals alike. Be sure not to miss the spectacular sunsets.
For a quieter, more relaxing holiday location, South Kuta (or Tuban) is only a short stroll away from the restaurants, night clubs and bars of central Kuta. The beaches at South Kuta are definitely less crowded and perfectly suited for children to swim in. South Kuta is a very popular spot for families and it is here you will find the Waterbom Bali waterslide park, home to 15 world class water slides.
Legian is full of a wonderful range of restaurants and boutique fashion shops run by a combination of locals and expatriate designers. Legian's beach is amazing and is a popular location for surfing, swimming and lazing on the sand soaking up some sun. Legian is in easy reach of the busier Kuta which is within easy walking distance. Legian is definitely more relaxing and laid-back than Kuta and is a favourite location for families and couples who want to be in easy reach of all that Kuta offers and prefer to retire to a quieter location.
Seminyak and Tanah Lot are just north of Kuta and are home to quieter, higher end Resorts and Villas. These areas have a growing number of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars providing visitors a great range of dining and night life options. More and more families are attracted to this area of Bali because it caters well for children and also provides a great range of entertainment and dining options for adults.
Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa are home to a number of luxury Resorts and Villas catering for those who are most at home relaxing by the pool and in the surrounds of their resort. Nusa Dua experiences excellent surfing conditions particularly for intermediate surfers or learners.
Sanur is a relatively small town on the south eastern side of Bali and is only 20 minutes by taxi from the International Airport. It has a more relaxed feel compared to Kuta and Legain and is most suitable for those looking for a more relaxed upmarket holiday experience. There are a number of 4-5 star resorts located in Sanur.
Ubud is the place to go for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Surrounded by scenic rice terraces, ancient temples, art & craft communities and small villages, Ubud is an extraordinary town in the centre of Bali. The real Bali is in the backstreets, cafes and courtyards of Ubud where every day traditional ceremonies, rituals and sacred offerings take place. Offering budget Bali accommodation as well as unique luxury hotels, Ubud is ideally located to access mountains, beaches and major towns.
Jimbaran Bay is a beachside area located south of Kuta, one of the main attractions is the fishing village along with the many fishing boats that depart daily at sunset. Here Bali's finest luxury hotels and resort can be found set around the bay and the golden sandy beaches, an ideal area to visit for a honeymoon. There are many restaurants strung along the beach offering fresh seafood cooked to order.
Uluwatu and its surrounding beaches of Dreamland, Padang Padang, Bingin were formerly the playground of surfers almost exclusively. This is no longer true, and means that virtually anyone can take advantage of these stunning beaches, which are still very quite by Bali's standards. Also located in Uluwatu is Pura Uluwatu is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali, one of the six original sad Khayangan (territorial) temples on the island. Uluwatu is spectacular and busiest, particularly at sunset when the monkeys play on the spectacularly located temple.
Located in the southern part of Bali island, Ungasan is a new developing tourism area. Ungasan area is about a 20 minute drive from the International Airport. Ungasan Beach has good waves for surfing and some other water sports activities such as parasailing and skiing. A 10 minute drive will get you to beautiful Jimbaran to enjoy the beach restaurants and a 25 minute drive will have you in the heart of Kuta or Legian. 15-20 minutes gets you to the popular surfing area of Uluwatu, and close by is the beautiful Dreamland beach, and many other beaches, where you can spend hours relaxing and watching the waves roll in or surf until your heart's content.
Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Approximately 8sq kilometres in area, it is fast becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions due to the pristine unspoilt beaches, fantastic surf breaks and lack of tourists. There are two main beaches, Jungutbatu and Mushroom Bay. Jungutbatu (Sunset Coast) in the north is the bigger of the two with a selection of hotels, budget style accommodation, restaurants and cheap eateries. Main activities include surfing, diving and snorkeling. Some travellers may find the island a little too slow after the fast pace of southern Bali.
The island of Lombok is situated 54 kilometres from the east coast of Bali and is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Lombok offers guests an unspoilt paradise featuring big surf breaks, a majestic active volcano - Mount Rinjani and traditional villages that are virtually untouched by western influences. Lombok has relatively few tourists, even in peak season, allowing you to enjoy the culture and beauty of the island at your own leisurely pace.
The Gili Islands, made up of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, are 3 small tropical islands, located off the northwest coast of Lombok, and are fast becoming popular destinations for visitors looking for a remote island experience. All islands are approximately 2-3 kilometres across, small enough to walk around in a couple of hours. Cars and motorbikes are prohibited on the islands, so the preferred method of transport is bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo. Visitors can experience white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, spectacular coral reefs, and the best snorkeling and diving to be found anywhere on Bali and Lombok.
Canggu is a small village with a rural landscape of rice terraces that extend to the coast with a popular surf break. Located approximately 20 minutes from the restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shopping of Seminyak, and 35 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Canggu gives travellers a sense of a more relaxed way of life. The beaches have dark grey or black sand and are not particularly good for swimming, but do offer some renowned and challenging surfing spots.
One of Bali's most popular cultural icons, Tanah Lot is conveniently located within half an hour's drive of Legian, Kuta and Seminyak but offers a more relaxed atmosphere than these main tourist hubs. Renowned as the home to the famous rock formation and Pura Tanah Lot temple, this fascinating offshore rock has been formed by the ocean's tide over thousands of years.