With beautiful beaches, fascinating cultural attractions, and some of the world's best diving, it's no surprise Bali is a vacation hot spot. Start planning your trip today, and book your choice of Bali villas to make your island getaway complete.
Thanks to its proximity to the equator, Bali boasts tropical weather year-round. You'll enjoy highs in the upper 80s most months of the year, and temperatures climb into the low 90s in November. If you're hoping for slightly cooler winter weather, try visiting in July, when lows can reach the low 70s. If you're planning on visiting between December and March, keep in mind that this is the peak of Bali's rainy season. January tends to be the island's wettest month when the rain is bound to interrupt at least a few beach days. For dry skies and ample sunshine, plan your trip in August or September instead.
As an island, Bali is easiest to approach by air. You can fly into the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and then travel to most Bali villas by taxi. If you're already in Indonesia, try taking the ferry from Java to the western side of Bali. Once you're on the island, you can walk or bike to local attractions or drive to more distant destinations. Book a driver for a more private tour of the island, hail a taxi in most large cities, or rent a motorbike if you're feeling adventurous.
No trip to Bali is complete without some quality time on the sand. Make your way to Sanur Beach for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and strolling. If you're looking for a livelier nightlife scene right on the beach, head to Kuta, just a few miles east. Bali offers numerous opportunities to spot and to interact with wildlife, but the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud is considered one of the best. Here you can get up close and personal or go for a ride with these enormous mammals. Bali's temples are both sacred and spectacular, and Uluwatu Temple is one of the most impressive. Perched on a cliff right on the ocean, this temple is well worth the short trek from Kuta.
From religious events to cultural festivals, you'll find plenty happening in Bali. Twice a year, Galungan festivities take over the island with beautiful coconut decorations, temple ceremonies, and community events. If you're planning a visit in February or September, plan to join in the celebrations in Denpasar, Seminyak, and other Balinese destinations. Experience a mix of high culture and star power at the Balinale, otherwise known as the Bali International Film Festival. This popular event happens in late September and showcases films from dozens of countries around the globe. If you want to see some of Indonesia's best new films, Balinale is the place to be.
Whether you want to brush shoulders with the stars or you're looking to get away from it all, you'll find exactly want you want in Bali. Find waterfront Bali villas in Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, or Ubud, and start living like a local in this island paradise.