The 5 Best Places to Stay in Bali

Although Bali is not a huge island, it does offer a wide range of diverse locations to choose from when it comes to finding a place to stay. An Indonesian island, Bali is a popular holiday and backpacking destination with tourists from all over the word, especially Australian tourists, who can reach the island by direct flight from most major Australian cities. If you’re considering this popular, stunning island, known for its iconic beaches, coral reefs and volcanic mountains surrounded with thick forest, here are some of the best places that you can choose to stay at.

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  1. Seminyak:

Known as the ‘sparkling jewel in Bali’s crown’, Seminyak is the ‘style mecca’ of the island and hosts several miles of sandy white beaches, popular with surfers for their clear waters. Located at the south end of Bali, this area is very popular with tourists and you can find a huge range of things to do, for example water sports, dining at restaurants, cafés and bars or shopping at some of the stunning shopping centres. You can also find many pool villas in Seminyak for your family or group of friends to stay in during your trip.

  1. Kuta:

If you are fan of sunbathing, surfing and partying the night away, then get yourself down to Kuta, the perfect beach resort in Bali for you. Here you can find the popular beach, where you’ll be able to take part in surfing and other water sports, no matter how much previous experience you have. There are many great places to stay at Kuta Beach, including hotels, villas, and other types of accommodation. In the evenings, the town of Kuta usually enjoys a stunning sunset, painting the sky with vivid shades of orange, purple and red.

  1. Sanur:

If you are hoping to enjoy a quiet and peaceful night in Bali, then look no further than Sanur. Located on the south east coast of the island, this resort is the perfect spot for family holidays, surrounded by miles of safe, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for paddling or snorkelling. What’s more, the layout of the town itself is both incredibly family-friendly and tourist-friendly, with most of the main hotels, villas and hostels located no longer than ten minutes away from the beach.

  1. Ubud:

If you’re hoping to get ‘off the beaten path’ and explore a town that’s nothing like the other touristy areas, then Ubud is definitely the perfect choice of destination. Here, you will be able to enjoy some of Bali’s most stunning countryside, and is one of the best places for visitors to truly immerse themselves in the Balinese culture. If you’re hoping to visit a lot of temples and holy sites during your trip then Ubud is certainly the place to be, as it’s home to some of the most stunning temples on the island, some of which are still active.

  1. Gili Islands:

Formerly popular with backpackers who visited from Bali, the Gili Islands are now popular with visitors who are seeking a glamourous getaway. Hosting a wealth of peaceful, stunning beaches, vibrant coral reefs and friendly locals, the Gili Islands are perfect if you’re looking for a secluded, peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

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