All you need to know about Bali

About Bali

Getting There

Bali is the most popular holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is home to ancient culture and its natural beauty, known for its warm hospitality. 

Airport

From Domestic or international airlines fly into Ngurah Rai Airport 13km south of Denpasar. A pre-booked airport transfer is the best bet to get to your destination hassle-free, where your designated driver waits at the arrival hall with your name on a placard. Deparadise Transport also provides transportation services to pick you up at Bali International Airport. The driver will pick you up at the arrivals hall following your flight itinerary. Check our offer

Ferry

From Lombok, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, or Gili all have ferry routes to Bali, usually to the towns of Sanur, Serangan, or Padang Bai. The Lombok to Bali trip only takes about 3-4 hours, but be warned that there are several issues with the route, notably delays as well as safety concerns due to old equipment. A ferry also services the route between Ketapang in Java Island and Gilimanuk in Bali at IDR 7,500 per person, with buses going from Gilimanuk to Denpasar for IDR 30,000 to 50,000 per person.

Fast Boat

Bali has buses that use ferries for sea crossings and these are available from all major cities in Indonesia (Bali, Java, and Lombok). Fast boat is used to make crossings from Sanur to Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, or Gili Trawangan Island

About Weather in Bali

When is the best time to go to Bali?

Usually, the weather in Bali has a mild 30 degrees throughout the year, but in the rainy season from October to April can make activities and trips more challenging. The dry season occurs from May to September, when tourists can experience and see the scenery around Bali with a little more worry.

About Culture and History of Bali

Bali is much more than just a tropical setting hidden behind a wall of tourist-influenced mayhem. The island is one of historical strength and pride. The history of Bali can be traced to the pre-historic periods of the Stone and Neolithic ages.

 

Villages in the north and western regions, including Cecik and Sembiran, have revealed fascinating artifacts which have been carbon dated as several thousands of years old. Burial sites and musical equipment have also been discovered in other parts of the island. Even in its early years, Bali was an important trading destination for other islands in Southeast Asia. Balinese society was heavily influenced by the East Java culture.

 

The Hindu Majapahit Empire took control of in the late 1200s. By 1343, a colony was established, and the island became predominantly Hindu. Locals who disliked the take-over from the Hindu Majapahit Empire fled inland to high grounds, including Batur Lake. Here, a unique Balinese highland culture developed, which is still prevalent today.

 

The cultures today are commonly referred to as the original Balinese, or Bali Aga, who still profoundly practice ancient laws and traditions. After 1515, when the Majapahit Empire of East Java was overthrown, many of the Hindu priests, spiritual followers and intellectuals moved here, engulfing the island with Hindu culture. Anthropologists see Bali’s isolation as the reason why it remained Hindu, while Islam came to dominate the majority of Indonesia. 

Nightlife in Bali

Legian - Kuta, and Seminyak are known for their lively nightlife and parties that last until the morning. Party visitors flock to nightclubs such as SkyDome Super Club at Legian and Mirror Bali Lounge and Club in Seminyak.

 

Clubs often bring in international DJs for events throughout the year. For more relaxed views, tourists head to Potato Head Beach Club or Ku De Ta in Seminyak, or Finns Beach Club in Canggu.

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