Bali is a predominantly Hindu island in the middle of the
world's largest Muslim nation. The Balinese coast is home to
excellent beach hotels offering a wide range of watersports, with
the south coast particularly good for surfing and windsurfing.
Whilst the south is quite developed, there are still pockets of
peace and serenity to be found, or you can simply enjoy the wealth
of fantastic restaurants and bars, and independent boutiques
springing up almost daily, in the trendy enclaves of Seminyak and
Cultural and religious traditions are still at the heart of
everyday life in Bali, from the floral offerings found at the door
of every dwelling, to the myriad of ceremonies and celebrations
occurring almost daily. Those who take the time to travel inland
can explore ancient temples and local villages, great lakes and
The north coast offers some of the island's best accessible
snorkelling and diving, from the SS Liberty wreck at Tulamben, to
the aquarium like coral gardens of Menjangan Island.
After some time exploring Bali, beach lovers may like to hop
over to the neighbouring island of Lombok, with its laid back sandy
beaches, and great snorkelling and diving. Alternatively, explore
the world class temples and active volcanoes of Java. Bali is easily accessible, and
is therefore easily combined with other destinations within
Indonesia, and further afield in South-East Asia.