Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country by population, third biggest democracy and largest Muslim nation. Best known to many travelers for its alluring beaches and exotic culture, the sprawling Southeast Asian archipelago encompasses more than 17,000 islands.
Indonesia’s fame as a tourist destination obscures its enviable abundance of natural resources and biological diversity. From its mega-city capital of Jakarta to its lush tropical rainforests, the dynamic developing country of Indonesia teems with people and fascinating, diverse species of animal and marine life.
Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island’s home to an ancient culture that's known for its warm hospitality. Exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops are some of its top attractions.
Enjoy amazing beach resorts and luxury resorts in any of Bali’s famous areas. These include Kuta, Seminyak and Jimbaran where most of the great hotels and villas are right on the beach. They’re also home to most of Bali’s exciting surf spots.
These include Sanur, Nusa Dua and the remote coast of Candidasa are your best bets. The island’s centre also offers plenty of reasons that it can be better than the beach. Explore the scenic central highlands of Ubud with its flowing rice fields, valleys and forested rivers. Yet Ubud's not only a place for cultural day-trippers. It also offers plenty for adventure-seekers as bike ride, white water rafting , ATV ride and shopaholics. The town itself is densely dotted with a multitude of ancient temples, palaces and historical sites. There are many more off-the-beaten-track spots around this magical island worth discovering.