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Canggu

With expats spilling out of Kuta and Seminyak, Canggu is the next hot destination in Bali. Canggu is still quite quiet and rural, but a few new resort and property developments mean that the area is quickly catching up with Seminyak as the place for the ‘in-crowd’. Canngu’s beach, called Echo Beach, is a windswept […]

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Lovina

Lovina is where backpackers usually base themselves for exploring the North of the island and the mountains. Lovina is actually a bunch of several villages strung alongside a long narrow stretch of volcanic black sand beach. The villages are called Pemaron, Tukadmungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is much quieter than the south […]

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Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is a man-made complex built on the south-east of the island on the Bukit Peninsula. It’s the toytown of Bali, with five star luxury hotels and conference centres, as well as a number of international restaurants, a golf course, a supermarket, and perfectly manicured gardens. The best way to describe it is like […]

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Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a seaside resort just south of the Airport and is located on the neck that connects the main part of Bali with that little blob on the end (otherwise known as the Bukit Peninsula). Jimbaran isn’t as developed as some of the other tourist spots, but it still has its fair share of […]

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Balangan

Balangan is one of the lesser known beaches but one of the nicest. Balangan is located in the south of the island before Bingin, and is the most ‘European’ looking of all the beaches. By this we mean it has a nice stretch of soft, gently shelving sand and is lined with palm trees. You […]

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Padangbai

Padangbai is a sleepy fishing village on the East Coast of Bali. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the west coast, Padangbai feels a million worlds away. It is a small village, with a few homestays and guest houses close to the harbour. Most backpackers come to Padangbai simply to catch the ferry […]

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Uluwatu

Uluwatu is located on the southern tip of Bali and the temple is perched high up on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Whilst only Hindus can enter the temple itself, most backpackers visit Uluwatu temple to see the many monkeys and the evening Kecak performance at sunset. You can visit the Uluwatu temple at any […]

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Bingin

Whilst the spots down in the south of the island are less visited by tourists, they are still well known by anybody with a keen interest in surfing. Bingin is a great surf spot for skilled surfers, offering a reef break which can get extremely crowded during high season (June-September) when the swell is good. […]

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Ubud

Ubud is a small town in Bali’s green interior known for its pretty terraced rice fields, arts and crafts, scenic villages, rivers  and ancient temples. If you’re looking to explore Bali’s culture, Ubud is the place to start. It’s a stark contrast to the whirlwind party scene in Kuta- Ubud offers a peaceful, relaxing setting […]

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Seminyak

Seminyak is the uber-trendy area for the expats of Bali located just north of Kuta. It’s so hip, it even has its own magazine called ‘The Yak’. If you want to be ‘seen’ sip on a cocktail as the sun goes down at Ku De Ta, Seminyak’s sunset bar. This up-market bar enjoys a beach […]

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