Some say it’s the scenery, the people and the culture. Others say it’s the tropical food, beaches and nightlife. Whatever it is, Bali is something special.

When you think of the perfect island getaway, you think of Bali. Once the island of rice paddies and surf beaches where backpackers hung out, Bali has evolved into a place for everyone. The spirituality and art of Ubud contrast with the party beaches of Kuta, which again contrast with the flair of Seminyak. Just choose what your heart desires and know that underneath it all, the spirit of the old Bali still shines through.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bali

Where are the best surfing beaches in Bali?

Bali is heaven for surfers. From beginners to experts, it's got you covered. Most of the big-name surf breaks are found on the south side of the island. More experienced riders will no doubt want to head straight to the famous Uluwatu. If you're just starting out, sign up for some lessons at Kuta Beach.

Where should I stay in Bali?

It really depends on what kind of holiday you want to have. Looking to soak up the nightlife and dance till the sun comes up at one of Bali's infamous nightclubs? Kuta is the obvious choice. Want to get away from it all and experience the island's more traditional side? Ubud is calling your name. If you want a bit of both, try some of the neighbourhoods bordering Kuta, such as Legian.

What kind of food can I expect in Bali?

Even the fussiest foodies will be catered for in Bali. The bigger hotels are known for serving up huge buffets with a mix of western and local foods. Those with more adventurous palates will want to hit the streets and follow their nose to one of the streetside "warungs". Here your plate will be piled high with everything from fried tempeh to the widely exported mi goreng (fried noodles). Just make sure you're prepared for the most common ingredient - chili!

What Bali attractions do I need to tick off first?

Thrill-seekers will love racing down the slides at Waterbom Bali. Be sure to set aside an entire afternoon so you don't miss a thing! For a more relaxing day out, head to Ubud and walk among ancient temples and mischievous primates in the Sacred Monkey Forest. If you're looking for a unique underwater experience, put on your scuba gear and explore the colourful aquatic life around the USS Liberty Shipwreck.

When is wet season in Bali?

Bali-and all of Indonesia, for that matter-has two very distinct seasons: wet and dry. The dry season is usually between May and September, while the wet season is between October and April.

Where is Bali?

Bali is a small island province in the Republic of Indonesia. It's in the southern portion of the country, between the islands of Java and Pulau Lombok.