Flights to Bali (DPS)

Flights to Bali are tickets to an island paradise. Pristine beaches, famous paddy terraces and charming towns await your arrival.

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Flights to Bali

There’s more to this Indonesian destination than its stunning good looks. Venture beyond the sunbeds, lounges and nightlife venues, or the chic shops of Seminyak, and you’ll find a diverse and fascinating culture. Visit Bali to explore ancient temples, mesmerising music and dance performances, and a thriving local art scene.

Where to book your hotel in Bali depends entirely on the type of trip you’re after. Most travellers choose from the larger resorts to the south of the island. Kuta Beach tends to draw the party-going crowds, for sunbathing and water sports during the day and socialising all night. Nusa Dua is a more sedate area known for its luxury hotels and high-end lounges and restaurants, so it’s perfect for a romantic break in Bali and a popular choice with honeymooners.

If you’d rather spend your holiday soaking up some culture than some rays, then make Ubud your base. Located in central Bali, this charming town was immortalised in Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat Pray Love, but it’s actually been drawing backpackers and culture vultures for decades. This is the best place to see traditional Balinese dance and pick up some local arts and crafts. It’s also a fantastic wellness destination, with an abundance of yoga studios, meditation classes, and vegan and vegetarian restaurants to choose from.

A little further afield – just a short boat ride east – you’ll find the Gili Islands, a tiny archipelago where cars and motorbikes are banned, and little shacks line white sandy beaches.

Take a day trip to Gili Trawangan

If the bustle of Bali gets too much, a day trip to the nearby Gili Islands will deliver you to a much slower pace of life. Gili Trawangan is a true paradise; peaceful (there are no cars allowed) with flawless beaches and plenty of opportunities for snorkelling, surfing, diving and sunbathing. Be sure to check local agencies for the fast boat schedule, and check out the accommodation at Gili Eco Villas.

Gili Eco Villas
Gili Trawangan
+62 361 847 6419

Pick up a souvenir at Ubud Art Market

If Ubud Art Market, or Pasar Seni Ubud, looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen Julia Roberts strolling among the stalls in the hit film adaptation of Eat Pray Love. This bustling hive of fabrics, jewellery, arts and crafts is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir. Afterwards, pop across the road to see the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace.

Jalan Raya Ubud No.35
Kab Gianyar

Hike the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Picture Bali and one of the images that will spring to mind is of the island’s rice paddy terraces: verdant patches of land carved into the landscape that stretch for miles. The stunning Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are listed as a Unesco Cultural Landscape, and are free from Bali’s tourist crowds.


Soak in the healing waters of Banjar Hot Springs

A visit to the Banjar Hot Springs, also known as Air Panas, should be on everyone’s Bali itinerary. Located in the heart of the jungle, visitors can bathe in the hot green pools of water, which is said to have healing properties. Look out for the eight stone-carved dragons.

Air Panas Banjar
Jalan Banjar
Kab Buleleng

Hike Mount Batur at sunrise

Bali is home to some stunningly diverse natural terrain, from the distinctive rice paddy terraces to lush jungles and dormant volcanoes, and is one of the best hiking destinations in Southeast Asia. KM Bali Tours & Trekking organise various hiking trips, including a sunrise summit of Mount Batur, a sacred site in Balinese culture.

Jalan Raya Gentong
+62 361 872 0838

Relax at Maya Ubud Spa

Bali is blessed with some wonderful spas and the Maya Ubud is one of the best. Located in a tranquil setting adjacent to the Petanu River, the spa specialises in traditional Balinese treatments for beauty and relaxation. Try the two-hour Maya Escape treatment.

Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan
+62 361 977 888


If you’re celebrating a special occasion in Bali, book a table at the award-winning Mozaic. Located in peaceful Ubud, the food combines the exotic ingredients of Indonesia with French techniques. Dinner is served in Mozaic’s romantic garden at candlelit tables under the stars.

Jalan Raya Sanggingan
+62 361 975 768

The Pirates Bay (International)

This beach side gem might be the best family-friendly restaurant in Bali, thanks to its novelty structure – a pirate boat with tree houses and climbing frames where kids can play while the adults relax and take in the views. Plus, the food is perfect for fussy eaters, with fast food staples like burgers, pasta, fries and milkshakes.

The Bay Bali
Lot C-0
Nusa Dua
+62 361 915 815

Cuca (Tapas)

This popular restaurant in Jimbaran is a real crowd-pleaser, with its pretty, leafy setting and playfully presented food. There’s nowhere better for tapas in Bali, and every dish uses high quality local ingredients. Be sure to try the barbecued octopus with gazpacho followed by the sunny side up dessert – mango, coconut cream and passion fruit fashioned to look like a fried egg.

Jalan Yoga Perkanthi
+62 361 708 066

Restaurant Locavore (Modern European)

Locavore just might be Bali’s hippest restaurant. Chefs Eelke Plasjmeijer and Ray Adriansyah take the freshest, finest local ingredients and transform them into high-end works of art, but served in a casual, contemporary setting. Highlights include the hot consommé with tomato sorbet and the passion fruit tart.

Jalan Dewisita No 10
+62 361 977 733

Alchemy (Raw vegan)

Alchemy is Bali’s first (and most famous) raw vegan cafe and juice bar; even meat-lovers will be blown away by the fresh salads and tasty raw desserts. There’s also a holistic clinic on-site, as well as a store where you can stock up on eco-friendly and organic products to take home.

Jalan Penestanan Klod
+62 361 971 981

Kori Restaurant and Bar (International/Asian)

Kori is a Bali institution. Having opened in 1998, it’s very popular with both expats and tourists in the know. Tucked away on bustling Poppies Lane, with cool outdoor cabanas in the gardens, it’s a great spot to grab a bite to eat with friends before setting off to sample Kuta’s famous nightlife.

Jalan Legian
Gg Poppies Lane II
+62 361 758 605

COMO Shambhala Estate

Dubbed a ‘Retreat for Change’, this resort tucked away beneath the canopy of the beautiful forest near Ubud provides the ultimate in relaxation. Hiking and climbing excursions are available away from the infinity pools, quiet streams and private spa rooms, if you’re so inclined.

Banjar Begawan
Desa Melinggih Kelod
+62 361 978 888

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa

Bali’s beautiful all-suite Anantara resort has everything you could desire in a romantic break in Bali – spacious suites, a luxury rooftop spa and a sparkling infinity pool. Plus, the hotel’s Dining by Design offer means you can enjoy your meal anywhere, from your own balcony to the private beach.

Jalan Abimanyu
Dhyana Pura
+62 361 737 773

Amala Bali

Hidden away in busy Seminyak, Amala Bali is one of the best health retreats on the island. Feed your body raw, vegetarian food; your spirit with daily yoga classes; and your soul with pampering treatments in the luxury spa. Book one of the spa villas for a private plunge pool and steam showers scented with wild herbs.

Jalan Kunti 108
+62 361 738 866

The Ritz-Carlton Bali

This incredible new resort is part cliff top, part beachside, with the two joined by a beautiful glass elevator. As well as unobstructed access to the Indian Ocean, you can get lost in extensive private gardens and dine in a cave-like local restaurant.

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selata Lot 3
Nusa Dua
+62 361 849 8988

Mick’s Place

Surfers in search of good waves and great service should check out this stylish boutique hotel in Bali. Located on a cliff overlooking Bingin Beach and its brilliant breakers, the hotel is dotted with outdoor areas where you can relax in the sunshine, including an infinity plunge pool that’s the perfect place to watch the sunset.

Bingin Beach
Kab. Badung
+62 21 29 955 800

Alila Ubud

For a change of scene from Bali’s beaches, head for this eco-friendly luxury resort tucked away among the lush green hills of Ubud. There are lots of thoughtful touches – such as an outdoor shower and organic toiletries – but the star of the show is the incredible emerald green infinity pool, with its stunning views of the Ayung River valley and rice paddy terraces.

Desa Melinggih Kelod
Melinggih Kelod
+62 361 975 963

The Hanging Gardens

There’s much to love about this jungle escape, but you only need to mention the swimming pool to see why it’s one of the most breathtaking places to stay on the island. A split-level infinity pool jutting out into the lush green landscape cascading below, it’s one of the most photographed in the world.

Desa Buahan
+62 361 982 700

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