Cheap Holidays to Bali

Bali is an island that is edged by beautiful sandy beaches and features a mix of natural beauty and stunning, lush landscapes. The country is steeped in customs and traditions which is combined with the warm hospitality of the Balinese people. Whether you are visiting on a budget or seeking that luxurious, tranquil retreat Bali has something for everyone.

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How Hot?

Bali offers a tropical climate due to it being only eight degrees south of the Equator and it therefore has high temperatures throughout the year. There are two distinctive seasons: the dry season from May to September and wet season from October to April. During the wet season, Bali is very humid and the heat remains at its peak even with the refreshing showers. April and May are a good time to visit the island as it is just prior to the peak season as the weather is more bearable during this time.

Out and About

Bali is small enough to drive around in one day! Travellers have a good choice of attractions and sights to visit from the artistic areas of Ubud, beautiful beach towns of Amed and Lovina and lively tourist spots of Kuta.

Bali offers extremely warm hospitality and is steeped in tradition with a spiritual feel. Visitors are encouraged to relax and enjoy their surroundings and Spa sessions and beach massages can be found in most areas.

Kuta is a lively resort with plentiful nightclubs and all night partying and offers an array of budget accommodation; Sanur is a slightly more upmarket resort to Kuta and there is a popular child friendly beach with calmer waters and is sheltered by a reef; Denpasar is Bali's capital city and there are markets and good choice of shops, museums and art centres.

Out for Lunch!

There is a vast choice of eateries in Bali ranging from the luxury hotels to casual cafes and there is a never ending choice of dishes to suit every taste and budget.

True Balinese dishes consist of rice, vegetables and a small amount of meat. Almost every restaurant offers nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice with a fried egg on top), satay (spicy marinaded thin slices of meat, threaded onto a skewer, barbecued, and served with a spicy peanut sauce) and mie goreng (fried noodles with egg). These basic dishes are generally popular amongst tourists and travellers. Festivals are the only time that dishes are elaborately presented and hotels and restaurants may offer special Bali nights featuring banquet buffets.

Snacks are found at various outlets (Warungs) throughout the island especially from the mobile food carts which young boys tend to push along the streets. Another good source of meals for the budget conscious are the night markets where dishes are often limited but are fresh and well priced. Markets are always the best place to buy fruit and Bali has a great range of fruits to choose from.

Quick Facts

Flight time - 15.5 hours from the UK (London)

Religion - Hindu

Currency - Indonesian rupiah, however many places also accept US dollars and Euros

Events / Festivals -

March is Nyepi Day. On the eve of this day, the spirits are expelled and the next day is silent where no noise is permitted, use of the beaches/pools is restricted, restaurants are closed and noise is not allowed in hotels and streets.

March and September is Pager Wesi. This is a feast for Sang Zang the Creator of the Universe.

May is Galungan or the highest holiday of the Balinese calendar, Pawukon.

June-July is Pesta Kesenian which is an arts festival with music and traditional dance.

Top Hotels In Bali

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Bali, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Como Shambhala Estate Hotel View rates for Como Shambhala Estate Hotel
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Ubud
Como Shambhala Estate is a natural santuary with luxurious accommodation and exceptional service. The perfect retreat for immersing yourself in relaxation, yoga, pilates and Tai Chi....

Purist Villas Ubud Hotel View rates for Purist Villas Ubud Hotel
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Ubud
The Purist Villas Ubud offer sophisticated design combined with an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. ...

Fivelements Puri Ahimsa Hotel View rates for Fivelements Puri Ahimsa Hotel
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Ubud
This luxury resort hotel is a healing sanctuary which encourages holistic treatments and meditation and offers a peaceful location beside the Ayung River....

Samaya Ubud Hotel View rates for Samaya Ubud Hotel
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Ubud
The Samaya Ubud offers authentic Balinese hospitality and a riverside setting; elegant Balinese style architecture and a tranquil environment....

Furama Villas and Spa Ubud View rates for Furama Villas and Spa Ubud
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Ubud
Nestled in tropical gardens the Furama Villas and Spa Ubud offer luxurious accommodation and a great location for exploring the local area and nearby attractions....

Elephant Safari Park Lodge View rates for Elephant Safari Park Lodge
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Ubud
A unique and exclusive hotel which offers guests luxurious accommodation and a chance to experience and be close to elephants in a tranquil surrounding....

Hyatt Regency Bali View rates for Hyatt Regency Bali
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Sanur
A luxurious beach hotel that offers a wealth of amenities, fabulous tropical beach location and sumptious accommodation; the perfect resort for a truly memorable holiday....

Four Season Resort Bali At Sayan Hotel View rates for Four Season Resort Bali At Sayan Hotel
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Ubud
A breathtaking hotel which is reached via a wooden walkbridge and combines intimate, sumptuous accommodation with a stunning array of luxury amenities to suit those seeking a truly magnificent holiday...

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Hotel View rates for Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Hotel
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Ubud
A contemporary and luxurious hotel offering a good choice of on-site facilities and is the ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing atmosphere with plenty to do....

Amankila Hotel View rates for Amankila Hotel
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Candidasa
A chic and elegant hotel which provides modern luxurious Balinese accommodation and is the ideal destination for those seeking a upmarket hotel in a peaceful and stunning location....

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