Bali defines island paradise, but this classic Indonesian holiday destination is so much more than that.

It is a hub where a unique ecosystem thrives, blurring Balinese traditions with a slow-paced lifestyle and contemporary offerings across its food, drink, art and nightlife scenes. Every area has its own idiosyncrasies too, from the popular locus that is Seminyak, to the rice paddies and cultural zen of Ubud, to the indie nooks that dot Canggu and more.

There is a lot to love about the island, and we’re here to help you discover them all with our ultimate Bali travel guide.

What to do

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Bali’s top concierges share the island’s hidden treasures

From hidden waterfalls to witnessing Balinese theatrical fights, here are the things you’ve never thought of doing on the Island of Gods.

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Explore Nusa Penida

Located southeast off the coast of Bali is Nusa Penida. The obscure island is marked by stunning natural landscapes, turquoise blue oceans set against burnt orange cliffs, and miles of padi fields.

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5 beach clubs in Bali to party all day at

You’re not in Bali if you don’t turn up at a beach club.

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The top spas in Bali

A beach holiday is not complete without a trip to the spa.

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An insider’s guide to Bali’s best tattoo studios

Bali is home to a prolific, world-class tattooing scene, and we’ve got all the places that top the charts.

Where to stay

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Our favourite Airbnbs in Bali

From architecturally-inspired villas to swanky tree houses, check out these magical Airbnb listings to book the next time you’re in Bali.

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The best villas in Bali to rent

Whether you’re planning to rent a whole villa or simply looking to indulge in a relaxing vacation for two, check out these ultra-luxurious villas in Bali you can rent.

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Review: Capella Ubud

Capella Ubud is one of those rare havens that has the ability to whisk you away to a different world as it takes glamping to the next level.

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Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay overlooks the wide curve of Jimbaran’s golden shores, tucked away from the island’s bustle.

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Review: Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali

Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali is a stunning resort located in a wide sheltered bay renowned for its calm, azure waters.

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Review: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Housed in the serenity of Uluwatu, this clifftop resort compound is directly connected to Sundays Beach Club.

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Review: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Just outside Ubud’s centre is the Four Seasons Resort Bali in the idyllic Sayan Valley.

Where to eat and drink

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Best restaurants in Seminyak

The epicentre of Bali is home to a diverse array of cuisines.

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Inside Bali’s new wave of design-focused restaurants

 These design-led openings are seeing a greater emphasis on Balinese culture, elements, and its breathtaking natural landscapes.

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The best bars in Ubud

Ubud’s thriving gastronomic landscape is matched by its cocktail scene, one worthy of attention given that the town’s bartenders are pioneering concoctions that are as creative as they are delicious.

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The best bars in Seminyak

If you’re thirsty in Seminyak, we’ve got the cream of the crop to get you quenched.

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Our favourite bars in Canggu

Bali’s indie enclave is home to a diverse selection of bars, ranging from underground havens to beach clubs.