Sea, sand and sun-the hotels in Bali are perfect for a paradise getaway. Whether you desire romantic, family oriented or resort hotels, Bali has something to offer. Spend some time with your partner under the sun at Kuta Beach, snorkel with your family in the Bali Sea or hike up the volcano, Mount Batur. For a more unique excursion, take a trip to the Royal Temple of Mengwi with the Sunset Temple and sacred Monkey Forest. Rejuvenate your body and mind on the island with these activities and many more. Let the hotels in Bali treat you to the experience of a lifetime and one you are sure to never forget.
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Ubud is the place for artists, culture lovers, backpackers & travel bloggers and offers an ideal mix of Balinese charm and hip modernity. Between galleries, boutiques and spacious holiday homes, you can watch traditional dances and do yoga followed by Balinese vegan& fruit-rich food. Right near Ubud is the Monkey Forest, whose jungle and temple complexes are populated by numerous monkeys. In the centre of Bali you will find Hindu villages, lush green gorges, vast rice terraces, volcanic heights and mountain lakes. Ideal area for trekking and hiking through Bali's exotic landscape.
The south is the tourist centre of Bali. Here you will find the capital Denpasar with its magnificent colonial buildings. The ultimate party place is Kuta, where you will find a young party scene and the best surfing hotspot. In Seminyak, you can shop for designer clothes and party in style in cocktail lounges until dawn on kilometres of white sandy beaches. The most beautiful and exclusive luxury hotels can be found on Jimbaran Beach and in Nusa Dua. 5-star hotels are located next to golf resorts, tennis courts and shopping centres on the long white sandy beach. Popular with best-agers is Sanur, Bali's oldest resort, where you can find peace and quiet. Well-kept restaurants, stylish hotels and bicycle paths on the volcanic sandy beach can be found here, and Hinduism is actively celebrated. Holidaymakers listen to the sounds of gamelan orchestras and relax in the exotic cafés.
In the east is the highest & active volcano of the island Gunung Agnung with the huge offshore temple Besakih, which as the largest sanctuary of the island seems like a holiday village. Nature is characterised by pristine beaches, cave temples and green valleys. In Semarapura you will find the remains of an imposing ruler's palace, the village of Tenganan is the only one in Bali surrounded by an impressive wall and is home to the Bali Aga, a cultural people who practise their own natural religion. The ultimate diving hotspot is the village of Candidasa.
Families visit the quiet, windless beach of Lovina with its dark volcanic sand. Snorkelling is very popular here, and boat trips are also popular. Dolphins come right up to the beach here. Restaurants, cafés and comfortable family hotels complete the beach holiday on the north coast. On the one hand, nature is pristine and wild with the deepest jungles and densest vegetation; on the other hand, there is rich agriculture with tobacco, soya and rice cultivation.
Balinese culture: Most Balinese are Hindus, and the practice of religion in the numerous Hindu temples plays an important role. Many temples can be visited and are stocked with souvenir shops, some are reserved for locals only.
Climate: Bali has a tropical climate that hovers around 30 degrees all year round. However, it can get much cooler on the volcanic mountains. The dry season is from May to October, the rainy season from November to March. Basically, the monsoon rains are less pronounced in the north than in the south.