Bali really needs no introduction. It is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world having an amazing combination of spectacular beaches, striking volcanoes, picturesque rice paddies as well as an incredibly rich and vibrant culture and an open and friendly people.
Bali receives thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, and as a result is relatively easy to get to with direct flights from most parts of the world to Denpasar airport, and most things that you would need are readily available including good medical care, and most western goods and services.
The majority of tourists to Bali stay within 30 minutes of the airport either at the huge self-contained 5 star hotels that hug the beach at Nusa Dua or in the heavily touristed areas along Kuta & Legian beach which is the centre in Bali for surfing, shopping and partying.
In the past 20 years visitors have increasingly found their way to Jimbaran, which lies among picturesque rice paddies in the foot hills of the massive volcanoes in the centre of the island. Jimbaran remains to this day the cultural centre for Bali, and while it has in recent years experienced a huge increase in the numbers of visitors, it still retains its relaxed, laid back charm, with great restaurants, fascinating culture and the fantastic rice paddy views that have rightly made it so famous.
Jimbaran & The Bukit
Jimbaran and the Bukit area is the up and coming area of Bali and for good reason. The Bukit area is characterised by beautiful white sand beaches, striking cliff top bars and restaurants, and some of the most popular cultural attractions in Bali including the cliff-top Uluwatu temple that stages an atmostpheric Kecak fire dance every evening as the sun sets. Jimbaran itself is the area of the Bukit closest to the airport, and has a wide sweeping beach, with a selection of great seafood restaurants right on the beach after dark. There is increasingly good shopping at Jimbaran, and also Nusa Dua, but all the attractions of Kuta and Seminyak are still an easy taxi ride from Jimbaran as well.