the land of the gods
This isn’t the type of destination you can visit just once, and for several reasons. Whilst Bali is one of the smallest islands of Indonesia, there’s lots to see – from beaches to jungles to rainforests, waterfalls & volcanoes – it’s teeming with natural beauty. With no shortage of temples, Bali carries a fascinating history and this is just the beginning; luxury resorts & villas, delicious food & affordability will make you want to return.
Many don’t realise how much of an adventure Bali can deliver; that doesn’t mean you have to be hiking dormant volcanoes every day (although this tour is highly recommended!), but you should explore the different regions as each offers unique experiences. We love the diversity the island provides too – from the famous pool parties at Potato Head Beach Club, to swinging over the rice fields, to the golden sands of Nusa Dua, Bali truly is a destination that everyone should visit. We did, so much so we spent a whole month there! Believe us, it’s easy to fall in love with this place.
Facts about bali
Currency – Indonesian Rupiah
All flights to Bali require a connection
The Balinese have just 4 names
Dry Season – April to October
Why should you travel to bali with us?
If you haven’t already guessed, we really do love Bali and everything about it and we’d love it if you felt the same way. That means sharing our first-hand experiences and knowledge about this incredible destination; the best resorts & hotels to stay in each region and for how long, which excursions & sites you can’t miss and even which flight route you should take to maximise your adventure. Our travel experts are waiting to hear from you, so we can start planning your amazing adventure to The Land of the Gods.
different regions of bali to explore
With so much to see on the island, you’ll want a reasonable amount of time in which to do so – we recommend an absolute minimum of 3 nights per region but a 10 to 14 night holiday is ideal for your first visit. That way, you’re not missing out on any of Bali’s finest offerings. Our travel exports can tailor-make your itinerary, maximising your time on this wondrous destination in Southeast Asia. Whilst there are more regions further afield, the below are our top picks for an adventure to remember.
Famed for its lush green rice fields and rainforests with waterfalls cascading down from above. This jungle-rich region of Bali is a great place to start your trip. Many of the sites visitors want to explore are closer to Ubud – Saraswati Temple, the Kajeng rice fields, Tegenungan Waterfall and of course, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – your luxury resort here becomes a great base for your adventure. Our top resort picks here are Maya Ubud, Hanging Gardens of Bali & The Kayon Jungle Resort with its famous overlapping infinity pools.
KUTA & Seminyak
The bustling heart of Bali can be found on the West coast, in the popular tourist spots of Kuta & Seminyak. Here is where you can eat like a local – we challenge you not to stop at every street vendor as the delicious aromas grab your attention! – as well as wander the beaches, maybe trying a spot of surfing. Use your time here to take trips North to the resort village of Canggu and to witness the sunset from Tanah Lot Temple. Double Six, Anantara Seminyak & The Oberoi are amongst our favourite resorts in this region.
nusa dua & uluwatu
Some will say that we’ve saved the best till last – that’s certainly the case if you’re a beach lover and want to end your adventure with some time to unwind at a luxury resort. Our travel experts believe that the beaches of Nusa Dua & Uluwatu are the best on the island – golden sands, sunrise over the ocean, elegant resorts offering fantastic levels of service – this is the part of your trip where you get to take it easy. There’s lots of resorts to choose from here, but The Laguna Resort & Spa, St Regis and The Ungasan top our list.
Our recommended balinese itinerary
First things first, our travel experts need to get to know you – how you like to travel, what you enjoy doing, how you want to spend your time, your preference of accommodation. But sometimes you need a little extra inspiration to help make your holiday truly memorable. Bali really does have so much to offer for all types of travellers.
Below, you’ll find Our Perfect Itinerary, designed for you to get as much out of your trip to this incredible part of the world as possible. Love what you see, or spot something that wouldn’t be for you? Not a problem – that’s why our travel experts tailor-make your itineraries to fit you, not the other way around. Enjoy exploring our Balinese adventure!
Things to do in Florence
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Formally known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, this iconic landmark of the Florentine skyline glistens as the golden sun sets over the city. The structure towers over you, standing in Piazza di San Giovanni and instantly feels magical, connecting you to history. The climb up the Cupola is worth every step... plus you'll deserve a drink afterwards!
The Chianti region produces many of Tuscany's best wines, and it's easy to explore on a day trip from Florence. From Rufina to Vinci, Siena to Arezzo, this gentle land leaves visitors impressed with the endless rows of grapes, evergreen olive grows and epic cypress trees greeting you on arrival. Speak with our travel experts to arrange your vineyard tour.
The Palazzo Pitti, in English sometimes called the Pitti Palace, is a vast, mainly Renaissance, palace in Florence. Located on the South side - close to Ponte Vecchio - and originally built in 1457, contains artefacts including 16th century paintings, 19th century furnishings and a vast collection of Medici household treasures, from silverware to precious jewellery.
The Mercato Centrale is from the risanamento time; the period when Florence was the capital of Italy in the late 19th century. Perhaps more relevant, the abundance of smells inside is outstanding! Shop for local groceries, or stop by for a snack, cocktail or even made-to-order pizza. The Lorenzo de’ Medici cooking school is available for the chefs among us!
Seeing as you're most likely to be flying into Pisa, it would be a shame to not visit this town - some say it's famous for a leaning tower! A fun few hours can be spent exploring this popular spot, along with some planned photo-time. Whilst the direct train is only 45-60 minutes from Florence, our travel experts can assist with a guided tour if you prefer.
Book with us today
Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.