Bali travel guide
We have collected all the information you need before travelling to Bali.
In the Things to do in Bali section we guide you to everything from museums to diving.
In our Where to stay in Bali section we help you find the perfect location for your Bali holiday.
Under When to go to Bali we guide you to Balinese holidays and climates. If you already know where to stay, what to do and when to come to go, you might want to have a look at our Bali holiday villas.
We hope to see you in Bali real soon.
Whether you’re fortunate to be staying on the north, south, east or west, the wondrous island of Bali boasts magnificent beaches on all coasts. In the 1970’s Bali beaches became a popular haunt for surfers, as its waters are perfect for the sport. Surfing is still a big draw for tourists and backpackers, but now Bali beaches provide so much more.
Whilst Bali has been almost continually inhabited for the better part of the last 4000 years, the current Bali culture mostly originates from the 14th and 15th Centuries, when the Majapahit Hindu's began to arrive from the nearby island of Java. These immigrants were met with open arms by the natives and intermarrying of the two peoples began to happen on a large scale.
When it comes to buying land in Bali, foreigners are at a distinct disadvantage when compared to the rights available to native citizens of the island. Despite the many complications that can arise when trying to invest in buying a villa in Bali, there are ways in which foreign investors can safely purchase the rights to build on this fabulous Indonesian paradise.
Bali is a glittering jewel in the crown of Indonesia. Almost 4 million people call it home, whilst around 2.5 million tourists a year come to enjoy the island's sandy beaches and tranquil temples. For investors, there has never been a better time to consider buying a villa in Bali. Security has been stabilized across this once troubled region, and the island is now well on its way to becoming one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the whole of Asia.
So you've decided to travel to Indonesia, but your worried that you won''t understand enough of the local language to show yourself friendly and be understood.
Learning how to speak Basic Bahasa can be a daunting task, even for those familiar with learning new languages. But here at Vilondo we believe every new challenge should be taken step-by-step. So once you learn how to form basic sentences, you will realize that learning Bahasa is not as difficult as you first imagined.
In Bali, people speak Bahasa Indonesia and few of them speak English.
You might be wondering why on earth you should learn Indonesian. Allow me to persuade you.
People love to talk about Bali. The good, the bad and the ugly. It’s just as easy to find people who praise this island as it is to find others who have nothing nice to say about the place at all.
Being the tropical paradise that it is, Bali sits snugly up against the equator and is famous for its endless summer. Cold nights, frozen toes and bags of woolly warmers are all things of the past once you step foot on this tropical oasis.