Padang Bay, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is well known for its beautiful beaches, volcanic mountains, lush tropical forests and terraced ricefields. The island has thousands of temples ranging from the great 'Holy Temple' at Besakih to small village places of worship.
Watersports are popular in Bali and haggling for bargains is another favorite tourist pastime. There is a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars, and the night life pumps, particularly in Kuta and Seminyak.
Bali is trying to make a revival after the two bombing incidents that have occurred there. Travel warnings have been frequent of late, however Bali remains a beautiful and affordable holiday destination.
Things to see and do
* Water sports
* Hindu temples
* Jimbaran Bay seafood restaurants
* Ubud – center for the arts
* Spas and massages
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (Rp)
Language – Balinese, Indonesian
Land Area – 5,632.86 sq km’s
Population – 3,500,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 62
Port Location – The port at Padang Bay is about 90 minutes by taxi from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is 54km east from Denpasar and takes about 1 hour to 90 minutes to drive from the southern tourist areas of Kuta and Legian.
Transport Links - The airport is located in southern Bali, 15km (9 miles) from Denpasar. There are direct flights to Jakarta and Bali from numerous European capitals; the cheapest are generally found in London. Flights from the US often go via Japan, Korea, Taiwan or Hong Kong. There are also direct flights from all Australian cities. A ferry shuttles between the western Balinese port of Gilimanuk and Ketapang in eastern Java. Island hoppers can catch frequent ferries from the neighbouring islands of Java and Lombok.
Public transport in Bali include cheap buses and bemos that run on more or less set routes within or between towns. Alternatively you can charter a bemo or rent a car, motorcycle or bicycle.