Bali is an incredibly special island, full of spirituality and beauty. But it is becoming increasingly busy so you need to know where to go.

I have been lucky enough to spend four months exploring this wonderful island, because I just love it here. The main place that draws me back is Ubud which is a haven for yoga lovers.

To the south of the island you have Uluwatu and Sanur, where I found a fabulous beachfront yoga studio and went back to school to learn Balinese massage. To the east you have the laid-back black sand beach resorts of Amed, where you can scuba dive a famous shipwreck. From Amed you can catch a fast boat to the nearby Gili Islands which are well-loved by backpackers.

In the heart of Bali, among the forested mountains you will find the peaceful village of Munduk where you can explore the waterfalls, see incredible sunsets and embark on a thrilling off-road adventure tour. Then to the west you have the lesser known beach towns of Pemuteran and Balian which are well worth a visit.

Browse my posts below for my top tips on the best Bali destinations and inspiring things to do in Bali. Alternatively, read my round-up of all the most stunning places to visit in Bali here.

Here is the Ultimate Backpacker Guide to Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili islands, is a popular side trip from Bali for backpackers seeking scuba diving, beaches […]

This is the Most Beautiful Bali Road Trip Itinerary

There are many special places to visit in Bali, Indonesia’s beautiful and spiritual island that is ranked as one […]

6 Perfect Things to Do in Pemuteran, Bali

From exploring the national park to scuba diving and learning about Balinese culture, here are the best things to […]

Munduk Wilderness: This is the Most Thrilling Day Out in Bali

In the heart of Bali, nestled between forest-covered mountains and verdant rice fields, lies the remote village of Munduk. This […]