Bali is one of the world’s most popular and idyllic tropical islands. Its warm, friendly people and captivating Hindu culture dating from the 6th Century AD make it a unique, diverse destination on the doorstep of South-East Asia.

Life in Bali is always related to Tri Hita Karana or a tripartite concept that includes the spiritual relationship between humans, God and the environment.

Most of Bali’s 3 million people live in the southern part of the island around the capital, Denpasar. This area has grown rapidly, especially Kuta, Seminyak and Legian and, in the South Kuta region, Nusa Dua and Jimbaran.

Bali’s tropical monsoon climate ensures warm and sunny weather year-round. The rainy season is from October to March.

June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and cool cold evenings. In higher regions a sweater or jacket will be needed during the evening.

Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport has a new terminal, opened in late 2013, that has greatly assisted in making arrival and departure more efficient for international visitors.