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When to find the cheapest flights to Bali
Bali guide: how to get there, what to see
|Bali city centre|
|Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS): 34 km from city centre|
Flights to Bali: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to Bali
Planning a trip to Bali? Most visitors will touch down at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. From New York, there are more than a dozen airlines offering flights to Bali but the cheapest are American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and Etihad.
When to book the cheapest flights to Bali
Bali enjoys gorgeous weather in the summer months, from June to September when humidity is low and there is little rain. Monsoon arrives in December and lasts until March. The Bukit Peninsula sees the least rain than any other part of the island. Book your flights to Bali at least 5-6 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
- Peak season: June to September is ideal.
- Low season: December to March, during monsoon.
A flight to Bali from New York takes around 22 hours with a layover.
Experience Bali: sights, tours and activities
Bali is more than just a tropical island in Indonesia. It evokes a feeling of paradise, a state of mind that already makes the tension in your shoulders disappear. Soak up the culture at a Hindu temple, spend your days lazing about the beach, and let your cares run away with a Balinese massage.
Essentials in Bali
Temples: Some of Bali’s most popular attractions are its Hindu temples. It is law that each village have at least three temples so you can imagine there are thousands on the island. One of the most important ones is the “mother temple” of Besakih on Mount Agung. Be sure to bring along a sarong and sash to wear when visiting.
Beaches: Bali has plenty of beautiful beaches. The north coast and Jimbaran Bay are the best for swimming and sunbathing. In all cases, look out for swimming safety markers just in case. Black sand is the norm here but you can find some pretty white sand beaches in the south.
Wellness and Spas: Bali is heaven on earth for spa lovers! A Balinese lulur body scrub with locals herbs will totally relax you after your Balinese massage. Ubud and Seminyak are home to the best yoga centers in the world, a great way to relax while on vacation in Bali.
Visit Bali Tourism Board for more info.
Hotels and accommodation in Bali
As far as hotels in Indonesia go, Bali has the best range for visitors. Budget travelers tend to stay at hostels in Kuta (just don’t stay at one next to a nightclub!), while 5* resorts are located closer to Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Ubud. For something in the middle, try a Bali hotel in Jimbaran or Sanur. No matter where you stay, make sure you book it in advance during peak travel season.
Bali in the Traveler's Edition
Snorkeling is a truly magnificent experience and certain destination just heighten the beauty and magic of swimming with beautiful underwater creatures. To find out the best places to snorkel, read our guide.
Monkeys in Bali haunt the family-friendly tourist attraction called Bali Monkey forest, making it clear that although the forest has peaked in visitors in recent years; it is still most definitely their stomping ground. Keep your valuables close and hidden before you get tricked by the little devils.