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Rar­ing to go on an ad­ven­ture un­like any other? head to this gor­geous is­land for rich cul­tural at­trac­tions, picturesque land­scapes, beau­ti­ful coast­lines, and a hap­pen­ing night life.

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Bust out your bikini—you haveto go to Bali!

TOUCH­DOWN, BALI!

The mo­ment you touch down at Ngu­rah Rai In­ter­na­tional Air­port, you’ll get a feel of Bali’s dis­tinct yet rec­og­niz­able South­east Asian charm. The is­land proudly pre­serves its unique iden­tity in­flu­enced by In­dian, Chi­nese, and Hindu roots, so you’ll enjoy see­ing Ba­li­nese struc­tures and tem­ples nes­tled amongst mod­ern ho­tels and in­ter­na­tional food chains.

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Weather forecast

Just like Manila, Bali’s trop­i­cal mon­soon cli­mate is ei­ther rain or shine, and tem­per­a­tures re­main com­fort­able at 22 to 330 C. The best time to visit is dur­ing Bali’s dry sea­son from June to Septem­ber. Pack your biki­nis and cropped tops for sun­shine-filled days and flowy maxi dresses for rel­a­tively chilly nights.

lost? don’t be afraid to ask

With free Wi-fi ac­cess prac­ti­cally every­where, it’s al­most im­pos­si­ble to get lost in Bali. Just in case your bat­tery dies, the easy­go­ing Ba­li­nese lo­cals will be ready to help! Ex­pect to ex­pe­ri­ence a fa­mil­iar, Filipino-like hos­pi­tal­ity and the will­ing­ness to go the ex­tra mile for vis­i­tor. But still, a word of cau­tion: Just like in any other for­eign coun­try, al­ways be on guard. Steer clear of shady lo­cals look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to of­fer il­le­gal items or ac­tiv­i­ties.

Get­ting around

With so many places to visit in so lit­tle time, it’s al­ways use­ful to know the most ef­fi­cient way to get around the is­land. Walk your way through neigh­bor­hood streets of Kuta to avoid the traf­fic jams. Rent a mo­tor­bike to cover more dis­tance while sa­ti­at­ing your ad­ven­tur­ous side. Hop on a me­tered taxi chain

(Blue Bird Taxi)

for you and the girls and do some city hop­ping and shop­ping at Dis­cov­ery Shop­ping Mall or Kuta Square. Drop by Krisna for a bit of Bali to take home. Ride your own pri­vate car via Uber Bali af­ter a night of par­ty­ing. Book a tour bus for the fam­ily or the barkada to ex­plore the far-off re­gions of Uluwatu.

beaches that Won’t kill your vibe

This is­land par­adise has some­thing to of­fer for ev­ery­one. Whether you’re a beach comber, partyan­i­mal, or pro-surfer, Bali has some­thing for ev­ery type of beach lover. Enjoy a wide range of ac­com­mo­da­tions, din­ing op­tions, shop­ping des­ti­na­tions, and night life hot spots at Kuta, Bali’s main tourist des­ti­na­tion. Catch some sun at Kuta Beach and grab a spot along Bali’s most pop­u­lar shore­line. Enjoy the view of the sea, crazy happy hours, in­ter­est­ing shop­ping out­lets, and lo­cal art stores. Walk through Le­gian, Kuta’s main street, and bar­gain for some beach dresses or get a mas­sage. For the more laid back, visit Le­gian Beach nearby for a qui­eter, re­laxed set­ting. Stay in Seminyak and ex­plore a more up­scale neigh­bour­hood with its trendier restau­rants, de­signer bars, and beach clubs. If you want a posh beach ex­pe­ri­ence, lounge around in daybeds at the trendy, up­scale Seminyak Beach and wit­ness the beach­front trans­form at night with Bali’s sex­i­est party peo­ple. Splurge on a night at Jim­baran, home to five-star re­sorts and their white sand beaches, calm swimmable wa­ters, and sea­side sun­set din­ners, or wan­der off to Ubud for its cul­tural and nat­u­ral at­trac­tions. If you live the surf life, catch the next swell at Padang Padang Beach or Uluwatu Beach with their large, strong, and chal­leng­ing waves from the In­dian Ocean.

party and night life

Let your wild side out in any of the many hot spots in Bali. Grab lunch and spend the af­ter­noon loung­ing by the infinity pool sip­ping TDF cock­tails in daybeds at Potato Head Beach Club. Splurge on din­ner over­look­ing a spec­tac­u­lar sun­set at Ku De Ta, Bali’s best fine din­ing restau­rant. Grab some cock­tails and a 360-de­gree view of the ocean at at Rock Bar. Head over to Sky Gar­den, Bali’s big­gest en­ter­tain­ment com­plex, if you’re up to party till dawn. Visit all of its eight clubs and pubs un­der one roof till your feet give out!

Take a chill pill at Kuta

Beach

Enjoy the sig­na­ture South­east

Asian charm

Be en­thralled

by the tem­ples in

Ubud

Head to Kuta for

the best shop­ping deals

Go for an ad­ven­ture at Bali

Sa­fari and Marine Park

Pre-game at Potato Head, then bring out your wild side at

Sky Gar­den

Splurge at the lux­u­ri­ous

Ku De Ta

Ma­jes­tic rock for­ma­tions at

Uluwatu

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