The Island of the Gods is often seen as the Hawaii of the east. So many cooking breaks and set-ups, and two seasons that produce waves all year round.
Bali is a wave haven and offers waves of every type and size, all of them quality. Surfers have been visiting Bali since the early sixties. Waves like Uluwatu and Padang Padang put Bali on the map, and many new waves have been discovered since. Kuta is the launch pad and offers everything that you need and desire. From hotels and restaurants to banks, car hire, markets, shops, and much much more. Generally, Poppies Lane area in Kuta is a vibey and fun part of town with lots of budget accommodation. Kuta offers beach breaks and some reefs at Airports and Kuta Reef. Legian and Tuban are a bit further from the town center and are a bit less hectic. Across the peninsula is Nusa Dua, which offers a big right-hander and a few other lesser-known waves. This area works in the wet season. Not far off and also on the eastern side of the peninsula is Sanur.
Here too are some fantastic reefs and beaches that have become well known for quality surf in the wet season. The Bukit peninsulas western coast is the land of the lefts with Ulus, Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Balangan, and more. Many of the younger travelers and surfers stay at Losmen (homestay) on the cliffs and beaches along this area. Very basic, cheap, and fun, these accommodations are scattered everywhere and only a few can be pre-booked. True Blue offers all types of beach accommodation. From rustic beach bungalows to 5-star diamond resorts. We are the experts and will get you to where you want to be. We offer the cheapest Flights and DIY packages from South Africa, as well as accommodation at Lodges, Resorts, and on Surf Charters.
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Language: Bahasa Indonesian and some English in parts.
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Climate: Tropical weather
Best Time to Travel: April until the end of October for least rain and heat- But its’ an all-year-round destination. Best surf: April to Oct (but surf all year in parts)
Health: Visit a Travel Clinic or your Doctor for more details before you travel
Travel Insurance: We highly recommend travel insurance (Please ask a consultant for a copy of the policy we recommend)
Visa: Visas are required for South African passport holders. Visas can be obtained upon arrival in Indonesia or you can apply for it beforehand through True Blue Travel.
Where to go in Bali
West Coast Secrets
East Coast Secrets