Bali - What is The Best Area to Stay? by:Greg Mitchelhill
Seeing the sights of Bali is easy once you are here, but how do you decide on the best area to stay. There are so many options available, and each one of them very different to the next.
Kuta is probably the best know area of Bali and is the entertainment capital of the island. Close to the airport you will find wall to wall restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, and hotels. Kuta is a great place to be if you like to party hard at night and relax during the day by the pool or on the famous Kuta Beach.
Legian and Seminyak are really an extension of Kuta, but a little quieter. Still a vibrant place to stay, with lots hotels and restaurants, and things to do, they are a little more relaxed. It is the same stretch of beach, but there is a less chaotic feeling here.
Jimbaran is on the southern side of the airport, and very well known for its seafood restaurants on the beach. There a many accommodation choices here including some fabulous 5 star resorts.
Nusa Dua is a great choice if you are looking for a bit more seclusion on your Bali holiday. About 20 minutes from the airport you will find many of Bali's best hotels.
Sanur is also a popular area, about 20 minutes north of the airport. Much quieter than Kuta, its location is very central to many Bali sights, and has a reputation for many great restaurants, and good hotels.
Ubud is the largest tourist destination of Bali that is not on the beach. It is about 90 minutes north of the airport in the hills. At 200 metres above sea level the temperature is much cooler, and the pace somewhat slower. If you want to get a closer look at the culture and arts of Bali, this is the best place to do it.
Lovina on the north coast and Candi Dasa on the east coast are also popular destinations if you want to experience a more natural and quieter piece of Bali.
Whatever your choice, make sure you get out and discover as many of the fantastic sights that Bali has to offer.
About the author
Greg Mitchelhill writes informative articles, tips and news for travelers to South East Asia. For further information on Bali travel, visit http://thebalidriver.net/