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Kuta

Tourism in Bali has its origins in Kuta. In the 1960s, hippies and surfers discovered the former fishing village with its kilometer-long beach for themselves. However, there is not much left of the old village character in Kuta. Today, stores, bars, restaurants and hotels line the streets and cars and scooters push their way through the dense traffic. Kuta is now mainly known for its beach, surfing and partying. The beach bars are particularly popular, where you can enjoy the sunset on colorful cushions with a delicious drink.


Seminyak

Kuta borders Seminyak to the north. Here, too, you can go to the beach, surf and party. But everything is a little more elegant in Seminyak: The accommodation is more exclusive, the stores more expensive and the beach bars more chic. The place is therefore popular with international tourists for shopping followed by sipping cocktails on the beach.

Admittedly, I skipped Kuta & Seminyak on my trip to Bali as I preferred to experience nature and tranquillity. Nevertheless, I would like to give you an overview of what there is to see and experience! That's why I've marked a few spots in my Google Maps list. You can find them here.


Sanur

If you find the hustle and bustle of Kuta and the chic of Seminyak too much, then you can travel to Sanur. It's much quieter and less exclusive there, and Sanur is particularly suitable for families. This is because the sea to the east is a little quieter. There is also no party tourism there. Nevertheless, you will find some nice boutiques and good restaurants, cafés and beach bars with live music in the evenings. The palm beach in Sanur is particularly popular.

I was only in Sanur for a short time to catch the ferry to Nusa Penida. But I would love to come back to see Pulau Serangan - the turtle islands. Turtles used to lay their eggs here. Unfortunately, they were caught by humans and the eggs were collected. There is now the Turtle Conservation and Education Center, which is trying to save the turtles. If you are lucky, you might even be able to release a baby turtle into the sea yourself. Afterwards, you can relax a little on the undeveloped coastline in the south of the island.


Denpasar

Denpasar is the capital of Bali, home to around 800,000 people. It is less reminiscent of a relaxed Bali vibe than a typical Indonesian city. But here you can get to know the Indonesian culture and inhabitants. You will find many temples and traditional markets in Denpasar.


Westbali & Permuteran

Probably the least touristy part of Bali is the west of the island. You will therefore still find plenty of traditional villages and untouched nature there. If that's what you're looking for, you can pay a visit to West Bali National Park. Alternatively, it is worth going to Permuteran. From there, you can set off on a snorkeling or diving adventure to Pulau Menjangan. With its steep reefs and a shipwreck, the island is considered the best diving spot in the west of Bali. If you prefer to stay in Permuteran, then plan a beach day at Sumberkima Beach.



I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.