There is no denying that Bali has been perceived as the most popular tourist destination of Indonesia for many years. Nowadays this thriving island seems to be even one of the most important tourist destinations in Asia. This position will be probably even stronger owing to the latest TripAdvisor award (2016) for Bali as the most popular island in Asia. The significance of Bali is mainly caused by its unique culture based on Balinese Hinduism. However, despite its amazing religious ceremonies, colorful clothing of the inhabitants as well as original architecture Bali is primarily famous owing to the natural environment, white-sand beaches, national parks full of wild animals, water sports as well as exceptional landscapes of never-ending rice fields and the highest mountain of the island – Mount Agung.
The island is developed in terms of the infrastructure including well-maintained roads and modern Ngurah Rai International Airport located in the south of Denpasar, near the most important tourist resorts such as Kuta and Seminyak. It is worth pointing out that Bali also offers convenient transportation to Java from Gilimanuk harbor as well as Gili and Lombok, which are easily available by ferries from Padang Bai. Unfortunately most of the popular destinations lack a system of public transport, that is why most of foreign tourists are obliged to rely on car or motorbike rental and services of private minibus companies.
Despite its huge popularity Bali is still a great option for budget travelers as well as those looking for a wide range of attractions. There is no doubt that Bali is a great deal for both families with children and single tourists. It seems certain that everybody can find something exceptional among attractions such as surfing, snorkeling, hiking or just observing local tradition, Hindu ceremonies and customs in countless villages located in the heart of this beautiful island.