Where is Bali Located?

Most people have heard of Bali, but not everyone knows were it is, people still ask ‘where is Bali located?’ so we are here to help fill the gaps.

Bali has a hot and humid environment.

A popular holiday destination for Australians, Bali is a small Indonesian island located only 900 kilometers from the equator.

So where exactly is Bali?

Surrounded by the Bali sea, Bali island is 8 degrees south of the equator, in the Java Sea.

A mere 4,555 km (2,830 miles) from Australia, Bali is nestled in between the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Java.

Bali is a province of Indonesia with a total land area of approximately 5,780 square km (2,231 square miles).

Denpasar is Bali’s largest city and also it’s capital, Denpasar is located in the southern portion of Bali just north of Kuta.

Bali Airport also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport is a mere 13 Kilometres south of Denpasar and is also the second busiest airport in Indonesia.

Bali Map

Bali is located north west of Australia, the south east of Malaysia, the south east of Singapore and the south west of Indonesia (if that’s not too confusing).

The Bali population is currently around 4.225 million.

Bali is the largest and most popular tourism destination in Indonesia attracting a whopping 3.4 million visitors from January-July in 2017, due to it’s evergreen tourism industry, tropical climate, culture and leisure scenes it is the perfect destination for singles, couples and families to enjoy a tropical holiday.

Destinations in Bali

The main regions of Bali include:

Considered by most to be the Cultural hub of Bali, Ubud located close to the centre of Bali is a Lush tropical rainforest surround by mountains of towering rainforest.

Located to the south of Bali, Kuta is renowned as Bali’s party destination for younger travellers centered around the iconicly famous Kuta beach.

The major tourist destinations in Bali however are Seminyak and Legian both located on the south coast.

Canggu is more of a hipster area of Bali, surrounded by rice terraces and surf beaches.

Nusa Dua is located on the south east coast known for it’s white sandy beaches.

Sanur is also to the south east of Bali boasting shallow water, tranquility and peace.

With Bali being so incredibly affordable, culturally grounded and a tourists dream with spectacular waterfalls and natural earthly attractions, the question one should really ask is not ‘where is Bali located?’ but more importantly, ‘When to go to Bali?’

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