Bali is a small island, but with such a number of colorful and diverse places to choose from, it can be hard to make the right decision about where to stay in Bali.
To make things a little more clear for you, we have created this “Where to stay in Bali” comprehensive guide.
With a distinct outline for each destination we delved deep into each location to make choosing where to stay in Bali a little bit easier for you.
Where to stay in Bali
Bali can be divided into six main areas:
South Bali includes:
Kuta, Uluwatu, Canggu, Denpasar, Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak, Tanah Lot and Western Bukit.
South Bali is by far the most visited part of the island, with tourists flocking to Kuta Beach and Seminyak year round.
Central Bali includes:
Ubud, Bedugul, Gianyar, and Tabanan.
As the cultural center of Bali, Central Bali boast stunning views of the central mountain range, timeless rice terrace fields and breathtaking hotels.
West Bali includes:
Negara, Gilimanuk, Medewi Beach, and Pemuteran.
West Bali offers you access to ferries destined for Java and the West Bali National Park.
North Bali includes:
Lovina and Singaraja.
Enjoy black sand beaches and Bali’s second-largest city is the old colonial capital, Singaraja (Population of around 100,000) in Northern Bali.
East Bali includes:
Amed, Tirta Gangga, Besakih, Candidasa, Mount Agung, Kintamani, Klungkung and Padang Bai.
In East Bali you will discover a different Bali with a laid back attitude, an active volcano (the breathtaking Mount Agung)chilled out coastal villages.
Southeastern Islands includes:
Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.
The offshore islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembogan and Nusa Ceningan are extremely popular for diving activities.
What To Pack
Depending on what area of Bali you do choose to stay in there may be different things you need to bring, luckily we have created a checklist you can find right here so you don’t forget anything.
To make things easier check our ratings below to find what is the best way to help choose where to stay in Bali on your next visit.