Visit Bali, the volcanic island of a thousand splendors
If Bali is the smallest island of the Indonesian archipelago, it remains however the most touristic. This paradise, bordered by the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean, distills a unique exotic. Discover the must-sees during your stay on the island of the gods.
Bali, island of serenity and sharing
From north to south, the island unveils white sand beaches, bathed by emerald waves that make the game of surfers, volcanic reliefs, equatorial forests. But it is above all its hilly landscapes with bright green rice fields as a backdrop that enchant travelers. A picture-perfect postcard!
The hospitality, the gentleness and the art of living of the Balinese population also contribute to the charm of the island which has kept its Hindu religion in a country with a Muslim majority. Daily life is punctuated by prayer, religious festivals and offerings to the gods. A serene atmosphere emanates from its many temples, the most exceptional of which are those of Tanah Lot and Uluwatu.
Hike in the rice fields of Jatiluwih or on Mount Batur
The ancient rice terraces are the most elegant in the country and show a centuries-old respect for the art of rice cultivation. The landscape has been shaped into a breathtaking shade of green as seen from the small road that winds between the terraces, on foot, by bicycle or by car. All you need is a simple air ticket to Bali Denpasar and you'll be there!
But a stay in Bali is also preparing for adventure. Here, Mount Batur rises to 3,726 meters. It is accessible by hiking for experienced climbers. With a guide and porters, you can set out to climb this incredible peak that houses a caldera with a spectacular view of the sacred lake below.
The beauty of the temples still magnified
Balinese history remains deeply marked by Hindu culture and the temples are the perfect witnesses to this. When booking a flight to Bali, enjoy the abundant temples that the city of the gods has to offer. Capture one of the world's most beautiful settings at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Dedicated to the goddess of water, this picturesque sanctuary is the pride of the Balinese. A perfect embodiment of refinement and elegance, it has become one of Bali's key monuments.
Ubud, a must stop in the heart of Balinese tradition
Located 2 hours drive from the city of Denpasar, Ubud will seduce you with its multiple facets that will transport you to the heart of Balinese culture. Pass through the monkey forest and get closer to the hundreds of primates that live there under the gaze of the park guards. Adjacent to the monkey forest, the Balinese art market immerses you in the shimmering colours of traditional fabrics, objects and masks that have made the reputation of the island.
Zen attitude in the land of the gods
Massage, exfoliate, pamper, pamper. Bali is the temple of well-being where body and mind are one. It is common to spend several hours reconnecting your body in elegant settings or even on the beach. As you enjoy a massage or yoga session, breathe and relax in complete serenity.
The cuisine of happiness
Let yourself be immersed in the Balinese culture, and above all in its cuisine! The nasi goreng, fried rice, the mie rebus, steamed noodle cocktail, spiced with vegetables or meat, the authentic sate lilit, chicken or fish skewer, or the famous babi guling, a roasted suckling pig. In Jimbaran, you can taste huge shrimps marinated in lime and garlic, then grilled on coconut husks. A delight!
Bali, a prime spot for your family vacation
Bali is also a great destination for a family trip. On the one hand, the various coastal towns of Lovina, Seminyak or Candi Dasa easily lend themselves to the game of idleness and relaxation with the family. Inland, hikes for all levels will be the opportunity to discover the fauna and flora of the island without great difficulty.
Diving in Gili
The Gili Islands are dotted with beautiful coral reefs. Scuba diving is a must there and many schools are waiting for you with courses adapted to each level. Other diving site : Nusa Penida and the legendary 30m drop off at Pulau Menjangan.
Coming to Bali
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How to get to Bali
Going to Bali from Noumea
To easily reach Bali from Noumea, check out our Flight Noumea Bali page.
Average flight time:
The shortest flight time for a Noumea Bali (Denpasar) trip is 11 hours and 25 minutes with a stopover in Australia. Travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.
It is 3 hours earlier in Bali, Indonesia than in Noumea, New Caledonia.
When to go to Bali
When is the best time to visit Bali?
Bali has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons. Depending on what you want to do in Bali, the best times to go are:
May to September: During the dry season, you can enjoy the island and its activities in a relatively dry climate. It is a period of high tourist influx.
October to March: The rainy season means regular rainfall. It is hot and humid but the island is not as busy with tourists. Hotels and activities are also less expensive.