Discover Bali

As well as being exotic, beautiful and welcoming, Bali is famous for inexpensive luxury. You can easily afford to relax and renew in high style.

We are currently not operating non-stop services to Bali, flights are available via Singapore or Hong-Kong with partner airlines.

Renewing body, mind and soul

Bali and yoga were made for each other. If you've ever toyed with the idea of going on a live-in yoga retreat, it's time to turn thoughts into action. You can be hard core about it, with an advanced hatha course that will have you hand-standing with the best of them. Or you can find a programme that's lighter on intensity and heavier on fun. There are also programmes that combine surfing and yoga, because the two are complementary. In Candidasa it's also possible to mix yoga with diving.

Meditation retreats are another Balinese speciality, particularly in and around Ubud, Sanur, Tabanan and Singaraja. Some include yoga; others focus on the inner journey. You can even go on a Bali Silent Retreat at a self-sustaining eco-sanctuary surrounded by rice fields and jungle.

To transform your health, there are wellness retreats in Bali that offer programmes based on Balinese or Ayurvedic rituals and treatments. You can find programmes for stress release, anxiety, weight loss and ageing - whatever you need, Bali can provide.

Discover the flavours of Bali

Traditional Balinese breakfasts are so good, you might never want to eat cereal or toast again. Shrimp nasi goreng with a fried egg and salad accompaniment is an enlivening way to start the day. A shot of locally grown and roasted kopi (coffee), known for its strength, and you're ready for anything.

For casual meals you can find almost anything your appetite craves. Bali's café and restaurant culture embraces western food as well as Indonesian specialities. Traditional dishes are invariably delicious, with a marvellous balance of salty, sour, sweet and spicy, but the real eye-opener is the cost. For lunch at an average neighbourhood café you'll pay as little as NZD $10 per person, including drinks.

Essential information

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Best time to go

Tropically warm all year round, Bali is at its best during the southern hemisphere winter, with temperatures around 30 degrees and mostly clear skies. July and August is the high season, when prices are hiked, with another peak around Christmas.

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How much will it cost?

The upscale resorts attract affluent tourists and charge accordingly. Stay at a smaller, locally owned resort or villa and you can enjoy luxury at a modest price. You can dine out for the equivalent of NZD $15 per person including drinks.