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Bali, Indonesia
Bali Beach

Tanjung Benoa, Grand Mirage resort, Bali.

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Where It Is, How to Get There

Indonesia has over 13,000 islands - and Bali is the one that everyone wants to visit. This paradisiacal sweet spot lies just 2 kilometers off the east of Java.

Travelers arrive at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International Airport from other Indonesian cities like Jakarta or Surabaya, or from major cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, and Amsterdam.

Why Visit?

Bali offers a potent mix of hospitable people, a visually bewitching culture, and enticing beaches that appeal to surfers, divers, and standard-issue beachcombers alike. There's something for everyone here, and despite the waves of tourists that wash up on the beach, Bali still offers a level of peace that you simply won't find anywhere else. It's no wonder that most international visitors to Indonesia ignore everything else and head straight for Bali's shores.

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