Bali lies just south of the equator and is around 55 miles by 90 miles in length. Its rich fertile soils were laid down by ancient volcanoes and some volcanic activity can still be seen today. The island's lush interior is quite mountainous in places with brilliantly engineered, centuries old rice terraces covering the lower slopes.
Bali's capital city and main airport, Denpasar, is close to the popular southern resorts. There is also good ferry access to the neighbouring Gili Islands and nearby Lombok, both stunningly beautiful and increasingly popular with international travellers.
Size: 5780 square kilometres
Population: 3.9 million
Languages: Indonesian, Balinese, English
Religion: 84% Hindu, 13% Muslim, 2% Christianity & 1% Other
Climate: Bali has a tropical climate with year round temperatures averaging 31°C. Click here to contact one of our consultants for more information on when and where to travel.
Money: Indonesian Rupiah. However, US dollars are extensively used and universally accepted - although change is usually given in the local currency. ATMs are available in most major cities.
Tipping: Not expected but Balinese wages are comparatively low and tips are always welcome.
Formalities: UK passport holders visiting Bali or Lombok do not currently require a visa for stays of up to 30 days for tourism purposes. Visa's of this kind cannot be extended.
Travel advice: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office produce up-to-date information on countries around the world. This which can be checked on www.fco.gov.uk