Kuta, Legian and Tuban are in the South West of Bali, just south of the airport.
Beside Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud the most visited area on Bali and provides the majority of affordable accommodation where youngsters and families traveling on a budget will find their perfect holiday accommodation.
Kuta, Legian, Tuban
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These areas are just north of Kuta and Legian and are a bit more upper class. Most of the better ranking restaurants and international clubs are located here. Many private luxury villas and boutiques draw i guests from all over the world.
Seminyak, Umalas, Kerobokan
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Ubud is for many travelers the heart of cultural Bali. It's a bit cooler than the coastal areas and a perfect location for exploring Bali on day trips. Although it can be busy during high season, it's still laid back and enjoys a unique atmosphere that lets you forget time and worries. Beautiful cafés, restaurants, art galleries, yoga centers are lining the streets.
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Sanur has kept its charm over the decades. Many expatriates made it their retirement home. The beaches are calm and the overall atmosphere is much more quiet and serene than in Kuta. The older Balinese hotels with iconic history are here such as a Tandjung Sari. The area is perfect for a family or romantic holiday.
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The southern tip of Bali, peninsular Bukit, is generally dryer and a tick hotter than the rest of the coastal areas. In the west you find the incredible beaches of Padang-Padang, Balangan, Bingin etc where backpackers and surfers since decades find their little paradise. In the east there is the famous area of Nusa Dua, one of the oldest toursim centers in Bali where the top chain 5star hotels welcome international luxury travelers.
Ungasan, Bukit, Nusa Dua
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