Idealized as a perfect tropical paradise, the island of Bali attracts tourists to its celebrations of the spiritual relationships between God, man and nature. It is part of Indonesia, with the Java Sea to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south.
With daytime temperatures hovering between 68 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit, Bali boasts perfect outdoor weather except during rainy season, which runs from October to March.
Though direct flights exist, most air travelers connect through Jakarta, Singapore or Hong Kong to reach the island.
Americans require a passport valid at least six months after the entry date and must pay a small fee for a visa-on-arrival that can last either seven or 30 days.
Though taxis, buses and rental vehicles are available, the most distinctive transportation is the bemo, an inexpensive, small van with a government-set route.
The island boasts many beaches, restaurants and nightclubs. Traditional Indonesian villages, Hindu temples and historical palaces also attract the culturally aware.
Article Written By Aurelio Locsin
Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.