Bali Holidays

Fascinating culture; serene spirituality; blissful beaches; Bali has it all. Perfect for a laid back, luxury honeymoon, Bali boasts beautiful beaches and temples as well as trendy restaurants and the chance to see breathtaking sunsets in Seminyak and not forgetting the lush rice fields. It’s an island dream you’ll wish to never wake up from. We recommend twinning a relaxed beach break with a few nights in Bali’s cultural hub, Ubud. Or, why not island hop to the Gili Islands to enjoy a few nights of rustic, quirky island life with amazing snorkelling and diving.

With no direct flights to Bali from the Ireland, this is the perfect time to stop over in another one of our luxury destinations. Choose from the glittering skyline and shopping malls of Singapore, the bustling, vibrant streets of Bangkok or the desert metropolis of Dubai.

Destination Highlights
  • Indonesia's most popular holiday island
  • Combine beaches, temples and jungle scenery
  • Perfect for a luxury honeymoon
  • Take a speedboat to nearby Lombok and the Gili Islands

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Grand Hyatt Bali

Nusa Dua

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€1,759 pp

Grand Hyatt Bali

The Samaya Seminyak

Seminyak

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€2,689 pp

The Samaya Seminyak

The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Nusa Dua

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€1,789 pp

The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

The Oberoi Bali

Bali

H&J Rating
The Oberoi Bali

Time Zone

GMT+8

Flight Time

Flights are indirect from Ireland via several Middle Eastern or Far Eastern cities

Currency

IDR - Indonesian Rupiah

Visa Information

Irish Passport holders are no longer required to obtain a visa on arrival to enter Bali for tourist stays up to 30 days.

Language

Indonesian, but English is widely spoken

Health Information

No specific vaccinations required, but we do recommend that you should be up to date with routine vaccinations. For full details, please contact your GP.

We could talk all day about Bali: its enticing satay skewers, its frangipani-filled spas and its blissful Seminyak sunsets. It’s not surprising so many people return from here feeling re-energised. We’ve no doubt you’ll feel the same affinity when you visit this idyllic Hindu province. The vision of enchanting temples and remarkable rice fields will be etched in your memory long after your return.

  • This is a photo of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali

    Explore Bali's beautiful temples

    Ulun Danu Temple: Also known as Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, this Hindu water temple complex is one of Bali's most famous sights and is located in the mountainous area of Bedugul. The temple is comprised of several buildings, the most iconic of which consists of a tall tower punctuated by several horizontal 'roofs' descending in size as they reach the peak of the tower. Tanah Lot Temple: Pura Tanah Lot, meaning 'Land in the Sea' in Balinese is a rock formation with temple situated just off the west coast of Bali and has played a part in Balinese mythology since the 16th century. This popular tourist and cultural attraction is especially enjoyable to see at sunset.

  • Sacred monkey forest

    Combine beaches and jungles

    Bali isn't just about beaches, although there are plenty of beautiful ones to be found. Head inland to Ubud in the centre of the island and enjoy lush green landscapes, verdant river valleys and playful wild monkeys. No trip to Bali would be complete without exploring both landscapes and if you have the time we recommend spending at least 2 or 3 nights in Ubud. Many of the hotels here have amazing valley views and the only sound you'll hear is the humming of the crickets and the calling of the birds - the perfect jungle retreat.

  • this is a photo of a Balinese Dance Perfomance

    Watch a cultural performance

    Bali's rich spiritual and cultural heritage is both fascinating and endearing. Many hotels offer Balinese cultural shows, usually performed on an evening while you dine on local Indonesian cuisine. The cultural performances consist of various dances including the popular Barong dance which depicts the fight between good and evil with dancers in incredibly ornate outfits backed by a gamelan orchestra.

  • this is a photo of the Ocean Spa at Candi Beach Resort and Spa, Bali

    Pamper Yourself

    Bali is renowned for its health and well being. In all resorts you will find an abundance of spa's with talented therapists offering a huge array of treatments for a fraction of the price you can expect to pay here in the UK. In addition to spa's there are plenty of wellness retreats on the island and you will find that most hotels also offer yoga classes. Across Bali you will find restaurants serving healthy cuisine including the popular 'acai bowl' breakfast which is basically a thick smoothie topped with oatmeal and fruit served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon.

Best time to visit Bali

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Average weather in January

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30ºC
350mm

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30ºC
294mm

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30ºC
200mm

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30ºC
94mm

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29ºC
70mm

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29ºC
63mm

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28ºC
50mm

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28ºC
24mm

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29ºC
30mm

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30ºC
90mm

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30ºC
160mm

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30ºC
300mm
  • Christie, Destination Executive

    Christie

    Destination Executive

    If you have time, spend a few nights in the Gili Islands. These tiny islands have such a cool, rustic vibe and the snorkelling is amazing - the waters are crystal clear and you have a really good chance of seeing turtles.

  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

    To see more of the island I recommend booking a car and driver for the day, we can arrange this before you travel. I did this on my honeymoon and it was great because we could choose exactly where we wanted to go and how long we wanted to spend in each place.

Our Bali destinations

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Sanur

Sanur

Bali

Ubud

Ubud
Beach

Bali

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua
Surfer in Seminyak

Bali

Seminyak

Seminyak

Bali

Lovina

Lovina
Jimbaran Beach Sunset, Bali

Bali

Jimbaran Bay

Jimbaran Bay
Tanjung Benoa Beach

Bali

Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa
Beach

Bali

Candidasa

Candidasa

Bali

Legian

Legian

Bali

Kuta

Kuta

Types of Bali holidays

Rice Terraces

Bali Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The beaches in Bali are very varied. Nusa Dua and Sanur beaches are palm-fringed, white sandy beaches occupied by hotels and resorts, while Uluwatu Beach boasts dramatic cliff scenery. Eastern and Northern Bali beaches such as Lovina and Amed boast an off-grid feel and striking volcanic black sand. 

The Tanah Lot Temple is located on a small islet off Bali’s southwest coast, at the end of Jalan Raya Tanah Lot in Beraban village, Kediri. It’s around a 45–60-minute drive from Kuta and Seminyak, and a 75-minute drive from Ubud. It’s possible to take an organised tour or taxi here.

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