Year after year, Bali is ranked as "The World's Best Island" destination by the readership of international travel magazines such as Travel & Leisure. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, the physical beauty of the island, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality, spectacular beaches with great surfing and diving, and the year-round pleasant climate all contribute to Bali's unparalleled designation as the world's best island.
The island of Bali is part of the Republic of Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world with over 18,000 islands. Bali is surrounded by the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean. It's positioned in Southeast Asia, in central Indonesia, and sits just to the east of the island of Java and just west of the island of Lombok.
Bali is located in the eastern and southern hemispheres. It's positioned in Southeast Asia, in central Indonesia, and sits just to the east of the island of Java, and just west of the island of Lombok. Dormant volcanoes (some exceeding 3,000 meters) stretch across the island. Tropical rain forests, crater lakes, vast areas of rice farms, and rivers define the landscape. Bali is surrounded by the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean and both black and white sand beaches are found on various sections of the coastline.
Coordinates - Latitude/Longitude 08° 39' S, 115° 13' E
Population - 3,325,000
Capital City - Denpasar
Languages - Bahasa Indonesia (official), English
Official Currency - Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Religions - Hindu (95%), Muslim, Buddhist, Christian
Land Area - 5,632 sq km (2,174 sq miles)