How to travel from Bali to Nusa Lembongan

Little Nusa Lembongan lies just under 10 miles off the southeast coast of Bali. For years it’s been something of a chilled baby bro to the Isle of the Gods, offering snorkeling in colorful reefs, boat trips to frothing surf breaks, and rustic bamboo cabanas by the shore. Things are changing, though. There’s now a … Read more

How to travel from Bali to Gili Islands

At sunset, an aerial view of the Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia.

The Gili Islands are a trio of tropical gems that speckle the seas just off Lombok, the large island that’s right next door to Bali. They each have a different character. There’s Gili Air, for the yogis and the meditation buffs. There’s Gili Meno, primed for honeymooners. There’s Gili Trawangan, for the partiers and hedonists … Read more

How to go from Sanur to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida from viewpoint with T-Rex Beach

Sanur is the best port to leave from if you want to escape Bali for a couple of days of exploring the jaw-dropping island of Nusa Penida. The vast majority of the public ferries that connect the two run from the pier in Sanur. This bustling resort is on the southeastern side of the Isle … Read more

How to travel from Bali to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida island with beach and cliffs

Nusa Penida is something of a wilder, chilled little bro of Bali. It has plenty up its sleeve. From visions of Instagram-famous Kelingking Beach to the glorious white sands of Pandan, meetings with manta rays to rustic eco stays in the jungles. All that keeps a steady stream of travelers coming over from the bustling … Read more

Airbnb in Bali

Airbnb in Bali

A jewel-shaped island in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is unquestionably the country’s biggest holiday destination. It beckons surfers with gnarly reef breaks and glassy rollers between Kuta and the Bukit Peninsula. It tempts culture vultures with mystical and ancient Hindu shrines. It calls to foodies with peanut-topped gado gado salads and tempeh … Read more