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Denpasar Airport Information
Ngurah Rai Airport (Denpasar) is Indonesia's third-busiest international airport. Located in Kuta, 13km south of Denpasar, Ngurah Rai Airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: An official taxi counter is located outside the Arrivals Hall. Inform the attendant of your destination, pay the fare accordingly and proceed to the taxi with the receipt.
- Bus: Public busses and a range of shuttle buses service the airport regularly.
Ngurah Rai’s Domestic and International terminals are connected by a pedestrian walkway.
Things to do in Bali
Labelled "The Island of the Gods" and "The Last Paradise", the picturesque Indonesian province of Bali is a mystical and captivating land. Considered to be the spiritual heart of Indonesia, the island is home to peaceful Hindu Bali philosophy, friendly locals, and an enchanting landscape. Speckled with fragrant frangipani trees, enchanting temples, steep rice terraces, soaring volcanoes and palm-fringed beaches, Bali is a tropical paradise, and Indonesia’s most visitor-friendly island. As one of Asia’s most dynamic hotspots, Bali is a must-visit holiday destination – home to lively, cultural and spiritual hubs like Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud.
Surfing hotspot, Kuta is a playground for young visitors. Throughout the day the town’s five-kilometre sandy stretch is packed with sunbakers and beach vendors, while at night the oceanfront transforms into Bali’s most animated party zone. Just north, Seminyak has a quieter and less frenetic atmosphere. Described by The New York Times to be “distinct in style and clientele, playing shiraz to Kuta's ice beer”, Seminyak is a favourite hangout for expatriates and Bali’s trendy set, featuring lounge bars, fine dining, designer boutiques, and luxury villas aplenty. Long standing spiritual Mecca, Ubud boasts mystical appeal, surrounded by carefully-terraced rice paddies and flowing rivers. Where vacationers once flocked to Bali to revel and live cheaply, a growing crowd of visitors now gather at sacred sites like Ubud to be enlightened at health and yoga retreats.
Bali is a shopping Mecca – particularly famous for tailor-made garbs, handicrafts, art, jewellery and fake goods. Denpasar’s shopping scene fosters both modern and traditional opportunities, such as tightly clustered market stalls, and plazas made up of department stores and local and international brands. Tents and shops that sell clothing, leather goods, pirated DVDs and handicrafts line the streets of Kuta. Kuta also stocks Bali’s biggest choice of swimwear and surf wear, home to brands like Billabong, Quicksilver and Ripcurl. Seminyak is renowned for its exclusive boutiques – rows of designer, furniture and handicraft stores and art galleries line the township’s streets. Holding position as Bali’s artist centre, Ubud features handicraft stores and stalls on almost every corner. The Ubud Art Market on Jalan Raya is a must visit for lovers of Balinese art and craft.
Drawing record crowds of tourists, Bali has become one of Asia’s most dynamic dining destinations. Denpasar features Bali’s most complete and comprehensive dining scene, with areas like Jalan Teuku Umar and Renon Niti Mandala offering the city’s biggest choice of restaurants. Famous beach suburb, Kuta specifically caters for middle-of-the-road and budget travellers, with tiny roadside warungs (food stalls). Seminyak has a world-class dining scene, with streets like Jalan Raya and Jalan Laksmana attracting the young, hip and famous. Artistic and spiritual, the township of Ubud is a must visit for traditional dishes – cafes, delicatessen and restaurants abound in area like Jalan Raya, Jalan Sanggingan and Sayan.
Kuta is also home to Bali’s most renowned nightlife. Open-air pubs and noisy discos bump and grind with international DJs, holidaying Australians and backpackers from all over the globe. Seminyak and Legion offer more up-market nightlife scenes, with exclusive clubs, lounges and bars, bustling with holidaying young professions, expatriates and Bali’s rich and famous. In contrast, Ubud serves up a more relaxing ambience, with limited cafes, bars and performance stages catering to night owls and fostering a down-to-earth atmosphere.