Nusa Dua attracts tourists wanting a quiet vacation, with all the amenities star-rated accommodations can bring. Kuta is known for its spectacular sunsets, superb surf breaks and a vibrant nightlife. Jimbaran Bay, another place to watch the sun go down, prides itself for its seafood-on-the-beach restaurants.
Denpasar, the capital, provides the traditional market of PasarBadung, the PuraJagatnatha temple, the Bird Marketand learning about Balinese culture at Bali Provincial State Museum.
Ubud, once a sleepy artists colony, has evolved into an upscale tourist resort. An excursion to Pejeng outside Ubud reveals numerous antiquities, including the fascinating reliefs of YehPulu and numerous temples – Goa Gaja, PuraPenataranSasih, PuraKeboEdanandPuraAgungBatanBingin.
Singaraja in north Bali, retains elements of Dutch architecture and bears witness to its colonial past with Arabian, Chinese and Dutch traders. Slightly to the west is Lovina, where dolphins can often be seen in the waters off the beach. Pura Pulaki, one of the island’s most sacred temples, is located in north Bali and is believed to be the first one built by the great itinerant priest Danghyang Nirartha.