A hub of cultural, spiritual and holistic discoveries, it is little wonder that Bali is one of Indonesia’s most beloved islands. Framed by the azure Indian Ocean and the Bali Sea, it is home to pristine white sandy beaches, dotted with luxurious resorts and hotels, and is an excellent luxury holiday destination for marine enthusiasts. As you venture inland, discover ancient temples and artistic hubs that lie within the volcanic hills and rolling paddy fields. Luxury holidays to Bali from Ireland can also be combined with the surrounding islands of Indonesia or the neighbouring nations of Southeast Asia.
We’ve spent years exploring Bali, and some of us have even called it home for some time. We’ve long-standing partnerships with some of the finest resorts and hotels in Indonesia, promising outstanding value that you won’t find anywhere else. On luxury holidays to Bali with OROKO, enjoy luxury accommodation, private transfers, local guides and 24/7 support.
POCKET GUIDE TO HOLIDAYS TO BALI
Positioned along Bali’s southern coast is Seminyak, a trendy and chic resort town. Surrounded by Bali’s immeasurable natural beauty, this upmarket beachside town is filled with cool bars and stylish clubs and restaurants. On luxury holidays to Seminyak, spend your days lazing on the picture-perfect sands or snorkelling and surfing the turquoise waters, evenings dining in excellent eateries and nights sipping cocktails along the sunset-lit shore. Traditional Indonesian culture is never far away, with local markets making for the perfect afternoon stroll.
Bali’s cultural hub of Ubud is arenowned for its traditional art, crafts and dance, immersed in Bali’s dense upland rainforest. Throughout the spectacular jungle landscape are terraced rice paddies and rolling hills, with Hindu shrines and ornate temples dotted throughout the tropical verdure. During your luxury holidays to Bali, be sure to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace alongside the Hindu temples and charming villages. For a complete immersion into Balinese culture, take a scenic trek through the island’s rice fields.
Off-the-beaten-track and away from the tourist-heavy hotspots, Uluwatu is set on the Bukit Peninsula’s limestone cliffs on Bali’s southern end. Postcard-perfect white sand beaches are washed by tiffany-blue waters and are a haven for keen surfers. A must-see cultural experience is the mesmerising nightly Kecak Fire Dance in the temple’s amphitheatre. Another unmissable landmark, positioned atop a 70-metre cliff, is one of Bali’s most scenic temples, Uluwatu Temple.
Best Time to Visit
Bali enjoys a tropical climate due to its equatorial location, with sunny weather and temperatures ranging between 21˚C and 27˚C. The dry season runs from March to November, and this is considered the best time to embark on luxury holidays to Bali, with ideal conditions for outdoor activities such as hiking, sunbathing, sailing, and surfing. Note that June – August is when the island will be at its busiest, so for those who want fewer crowds, it is recommended to visit in April, May, or September.