Bali covers an area of 5,632 square kilometers, measuring 90 kilometers from north to south and 140 kilometers from East to West and is one of more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Bali’s natural environment is diverse in the extreme bringing together picturesque stepped rice paddies, rearing volcanoes, highland lakes and both black and white sand beaches where you can find both thundering surf and tranquil lagoons. The culture is just as richly varied – a hybrid mix of Hinduism and indigenous beliefs that are marked by what is perhaps one of the most intense and celebratory ceremonial cycles in the world.
Temperatures in Bali range from between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius (68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round. December to March is known as Monsoon season as heavy showers and humidity are expected, however, days on the coastline of Bali during this season are usually sunny and the rain starts during the night and tends to pass quickly. June to September the humidity is low and rain is seldom experienced on the coastal areas. Hospitality is second nature to the Balinese and everywhere you go you will be greeted with smiles.
Historically, the low-lying Jimbaran bay was the home of a relatively busy fishing village, Kedonganan which still exists today – indeed the Karma Jimbaran culinary team buy their fresh fish from the Kedonganan market which is already bustling by 5am. The bay is also famous for some of the most majestic sunsets in the world.
Bali is a melting pot of culture, beauty and excitement, which combines to create one of the worlds’ greatest holiday destinations.