Bali is an island of Indonesia and is situated 8 degrees from the equator, in the Java Sea. Bali's location is 4,555 km (2,830 miles) from Australia and is situated between Indonesia's islands of Lombok and Java. Bali is a province of Indonesia and is approximately 153km wide and 112km high with a total land area of approximately 5,780 square km (2,231 square miles). Denpasar is Bali's largest and capital city and is located in the south of Bali.
Bali is located to the north of Australia, the south of Malaysia, the south east of Singapore and the south west of Indonesia. Bali has a population of approximately 4.22 million with the majority of people following the religion of Balinese Hinduism and the remainder following a mostly Islamic religion although there are also other religions observed on the island including Christianity. Bali's main ethnic groups include Balinese, Javanese, Madurese and Baliaga.
Bali is Indonesia's largest and most popular tourist destination and continues to attract thousands of tourists each year with its highly developed art, culture and leisure scenes. The main regions of Bali include Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Legian Nusa Dua and Sanur.
Located approximately 200km from the mainland lies the islands of Lombok, Nusa Dua and the Gili Islands. While these regions aren't technically considered to be part of Bali, they are still an amazing and convenient places to visit on your Bali holiday.
To access Lombok, Nusa Dua and the Gili Islands there are a variety of ways to travel including airplane, charter boat and fast boat. For passengers travelling from Denpasar to Lombok, the flight time is approximately half an hour. Unfortunately, you cannot fly to the Gili Islands or Nusa Dua, however there are fast boats available from the mainland and Lombok airport. To learn more about getting to the islands, consult our getting to Bali guide.