Whether you’re planning to stay for a few months, a few years, or indefinitely, there are so many great areas to reside in.
The first thing you need to realise about Bali is that it’s larger than you think, and it takes several hours to get from one coast to the other. Bali’s physical geography is characterised by a volcanic mountain chain dividing it from east to west and deep river gorges running from north to south.
The island’s regions offer diverse experiences, with the most developed area being South Bali, stretching from Ubud to the Bukit Peninsula; this includes the regions of Badung, Giyanar, and Denpasar.
What is great about Bali is there is something for everyone. Each area is very different and unique. To help you figure out which part of Bali is best for you, here is a quick overview detailing a few of the most popular areas expats enjoy.
Wherever you decide to live, the expat community is strong, and you’ll find foreigners of all ages and walks of life. It is also easy to meet people in Bali.
Don’t forget that even though Google Maps shows areas that seem relatively close or not that far in kilometers, it definitely takes a lot longer in travel time, especially by car as opposed to a motorbike or scooter.
Apart from general Bali traffic, access might be deceiving as there are rice fields and small lanes that stop you from entering and cutting across roads, as well as many other factors such as the weather.
It is important to keep in mind that there are certain challenges that come with living in a developing country, such as occasional power outages, traffic, infrastructure and communication barriers.
If you want to understand the area better and what it has to offer, including the positives and negatives, the cost of living, the best schools, and facilities for a family, have a read about how our services can help.