Denpasar is the capital city of Indonesian province, Bali. Full of palaces, museums and beaches, this city’s vibe will make Denpasar a holiday destination you won’t soon forget.

What to do

Orient yourself at Paputan Square

This urban green space is an historical site from the suicidal battle of the rajas against the Dutch. The large open square is a commemoration of the event and a local favourite for lunchtime meals. Grab a bite from one of the vendors and have a picnic.

If you lose your way, the square is also a key point of orientation. Make your way back to the square and you will always be on the right path.

Worship at Satria Palace

This palace is used by the Royal Family, but it is also open to members of the community. It is donation-based and open to all for worship. The grand stage of Satria Palace often hosts dance performances and dinner parties. As you enjoy a show, take a look at the ornate carvings, impressive even by Balinese standards.

White water raft on the Ayung River

An exciting trip for the whole family, white water rafting on the Ayung River is a true Balinese adventure. The most popular trip will take about eight hours, so you’ll want to reserve a full day. The river offers a glimpse of grey monkeys and rare, local birds.

Visit the Bali Elephant Camp

Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour via elephant at Bali Elephant Camp. You’ll ride through natural rice paddies, majestic temples and thick jungles. The elephants come from Sumatra as a conservation effort and while on your tour you’ll learn about the beautiful creatures, as well as the landscape. After your tour, you can head to the café and watch the elephants have a bath.

Where to stay

No matter what accommodation you are looking for, the bustling city of Denpasar will have it. From cheap hostels, to luxury villas, enjoy your experience when you consider one of these highly-rated options:

Walk to everything at Inna Bali Heritage Hotel

If you are looking to be in the centre of the hustle and bustle, look no further than Inna Bali Heritage Hotel. Right in the heart of Denpasar, this hotel offers tons of amenities and a beautiful backdrop. The adjoining Taman Tirta Restaurant offers authentic Indonesian and Oriental to enjoy as you lounge by the pool.

This Inna is close by to attractions like the Bali Museum, Denpasar Bird Market, and Puputan square.

Save money at Grand Pondok Puri Ayu

Enjoy Bali on a budget when you stay at Grand Pondok Puri Ayu. This budget hotel is a five-minute drive from most attractions and offers a host of amenities. Brekkie is also served on the house. While this hotel only has one star, you’ll get it at a steal price of A$25 per night.

You can also find many hostels and other hotels that may be farther away from attractions that are only A$15 per night. Check out HostelWorld to find more Bali budget options.

Live the high life at Widyas Bali Villas

Seminyak is one of the more stylish areas of the island and the Widyas Bali Villas are only a five-minute drive away. The villas contain an authentic Indonesian restaurant, tropical gardens, and recreational areas.

Each villa contains a private terrace with pool and garden views. For your convenience, the villas offer laundry service, car rental, and currency exchange services. There is also a free daily shuttle to take you to Seminyak or Kuta.

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