Below are some Bali Maps displaying where Bali is from a geographical perspective. I've been lost in Bali a number of times in the past which can be easy for tourists who have never been here. I thought I should put some maps on this site to help anyone avoid the getting lost on your holiday.
There is also some maps showing specific regions of Bali that are well known and common places of interest for tourists. You can zoom in any of the maps below if you're looking for more specific locations.
This map gives you a clear indication as to where exactly Bali is geographically. The geographical land size of Bali is 5780.06 square kilometers (sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali). The flight distance from Sydney, Australia to Bali, Indonesia in a straight line is 2,882 miles (2,502 nautical miles), which converts to approximately
4,637 kilometers. This equates to roughly a 6-7 hour direct flight from Sydney.
This map shows Bali from a closer perspective than the map above. It displays where Denpasar and Kuta is which are well known places of interest in Bali. Kuta is on the south west of the Island and is within minutes from the Ngurah Rai International airport. Denpasar is approximately 30 - 40 minutes from Kuta depending on how you travel.
To drive from one end of Bali to the other takes approximately 2 - 3 hours. This means you can travel from one end of Bali to the other and back again in a day tour.
The oceans surrounding the island of Bali are Bali sea, Selat Bali and Bali Strait.
This Bali map shows the main streets of the Kuta region. Kuta is the most common place for tourists who visit Bali. That being said I thought it would be beneficial to have a map of Kuta here. Many of Bali's attractions are located in the Kuta region. Kuta beach is also the most well known beach in Bali. For more specific directions or places of interest click to zoom in closer on the map.
Denpasar, the capital of Bali. Located in the southern part of the island. This map shows the main streets of the Denpasar region.
Legian is a town/suburb adjacent to Kuta which resides just south of Legian. The south end of Jalan Legian is where Kuta ends and Legian begins. Jalan Legian will take you all the way through Legian till you reach the next northern town of Seminyak.
Although using maps is definitely a good idea, there's also some other things to keep in mind when you're getting around Bali. If you haven't experienced Bali before, It's wise to know about the Bali roads and the different methods of transport that are commonly used.
I remember the very first time I ever visted Bali, I had a map with me and regardless of the map, somehow I still found myself lost many times. This is due to the fact that there are so many side streets with no street signs or anything.
The side streets also look very much the same in many different parts of Bali. Often there has been times that I find myself lost. I can think that I am in the right side street (because they all look so similar) then after coming out the other side I realise I had never been there before.
Maps are ofcouse the best way to finding yourself lost when getting around Bali, however due to my experiences even with maps, I thought I should right some info about it so that hopefully it helps others reading this.
I often use landmarks as a way to remember exactly where I am heading when I travel around Bali. Things like big buildings, or statues, hotels, churches, temples etc. These kinds of landmarks have helped me many times when I find myself lost.
Due to the fact that there is a lack of street signs in Bali, this can make it hard to determine precisely where you might be when referring to your map.