Where Is Bali Located?
Bali is a small island located in the country of Indonesia, which also happens to be a popular tourist destination, particularly for Americans and Australians. Learn more about where exactly it’s located and what makes it so popular, along with other facts about this beloved Asian island.
According to World Atlas, Bali takes up about 2,174 square miles of land in the series of islands that make up the country of Indonesia. The island, which is along the southern tip of Asia, borders the Indian Ocean, several seas and the Bali Strait, which separates it from the island of Java. Its latitude and longitude coordinates are 08° 39′ S, 115° 13′ E, reports World Atlas. It’s only eight degrees south of the equator, making it relatively warm year-round.
Bali’s geography is heavily made up of volcanoes and mountains, including Mount Agung, which is around 10,000 feet tall, reports World Atlas. The volcano’s known eruptions happened in 1843, 1963 to 1964 and 2017, according to the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History. The eruption of 1963 is often considered one of the largest in Indonesia’s history, and it killed up to 1,500 people. The volcanoes combined with the rainfall that occurs in Bali make the island a hot spot for agricultural products like coffee and rice. Bali has a combination of white sand and black sand beaches, and coral reefs surround the island, according to World Atlas.
Between 1597 and 1906, the Dutch annexed parts of Bali until they were able to take over the entire island. By World War II, the Japanese occupied the island, and in 1950, Indonesian revolutionary forces seized control of the island and made it a part of the Republic of Indonesia, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Before the Dutch took over, Bali served as a retreat for Hindu people who wanted to escape the mostly Muslim island of Java. Today, the religion is still important to the island’s native people.
Bali experiences tropical weather throughout the year, with highs ranging from 70 to 93 degrees, according to World Atlas. The island’s rainy season takes place between December and March, though rains begin to ramp up in November. April through September is considered the dry season. While Bali can be humid, humidity is lower in April, May and June as well as in September and October. One reason many people may love to travel here is that it’s mostly pleasant, weather-wise.
Traveling to Bali
Bali’s beautiful beaches, resorts, scenery and weather are just some of the reasons why people travel here from all over the world. If you’re planning to travel to Bali, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you may want to get some vaccinations before you go. Bali.com recommends Tetanus Diphtheria, Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), Typhoid and Hepatitis A. Other medical conditions you may come in contact with are HIV, rabies, Dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever. The easiest ways to get around Bali are by taxi or motorbike, reports Travel + Leisure. Most people on the island speak Balinese, Indonesian or English. The Indonesian rupiah is the standard form of currency.
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A Family Day Out at Bali Safari and Marine Park: A Review 32
One of the great things I have been enjoying about staying at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites is how social all the guests are and how everyone offer’s each other advice as to what to see and do.
Prior to leaving Perth when I was doing my research for our family holiday to Bali I had decided I wanted to visit the Bali Safari and Marine Park . But whilst at the resort I heard many fellow guests comment, “ it’s a rather pricey day out .”
So would we feel the same about the Bali Safari and Marine Park?
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On the Bali Safari and Marine Park website there are quite a few options for rates and packages which can be purchased direct. However I choose to book the Jungle Hopper Pass through our resort saving us 270 000IR. Our pass for 2 adults and 1 child cost 1 910 000IR ($191AUD).
Our pass includes:
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- 1 Safari Journey (each)
- Freshwater Aquarium
- Animal Show
- Elephant Show
- Bali Agung Show (Balinese dancing)
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At 9am the following day we are collected from Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites for the 30 minute ride by shuttle.
I was told by our hotel staff on arrival to the Safari Park to go to the express lane to collect our tickets. The express lane is a bit of a joke as people who have not pre-purchased tickets are pushing in to be served and no one seems to police the situation.
Finally with tickets in hand or more precisely wrapped as a bracelet around our wrists, we head to the bag check to enter the park. Here staff are confiscating all food and drinks including water – which I feel is a bit cheeky considering the cost to get in the park and it is a bit of a health issue considering how hot it is in Bali.
Then the final stage to reach the Safari Park proper is to board another shuttle bus from the entrance to the Park Terminal. I take a copy of the program timetable to ensure we don’t miss any of the shows.
We enter the lobby there is a Gloria Jeans coffee shop, souvenir shop and the aquarium to the left. We head to the aquarium to gaze at the brightly coloured array of fish.
A crowd gathers at the Piranha tank. Unfortunately I cannot get close enough for a picture. At 10:30 the Piranha fish are fed a chicken. It is a frenzy as the Piranha’s demolish the entire chicken – bones and all.
Then we amble along the paved jungle path. We are enchanted to see 3 brightly coloured Macaw parrots sitting on perches uncaged – I can’t believe they don’t fly away.
To the side there is a place to have your photo taken with an orang-utan (part of the Rhino package only).
Animal Education Show at Bali Safari and Marine Park
So we continue toward the stage in time for the Animal Education Show . We perch on a shaded section of the rickety wooden tiered seats under fake trees that unfortunately block a bit of the view and wait for the show to start. This show focuses on educating us about how we humans have domesticated wildlife to become our pets. Starting with birds and moving onto rats, guinea pigs, cats, dogs and then more exotic animals. Towards the end of the show the focus is on how jungles are being destroyed and animals such as the orang-utan are loosing their homes.
The education is one of the things I do like about this park, even though a few of the animals have obviously been trained for performances – it is primarily educating us, the public, how the human race has endangered so many species of animals and what we can now do to help with animal rehabilitation.
This message is reinforced at the next show – The Elephant Show .
But before we reach there we all stop to watch the elephant bathing. There is only a small viewing area and it is very clever that the elephants have been trained to spray water on the crowd hogging the front to ensure we all get a chance to have a look.
Each show is timed perfectly for the crowds to make their way at a leisurely pace from one show to the next without having to wait too long but allowing a chance to check out a couple of exhibits along the way.
We see the white tiger
and komodo as we walk towards the Elephant stage.
We opt not to have our photo taken with the poor drugged lion (seriously can you explain why it doesn’t attack if it’s not drugged?)
The Elephant Show at Bali Safari and Marine Park
The Elephant Show is about how humans went into the jungles logging and the fight that erupted between the elephants and the humans resulting in elephants being shot before a more harmonious way of life evolved for both.
Next on our education journey we learn about Poo Paper. This is paper made from recycling elephant poo. The paper is quite a thick paper and is used for craft.
After our education we head for the Safari Journey .
The Safari Journey at Bali Safari and Marine Park
We are fortunate with our timing and there is no queue and board the 4WD bus straight away.
PS. This was taken just as we returned from our safari.
The tour takes us through the jungle to native animals from Indonesia, India and Africa, doing it’s best to try to simulate a proper safari trip in the wild.
It was so nice to see the animals not locked up in cages or confined to small enclosures, but wondering about a much larger plain.
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Eating at Bali Safari and Marine Park
After a morning of non-stop shows and adventures we are hungry. We head to the Uma Restaurant , though there are other options available including the upmarket Tsavo Lion Restaurant and small stalls to buy snacks.
I have to say I was really impressed with how this eatery works. The restaurant is actually a bit like a food court, with a buffet option at the far end (I am sure part of the larger package options). We are given a card on entering, as we order food from the stalls our items are written down and we are told when to return to collect our meals.
Steve and I each have a very nice chicken satay, and Lewis the ever adventurous eater (not) had French Fries. We also order mocktails from the bar.
Whilst Steve and I finish off our meal and relax Lewis heads to the small kids play area.
At the end of our meal we exit via the checkout and pay according to the items listed on the card. Lunch was a very reasonable 212 000IR ($21AUD) for us all.
With only an hour left before our shuttle pick-up we head to the Water Park .
The Water Park at Bali Safari and Marine Park
Such a fun way to cool off at the end of the day: slipping down slides and getting drenched by the tipping bucket.
Though be a little careful on the big green water slides as you come to a sudden stop in a pool that is a little bit too shallow.
We decide to take the 3pm shuttle pick-up and as a result we run out of time to visit the Fun Zone – a selection of amusement style rides. We could stay until the 5:30pm pick-up but feel another 2 and half hours would be way too long, a bit of shame that there isn’t a 4pm slot – that would have been perfect to end our great day.
So did we think Bali Safari and Marine Park was pricey?
Well if I had purchased the more expensive Rhino Package – most definitely! The Rhino Package offers unlimited times on the safari journey and in the fun zone – but there just isn’t time in the day to do everything more than once (even if we’d stayed until 5:30pm). The Rhino Package also includes lunch and photos with animals. However we found the Uma Restaurant to be very affordable and tasty something those buffets (from experience) are usually not, and don’t get me started on photos with drugged up animals.
However we bought the Jungle Hopper Package , we came out thinking yeah a bit expensive – though this seems to be the standard price to do most tourism activities in Bali with which we had a full day’s entertainment. So overall it was a great day at reasonable price (for Bali).
Would you or your family enjoy a day out at Bali Safari and Marine Park? Tell me in the comments.
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32 thoughts on “ A Family Day Out at Bali Safari and Marine Park: A Review ”
What a fabulous day out … apart from the drugged up lion:( The water park looks like great fun for kids! #MondayEscapes
The water park was fun Lisa.
Did most people go from one show to the next? It sounded a bit conveyer belt like.
It only felt that way as we left the first show Vanessa, after that everybody moved onto different side attractions depending on their preference before converging on the next show.
Thats nice that the talks were educational and focused on protecting animals instead of trying to just make money off them. The bird show pic looks cool!
That’s what I like about it as well Dani
It looks interesting. It may be an option depending how many days you are staying and if you are traveling with kids. I have been to a similar concept in the Mexican Riviera. It is considered expensive but I had a great time and believe it was worth it.
The price seemed comparable to other activities offered in Bali Ruth, and I think enjoyable even without kids.
I didn’t realise there was such a place in Bali. I must say I’m impressed because a lot of the Asian Zoos or Wildlife Parks that I have visited have been a bit run down. I would definitely take my family here or maybe just go myself as I adore animals.
This place Kathy was anything but run down. Whilst entering was a bit of a shemozzle the rest of the place was very professional.
This is a really through run down of this park, I’ve never heard of it before. I’m sure my kids would have fun here Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust
It was generally a very professionally run establishment and your kids would love it Malinda.
This looks like an action packed day out, with lots to do for everyone. However the thought of drugged up animals makes me sad, and are they doing anything to further conservation and/or protection of the various species they house? Or just make money off them? At least they are doing a good job of educating the visitors, which is positive! Thanks for a balanced review 🙂
Rachel our guide on the Safari Journey mentioned they had a breeding program to help with populating the more endangered species. I suppose fortunately it appeared that the lion was only drugged animal.
Love your balanced review of the park. AUD191 does sound quite pricey to me. But I guess if I’m on vacation, I would just pay for it and visit. I always love safari adventures where we can see the animals right next to our vehicles.
Sadly Lin, Bali is becoming quite pricey. There are now world class restaurants – but at a pricey and quality tourism attractions which also come at a cost. So as a family you can only afford to do a couple.
I’ve not been back to Bali since my honeymoon in 2010, but it looks like a fab place to take children too. The safari looks amazing! I’m very jealous! #whatevertheweather
Bali is a fantastic family friendly destination Lisa, if you get the chance to return with kids take it!
What a great review! Thanks for the info. My kids would LOVE that water park. It would probably pip the animals for the most fun award. #teamIBOT
I think most kids would take a water park over any other attraction Emily.
It looks like a great and educational visit. I love that they had lots of discussions about humans affecting the animals habitats and lives and not just telling you about the animals themselves. The safari bus looks interesting, I’ve never seen a 4WD bus before! The water park also looks fantastic, but not so sure about the slides if the pool is shallow at the end. Definitely worth shopping around before buying tickets though. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
The water slides were all fine in the kiddy area Jenny it was just the 2 giant green slides in the other pool.
Wow. I had no idea that park existed in Bali. Its been a few years since we were there mind you but I’ll definitely be looking into this more when we go next. Looks like a great day out. Thanks for linking up xx
Your kids will love it Shannon!
At first I thought that sounded really expensive and was a bit annoyed that they confiscated food and water, but it does sound like they have a lot on offer. I too would refuse the picture with the drugged tiger (I agree, they must be drugged). It’s good that they have lots of educational things there too and I can’t get over how much there is to do. A great family day out. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
Yes I agree Chloe, when you put into perspective as to how much you get for your money it’s not bad value.
I think that’s pretty reasonable, but I would be frustrated having to buy food and drink as well. Any kind of animal park is reasonably expensive to visit. It’s s bit frustrating, but I guess I can understand.
We thought for all that was included it wasn’t too bad a price Jess.
I would love to take my kids here one day. I always thought of Bali as a honeymoon type destination and didn’t really look into the family friendly side of things. When we make our way out East (hopefully in the next few years) we are going to try to visit.
You will be surprised Cheryl with how many family friendly options there are in Bali. I have more posts coming from this trip so stay tuned.
Hi. Great write up! We will be in Bali next month and looking at going here. Do you suggest booking early as in online, or just paying at the gate?
Hi Myk, We pre-booked through our hotel. The price was a little cheaper – check if your hotel offers something similar. However, once we arrived we found that many people did not adhere to the priority queuing system for pre-purchased tickets. Overall the queues weren’t that big, just allow time to collect tickets and make your way through security – all very strict.
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One of the few factors that define its status is the near heavenly setting. Mountains, rainforests, and artfully landscaped botanical gardens encircle these 31 Sumatran elephants residing here. What’s more, the park is also home to the only mammoth skeleton in Southeast Asia, which is over 15,000 years old. It is part of the more than 1000 exhibits that grace the comprehensive museum in the park.
Other amenities found in the spectacular museum include an exclusive Information Centre comprising displays and a graphic history of the elephants, a spa, not to forget the grand elephant memorabilia collection just to mention but a few. As you might expect, most of the activities in this park revolve around the massive creatures. Lucky for you, you can touch, feed, photograph and even ride on them. As aforementioned, the Park’s operator, Mason Adventures, provides an assortment of package choices among them overnight stays in the onsite park lodge. Nonetheless, if you prefer visiting during the day, you can arrive early in the morning for a full day, or if you’d prefer have a half day visit.
Naturally, you can admire the Sumatran elephants in the gorgeous tropical setting. You can witness first-hand how they immerse themselves deep in the park’s lake, take a ride on them, feed each with your hand, or even take pictures with them, among many other exciting activities. If you choose to go for the elephant ride as part of your park tour package, you can enjoy sensational rides from the safety of comfortable teak seats perched on their backs.
The tour follows a special track within the park, and lunch is served right next to the lake where the elephants take their routine baths. Once you are done here, the next stop is an even better site to behold. You are guided into an arena where you get entertained by three elephants in an exclusive talent show that takes place every day.
Although this show is quite short (just 15 minutes), it is, however, an interesting way to learn the natural behavior of the largest mammal on the land. What’s more, it is also a way to demonstrate the innate intelligence of the elephants. This is particularly visible when they engage in small tricks like kicking soccer balls, shooting a basketball, painting and even swinging hula hoops. And while these creatures are acting in a ‘professional capacity,’ they are however not punished if they bail on their entertainment tasks. At the park, the elephants wellbeing is placed above their value as a tourist attraction.
Finally, you can dine and wine on a delicacy of cuisine options derived from the island at the spectacular 200 seating capacity lakeside restaurant. What’s more, you can also stroll around and purchase various elephant affiliated souvenirs at the Park’s gift shop. Some of the items you will find at the gift shop include clothing, jewelry, paintings, and carvings.
Elephant Safari General Admission
The Elephant Safari Park has been caring for a herd of Sumatran Elephants
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Elephant Safari Ride
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Elephant Safari Bathe and Breakfast
Bali Elephant Safari Park has been caring for a herd of Sumatran Elephants
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Elephant Safari Jumbo Wash
Get up close and personal with the magnificent Sumatran Elephants at the Bali
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Elephant Safari Ride Kid’s Mini Safari
The Kid’s Mini Safari allows children under the age 10 to enjoy a
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Elephant Safari Under the Stars
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5 out of 5 – Beautiful place to visit
What a beautiful place elephants are well looked after and really enjoyed the ride on the elephant we also got a chance to hand feed them there show with the elephants was good could really tell the elephants was enjoying themselves too nothing seemed forced as they was eager to play the games well worth a visit. – Pictronies from Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
5 out of 5 – Amazing experience with very friendly staff
We visited the park yesterday with my boyfriend. Unfortunately we arrived late because of heavy rain (just twenty minutes before the park closed), but the staff wasn’t in a hurry at all. A guy took us around the museum and the park and gave us a lot of information and stories about the 31 elephants. The elephants are trained by the “mahouts” with fruit and not violence. The elephants don’t get forced to do anything the don’t want and through mating season they are kept somewhere apart from the park. Yes, they are chained during the night and when they eat for safety reasons – so they won’t fight or run away. They also get to have a day off from the park. Overall a very good impression. We chose not to ride on the elephants, just to see them. They let us feed them and even asked us to stay to see the one elephant doing its bath. For me the elephants seem relaxed, friendly and happy, and the staff don’t seem to fuss about getting more money as other places in Bali.
Another thing to add – as we stayed more than half an hour after closing we came find our bike with a flat tire. The staff stayed and even brought a mechanic to fix the tire.
So in general a very good experience and a great “thank you” to the amazing staff! – Simona W
5 out of 5 – Day Trip
This was the best elephant park we have ever been to. Clean. Elephants look well looked after. Very reasonable prices. Buffet lunch was great. – 4Brierleys
5 out of 5 – The MOST fun place to visit in all of Bali!
We had a driver thank goodness to take us to this wonderful elephant sanctuary. Our elephant trainer has been with his elephant for 19 years and said she is his FIRST wife!. They are rescued from Sumatra where their habitat has been destroyed. This is the most wonderful place to visit. You can visit the elephants up close and personal, go for a ride and watch them do things such as kick soccer balls, paint and walk along the elephant plank. There is a museum and a very good restaurant as well as there are bungalows in which one can stay if so desired. Go see if first hand! – teri1352 from Portland, Oregon
5 out of 5 – Oh My!
What a fantastic day out! one hour from Nusa Dua resort but well worth a visit, we passed rice fields and school children immaculately turned out and well behaved. I feared that the elephants may have been over worked or badly treated but this was not the case. Must had been with their ‘companion’ for years, some 20yrs and the followed them around. The elephants were a joy to watch playing football and painting which only lasted a max of 15 mi s before they were left alone. As the park was quiet we were left alone with 2 elephants which we fed at our leisure. Accordingly there are 31 elephants and they rotate the workload so as not to create apathy. The breeding programme is slow going sadly. The park could raise more money by having drop bins so visitors could put spare cash in. The park do not ask for donations and I think they are missing a trick here! Fantastic day out. – Nancy T from London, United Kingdom
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