Bali, #1 Winner of 2021 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award


After previously winning the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for the world’s best destination, Bali returns on bringing the prize for 2021’s most popular destination by the renowned travel planning and booking website.

The diverse tourism experiences in Bali makes this place a tourist favorite. It offers amazing natural and cultural attractions, a range of accommodation choice, along with a plethora of both local and international culinary destinations.

1 | Bali beats London as the best destination

Now in 2021, Bali beats other world-famous destinations like Dubai, Rome, and Paris as presented in TripAdvisor’s official website on Tuesday (26/1/2021). This Indonesian paradise even overtook last year’s throne winner, London, United Kingdom.

Bali also ranked 1st in the most popular destination list in the Asia region, winning against top list countries like Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Referred to as “a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy ” by TripAdvisor, Bali proves to be a crowd favorite in Asia.

2 | TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award brings together a list of iconic places, presenting top of the radar wish list of international tourists. The award is based on an algorithm of saves, reviews and ratings worldwide. They took account of the quantity and quality of the country’s hotels, restaurants, and attractions for 12 months, rewarding 25 outstanding places around the world. This year they showcased four 2021 Award Winner categories, including most popular destinations, trending destinations, emerging destinations, and national parks.

Along with being the front-runner in the world’s most popular destination category, Bali snagged spots in other categories, too. Kelingking Beach ranked #4 and Nusa Dua Beach ranked #21 on the list of Asia’s Best Beaches.

Bali’s attractions became a highlight in the ranks, bringing in spots for the Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing in Gianyar and Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch in Denpasar.

3 | Favorite Trip Ideas in Bali

Bali has sparked a lot of tourism inspirations in 2021. But have you personally experienced it yourself? See why the island of gods has been awarded the world’s best destination. Plan a dream getaway today with these must-go trip ideas!

Kelingking Beach

a tourist at Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali

“Breathtaking” and “epic” are words travelers use when asked about Kelingking Beach in TripAdvisor. We can’t blame them, since the island is just pure bliss! Located in Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, this paradise takes you to pristine beaches with surrounding hills. Take on adventures as you trek down the hill to reach the beach. Then explore its surroundings to find unique nature sites, like its T-rex shaped neck cliffs. It provides a stunning natural background for your memorable Instagram photos too! Just be sure to be careful when walking the trail to the beach.

Nusa Dua Beach

tree shade with beach canopy in Nusa Dua Beach Bali

Unlike the previous spot, Nusa Dua Beach offers a more leisure journey to experience Bali’s stunning beaches. The pristine water and pearlescent sand will leave you feeling refreshed and stunned. You’ll savor every scenery from the sky to the water. It is also quite a hip place on the island, with numerous cafes and restaurants nearby. So you can be sure to enjoy the beach while pampering yourself with a luxurious 5-star hotel or a spa treatment around the area.

Sekumpul Waterfall

woman in white raising arms at Sekumpul Waterfall

Hidden in the lush foliage and dense forest of Bali lies a landscape worthy for an adventure. It’s the grand Sekumpul Waterfall! Located in Sawan, Buleleng Regency, this refreshing nature site takes you to glimpse the glorious waterfall, flowing down the high green rocky ledge. Its calm refreshing atmosphere is just what you need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Though quite a long journey to reach, Sekumpul Waterfall is a must spot to experience the true beauty of nature.

Mount Batur

Prefer the mountainous landscape? Mount Batur, Kintamani is the place to go! This beginner-friendly mountain lets those who aren’t explicitly experienced in trekking to enjoy a mountainous journey. Be sure to wake up early in the morning to take a 2 - 3 hour trek up the summit. From there, you can glimpse the morning’s glory with an out-of-this-world sunrise.

Bali’s cultural, natural, and popular attractions have always been a must-go destination for those seeking true paradise. Currently, Indonesia is developing its tourist sites to welcome future tourists. They are focusing on traveler’s experience, prioritizing quality tourism to create a comfortable and safe trip for the post-pandemic.


It is also essential for us to implement CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) health protocols during your journey in Indonesia. With this, we will be able to collaborate to form a better sustainable tourism experience for today and our future generations.