Bali’s semi-lockdown status and ongoing closure to foreign visitors have done little to detract from the island’s popularity as a tourism destination.
According to a reader poll conducted by TripAdvisor, Bali has ranked #1 as the World’s most popular holiday choice – lauded as “a tropical haven for beach bums, wellness worshipers, and the culturally curious.”
Based on reviews, ratings, and saves that travelers share from across the globe on the popular Trip Advisor platform, a list has been compiled for 2021 of the “Top 25” across various travel categories. Not only did Bali win top honors as the World’s most beloved destination, Bali and Indonesia also earned mentions in a number of the other categories encompassed by the TripAdvisor Reader’s Poll.
Top 25 Destinations in the World
Bali ranked as the most popular and “aspired-to destination” ranked at #1, followed at #2 by London. and #3 Dubai in the UAE. Here’s the entire Trip Advisor list of world destinations to visit once the world situation permits:
- Bali, Indonesia
- London, U.K.
- Dubai, UEA
- Rome, Italy
- Paris, France
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Crete, Grece
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Barcelona, Spain
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Hoi An, Vietnam
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Marrakesh, Marocco
- Phuket, Thailand
- New Delhi, India
- Cancun, Mexico
- Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Florence, Italy
- Dominican Republic, Caribbean
- Tenerife, Spain
- Lisbon, Portugal
- New York City, USA
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Jaipur, India
- Cusco, Peru
Top 25 International Hotels
Only one Indonesian hotel made this list ranking at #15 – The Suites at the Hotel Mulia – Senayan in Jakarta.
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World
Despite being the home to many leading luxury hotels, only one hotel in Bali managed to make it to this prestigious list:
Top 25 Small Hotels in the World
Two Indonesian hotels are among the Top 25 Small Hotels in the World, one of which is in Bali and the other in nearby Lombok:
#19 The Lombok Lodge.
25 Top Boutique Luxury Hotels
Two hotels – both in Bali – made it to the list of the Top 25 Luxury Boutique Properties in the World according to TripAdvisor:
25 Top Hotels for Romance
Two Bali hotels ranked among the “top 25” for romance:
25 Top Hotels for Families
Both Indonesian hotels named best for families are:
Best Water Parks in the World
Named as the #2 Water Park in the World was Bali’s very own Waterbom Park.