It may be just one island of the 17,500 in the archipelago of Indonesia, but it is comparable to none. Bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by white-sand and black beaches, and filled with luxury resorts, wild jungles and active volcanos, it draws all types of tourists. As part of the Coral Triangle with its wealth of marine species diversity, Bali is also a beloved destination for snorkeling and diving. The island is known for its eclectic, Hindu culture, ancient temples and palaces, as well as its great surfing conditions. Boaters are recommended to plan their cruise between April and October in order to avoid the monsoon season. Most of the island’s marina facilities are located on the southern side, around the Bukit peninsula.