Here's Why Bali is a Popular Destination for Digital Nomads

Digital nomads love Bali | © Unsplash/Pexels
Digital nomads love Bali | © Unsplash/Pexels
Photo of Edira Putri
30 June 2017

Millions of international tourists enter Bali every year, and a significant number of them are digital nomads who seek not only fun in the sun but an inspiring place to work. Here’s why Bali is a popular destination for digital nomads.

It’s beautiful

If you can work remotely, why not choose to base yourself in the most beautiful place possible? Bali’s natural beauty accounts for many digital nomads’ decision to leave their boring desks and fly to this island paradise.

Most places in Bali are beautifully integrated with nature. A meal often comes with a gorgeous backdrop of the blue sea or green jungle. An hour’s lunch break for busy people is still enough time to head to the beach or book a short massage. Bali makes it easy to have a balanced work and play lifestyle.

Clifftop view of Balangan Beach in Bali | © Everyone Sinks Starco / Flickr

It’s affordable

A lavish private villa for less than $70 per night; good local beer for a pittance; awesome co-working spaces for less than $200 per month… these savings add up to a lot of extra money left over for a trip to nearby islands, a business expansion, or a fancy dinner.

The cost of living and doing business may be low compared to developed countries, but the facilities are not at all lacking. That has led many entrepreneurs to open their businesses in Bali, be they fashion, marketing, or services. Even better, Bali itself has a big market for products and services, thanks to the ever-growing tourist sector.

Working in Bali | © Michael Coghlan/Flickr

Easily make new friends

Bali has been popular among creatives, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads for a while now, meaning that newcomers can easily find others in a similar situation to hang out with. You see digital nomads everywhere in Bali: cafés, co-working spaces, beaches, galleries. There may be exciting opportunities for collaboration and inspiration from each other.

Great working spaces

There are lots of scenic working spaces in Bali, including many great co-working spaces. Some even come with majestic natural views and pools. Even coffee shops can be a great places to work, as most cafés in Bali are equipped with free wi-fi.

Working Together | ©

It’s safe and friendly

It may be easier to make friends in Bali than anywhere else. Digital nomads and tourists mention the friendliness of the Balinese people as a factor that makes staying in Bali feel so comfortable. It’ll be easy to find a family away from home in Bali.

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