Live and Work in Bali with Airbnb

Now's the time for your dream remote work adventure

Feel like shaking up your routine? Spend your lunch break learning to surf, or head off on the weekend to explore exquisite temples set amid lush, green rice fields.

Airbnb is partnering with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, promoting Bali as part of our Live and Work Anywhere program, designed to highlight outstanding global destinations for remote working. The Indonesian province has been blazing a trail for years as a leading destination for aspiring digital nomads.

Since September 2022, remote workers in Bali have been able to use a B211A visa to work online for up to six months, income tax-free. It’s the perfect time to finally take that dream trip – read on more and find out how to get started.


Browse remote-work-friendly stays in Bali

Hidden Gem - 2 bedrooms private pool Seminyak area
Price:$101 / night
Villa Ungasan Lemon
Price:$149 / night
Oryza Residence Luxury Private Retreat
Price:$170 / night

Why Bali?

A great remote-working infrastructure

Bali provides the perfect balance between work and play, and already enjoys a reputation as a world-class hub for remote workers. There’s a well established digital nomad and start-up ecosystem, now increasingly being enjoyed by employees who are no longer tethered to their desks. You can expect affordable living and outstanding co-working facilities, from casual coworking cafés and restaurants, to tailor-made private spaces with meeting rooms and flexible membership options.

A great remote-working infrastructure

Bali provides the perfect balance between work and play, and already enjoys a reputation as a world-class hub for remote workers. There’s a well established digital nomad and start-up ecosystem, now increasingly being enjoyed by employees who are no longer tethered to their desks. You can expect affordable living and outstanding co-working facilities, from casual coworking cafés and restaurants, to tailor-made private spaces with meeting rooms and flexible membership options.

Incredible natural surroundings

From the mighty Mount Batur caldera and its lake in the northeast, to the spellbinding underwater life off the coast of the Nusa Islands in the south, Bali is full of different and equally enchanting natural landscapes. You could spend your week working amidst a backdrop of palm-fringed beaches (real, rather than virtual!) and then head off on the weekend to discover sprawling paddy fields, lush rainforests and tranquil coastal villages. Outdoor enthusiasts can spend their downtime canyoning or mountain biking, or enjoying one of many water sports including diving, rafting and – of course – surfing.

Incredible natural surroundings

From the mighty Mount Batur caldera and its lake in the northeast, to the spellbinding underwater life off the coast of the Nusa Islands in the south, Bali is full of different and equally enchanting natural landscapes. You could spend your week working amidst a backdrop of palm-fringed beaches (real, rather than virtual!) and then head off on the weekend to discover sprawling paddy fields, lush rainforests and tranquil coastal villages. Outdoor enthusiasts can spend their downtime canyoning or mountain biking, or enjoying one of many water sports including diving, rafting and – of course – surfing.

Rich heritage and culture

Bali is a deeply spiritual place and most Balinese people adhere to a particular form of Hinduism, which emphasizes the soul and spirit in all creatures, places and things and draws on the traditions of the island. The destination is known the world over for its wide range of health and wellness experiences and retreats. Bali’s indigenous culture is unique and can be experienced in special sites such as the Besakih Temple complex, and in everyday interactions, like enjoying local specialties babi guling (roast pork with crackling served with rice and soup) and sticky-sweet batun bedil, a rice dumpling dessert.

Rich heritage and culture

Bali is a deeply spiritual place and most Balinese people adhere to a particular form of Hinduism, which emphasizes the soul and spirit in all creatures, places and things and draws on the traditions of the island. The destination is known the world over for its wide range of health and wellness experiences and retreats. Bali’s indigenous culture is unique and can be experienced in special sites such as the Besakih Temple complex, and in everyday interactions, like enjoying local specialties babi guling (roast pork with crackling served with rice and soup) and sticky-sweet batun bedil, a rice dumpling dessert.

Practical Information & Useful Links

  • Timezone: GMT+8
  • Weather: Tropical, warm year-round. See more here
  • Visa information: You can get a visa on arrival, and digital nomads are able to work for up to 6 months online, without paying tax, by using an existing B211A visa. See more here and here.
  • Money: It’s a good idea to bring cash for arrival at the airport. See more here
  • Phone and internet: here
  • Local customs and manners: here
  • Health and safety: here
  • Go off the beaten path and discover Bali’s lesser-known gems

    Contemplate the magnificent Mount Batur in Kintamani

    ❣️Romantic Staycation-PrivateSunset Pool@megananda
    Price:$82 / night
    ✰ Camaya Bali Butterfly - Magical Bamboo House ✰
    Price:$464 / night
    Escape in Bali
    Price:$149 / night

    Visit Singaraja, a sleepy port town that’s packed with history

    Koko-Beach-Villas, Lovina * Villa Dua
    Price:$136 / night
    Koko-Beach-Villas, Lovina * Villa Satu
    Price:$109 / night
    ❣️Romantic Staycation-PrivateSunset Pool@megananda
    Price:$82 / night

    Discover magnificent temples in Karangasem

    ✰ Camaya Hill Metangi - Magical Bamboo House ✰
    Price:$459 / night
    HIDEOUT BEEHIVE - Eco Bamboo Home
    Price:$212 / night
    ✰ Camaya Bali Lotus - Magical Bamboo House ✰
    Price:$259 / night

    Relax and explore the underwater kingdom in the Nusa Islands

    Tropical Glamping🌴 Open Air Romantic Bungalow♥️
    Price:$269 / night
    ❣️Romantic Staycation-PrivateSunset Pool@megananda
    Price:$82 / night
    Veluvana Bali - Cobra House
    Price:$380 / night

    Explore the hills of Banjar and its hot springs

    The Clove House in Munduk - Island in the Sky
    Price:$131 / night
    duma cabin: A Mountain Oasis (3 Bedroom)
    Price:$392 / night
    LOVINA-Beauty 2 bd Villa with Pool
    Price:$35 / night

    Try an Airbnb Experience in Bali

    Indonesia
    Mount Batur Sunrise Hike With Special Breakfast
    Indonesia
    Traditional Balinese Cooking Class
    Indonesia
    Jungle Retreat Camping in Bali
    In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

    "As international travel resumes, Indonesia stands ready to welcome tourists from all around the globe, including digital nomads who wish to stay longer and work remotely here. We are proud to announce that remote workers can now use the B211A visa to work and live in Indonesia for up to 6 months tax-free. We believe that our ongoing partnership with Airbnb will help drive awareness of Bali and keep us top of mind as an incredible destination for remote workers, and encourage travel to lesser known areas across the island." - Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

    In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

    "As international travel resumes, Indonesia stands ready to welcome tourists from all around the globe, including digital nomads who wish to stay longer and work remotely here. We are proud to announce that remote workers can now use the B211A visa to work and live in Indonesia for up to 6 months tax-free. We believe that our ongoing partnership with Airbnb will help drive awareness of Bali and keep us top of mind as an incredible destination for remote workers, and encourage travel to lesser known areas across the island." - Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia

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