Bali is a popular tourist destination. Goa Gajah, also known as Elephant Cave, is in the middle of the island, and it is only about 4 kilometers from Bali airport. There are just a few guesthouses around, but they are great! (We stayed in one in Salabatpura). Bali is one of the most popular and preferred destinations for travellers from Europe, Australia and US. Goa is a really great choice for those travellers who prefer to stay off the beaten track. But, since Goa is not a popular tourist destination, it can be expensive and you should have your own budget and priorities in place before you make the decision.
Is it safe?
There have been a number of incidents on Goa Gajah, including the death of a French couple last year. The nearby resort is extremely safe and a great place for families and couples looking for some peace and quiet. We had an excellent time there, although it is no resort in the sense that it is set up like a town. It has all the amenities but is more like a town and has its own local flavour.
When is best time to visit?
The best time to visit Goa Gajah is the months of September to November. For the rest of the year, it is hotter and busier than during this season. Goa is one of the most popular beach resorts in the world and hotels are fully booked in Goa throughout the year.