Bali, A heaven on earth! Captivating beaches, tall trees, romantic sunsets and sunrises and Silvery sand. Bali is more of a dream come true. This is the place where you can see plenty of mountains and sea. The mountain scenery is so subtle blends into white sand beaches and even those who is not poetic at heart can’t refrain from explaining the verse or two in praise of the magical place.So here is full-fledged Bali Travel Guide.

The best part about Bali is the fact that it is not just a postcard that you see. There is a reason the crowds arrive and it’s pretty much one dream place that all travelers might want to visit. Its rich culture, beautiful beaches and fascinating sceneries, it’s cheap for the value for money the geography is stunning, the shopping wide – ranging, cuisines wide – ranging and mouthwatering, and the people are also friendly. In short, Bali is a place what other destinations try to adapt themselves up to be when looking to entice visitors.

The challenge of the vacation in Bali is not to look out for something to do or hunt down a great place to hang your bags, clothes, and luggage; it’s successfully cutting down the large list of possibilities to a few controllable items.

Bali Travel Guide

About Bali Best Time To Go
Accommodation Food
Transportation Not To Miss Out!
Money Saving Tips What To Do

About Bali

Bali is an Island in Indonesia and considered as the Island of the Gods. It is the top voted vacation destination in the whole world. The Island is changing constantly, it’s organic and dynamic. Each year there is rapid development in local, economy and tourism. Though, Bali has managed to maintain its magic and uniqueness over the years and keep alluring tourists from all over the world. Bali offers an incredibly wide variety of tourist places and there are countless reasons why you should include Bali in your “Bucket list”.so here is some brief information on Bali Travel Guide.

Best Time To Go 

Rainy Season – October to March

Dry Season – April to October

According to the Bali Travel Guide, the high season is during the Chinese New Year and Easter Week. During this time you can spot too much crowd and generally has high hotel fares. The best time to visit Bali is between September and December.

Accommodation

Cheap Hotels and guest houses might cost you around 120,000 to 200,000 IDR/night. Most hotels do provide private rooms with free food and WiFi. Bali does have some luxury hotels in the world and might cost you around 13,000,000 IDR/night. For budget travelers, you can rent for around 300,000 to 700,000 IDR/night for a double bed. This also includes free food and WiFi. For a hotel with a pool, you might have to pay around 550,000 IDR per night. Airbnb is also available there, with prices ranging from 150,000 IDR/night for a shared room. For booking an apartment or the entire home price starts from 350,000/night.

Food

Local food in Bali is so much cheaper and cost under 10,000 IDR. A meal costs 15,000 IDR.  Tasting western food here might burn a hole in your pocket, but still, you can get it in the cheaper version for around 125,000 IDR. Fast food might cost around 60,000 IDR while a beer costs you around 23,000 IDR.  A water bottle costs under 5,000 IDR. And for travelers who wish to cook their own meals, you will have to spend 275,000 to 40,000 IDR for a week grocery. Make sure to stick to the local food as imported stuff like wine, cheese, beef and other products are extremely costly. Buying them often can ruin the budget.

Transportation

Transportation is also cheap in Bali. You can easily get a taxi for around 65,000 IDR and for 200,000 you can hire a private minivan. For flight fares, you will have to consult with your local provider. You can rent a scooter in Bali for around 135,000 IDR.  To rent a bicycle you will have to pay around 60,000 IDR per day.

Things To Do In Bali

Spoil Your Taste Buds

Bali hosts hotels and restaurants that even the strictest diet will allow. The top – quality and fresh ingredients support the dishes to be so delicious and various cuisines ranging from Indo, Japanese, Chinese, French, Chinese and much more are also available here. With the big number of top – notch cafes, eateries, and restaurants on offer throughout the island, all the travelers will get a chance to explore the gourmet paradise that doesn’t need you to travel the world just to sense the variety of foods. At Bali, you can almost find all varieties of food in unique surroundings with a classy view of the ocean, rice field, beach, mountain, bay and other natural views.

Get Body Massage

Things to do in Bali - Get body massage

Don’t be the last to experience the totally nurturing and holistic experience that might revitalize your body totally. Bali has been a well – known place to find good spas and seasoned therapists. Holiday in Bali is an excellent time for you to be covered in mineral-rich mud, to be bathed in refreshing essential oil or to get massaged with a pressure that will take you to heaven. No wonder why this place is frequently voted as best spa destination in the world, the island prides itself on the use of exotic tropical ingredients and best of all, spas are located in a beautiful environment crafted to enliven your soul and body.

Surf The Waves

Bali has long become the “Surfer’s Paradise”  in the world. Look at the Kuta beach, you will find plenty of young surfers bringing their boards in the waves. It Is easy to good waves on Bali’s best surfing beaches.

Enjoy Nightlife And Sunset

These three activities are the must to experience whenever you are spending your holiday in Bali.  Whether you are a solo traveler or a honeymooner, let the sunsets with the beautiful scenery rekindle your passions. Sunset time will be so much fun and not to be missed. When it comes to night time, Bali’s best clubs and pubs are providing totally different excitement and views. From the midnight until dawn. Bali never rests; people’s movement is everywhere giggling, rocking down the floor and sharing happiness together. Each special moment is worth to celebrate and Bali is the only place to be!

Not To Miss Out!

I have compiled a brief explanatory Bali Travel Guide to the wide range of choice and beautiful island of Bali has to provide.

Amed

This is one of the top best – kept secrets of Bali. Amed includes some of the island’s most heart warming beaches in a peaceful and totally relaxing setting. With very little going on in regard to nightlife, this is the right spot for family and solo female travelers.

Amlapura

Amlapura

Amlapura is one the main town in Karangasem Regency and is a home to some of the great and alluring islands, including the Tirta Gangga (The Water Palace).

Asalduren

Bali’s clove plantation situated twenty km inland from Negara. The lush, bold green of the Plantation is a great sight.

Barat National Park

Barat National Park

Bali’s largest national park located on the Western side of the island and includes approximately ten percent of the island’s land mass. The park is now considered the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds in the world, the Bali starling.

Bangli

Bangli provides remarkable views of Mount and Lake Batur. Located 100 meters above sea level, the breeze in Bangli is both refreshing and cool.

Banjar

Banjar

Offering a rare chance to check cockfighting (for those who are that kind of thing). Banjar also provides the chance to check out the region’s, glorious hot springs.

Batubulan

Batubulan

This village is an artistic rural local in the western part of Gianyar Regency. It is popular for the artistic ‘Blessing dance’ of the Barong. The village is supported by the artistic crafts of stone sculpting and woodcarving.

Bedugul

Bedugul

This is a small village situated in the mountain regions between southern and northern Bali.

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple

Considered as the most important and sacred temple in Bali. Also called as the “Mother Temple”, Besakih offers spectacular views of the tropical surrounds.

Blahmantung Waterfall

This pristine waterfall is situated in the Pupuan area of Tabanan. With a higher than average rainfall, the area is so fertile. Provides the right place for a cooling dip in a clear water below the falls.

Botanical Gardens

The Eka Karya Botanical Garden is a botanist’s delight! This garden was founded in 1959 and considered as the youngest yet largest of the 4 Indonesian botanical gardens.

Candi Dasa

Candi Dasa is situated in Karangasem regency just ten minutes from Tenganan Village. It’s a fishing village and has got a rapid transformation into a thriving tourist place.

Celuk

Situated in the sub – district of Sukawati, Celuk is considered as a home of gold and silver craft in Bali.

Denpasar

The capital of Bali with more than half a million of residents. Plenty of Bali’s best museums is situated in the Island’s capital.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana

The island’s mail cultural park, which is a home for the giant Vishnu statue mounted on his ride which symbolizes half man and half Garuda Bird.

Gianyar

A Gianyar regency is popular for its culture and artistry. Well -known for its beautiful natural scenery from the mountains to the coast.

Gilimanuk

Considered as the main port for traffic between Bali and Java island. And situated in the west of Negara.

Goa Gajah

Also called as ‘The Elephant Cave’ is so named for its shape. A skillfully carved depiction of rocks, hanging leaves, animals, ocean waves and other characters.

Goa Lawah

The name was offered to a cave inhabited by plenty of bats that spend most of their time hanging from the ceiling. It is also a home to one of the most sacred temples in Bali, Pura Goa Lawah.

Jumbaran

A Fishing village that also has some of the most world’s finest hotels. The beaches are lined with hundreds of seafood hotels.

Kintamani

It’s a mountain village with impressive panoramic views from the plateau top of Mount Batur.

Klungkung

This is a spot that holds a special place in Balinese culture and history. This was once the home of the kings of Klungkung and their noblemen who developed the art, culture, and music that is still there today.

Kuta

Also the most recognizable place in Bali. This beachside environment is called as Bali’s nightlife. It is also a thriving shopping place with plenty of galleries, shops, and boutiques.

Lake Batur

Widest lake in Bali and is filled with magnificent scenic vistas. Also considered as a sacred place by the Balinese people, visitors can enjoy the hot springs nearby.

Lake Bratan

Situated in Bendugul, this is the 2nd largest lake in Bali with fabulous views and seen from the lake of the Puru Ulun Danu temple on its shore.

Lovina

It’s a beach with 12 km stretch of coast to the north west of Singaraja in northern Bali. This beach is considered as the best family spot in the Bali Island.

Mount Agung

Being one of the highest mountain peaks. It is said to be the home of the gods in Balinese culture. It’s the most sacred temple. You can find the mother temple of Besakih on the slopes.

Negara

Well – known spot for its famous bull races. This area is remote and rarely visited by visitors and provides a true glimpse of Bali.

Nusa Dua

Being one of the largest international 5- star resorts in Bali. A relaxed and peaceful atmosphere with calm beaches, this spot is located to the more tasteful traveler.

Nusa Ceningan

The best spot to check out Bali’s largest seaweed farms.

Nusa Lembongan

Situated twenty kilometers off, the Bali’s east coast. This island is called as a ‘Virgin Island’ with local seaweed farming and crystal clear water. Also well – known for its quality surf breaks.

Nusa Menjangan

This is a small diving island located off the Bali’s northwest coasts.

Nusa Penida

Another small island of Bali that is well – known for the chances of seeing turtles, sharks and its reef system in a clear view.

Nusa Serangan

Also called as Turtle island this small island is used as a turtle sanctuary. Locals house turtle eggs in purpose and made huts till they get hatched and will be released to the sea.

Padangbai  

A small fishing village in the East Bali. Also, a famous spot for its beautiful white sandy beaches.

Sengeh Monkey Forest

Situated in the South – West Bali and a small part of the forest is famous for its primate population who occupy both the local temple and trees.

Sanur

One of the Bali’s largest traditional villages and well – known tourist place. Recognized as the best spot for diving and snorkeling.

Seminyak

Widely considered as Bali’s top tourist place with its natural relaxed appeal, luxurious fine dining restaurants, and world – class accommodation.

Singaraja

Was considered as Bali’s capital once, this was the main port during Dutch occupation of the island and still, holds a strong colonial feel.

Tabanan

A home to the dramatic temple of Tanah and well known as the most photographed temple on the island.

Tanah Lot

This is one of the most famous places in Bali. Includes Bali’s most impressive oceanfront Hindu temple.

Tanjung Benoa

A well – known spot of Bali for its largest number of coconut palms. And a perfect spot for water – sports.

Tegallalang

Location with major arts and craft with amazing views of the layered rice fields.

Tulamben

One of the smallest villages on the northeast coast of Bali. And a well – known spot for its famous dive site that has a superb diverse underwater ecosystem.

Ubud

A well- known and famous spot in Bali. It is considered as art, craft, music, and dance. The fabulous views of terraced rice field make this spot one of the most visited places.

Uluwatu

A famous site for its magnificent cliff top views and surf breaks. With its outlook of the spectacular view of the temple and the clear blue water makes this location a must see in Bali.

Money Saving Tips

Eat at the local street stall – You can take at a local hotel which is equally tasteful as top restaurants and if you wish to taste the western food and be ready to pay more.

Bargain – Without bargaining, you can’t save money in Bali!  Don’t pay the first price.

Head North  – The southern area of Bali is the most expensive part of the island.

What To Do

  • Climax at Waterbom Bali – enjoy water sports along with relaxing at the lazy river for adrenaline challenge.
  • Visit abandoned airplanes in South Kuta
  • Yoga at the Desk Seni Boutique
  • Spend a day at the soak beach
  • Check out Boulder Beach  – Yeh Leh
  • Stay at the eco – cottage at Peliatain Ubud, Bali
  • Ride a motorbike – Rentals are very cheap
  • Dinner at Jimbaran Beach watching the sunset
  • Taste Satay at Petitenget beach
  • Camel Riding at the Grand Nikko Bali
  • Shop for traditional goods at Ubud Market
  • Shop for pretty dresses at Kuta beach
  • Go water rafting in Ubud
  • Visit and eat that the reformed rickety bridge.

Keep Exploring, Much Love, xx
Pankti

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