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Bali Trip – The Ultimate Guide

‘Karma Beach’

Bali… Whats the first thing you think of when we talk about a trip to Bali? The beautiful beaches? Chilled out lifestyle? Nope… it’s the hell of a long journey time it takes to get there. You’re not wrong – it took two flights; the first at 7 hours and the second at 9 hours long, however it was certainly worth it. So yes finally I’ve managed to get round to writing my Bali post, sorry for the delay but it’s been too sunny in Scotland for the last few months to be stuck inside on a computer. So keep on reading to find out all about my trip, places to visit, eating spots and all the other bits.

 

‘The W Hotel’

Always thought about a holiday to Bali? Yes haven’t we all! And when I managed to get flights for only £530 return with Emirates I was already packing my suitcase. Everyone always says it’s expensive to get there and cheap once you’re there but if you manage to catch a bargain like I did then it doesn’t have to be. When looking for places to stay we decided to look at villas/apartments rather than hotels due to the fact that their was 3 of us. We were also sceptical about inside/outside villas due to mosquitos so we opted for an apartment bang in the middle of Seminyak – (if you missed it on my instagram story go check it out on my highlights to see the apartment). I’ve linked this below, because it was super amazing and a great spot to stay – the photos really don’t do it justice. AND it was only £90 a night! So make sure to check it.

 

The Edge’

Instead of writing one big blog post to read through I’ve attempted to sum up my trip with some FAQ’s and then list my go-to places below. So lets get started…

When is the best time to visit Bali? The dry season is May through October. We went in May and the weather was absolutely perfect! June, July or August is Bali’s winter therefore it is ever so slightly cooler and dry. However during the other months Bali has morning or afternoon showers.

Is Bali cheap? Definitely! I managed to do my trip, including eating breakfast, lunch and dinner out every day for 8 days also visiting beach clubs and different parts of the island for all under £500.

What is the best location to stay in Bali?This mostly depends on your interests and what you want to do in Bali. Here are a few locations for different type of travelers.

Seminyak – relatively close to the airport, quite a touristic place, but still calmer and more authentic than Kuta. If you are interested in nightlife, shopping and good restaurants, this is a place to be.
Canggu– Located just above Seminyak, although close to each other they are completely different. It is famous for surfing, street art, legendary surf bar Old Man’s, rice paddies, cute cafes and sandbar parties.
Nusa Dua – If you are an all-inclusive type of traveler, in Nusa Dua you will find some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts on the island, as well as white sand beaches. Ideal for families and honeymooners.
Ubud– It is a cute little town located in the heart of Bali. Ubud is full of unique restaurants and a real paradise for vegetarians and vegans. Ubud is also a perfect location for exploring Bali’s northern part, rice terraces, waterfalls and volcanos.

 

Tegallalang Rice Fields

How is the food in Bali? This was something that I was worried about but I couldn’t have been anymore wrong. The food was incredible! You could literally have any type of food you were in the mood for – there was a restaurant for it. They have some unbelievable restaurants, which I have listed below, that were not only of a 5 star quality but also super cheap! For something that you would pay around £50 back home, you’d be about £20 in Bali. I’m sure you also would have seen the very aesthetic açai bowls that I ate every morning. Yup they tasted as good as they looked!

Whats the nightlife like  in Bali? Personally I wasn’t really into the nightlife in Bali, however if you like house music you’d love it. There is always special guest DJ’s at different clubs and is a great atmosphere.

 

W Hotel

Hope this helps in planning your perfect get away to Bali. Below I’ve listed everything you need to know. Any other questions feel free to give me a message and I’m sure I can help.

Like always, thanks for reading.

R x

 

Apartment
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Best area to stay
– Seminyak
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- W Hotel (beach/sunset)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Potato Head (beach club)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Mrs Sippy (pool bar)

Areas to visit
– Ubud (Jungle)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Jungle Fish (infinity pool bar)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Monkey Forrest
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Tegallalang Rice Fields
– Uluwatu (White sand beaches)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- The Edge (infinity pool)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Omnia (day club)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Sunday’s (beach)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- Karma Kandara (beach)

Places for breakfast (Seminyak)
Kynd Community
Cafe Organic
Sea Circus
Coffee Cartel

Places for dinner (Seminyak)
Fire @ W Hotel (best steak ever)
Aya Street (Peruvian)
Da Maria (Pizza spot)
Rayjin Teppanyaki Bar
Mama San (South East Asian food)
Bambu (must go to)
La Lucciola (for sunset)

 

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