A trip to Bali Island is the plan, great choice, if you ask me! This gorgeous little island has got more than enough to offer for an amazing holiday. Not only is Bali home to the most beautiful beaches, endless emerald rice paddies and buzzing towns as well as charming little fishermen’s villages, the island’s diversity is second to none with holy volcanoes, dramatic river valleys, rainforests, lakes, temples and the enchanting Balinese Hindu culture. I think it is safe to say that Bali has got something for everyone. Whether you are a couple in love, a family with kids or a group of friends, there are tons of things to see and do and so many interesting and fun places to visit – It is a heavenly playground for all! Wildlife below and above the surface, temples, beaches and beach clubs, streaming rivers to go wild water rafting, towns to go shop, wine and dine, coffee plantations, cycling routes through the rice fields. The list is endless, let’s take a closer look at what you need for a most memorable stay on ‘the island of the Gods’;
On your way: booking your tickets
The first thing needed to be done is to book your flight tickets but where to find the best deals? Prices may vary a lot! For me, the easiest way to find the best flight deals is by comparing all airlines and flights on skyscanner.com. On this particular website you get the complete overview of all flights leaving to Bali all year ‘round and you can easily track down the cheapest rates per month. It can also be cost effective to buy tickets directly from the airline, just keep an eye out for those promo’s or ticket fares.
Finding suitable accommodation
Accommodation is plentiful in Bali, ranging from the simplest homestays to the most amazing luxury resorts and private villas. For digital nomads and backpackers, you can check for the cheapest deals on booking.com or airbnb and once settled on the island, you can bargain an even better rate directly with the owner. For honeymooners and holidayers staying for a week or two, your time on the island should be hassle-free so you can make the most out of every minute! Your holiday should be all about relaxation, new experiences, tasting the island’s flavors and soaking up the exotic ambience of Bali. To do this, you better you have everything arranged up front and to make sure not to get disappointed – as we all know photos can be deceiving – I recommend getting the help of an experienced travel company who will do the job for you. Not just any company, but a company that knows Bali and is preferably based on the island. They should have a mountain of outstanding reviews and it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg! A travel agency I would recommend is The Seven Holiday. This Bali-based travel company has got endless great reviews and they have selected the most amazing stays at the best rates, ranging from cliff-edge villas and boutique hotels to thematic bungalows and tents. On top of that, they also offer unique island experiences and activities. In fact, they can tailor-make a holiday package for you, customized to your personal needs and wishes. Have a look at their honeymoon packages https://7.holiday/bali-honeymoon-packages to get ideas.
Where to stay?
Where to stay on the island of Bali depends on what kind of holiday you are after. Seminyak is the most fashionable beach town of Bali, celebrated for its beach clubs, trendy coffee bars and dining venues, sexclusive pas and shopping boutiques. Nusa Dua has got the most beautiful luxury resorts and white sand beaches and Ubud is the cultural hub of the island surrounded by nature and cultural hot spots. This cultural town is also the place to be for health food, yoga and spirituality. Canggu is the newest hip and happening beach town where you can go surfing, practice yoga and meet like-minded travelers. For sleepy Balinese villages where you can go snorkeling, diving and surround yourself in the breathtaking unspoiled nature of Bali, head to the north or the east to towns like Lovina, Amed and Candidasa.
Travel plans & getting around
For getting around to nearby restaurants, shops or supermarkets, you can rent a motorbike to drive there yourself or hop on a Go-Jek motorbike taxi to get you there cheap and quickly. For traveling longer distances or going on daytrips, I would recommend getting a private car and driver. Travel companies like The Seven Holiday are experienced in setting out interesting routes across the island, allowing you to get the best of the best and making the most out of your day trip. By booking with a reliable agency like them, you can also be sure of a good, experienced driver who speaks English and professional guides who love to share ther knowledge of the island and their culture with you. Whether you want to go on a sightseeing tour across Bali or on a sea tour, both are possible. The Seven Holiday also offers unique experiences such as visiting local healers and farmers or enjoying a picnic on a hidden cliff – great for honeymooners.
Where to eat
Bali is paradise for food lovers as well. From the most amazing high-end dining venues with extraordinary locations and the best food to great street food stalls and night markets. You will never be hungry in Bali as there is food everywhere! Yes, go dine at those 5-star restaurants in Seminyak, Nusa Dua and Ubud but also try out the local ‘nasi campur’ at simple warungs – you will be surprised by the thrilling mix of flavors. The food will most certainly be something you will miss once you are back home.
There are many things to do in Bali but one top activity you shouldn’t miss out on is surfing. The long, straight golden coastline that runs from the airport of Bali to Kuta and all the way to the end of Seminyak is perfect for beginners. With a surfing instructor, you can be standing on your board in no time. Advanced surfers will get their kicks in Uluwatu or in Nusa Lembongan with challenging waves and reefs. Surfing is a must-try activity during your stay in Bali!
Let your Bali adventure start today. We would love to hear all about your island experiences!