Your Ultimate Bali Travel Bible

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Where wellness meets paradise,  Bali is the home of soft white sandy beaches, crystal azure waters, and is the ultimate go-to getaway destination to balance mind, body, and soul.

The Indonesian archipelago boasts wonders of lush green landscapes for hiking and exploring, rice paddies a plenty and its beaches provide a true surfer’s paradise. There are many reasons to visit Bali and we have made it even easier for you to plan your next trip.

What To Know Before You Go:

When To Travel

The best time to travel to Bali is during the dry season, April until October. For the best travel deals, consider taking your trip around September time.

Currency:  Indonesian rupiah.

Haggling:  Whatever the situation whether buying a bracelet on the beach from a lucky lucky man or when ordering a cab- try your luck every time with bargaining on the price.

Transport: Bali’s Uber is GO-JEK download before you go.

Where To Visit:

SEMINYAK:

Seminyak is a great base, providing all you need. From relaxation, to beach activities it has it all. (It is also not too far from Ubud if you just wanted to travel there for one day.)

Note: If you are a traveller, you will enjoy the night life of Kuta- just down the road from Seminyak and full of traveller type bars, however, stay far away if you do not want to mix with party-going backpackers.

Stay:

The Alila hotel is a haven, with its pool area overlooking the pristine beach and the Indian Ocean. Relax with a cocktail in hand taking in the breath-taking scenery and tropical breeze.

Eat: Potato Head Beach club is a fun day out. This hip restaurant turned beach club attracts many beautiful people who frequent its relaxing pool area and top DJ’s from around the world throwing the coolest parties.

Sunset: Watch romantic sunsets at the Sunset Roof Bar. The views are incredible.

UBUD: 

Ubud features in the famous movie Eat Pray Love, where Julia Roberts comes to Bali on her own personal journey of self-discovery. Ubud is your pit stop for all things adventure, wellness and rich Balinese culture. Expect scenic mountain vistas, flowing green valleys and awe-inspiring historic temples.

Stay:

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Furama Villas & Spa Ubud. This luxury retreat offers 24 villas nestled among the rice paddies with your own private luxurious pool. The wellness spa is ideal for pampering yourself.

Activities:

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  • Whitewater rafting is a must in Ubud. This exciting adventurous activity takes you down the rapids with incredible views of rice paddies surrounding the river.
  • A sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur is definitely one for the bucket list. One of the most picturesque things to do in Bali, if you don’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to go, you’ll be mesmerised by some of the island’s most spectacular views, as you witness sunrise from the peak of the mountain.
  • Monkey Forest is extremely fun if you aren’t afraid of wild monkeys. Just be careful of your belongings the monkeys are very cheeky.

Wellness:

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  • Yogis will delight in the incredible Yoga Barn- a haven for those wanting to connect in a mindful and peaceful space. The yoga classes here are top-notch, and after enjoy a bite to eat in its raw cafe full of healthy goodies, giving you the perfect place to cleanse and detox.

Eat: Do not go to Ubud without checking out Alchemy Cafe. This raw vegan cafe offers the healthiest dishes, smoothies, and mouth-watering desserts that will blow your mind.

CANGGU: 

The holy grail of surfing, this is the beach to come to if you want to ride the waves. The hipster town has many great eateries and bars and has a very laid-back vibe.

Stay: 

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Ametis Villas is a luxury resort, offering 14 different pools and a bar-lounge to while away your days in paradise.

Beaches:

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There are three main popular surf hotspots in Canggu. Echo Beach, Berawa Beach and Old Man’s/Batu Bolong Beach.

Bars:

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Finn’s Beach Club– for a relaxing ambience, wonderful views and delicious cocktails.

Pretty Poison– A melting pot of locals and travellers, this hipster bar serves cold beers, a chilled atmosphere and regular parties.

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