It’s been while since I’ve posted something or been traveling but I am back and just realise that I’ve never actually posted about my Bali trip.
Bali has been on my bucket list for a very long time. I’ve already planned to visit last year but with all the erupting volcanos I had to postpone the trip. For this trip I have chosen to travel with Singapore airlines since this was the quickest & most convenient option. It’s always a plus have long layover in Singapore and enjoy the city. Singapore airlines have absolutely best service out of all airliner I’ve flown so far.
Since I had only had two weeks to travel and only flights take whole day to get there from UK I had to plan wise how I will spend my time in Indonesia.
First couple of days I have made a decision to stay in Seminyak. Nice beach resort area with many luxury hotels and resorts. Sleek busy bars and beach clubs with busy sunset scenes line Seminyak beaches. Beaches are really wide and lots of surfers – really good surfing conditions. I was bit disappointed that the sand was grey.
I personally think that choosing a hotel with a great pool is a priority in Bali. I have stayed in Lloyd’s Inn – hidden oasis of architecture and nature. The location was really great and nice service. Very clean and modern. Apart from changing room 4 times due to noise from building site everything else was alright.
How to get around
Locals would say that best way to travel in Bali is to hire a scooter but since traffic is quite heavy I opted for Indonesian “Uber” called Grab. You can download it from App Store and pay by cash – no credit card required. Plus if you make friends with drivers they are happy to negotiate better price via WhatsApp.
From Seminyak it takes only one hour car drive to get to port in Kuta. From there you can buy tickets / day trips to another islands. I have been in touch with @nusapenidaluxury to organise our trip to Nusa Penida. Honestly best decision ever. Finally I have seen nice and empty streets, white sand beaches and crystal blue water. Nusa Penida is absolutely incredible island and if I could I would definitely stay longer. There was so much more to explore. I think it’s worth to spend some $$ and get a driver and guide. Plus you support locals as well.
Last part of the trip I have decided to stay in Ubud. The most cultured of all Balinese towns. I came to Ubud for relaxation. I have stayed in Pertiwi Bisma. They also offer retreat package where you practice yoga every morning and can enjoy 2 infinity pools with amazing jungle view.
The town is also where some of the worlds notable artisans have been working. Along the Main Street are dozens of art studios and galleries, along with an excellent local crafts market selling antiques, woodcarvings, textiles, paintings and jewellery.
I definitely recommend visit to a Ubud monkey forest , only a few minutes away from our hotel and Tegallalang rice terrace where you can spend less money for a traditional Bali swing. Tegenungan Waterfall was also very beautiful.