Bali is a paradise waiting to be explored. The Island of Gods offers stunning beaches, exhilarating adventure activities like surfing and scuba-diving, rich culture and diverse topography that is beyond beautiful. So there was no reason for us to not pick Bali. However, there was one thing both of us were quite sure of, we didn't want to stay in one of the over-priced resorts on the island.
We were going to celebrate our anniversary and our first priority was privacy, which we knew we were not likely to get in a resort. Therefore, we went to our favourite travel website – Airbnb. We have both been regular users of Airbnb and always loved how booking a homestay on this website ensures that we have our own personal space, even in the most touristy destinations on the planet. Some of our friends did question our choice, saying that resorts are more comfortable and cheaper but we were not convinced. We wanted to book an Airbnb in Bali and the reasons were simple.
We wanted privacy, not overcrowded beaches!
The problem with hotel chains and overpriced resorts being affordable is that they are always crowded. We were going away to celebrate in privacy and spend time with each other, and didn't wish to do it in the company of 100 other guests. So we opened Airbnb and started browsing.