Bali has it all - beach bars to impressive waterfalls, adjacent to luscious paddy fields, ancient temples to volcanoes, and tropical islands to world-famous surf spots.
Going to Bali feels like going on a never-ending adventure. There is so much to see and experience on this magnificent island paradise that even a month is less to explore! The best time to visit Bali is between April & September. Avoid the monsoon period which falls between November & March. For cheap flight tickets, book 2-3 months in advance. Our tickets cost us around 35k INR.
Bali is an incredible destination for all kinds of travelers. Whether you’re a solo female traveler or a group of friends/family. So for those of you who think that Bali is only for honeymooners, it's time to throw that notion out of the window!
Things you should know before visiting Bali-
1. Visa - You can get your visa on arrival
2. Language - The main languages spoken in Bali are Indonesian and Balinese but people do understand and speak English a little
3. Currency - The most acceptable currency is the Indonesian Rupiah but some places like big cafes and hotels do accept dollars.
4. Credit Cards and ATMs - There are plenty of ATMs in Bali’s main cities. As long as you’re not eating at local ‘warung’ restaurants, you can pay with your credit card, but cash is preferred. VISA and Mastercard are preferred.
6-day detailed itinerary of Bali
2 Days - Kuta/Seminyak
2 Days - Ubud
2 Days - Nusa Penida
As soon as you reach Ngurah Rai International Airport, get your Visa from Immigration. It will cost 35$ (2783 INR). It is advisable to buy travel insurance and download the app PeduliLindungi (It's like India's Aarogya Setu app) before landing in Bali.
You can take the Pre-paid airport taxi to reach your hotel. Their charges are sensible than the random Taxiwalas. Hotels and Airbnb are easy to find in Kuta and Seminyak. We booked Eden Hotel in Kuta (booking.com), a very decent hotel with a pool and all the basic amenities at a perfect location. (near to popular bars and clubs). Take a rest after a long flight and enjoy your evening either by exploring the streets of Kuta or going to the nearest beach.
Time to explore South Bali. The best way to explore Bali is by bike. Rent a motorbike and it will cost you around 70k-100k IDR a day (400-500 INR). But if you are not a confident rider then download the app Gojek and order a bike/cab to travel. It's cheaper than taking other cabs. Don't get your currency exchanged at the airport because their charges are very high. You can easily find money exchanger shops in the city. We got it exchanged at BNI bank, their conversion charges are less than any other local shops. Now we are all set so let's start...
- Nyang Nyang Beach - It is the cleanest, most beautiful, remote, and secluded white sand beach on the southernmost coast of Bali.
- Karang Boma Cliff - This is just around the corner from Nyang Nyang Beach, it's not a popular place but a good sunset spot. The view from the cliff is breathtaking.
- Uluwatu temple - It is a Balinese Hindu sea temple located in Uluwatu. It is most famous tourist sights because of its impressive cliffs, sunset views, and traditional Balinese ‘Kecak’ fire dance. The entrance fee to the temple is 50k IDR (268 INR) and 10k IDR (54 INR) for parking. Spend the evening at Uluwatu watching the Kecak dance which starts from 6 pm to 7 pm
- Suluban Beach - It is a real exotic beach known as a surfer's paradise. If you are a sunset lover then stay here to witness beautiful and mesmerizing sunset. You need to pay 5k IDR (27 INR) for the parking.
- Motel Mexicola - After a tiring day's excursion head towards Motel Mexicola to party and chill. It is one of the best party places you can find in Kuta which stays open till 1 am.