Bali is big , huge and has too many things to see and do in 8 days. But as i say less time is still better than no time. 8 days in Bali definitely will give you a taste of this heaven , while keeping you thirsty to return and experience it even more in its entirety. When I was planning my trip to Bali , there was no shortage of information on the internet. My main struggle was to pick the best , cover it all and make the best of my time. I mean we all want to utilize our time and money to the fullest. Don't we? For most part I found life in Bali incredibly modest. The cost of living is outrageously low - making it true luxury destination for many tourists. Bali is filled with ornate temples, adorable bungalow homes, and trust me it is much more than a beach destination. Active volcanoes , mountains , waterfalls , rice fields - Bali has everything. And it all waits for you to explore as long as you can endure the travel time to get there.
Where to stay in Bali :
Not that Bali is short of villas or luxury hotels , it is still very important that you pick your place to stay very carefully. You might be thinking why ????? To start with , Bali has an insane traffic. Trust me in evening hours ( 4- 6pm) the rush on the road is maddening. If you are not staying at right place , you might not reach your point of interest to enjoy that sunset in time . Yes it did happen with me not once but several times. SO here is the list of places where you can stay as per your choice of activity :
Seminayak : Known as the style mecca of Bali with hip restaurants, upscale shopping, and premier resorts, Seminyak offers a reserved yet refined island experience. This town of Bali is all about restaurants and upscale restaurants. So if you want to enjoy some good food and relax with some of the best massages , this is the place to be in . POtato head , Ku De Ta and La Plancha are some of the beaches that you can enjoy by being in this area.
Kuta : Kuta is known for its exceptional nightlife and backpacker culture. If you go to bed early this may not be place the for you. For people who love to surf by day, and just party and drink by the beach with friends by night, Kuta is the place to be. SO unless you are into surfing and want to spend time chasing the waves , Kuta might not be the place if you are seeking solace.