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Alcohol in Bali is not expensive, but it’s not cheap either. The problem though is, that the hard liquor served at night clubs is quite evidently diluted. Having said that, if you like to have a couple of drinks in your room before you leave for a night of partying, one can’t buy a bottle of hard liquor off the shelf in 7-Elevens of Bali and most liquor shops are located in bylanes and are quite hard to find. As far as the Duty Free shops at Bali airport are concerned, they are quite expensive than any Indian Duty Free and if you’re flying through Singapore or Malaysia, it’s even cheaper there.3) Fly by Tiger Air or AirAsiaTiger Air flights from India halt at Changi Airport, Singapore and thus makes it at obvious first-choice for a long stopover. Changi is one of the best airports in the world with amenities like wonderful theme rooms, a movie theatre and even a PlayStation section which are all available for free to all passengers. AirAsia halts at Kuala Lumpur but both of these airlines are cheap and completely reliable and that only means having more money to spend at Bali. P.S. Just remember to carry an empty bottle and fill drinking water after security because they won’t serve anything for free.4) Stay at a HostelIf you find the right hostel, it can easily elevate your overall experience. Staying at a hostel is cheap and one can find many other like minded people to socialise and have fun with.5) Gili TWhen in Bali, one should really consider going to Gili T, which is easily accessible from Bali via a ferry or speed boat. The number of days you spend here completely depends on your total duration in Bali but I’d definitely recommend staying for at least one night. The island, where no motored vehicles are allowed, is one of the best escape spots I’ve ever seen. The clear blue waters, the occasional dolphin spotting, the bike rides on the beach, the crazy night parties, the amazing beach restaurants, the night food market, the snorkeling with the fishermen or the Jiggy’s Boat Party there’s hardly a dull moment here. Well to sum it up, I’d say, this is a must-visit but one must remember to pack light as you may have to carry your luggage all the way from the pier to your hotel as the horse carts are a little overpriced.6) If you haven't ever Scuba Dived, this is the place to beginBali and the adjoining Gili Islands are filled with beautiful diving spots and some of them are even the best rated in the world. It’s cheap, it’s easy to find and thus this is absolutely the perfect place to try diving for the first time. And it’s something that everyone should definitely try at least once in their life. The easiest and also most commercialised location would be Nusa Dua for all water sports but I’d strongly recommend to get it a miss and to head to absolutely any other location that is most convenient.7) Kuta LegianOne would read all about Kuta Legian being the most happening place at night in Bali. It actually is if one intends to score a new one night stand every night, but there is nothing more to it. If you’d rather explore other places (and not be bothered by pimps and peddlers), my advice would be to not spend more than one night here. The place has no more than 6-8 good night clubs, all of which can be covered in one night alone if wanted.8) SeminyakHaving complained about Kuta, this is my alternative. Seminyak may be a little expensive with all its swanky clubs and exotic restaurants but offer better experiences in general. Shopping can be a little more expensive here but one can always go to Kuta for that. To conclude, one is better off staying in one of the hotels here for a longer trip.9) Ayana's Rock Bar, Potato Head Club, Ku De Ta & othersThere are tons of sea-facing high-end clubs in Bali that one would read about on the internet. All the reviews seem pretty awesome and so are the places. The only problem is, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen all of them. Not taking any credit out of any of these places, they all have good food, great ambiance, great service but are all expensive and they all look the same. If you’re on a short trip to Bali, going to one such place is a good experience but, don’t bother spending your time and money trying to cover all.10) JimbaranIf you ask any local in Bali where to find the best seafood, they’ll immediately recommend the long line of sea-facing shacks at Jimbaran but all these restaurants have the same menu, same theme and same seating and the meals they serve are hardly close to being the best. Jimbaran can be excluded from one’s bucket list and there are tons of other good seafood restaurants on Zomato.
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After spending some time around the statues, we moved to the next point to watch turtles which was near Gili Trawangan. The guys on the boat spotted turtles for us and we swam towards them to get a closer look which was quite some effort. We swam beside the turtles for a while before heading back to the boat. Once back on the boat, we started moving towards the harbor and got off there. Post that we went to the hostel and freshened up as we had to catch the boat to Nusa Lembongan at 12 PM. We got to the harbor by 11:50 AM, visited the Eka Jaya office which is right across the street and got our boarding passes. The boat arrived at 12:30 PM and we were on our way to the other islands on our list.
Since we were a part of the party, we were entitled to a free shot at Jiggy Bar which we obviously utilized. In order to find dinner, we started wandering around on the streets and came across many street vendors selling local food including Chicken Satay and Nasi Goreng. We enjoyed most of these delicacies and started scouting for potential boats to take us to the famous spots the next day. A few enquiries later we settled for IDR 600,000 for a boat to take us around. Post that we headed to the beach which had chairs set up by restaurants which were closed for the day. We lay there staring at the night sky, enjoying the stars. After spending quite a while stargazing, we walked back to the hostel which had gotten silent by then as it was 1 AM. On arriving there, we again felt the need to eat and left for Le Petite Gili which is open 24X7. Having heard a lot about the restaurant, we had high hopes and were blown away by the food. Having filled our stomachs we started walking back to the hostel and found a crepe vendor by the street and stopped by for a crepe which again was finger licking good. Finally after a short 10 minute walk, we got back to the hostel and passed out since we had things planned for the next day.