Bali is an island that offers you all the travel experiences you could ask for - mountains, volcanoes, lakes, rice fields, plantations, handicrafts, ports, seas, sandy beaches, rocky beaches, cliffs, temples, beach clubs, party towns, water activities, dolphin spotting and much more.....all this engulfed with rich culture, tradition and most importantly, delicious, lip-smacking food
We were planning for a UK trip, when suddenly, one of our friends posted about her trip to Bali and that got us hooked on. We quickly researched about the place and the more we got to learn the more interested we were. Finally, flights and resorts were booked and we were excited to travel to this pretty place called Bali.
Few tips before you travel:
1. If you are going to Bali for the first time, I would recommend no less than a week because it has much more to offer than just beaches
2. If you are looking for cheaper stay options and to party - recommend to stay in Seminyak/ Kuta. If you are looking for a serene, calm neighbourhood to relax, recommend to stay in Nusa Dua where you would find all the resorts with their private beaches. However, do find sometime to spend in Ubud irrespective of your schedule, it's the central part of Bali and is extremely green with lush rice fields. Sanur is a more sleepier option with good and reasonable hotels.
3. If you plan to do the Mt. Batur trek, make sure you are fit for trekking
4. Some of the clubs have a dress code and beach wear does not always make the cut. If you are unsure, it's always a good idea to call and check
5. Some religious places require you to cover yourself - please be considerate and follow the rules
6. July-August is the peak season and is the dry season. It's not as warm and definitely does not rain during that time. Be careful during Oct-feb because that's the wet season