Eat Travel Dive in Bali and Gili Islands

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18th Aug 2017
Photo of Eat Travel Dive in Bali and Gili Islands by Monika Jhamnani
Day 1

The hotel is centrally located in Legian Street.On one side there is Seminyak beach area,while on the other, Kuta,crazy nightlife hub.. Amazing energy in Kuta!!!

Fun fact: A 360° reverse bungee jumping ride named 5GX, is in the middle of the street where all pubs are situated! A must try for all the brave hearted!

Food: Nasi Goreng is the famous Balinese rice dish. Basically Balinese fried rice. Also you can find many Indian restaurants in Bali.

Ibis Hotel Reception

Photo of Ibis Bali Legian Street, Jalan Legian, Legian, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Seminyak beach

Photo of Ibis Bali Legian Street, Jalan Legian, Legian, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
Day 2

Its a paradise for all the water babies. So many water sports.You name it..they have it.. Parasailing,Flying Fish and so on..

You can have lunch @ Queens of India restaurant, complete with Bollywood songs in the background and Indian news channel on TV!

A cab ride of 4 hours and we reach the Uluwatu temple.Sunsets are best witnessed here. It's a beautiful location with never ending Indian Ocean.

Safety tip: Beware of all the monkeys snatching anything and everything.

View from Uluwatu temple

Photo of Nusa Dua Beach, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
Day 3

Hop on a ferry an hour away and you reach the Gili Islands.

The stunning Gili Islands consist of three islands- Trawangan,Air and Meno.
Gili Trawangan- The party island.
Gili Air- The sleepy island.
Meno- Quaint island for the couples.

Conveyance:
Cycles and horse ride tonga for traveling within the island.For island hopping, ferries are easily available every 2-3 hours at a cheap rate.

The islands are fairly small,so you can easily walk around.

Photography:
Plenty of spots for all your #nofilter insta pictures.The swings in the water can be easily found in front of all the hotels and cafes.

Shopping:
Also you shopaholics, no need to worry.Shop till u drop at the local markets in all the islands.

Scuba diving:
If you're not hydrophobic,you have to,have to try Scuba Diving!! Its awesome in such pristine blue water.

Gili Trawangan

Photo of Gili Islands, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

The famous insta spot

Photo of Gili Islands, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Gili Islands @ Google Maps

Photo of Gili Islands, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Scuba diving

Photo of Gili Islands, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
Day 4

You can explore the nearby islands easily with a ferry or a speed boat.

Gili Air is a relatively quiet island,but as beautiful as the others. Just grab a juice or cocktail and bask in the beauty of this island.

Hotel at Gili Air

Photo of Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Beach

Photo of Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Insta spot @ Gili Air

Photo of Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Quotes

Photo of Gili Air, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
Day 5

You can reach Ubud from Gili Islands in around 2 hours via a fast boat.

It's the shooting location of the movie,Eat Pray Love! Its a lovely green city,much preserving the soul of Bali. Stayed at Nick's Pension Hotel.

Ubud Palace is an ancient temple filled with beautiful statues . There are some water outlets where the men can take a bath to purify their soul..If only :)

Everyone is required to wear a sarong to cover their legs. Available for free at the entrance and you need to return it during exit.

Gili air entry

Photo of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Ubud Palace

Photo of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Nick's Pension Hotel Entry

Photo of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Pool

Photo of Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
Day 6

Its an ancient temple  where the Balinese used to worship monkeys. Well now its a forest with hell lot of monkeys. You have to be very very careful with your stuff. I witnessed a monkey pull a girl's harem pants,for snatching some food item in her hand!

If you're daring enough,you can also feed monkeys with corn or bananas,with the help of a forest guide.

You can skip this forest and shop around the adjoining local market full of paintings, dreamcatchers, crochet stuff and so on.

You can have delicious food at an Indian restaurant named Ganesha,at a walking distance from the Monkey forest.

Tanah Lot temple is just an hour ride from Ubud.You should not miss its spectacular sunset.

Monkey forest

Photo of Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Sunset @ Tanah Lot temple

Photo of Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani

Tanah Lot temple

Photo of Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Monika Jhamnani
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