Bali, well known to entertain honeymoon couples, is an island apt for travel with your partner. Having said that, the beaches here attract a large number of surfers from across the globe. It also seems like a mecca to many divers. The locals are extraordinarily artistic; hence paintings & sculptures are displayed & sold at every corner of the street. It is definitely a place to be laidback and enjoy the serenity.
Choosing comfort over price – Hotels/ Resorts
Agung Raka Resort & Villa:
Located in Ubud and 15 minutes away from the monkey forest & the central market. We stayed in one of their private villas facing the beautiful paddy fields. The duplex villa has a wooden portico and the bedroom had a cozy romantic feel to it. The street leading to the resort has several restaurants serving authentic Balinese food. The villa costs between 35 – 40$ a night inclusive of breakfast.
Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, Seminyak
A boutique hotel of international business standards, the rooms are comfortable and worth the price. The rooms cost up to 35$ a night inclusive of breakfast.
The Jineng Villa Seminyak
This luxurious villa has a private pool, a large bedroom, a Jacuzzi, a foyer and a massive living room with a cozy dining area. The staff is friendly and services provided are worth the price. Facilities include pick & drop to the city center any time of the day, and choice of breakfast from a wide variety of dishes which was served at our convenience in the private villa. The villa costs 200$ a night inclusive of breakfast.
Grand Barong Resort
Amidst the busy streets of Kuta, 10 minutes away from the beach and 5 minutes from the party hub. The hotel pool is beautiful and accommodates a large number of people. But I was slightly disappointed by the room décor, washroom space and narrow corridors. In comparison to the first 2 hotels Grand Barong was not worth the price. Rooms cost 50$ a night inclusive of breakfast.
Experience Bali’s best
- Sunset at Tanah Lot
- Feeding the monkeys at Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Ride a bike through the Seminyak village
- Rice terrace trekking in Ubud
- Coffee tasting at spice garden in Ubud
- Lunching at Mount Batur, Kintamani
- Unwind in the shacks at Kuta beach
- Relaxing Balinese Massage
- Relish on BBQ pork ribs at Potato Head, Kuta
- Delight your taste buds with arak (local Balinese alcohol)
Indulging in Balinese cuisine
Rice is a major component of Balinese food hence, rice noodles & other rice dishes are part of their breakfast. Pork & seafood are equally famous and available around Bali. Multiple home grown spices are used in cooking, ergo the food is aromatic & flavorful.
Coffee lovers can try Luwak coffee also known as catpoochino, which is of robust flavor.