Bali is the Island of the Gods and this is not a euphemism. Not a single day passes without a ceremony here or there. Each intersection, each house, each rice field, each car, each temple is adorned with one or more offerings to attract the good graces of the Gods. But Bali is also the little pearl of Indonesia with its beautiful beaches, rice terraces, volcanoes and people so smiling. Going to Bali is a concentrate of happiness in a short tour of a small island with a big heart.
Bali is part of the small islands of Sunda. It is located between the islands of Java and Lombok, on the bow formed by Indonesia. It enjoys a tropical climate with constant heat all year round and rains abundantly between November and March. During the days spent on this small island, we were able to discover all the diversity that Bali can offer to its visitors. Here is a summary of this trip around the enchanting Bali.
Day 1: Tanjung Benoa
At 3.30 pm we land in Bali. That's it, we are there! First of all, we get the visa on arrival from the authorities in cash obviously. Then begins the negotiation with the taxis at the exit of the airport. The further we go, the lower is the price. In a few meters, it became half! So it's worth it to negotiate a bit.
So we got into our beautiful blue taxi towards the hotel in Tanjung Benoa, on the Bukit Peninsula. After half an hour drive, here we go! We collect the keys to our room, which is located next to the garden. The hotel is divided into a beach side with some of the rooms, large swimming pool and the dining room.
In the garden side is the other half of the rooms and swimming pools. We cross the road with the help of a policeman to be in the garden part of the hotel. The room is worthy with ultra comfortable bed, very well equipped with TV, kettle, safe and self-service drinking water.
We take advantage of the last hours of sunshine to end the day by the pool with a pina colada cocktail in hand. Luckily, we were right in Happy Hour between 5pm to 7pm, so we only pay for one of them. At 18:30, tired and torn by hunger, we decide to go eat. Of course, there is a restaurant at the hotel but the price is quite high.
So we prefer to go to one of the restaurants along the road. We set our sights on the one with a menu of soup, rice and fruits). We had a good meal and not expensive at all! At 8 pm, exhausted we go to bed early.