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It’s been over a month already that I got here again from Bali, however I nonetheless need to share my Bali favorites with you: locations to stay, places to visit & the best way to transfer. Though I’ve solely been there for 10 full days, I feel I managed to see quite a bit: all because I did a whole lot of research prematurely. So save yourself some time and just use my information and I’m positive you’ll depart Bali glad!

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“The absolute highlight was the infinity pool overlooking a rice terrace!”

Ubud: We determined to start out our journey in Ubud, the religious middle of Bali. Most ‘tourist attractions’ are situated across the Ubud space, so just remember to have enough time to discover this area. We booked three nights at the lovely and quite new Calma Ubud suite & villas, however I recommend you to remain there for at the very least four nights though. Particularly once you keep at a gorgeous place like this and need to be able to enjoy the residence as nicely. I might have beloved to spend one entire day at our residence, however there was just a lot to see that we couldn’t. We did enjoy the mornings and evenings at the Calma Ubud to the fullest though. There was a lot to like concerning the Calma Ubud, however the absolute highlight was the round infinity pool overlooking a rice terrace. That view was just insane (and very Instagrammable)! Behind the pool is a small-scale widespread eating/breakfast space; which is set-up virtually like a front room. The entire thing simply felt so ‘homey’, which is not only because of the cosy inside, but in addition because of the individuals. The employees is super friendly they usually acknowledge all of their visitors. Although we only stayed right here for a number of days, I actually felt like I bonded with them. We stayed at a Superior Plus Room, which contains a pleasant outdoors rain shower. Identical to the widespread area the room also feels very homey with an ideal mix of recent and traditional furniture. Undoubtedly take a look at my first Bali vlog for a room tour!


“Everybody going to Bali should book a private pool villa for a few days.”

Canggu: For the second part of our journey I figured I needed to either keep at the fashionable Seminyak or hipster Canggu space. We ultimately determined to go for the latter, since I found an INCREDIBLE place to remain: The Bali Dream Villa Resort Echo seashore. We booked a personal pool villa, which was such a fantastic concept! I actually assume that everyone going to Bali ought to ebook a personal pool villa for a couple of days; it’s such an awesome expertise. I need to admit that we didn’t depart the villa lots, since we needed to take pleasure in it to the fullest, however the few occasions we did depart the residence we really had a blast! We took the free shuttle automotive to the very laid-back Echo seashore to see the sundown and in addition went buying in Canggu by taking another free shuttle automotive from the resort. Undoubtedly ensure to pay a visit to this retailer referred to as Love Anchor, the place they sell beautiful swimsuits and bikinis for a good worth. We also went to Seminyak once we stayed in Canggu, which is just a 30 minute taxi drive away. Take a look at my second Bali vlog to see more of what we have been as much as during our keep in Canggu space!


“At Uluwatu you’ll find idyllic beaches surrounded by cliffs.”

Uluwatu: Okay, so we didn’t truly keep in Uluwatu, however I’m 100% positive we’ll next time. For the third and last part of our trip we stayed at Novotel in Nusa Dua, but that wasn’t really my factor. We ended up staying at Nusa Dua as a result of the web informed me that the most effective seashores could be found over there, however I personally choose the Uluwatu beaches. The Nusa Dua seashores are good with mild blond sand and vibrant blue water, however barely boring. Alongside the seashore you discover tons of massive American type luxurious resorts, which to me feels a bit synthetic. I’d a lot slightly go to a seashore surrounded by rock and cliffs; those you find in Uluwatu. Since Nusa Dua was a little bit of a bummer to us, we decided to ebook a personal driver for a day and visited several beaches in Uluwatu. I instantly felt in love with the surroundings and the overall vibe. Not only have been the seashores more idyllic, Uluwatu also felt more alive and applicable for our age. Nusa Dua could be very family orientated and in Uluwatu we saw much more younger couples like us. You’ll additionally find many enjoyable seashore golf equipment in Uluwatu, like Single Fin. I didn’t spot one single enjoyable seashore membership in Nusa Dua. So I can’t actually advocate a certain place to remain in Uluwatu, but I actually advise you to look into it!

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– Ubud market: You possibly can’t go to Ubud with out paying a go to to the Ubud market, where you discover probably the most lovely dream cratchers, rotan luggage, jewelry and sarongs for a very good worth relying your negotiation expertise. Simply needless to say their first supply can be a ridiculous one and that it is best to purpose to pay a few third of that. If they don’t need to go decrease, simply walk away and in 99% of the instances they’ll call you back and agree with what you provided anyway. Although the Ubud market is a variety of enjoyable, you only need two hours max. It’s not that huge they usually sell a lot of the identical stuff.
– Bali Swing in Bongkasa: Do you need to take probably the most epic Instagram photograph ever? Then you definitely may need to visit the Bali Swing in Bongkasa. There are three totally different swings: a newbie swing, the ‘Instagram’ swing the place you’re secured by only a rope round your waist and the high swing where you need to put on an unsightly harness. The employees could be very friendly. Because it’s all about that good Instagram image, they’ll ask your photographer (my boyfriend in my case) if he obtained the shot earlier than they stop you. Next to a fun picture, swinging above the jungle can also be fairly a thrill. For 35 dollars per individual you get limitless use of the swings and may take pleasure in a Balinese buffet. We had fairly a decent schedule although, so we didn’t get something to eat and solely swinged twice (the Instagram swing and the high swing). Oh nicely, the photograph was value it!
– Bali Pulina Luwak espresso plantation: You’ll be able to’t depart Bali with out getting a taste of the actual Luwak espresso: espresso made from beans which might be eaten and shitted out by a cute animal referred to as a Luwak. At this place you’ll get a tour of how the espresso is being made and also you get provided about 20 totally different teas and coffees to style totally free, but you’re anticipated to purchase something on the present store in the long run. The prices aren’t outrageous, so I was totally superb with this: we purchased a small package deal of Luwak espresso and tea that tastes like cookies. However what I’d even appreciated most about this plantation was the view over the jungle. They usually even had a swing! We went right here after going to the Bali Swing, but when I had recognized this before I might have in all probability skipped the official Bali Swing and just took my epic picture right here.
– Tegalalang rice fields: Very touristy, however it’s undoubtedly well worth the go to! The views are really superb. Plus the rice area is so huge that you simply gained’t even be bothered by the quantity of individuals there. I even took pictures on which it seems like I used to be the one individual there; that’s how spacious it is.

” Swinging above the jungle is sort of a thrill!”

– Pura Tirta Empul temple: Another very touristy one, but I wouldn’t need to have missed out on this one. Bali has a lot of temples, however what makes this one special are the 13 fountains to cleanse your soul. Although it was fairly busy I actually favored the expertise.
– Tegenungan waterfall: Although this isn’t probably the most spectacular waterfall in Bali, it is a very accessible one. Probably the most lovely waterfalls may be present in Northern Bali, but this one is in the Ubud space and subsequently very straightforward to mix with other activities. I took a very cool photograph dangling my ft off a cliff in entrance of the waterfall. To entry this cliff it’s a must to pay, nevertheless it wasn’t lots (I forgot the exact worth) and well worth the shot.
– Echo seashore: The seashore itself isn’t very special, because the sand is black-ish and the water isn’t very clear, however it’s the chilliness vibe that makes this seashore so good: bean luggage, surf dudes and completely happy canine operating around. Vincent and I have been there to see the sunset, which was a tremendous expertise!
– Finns seashore club: to be utterly trustworthy I never visited the well-known Finns seashore membership, however I actually remorse we didn’t. We simply needed to take pleasure in our personal pool villa to the max, but I do feel like we missed out on something good by not going to Finns. Next time we undoubtedly will!
– Tanah Lot: I also didn’t go to this one, however it’s alleged to be probably the most lovely temples of Bali and searching at the footage I can totally see why.
– Pantai Gunung Payung (secret seashore): This lovely seashore isn’t very straightforward to entry (you need to climb a variety of stairs), however it’s undoubtedly value it. Because it’s not straightforward to acces, there aren’t a lot of individuals which is nice!
– Blue Level seashore: With all it’s rocks and cliffs this is probably the most beautiful seashore I’ve seen in Bali, but unfortunately it additionally was fairly a busy one. I wouldn’t need to have missed out on this one although!

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Bluebird taxi: If you want to get a taxi, make certain to get a Bluebird taxi if attainable. You don’t need to be afraid that you simply pay an excessive amount of, which often is the case with other taxis. They may either inform you that the meter doesn’t work or the meter goes very fast. You may as well download the Bluebird app, which works identical to Uber. In some areas, like Canggu, Bluebird taxis are banned although and you may unfortunately solely use the local and slightly costlier taxi service.

Personal driver: I’d advise every one in Bali to get a personal driver for a minimum of someday to get you round all touristy points of interest. We booked a personal driver for half a day at our lodge in Ubud for about 20 euros (fuel included) and he drove us to all points of interest across the Ubud area. Some tourists favor hiring a scooter, but the since visitors in Bali may be quite mad I wouldn’t need to do this. Plus the scooters in Bali are so heavy that you simply truly have to have a motor driving license to drive one. The hiring firm wouldn’t make an enormous fuzz out of this although, however you’ll be able to have an issue together with your insurance for those who get into an accident.

“You can download the Bluebird app, which works just like Uber.”

In order that’s my Information for 10 days in South Bali. I had such a fun time in Bali and hopefully you will as properly! In case you have any ideas your self, please share them within the comments under!