Last year, I decided to go on a Bali trip with my wife, and guess what? It was such a nice experience to be there, so I thought why not share it with you all? With so many activities available, visiting this stunning spot is like embarking on an endless journey! It’s understandable why Bali is a well-liked travel destination for many people. There is so much to see and do on this gorgeous island paradise, from its never-ending idyllic beaches to its alluring spiritual aura. There are swings, terraced rice fields, and spectacular sunsets! Learn to surf, practice yoga, meditate, go hiking, eat excellent food, or take part in exciting nightlife. Tourism booms in some areas of Bali, where there are clusters of fashionable bars, vegan eateries, and Instagrammable cafes. In this post, I will discuss all of the places I have been to while I was there. But let’s discuss how one may reach Bali.
How to reach Bali:
The fastest way to go to Bali from any country is by air. Numerous international flights have direct connections to Bali as well as indirect connections through Jakarta. AirAsia, Qatar Airways, and KLM are the most common bookable flight with landings there.
Best time to visit Bali:
The dry season is the ideal time to travel to Bali. You won’t have to worry about rain interrupting any outside activities from May through October, and the summer humidity levels are minimal. The only drawback is that it’s the busiest time of year to travel. During this time, flights are more expensive, and you’ll need to reserve your top pick of the hotel early. Alternatively, visit Bali between November and April if you don’t mind the brief downpours. There are still a ton of things to do, and it’s the most affordable time to travel!
Tips for Bali:
- Your passport must be six months old when you arrive! Bali won’t let you enter if you don’t comply with this rule.
- There are still dorm rooms and homestays available for only $15–20 USD each night. However, always double-check or make advance hotel bookings to secure a room.
- Most restaurants charge between $3 and $7 for a reasonable dinner. For as little as US$1.50, you can eat a balanced, freshly prepared meal in a Warung or on the street.
- Ubud and Canggu are the two main centers for vegetarian and healthy eating options. Give the detox smoothies a try.
- In the monkey jungle or at temples, avoid grinning at the monkeys because doing so denotes aggression.
Places I visited in Bali:
Mount Batur Trekking
Mount Batur is an active volcano in Indonesia and people recognize it as “Gunung Batur” in their native tongue. At 1717 meters (about 5,600 feet) above sea level, it provides a breathtaking perspective of its surroundings, which include the magnificent Lake Batur. It is surrounded by black lava from the most recent explosion in 2000 and stunning mountains on either side. To see the dawn, we begin the hike at three in the morning. Yes, it was a little tough but the outcomes were so amazing. If you are someone who feels tired very soon, carry enough water and glucose with you.
Ubud Bali Swing
You must visit this stunning location if you’re in Bali, and even my wife insisted that we must do so. There are 12 swings and 9 nests at the Bali Swing, which has spectacular views. Some swings cross over valleys, waterfalls, and canyons. Various tour companies offer Bali Swing packages. The swings in Kaja, The Ubud, Alas Harum, Uma Pakel, and Wana Iri Hidden Hills are the most well-known in Bali. However, we visited the Ubud one. It is one of the world’s most well-known photography destinations.
The most exotic of the three Nusa Islands and the least visited, Nusa Penida is considered Indonesia’s hidden gem. It is a little distance from Bali’s coast and is in the Klungkung district. From Bali, boats are available which we took to reach here. It is well-liked for pursuits like surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. But we were only able to try surfing and snorkeling since we were lacking time. Famous landmarks include the sand beach at Crystal Bay and the sunset panorama, which are known for protecting the endangered Bali Starling bird.
The Tegalalang Rice Fields
The next place we explored was The Tegalalang Rice Fields. It is a well-liked stop for tourists traveling to Kintamani, which is on the same route. These paddy fields are well-known for their breathtaking setting and the two swings where you may take pictures. It is particularly well-liked at dawn and dusk. It took us 60-90 minutes to take a long walk here. We clicked dozens of pictures while having fun at this mini-adventure.
Bali, also referred to as “The Island of Gods,” has a fantastic hospitality sector. It offers luxurious accommodations at reasonable prices. Villas in Bali with private pools are ideal for a quiet family vacation or a romantic escape with your significant other. These private villas are perfect for fulfilling your expectations of an intimate stay. We noticed the same because the villa which we chose was furnished with modern conveniences and elegant interiors. The private pool there was the cherry on the cake.
Finns Beach Club
One of Bali’s most well-known beach clubs, Finns Beach Club is on Berawa Beach and offers a 170-meter view of the ocean. There are nine pubs, a sushi bar, and six restaurants in one all-bamboo building. With four gorgeous pools and a selection of daybeds and loungers for you to relax on, it is a hangout that you simply must visit. During our visit, we had a table reservation booked before coming here. We enjoyed the tasty food, had a relaxing time, and took in the view of the ocean.
The Ayung River, which spans over 75 kilometers, is Bali’s longest river. One of the most well-known rivers for rafting, it starts in the northern mountains and goes all the way to Sanur’s Badung Strait. We tried this thrilling activity and it was so much fun there. Since its difficulty level ranges from 2-3, it is appropriate for rafting throughout the year and is regarded as a family-friendly activity.
Bali Zoo is popular for the captivating beauty of its native flora and fauna and is home to over 450 unique and unusual animals. The wildlife preserve, which is in Bali’s Gianyar region, is also known there as “Kebun Binatang Bali.” Experiences like a Virtual Jungle Tour, Night Safaris, and Breakfast with Orangutans are available. Since we were lacking time, we only took the Night Safaris.
My seven-day trip to Bali with my wife was an amazing experience. We had a fun time over there and I can’t express how delightful my trip was! If life gives me another chance, I am definitely coming back here.