Hi, should I exchange my GBP£ for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?
I am travelling to Bali for 14 nights in June and I am seeking advice on where to visit and for how long.
This is a loose plan so far however I am open to suggestions!
4 nights Seminyak
3 Nights Ubud
3 Nights Gili T
4 Nights either Lombok with a day trip to Uluwatu during our stay in Seminyak or 3 nights in Uluwatu and an extra night in Gili T with day trip to Lombok.
In terms of what we are looking for on our trip, we are looking for a variety of things. We are a young couple and like going out and partying however we also want to do lots of cultural things as well and see some temples. We prefer to stay in five star hotels/villas and we have already chosen ones we like in Seminyak, Ubud and gili T.
Ideally we would like at least one destination on our trip to include nice white sand beaches however we are not big water sports people so that is not mandatory. We have decided against Nusa Dua though as we want to experience more of what Bali has to offer rather than stay in a 5 star resort the whole time.
I would also like to swim with turtles which I have heard you can do in Gili T and see some waterfalls which seem to be abundant on Lombok however I was wondering if this could be a day trip?
I want to visit all of the above at some point during the trip however I am undecided on whether to do a day trip to Lombok when in Gili T and stay in Uluwatu for 3 nights or to visit Uluwatu for a day trip while in Seminyak and then stick with Lombok for 4 nights. My main concerns are how few and expensive the nice resorts are in uluwatu are (I am finding it difficult to find the right accommodation in terms of price, availability and service level) while I have found this to be easier on the north side of Lombok I am concerned about the travelling time staying in Lombok will add on to the trip and that the nice beaches seem to be much further south far from the hotels in the north?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
If staying for two days before departing, which one would you prefer?
I have a thought on travel route in Bali (7nghts) and would like the experienced members to comment on the pro & cons
....Go direct from airport to Sanur and stay for two nights (leaving one case in local storage)
Then travel to Ubud for two nights
Then travel up onwards over hills to Lavina or Pemuteran (recommended by lonely planet) for two nights
Then take west coast road back and stay in Seminyak for one night before collecting case & departure
I am estimating travel time in car with driver, subject to traffic....are these correct?
30mins from Sunur
2.5 hrs from Ubud to Lavina
3 hours from Pemuteran to Seminyak
25mins Seminyak to Airport
I look forward to your comments
Is lonely planet ebook on Bali worth buying and upto date?
I head off in a few weeks and wanted to ask members if any had bought it and thought this ebook was a worth while addition for their trip?
Will not go diving so don't need it on that front.
While writing can members advise if Sanur is worth a two or three day visit .....current thought is to perhaps head straight there from flight arrival as it should only take 25mins with roads being quiet late at night.
All thoughts welcome and appreciated
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Even virtual tourist ... there seems to be only a few locals writing on forum....am I in wrong forum?
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Can members advise from their experience of actually visiting, can they advise ...
if they could spend two or three days in each --- what is their top three locations.
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I've (25, Male) been thinking of doing a quick solo trip to Bali at the end of this year. Basically would want to fly out of here (Melbourne) on the...— 02/01/2017...back in time for work/the new year
I think I'm opting more for a relaxing period as I've been in Melbourne during this holiday period my whole life, being from Melbourne you can imagine the partying that would've been done.
Ideally in my head it's...soak up the Sun all day every day I would be there, get to know Bali a bit more. Then night time I guess would speak for itself
This would be me traveling solo for the first time
-Is this an okay time to fly out?
-Anyone here thinking of doing the same?
-Is it possible to choose activities to do whilst I'm there, and not necessarily have to pre-plan/organise them here?
-Anything you guys would suggest/advise/advise against?
-Anything you may think I need to know, I'm all ears
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I thought it was worth the visit as it is only a small extra fee from airline to stop off...... would you agree?
if so is 7 nights too long should it be 5?
next if staying where is the best location to be and of course where would i find a simple hotel (clean and tidy, fresh linen with good shower and breakfast). and suggestion of costs for basic hotel.
here's hoping some members can help me with this decision (as has always been the case in the past :)
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Can anyone help me? Thank you!
Will you be able to suggest attractions surrounding or are close to UBUD? We'll be staying there for 3d/2n and the rest of the days will be at Seminyak.
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Where to stay?
What attractive places to visit?
What's happening at that places (day & night)?
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Hi… if you are eligible for the free entry stamp…and then overstay by couple of days…is it treated the same way as an overstay of paid VOA…and no hassle just Rps 300,000?…or is this different when you have no official visa stamp?
Hello , we would like in the time from 01.09-14.09.2016 holiday in Sanur machen.Im eye we have the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel . :-) We are the first time to Bali , you could us eventuel still recommend more beautiful hotels the wallet a little spare ?? : -DD
Thanks LG Marcel
Hey guys! I'll be travelling with my sister this coming Oct.
Which area of Bali is the best place to stay? I saw rooms in Bali that offers around $24 per night. I'm looking for a place that is close to the mentioned amount but accessible for most of tourist spots.
Anyone can suggest of the ff:
1. Best eatery/restau
4. Stuffs to do - we love walking!
5. Best place for spa but cheap! :)
6. Places to avoid
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