All You Need To Know Before Visiting Bali Indonesia

All You Need To Know Before Visiting Bali Indonesia

Are you wondering where to go on your honeymoon or searching for some inner peace after a hectic year? Then without any hesitation, visit Bali Indonesia. Bali tourism has everything you need and it is especially ideal for honeymooners.

Bali– famously called “The Island of The Gods”, is a spectacular location to spend your holidays in. It has the most exquisite blend of white sand beaches, rocky coastlines, vibrant temples, happening nightclubs, and relaxing spas. Travelers worldwide pick Bali as their ultimate holiday getaway for its unmatched natural beauty and picturesque landscapes.

This article will discuss all you need to know about Bali and some tricks and tips on saving money on your Bali trip. 

Bali Indonesia Destinations

You need to make a list of the most attractive Bali destinations before visiting Bali. Let us help you with that. Here are our top picks:

  1. Ubud

Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali. It is home to an extensive number of temples and historically important sites. It is a place where you can easily spend 2-3 days or even a week. The easiest way to get to Ubud is by taxi or a rental car. A car will take approximately 1.30 hours to reach Ubud from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Things To Do In Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest is a natural reserve temple complex in Ubud inhabited by groups of macaques or monkeys and other tropical animals. Here, you can see the special Kopi Luwak coffee-making process and try the Instagram-famous jungle swing

Then you can take a view of the traditional rice fields in Tegallalang Rice Terrace, which is in the north of Ubud village. You will discover the "subak" irrigation system here. You can also try the famous “jungle swing” here for some Instagram-worthy pictures. 

The Pura Tirta Empul is a temple complex and has a famous sacred spring where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification in the “Petirtaan”. The Petritaan is a natural source of water which is believed to be a sacred cleanser of sins. There are 13 fountains that you can use to bathe yourself in and cleanse yourself off all sins. 

Then you can visit the Tegenungan Waterfall. It’s a perfect day tour to the 25-meter high waterfall which is powerful, especially during rain. You can take a swim in the cold water and excellent photos there.

Mount Batur is an active volcano that’s about an hour away from Ubud. You can try trekking Mount Batur to experience the beautiful sunset there over the sea of clouds but it can be tiresome and not recommended for the faint-hearted. 

Also, there is Puri Saren or Ubud Palace in the heart of Ubud which you will surely admire for its architecture. Don’t forget to visit the Ubud Art Market which is nearby and buy a souvenir to take back the essence of Bali with you. 

Where To Stay In Ubud

If you want to save money on your visit, stay at the medium-range hotels or you can even try homestays. For backpackers, there are a lot of options in Ubud at cheap prices. Ubud is overall cheap in accommodations and you can book a homestay for just about BDT 1,000 per night! Yes, it’s that cheap. Here you’ll have a homely atmosphere along with beautiful natural surroundings.

Where To Eat In Ubud

No matter which type of accommodation you choose, they will serve complimentary breakfast and it is a real money-saver. Breakfast in Bali usually consists of bread, eggs, pancakes, and fresh fruits.

Ubud’s restaurants, cafes, fine diners, and warungs have mouthwatering Balinese food and other foreign cuisines. It has Italian, Moroccan, and Japanese cafes and restaurants if you want to try something other than the local food. For lunch, Ubud has some of Bali’s very best restaurants such as Melali Ubud (Moroccan), Zest Ubud (Vegan), and Kyoka Japanese Kitchen (Japanese).

Food prices are always reasonable in Ubud. So feel free to try and eat all sorts of food and cuisine. 

  1. The Nusa Islands

The Nusa Islands have the most epic spots in Bali Indonesia that you can explore. They have the most adventurous activities to offer and the most happening beaches in Bali. Nusa Islands are just a 45-minutes ride by boat from Bali. Take the local ferries to reach there as they are cheap and convenient. 

Things To Do In Nusa Islands

The Nusa Islands consist of 3 islands names Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Here’s a brief description of them. 

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is the most attractive island among all the Nusa Islands. Millions of tourists visit Nusa Penida every year so it is a great tourist attraction. Roaming around Nusa Penida by bike will cost you around BDT 450 per day. You can also hire a car and explore Nusa Penida but it will cost you around BDT 4200 per day.

Kelingking Beach is the most prominent site in Nusa Penida. Millions of tourists come running to this place to watch the waters crashing by the shore and the stunning landscape. It’s quite a challenge to climb down and then up the “T-Rex Mountain” but the view is totally worth it. 

Other breathtaking places in Nusa Penida include Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach, Pasih Uug Beach, Crystal Bay, Peguyangan Waterfall, Angel’s Billabong and Trembling Beach and Forest.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan Island is ideal for beach bumming. You can easily stretch out and relax on the beach, and have a nice and soothing “me time”. The turquoise waters and beautiful coastline are popular among surfers. 

The prominent locations in Nusa Lembongan are Dream Beach (for cliff jumping), Devil’s Tear (for the cave pool), Manta Point (for snorkeling), Yellow Bridge (for motorbike riding), and Shipwreck Point (for expert surfers), etc. 

Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the Nusa Islands. You can easily get to Nusa Ceningan through Nusa Lembongan using the Yellow Bridge as it connects the two conveniently. A day tour is enough to explore Nusa Ceningan.

Significant places in Nusa Ceningan you’d like to explore are– Blue Lagoon, Mahana Point, and Secret Beach. Blue Lagoon and Mahana Point are perfect for cliff jumping (especially Mahana Point). There is a 10-meter-long cliff jumping spot in Mahana Point where thrill-seekers gather for experiencing the ultimate thrill. 

Where to Stay in Nusa Islands

Nusa islands, especially Nusa Penida have some of the most luxurious, high-end hotels and private villas with pools. They are affordable accommodations for single travellers, honeymoon couples, friend groups, and families. 

Bali accommodations are overall cheap and very much affordable. So no need to get worried. Just find a suitable spot to live in for a week or two and research your options thoroughly. To give you an example, a stunning sea-front hotel in Nusa Penida with the perfect view of the coastline with great rooms and food will cost you only BDT 2000 per night!

What to Eat in Nusa Islands

First of all, “Warung” means “restaurant” in Balinese. So get used to the word as you’ll come across it very often in the Nusa Islands. 

Top restaurants in Nusa Penida include Warung Forest, Amok Sunset, and Warung Lonto. Warung Lonto (Nusa Penida) serves Italian and Asian food. For your Asian tastebud, it is highly recommended.  Don’t miss the perfectly-cooked nasi goreng. Another must-order dish is the banana dessert. Also, try the juice and milkshakes- especially the pineapple juice.

Sea Breeze Warung (Nusa Ceningan), Hai Bar and Grill (Nusa Lembongan), The Deck Cafe and Bar (Nusa Lembongan), Twilight Hut’s Bar and Restaurant (Nusa Ceningan), Muntigs bar and Restaurant (Nusa Lembongan) are all beachfront restaurants with a great view and delicious food.

  1. Kuta

Kuta is in southern Bali, Indonesia. It was formerly a fishing village, now it is primarily a tourist area. It is nearest to the airport, for which many luxury hotels, resorts and tourist attractions are in Kuta. The district of Kuta consists of famous tourist spots like Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Canggu.  

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is one of the most happening beaches in Bali. Many Australian tourists come here because it’s comparably closer to Australia than any other beaches in Bali. It’s quite crowded due to the heavy amount of people that come here every day. This is what makes the environment of the beach more lively and exotic.

Famous surfers from Australia come here to surf. The beach is always full of people engaging in various sports and activities. They play beach volleyball, beach soccer, etc, and participate in surfing, deep-sea diving, snorkeling, etc. Kuta beach ensures a fun day at the beach soaking in the sun.

To find a more peaceful part of the island, check out Jimbaran Beach, Sanur Beach, or Nusa Dua.

Surfers should visit Canggu, Balangan, Padang-Padang, or the hidden coves of Uluwatu.

Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot is about 20 km from Kuta. It is a must-visit if you’re in Kuta. It is one of the most eccentric temples in Bali. It’s situated right in the middle of the ocean which adds to the charm of this ancient temple. This 16th-century temple is one of the most picturesque and photographed temples in Bali.

The view of the sun sailing behind the rock-structured temple is what attracts most tourists. The crashing waves on the rocky structure are something out of a dream.

  1. Pura Lempuyang Temple

Remember the Instagram-famous “Gate of Heaven”? It’s on top of Belibis Hill, where the Pura Lempuyang Temple is. The temple is 1,200 meters above sea level and you need to take a hike all the way up to visit temple. It usually takes around 1.5 hours to reach the top but once you do, it’s all worth it. The picturesque temple is an ancient relic and the view is just breathtaking.

If you’re not ready for the hike, hire a local motorbiker to help you reach the top. Pura Lempuyang Temple is usually a day tour from Kuta or Ubud.

Bali Indonesia: How to Save Money on Your Bali Trip and Other Useful Tips

Some helpful tips for saving money on your Bali trip include:

  • Use motorbikes to roam around as they are the cheapest available transportation. It takes around 300tk/day to rent a bike.

  • Food and accommodation costs are very reasonable in Bali. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bargain. Negotiation is the key.

  • Choose an authorised money exchangers to exchange your money. They will give you an accurate price. Beware of scammers and frauds as they are everywhere. 

  • There is a small entrance fee to the waterfalls so don’t leave your hotel without some cash.

  • Climb Mount Batur only if you’re confident that you have the strength and stamina it requires.

  • There are many hotels, resorts, homestays, and private villas in Bali. Research a lot to find the best deals as there are a lot of options to choose from.

  • Balinese food is mouthwateringly delicious. But do inquire if they are halal before ordering anywhere.

  • Clothe appropriately while entering the temples. Cover your shoulders and ankles.

  • Take lots of sunscreen with you as your skin will be directly exposed to the sun all this time.

Final Words

So, here is all you need to know about Bali including where to stay and what to eat when you travel Bali Indonesia. If you’re looking for Dhaka to Bali air ticket, then contact us for cheap flights to Bali.

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