Bali is an Indonesian island known for its tree covered volcanic mountains, amazing rice fields, beautiful beaches and diverse coral reefs. The island of Bali also houses many religious sites throughout the country. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island has been getting more popular recently because of its yoga and meditation retreats.
Places to Go
- Ubud Monkey Forest: Nature reserve and Hindu Temple complex. Official name is the “Sacred Monkey Forest”.
- Tanah Lot: A rock formation that is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism
- Tegalalang Rice Terraces: Amazing rice terrace on the side of a cliff
- Tirta Gangga: Famous water palace
- Uluwatu Temple: This is one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. The location has incredible views on the side of a cliff.
- Single Fin: Bar on a cliff with amazing views overlooking the ocean
- Accommodation: Staying in Bali is super cheap, and it really depends on your preference. You can get a pretty nice AirBnB for around $100-$200 (renting the whole apartment or house). Five star hotels are around $300-$500 which is a villa or suite and includes your own butler. Regular hotels are on average $150.
- Food: Local food is very inexpensive, starting at around $1
- Transportation: You can get around Bali very cheap. A Taxi costs around $5 and private van for the day around $20-$30.
- Activities: Entrance fees to the temple are usually included if you rent a private driver. Some temples on average are around $10-15. It really depends where you go. The Monkey Forest is about $2.
- Hire a private driver to take you around for the day-cost is around $30 USD
- Rent a scooter for easier access to food places and bars along the roads
- Watch your belongings, as the monkeys will steal from you
- Go to a party on Kuta Beach during the day or at night
- Check out a coffee plantation and try Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee
- Go to the Tellalang Wholesale Market for even cheaper goods to bring home