Bali is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It has a very developed tourism industry, and of course, that implies that hotels on Bali exceed all of your expectations in terms of comfort and luxury. The island’s beautiful sand beaches, crystal blue sea, and excellent service, place it on the very top of world’s most desirable touristic destinations.
As you can guess, this means that the trip to Bali won’t go easy on your wallet. But, if you already decided to have a good time, then the money shouldn’t be an issue. If you book your plane tickets and hotel on time, you will definitely save some money. Nonetheless, have in mind that this kind of trip goes for about a couple of thousand dollars per person. Just the plane ticket can cost you up to $1000 (Depending where you are flying in from, of course).
Basic Info About Bali
Bali is an island that rests in Indonesian archipelago, east of the island of Java. It differs from the rest of the Indonesian islands mainly by the people who live there. There are considerably less people living on Bali, than the rest of islands in Indonesia. Most of the Balinese practice Hinduism as their religion.
Prices On Bali
Although the trip to Bali (plane ticket) may be a bit expensive, it’s a whole different story once you finally get there. Prices on Bali are considered to be low. Hotels will often have a room offer for as little as $60 a night. There are more expensive options of course, but this is an average price for a nice stay in. Food on the island is more than tasty, and for the people who would rather avoid hot dishes if they can, good thing is that the Balinese food is less spicy than in the rest of Asia. Rice is, by no surprise, the main ingredient of their diet, and the types of meat that dominate their cuisine are chicken and beef.
Main dish prices in restaurants are around $6. Buying souvenirs in the market square is a bit of a different story, because you always got to engage in some sort of haggling to get the best price. They will know you are a tourist immediately, and prices for tourists are 10x higher, no surprise there.
What To See And Places To Visit While On Bali
In short, see everything you can. When you’re already there, don’t worry about spending a little extra on all the activities on Bali. Hire a local guide and let him take you on a ride to around the entire island. It’s a sight to behold. The beautiful nature of Bali will leave you breathless. If you’re thinking about how long your trip should last, think 2 weeks. It’s just about enough time for you to experience everything this majestic island has to offer you.
What You Need To See And Do On Bali:
- Go out at night while on Bali. The island is probably most famous for its night life.
- Visit the temple of Tanah Lot, it’s built on the rock that emerges from the sea. The view of the sunset from the top of the temple is simply magnificent.
- The temple of Ulun Danu Bratan is also worth a visit.
- Rice fields in the district of Ubud. If you go further away from urban touristic centers, you’ll get the better experience of the island.
- The Sekumpul Waterfalls aren’t easily accessible, but you should definitely find a way to visit them.
- Be sure to visit the Monkey Forest, which also can be found in the Ubud district. Remember not to feed the monkeys with peanuts, clips, and other snacks!
- The Bali Zoo is a must see, especially at night. Dinner at the Zoo, encounters with animals… All of it is a guaranteed fun.
- Bali is an island, so scuba diving clubs are to be expected. If you feel adventurous, and like underwater activities, you came to the right place. There are tons of ship wrecks around Bali that you can explore.
- Try the Balinese fresh coffee. We mean really, really fresh coffee. Grinded that very morning.
- And of course, we need not mention the everyday, fairytale like sunsets. Missing out on one of those should be considered as a sin in on itself.