In Bahasa, the language that Indonesian speaks, Bali island is famous with a name as Pulau Dewata (Island of God). So far it is still my most favorite island to be visited. I went there sooo many times, I lived there for three months for my language class, it never gets enough and I always discover new things to enjoy I love it a lot.
There are many thing to talk about Bali. You can do anything in Bali, from doing nothing (means relaxing) until everything that take you busy and super super busy during your time in Bali. You can also be a real backpacker or splurge yourself that you never imagine that is happening in Bali, one of the island in the Indonesian archipelago.
How to get to Bali?!?!
There is only one airport in Bali, Denpasar airport (DPS) which have several connection with other countries and other places in Indonesia.
I write about my traveling in Bali into several parts. From the south part of Bali (Seminyak, Legian and Kuta), then middle part (Ubud and around), and then along the coast of the whole island (Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa and Serangan, Sanur, Padand Bai, Lovina and Menjangan Island, Gilimanuk and Madewi). Again, it is all only place that I’ve been visited. Many more others that I haven’t discovered yet 😉
How many days to get impression of Bali?
It is a tricky question. Enough for some people could be too much or too less for some others. I did some trips to Bali, from only a weekend till staying for 3 months. Here we go the list that I did if you have:
A Weekend in Bali: Lots activities during the day, n party hard at night. Take the evening flight on Friday, just get you on time for dinner in Seminyak, right at the party are. Start Saturday very early morning, drive to Tulamben or Padang Bai to do day diving or just a sightseeing of the area.(Other option can be chosen as well and you can see in the related article of Bali) Drive back to Seminyak area to enjoy the sunset there while enjoying tropical cocktails. Indulge yourself for dinner again in the area then carry on for drinks then party either at Dyana Pura street or the very famous Double six street. The next day whenever you wake up, around noon, get your rented car and driver for your lunch at Warung Ibu Oka in Ubud. Then visit the monkey forest, and enjoy an hour massage at a Spa there. Make your way to enjoy the sunset and Seafood dinner at Jimbaran beach. And end your evening to make your way back to the Airport.
A Week time in Bali, you can stay the first 2 nights in Seminyak area, enjoying the white sandy beach and take a day course to learn how to surf. On your third day you can start to move to Ubud and stay there for 3 nights and threat yourself in Nusa Dua resort before you are heading back home.
A Two Week time in Bali, start with 3 nights in Seminyak, then Ubud for 4 days to give more time to relax and enjoying it surrounding. Then you can travel to north part to Lovina area for 3 days, the very quiet part of Bali. Lovina can be your base to dive to Menjangan Island and enjoying West-North Bali National park. From there you can go to the East part of Bali, local life in Candidasa for 3 days and spend your last day in Kuta area to load your Duty Free or souvenir shopping from Bali before heading back home.
A month time in Bali, similar itinerary to above but you have the flexibility and you can stay longer in each destination and do stuff in more relaxing way. And also you can have 3 days 3 nights visit to Gili island with the fast boat, reachable from Bali for less than 2 hours.
I love diving, all my trips to Bali, usually involve diving in the itinerary. There are some amazing diving spots along the coast and nearby island. I will write detail article about diving in Bali.
Happy reading about traveling in Bali 😉 and enjoy some photos collection of Bali!!!