THINGS THAT YOU MUST TRY
Bali has a lot of massage parlors with a variety of massages at cheap rates. It is the best place to try all the different massages to know what suits you. We recommend you to try the ‘Hot Stone Massage’.
Active Volcano trekking
We had gone for trekking to Mt. Batur in Bali and it was such a surreal experience. This is something which cannot be experienced in India. You need to book this trip through a tour operator, which can be done in Bali itself. The cab will pick you up from your hotel at 2am and take you to the trek site where you will meet your guide. Guide will take you to the top of the volcano to witness the sunrise. It is truly a breathtaking view once you reach on top of the volcano. Advise you to take a jacket as it might get chilly specially during Jan-Feb.
On my way back from Volcano Trek
Hire a scooty/scooter
Scooty is the most pocket friendly option to travel in Bali. The local taxi drivers charge you a lot and you should try to book an Uber cab to avoid being overcharged. Scooty is available easily, without any license or ID proof and the petrol is cheap too @ IDR 50.000-75.000 or INR 250-300 approx.
Visit Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is one of most famous tourist spots in Bali. It is a beautiful Hindu temple located on the bank of sea, where the Balinese people come to worship Lord Vishnu. The architecture and the design of the temple will surely impress every traveller. Do not miss the sunset, as it one was one the most beautiful sunsets we had witnessed. Also the huge waves at the shore will bring you goosebumps.
Stay at Air Bnb
This is very much recommended, as the Air Bnb’s are much more cheaper than any hotel room with the same or more luxurious amenities. Try getting an Air Bnb with a private pool! We stayed at Villa Moksha in Canguu for about INR 6500 a night.
Visit Mini Mart and cook atleast once
Try to cook and treat yourself with atleast one meal. You will always cherish it forever & believe me that would be the most delicious treat you will ever give to yourself. Bali has 24/7 grocery marts within a distance of every 500 meters which makes it really easy to buy everything you would need to cook a meal. They are 24X7 open.
We are pure vegetarians and Bali has plenty of vegetarian options. We enjoyed Balinese cuisine a lot (specially Nasi Goreng & Nasi Padang) and would recommend everyone to try it out. Try going to Soma café in Ubud, it’s a beautiful café with a very boho vibe and serves only organic food. The café has live music playing, which makes it a perfect place to just sit and relax.
Walking through streets of Bali.
1- Hotel Anulekha, Ubud ( INR4500 to INR1000 based on type of room)
Private Pool Villa
Conrad Bali by Hilton (INR 10,000 to INR 30,000)
Private lagoon access room
Room tour of Conrad Bali at night
THINGS TO AVOID DURING TRIP
- Don’t shop for clothes in Bali. You will find similar in India.
- Avoid going to night safari if you have done it before somewhere else.
- Try to avoid renting local taxi.