We arrived in Bali after a long trip from Greece and stayed in Ubud for the first few days. The Monkey forest is the highlight of Ubud . We definitely needed a vehicle to explore and a motorbike was the solution. Do not even think to rent a car , the traffic is horrible and also in some places the roads are so narrow that it could even be dangerous to drive a car. Bali is well known for it‘s temples , like Pura Lempuyang, Besakih and Uluwatu, but also for its beaches like the Seminyak beach , that you can indulge yourself with the most amazing sunset whilst having a drink , or the amazing and famous Kelingking beach that you definitely need to visit!
This place was on the list of my dreams, I always imagined sitting on the beach watching a beautiful sunset, but also knew of all the plans that offers a spiritual level, definitely a place that always leaves the feeling of returning for its beauty and good energy.
During our stay in Bali we also visited Nusa Penida, a very beautiful island close to Bali, that if you have an extra 2-3 days I would recommend you to visit it .
There you will find the amazing Kelingking beach . The view is breathtaking from the top of the hill and of course you can climb down to the beat beach with the white sand and blue water.
You can also enjoy lots of activities on the island , one if them is snorkelling that you can see amazing colourful fish , rays and beautiful reefs. The guide will take you in a little boat to a nice spot and from there you have a lot of time to explore! Try to book the activity with locals and not through a third party .
this place was one of my favorites on my trip to bali.
if you are looking for a more relaxed vibe, cafes full of magic, Yoga, meditation but also beautiful landscapes culture and above all disconnect from the routine of the city, this is my recommended place.
our first stop was in the area of the rice fields, there we contemplated the beauty of these fields, however at the time we arrived it was full of tourists, so it is better to arrive early in the morning.
to finish our day in the area we visited some temples, an experience full of peace and mysticism.
Q & A
What would you have changed?More time.
Tips you would give a friend?People in Bali love negotiating prices . Bargaining is an expected process when you book activities, taxis or go shopping and it is all part of the fun! It’s actually a game , just make sure that the final price is fare for you and the seller!
Transportation Tips?Rent a bike . It’s the easiest way to travel around. For longer distances make an agreement with a taxi driver and use their services for a whole day.
Booking details?Book with locals not through a third party!