Whether you’re on a lookout for the ultimate place to unwind and relax or a destination full of some fun activities to do, make Bali your choice.
Bali is indeed an incredible holiday destination in Indonesia. The island is home to warm weather throughout the year, with some stunning beaches, creative mountain villages and unbeatable scenic beauty waiting to be unleashed by patrons visiting this beautiful island. Here is a great itinerary to follow in order to see, taste, explore and enjoy as much as you can in Bali.
Day 1: After arriving at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, late in the evening, we had taken a 20-minutes taxi ride to Kuta.
We checked-in at Kuta Central Park hotel which is slightly away from the lively coastal side of Kuta and stepped out for for dinner. At a well-lit street parallel to our hotel, we enjoyed a moist and tender Duck Pizza and scrumptious Chicken Burger at Warung Pe Pe Restaurant. Their terrace outdoor seating arrangement with melodious soft rock music playing in the background, was indeed, a good mood-setter to our trip!
Day 2: Begin your first full day in Bali by arranging a transport for yourself, it’s a must! We hired a bike, which was seriously a good saviour on the busy traffic roads, and headed straight to Kuta Beach for a private surfing lesson. There are dozens of places to try out surfing at Bali beaches.
After a well-spent day on the waves, we set-off on a bike ride to travel to the southernmost point of Bali, Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, 250 feet above sea level. The sun set view out to the sea below is truly breathtaking and refreshing.
Just when we thought we’ll call it a day, we decided to stretch our day to experience the best night-life on the island at Kuta and Legian. Started with a beer or two in the casual outdoor bars on Poppies Lane II, and then moved towards the nightclubs in Jalan Legian later in the night for dancing and live music or DJs.
Day 3: Got Inked, and that’s how ironically we started our day.
Post all the tattooing pain and drama, we were advised to keep away from the beach salty water, so our plan of engaging into water sports went for a toss. A quick lunch at McDonalds and we chose to explore the bustling Kuta Square which is a great place to find affordable shopping options. Soon after, we visited Seminyak beach to watch the beautiful sun set.
We ended our day with dinner at the Authentic Indian Food Restaurant and enjoyed savouring the mildly spicy Butter Chicken and Biryani dish here.
Day 4: After a quick nap, we began our day early 1:00 am to go trekking on the renowned volcano mountain – Kintamani Gunung Batur!
Went all the way up the mountain, crossing many live steaming hot pieces of lava and finally reached the at the top. There, we patiently waited to watch the rising sun. For when it really happened, believe it or not, it was breathtaking. This place is to slow down and take in the mid-blowing scenery.
While watching the enchanting sun rise, we also enjoyed an early morning breakfast at the mountain top- warm cup of tea , banana sandwiches and boiled eggs – everything simple, sweet and warm! Post our climb down, we were taken to The Ayu Resort to relax in their natural spring water( Included in our trekking package).
We visited a local restaurant in Kintamani for lunch (Included in our trekking package). The food was all about some local dishes set in a grand buffet style, and the view of the volcano mountain from their outdoor seating space was spectacular. In the picture below, do notice the faint black lava line running down the mountain slope.
On our final night in Bali, we made a quick visit to Ubud, to leave no main attractions on our check-list unexplored! This area is more towards learning something new with a class in ceramics, painting, yoga or traditional Balinese dancing perhaps!
Was that the end of our trip? Well, no! ‘The Romantics’ that we are, decided to end our trip just how we started it- Dinner at Warung Pe Pe and restaurant enjoyed indulging in their oh-so-delicious Chicken Steak with Beer.
Four days may not seem like long, but there is no end to the fun activities that you can enjoy at this island. The little time we spent here, we lived each moment, beautifully!
Traveller Type: Couples, Solo, Friends
Budget: $400-450 for two people (approx.)
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