YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT:
- Bali belongs to Indonesia and has 4.4 million Resident
- The island of Bali has one Area of 5,780 km²
- The Capital city is from Bali Denpasar
- It will Balinese spoken
- national currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
- Exchange rate: 1 IDR = 0.000061 EUR, 16,253 IDR = 1€ (as of December 2022)
- Time shift: – 6 hours in summer, -7 hours in winter
- Flight duration to Bali: Duration about 16 to 20 hours, with at least one stopover (often Doha or Singapore)
THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The officially recommended best travel time for Bali is from April to October. The rainy season begins in November with extremely high humidity. It often only rains for a short time, but really hard, so that the streets are quickly flooded. So we were in Bali at the beginning of the rainy season. However, the short spells of rain didn’t really bother us, they were often over as quickly as they came. You can always find a place to shelter or you just stay right in the pool.
WHAT TO DO IN BALI
The Indonesian island offers many opportunities for an unforgettable vacation. This island is known for its active volcanoes. The Mount Batur as well as the Mount Agung you can even climb. Also the huge, lush green ones Rice fields are worth a walk. If you prefer to lie on the beach and let your mind wander, Bali offers you some beaches to relax on. The Diver among you have a nice selection of coral reefs. In addition, a wide variety of day trips are offered in Bali.
For those of you interested in Balinese culture, Bali offers plenty traditional dance shows. In addition, there are many Balinese, Hindu temple to admire. Also, Bali is very popular with surfers. Whether for beginners or professionals, Bali is one of the most famous surf spots of the world. If your looking for yoga classes or meditation classes, then Ubud is your place. For all culinary fans there is of course a lot of local cuisine to try and you can even try a Balinese one cooking class make. As if that weren’t enough, the Indonesian island is also internationally renowned for its beauty party and night life known.
dream beach in Seminyak ▻ Jungle feeling in Ubud ▻ Dream Islands gili ▻ Back in Seminyak
After arrival at Denpasar Airport (by the way, you have to be patient when entering the country) we went to Seminyak. We wanted to spend a few relaxing days by the sea before heading into the jungle. So there we were: Arrived on a dream vacation. Our Hotel Alila Seminyak was the perfect choice.
The first day will stay with me forever. After an incredibly delicious lunch right on the beach, we wanted to spend the rest of the day at the pool: The most beautiful infinity pool I’ve ever dived into. The view was impressive.
You can find more information about Seminyak here: Seminyak
Into to jungle ♡ Central Bali is about 2 hours from Seminyak. Not only for yoga lovers but also for food lovers, Ubud is the right place. Even the journey there is a little adventure. Everywhere there is Rice fields, palms and trees to see. The jungle Landscape is incredibly impressive. Ubud is relatively small and very different from Seminyak. You see a lot more locals and can participate in “real Indonesian life”. One small shop after another can be found. You can also find local food stalls everywhere, where you can buy Indonesian specialties for the equivalent of 1-3 €.
Gastronomy in Ubud – Good To Know: Starbucks is the only major foodservice chain licensed to open a branch in Ubud. Otherwise there are only local restaurants, cafes and shops. The city is therefore committed to ensuring that tourists spend their money in their own country.
You want to learn more about the jungle city of Ubud? Check out my guide below.
Quite spontaneously we decided at the pool in Ubud to go on a trip to the Gili Islands close. There are three of them: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. How you can best arrive and You can find much more information in my Gili Island blog post. We rented a small, cute room in a dive resort on Gili Trawangan via AirBnb. Initially 1 night was planned. However, the beach, the sea and the entire island were so beautiful that we stayed another night. That was my highlight Snorkeling with a Turtle. Unforgettable! You don’t need to book an overpriced diving tour for this, just head into the water Turtle Point and have patience.
Would like more? Bali guide:
Do you want to learn more about Bali? You can find everything on the subject of entry requirements, traffic, tap water, money, etc. in my blog entry Bali A to Z. And for the perfect Bali impression, here are links to other blog entries and guides with important information and great tips:
Bali ♡ Ubud: 10 highlights
Bali Guide ♡ A to Z
The Gili Islands ♡ Bali
Bali ♡ Seminyak coming soon