Bali, Indonesia – Travel Tips by Luke

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What type(s) of travellers would your recommendations for Bali, Indonesia suit?

My recommendations for Bali, Indonesia will suit foodies, backpackers and those who love adventures!

How many days would you recommend for one to spend in Bali, Indonesia?

4 days 3 nights for a well deserved break in Bali!

The following food and sight recommendations for Bali, Indonesia are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

What are the top things to do in Bali, Indonesia that you would recommend?

1. Surfing Batu Bolong Beach

Batu Bolong Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Batu Bolong Beach

– Take a 2-hour surfing class at the beach for SGD20, recommended for first timers!

– Alternatively, rent a sun bed, read a book and enjoy people-watching with a beer in hand

– Pack some food to the beach from the dozens of cafes along the way, including Betulnut Cafe (love their wraps!) and Cafe Organic Canggu (see below for the food recommendations!)

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

2. Tegallalang Rice fields

Tegallalang Rice Fields
Tegallalang Rice Fields

– Visit the rice terraces in Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies

– Try the ultra big swing (SGD10 per try) for some Instagram-worthy shots

Addresses: Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

3. Ubud Traditional Massage

Ubud Royal Massage
Ubud Royal Massage

– Traditional Balinese massage.

– Go for the “Ubud Royal Massage” (SGD30) that comes with 2 therapists, 4 hands. Definitely an experience out of this world!

– Best to make a reservation (+62 361 977885)

– Do set some buffer for traffic

Address: Jalan Rsi Markandya I, Payogan, Kedewatan, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

What are the top things to eat in Bali, Indonesia that you would recommend?

1. Made’s Warung

Made’s Warung

– Traditional Balinese food. Do not miss the beef rendang!

Address: Jl. Campuhan Br. Penestanan Kaja, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

2. Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen

Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen
Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen

– Traditional roast pork with Rice, Bali style!

Address: Jalan Sunset Road No.554, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

3. Cafe Organic Canggu

Cafe Organic
Cafe Organic

– Awesome, health-conscious meals using fresh, locally farmed produce have never been in a plate together until Cafe Organic came along

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.99 X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

4. Motel Mexicola

– Mexican tapas + Drinks + Awesome Retro Music. No more explanations needed. Reservations needed!

Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

5. Sisterfields

– Australian style cafe, for your coffee fix!

Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

6. BO$$MAN

– Definitely the best burger Joint in town!

Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 8B, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

7. Ultimo Italian

– Value for money Italian food

– Good for a nights out!

Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No 104X, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (View on Google Maps)

The above food and sight recommendations for Bali, Indonesia are saved in a list here to help you plan your trip.

Any recommendations on where to stay in Bali, Indonesia?

Ubud, Semiyak, Cangu are all pretty nice places to stay in. Do book a villa via Airbnb to get your personal pool!

When is a good time of the year to visit Bali, Indonesia?

All year is good for Bali.

How should one get around in Bali, Indonesia?

Rent a car with a driver for around SGD40 a day, or a bike for around SGD5 a day if you can ride one!

What are the acceptable payment currencies and modes in Bali, Indonesia?

Always have sufficient cash around. Bali is not very card friendly. Many food places only accept cash.

Any other tips/things to be aware of in Bali, Indonesia?

People are super helpful and friendly but don’t really speak English. Be careful of late night taxi rides as the drivers tend to overcharge.

How should one stay connected to the internet in Bali, Indonesia?

Get a local SIM Card from the airport that provides unlimited data for around a week for about SGD20.

Cost of Trip

Airfare – Singapore to Bali – Budget airlines during the off-peak season can go as low as roughly SGD200

Accommodation – A villa on AirBnB is about SGD70 a night depending on location

Food – A range from SGD3 for street food to SGD20 per pax at an decent restaurant

Transport – Rent a car with a driver for around SGD40 a day, or a bike for around SGD5 a day if you can ride one!

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am always up for trying new things, as I believe what matters most in life is capturing magical moments and gaining new experiences. And one of the best ways to do so is through travelling, to experience different cultures and way of life of each country and city.  This has led me to develop a travel application with my team at Away Nation, to help people plan their perfect trips based on recommendations from friends and locals.