Bali, Indonesia – Travel Tips by Luke

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The following food and sight recommendations for Bali, Indonesia are saved in a list here on Away Nation to help you plan your trip quickly and easily!

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!

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 Vida (see below for the food recommendations!)

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

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 Away Nation)

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 Away Nation)

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 Away Nation)

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 Away Nation)

3. Cafe Vida

Cafe Organic
Cafe Organic

– Cafe Vida is an organic restaurant & boutique espresso coffee shop located in the heart of Canggu, Bali which serves amazing breakfast.

Address: Jl. Raya Batu Bolong No. 38A, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia (View on Away Nation)

4. Cafe Organic Canggu

– 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 Away Nation)

5. 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 Away Nation)

6. 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 Away Nation)

7. Betelnut

– Located only five minutes from Echo Beach in Canggu, Betelnut Cafe serves delicious yet healthy and nutritious breakfast. Specialties includes their burgers and waps, on top of their incredible breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

Address:  80351, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.60, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia (View on Away Nation)

7. 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 Away Nation)

8. 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 Away Nation)

The following food and sight recommendations for Bali, Indonesia are saved in a list here on Away Nation to help you plan your trip quickly and easily!

Any recommendations on where to stay in Bali, Indonesia?

Seminyak, Ubud, Canggu, Nusa Dua are all pretty nice places to stay in.

My favourite is The Chand’s Boutique Villa Batu Belig (Book here) .

Located in Batu Belig Beach, The Chand’s Boutique Villa Batu Belig offers a private pool overlooking the ocean. Check out Petitenget Beach (700 m) and The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall (1.3 km). Bali Denpasar International Airport is located 8 km from the property.

The Chand’s Boutique Villa Batu Belig

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

April To September.

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 (Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)) 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?

Book a prepaid local 4G SIM card for US$6.59 from Klook! The service crew will be waiting for you at the airport upon your arrival and install it on the spot! (Book with Klook here)

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 Agoda (Book here) 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.