Bali is a beautiful island in Indonesia brimming with culture, world-class beaches and resorts, and an amazing nightlife, all at affordable prices. So when we got the chance to visit on a work trip last year, we jumped at the offer! Having a whirlwind weeklong working trip, we were able to try our famous 24-hour guide recommendations and here it is!
Safe travels x
In Advance |
Before you set out on your 24 hour itinerary, book a private driver. Average prices start from around $50AUD for a driver and car for 8 hours, and this is the most cost effective and safe way to travel around Bali.
7AM | Cool off at Nusa Dua
Start your day off feeling refreshed and invigorated at one of Bali’s most exclusive and beautiful beaches around Nusa Dua. Find the right spot and you will be enjoying bright blue, crystal clear waters in blissful solitude.
8AM | Enjoy a fresh fruit platter for breakfast
Delicious fresh fruit can be found in abundance around the island, and at extremely affordable prices as well. Our recommendation is to enjoy a fresh fruit platter at your resort and try one of the boutique breakfast options in Seminyak.
9AM | Boutique shopping in Seminyak
Take advantage of Bali’s unique and relatively inexpensive boutique shopping scene. From handmade clothes and jewellery to tacky souvenirs to unique and traditional artwork, Seminyak has something for every shopaholic at heart.
11AM | Ubud for lunch and nature
Ubud is our favourite place to explore in Bali because of the many restaurants, local hangouts, and eco friendly resorts hidden in its lush and tranquil forests. Make a pit stop to admire the rice paddies in all there glory from the high up viewing platforms before making your way to the main street of Ubud to find the perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
12 noon | Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud
A trip to Bali would be incomplete without a fun, albeit terrifying, visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest where you can try your luck at carrying a bunch of bananas through the forests where hundreds of greedy, hungry monkeys will be happy to take them off your hands, using force if needed.
130 PM | Goa Gajah Elephant Cave
After testing your nerves at the monkey temple, make a brief pit stop at the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave. Engage with one of the guides at the entrance to the temple for a brief history of the temple and its surrounds for the small price of a voluntary tip at the end of the tour.
230 PM | Mount Batur in Kintamani
View one of Indonesia’s stunningly beautiful active volcanos, Mount Batur in Kintamani. The vantage points give a great overview of the area but if you want to truly get in touch with the volcano, numerous companies offer hikes up to the crater before dawn.
4PM | Watch the stunning sunset at Potato Head Bali
One of the best way’s to enjoy a magical Balinese sunset is to do it in style, sipping Tiki-themed cocktails on cute picnic rugs laid out on the perfectly manicured green lawn overlooking the pool and beach. This is definitely the place to see and be seen in Bali.
7PM | Dinner on the beach at Jimbaran
A magical day in Bali is perfectly finished off with a meal of fresh seafood while your toes are wiggling in the sand, and Jimbaran is the place to offer just that with beach dining and delicious grilled seafood caught that very day.
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This spectacular show of song, dance, and culture will enrich your view on Indonesia in an entertaining and memorable way. To find out more read our post here.
Indonesian food is delicious and fresh, so the best way to immerse yourself in their cuisine is to learn how to cook it! There are many cooking classes all over the island so make sure to ask your hotel’s concierge for the one closest to you.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot temple is one of the most unique temples in the world as it is situated on an island out at sea. It can only be reached in low tide and has one of the most amazing sunsets on the island.
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