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If we list all the reasons why so many have fallen in love with Bali, we’d be giving War and Peace a run for its money. But the gorgeous weather, yummy cuisine, rich culture and laid back vibe are definitely all up there! Read on to discover some of the best hotels in Bali.
Last time we gave you 7 reasons to visit the beautiful island of Bali...but there really was so much more to tell you about. So, here are more reasons to visit…as if you really need any more? Plus, we’ve put together some of the best travel deals to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.
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Designer cocktails, stunning pools and superstar DJs by the beach – Bali’s beach clubs are where it’s at!
With its unique tropical look and delicious food and drink, Potato Head is top of the list and one of the best hotels in Bali. Home to one of the best sunset views on the island, it features three restaurants, three bars, an infinity pool and a large lawn, all overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. Make sure you get there early if you want to get your hands on one of their popular sun beds. If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out their sister property Katamaman. Situated in Seminyak, 5-star Katamama is surrounded by the area’s well-known attractions, including Seminyak Square, Batu Belig Beach and Seminyak Beach.
Bali is certainly a place to surround yourself with nature. With its complex ecosystem and amazing wildlife, with one of the most famous animals being the Balinese macaque. They can be seen all across Bali, including at the sacred sea temple of Bali, Uluwatu. But why not take a trip to Ubud’s Monkey Forest to get up close and personal with this cheeky monkey? The forest is protected from development and offers a secure home for more than 700 monkeys.
The Best Western Premier Agung Resort is around a 30 minute walk to the Monkey Forest, and offers 4-star accommodation with an outdoor pool and a luscious garden to unwind in. It’s also within walking distance of Ubud Market and the Museum Puri Lukisan, and offers a bike rental service for those who enjoy cycling.
There are white sandy beaches to be found in Bali, but if you’re looking for total paradise then you need to take a trip to the Gili Islands.
The Gili Islands are a group of three small islands located off the north-western shore of Bali’s neighbour, Lombok. Popular among divers, there are dive centres on all three (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) with easy and regular transfer services from Bali. [bctt tweet=”The Gili Islands are a group of three small islands located off the north-western shore of Bali’s neighbour, Lombok. Popular among divers” username=”made4travel1″] Gili Trawangan has a good mix with quiet beaches on the northern and western sides, and dining and partying hotspots on the south. Gili Meno serves as the ultimate choice for an escape; discreet with beautiful beaches and a local village ban on late night partying. Gili Air is Trawangan’s Mini-Me, and usually completes one’s Gili island hopping experience. Why not stay at the PinkCoco Gili Trawangan for a convenient base for island hopping? Featuring a private beach, this comfortable hotel which is one of the best hotels in Bali and is only a five-minute walk of South Beach. It also provides a hair salon, a coffee bar and bicycle rental. It gives easy access to East Beach, and Gili Meno is only a brief car ride away.
The best way to explore Bali is by cruising around on a scooter. You really will see them everywhere! But how do you rent a scooter in Bali?
Rental shops can be found everywhere in Kuta, Seminyak and even Ubud. Ask staff at your hotel for their recommendation on where to hire from. As a guide, rentals are around Rp. 60,000 for a day or 350,000 per week. Don’t hesitate to bargain if they start at a higher price! Or you could consider booking in advance online. You don’t need a driving license to rent a scooter, however, you will need one to ride it, so make sure you bring it with you. Check the bike and make sure the owner acknowledges any damages. Also, test the brakes, the signals and the lights to ensure your safety. Always wear a helmet, and ask about insurance so you know what’s covered (it’s also a good idea to have travel insurance for your trip!) Petrol stations are easy to find, with a full tank costing around Rp. 20,000. If you get a flat tyre, you can get it fixed at workshops by the side of the road for around Rp. 15,000. Most importantly, enjoy the ride and stay safe! The Citadines Kuta Beach Bali is located in the heart of Kuta and a short walk to plenty of scooter hire shops. This 4-star hotel in our top hotels in Bali list, features a rooftop terrace and an infinity pool, is right opposite Kuta beach and is a short walk from shops and restaurants. Plus, it’s less than half an hour drive from the airport. You can read more about Bali and what it has to offer in Part 1 of our post. You can also compare the best travel deals right here at Made4Travel so you’re all organised for your next trip.
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