Bali might be relatively small for an island, but every side of it grows with its own distinct charms. Beaches, jungles, and mountain make up the island, and its topography significantly gives off different vibes. Even, each beach is entitled to its own personality, and attract a different kind of tourists. Whoever you are, whatever your purpose of the holiday, Bali has a place for you.
Bali is popular as a mainstream holiday destination among Indonesian locals and foreigners, so budget tourists are a common thing. If you are in tight budget, look for a stay in Kuta. Being close to airports, Kuta is overloaded with hotels, resulting in a tight price war and cheap accommodation. Hundreds of restaurant and food stalls are nearby, you can always pick up whichever suits your current budget. Being close to the airport also means that a taxi to go and form airport won’t cost much.
What is a holiday in the beach without parties to live it up? When the sundown, the streets of Legian, Kuta, and Seminyak are alive with laser shows and beating music. However, if bar hopping and nightly clubbing are on your bucket list, you should stay close to Jalan Legian, Kuta, where the wildest parties are. Seminyak has their own clubs too, but they are usually more upscale and relaxed.
Try: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak
Exclusive Luxurious Retreats
Not all people love crowded destination and forced to bumped up with lots of other tourists. Some want a luxurious holiday with pristine white sands nearby, away from hustle and bustle of the touristy area. If this is you, try Jimbaran and Seminyak, a high-end tourists hot spot that equally have considerably quieter and cleaner beaches than Kuta. For a more secluded luxury, head to Nusa Dua, where the area is more upscale. Resorts at these areas usually have infinity pools with a captivating view of the ocean
Areas: Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua
Some talk about Ubud like it’s a world away from Kuta, and Ubud didn’t gained the reputation for nothing. Located on the highland of Bali, most of its area is covered by vast green paddies and lush plantations before hitting tourist quarter a little below. Somehow, Ubud has grown as a center of healthy living, mind-blowing good vegan restaurant, yoga studios, and spiritual connection to mother nature. Definitely, the ambience is much more cooler (due to its geographical position), and less polluted than the southern hubs. Many artists also based themselves in Ubud, so this is also the land of art. Ubud has a number of art galleries and amazing museums from world renown artists. This is certainly a paradise for the vacationer who wants to have tranquility and renew their connection to the earth.
Laid Back and Slow Living Pursuers
To enjoy a relaxing holiday to its fullest, you should embrace s slow living. At least, that’s what holiday means for some. If you fall to this category, then try Sanur and Canggu. Sanur, although not as popular as its “sisters”, definitely holds its own charm by being super laid back with lesser crowds, boutique restaurants, and serene atmosphere. It just feel easy to live in Sanur, and this area is perfect for families, retirees, and kids. For the youth who still wants to taste parties without being crammed in a pack of tourists, then Canggu is the answer. This new beach town is a mix between rice paddies and surfer beaches, eclectic shops and hobo’s cafes, to hipsters tourists and super-chilled locals, making the atmosphere really casual.
Areas: Sanur, Canggu
Make sure you choose the right side of Bali that match with your personality to live your holiday to the most!