Dream Trip: Bali & Beaches for US families on a budget!

If you are living in the US and want to take your family to an exotic beach getaway without paying Hawaii prices, Bali is a great choice: Flights to Asia are inexpensive, you have beautiful beaches and lots to do! This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend two weeks exploring Bali’s culture, relaxing among rice paddies and tanning on the beach from $ for hotels & flights for a family of three!

Traveler: 2 adults, 1 kid
Starting from: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles
Experience: Beach, Getaway, History
Trip Duration: 10 days
Comfort Level: budget
Budget for Air fare and Hotels for two adults & 1 kid: $1,800 – $2,300

Bali has many beaches to choose from and for families with kids, Nusa Dua is the best, with shallow water, low waves and lots of room to run around. You check into the ibis styles Benoa Bali or Mercure Nusa Dua with resort pools and beach access for a 5 days of beach bliss. You can enjoy the sun on the long stretch of sandy beach, read a book by the pool, keep up on your workout routine or be pampered with a massage, all without blowing your budget!

Mercure Nusa Dua Pool

After a few days of relaxation, you transfer to Ubud in the cool forests of Bali, surrounded by rice paddies. You check into a small hotel with Balinese style and friendliness, like the Padma Ubud Retreat, your hideout among forests and rice paddies. Or the more modern evitel! A private driver will take you to explore the beautiful temples along the lakes and mountains further North – I’m sure they will leave some lasting impressions!
PuraUlunDanuBeratan - 15On the following days, you can explore this peaceful town: You enjoy walks through the quiet forests and rice paddies, do yoga or meditation at a retreat or have a few more massages.Ubud - 11There are lots of good restaurants here as well, like the excellent Kebun Bistro or popular Buonasera and staying in Ubud will allow you to see it’s best side after the day-trippers have left! You’ll also have a chance to watch a traditional dance show in the evening!

Ubud - 33With relaxation on the beach and in the quiet forests and rice paddies of the island; enriched by the historic and cultural insights of your sightseeing, it’s time to head back to the airport at Denpasar for your flight home!

Does this sounds like a trip you’d want to take? No problem – with my Travel Made Easy tips, you can do this Dream Itinerary as Do-it-yourself.

I have combined Beach and Ubud into one trip – read my destination posts about Bali and Ubud to find out why!

Bali is served by many Asian, Middle Eastern and European carriers, making it an affordable destination. Once on Bali, you can take taxis, buses or hire a private driver, all at reasonable rates. Find out more with my Travel Made Easy – how to get there and around!

Bali has many different facets, so much so that you think people are talking about a different island when they describe their vacation experience. To make sure you get the experience you are seeking, check out Travel Made Easy – the best area to stay! Ready to make a hotel reservation – find current Bali hotel prices here!

And while many people never leave the beach, there are lots of reason to go and explore! From peaceful hikes to impressive temples, there is much to see and do – read my Travel Made Easy – top things to do on Bali to put together your perfect itinerary!

If that all sounds to take more time than you have – let me help you with my Travel Made Easy Services and I’ll put an itinerary together that is just the experience you are looking for!


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