Are you bored with yet another trip to Hawaii or upset about the ever-rising prices for mediocre hotels? Do you want to see something different or be truly pampered? Are you interested in a more exotic trip, but think it’s too expensive – don’t worry. You can have a luxurious trip to an exotic destination and be pampered at upscale hotels with great service – all for less than what you’d pay for a trip to Hawaii! Bali in Indonesia offers miles of sandy, white beaches, luxurious hotels at a fraction of the cost of a hotel in the US and genuinely friendly service! Add the chance to see great natural and historic sights or to relax surrounded by forests and rice paddies like you have seen it in “Eat, Pray, Love” and you have a dream trip in the making!
Dream Trip Sample
Traveler: 2 people
Starting from: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York
Experience: Beach, Getaway, History
Trip Duration: 14 days
Comfort Level: Upscale
Budget for Air fare and Hotels for 2 people: $4,400-4,850
This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend 14 days with beach time, historic sights and relaxation surrounded by forests and rice paddies from $4,400 for two people, including flights in premium economy and stays in luxurious hotels!
You’ll start your trip with a premium economy flight, offering you priority check-in, luggage handling and boarding, before enjoying your spacious seats, extensive entertainment on personal screens and meal service selected from a menu!
Once you reach Bali, you check into your upscale hotel in the Legian or Seminyak area, like the pullman Legian Nirvana. The first four nights of this trip will be spend on a beach, with a chance to relax in the sun, walk along the long, sandy beaches and enjoy the warm water! You’ll have a chance to enjoy great food from hundreds of restaurants, have inexpensive, yet luxurious massages or browse the many shops to your heart’s content.
After a few days of having relaxed into the pace of the island, it’s time to do some sightseeing and move on to Ubud. 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! At the end of the day, he can drop you off at your new hotel just outside the center of Ubud. You will be pampered in your generous villa with your private infinity pool overlooking the forest, like at The Lokha Ubud. On 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. There are lots of good restaurants here as well 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! You can take another day to explore the mountains, lakes and forests of central Bali to breathe in some of the beautiful nature Bali offers.
Before you head back to Europe, you have four more nights on the Beaches of Bali. For a different, more resort style experience, you check into a beachfront, luxury hotel on Nusa Dua beach. You are only steps from the long, white beach and will be pampered around the clock at the exclusive resorts.
Does this sounds like a great alternative to yet another vacation on Hawaii or in the Caribbean – 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, Ubud, Lombok and Gili-Islands to find out why!
Bali is served by many carriers from around the region, making the flights very affordable, even more so when you book in advance during one of the many sales available throughout the year. 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 & 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!
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 this sounds like a great itinerary – but you are on a budget or are not living in the US: Check out my DreamTrips for budget trips to Bali from Asia or mid-scale trips from Europe!
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!