Updated 2019: Bali fulfills many dreams – from beautiful beaches to lush forests, from surfing the waves to relaxing among the rice paddies, from historic sights to nature & adventure. Thankfully, you can see a lot without spending a fortune. But there a plenty of taxi scams and there is no public transport, so check out my travel tips for getting … Continue reading
Nusa Dua Beach
Bali is one of my favorite islands and has fantastic beaches that invite to long walks, surfing and swimming. But the most popular beaches can get crowded. If you are looking for a family resort vacation without the crowds, consider the resort area of Nusa Dua. A number of high-end resorts stretch along the beach, giving you lots of choices without the crowds you’ll find in Kuta or Legian!
Check out my Guide to the Best Beaches of Bali to find the one that’s right for you!
Breeze at Samaya, Bali
Bali is a great destination for a romantic getaway. A dinner along the beach with the most dramatic sunsets every night – what could be more romantic? The Breeze at Samaya pictured above is a fantastic place to have dinner – or stay.
To plan your own romantic getaway, check my recommendations for Bali’s Best Beaches!
One of my favorite things to do in Ubud is to hike along the many trails through the rice paddies. It takes only a few minutes walk to escape the crowds in Ubud and you are walking among the rice fields and forests, with few people around. A few small restaurants cater to visitors, so you can have a cold … Continue reading
You are planning a romantic getaway and are looking for an exotic destination and a luxurious treat? Bali in Indonesia offers a unique combination of miles of sandy, white beaches and remote rainforests and rice fields, offering you two very different, relaxing experiences in one trip. And Bali knows how to pamper you in luxury without breaking the bank! This … Continue reading
There are a lot of choices for Italian food on Bali and, at least according to former US President Obama, the best pizza can be found at Colosseum in Seminyak, Bali. I tend to agree, the pizza is very good – add friendly service and reasonable prices and you have the makings of a star worthy of presidential praise! … Continue reading
The Destiny Boutique Hotel in Seminyak, Bali, is only a few minutes walk from the beach in my favorite neighborhood and offers modern rooms and friendly service. You get a nice pool and great views from the rooftop, all at a bargain price, making this good value for a beach vacation on Bali! It’s worth a look, if you are … Continue reading
Sweet Orange WarungTrail near Ubud
Your first impression of Ubud is likely to be traffic gridlock and tourist crowds. But what brings most return visitors back to Ubud is the beautiful nature that’s just a short walk away, the serene environment and the calming influence it has no you!
To avoid the crowds and plan your own relaxing getaway, read my Destination Guide Ubud!
The Element by Westin Bali Ubud offers a Heavenly bed, some of the fastest internet on Bali and the opportunity to earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points. The service is friendly and professional, the restaurants serves a nice breakfast and you have a pool, spa and even yoga classes to stay active. The location outside town at a major road … Continue reading
The Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach has a great oceanfront location near the Boardwalk Mall in the Kuta/Legian area of Bali and offers stylish, newly renovated rooms and full service amenities at a great-value price. After my hotel inspection I’m sure to stay here on a future Bali trip and recommend you give it a try! … Continue reading