The Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta has large modern rooms as you expect from the brand in Asia – and the good news ends there. The service is terrible, the location is far from the beach and between two noisy roads and the tour groups frequenting this hotel are not helping it either and internet is so slow it … Continue reading
Planning a trip to Bali? Read why you should add Ubud to your itinerary – the peaceful town surrounded by rice paddies and forests is my favorite place on Bali! My destination guide Bali will help you find the best places to stay and eat without spending a fortune, the top things to see & do while you are in … Continue reading
The Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud is one of the few chain hotels in Ubud and larger than most. It has a peaceful setting on the edge of town, a beautiful resort pool, but you’ll have to make do with basic rooms in need of renovation and middling service at relatively high prices. Read my detailed review if it … Continue reading
The ibis Bali Legian Street in Legian, Bali’s most popular beach, is just a short walk from the Ocean. You get modern rooms, a rooftop pool and the option of a full breakfast at a bargain price! I tried it first during my “Bali on a Budget” trip and went back recently. The ibis Legian Street delivers what the ibis brand … Continue reading
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 – it’s easy and inexpensive to get to Bali and around the island! Read my travel tips for getting around Bali – … Continue reading
For my most recent trip to Bali, I booked a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Baruna Bai to meet the requirements of the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion – and despite its mediocre location, it turned out to be a positive surprise with nice rooms and great service. If you need a hotel close to the airport and the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The most likely source of annoyance to spoil your Bali vacation has been local transportation with taxi scams on every corner! Now, finally, uber has arrived improving personal transportation on the island and reducing the risk of getting scammed on your trip to or from your hotel! As they are new and understandably not very popular with the local taxi … Continue reading
I visit Bali regularly and on this trip wanted to return to Nusa Dua Beach – on a budget. And the Mercure Nusa Dua offers modern rooms, resort amenities and their own beach club – all at a fraction of what a beachfront hotel charges. It was my favorite hotel on this trip and is great for families or anybody … Continue reading
Bali can get very busy during the dry season from June to August and if you want to get away from the crowds to enjoy nature, head North to Lake Batur. With Mount Batur on one side and even higher Mount Agung on the other, you get some dramatic views. If you really want to get away, you can join a group or hire a mountain guide to take you to the top of these mountains for even better views!
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