Day 1 – Kuta
Relax, get to know your surroundings, make tour arrangements or find a driver.
Find cool food options (street food is my favourite, just choose carefully to avoid Bali belly)
Later hit the hotel pool or Kuta beach (famous surf beach).
Day 2 – Nusa Dua and Uluwatu
Get your adrenaline pumping as you take a private car to Tanjung benoa beach for all kinds of water activities.
- Tip 1: Negotiate for prices always. Start at a much lower price and then meet halfway with the sales man.
- Tip 2: There is a queue for some popular activities like sea walking, therefore get there early.
Finish the day off enjoying the sunset at Uluwatu Temple. Watch your belongings because the monkeys are out to hunt too.
Day 3 – Seminyak
Get your comfortable shoes on and go shopping around Seminyak, everything about this little beach town is made so attractive for tourists.
I love that it’s close to the airport, Legian (club central) and Ubud (Yoga capital). Every corner has something interesting to see, it was my absolute favourite
A combination of a sunset, dinner and yummy cocktails make a perfect end to your day in Seminyak. Along the beach, you will find all kinds of beach clubs that will get your blood pumping or chilled and fulfil the fantasies of your stomach. Some of my favourites include Cocoon, Potato Head and Ku De Ta.
- Tip: Seminyak is perfect location for doing day trips to other places like Nusa Dua; but the beach is also walking distance to most hotels, so avoid paying for transport and walk…it’s good for you after all:-)
Day 4 – Ubud (outskirts)
This day is all about ticking off the bucket list things/places. So have a good breakfast, get comfortable shoes on, ensure your camera and other gadgets are charged and lets go.
The monkey forest, introduces you to some of the smartest animals ever. If you have something dangling, it’s most likely they will take it. So be careful what you wear or carry with you (Entrance fees 20,000 IDR).
Visiting Tegalalang Rice Terraces was a dream for me; it is picturesque, it is peaceful, it is green and it’s hard work. So please be generous when you visit but don’t be gullible either. There are restaurants overlooking the terraces and it makes for a perfect breakfast or lunch view.
Tegenungan waterfalls and many other waterfalls make up for Ubud’s lack of beaches. It is so refreshing especially after adventuring through the rice paddies or running around with the monkeys (Entrance fees 10,000 IDR).
Day 5 – Ubud (central)
Explore the famous Ubud Markets, where you will most likely to fall in love with all things colour. Then head to Sari Organik for lunch or a yummy mock-tail or a fresh coconut drink all while looking out to incredible rice paddies.
- Tip: There are so many photo opportunities on the way to this restaurant, so I recommend to walk one way and scooter it the other way.
Enjoy a class of yoga or meditation, and then pamper yourself from head to toe with facials, full body massages etc. with so little money but great quality.
Day 6 – Canggu
If possible, get a red eye flight from Bali back to your home country. This then gives you a whole day to enjoy this place one last time.
In 12 hours, sleep in (check out is 12pm for most hotels in Bali), get your last minute shopping for family and friends, pack it all in your suitcase, and then head to Finn’s beach club in Canggu to get relaxed or turnt up with drinks, food and meeting new people. This is one way to spend your last day, however do as you please.
- Tip 1: Finns beach club in Canggu is cheaper and closer to the airport than the one in Uluwatu.
- Tip 2: Stay closer to the airport on your day of travel.
How far is what???
- Denpasar international airport is in Kuta, approximately 15mins to the centre of Kuta.
- Seminyak is approx. 30mins from Kuta
- Uluwatu is approx. 30-45mins from Seminyak
- Ubud is approx. 1hr from Seminyak
Live your colourful adventure!