A Pocket-friendly Bali Trip:
Coming from someone who has visited Bali before, it is a really beautiful place. Bali has really beautiful beaches and it is a really pretty place overall. The people are also very sweet. You might have little problem with the language but some of the people living there do speak English. Bali is relatively inexpensive due to the fact that daily expenses are considerably lower than in other countries. Meals, hotel accommodations, shopping, transportation fees, and all other expenses are significantly cheaper. According to the calculations, a good day in Bali costs roughly $80 per day. It is a great place to visit if you are tied by a budget. Another thing to note, unlike common belief the food in Bali is not at all that bad so don’t worry about that.
Tips And Hacks To Save Money
So, here are some tips and life hacks that might help you save money;
- Eat like a local
Try to eat more of street food than going to a fancy restaurant. Street food and local is both cheaper and tastier. There are a ton of westernized restaurants meant to cater tourists. Sure, it is fun to order some good food but it can be quite expensive. I would also prefer to eat in the local markets, as they are quite budget- friendly.
- Book your hotel room online and in advance.
There are a lot of good deals available online and if you book in advance you get the hotel room at cheaper rates. My advice would be to book everything online from hotel accommodation to your trip of some museum (only if you wish to visit). You’ll get some amazing deals that can save a huge load of money.
- Rent a scooter in advance.
Instead of going everywhere in cabs or taxi which is very expensive (beware of the taxis. Taxis there are really expensive). Rent a scooter and save money. You could also go everywhere on foot which is what I opted for. Since, I’m not that good in riding a scooter and did not want to get injured. But if you are not comfortable with both riding a scooter and walking, then do not worry you will easily find a taxi there. A pro tip, if you are opting for traveling in taxi or a cab, find people who are visiting the same place as you are and divide your share of pay.
- Try to pay with cash.
Instead of online payment or credit card try to carry cash with you. A lot of places like restaurants and hotels or shops do not accept credit card in Bali so carry enough cash. The stores that do take credit card or other online payment methods are usually very expensive. Such small things can make your travel really budget friendly.
- Bring a water bottle with you.
This might seem like a very weird tip but it works, trust me. Only if I knew this before I would have done the same. Going for the bottled or packaged water can be expensive there.
- Another tip, try to plan out your vacation before hand. You could make an itinerary, it’s really helpful. Before going you could look for cheap places to stay in or cheap restaurants to eat at.
Budget Friendly Places To Visit In Bali:
Since, everybody is visiting Kuta and Seminiyak I mean I did too. But if you want to get away from the crowd you could visit some other places which are a little cheaper, like:
It is a sleepy coastal strip of fishing villages at the foot of Mount Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano. It is on the eastern coast of Bali, several hours away from Ubud or Kuta. Amed, is kind of rustic and has those old town vintage vibes. It is a small and quiet place with black sand beaches and little bit of that night life. Amed does have the best diving in all of Bali.
If you prefer to spend more time in the mountains than on the beach and Ubud is a little out of your price range, head to Munduk for fresh air, beautiful view, and a really good organic coffee. Located in the northern highlands of Bali, Munduk is a gorgeous region that’s less frequently traveled by travelers.
Famous Places To Visit In Bali
There are so many places in Bali that attract tourists. But I am going to write about the few of them that stand out and you should not miss.
Pura Tanah Lot
About 20 kilometers northwest of Kuta, Pura Tanah Lot (“Pura” means temple in Balinese) is one of Bali’s most iconic temples. Its spectacular seaside setting, on a rocky islet surrounded by crashing waves wows all who visit.
For the Balinese people, it is one of the most sacred of all the island’s sea temples. Although foreigners can’t enter any of the temples, you can walk across to the main temple at low tide, and it’s fun to wander along the paths taking photos and soaking up the magnificent setting.
This sacred active volcano lies in Kintamani district in Bali’s central highlands, about an hour’s drive from Ubud, and the trek to the summit to watch the sunrise has long graced the list of top things to do in Bali.
The hike, along well-marked trails, is relatively easy and usually takes about two to three hours. Guided treks typically include a picnic breakfast, with eggs cooked by the steam from the active volcano. On a clear day, the views are spectacular, stretching all the way across the Batur caldera; the surrounding mountain range; and beautiful Lake Batur, the island’s main source of irrigation water.
Nusa Dua Beach
Want an escape from Bali’s urban buzz? Nusa Dua Beach is your answer. Here, you can recline on a comfortable sun lounger, cool drink in hand, and listen to the gentle slosh of surf on silky, white sands. You won’t get that cultural hit elsewhere in Bali. This is a gated resort area on its own private peninsula after all, but if it’s peace and relatively pristine sands you seek, you’ll find it here, at one of Bali’s best beaches.
This famous stretch of sand, along with neighboring Legain and Seminiyak beaches just to the north, is one of the most happening places in Bali. You’ll have a fun day out here — especially if you’re a beginner surfer or you just want to soak up the scene.
You can book surf lessons and rent surfboards, boogie boards, sun loungers, and umbrellas directly from vendors set up on the sand, and plenty of cafés and restaurants border the beach.
You might have seen this place before on Instagram or Pinterest. It is really famous and beautiful. Bali swing is currently the most hyped up and hottest spot among tourists. It has incredible views, exciting adventure and inspirational environment.