Bali
Bali is hugely popular as a honeymoon destination, and rightfully so. It is home to beautiful beaches, 5-star resorts, rich culture, dramatic scenery, wellness living, fine-dining restaurants, fun-filled beach clubs and a huge party scene. Whether you are looking for a sun-soaked beach getaway, a relaxing spa vacation or an exciting adventure, Bali has something in store for you.

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When to go to Bali

The best time to go Bali is from May to September when it is dry and sunny. May, June, Sept is the low season during the dry season, so you get cheaper prices.

Bali has a tropical climate, with only 2 seasons in the year – wet and dry. The dry season is from April to September, and the rainy season is from October to end March. The average temperature is 80°F (28°C).

The high season is from July and August. Easter in April and Christmas in December are also peak periods and prices will skyrocket. 

You can still visit Bali during the rainy season, though I would advise against it if you are looking to climb the volcanoes, do water sports or dive. Diving is best from April to September. 

How many days do you need to explore Bali?

If it is your first time visiting Bali, I would recommend at least a week, in order to have enough time to visit the attractions and also relax. 

How much does it cost to travel to Bali?

What I love most about Bali is that it is a place for everyone. It is a 5-star luxury paradise, but at the same time has many affordable options for cheaper budgets.

Flights

A flight from Singapore to Bali (Denpasar) will cost about $250 – $300 during low season (September is the cheapest month to fly). It can go up to $500 onwards during peak season or public. holidays. 

Accommodation

There is a wide range of accommodation in Bali. 4-Star villas will range from $200 – $300 per night, and 5-star resorts will range from $300 upwards. Click here to see Bali resorts

The low season for cheaper accommodation is in Feb  March, May and September to November. I would recommend going in May and Sept as they are fall within the dry season. 

Food

When it comes to food, you can get cheap authentic food at warungs (local eateries). A good meal can range about $15-20 per couple. But with Bali being so touristy, do expect to pay “tourist” price for the more commercialised/popular places. Most of the beach clubs, bunch places, or restaurants will charge prices similar to Singapore rates. Depending on the place you go, a pizza will average $10 – $20, a beer $6 – 10, and a cocktail $10 – $15. Beachfront or sunset view places will definitely cost more. I’d budget about $40 – 50 per couple for each meal if you want to go to fancier places. 
*Prices in SGD. 

What to expect in Bali?

Language: The main languages spoken in Bali are Indonesian, Balinese and English.

Temperature: Situated near the equator, Bali has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 86°F (30°C)

Currency: The currency of Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah 1 SGD is about 50 Rupees. 

Credit Cards and ATMs: There are plenty of ATMs in Bali’s main cities like Ubud and Canggu. Most restaurants, cafes and bars accept credit cards. But make sure to bring cash along if you are eating at warungs (local eateries), or shopping at local stores. 

Connectivity: Most of Bali’s hotels, cafes and restaurants have wifi, you won’t have trouble getting connected once you get to those places. For convenience, I would suggest buying a SIM card at the airport

Plugs: The standard plug used in Bali is different from Singapore. It requires a two-pin plug (round). The power socket is type C/F, voltage 230V, frequency 50Hz. I always bring along a universal travel adapter (make sure it has surge protection). 

Safety: Bali is generally very safe. It’s enjoyed by many tourists so you won’t feel out of place. Just make sure to keep an eye on your belongings when enjoying the beach. There will be many beach vendors touting souvenirs and drinks. 

Which Area to Stay in Bali?

Kuta is the main touristy area of Bali. If you are looking to be in the hustle and bustle of it all, Kuta is the spot for you. There are countless restaurants, bars, and even the largest waterpark (Waterbom) is here. It is also close to the airport (10 minutes). See hotels in Kuta Beach and Downtown Kuta

Seminyak is also another popular area to stay, though it is more upmarket compared to Kuta. Most of the best restsaurants and nightlife are found in Seminyak. See hotels in Seminyak beach and Central Seminyak

Legian is sandwiched between Seminyak and Kuta. For those wanting to experience both areas, you can choose to stay here. It is less crowded compared to Kuta. See hotels in Legian Beach.  

If you prefer somewhere more exclusive, Nusa Dua is the 5-star luxury enclave in Bali. You get privacy, upscale living and fine-dining. See hotels in Nusa Dua

Jimbaran Bay used to be a fishing village. Here you will find many seafood restaurants and nice resorts, though not as many as Seminyak. If you want relaxing, nice beaches, you can stay here. See hotels in Jimbaran Bay

Another alternative for seclusion is Sanur, known to be laidback, slow-paced and suitable if you want to be away from it all (and is more affordable). See hotels in Sanur Beach

Up in the central highlands is Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali. Ubud is cultured, and offers an alternative to the beach scene. You will find dramatic landscapes like river valleys and rice terraces. A collection of 5-star retreats here offer great spa and wellness programs to suit (great for honeymooners). See hotels in Ubud

There are some very unique stays in Bali, where you can stay in an inflatable igloo, a sci-fi home, go glamping, live in the middle of padi fields, experience a jungle escape at the Hanging Gardens of Bali, or live in a safari among animals. There are many more unique experiences you can find on Airbnb (use our link for $62 off)

How to Get Around Bali?

Getting around Bali is relatively easy and transportation is cheap. Public transport is hard to come by, but you can easily get a taxi or Grab. A short 1 – 15 minute ride will cost about $5/6. Kuta to Seminyak (20 minutes) will cost about $8 – $10. If you are taking a taxi, make sure to take Bluebird Taxi, for they are metered taxis and are more dependable. 

Scooter rentals are available around the island for about $10 a day. You can also rent bicycles to tour areas for about $6. 

If your hotel does not include transfer, I suggest to pre-book this private transfer to pick you up from Denpasar (Ngurah Rai Airport) to avoid any hassle. 

Instead of joining tours, or the alternative to be figuring your route along the way, a hassle-free option is to book a private car charter to explore Bali at your own time. (We like using Klook because it’s reliable and has free cancellations). 

Your trip to Bali won’t be complete without doing at least one of the below. These are the iconic things to do in Bali that makes Bali the unique destination it is. Though it may not be possible to complete all in one trip, Matt and I have made it a point to visit Bali every 2 years to cross off this list.  

Top Things You Must Do in Bali

1. A Sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur
2. Visit the Tegalalang Rice Terraces 

3. Hike down to the foot of Sekumpul Waterfalls 
4. Visit Diamond Beach at Nusa Penida
5. Explore the Gili Islands
6. Visit the Monkey Forest in Ubud
7. Admire Sunset Views at Uluwatu Temple (and join their Kecak fire dance)
8.Go to the largest waterpark in Asia – WaterBom Bali
9. Go for a yoga/wellness retreat
10. Chill out at one of Bali’s beach bars
11. Go for a Balinese cooking class

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