A friend once said that not afdal if never travel to Bali, especially for an Indonesian nationality. In fact, there is always the first experience for each place.
If you are planning a trip to Bali for the first time, here are some practical tips on planning a tour in Bali.
What is going to Bali?
It is easy to choose the mode of transportation to Bali. There are many ways to Bali. The easiest, of course, boarded the plane.
Promo tickets once a way has been offered. All Indonesian airlines have ever offered these cheap tickets, one of which is Lion Air. LCC Airlines this one provides several routes to Bali from various cities. To get a cheaper ticket again, you can a Bus Pariwisata. Make sure you order it in advance, even a year earlier to get cheap tickets.
The other route is by land, you can take a bus to Bali, especially if you live in Java Island, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. The price varies depending on the distance. From Jakarta to Bali is usually around Rp 300,000.
When is the best time to come to Bali?
Throughout the year is a good time to travel to Bali. This is because Bali offers a variety of activities and tourist attractions. In the rain, you may visit museums and art centers.
However, if you’re eyeing the beach or nautical tourism and mountain, then select in the dry seasons or months of minimal rainfall, approximately between April and September.
In addition, you need to pay attention to the high traffic season or high season or peak season. In these times, prices will rise, especially for airfare, car rentals, and accommodation. The price increase could reach 25 percent. The solid season of visits is in June-August and November-January.
Not only the price is up, this time Bali will be crowded with tourists. So get ready for more jammed road conditions and more crowded attractions.
Where to stay?
Well, before you find out accommodation in Bali, ask first, which area in Bali you want to visit. Usually, for the first tourists to Bali will go directly to the south of Bali which is the center of tourist crowds in Bali.
The southern region is famous Kuta area. In Kuta many places of lodging. Adjust the budget you have. If you are looking for cheap rentals under $ 300 per night, you can look at Neighborhood Gang Poppies (1 and 2), Jalan Three Brothers, Jalan Raya Tuban, Gang Puspa Ayu, until Jalan Bakung Sari.
Sign into small alleys off the main roads such as Jalan Raya Kuta and Jalan Raya Tuban, then you will find small hotels all cheap guesthouses. Some even like Kos-kosan with the price can be under Rp 100.000.
Want a more luxurious?
Star hotels can be found in the area of Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jalan Legian, and Jalan Raya Kuta. The villas that offer privacy can be found in Seminyak area such as Jalan Drupadi.
Finding a hotel should be based on the recommendation of a previous hotel stay. Or, if you are desperate to find a hotel when arriving in Bali, just ask the taxi driver where he can recommend it.
Must stay in Kuta?
If you are not too happy with the hustle and bustle typical Kuta, you can choose another destination in Bali. Try the quieter areas of Sanur, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.
All three are adjacent to the beach. It’s just that the hotels in Nusa Dua quite expensive because of the concept resort area. You can also choose to stay in the area of Ubud that seems still natural. But there is no beach in this area. Only, Ubud is in Gianyar regency.
Gianyar has many interesting attractions, such as a zoo, safari park, cultural tourism, mountains, to the beach. Another option is Lovina area, Singaraja, The prices here are still cheap, both hotel and food. But the distance is far from the airport, about three hours.
In eastern Bali, the most dominant attraction is Candidasa area in Karangasem with its relatively unspoiled beaches. Many cheap inns and expensive resorts in the region. Another option is Nusa Lembongan.
While West Bali, you can try to stay at the famous Canggu area as a place to surf or around Tanah Lot. If you like a mountain and cool air, Jatiluwih area or around Mount Batukaru can be an option. This area is still relatively quiet.