I have been getting lots of requests about Asia travel tips lately, so thought I should write about my Bali experience. I have traveled to Asia twice, but both times were before I started travel blogging, so unfortunately, I don’t have any “Insta-worthy” photos to share (but I did add a few from my Iphone3 or whatever I had back in 2015.) However, I CAN share my experience with you!
Bali is one of my favorite places in the world and I’d highly recommend each and every one of you to pack a bag and get there ASAP. The best part about Bali is how affordable it is once you’re there! You can treat yourself on accommodations, food, drinks, and transportation because everything is sooo cheap in comparison to the United States.
There are many different regions of Bali and every place is about 30 min to 2 hours apart. Below are the areas we explored:
We spent most of our time in Seminyak, which is like the Miami of Bali. Lots of swanky hotels, beach clubs, and good nightlife here. We actually stayed at the Courtyard Marriott for most of our time in Seminyak, which I know sounds like an odd place to stay in Bali, but let me tell y’all… this is NOT your average Courtyard Marriott. All I’m going to say is that it has a swim up pool bar and private beach access, which I think speaks for itself.
We also stayed a few nights at the W Seminyak, which was incredible and located right on the beach.
I’m sure LOTS has changed here since I went back in 2015, but two places that I still see frequently pop up on my Instagram are:
Potato Head Beach Club– Bali’s most famous beach club. Check out this blog post for everything you need to know before you go. http://www.eattravelraverepeat.com/travel/potato-head-beach-club-bali
Motel Mexicola– colorful and vibrant atmosphere with great food, drinks, and nightlife.
La Favela– A Brazilian themed night club where the party never stops.
Ubud is every yogi’s dream. We almost didn’t go to Ubud and I’m sooo thankful that we did! It’s a little jungle paradise oasis and should not be missed if you travel to Bali. After partying in Seminyak, Ubud was the perfect place to detox and relax. I went to Bali with one of my best friend’s Chelsea and we always find ourselves on accidental romantic vacations together haha. Ubud was definitely one of those scenarios.
We had booked a room at The Maya Resort and upon arrival got complimentary upgraded to a private villa with our own personal dipping pool. It was INSANE. We also splurged here on massages and the spa was open-air to the jungle paradise and I’ve never been somewhere so relaxing. We ended up spending almost all of our time in Ubud at the resort, except for one afternoon where we went to the Monkey Forest. https://www.monkeyforestubud.com/
If you’re a beach bum, you’re definitely going to want to head to Uluwatu for a few nights. We went on a Sunday night for the world-famous Single Fin Party. Every Sunday Night Single Fin hosts an epic party that almost every one on the island will travel to. Be sure to attend this one!
Other places we wish we had visited were Canggu and Gilli islands. As I mentioned, I went to Bali back in 2015, so I’m sure lots has changed since I was there. If you’re looking for more specifics on where to stay, eat, and drink in each place, check out my friend Christina’s blog for the Ultimate Bali Travel Guide. https://www.jetsetchristina.com/the-ultimate-bali-travel-guide/ Christina spends a few months a year in Bali every year, so she’s the best person to ask when it comes to up-to-date Bali recommendations!