Arrive in “Denpasar” airport, which is actually closer to Kuta. Chill for the rest of the day in Kuta’s busy beach, or have a stroll around the many western chains and shops.
Granny’s Hostel is a great place where to meet other travelers and have some fun. Prices range from Rs 11000 to Rs 15000 (Bali is expensive!)
Activities in Kuta:
Set up as a western town, kuta has lot to offer between bars, clubbing and surf lessons. Dont expect it to be much interesting though…
Hire a scooter in Kuta for Rs 50000 (hostel price) and explore the beautiful beaches in Bukit penisula.
Stay at Grannys for a second night.
On the beaches in Bukit you can have surf lessons as well as chill under the sun.
Watch the sun go down from Uluwatu temple, with an amazing view from the cliff.
Day 3 and Day 4
Explore the Gilis! Hop on the Wahama Fast Boat that leaves from Pedangbai each morning at 9, arriving at Gili T at 10:30 – if it’s not late! Usually fast boat services cost around Rs 1,200,000 return each person. We booked through the hostel and got it for Rs 550,000 instead, so check with your hotel first to see if they have promotions.
If on a budget, Izzi Home Stay is a great option. Rs 120,000 for a double with breakfast included, it’s 3 minutes from the beach.
If not on a budget, chose one of the amazing resorts that are sprawiling out here!
Plenty of things to do here, from snorkling to diving to trekking, in Gili T as well as Air and Meno, the neighbouring ones.
Take the ride back with the morning boat from Gili to Penangbai, and from there to Ubud by car (included in the price).
Near from the drop off place, and at the heart of Ubud, you can find Tunjung Bungalows, a temple-looking guest house which rents its double rooms for Rs 150,000 a night.
Sacred Monkey Sanctuary, shopping in some cute little shops, take a stroll around town, join one of the many yoga classes.
Rent a scooter (Rs 50,000) and explore the area around Ubud: Goa Gajah Waterfalls, Elephant Cave, Rice Terraces, etc.
Everything in Bali is pretty close, so pick whatever you like to see and go! There’s for every taste 🙂
Last day, airport time! 🙁
If you’d like to know more about my week there, and see some photos too, check my other post here.