Round the world: Bali

Planning an overseas escape? Bali is a stunning tropical paradise where you can sip cocktails, sunbathe and hike in nature without breaking the bank. If you’re planning a trip to Bali, check out these tips our resident travel blogger swears by.

Ticked off the bucket list

  • Sanur

  • Ubud

  • Kuta

  • Uluwatu Temple

Top songs on the playlist

  • Island in the sun – Weezer

  • No scrubs – TLC

  • Shake it off – Taylor Swift

  • Thunder – Imagine Dragons

What to do

  • Parasailing in Nusa Dua
  • ATV tour through Haunted Valley
  • Have a spa day
  • Learn to dive
  • Visit Uluwatu Temple
  • Helicopter rides
  • Cooking classes
  • Visit the monkey forest
  • Snorkelling
  • Swim with manta rays
  • Relax or train at a yoga retreat
  • Canyoning at the Kalimudah Canyon


bali beach


Travel hacks

  • Visa’s are given on arrival when making your way through customs. Ask your travel agent for more information
  • Best time to travel: May, June and September
  • The wage in Bali is very low, so it’s appropriate to leave at least 5000Rp or 10% or more as a tip
  • Bartering – any street vendor will give you a price that is twice of what they will expect you to pay. If you start negotiating, you will both come to a reasonable price
  • All high-end hotels and restaurants add 21% to the bill for tax and service – called ‘plus plus’
bali sanur



bali ubud



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  1. Vikki Sainsbury October 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I have never been but have friends/family that have and they loved Bali – one theme is how cheap everything is, including tattoos!! haha

  2. Gabriella Monaghan October 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Sounds beautiful. Bali is another place that my parents loved and I will definitely be taking my girls over when they are a bit older.

  3. Jaqui Dyne October 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I absolutely loved my holiday to Bali..its to be noted thought that bartering can become abit tiresome this was the only negative for me. The warmth and culture was just amazing!

  4. Kym Moore October 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    That was really interesting! Bartering scares me a bit! But I like the idea of visiting monkey forest or seeing manta rays.

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