10 Days Exploring Bali

Justine Thorner

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Justine Thorner

 
My husband and I found a super cheap flight through China Eastern Air ($600 RT!) and jumped at the opportunity to go to Bali!

Gili Teak hotel in Gili T.

Gili Teak Resort, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

LOVED this hotel! Seriously one of the coolest bathrooms I've ever seen - half indoor/half outdoor, 2 waterfall shower-heads, with a pond with fish swimming around you.

This hotel is right on the beach. They have a ton of beds/chairs/bean bags on the beach for you to enjoy and wait staff service on the beach. This is a little far from town, but I'd recommend that, as it is quieter, you get awesome sunsets, and still a 5 min bike ride from the center of Gili t.

Rent Snorkel Gear in Gili T

Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

There are a ton of locals renting snorkel gear on the side of the road. Ride your bike around, find one of these guys and rent snorkel gear for $5. Jump in the water where they tell you to go and you will see awesome fish, guaranteed! We saw a bunch of sea turtles snacking on sea grass.

Dinner at the Gili T night marketing

Night market, Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Head into town to the night market to catch a super LOCAL and FRESH seafood dinner. By local I mean do not expect anything fancy here, and this is probably not for the squeamish. Locals are selling freshly caught seafood that they grill up for you on the spot. There are so many fish and side dishes to try! Grab a bintang, walk around, and grab food from a few vendors!

Snorkel Trip around the Gili Islands

Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

Head into the main part of town and sign up for a snorkel trip around the 3 islands. This is a half-day, almost full-day activity. You'll snorkel at 3 locations, ride on a glass bottom boat and enjoy lunch and Bingtang's at a restaurant on Gili Air.

Breakfast at Kayu Cafe

Kayu Cafe, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Amazing and healthy little cafe. We came 2 days in a row it was so good! Great coffee, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, breakfast items. LOVED it. Overlooking the beach where the ferries come in.

Ferry to the Gili Islands

Padangbai, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Catch one of the high speed ferries from Padang Bai to the Gili Islands. The ferries are modern, and clean, with both outdoor and indoor seating. The ferry ride is about 2 hours.

Kajane Mua Hotel in Ubud

Kajane Mua, Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Great hotel at a really reasonable price in the heart of Ubud. The rooms were very big, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served to us daily in front of our own little pool. The Spa within the hotel was GREAT! The food at this hotel was also great.

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia

Head to the monkey forest, bring bananas or buy some when you arrive. There are SO many monkey's and they are NOT scared of humans! Really fun, and beautiful forest to walk around.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud

Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Walk around these beautiful rice terraces.

Luwak Coffee Tasting

Unnamed Road, Sumberwaru, Banyuputih, Kabupaten Situbondo, Jawa Timur 68374, Indonesia

There are a few of these around the Rice Terrace area in ubud. Stop by one! They are coffee plantations and they serve Luwak Coffee. Luwaks are tiny rodents who eat coffee beans, do not digest them fully and poop them out... CRAZY, but it is one of the most expensive coffee's in the world. Check out this process and try a ton of local coffee's & tea!

Mount Batur - Sunrise Hike!

Mount Batur, South Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Arrange to do a sunrise hike of Mount Batur. You'll have to leave your hotel around 230 am, but it is well worth it! The trek up is about 2 hours (in the dark!)... The views from the top are beautiful. Dress warm - it is cold at night and at the top.

Shop at Ubud Market

Ubud Market, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Stroll around Ubud Market and pick up awesome, handcrafted goods!

Lunch @ Locavore to go!

Locavore To Go, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Super cute cafe with healthy eats in Ubud!

Surf at Padang Padang

Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Rent Scooters in Uluwatu

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Scooters are really the only mode of transport! Have your hotel arrange for a rental. If you surf, ask for the surf board rack!

Check out Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

walk down the cliffs, and through the cliff to get a glimpse of the opening where the surfers go in and out!

Surf Uluwatu

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Only paddle out if you are experienced! Ask one of the local surf shops for details on how to get in and out of the cliff. Be careful!

Enjoy the Sunset at Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Nice beach, cute restaurants in the cliffs. Enjoy a very casual sunset here. If you surf - this is another good surf break! REEF Break so be cautious!

Best Restaurant in Bingin Beach Area - The Cashew Tree

The cashew tree bali

Healthy eats for any meal of the day! They also have a party with live music once a week - check to see which night it is!

Lunch at Suka Espresso

Suka Espresso, Jalan Labuansait, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Enjoy lunch or a coffee at Suka Espresso. They had amazing smoothie bowls!

Hotel in Bingin Beach

Boho Bingin Beach Bali, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Cute hotel, nice pool! Very relaxed, laid back. The staff were super accommodating. Less than a 5min walk from Bingin Beach.

 

Gili Teak hotel in Gili T.

Sleep
Gili Teak Resort, Gili Indah
LOVED this hotel! Seriously one of the coolest bathrooms I've ever seen - half indoor/half outdoor, 2 waterfall shower-heads, with a pond with fish swimming around you.

This hotel is right on the beach. They have a ton of beds/chairs/bean bags on the beach for you to enjoy and wait staff service on the beach. This is a little far from town, but I'd recommend that, as it is quieter, you get awesome sunsets, and still a 5 min bike ride from the center of Gili t.
 

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Rent Snorkel Gear in Gili T

Explore
Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah
There are a ton of locals renting snorkel gear on the side of the road. Ride your bike around, find one of these guys and rent snorkel gear for $5. Jump in the water where they tell you to go and you will see awesome fish, guaranteed! We saw a bunch of sea turtles snacking on sea grass.
 

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Dinner at the Gili T night marketing

Eat
Night market, Gili Trawangan
Head into town to the night market to catch a super LOCAL and FRESH seafood dinner. By local I mean do not expect anything fancy here, and this is probably not for the squeamish. Locals are selling freshly caught seafood that they grill up for you on the spot. There are so many fish and side dishes to try! Grab a bintang, walk around, and grab food from a few vendors!
 

View on Map

 

Snorkel Trip around the Gili Islands

Explore
Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah
Head into the main part of town and sign up for a snorkel trip around the 3 islands. This is a half-day, almost full-day activity. You'll snorkel at 3 locations, ride on a glass bottom boat and enjoy lunch and Bingtang's at a restaurant on Gili Air.
 

View on Map

 

Breakfast at Kayu Cafe

Eat
Kayu Cafe, Gili Indah
Amazing and healthy little cafe. We came 2 days in a row it was so good! Great coffee, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, breakfast items. LOVED it. Overlooking the beach where the ferries come in.
 

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Ferry to the Gili Islands

Get Around
Padangbai, Karangasem Regency
Catch one of the high speed ferries from Padang Bai to the Gili Islands. The ferries are modern, and clean, with both outdoor and indoor seating. The ferry ride is about 2 hours.
 

View on Map

 

Kajane Mua Hotel in Ubud

Sleep
Kajane Mua, Jalan Monkey Forest
Great hotel at a really reasonable price in the heart of Ubud. The rooms were very big, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served to us daily in front of our own little pool. The Spa within the hotel was GREAT! The food at this hotel was also great.
 

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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

Explore
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest
Head to the monkey forest, bring bananas or buy some when you arrive. There are SO many monkey's and they are NOT scared of humans! Really fun, and beautiful forest to walk around.
 

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud

Explore
Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegallalang
Walk around these beautiful rice terraces.
 

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Luwak Coffee Tasting

Eat Drink
Unnamed Road, Sumberwaru
There are a few of these around the Rice Terrace area in ubud. Stop by one! They are coffee plantations and they serve Luwak Coffee. Luwaks are tiny rodents who eat coffee beans, do not digest them fully and poop them out... CRAZY, but it is one of the most expensive coffee's in the world. Check out this process and try a ton of local coffee's & tea!
 

View on Map

 

Mount Batur - Sunrise Hike!

Explore
Mount Batur, South Batur
Arrange to do a sunrise hike of Mount Batur. You'll have to leave your hotel around 230 am, but it is well worth it! The trek up is about 2 hours (in the dark!)... The views from the top are beautiful. Dress warm - it is cold at night and at the top.
 

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Shop at Ubud Market

Shop
Ubud Market, Ubud
Stroll around Ubud Market and pick up awesome, handcrafted goods!
 

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Lunch @ Locavore to go!

Eat
Locavore To Go, Ubud
Super cute cafe with healthy eats in Ubud!
 

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Surf at Padang Padang

Explore
Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu
 

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Rent Scooters in Uluwatu

Get Around
Uluwatu beach, Pecatu
Scooters are really the only mode of transport! Have your hotel arrange for a rental. If you surf, ask for the surf board rack!
 

View on Map

 

Check out Uluwatu Beach

Explore
Uluwatu beach, Pecatu
walk down the cliffs, and through the cliff to get a glimpse of the opening where the surfers go in and out!
 

View on Map

 

Surf Uluwatu

Explore
Uluwatu beach, Pecatu
Only paddle out if you are experienced! Ask one of the local surf shops for details on how to get in and out of the cliff. Be careful!
 

View on Map

 

Enjoy the Sunset at Bingin Beach

Explore
Bingin Beach, Pecatu
Nice beach, cute restaurants in the cliffs. Enjoy a very casual sunset here. If you surf - this is another good surf break! REEF Break so be cautious!
 

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Best Restaurant in Bingin Beach Area - The Cashew Tree

Eat
The cashew tree bali,
Healthy eats for any meal of the day! They also have a party with live music once a week - check to see which night it is!
 

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Lunch at Suka Espresso

Eat
Suka Espresso, Jalan Labuansait
Enjoy lunch or a coffee at Suka Espresso. They had amazing smoothie bowls!
 

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Hotel in Bingin Beach

Sleep
Boho Bingin Beach Bali, Pecatu
Cute hotel, nice pool! Very relaxed, laid back. The staff were super accommodating. Less than a 5min walk from Bingin Beach.
 

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