Forget Kuta, these are the best places in Bali
BALI has long been a popular destination for Aussie travellers and it’s not hard to see why.
With its perfect mix of lush natural scenery and wild night-life, all at a very reasonable price, there really is something for everyone in this tropical local.
We asked six travel bloggers to let us in on their favourite Bali places.
Victoria from Pommie Travels: “I love Bingin because of its laid-back surfer vibe. It seems a million miles away from the super touristy area of Kuta and the luxury resorts of Seminyak.
“Located on the Bukit Peninsula, Bingin is basically a reef break with a quiet, hidden beach and wooden shacks built into the cliff face. Accommodation is cheap and you get to wake up to a view of the ocean.”
Alexandra from Alex in Wanderland: “Granted, I haven’t seen much of the beautiful island of Bali, but a few days in Ubud was enough to make me fall in love. A gorgeous hotel, a nearby yoga studio, cheap and charming spas, and cute cafes? I was sold.
“I also loved the opportunities for adventure, from getting lost on a motorbike in search of the perfect rice terrace to white water rafting through the lush jungle.”
NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND
Amanda and Chris from Almost Landing: Bali: “We love Nusa Lembongan Island, because it truly feels like an escape. Although tourism is definitely present, the island is still quiet and people are few and far between. The locals are friendly and go about their day as they normally would, unaffected by the tourist who may pass by.
“There’s so much to explore, which is fun to do by scooter. Stop off at pristine beaches, remote green fields with views for miles, and small beachside restaurants. Explore old abandoned temples, ride through lush green forest, or discover the neighbouring islands.
“This place is an awesome mix of relaxation, culture and amazing landscape. Only a short boat ride from the mainland of Bali. What we really love about Nusa Lembongan, is we really feel like we are exploring, seeing an untouched place and things that are new to our eyes.”