Before you start reading this post, you need to know something. NEVER PLAN A 4 DAY ONLY TRIP TO BALI. BIG MISTAKE! Haha this place is heavenly, surely needs more than 4 days.
And also before I start, I know it took me forever to publish this post, but on the bright side HERE IT IS! ♡
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While booking and finalizing my trip to Vietnam.. I thought, why not Bali?
I’ve always always alwaaaays wanted to visit Bali. No matter how, no matter what. 2017, was THE year for drive visit.
For the past year and due to work commitments, I wasn’t able to hop onto multiple countries nor multiple cities. This year, since i’m more focused on my travels now, I’ve decided to start doing that.
First off, starting with combining Vietnam with Bali.
How do I get to Bali?
Bali is a small island set amidst the 17,000+ islands of the Indonesian archipelago. It is approx. 3 hours due south of Singapore, and 3 hours north of Perth, Australia. The international airport is called Ngurah Rai International, and the arrival city is Denpasar (DPS).
Since I as in Vietnam, I flew from Ho Chi Minh, to DPS via KL.
Which area in Bali?
Due to my super short stay, I had to search carefully and know what i’d like to do. After some research and going back to my blog post by Hello965 friends about Bali as well as the sponsoring hotel locations Bali, I finally decided to stay at Ubud.
How do I get to Ubud from the airport?
From the airport (Ngurah Rai International) to Ubud takes about one hour, and costs approx 300.000 rupiah ( about US$30 ). There is a Taxi Stand immediately to the right as you exit the airport luggage claim. Book a cab and they will give you a voucher.
What is the weather like?
As per my research, it is said that you can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius year-round!
From December to March, the West monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly.
From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you’ll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas.
That said, Ubud is in the mountains and has a unique microclimate where you can expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year. Sometimes you’ll even need a sweater or light jacket after the sun sets!
The question is, which one should it be? Ubud or Seminyak (Or another?).. Well.. You need to know the following first:
Ubud is far from Semiyak, roughly 1 hour to 1.5 hours, depending on the traffic. Cost of transport should be about IDR200,000 one-way.
Based on the above, I would recommend if you’d like to explore both, split! Stay a few nights in Ubud, and a few nights in Seminyak.
Ubud is the cultural, historical, and arts center of Bali.
In Ubud, I got to experience the nature, rice terraces, and coffee plantation & tasting. There are other things to do as I heard and read such as art museums, art galleries and Balinese dances.
Seminyak on the other hand is more alive and less quiet than Ubud. Seminyak has places such as beach clubs (Potato Head Beach Club is pretty famous)
Lotsa massage places in Seminyak as well all around in every corner!