Holidays in Bali are a dream come true, see how to organize them yourself!

Bali is a relatively small island that has been attracting more and more tourists and stars for years who decide to spend their holidays there. Travel agencies do offer trips to this island, but they are very expensive and often unprofitable, because after calculating the costs it turns out that you can organize a great trip yourself! View our ways to organize your dream trip in an accessible way!

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Holiday in Bali – practical information

Indonesia is a beautiful destination that many people dream of traveling. Small villages, tree houses, picturesque beaches and coves and warm days are just a few things that characterize this direction. But what is worth knowing before you travel? It is worth looking for a suitable time to travel first, Bali is best visited during the dry season, which lasts from May to the end of September, when it does not rain and the temperature fluctuates between 27 and 32 degrees. The rainy season lasts from October to the end of April, which, as the name suggests, is characterized by heavy rainfall and high temperatures, which makes visiting the islands very difficult and unpleasant. Vaccination is also an important aspect prior to travel. Doctors recommend that we get vaccinated against: tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A and B and against the coronavirus. It is extremely important because in tropical countries it is very easy to get infected or sick, so it is worth taking care of your health before traveling. In addition, you should also remember to bring a first aid kit, because in Indonesia pharmacies are located in major cities, often several kilometers apart. In our first aid kit we should have: painkillers (eg Ketonal, Ibuprom, Apap and Paracetamol), medicines for food poisoning and diarrhea (eg Stoperan, Smecta, Coal), electrolytes, plasters and insect repellent and of course medicines we take for Constant.

Holiday in Bali – Flights, Visa, Pandemic Restrictions

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Poland to Indonesia, specifically to the destination airport Denpasar. The flight offers connections to this destination with a layover in Singapore, and the cost of a return ticket in economy class is about PLN 2,500-3,500. The next line of connections is Qatar, which in the itinerary includes a transfer to Doha, and the cost of tickets is between PLN 2,800 and PLN 3,700. Emirates takes us to Denspasar with a transfer in Dubai, the cost in both directions is between PLN 3,000 -5,000. Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website or through websites such as Esky, Skyskinner or Kayak who will quickly and easily list all flights in the termianch we are interested in. Unfortunately ticket prices in Bali are very high, but they are compensated by low accommodation prices of a very high standard. A very important point when planning a trip to Bali is a visa! Fortunately, Indonesia has started issuing VISA ON ARRIVAL again, a visa that you do not need to apply for before, but that you keep in your passport after arrival at your destination. Poland is on the list of 42 countries that qualify. However, you must meet certain requirements ie hold a valid passport, certificate of full vaccination, proof of hotel booking for at least one night. If we are planning a longer stay we will need to apply for a longer B211 visa.

Holiday in Bali – islands and cities

Bali has a huge range of accommodations, and Airbnb offers a lot of interesting hotels at very attractive prices! The best places to stop are Ubud, Canggu and Uluhutu.

  • ubud is a town in the middle of the island with the best hotels offering for example accommodation in a tree house and swimming pools with nice pools. The suburbs of the city are full of rice paddies and terraces and coconut palms. This is a great place to calm your mind while strolling along the beach or the fields. In the center you will find a lot of fun and you can try the great Indonesian cuisine.
  • Uluhutu it is a surfer’s paradise as it is full of beaches, high cliffs with beautiful views, charming temples and beach bars on white sand beaches. It is a region known for its sandy beaches, the most beautiful of which include Dreamland Beach, Suluban Beach, Bingin Beach and Padang-Padang Beach. The town is only 30 kilometers from Canggu, so it is well worth visiting on a rented scooter and basking in the sun.
  • canggu is another city that will be a great base for Bali. It is a typical tourist town with a surfing climate, a beach for miles and access to the Balinese Sea. There you can do a lot of shopping in the local stores, try Indonesian snacks and relax in the massage parlors on the main street.

If you are in Bali, it is also worth visiting the islands Gili and Nusawith interesting hotels, beach bars and restaurants. Many local travel agencies offer tours, which are well worth doing if you don’t want to stay overnight.

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Holiday in Bali – accommodation

Bali is known for its many unusual hotels at very affordable prices. It pays to look for them through the Booking and Airbnb websites. The most popular are:

  • Kuwarasan Resort – is a beautiful hotel located in the middle of rice fields, six kilometers from the center of Ubud. The perfect place to unwind and rest from the hustle and bustle of civilization, where you can try fantastic Indonesian cuisine, relax by the pool, practice yoga in a beautiful pavilion or have a relaxing massage.
  • Kyon Jungle Resort – is a five-star hotel on a hill about nine kilometers from the center of Ubud. It is the capital of tranquility and greenery, as the resort is surrounded by palm trees, trees and lush vegetation. The hotel offers yoga classes, afternoon tea and cake, breakfast and city center transfers included in the price. It is definitely one of the most beautiful hotels in Bali where the price per night is PLN 950.
  • Basundari Yoha Retreat – is a boutique hotel located two kilometers from Ubud. It is characterized by spacious boho-style rooms, a beautiful pool and a huge yoga room. This place is definitely dedicated to those seeking tranquility and meditation. The price per night is about PLN 250.
  • LIFT – this is definitely the most interesting proposition in Ubud as it offers accommodation in a tree house! Their equipment is very modern and elegant. It is definitely worth booking your accommodation there well in advance.
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Holiday in Bali – attractions

Bali is not only beautiful beaches and rice fields, it is also an island with a thousand temples and even more chapels. The dominant religion is Balinese Hinduism and to these gods they are dedicated. It is worth seeing Pura Tanah Lot, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan and Pura Beskih, the largest temple complex in Bali. In addition to the temples, the royal water palaces are also worth a visit, these are the most beautiful and well-kept places in Bali. The most popular are the water palaces in Ujung and Tirta Gangga, and near Ubud there is one of the most interesting temple complexes – Para Tirta Empul, here, according to tradition, is a spring with magical powers† A great place, not dominated by tourists, is the Sekumpul waterfall, whose uniqueness lies in the fact that it consists of seven waterfalls, the highest of which is a whopping 80 meters. The beautiful views on the way to the waterfall, the green wall and swimming in the crystal clear waters are well worth experiencing. Also underwater you can experience the unique sensation of swimming among turtles, as you can experience on the Gili Islands. The easiest way to see them is by snorkeling by boat or at Turtle Beach on the northeastern tip of Gili Trawangan Island. Water lovers should visit Waterbom Park, which is located in the center of Kuta. It is a place with something for everyone, there are enough slides for both children and adults, you can also surf or get a massage.

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Visiting Bali is a dream of many travelers. Beautiful scenic landscapes, waterfalls and rice fields are attracting more and more tourists and stars. It is not a cheap trip, but the experience and atmosphere certainly make up for the many flying hours and hardships. Bali is best explored with scooters, renting them on site is very cheap and allows you to reach the most hidden corners of the island. Do you dream of a holiday in Bali?

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