Stay In Luxury
Visiting Bali ensures a memorable experience no matter what. This beautiful island is like a country by itself. When you stay in a villa in Seminyak you will get the highest of luxury service in a beautiful accommodation with all the comforts of home. A bedroom for every member of the family, a private pool that never closes, and a gourmet kitchen are at your disposal.
Anything else you would like is just a call away to the villa manager where they will arrange it for you. Want breakfast cooked and served to the whole family, then a private chef can be at the ready. Need a car and driver to see the whole island of Bali, not a problem. Here your dreams can come true and you can love like royalty.
When Do I Arrive
Temperatures here are always around twenty five so no worries there. But sometimes the rain can really, well, rain on your parade. May to October are the most popular times to visit. The weather is clear and sunny with only a couple rainy days. After October the peak tourist season ends and it’s often the most affordable month to visit with the crowds thinning out and adventures dropping their prices.
It is also, however, the rainy season where every day for a couple hours you will experience torrential downpours of cool clear rain that stops traffic and floors the low lying areas. This does not affect the daily life. All business is still open and ready for your patronage. There are still hours of sunshine, primarily in the mornings. Literally, every time of year is a great time to visit Bali.
How To Get Here
International flights that arrive in Bali land at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Despite its name this is the airport in Denpasar. After you land, avoid the crowds of shouting men trying to get you into their taxi for eight hundred thousand Rupiah. Make sure you have the Grab or Gojek app installed on your mobile to make getting a car fast and easy. This supports local drivers that make a living driving for these apps. Also there is no way they can overcharge you. The price is based on distance and is set by the app. Tips are always a good idea.
The airport is about an hour and a half drive to Ubud or just thirty minutes to your villa in Seminyak. The easiest thing to do however is to ask your villa manager to arrange a car to collect you at the airport. Too easy.
Points Not To Miss
In Kuta and Seminyak, the tourist centre of Bali, there is a long stretch of golden sand beach that hugs the west coast all the way from the airport on Jimbaran up to Canggu. It’s a beautiful place to rest and enjoy the warm ocean waters. Here you can find surfing lessons for a good price.
Rice fields are Bali’s main crop, and a huge part of the charm of places like Ubud where gorgeous old Balinese style houses snuggle up to the lush green rice field. You can sip a cold drink or have a delicious Nasi Goreng while watching the ducks roam the field, clearing the pests and fertilising it at the same time.
Eat Like A Local
Indonesian food will quickly find a place in your heart, and stomach. Restaurants in Bali are everything from authentic Balinese, Javanese, and Sumatran to Italian, Mexican or if you are really hungry and there is nothing else around then American. The local food is something everyone should try at least once. Try some of these.
The Powder Room
Best place in Ubud to grab a quick chocolate or an amazing handmade cola float. They make their own cola, and ice cream. The packaged treats are also simply divine!
A small posh cafe that is a part of the equally fantastic Putri Spa. Serving elevated Indonesian food and great burgers and chips. Try the smoothies and milkshakes if you’re craving something foreign.
Eat at a local Warung
The small, local eateries owned by families and selling traditional food. Try out Warung Melati in Seminyak or Warung Damar in Kuta. And especially Nasi Goreng Jakarta Timur Lungsiakan in Ubud! You won’t be disappointed and you will get a great taste of Bali.