Bali is the destination you’ve been waiting for if you’re looking for adventure, instagramable photo scenes, amazing temples and great food diversity. With this guide, I will explain what we did in just 7 days on our first visit to the “Paradise Island”.
You have to consider that your days will start at 7am (or ealier depending on your jetlag) and will probably end at 9pm.
Day 1 – Uluwatu & Balangan beach
Since you probably landed in Denpasar airport, it’s best to stay in the area of Canggu, as it has lots of great accomodations and it is also very close to some beautiful sites.
We stayed at a wonderful villa we found at Berawa Beach Estate. There we had a wonderful pool by ourselves and an awesome continental breakfast every morning!
Our first day we rented a scooter as it is the most convenient and cheap way to move around Bali.
We headed to the south of Canggu, to visit the temple of Uluwatu. This temple is located almost 1 hour away by bike and it is known to be one of the six most sacred temples in Bali. The place is fantastic as you can see the temple over a cliff near the sea and I can imagine the sunset is beautiful there!
In this place you can have lunch for only 2$ and it is pretty decent.
After visiting Uluwatu for 2 hours, we decided to go to Jimbaran beach to see the sunset as it was close by and they had really recommended this place on the Lonely Planet book of Bali. However, once we got to Jimbaran beach, we saw it was very dirty and full of abandoned boats like if there had been a huricane or something, but it hadn’t.
So, I looked on TripAdvisor other close sites to see, and we found Balangan beach. I can guarantee that if you see the sunset in this place you will absolutly enjoy it!
After a long day remebering how to ride a scooter again and fighting against jetlag, we headed back to our villa in Canggu to rest a bit.
Day 2 – Canggu & Tanah Lot
We decided to discover the beautiful city of Canggu as we were already there and we had realised there were many things to see. In Canggu there is a very active social life. Many cafes, restaurants and shops that you can experience, at this surfer’s paradise!
Pura Tanah Lot, as it is officially known, is one of the most sacred temples in Bali along with Uluwatu. This place is very well know for its temples built in rocks in the sea. It is very peculiar to see and it is even more spectacular to see the sunset there.
Nusa Penida is almost a must if you want to see this beautiful site…
To go to Nusa Penida, its best if you book the fast boat in advance rather than the day before. This will avoid you paying extra money!
Not sure if you noticed, but I got a major sun burn on my neck, arms and legs.
Pack some sunscreen!
After another peaceful night in our Hotel Grand Palace Bali the next day was going to be a shopping and relaxing day in Canggu!
Day 7 – Canggu, pool time & shopping
Off course on every trip there has to be some relax. Our way of relax is simple, wake up late, eat a good breakfast, rest by the pool, siesta, and shopping in the afternoon!
Canggu is the perfect city for you to do all that, and more! As we mentioned before, Canggu is full of nice restaurants were you can eat anything for a few bucks!
Also, there are some really good clothes brands which I never heard about before, that I really like now. Atila & CO per exemple!
Not much left for this trip! If you have some questions, feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!
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Peace & out!
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