8 places you can’t miss in BALI!

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 Lonely PlanetIf you ever go to Bali, and you are not a lucky digital nomad or a famous Instagramer that can spend 30 days in the magical island, you might want to read this.

We decided to do a 7 days tour through the island, spoting Bali’s most iconic places and activities to get the maximum profit out of it. If by profit we understand amazing experiences and cool activities.

1. Sunrise at the Terrace Fields

Even you are not a morning person, try to get up at least one day at 6am and drive to Sideman, near Ubud. This location is perfect to enjoy the sunrise as there are several terrace fields that you can access pretty easy. This place is not as famous as the Tegalalang rice terraces, but one difference is that the Sidemen rice terraces aren’t as touristic as the Tegalalang and you can get amazing views like this one.

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 2. Get lost through the magical temples

Bali is full of temples, every single village has at least one and in most of them, you have to pay entrance or give some money just for charity. Usually, you are not allowed to go in with shorts or skirts, that’s why at the entrance you will get a very thin scarf to cover your legs. Here is a list of the 3 best temples you should not miss in Bali:

Tanah Lot Temple

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Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu temple

Semarapura Temple

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3. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is an Island 45 minutes away from Bali. You get there by speedboat from a little town called Sanur. We hired a round trip with a local driver that takes you to the most iconic spots in the island which are mainly 3: Broken beach, Angel’s Billabong and Kelingking beach.

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Angel’s Billabong

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Kelingking Beach

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4. Stay at the Best Villas

Bali has some of the most beautiful villa’s i’ve ever seen. If you want to have a place where you can relax after a hectic day, with your private pool at a good cost you might want to check out the villas from Berawa Beach State – www.villasdirectbali.com

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www.villasdirectbali.com

5. Have Lunch in a Trendy Cafe in Canggu

Canggu is the most beautiful town we saw in Bali (only our opinion 🙂 ). One of the things we enjoyed the most was the nice cafes and restaurants there. Lots of interesting gastronomic option for you to pick.

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I really recommend to visit:

Peloton Supershop

Nüde Restaurant

Milu by Nook

6. The Bali Swing

Next to Ubud, there is the famous Bali Swing. This place has several swings where you can take amazing pictures while you swing into “Da jungle”. I have to say I felt like a little kid and I would go there again anytime. However, take into consideration that this place is for wealthy moglies, as the entrance fee is 35 USD.

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7. Sunset in Balangan Beach

Bali has numerous beaches that you can enjoy a good sunset, but I found spectacular the one in Balangan Beach. The huge rock at the righ side of the beach and watching all the surfers surf on the leftside was just incredible.

I really recommend that you grab your scooter while in Canggu and go to this beach 2 hours before sunset to catch a good spot and have some beers!

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8. Handara Golf Resort, the famous gate

Handara Golf Resort is where the famous Balinese gate is located. Many instagramers visit this place in the north of Bali. I have to say it is spectacular. Definetly worth the ride!

We also stayed at the resort, but I’m sure you can find cheaper options nearby that will suit your budget better.

Handara Golf Resort
Handara Golf Resort

This is it guys! If you have recommendations about Bali, feel free to write us a note and we will be very happy to explore them!

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Ivan

Bali, The Ultimate 7 day Guide

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Community_800px_filled_blueBali 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!

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www.villasdirectbali.com

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!

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Uluwatu Temple view

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!

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Balangan Beach
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Balangan Beach

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!

We had a good & healthy lunch in Nüde restaurant, then we drove to Tanah Lot temple. It is only 20 minutes away from the area of Canggu by scooter.

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.

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Nusa Penida

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Can you spot me?

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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!

Also, you can find me on Instagram as @acecoolture go check my profile and follow my new adventures!

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Peace & out!

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