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The Ultimate 2-Week Bali Itinerary You Need to Steal

There are a lot of competing ideas regarding what to do in Bali, Indonesia. Read any Bali guide and you’ll see that some find it to be a welcomed fantasy-like break from their hectic city lives. Others find it to be a tourist trap. Whatever your opinion is, this 2 week Bali itinerary is exactly what you need so you don’t miss anything in Bali.

No one can deny that Bali is a fantastic value-for-money beach destination. But which bits are the best to see? What if someone wants to see a little bit of everything?  Check out my Bali Guide to make the most of your next trip.

Itinerary Overview:

Fly on Friday

  • 3 Nights in Seminyak (Friday – Monday)
  • 3 Nights in Menjangan (Monday – Thursday)
  • 4 Nights in Ubud (Thursday – Monday)
  • 3 Nights in Kuta (Monday – Thursday)

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My Bali Guide will give you a good foundation to see all of the major tourist hotspots, plus some space to see some places that are off the beaten path. I’ve organized it so you’re in the tourist hotspots for the weekends so you can meet and mingle with other travelers during your time in Bali.

In comparison, I’ve scheduled downtime and scenic opportunities during the week when you’re more likely to want to sit and sunbathe or hunt for Instagram’s most iconic locations.  You’re welcome.

a map of Bali

Seminyak

Seminyak is a key tourist hotspot that has also been dubbed as ‘Little Australian’ (by me). It’s extremely popular for ex-pats and tourists alike due to its popping bar and cafe culture. This is also a Digital Nomad hub where foreigners can live an affordable island lifestyle with all of the amenities and treats that they are accustomed to back home.

Popular things to do in Seminyak include:

Visit Seminyak Beach

If I had to pick one thing that Seminyak is famous for, it absolutely has to be its stunning beaches. Famed for its golden sands and crystal clear waters, it’s no wonder that it’s a tourist hot spot, especially in the peak summer season.

With some of the island’s most luxurious resorts calling Seminyak’s beachfront area home, you can either stay in one of these amazing hotels and practically wake up on this gorgeous beach, or you can walk down from the town, grab a cocktail at one of the many beachfront bars and chill on a lounger all day long! Paradise, right?

Party at a Beach Club (Ku De Ta)

Beach clubs are probably one of the most popular ways to party in Seminyak. With plenty of bars and clubs all along the beach, and those gorgeous ocean views, honestly, what’s not to love?

One of the most famous beach clubs has to be Ku De Ta with its delicious sushi and burgers that help you indulge in more cocktails on the soft sands.

There’s often a DJ on at the Seminyak beach clubs so you can easily spend all night here, or you can have your food and a few drinks here before moving onto a more traditional nightclub further down the beach.

It’s worth mentioning that there’s normally a minimum spend of around $30-65 per table, so make sure you can cover that before you roll up.

Take a cooking class 

It’s hard to ignore the delicious food that can be found all around Seminyak and Bali in general. Come back from your beautiful vacation with a brand new skill and take a traditional cooking class. 

There are plenty to choose from in Seminyak, but the best ones will often include a tour around a local market as well. This way you can see all the local produce, find out what’s available back home, and then return to the kitchen and cook up a delicious storm!

Do CrossFit or Yoga 

Honestly, it might sound weird to do CrossFit in Bali, but Seminyak has a thriving CrossFit community that makes the most of the natural surroundings. With both yoga and CrossFit sessions often happening on the beachfront, this might just be the most picturesque workout you’ve ever had!

If you’re missing a regular workout or just want to stretch it all out after a long bus journey or flight, these are great places to do so. You might even have free CrossFit or yoga sessions available through your accommodation, so make sure you double-check.

Go boutique shopping

If you’re thinking about getting some retail therapy while you’re in Seminyak, there’s one road in particular that you need to visit -Jalan Raya Seminyak. Home to dozens of high-end international boutiques and local favorites, you’re sure to find something cool and unique on this 1.8 km-long street.

When you’ve had your fill of shopping, carve out time to check out the local galleries or just chill with a coffee or beer in one of the many cafes and restaurants along this iconic Seminyak street.

Hit the spa 

You don’t have to stay at one of the luxurious resorts in Seminyak to be treated to a traditional Balinese massage and some serious relaxation. There are dozens of spas in the town, all with amazing prices and services.

So, once you’ve gone hard on a night at a beach club, book a relaxing massage and some rest and relaxation at one of Seminyak’s amazing spas.

Eat, drink, party, repeat

If it’s not already clear, Seminyak is a party town. The beachfront is full of amazing bars and clubs you could easily go somewhere new every day and night for months and not hit the same spot twice.

A lot of people who visit Seminyak are there to let loose and have a good time, and that atmosphere is pretty infectious! If you have hangover days to spare, make sure you hit up a couple of parties.

Remember, Anthony Bourdain said a bowl of something spicy and a Coke are the ideal hangover cure, and Indonesia has that in spades! 

Water sports

If you’re looking to raise your heart rate, there are plenty of exciting water sports happening on Seminyak Beach. From parasailing to banana boats to jet skis, it’s not a super calm place to be out on the water!

Many of the resorts on the beachfront will run tours or rent jet skis or non-motorized crafts like kayaks or paddleboards out directly on the beach. Of course, these might be pricey, so check with your accommodation for the best deals before you book.  

Live your best Instagram life with an Instagram Tour

Honestly, I’m surprised that more tourist hotspots don’t have Instagram-specific tours now. If you want to unleash your inner influencer, you can actually book a dedicated Instagram Tour that takes you to all the iconic photo spots around Seminyak.

Go around the area with a social media expert and get all of those perfect shots and video content ready to boost those follower numbers. If you want quality content and want to bust through the crowds, this is the way to do it.

It’s worth mentioning that Seminyak is definitely a more ‘westernized’ part of the island and if you’re interested in partying and enjoying the beach resort life, this is the area for you!

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Accommodation in Seminyak

I would recommend staying with bVilla Bali. For a reasonable price, you’ll get your own villa with a pool and high cement walls to provide a bit of privacy for your family or Instagram shoots.

The private villa was outstanding and there’s an outdoor kitchen and patio area that’s perfect for escaping the sun in the afternoons when it can be quite warm. bVilla is ideal for families and groups of friends as well because you have so much space and privacy within a typically crowded area.

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Menjangan Island

Tucked away in the northern part of Bali, Menjangan Island is an incredible opportunity to experience a quieter side to Bali. It is part of Bali’s National Park and in the middle of 382 Hectares of lush, forest land.

Here you can have exciting experiences (such as horseback riding, scuba diving, or hiking) whilst enjoying all the little luxuries you might want in a 4 or 5-star resort. Menjangan is definitely beyond the average Instagrammer’s reach as it’s a four-hour drive from Seminyak, but it’s well worth the trip.

Popular things to do in Menjangan include:

  • Spa treatments overlooking the ocean
  • Water Sports in crystal-clear waters
  • Hikes in the National Park
  • Horse riding through the forest
  • Snorkeling and Diving
  • Balinese Cooking Classes

Spa treatments overlooking the ocean

With natural hot springs, lush and verdant mangrove surroundings, and stunning ocean views, it’s hard to think of a better place in the world to visit a spa. In addition to all the amazing traditional Balinese massages, you can treat yourself to a geothermal spa experience, wraps, and more. 

This truly is one of the most relaxing places in Bali with jungle, beach, and ocean all around you. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a hectic couple of days of travel.

Water Sports in crystal-clear waters

Prefer to glide over the top of these clear waters rather than dive in? There are so many places around Menjangan to hire canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards so that you can explore this beautiful area from the ocean.

It’s a chilled and relaxing way to head out on the water, and it’s relatively cheap with craft hire usually being paid for by the hour rather than full-day rentals that you don’t really end up using. 

Hikes in the National Park

With Menjangan being home to West Bali National Park, a day exploring this natural paradise is a must-do. There are a couple of reasons why this National Park is so beautiful and worth visiting from the trails to the protected beaches, and beyond.

However, this bigger (and strangest) draw has to be the fact that it’s home to a ton of wild deer. Yep, you read that correctly. They even chill out on the beach and play in the shallows, it’s a truly bizarre sight to see!

Horse riding through the forest

One of the cool things that you can do in Menganjan is go horse riding through the forest. Located in a beautiful nature reserve, you can go at your own pace and see all the native flora and fauna all around you!

If you love being surrounded by nature but don’t fancy hiking through the trails, this can be a cool alternative and something a little bit different.

Snorkeling and Diving

When the waters are this clear and pristine, there’s only one main water sport that you should be thinking about and that’s scuba diving. The area around Menjangan Island is super famous for its diving and snorkeling scene – and for good reason!

With so many resorts offering PADI courses so that you can become an accredited diver, you’re definitely in safe hands here, whether it’s your first diving experience or you’re an old hand in the water!

Balinese Cooking Classes

If you’re looking for more laidback cooking class experience than the ones in Seminyak, a class on Menjangan Island might be right up your street. Join a local family for a cooking class that uses the local ingredients and flavors of the region. 

Learn how to cook delicious local meals in an authentic way and in a relaxed setting. Although there are plenty of options out there, you might be able to get a deal if you book through your hotel or hostel.

With a visit to Menjangan Island, you can experience a more calm and natural side to Bali with this luxurious retreat away from all the commotion.

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Accommodation in Menjangan

I would 100% recommend staying with The Menjangan Resort & Spa. It’s the perfect juxtaposition to the more crowded side of Bali and it’s the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading back into the tourist hotspots. 

We stayed in a private beach-front villa and it was so relaxing to wake up to the sound of crashing waves and chirping birds.

Every morning, we were able to watch the sunrise whilst we walked along the shore with families of deer trailing behind us. We were able to detox easily from our hectic Hong Kong trip with fresh and organic food that was locally sourced and made with a Balinese twist. You can see my full review here.

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Ubud

Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia and it’s known as the culture hub of Bali. If you’re looking to experience traditional crafts, coffee, and tea tastings, and ceremonial fire dances, this is the place for you. 

Ubud is the more green and natural hub of Bali and it’s home to the infamous terraced rice paddies that everyone is ‘gramming about. There are many Hindu temples and shrines for you to visit as well.

Popular things to do in Ubud include:

Rice Field Walks

As one of the most iconic sights in Ubud, a rice field walk is a must-visit while you’re in this part of Bali. One of the best rice fields to check out has to be the Tegallalang rice fields, in the north of Ubud.

In fact, the Tegallalang rice fields have actually now been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Filled with rolling rice terraces, sweeping valley views, and bags of Balinese culture, this is somewhere you definitely have to check out while you’re in Ubud.

Hindu Temple Visits 

Now, let’s be honest, Bali isn’t short on temples, but some of the best temples lie in Ubud. Some of the most popular Hindu temples to visit include the Saraswati Temple and the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal.

Even if you’ve visited Buddhist temples elsewhere in the region, a visit to a Hindu temple is a must and it’s a completely different experience. In fact, the three main Hindu temples in Ubud make up the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, so make sure you bring your camera too! 

‘Kecak’ Fire Dance Performances 

Look, the Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali’s most famous art forms for a reason. Performed in an amphitheater on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean as the sun sets, these performances are beautiful, creative, and full of culture.

These performances take place right next to the Uluwatu Temple which overlooks one of the best surfing waves in the world. All in all, this is an amazing cultural event to witness in a stunning location.

Practicing Yoga

In Bali, you’re never too far away from a yoga class, but practicing yoga in the spiritual heartland of the island brings a whole new element to the experience. Flow alongside expert yogis, learn the basics, or deepen your practice in one of the most spiritual places in Bali.

Of course, if you want to focus more on your yoga practice, there are plenty of multi-day yoga retreats all around Bali, including in Ubud.

Cooking Classes 

Much like the cooking classes in Seminyak, the best cooking classes in Ubud include market tours where you really get to know the ingredients and flavors that you’re going to be working with. 

However, some of the cooking courses in Ubud go above and beyond with nine-course cooking classes and market tours. It’s literally a full-day experience and leaves you with enough food for the rest of your time in Ubud!

Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary 

Now, I’ve briefly mentioned visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, but it’s one of the most popular attractions in Ubud for a reason. Part nature reserve and part temple complex, this Ubud icon has a little something for everyone.

Of course, as with any temple complex where monkeys roam (I’m looking at your Angkor Wat!) make sure that you keep all your valuables in your bag or secured to your person, otherwise, you will probably lose it!

Tirta Empul Water Temple

If you want to be surrounded by gorgeous temples and holy waters, then you absolutely have to visit the Tirta Empul Water Temple. Honestly, if you visit just one Hindu temple, I’d recommend this one!

Known for its Hindu purification rituals, Tirta Empul Water Temple is visited by travelers and pilgrims from all around the world. As this is a temple, remember to have a sarong or scarf wrapped around your waist while exploring the complex.

Chase Waterfalls (Tegenungan)

What’s a visit to Bali without checking out some seriously beautiful waterfalls? While you can chase so many waterfalls, Tegenungan Waterfall is a favorite among visitors, and many tours go out there. 

One of the reasons it’s so popular is because there’s basically no hike to reach the base of the waterfall. From the car park, it’s 0.6 of a mile there and back, so it takes no time at all. Instead, you get to spend your time actually enjoying the waterfall itself!

Accommodation in Ubud

If you’re looking for a memorable experience in a charming boutique hotel in Ubud, treat yourself to the Mathis Retreat. The resort is located in the heart of the Balinese rice fields (perfect for Instagram!). Its private and intimate setting is perfect for couples or close friends.

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Kuta

Kuta is for those who want to experience Bali with the same familiarity of home. As one of Bali’s first tourist hubs, it’s the main destination for those who enjoy surfing, beach parties, and Western amenities.

Ideal for families or those who love all-inclusive experiences, Kuta promises to have all the same luxuries of home in a single, affordable space.

Visit Waterbom (Especially with kids!)

Honestly, who doesn’t love visiting a waterpark when it’s hot outside? It’s one of the most refreshing and fun things you can do, especially if you’re traveling with kids. Waterbom in Kuta is one of the best waterparks in the region with so many amazing rides and slides to choose from.

For the adults, there are also plenty of swim-up bars and lazy places to chill out and relax in the Balinese sunshine. If you’re visiting Bali as a family, Waterbom should definitely have a place on your itinerary.

Go shopping at Beachwalk

If you’re looking for a few souvenirs, a cute beach outfit, or just fancy wandering around the shops, Beachwalk in Kuta is a great place to visit. This shopping mall is covered and air-conditioned which definitely comes at a premium in Kuta, so take advantage!

Inside, there’s a decent blend of local and international stores and a food court for when you need a break from the retail therapy. If you need fresh air, the Beachwalk Mall actually has its own garden area too!

Visit the Vihara Dharmayana Kuta Temple 

Of course, no trip to Kuta would be complete without a visit to one of the prettiest and most ornate Chinese Buddhist temples in Bali, Vihara Dharmayana Kuta Temple. Dating all the way back to 1876, this historic temple complex is tranquil and full of culture and spirituality. 

This is actually the only Buddhist temple in Kuta and is well worth checking out for its amazing architecture and historical relevance!

Go surfing at Kuta Beach

Okay, have you even been to Bali if you don’t at least try to surf? Kuta Beach is a beautiful place to catch some rays, but it’s also well-known for its surf scene. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have been riding waves for a while, there’s definitely a wave on Kuta Beach with your name on it.

There are plenty of surf schools all along Kuta Beach to choose from if you want some instruction or if you just want advice about the beach break. Of course, lessons come with gear hire, so your instructor can pick the best board for your level.

Visit Bali Sea Turtle Society 

Want to meet some awesome sea turtles and help contribute to ongoing conservation efforts in the area? Well, you need to check out the Bali Sea Turtle Society. This free attraction runs on donations from visitors so you can learn more about these amazing creatures and help them at the same time.

If you’re in Bali between April and October, you might be in for a treat as it’s turtle-hatching season! See if you can join a nighttime tour to the beach to see this amazing natural wonder happen.

Spend the day at Legian Beach

If you’re looking for a lazy day relaxing on the soft golden sands, pack a beach bag and head to Legian Beach. Known for its beach bars and amazing sunset views, it’s a must-visit while you’re traveling in Kuta.

Many of the major resorts are back onto Legian Beach, so you can stay right on the sands if you book with a bigger chain hotel. Whether you stay on the beachfront or not, make sure you wander down for sunset at least once with a cocktail in hand. You can thank me later. 

Go to Upside Down World

Looking for something to do indoors? Well then, grab a ticket for Upside Down World. This amusing and obscure museum experience will have you walking on ceilings and questioning everything!

This is a great place to visit if you’re traveling with kids or exploring Kuta during the unpredictable rainy season and need to take shelter. Make sure you bring your camera for this one!

Watch a show at the Kuta Theatre 

If you want to experience Balinese culture, art, and sometimes even magic, head to the Kuta Theatre. This locally-run venue has a rotating program that ranges from retellings of Balinese stories to magic shows to dancing and illusions. It’s mad.

Of course, check out what’s on before you book a ticket, but if you want to see some local art and culture rather than some of the more touristy stuff, check out this community theatre! 

Enjoy an ‘all you can eat & drink’ buffet at Sky Garden 

Okay, it might not sound great to have an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet in a nightclub, but when Sky Garden has eight different bars and pubs to choose from, you can definitely get your fill and party all night long. 

It’s also ridiculously cheap. You can get all-you-can-eat and drink for four hours for between $6-12 (100k-200k INR) depending on your choices of drinks and food levels. If you want a big night at a tiny price, this is the place for you. 

If you’re more interested in experiencing local Balinese traditions and culture, I would recommend skipping Kuta and spending more time in Ubud or Menjangan. If you’re traveling with small children or if your budget is limited, Kuta is a great and affordable option.

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Accommodation in Kuta

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Tips and Tricks for Planning a Trip to Bali

So, now that you know all about the best places to visit on your ultimate 2-week Bali itinerary, here are some more helpful tips and tricks for you to use along the way! 

Is two weeks enough to visit Bali?

Honestly, two weeks is a great amount of time to visit Bali. You’ll be able to see a couple of different destinations without feeling like you’re rushing around all the time. Of course, if you had three weeks, you’d have more time to explore the famous islands like Gili T with the iconic Instagram swing, but if you want to hit up all the main sights, then two weeks is enough time to visit Bali.

It all depends on your kind of travel. If you like to road trip around a place and stay in a few different places, then two weeks is a great amount of time. On the other hand, if you like to stay in one place, relax, and do occasional day trips, two weeks might feel like too long, depending on where you base yourself. Bali is a beautiful place and is best discovered by moving to a new destination every few days! 

What can I wear around Bali?

So, the dress code in Bali depends on where you are. While the vast majority of the time, you’re all good to walk around in flip-flops, bikini tops, and shorts, if you’re visiting restaurants, you’ll need to cover up a bit more.

It’s not necessarily fancy, but most places, including beach bars, might require you to put on a t-shirt or a beachy cover-up before coming in.

If you’re visiting temples or holy places, you should cover your knees and your shoulders as a sign of respect. This is the same in most of Southeast Asia, so if you’re traveling around the region, this advice will work everywhere! 

It doesn’t need to be anything too heavy or hot, a light scarf, some floaty culottes, or a skirt will do the job here.

It’s always a good idea to have a lightweight scarf in your bag in case you end up somewhere with a dress code restriction, or if you just want to keep the sun off your shoulders. No one wants to get sunburnt!

Can I drink in Bali?

Yes, you can drink in Bali as long as you’re over 21. The legal drinking age is the same as in the US, which seems really high if you’re coming from Europe or Australia, however, this limit is enforced sparingly, especially in the main tourist hubs.

Of course, legally speaking, if you’re under 21 you should not be drinking in Bali as you can be punished if you’re caught by the local authorities and so can the bar or club that’s served you. However, certain parts of Bali definitely have a party culture now, so underage drinking is pretty common, especially from travelers who can legally drink in their own country.

How expensive is Bali?

So, if you’re researching a trip to Bali, you’ll probably realize that while it’s not expensive compared to a lot of vacation destinations, it is getting more expensive compared with other Southeast Asia spots. 

Due to the growing popularity of Bali with both travelers and digital nomads, the prices are starting to creep up. That being said, around $50-60 per person per day is plenty to enjoy a stay in Bali. This allows you to stay in a decent private room in a hostel or reasonable hotel, and eat at either local or Western spots while you’re there. 

If you want to add on any tours or excursions, this daily amount can get higher, but by and large, this should give you enough to enjoy yourself while you explore Bali. After all, some days are going to be cheaper than others, so overall if you’re budgeting around $50-60 per day, you’ll have a great time in Bali!

How easy is it to travel around Bali?

Realistically, it’s not that easy to travel around Bali. The public transport is massively lacking given how many tourists come here each and every year.

There are public buses that the locals tend to use around certain towns and areas, but if you’re trying to get across the island to another destination, it’s going to be a bit of a logistical nightmare.

We’re talking multiple changes, trying to line up timetables, and accounting for the perennially late-running bus schedules! If you’re using public transport to get around, you’re probably going to need more than two weeks to get around this stunning island.

Most tourists use taxis, shuttles, or motorbikes to get around the island. You can hire a driver for a full day in Bali for around $35, so it’s reasonable if there are a couple of you and you’re short on time. You can also negotiate the rates with the drivers themselves to try and get a better deal.

Is it dangerous to travel around Bali as a woman?

On the whole, Bali is pretty safe and secure to travel around as a woman. As with anywhere in the world, traveling at night or in large crowds comes with extra risks, but the biggest issue tends to be pickpocketing and petty scams, rather than anything more sinister. 

Locals are normally respectful of visitors, including solo female travelers, and tend to be welcoming. Honestly, you’re probably going to get more hassle from other travelers than locals in Bali.

When is the best time to visit Bali?

If you’re looking for the best time to visit Bali, you should book your trip in the dry season between April and October. At this time, you’ll get warm weather, dry conditions, and occasion humid days, rather than the hot and humid conditions that happen in November and December.

Of course, if you want to miss the bulk of the crowds, May and September are ideal months to visit as the summer vacation period is over. Rates may also be cheaper during this time as the peak season is over, so you might be able to snag yourself a bargain.

Do you need to join a group tour in Bali?

No, you do not need to join a group tour in Bali to discover the island to its fullest. There are a whole host of small group tours running all around the island, but these do tend to be pretty expensive. 

Small group tours for two weeks can cost around $1.300, and that’s without any flights and the majority of your meals. Basically, it includes your accommodation, some meals, transport between stops, and normally a long list of excursions. 

On a small group tour, you’re paying for convenience a lot of the time. If you’re a solo traveler and don’t want to deal with logistics, it can be a great way to travel and meet new people, but if you’re traveling with a friend, you’ll be able to do this trip for a lot cheaper and without much hassle. 

Should I hire a scooter or motorbike in Bali?

You’ve probably seen that mopeds and motorbikes are one of the most common ways to get around in Bali. This is mostly because the roads in Bali are questionable at best, and there are potholes all over the place – bikes and scooters can weave around these when cars have to drive over them.

In order to hire a motorbike or scooter in Bali, you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP), rather than just your home driving license. The Indonesian Government is starting to crack down on tourists hiring motorbikes, so this may become rarer in years to come and scooters may become the only option. 

A scooter costs around $5-10 per day to rent in Bali, so it is a cost-effective way to get around the island if you’re comfortable on a scooter in a place with pretty lax road rules. If there are two or three of you, it might be worth hiring a driver instead, especially if you have a lot of baggage or aren’t super confident riding a bike.

Should I stay in a hostel, hotel, or vacation rental in Bali?

Really, there is no right answer to the accommodation question in Bali. Budget hotels and hostels in Bali look like high-end resorts in other countries, so you might not want to splurge on a luxury hotel or Airbnb while you’re in Bali.

If you’re a solo traveler, I’d recommend staying in a hostel for those social vibes and meeting new people to travel around with. If you’re a couple, there are often super affordable hotel deals, and the concierge services at hotels can help you get the best rates for tours and transport around Bali.

Overall, the vacation rental scene in Bali is great if you’re staying in one place for a while or if there are a lot of you – like five people plus. The vacation rentals are normally used by digital nomads who plan to make Bali their base for a while or families who don’t want to deal with being on a resort. As a budget traveler or solo traveler, the vacation rentals are often not worth it. 

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