How to Spend a Week in Bali

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A week in Bali can be a truly magical experience! Bali is one of the many islands that are incorporated in Indonesia and by far, the most popular one; with stunning beaches, lush jungles, and a vibrant culture, there’s something for everyone.

From surfing and snorkeling in the crystal blue waters to exploring the local markets and taking a yoga class in the mystical Ubud, you’ll never be bored! To top it off, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine and relax with a massage at one of the many spas. With so much to do and see, a week in Bali is sure to be an unforgettable trip!

How to spend a week in Bali:

Visit Ubud: Ubud is the cultural center of Bali and is a great place to explore the local culture, shop for handmade crafts, and sample delicious local cuisine.

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Ubud Market

Spend a day at the beach: Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world. From Kuta Beach to Sanur Beach, you can find a variety of activities to keep you entertained.

Bali Beach

Take a cooking class: Master the art of Balinese cuisine by taking a cooking class. You’ll learn the secrets behind the local delicacies and have the chance to make traditional dishes.

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Balinese Food

Explore a temple: Bali is dotted with beautiful temples that are full of history and culture. Make sure to take some time to visit the Uluwatu Temple and the Tirta Empul Temple.

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Balinese Temple

Go on a nature tour: Bali is full of lush jungles and stunning views. Go on a nature tour and explore the hidden gems of the island.

Bali Landscape

Try some watersports: Bali is the perfect place to try out some watersports. Surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving can all be experienced in this paradise.

Bali Waters

Take a day trip to Gili Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan

To get to Bali you will fly into Ngurah Rai International airport which is located in Denpasar; once you have arrived, pickup your luggage and head through customs. As you walk outside, you will be asked if you want a taxi ride, bus ride, etc.; do not respond and simply go to your pre-arranged transportation (which I highly recommend you do for arrival and departure) who should be holding a sign with your name on it. From there, they will take you to your accommodations.

Where to stay:

  • Kuta for partying and surfing
  • Seminyak for the beaches, shopping and stylish nightlife
  • Canggu for the boho-chic beach goers
  • Nusa Dua for the village life and families
  • Sanur for families and relaxing
  • Benoa for water sports
  • Jimbaran for the seafood and sunsets
  • Uluwatu for the temples and upscale beach resorts
  • Ubud for the serenity, culture and yoga
  • Tegalalang and Kintamani for the nature
  • Tambalang for the waterfalls and temples
  • Lovina and Singaraja for the dolphins and history
  • Southwest coast for peach and an escape

If you want to venture out of Bali, head to Lombok and the Gili Islands.

Is Bali on your bucket list?! Well, I’m sure it is! Before you head out on your trip to Bali, check out ‘Long Haul Tips and Tricks‘ to make the most out of your flight!

 

As a lover of Bali and a prior expat of Indonesia, the exploring during my time there was never ending; you can either keep yourself busy for the moments of the day or you can relax for as long as you want. This country will always have my heart and I can’t wait until you explore Bali and I certainly can’t wait until I get to return one day (in the very near future.)

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