For my Bali Accommodation this trip I am staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali in Kuta, just a short walk to some great beach front restaurants and only a few minutes walk to Kuta Square and the Discovery Mall.
We breeze through the formalities at the Airport as we have booked the service of Express Immigration Clearance, we are met by an agent for Hardrock Hotel who takes our passports and organizes our Visa on arrival while we wait, We then go through a separate gate while the Agent deals with the Immigration, our longest wait is for our bags to come out on the luggage conveyor! Click Here To Read More
If you want a holiday in a place where the modern world has reached, but not tainted, Bali is one of the last options open to you in the world! Bali does a thriving trade in tourism, but mostly the island is an untouched wilderness, where locals still speak their own language, and if you’ve chosen a more secluded villa in Bali, all you’ll be able to hear after the sun goes down is the chirping of crickets and croaking of frogs. Today we look at the awesome options for private accommodation in Bali, quiet attractions and beaches in Bali for those who would truly like to get away from the rest of the world.
Private retreats in Bali
Bali is full of beautiful, private, isolated, and tranquil accommodation. In fact, after visiting some of the places that are considered ‘quiet’ and ‘out of the way’ in Bali, you might re-think your need for the company of random strangers! You’ll be looking mostly for villas in Bali, if you want a private Bali holiday. Previous tourists in Bali on TripAdvisor have recommended these Bali hotels for privacy and seclusion:
- The Laguna Resort and Spa in Nusa Dua
- The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah in Ubud
- Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
- Komaneka at Monkey Forest in Ubud
- Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa in Ubud
These Bali villas are much more than little hotel rooms, this is reflected in the price. However, your credit card will soon forgive you when you are sitting on a quiet verandah in the mountains, or sipping cocktails on the pristine beaches!
Private attractions in Bali
Between the serene accommodation in Bali, and the many private attractions, it would be entirely possible to have a vacation without encountering more than ten people you’d never met before! Checking out Bali’s secluded beaches is an obvious must-do; we’ll explore the best private beach options in a moment. If you want to do more than just laze around or enjoy the water, why not check out:
- Uluwatu Half Day tour: You’ll get to check out 100 metre rocky drops to the ocean, the Kayangan Jagat temple, and the place where holy man Dang Hyang Nirartha came to his enlightenment.
- Besakih Mother Temple Tour: This full day tour takes you to the Old Court of Justice at KlungKung and Goa Lawah, the Bat Holy Cave, as well as spending plenty of time exploring Pura Besakih, the largest temple of the island and consisting of five temple compounds around the main structure.
- BikeBaik Tours: Bike tours are very popular across Bali – this one takes you into the countryside where you can check out how Bali’s rice farmers and rural craftsmen actually live – fascinating!
- West Bali National Park: This beautiful national park stretches across 65,000 acres, Trekking, birdwatching and diving in the adjacent ocean are all popular with tourists. You can see giant water monitors, kutjak deer, jungle fowl, violet crabs, macaques as well as ebony langurs.
Bali’s private beaches
If you are mostly going to Bali for the beaches, book your beach hotel in Bali through the dry season, which runs from April to October. While most tourists avoid the wet season in Bali, you can actually save quite a bit of money by going in this period of lower demand. Plan your days to avoid the downpours in the afternoons, and you’ll mostly have the beaches to yourself and a beautiful, less expensive holiday besides! Here are some of the quietest (and best!) beaches in Bali:
- Mengiet Beach in Nusa Dua: This runs from the Hyatt hotel to Geger Temple, and has gorgeous white sand and blue water as well as few vendors. You can rent chairs from 20 rupiah per day.
- Jimbaran beach: This is easiest to reach if you are staying in one of the adjacent Bali hotels – but even if you aren’t, it is worth coming down to get some of the better waves in Bali.
- Sanur area beaches: The beaches here have less of a tourist-y feeling, and much more of a local flavour. This was the first developed resort area in Bali, but can be nice in times of few tourists.
- Balangan: This beach has almost a Hawaiian feeling, and there are plenty if secluded corners. Access can be difficult … which bodes well for you, if you’d rather enjoy the place by yourself!
Bali is an island of dreams known for its picturesque natural beauty and romantic backdrops. Whilst it certainly is one of the world’s best destinations for couples, it is also ideal for family vacations. No matter the age of visitors, a Bali holiday will be filled with adventure, breathtaking sights and a chance to take in educational opportunities all along the way.
There are a number of reasons that combine to make Bali vacations an excellent choice for family adventures. When this Indonesian island is the destination, families of all sizes and age compositions will find these factors stand out to make Bali a good selection:
- The weather – Whilst there is a monsoon season that runs between December and March, Bali is practically postcard perfect in weather throughout the year. With temperatures that range between 20 and 33 degrees Celsius, there is little reason to fear having to spend days inside Bali hotels to wait out inclement weather. Even during the rainy season, the storms tend to come in the evening hours.
- The outdoor fun – Going to Bali without exploring its natural wonders would be like travelling to America’s Disney World without ever once going on a ride. It just wouldn’t make sense. The outdoor activities for families that visit Bali are almost endless. From the pristine white sand beaches to the breathtaking mist-covered mountains, Bali and the great outdoors just go hand-in-hand. Those on a Bali holiday will find they can do such things as swim, water ski, white water raft, hike, bike, horseback ride, golf and even go on tours of volcanoes. There is no end to the potential for outdoor fun when a Bali holiday is on tap.
- The attractions – From the monkey forest and the elephant safari to the many museums, shops and restaurants, Bali has no shortage of attractions that are well suited for family adventures. The island’s many attractions are almost all considered very family friendly.
- The accommodations – Bali accommodations are designed not only for couples, but also for families. If a little more room is needed than an average hotel might offer, Bali villas and apartments can give families the space they need to spread out.
- The history – The island’s history dates back thousands of years into the past. Visitors here will find that temples built over a thousand years ago still stand and that historic sites can be taken in throughout Bali. From the temple Pura Besakih on Mount Agung to the Tanah Lot, young visitors will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the Indonesian culture through the years.
- The pricing – A Bali holiday does not have to cost a fortune to be incredibly memorable. Families will find that Bali accommodations are quite reasonable in pricing as are many of the main attractions on the island.
Whilst Bali is an excellent vacation destination for couples, it offers families plenty of excitement. A Bali holiday can suit visitors of all ages who will be blown by the island’s natural beauty, many attractions and history that lives on.