Where: Bali, Indonesia
Who: Mr & Mrs Wanderlust, Aaron, Lexi, Mita & Papi
When: Jan 2013
What: Bali beachin'
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We were able to get to Bali through a commercial airline flight from Yogyakarta, similarly, there are also direct flights from our home town, Manila (MNL) to Bali, Denpasar Airport.
In a surf capital where the waves are always perfect most months of the year. There are a lot of available accommodations to choose from. From ultra luxury to maybe a backpacker's inn you can find a place to suite your needs, just do a little research about the places.
Mr. & Mrs. Wanderlust's Reviews
The Stones Kuta, Bali
Price: $$$$ (around 10-15,000 PHP)
Service: 5 star
Facilities & Amenities: 4 star
Restaurant (foods): 5 star
Bar: 5 star
Overall: 4 / 5
Well everything was perfect, the place, room, bed, bathroom, breakfast, service, all, the only reason why it it got 4.8 in Facilities & Amenities, is because it isn't beach front or doesn't really have nice view of beach. And also it would be more awesome if the place's design is not too modern and try to embrace local theme for their interiors.. But all in all, stay was awesome.
1. Experience the beach and surf
Being a coastal beach island, there are sure waves in Kuta area in Bali, this is where surfers go to, and being also close to Australia, lots of surf supplies from different brands like ripcurl, roxy, billabong etc. have really big stores with low prices and good deals on surf items, gear and different clothing items.
2. Sunset in Tanah Lot
The sea-draped temple of Tanah Lot rises out of the surf like a hazy dream along Bali's southwest coast. Beneath the waves that crash along the dark temple walls. While the snakes guard the temple from evil spirits and harm. (or so we've been told.) Tanah Lot is many things: stunning, unlikely, romantic, strange and magical. It seems to exist on dreamlike terms. Catching it at sunset frames the temple at its most beautiful and surreal. And there is a nice restaurant to catch the best view for sunset while having dinner and maybe red wine or local bali beer.
3. Kecak Dance
In the 1930's, a German artist taught the Balinese a peculiar performance called the Kecak. The dance has no instruments, just vocal chords, about 100 of them. They chant generously and costumed performers dance and act out the Ramayana. While the 20th century German impetus may sound slightly inauthentic, you will hardly care about details as the sun slowly sets beyond the cliffs of Ulu Watu and you get lost in the chant. There is also lots of fire. The show begins at 6:00pm nightly. It is perched on the cliffs at the southernmost tip of Bali. Your driver will undoubtedly offer to take you to a Jimbaran seafood dinner after the show. Decline this service. It is an expensive tourist trap.
4. Shop at surf stores
Bali, being really near from Australia, they tend to be the commercial hub for almost all the surf brands, from the popular ripcurl, roxy, billabong, o'neill, at a very low and discounted prices specially on factory outlets. So have if you are also a surf head or a fan of the laidback fashion, then have a great time shopping!
5. Taste local food & drink
You just have to taste the local balinese food and of course not to miss the Bintang Bali Beer.
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