And so we decided to use our travel voucher from Cebu Pacific (from previous canceled International flight) to Bali-Jakarta. Honestly speaking, I thought this trip was too soon plus I was planning another vacation (which unfortunately was also canceled by Air Asia this time 😔) but of course, this travel pushed through!
Here’s our 6-day itinerary:
Selamat Datang means Welcome
*Bahasa is Bali’s native language. English is well spoken here maybe because they converse with the tourists most of the time.
Picked up by our driver:
Note: We rendered the same agency for pick up van + 2 day tours
You may reach them via their Facebook page.
We stayed in Kuta area for 3 days.. We chose Sapta Petala Hotel but I personally do not recommend it.
We then transfered to Seminyak area on our 4th day. Compared to Kuta, Seminyak is a more crowded area. You may check out Mesari Beach Inn & Stables which is a 2-minute walk from the beach.
Price-wise…hostels in Bali are very affordable.
As to how you would decide where to stay in Bali..you may refer to below map with taking into consideration the tours you will have to avail:
As to where to eat — there’s a lot you can choose from — from restos to convenicence stores like Alfamart. Our first meal though was in JFC! 😉 Yasss, you read it right — as obvious as it is, JFC is Bali’s local version of KFC (but know that you can find KFC here).
Since we decided to start the tour on our second day, our first day was all about roaming Kuta. We ended up going to some outlet stores which lead me to buy Billabong slip ons
We capped off Day 1 in Kuta Beach:
The most common mode of public transportation in Bali is booking a Grab car. You’ll love how cheap the Grab car rate here — as iinnnn!!! Sobrang muraaaaa! During this trip, we didn’t experience to pay more than P150 and we found out that this is because their oil price is way lower than in our beloved country, Philippines.
BEDUGUL + SEMINYAK TOUR
1st stop is Wanagiri Hill – this area is pretty high so since we went there early morning, it was kinda cold and we felt like we were inappropriately dressed 😱
This place features the famous giant swing and bird’s nest.
The one who’s manning this place is actually great in taking photos — they even used reflectors! Note that there are few who offers the same attractions but I think this may be the best spot in the area.
Next, we headed to Handara Gate.
Ulun Danu temple:
For Filipinos, if you are familiar with the “Halik teleserye” , the first few episodes were taken here.
Taman Ayun temple:
Lunch at Warung Dedari:
Tanah Lot Temple
First pic: I lined up to wash my face & drink a little of the “holy” water.
Meanwhile, our day continued in Seminyak. This is considered as the most crowded part of Bali.
By this time, we are already feeling somewhat exhausted but adventure goes on! So, if this happens to be part of your itinerary, the MUST VISIT places are the ff:
We initially didn’t plan to dip in but the waterfall is irresistible! We had to buy something to wear so we can get wet 😚
Pura Tirta Empul
This is one of the many sacred place in Bali. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese. If you want to experience what we have experienced. You need to have an extra clothing or rent from their shop & rent a locker.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
This is their version of our Banawe’s Rice Terraces
St. Francis Xavier church- Kuta
If you want to chill before going back to your hotel and if you need to do some grocery in Kuta area, you can visit Lippo mall.
As mentioned earlier, we opted to hostel-hopped to Seminyak area to stay the night before leaving for Jakarta. Our hostel Mesari Beach Inn & Stables is 2 min away from the beach.
La Plancha – the area starts to get crowded during sunset. The bean bags are for rent otherwise, you have to order so you can avail the free seat.
To check out what we did in Jakarta, please click here!