Tuesday, September 20, 2011

bali

t hat's where we'll be spending our annual family vacation this year end.

but we have absolutely no idea where to stay & what to visit, so any tips/pointers would be very much appreciated.

TQ.

19 comments:

eugene said...

Never been there,,,, my lovely wife has been bugging me to go there for holiday,,, just got back from Phuket,, i think it will be any beach sun, sand kind of things hahhaha..........

missyc said...

lovely place for holiday. depends which part of Bali u wanna stay, as travelling can be tiring & year end is esp busy.

if u on FB, check this guy out
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he's Hindhu, can bring u places where you won't get fleeced :D

reanaclaire said...

Sorry..havent been there yet... :) hope to get some from you when you get back.. :)

TZ said...

If you wanna party at night... Legian + Kuta will be the place to look at. HardRock Hotel is a nice place to stay. :)

stay-at-home mum said...

I remember visiting Tanah Lot. A long drive away but beautiful. Temple by the sea. Be there at sunset.
Kuta is the usual tourist trap like Patong in phuket.
There is also a monkey forest (cant remember what it is called) but the monkeys can be quite fierce, expecting and snatching food from tourists. All part of the day tour to tanah lot.

I remember staying at the club med there which is like all club meds. I also stayed at the 4 seasons BUT that is just too expensive nowadays. Generally the hotels at Jimbaran Bay have excellent long stretches of beaches for surfing, body boarding.

missyc said...

I stayed at Mercure Kuta Hotel next to HardRock, nice & convenient to walk to town. Both these hotels frontage is the beach area, in the evening you will see locals in buses milling around waiting for sunset. Ubud is the place for arts/crafts. Nusa Dua is for romancing on the beach :D Since bomb blast, everywhere hotel security is consider tight, u walk in out 7x still get checked:)

Get good rates for hotel online or AirAsia deals, to get around best to use local guide.

I wanna go there again..

ilene said...

My firm's trip to Bali. Just got back on the 19/09/11.

doc said...

Eugene,

sand, sea & sun, huh? hope you'll be able to bring your family there someday, too.

doc said...

Claire,

will post about it when we get back.

doc said...

MissyC,

thanks for the lead which i'll follow-up on.

noticed that rates from agoda.com are much cheaper than air asia.

doc said...

TZ,

thanks for the tip, but we're past the party animal phase la!

doc said...

SAHM,

thanks for the tip.

doc said...

Ilene,

hope you enjoyed yourself. waiting for your update post!

missyc said...

doc, I stumbled upon this blog very uptodate for yr bali holiday, www.travelfish.org

doc said...

MissyC,

thanks for your tip. God bless!

Anny said...

Hi doc, having stayed in Bali before, very hard to look at the place from a tourist point of view. But I have joined a few guided tours where we were brought to all the usual spots, personally I don't like popular places like Goa Gajah or Tampak Siring which are basically worship sites. Most people I know enjoy Ubud and Bedugul. I would recommend a biking tour, I think there are many routes to choose from, most of my friends enjoyed that. For souvenirs, Krisna at Sunset Road is recommended as it is cheaper than Sukawati and definitely Kuta and of better quality too - the best part is no need to bargain :) If you are into spa, must try. There is also a "Water Bom" in Kuta, maybe your boy may like that - my Indonesian friends bring their children there but I have never been. Hope it helps.

doc said...

Anny,

thanks for your kind tips.

Yvonne Foong said...

Mom and I are spending our year-end holiday in a hospital, but a nice one. :)

doc said...

Yvonne,

bon voyage!