We have seen a lot of South Africans going on amazing trips to Bali, to the point that South African Tweeps claim that they know every corner of Bali by now because of the pictures they see on their TLs.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs.
The island of Bali is year after year voted by travellers as one of the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the world.
A twitter user by the name @Waviest_baby has blessed our TL with a Bali thread showing from how to plan your Bali trip, the costs, accommodation, what to do in Bali, etc.
If you are planning to go to Bali in the near future, check the thread out below.
Here's my Bali thread ✨ pic.twitter.com/x5KvL71xEN— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Planning:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
We planned our trip via STA Travel. Would I recommend them? If you like the convenience of not planning your own trip, then yes. If you want to tailor your experience, then no. It's also much cheaper to plan your own trip if you do it well in advance.
Location:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
This goes back to what you want from Bali. Do you want relaxation? Groove? Culture?
Our hotel was in Denpesar, 5 minutes drive from the airport so very convenient. 10 minutes from Kuta, party central. It's quite a busy area, but we loved it bc it was so full of life.
The Canngu/Seminyak area is sort of like the Melville of Bali. Hip area, lots of cute cafes and bars, upper class nyana. Quieter than Kuta but still lively. The beach clubs are a vibe! Don't go to Bali without catching a sunset at a beach club, I recommend La Brisa all the way. pic.twitter.com/tZ7msI65Uc— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
In Ubud we stayed at this lovely villa. It's affordable and incredibly secluded. You have to walk through rice terraces to get to it which is an experience on its own. I definitely recommend getting a villa in Bali as opposed to staying at a hotel. https://t.co/cnBgGyIwUi— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Transport:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Lmaooo there are bikes everywhere in Bali, like everywhere. It's overwhelming at first but you get used to them. They're available to rent as well, so if that's your thing then there you go. pic.twitter.com/92MjJ1CAms
Lmao this one time in Canngu, we got sangria drunk and didn't want to leave groove, I texted Gede saying that we wanted to stay just a little while longer, he texted back saying he's happy if we're happy, we must drink and enjoy ourselves for as long as we want 😭 love him.— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
There are street vendors everywhere in Kuta, most people get annoyed by them, but they're just trying to make a living tbh. Their prices are pretty hectic but support them where you can!— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Beaches:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Balinese beaches are beautiful. Definitely spend the day in Nusa Dua for a more relaxing beach. Padang Padang beach as well for crystal clear and calm water. Pinterest has lots of info on Balinese beaches so definitely check that out. pic.twitter.com/9qEiipD68E
When booking the tour, ask for Chaplin. He makes driving between all the places so much fun. He's cute too lmao. He also gave us insight on which places were worth seeing, we skipped the Gates of Heaven and The Bali Swing bc we didn't want to spend half our holiday in queues. pic.twitter.com/iJ4x17pGzj— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Spas:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Calma Ubud. I can't hype this place enough! You're in the middle of rice terraces, very relaxing atmosphere. The spa treatment here genuinely saved my life, I recommend this place to the moon and back. It was about R450 for a full spa treatment. Do it!! pic.twitter.com/TwH9yBhxxH
Safety:— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Lmao bro, Bali is so safe 😭 no catcalling, no groping, none of the things South African men do. You can walk alone at night as a woman. The traffic officials make sure you cross the roads safely too lmao. The safety was my favourite thing about Bali.
Everything (except drank) is cheaper in Bali than it is in South Ahh. For context, 500ml of still water costs about R4. Bojwals is the only expensive thing in Bali, you're looking at R150 for one glazzof wine, so stick to the local beers which you shouldn't pay more than R40 for.— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Okay I'm tired and hungry now, this thread was longer than I expected it to be lol.— Bebey (@Waviest_baby) January 22, 2020
Would I recommend a trip to Bali? Over and over again, especially to first time travelers and solo Black female travelers. Bali is worth every single drop of hype it gets ✨ pic.twitter.com/GrYXa5QBJv
After this thread, I also want to visit Bali. I need to start saving.
Hope you enjoyed 🙂