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One of the best ways to discover Bali for us was by scooter. Set yourself up in different locations, such as Jimbaran, and then explore the surrounding areas on a scooter like Uluwatu and Nusa Dua. The daily rate is normally 50,000 to 60,000 rupiah, around $5 – $6. They will either come with a full tank of petrol or empty, however, to fill up at a petrol station it only costs 10,000 rupiah, which is $1. So drive to your heart’s content! Just please wear a helmet and be safe.Benjamin Witcomb
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple :
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple : This borderland temple is interesting for the grand and sweeping views from the cliffs on the Ocean, monkeys living there quietly and you will appreciate the sunset. However expect to see inside a temple, you simply can not go there.Mathias André
A lot of tourists when visiting this island country of Bali visit the famous Balinese temples like those of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. I would encourage visiting these temples for their admirable architecture and attractive surroundings. However, when we travel to a place, we want to take in the experiences of being a local for those few days that we are, in a new place. Hence, I would recommend visiting those temples where the local Balinese folks go to, to pray. Trust me, they’re as beautiful, as divine and a lot more peaceful and less crowded. The aura, these temples exude, makes you want to be there, indefinitely. And say a prayer in your own language, your own belief. Ask your local guide or stay manager to help you locate one of these. You’ll be enthralled.Kshamta Mantri
13 things you have to do in Bali
“I didn’t visit any temples when I travelled Asia” said no one ever. Temples are often the main attractions in Asian countries and Bali is no different, from small family temples next to your accommodation to the larger, more famous ones such as Uluwatu, Besakih and Tanah Lot, each temple is different and has a different significance to the Balinese people. You will visit a lot of them and they will all be incredibly beautiful!Holli McCarthy
What to do in Kuta?
Located on Poppies Lane one, you cannot ask for a better place to be. This street is one of the best street to do some vacancy shopping. The sellers are a little annoying trying to sell you their clothes, jewelleries, art, etc. But you get used to it and I have to say: I love shopping! It is the perfect place to by some gifts for your family and friends. After doing your shopping you might be starving. Well, the hotel is surrounded by many very nice restaurants. My favourite one was called Nomad restaurant. It was delicious, they have a lot of nice cocktail and their chicken satay is incredible! It is a very good place to taste the Indonesian specialities food. Kuta is a city with a very nice nightlife. If you want to party during your travel around Bali, you have to stop in Kuta for sure! The sky garden night club was very amazing! It is very big because there are a lot of rooms with different type of music (hip hop, electro, dance, etc.). So if you are going out with friends that do not have the same music taste as you that is the perfect place! Everyone will be satisfied. Be careful with your personal belongings, someone try to take purse while I was walking in the street at night. Always stay with you friends and you will have fun and be safe! Another thing that you have to do in Kuta is surfing. That was my first experience and I really loved it! There are a lot of surf lesson places. It is really cheap and it includes the surf, the suit, and a quick lesson and then you go in the water with the instructor and you have fun! The waves are perfect for beginners. However, the beach in Kuta is not really clean because it is open to locals and it is really touristic. If you want to spend the day on a very nice beach not too far from Kuta you should go to Uluwatu! I have been to Uluwatu for one day and this place is so beautiful! If you are really courageous there is a big cliff jumping. You can also practice your surfing skills. During your day in Uluwatu you have to go see the Kecak and ire dance which is the traditional Indonesian dance. It is a dance, but it is a story at the same time. It was really interesting and the costumes are breath taking! There is also a very beautiful temple called the Uluwatu temple that you can go visit before watching the spectacle.Marie
Bukit Peninsula (Southern part of the island)
This is the area where the most beautiful beaches of Bali are located. Reef in the bottom makes the waves break clean which makes Bukit really popular place to surf. It is also home of two most famous surf breaks in Bali – Uluwatu and Padang Padang. My personal favorite is Padang Padang beach which is really beautiful but on the downside it is also quite touristic.Helena
Temples (Uluwatu and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan)
Here are some of the must-see sights in Bali: Temples (Uluwatu and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan) There are temples far and wide in Bali, each temple more amazing than the last. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all for you, so I’ve picked two of my favourites!Baneen Naqvi
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