Bali in Indonesia is well known for luxury vacations, but while everyone is planning for upcoming trips, money can sometimes be a little short. However, it is still possible to enjoy a luxury vacation in Bali at affordable prices.
Bali is synonymous with dreams of tropical sunsets, exotic sights and tastes, and wonderful beach moments, but according to USA Today, there is also plenty to see and do further inland at far more affordable prices. It’s then just a matter of planning ahead, taking care to get the very best deal.
The Inquisitr recently reported that families traveling with kids can experience a real saving now that the U.K. has scrapped air passenger duty for children under 12, but everyone can make a saving in some way these days.
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According to a recent blog, Bali has gained hugely in popularity since the film Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, hit the big screen with many people flocking to Ubud to try and experience their own peaceful and healing journey.
You don’t necessarily have to go to Ubud to experience a little peace and healing on an affordable luxury vacation in Bali, however, as there are so many options on offer.
If wishing to head to the beach, there is such a huge range of palm fringed sand in Bali to choose from, but take care that you book the right location.
For example, surfers will get a great deal at Kuta, but will find Nusa Dua far more expensive.
Anyone looking for peace and quiet on the beach should rather head to the north coast and avoid Bali’s east coast, which is better suited to the scuba diving and snorkeling crowd.
A bit of research can not only save you money, but give you the very best deal on an affordable luxury vacation in Bali.
If wanting to explore further afield, make use of the many guided minibus tours that are available, including visiting a Buddhist monastery or bathing in hot mineral springs. This makes it easier to book one affordable base and yet still see everything that a luxury vacation in Bali could offer, while saving money.
In fact, for getting around in Bali, it is not always necessary to rent a car. There are several air-conditioned and comfortable buses available and the latest worldwide craze of Uber taxis has hit the country too, which are so much cheaper than the normal local taxi cabs.
Bali offers an amazing range of delicious food to taste and experience, and not only in the excellent restaurants on offer in the area. To save a little money, sample the street food along your way for some tasty and original local treats.
If preferring a restaurant experience, while some are hugely expensive, there are more affordable places on offer, serving local delicacies at affordable prices. Often, it’s a good idea to check with a friendly local before heading out for dinner and eat where the locals eat. Many restaurants even offer live entertainment.
Whatever you choose, it is definitely possible to have the equivalent of a luxury vacation but at far more affordable prices. The video below gives an idea of one couple’s fun and often adventurous luxury vacation in Bali.