With direct flights from Auckland and no visa requirements for NZ passport holders, Bali offers a great option for an Island escape.
Once you are in Bali, pamper yourself with spa treatments, enjoy a sunset cocktail at a beach bar or enjoy dinner at a local warung (a small casual restaurant) - you will be surprised how far you can stretch your dollar. There are beautiful temples to visit, shopping galore and it’s now quite the foodie heaven! Or you can get adventurous with White Water rafting, join a cycling tour in the mountains, partake in a cooking class or hit the country back roads in a land cruiser to experience the real heart of Bali. The island really does have the ability to provide something for everyone.
Where to stay in Bali
There are many beach areas to choose from when looking at resorts! So depending on who you are travelling with or what you want from your holiday might help you choose which area to stay.
- Seminyak is considered the ‘trendy’ area of Bali. Great restaurants and bars have opened up along with boutique shopping. It’s where you will find some great Beach Clubs as well as beautiful beachfront resorts and an array of villas scattered throughout the area - all offering great value for money. If you don’t mind a bit of hustle and bustle then this is a fantastic area to be whether you are a couple wanting a romantic getaway, travelling with a group of friends or having a family holiday. From Seminyak moving south you merge into Legian offering market shops and an expansive beach area.
- If you want to be immersed in the village feel of Bali and experience the culture then the beach area of Sanur or the central highlands of Ubud might be more your style.
- Lined with 5 star resorts and lying on the east coast of the island is Nusa Dua. Nestled amongst its own enclave of resorts, it’s a fabulous place if you want to just relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the facilities of your resort. Bali Collection is nearby and a daily shuttle operates from the hotels to take you there – it’s a collection of shops and restaurants for those times you want to get out of your resort.
- Surfs up - If you are heading to Bali to surf then Uluwatu & Bingin Beach is where you will be able to catch the waves.Also in this area are stunning cliff top resorts with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.