Bali Travel Guide

  • The views are breathtaking!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • They’re magical! Especially in Ubud and Uluwatu :)

  • I’m hoping to go to Bali sometime this year. Thanks for the ideas!

    Shannon // That Daring Darling

    • I hope you get to visit Shannon! It’s the most beautiful place :)

  • I love this post. Before I wasn’t too interested in going to Bali but after reading this I think my mind has been changed!

    http://www.littlemisscamellia.blogspot.com/

    • Aw that’s so cool! You will LOVE Bali – it’s almost impossible not to :)

  • Been seeing a lot of pictures from Bali in Instagram lately. Would love to visit someday. Your photos of the place are just lovely!
    Caffeine Rush

    • It’s paradise. The most gorgeous island! I hope you do get to visit some day soon, Louise :)

  • Lys

    Bali seems beautiful! I’m hoping to go there somewhere in the next couple years

    • You’ll fall in love, and probably return many times :)

  • Bali really does seem like a lovely destination and it’s now been reaffirmed as a place I have to visit one day. This travel guide will almost definitely come in handy one day!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

    • It’s the most beautiful island! I really hope you get to visit sometime soon Jodie :)

  • Oh wow – I’ve always wanted to visit Bali, it looks like such a beautiful country xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • It’s paradise! I hope you get to venture over there one day, Gemma! :)

  • I’ve been in love with Bali ever since I read and saw Eat Pray Love! The pictures are so gorgeous! If I ever go I don’t think I’d ever come back!

    • It’s even more gorgeous in real life! haha I have that same dilemma when I visit.

  • I’m going to New Zealand and Australia in two weeks! Hope I get the time to visait Bali as well, looks beautiful! :)

    • How exciting, I hope you do too Ellen! Where abouts in Australia are you headed?

      • I’ll be backpacking from Sydney to Cairns! :)

  • I’ve seen a lot of guides on Bali, but this is one of the most well put together posts I’ve read. Thanks for sharing and teaching me more about the culture there :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    • Thank you so much Eden! That was so sweet of you to say :)

  • Oh my gosh! Bali looks utterly gorgeous & I certainly would love to visit at some point. Earth Cafe sounds like a delicious place to eat. :]

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  • Sepideh

    Oh goodness, this is making me daydream about traveling. Bali is on my list of places to visit, and this reinforces it!!

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

  • Oh man the pictures are so dreamy! Awesome tips – I hope to get a chance to go when I go to Australia soon!

  • Julia Garcia Enet

    I hope you may reconsider including Elephant rides as a recommendation. I understand that there are many well meaning tourists who adore animals, to whom this sounds magical and appealing. However, this is an extremely unethical practice, as these elephants are mistreated, exploited, and physically harmed.

    Please consider doing these gentle giants an enormous favor by helping to spread the word on the negative effects of elephant rides:

    http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/travel-and-leisure/1675-never-ride-an-elephant.html

    • Emma

      I was just about to leave the same comment. Thank you Julia !
      Bali is amazing enough without torturing those poor elephants. If you want to ride something people, get on a bike!

      • Julia Garcia Enet

        Well said!

    • Ahhh I’ve heard so many mixed things about this! Is this the case with all elephant parks in Bali? I have done a lot of research into this, and it seems they are treated fairly & ethically. They are not caged up and free to roam in both parks in Bali (Taro & Elephant Safari), and from what I saw, the trainers absolutely ADORED them and vice versa. I have seen many parks where the elephants are mistreated and it makes me sick. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you hear about unethical elephant parks in Bali?! xx

      • Julia Garcia Enet

        Oh, I don’t mind at all! I first heard about this while traveling through Zimbabwe/ Botswana/ South Africa. The travel group we used, Intrepid Travel, is very passionate about eliminating the use of elephant training for tourism throughout the world. Yes, while there are parks that treat their elephants significantly better than others, it’s not a good idea to support this kind of entertainment. Here is a great video on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkO9qa_0OTE

        And another great thing to read through is this article, which talks about not just the poor treatment of the animals through training, but also the physical harm cause by carrying the weight of humans on their backs, as their spines are not meant to support that kind of weight. (If ridden, it should always be on the neck and not the back.) https://journals.worldnomads.com/responsible-travel/story/81053/Thailand/Why-Elephant-Riding-Should-Be-Removed-from-Your-Bucket-List

        A bonus read is this article, which shows a list and explanations of which animals you should never ride. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/09/animals-you-shouldnt-ride_n_7762286.html

        • I know that Elephant riding is a big issue in Thailand, but I never knew in Bali! I have removed it from the list regardless :) I agree, whether they are treated fairly or not, they shouldn’t be used as a tourist attraction. x

  • Brittani

    Hi! I’m going to Bali in a couple of months with my husband and I stumbled upon your blog. I was wondering where can you find the location of the picture in the bottom middle of your collage. I hope that makes sense but it’s the one on the top of the webpage. Those circular pools look amazing! Thanks!

    • Martin J Clare

      Hanging gardens in Ubud

  • Prajna Vita

    Hi, I’m Indonesian and i love Bali. If you come back later, you must watching the show Kecak Dance (Fire Dance) in Pura Luhur Uluwatu. You can also play with monkeys.
    I told about monkey Pura Luhur Uluwatu in https://prajnavita.com/2018/05/03/taktik-cerdik-monyet-pura-luhur-uluwatu/