For example we stayed at the Alosta Luxury Private Villa for 3 nights for only 375€ (so we paid 42€ per night per person). Most of the Villa have employees, they can help you book some scooters/taxis/activities and the breakfast is always included.
Where we stayed : Umah Joglo Villa and Yoma Villa
As you may know, Bali is well-known for having a lot of scooters, so renting a car here is a really bad idea, there is no parking spots anywhere, and the traffic is longer in cars because of the scooters everywhere.I recommend renting a scooter, you can found scooters EVERYWHERE in Bali. First I wanted to look on google for the best place to rent a scooter but it was stupid, because in every corner of the streets you can find someone renting some scooters, and most of all in every Airbnb, Booking or Hotels we went, the person in charge can bring for you a scooter, it’s really normal here.
We rented 3 different times and each time it was like between 3 to 6€ a day.
BUT as you may have seen on my Instagram story, driving a scooter in Bali can be quite dangerous, on our first day we had an accident on the road because of another tourist. There are no rules here, no speed limits and no signals. And to be honest after falling the first time I was pretty scared.
We found the best solutions: Uber !
Prices are so cheap, a 20min ride can cost 2€ only. And a one hour ride (usually between Ubud and the south) is like 8/9€. To give you an idea during two weeks we booked 20 uber for a total of 120€ (so 40€ for each of us as we were 3). So it’s a pretty good deal!
BUT you guys have to know there is a big war between local taxis and uber drivers… Some drivers ask you to move for the pick up if you are close to some taxi spots because they are afraid to get hit! So be careful. Don’t be shocked also when your driver will text you to negotiate the price, it happened to us many times. And don’t hesitate to give tips, we always gave some because the price was so cheap.
📍Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
📍Campuhan Ridge Walk
📍Tegalalang Rice Teracce
The Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes, it’s was my favorite thing to do in Ubud. Don’t stay in the most touristy part, walk as much as you can, we actually get lost in the terrace, and this is how we found the best views, we met some local farmers and talk to them. The view is so breathtaking, you feel like you really are in another world..
We didn’t have enough time to discover properly the North of Bali (I know what a shame) so we decided to go there anyway but just for one day. As it is really far from all the most touristy places in the South, we knew that taking Uber was a bad idea. So we booked a driver for the day. It was a really nice local, he stayed with us all day from 8:00am to 6:00pm and he drove us everywhere we wanted for the day. This cost us around 50€ + the tips, so for 10 hours for 3 people it’s a pretty very good deal !
You can ask your hotel, Airbnb or booking for having a driver, they always have contacts for you.
I fell on this hike, it was so painful I faint in the middle of nowhere… I’ve got to be honest I pretty scared everyone haha. I’m laughing right now on my couch in Paris while I’m writing this, but god we didn’t laugh when it happens. So please please be really careful if you do this waterfall.
It took us 45mins to go down (we didn’t know the way and we didn’t want to pay someone to show us) and like one hour to go back up.
You can pay a guide, he will show you the way. But if you don’t pay one they will not give you the direction, you will have to find by yourself (that’s what we did). However some locals (the non-guides) helped us when we asked the direction.
📍Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
📍SEMINYAK – Kynd Community
📍SEMINYAK – Café Organic
📍SEMINYAK – Mad Pops
📍UBUD – Watercress
📍UBUD – Madu Manis Kitchen at Komaneka Rasa Sayang