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Accomodation in Bali

Bali Attractions

Kuta BeachKuta SquareLegian Denpasar Sanur BeachNusa DuaJimbaran BeachUluwatuCelukBatu BulanSukawati Art MarketGoa Gajah Waterfall Kemenuh
Accomodation at Kuta
UbudUbud CastleMonkey Forest Blanco Museum La Mayeur Museum Tegalalang KintamaniTanah LotTaman Ayun Shrine

Accommodations in Bali is very varied and complete. There’re many homestays for backpacker and also luxurious hotels and resorts for who wants a luxury stays.

Backpackers could find cheap hotels and homestay at around Poppies Lane and Legian - Kuta. The distance between Ngurah Rai Airport and Legian, Kuta is around 6 - 8 km with a travel time about 15 minutes by taxi. Backpackers from allover the world are usually gathered at Poppies Lane area. The benefits of living Legian, Kuta is the distance that’s near to the center of Kuta Beach and the crowd. Kuta Beach is only about 200 - 300 meters from Poppies Lane and can be reached in about 5 - 10 minutes by walking.

Ulundanu & BratanBedugulAlas KedatonGWKDreamland Beach

For those who love the beach atmosphere with the crowd of tourists walking around you could choose to stay just in front of Kuta beach, Bali. There are various types of hotels at this area, such as the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Harris Hotel, Bali Garden Hotel, Hotel Natour Kuta, and Bali Seaside Hotel. When you choose to stay at coastal area you can feel the lively beach atmosphere with so many activities that can be done, such as sun-bathing, swimming, jogging, surfing, and watching the beautiful sunset. At night time, Kuta Beach area still alive with so many cafes around the coast that present relaxing atmosphere with various music plays, with some even provides live music.

For those who love beach atmosphere and lively night entertainment you may consider to stay at around the Seminyak Beach area. Seminyak Beach area is located at the northwest side of Legian, Kuta with 3 km distance from Legian, Kuta. You can see the same beauty of the sunset at Kuta beach at Seminyak Beach. There are also various types of hotels available for you to stay at Seminyak area, such as the Legian Bali hotel and Paradise Tjendana Illinois.

For those who love the beach atmosphere but not too crowded and which allow you to beautiful sunrise in the morning, so you choose to stay at Sanur Beach area. Sanur beach facing towards the east side of Bali while the Kuta beach facing towards the west side. Like at Kuta, you can also see many hotels at Sanur such as Sanur Paradise Plaza, Radin Sanur, Bali, Natour Sindhu Beach Inn, and Hyatt Bali hotel.

Luxurious hotels and resorts with private beach facility at each hotel and the hotel is equipped with the most golf courses can be found in the area of Nusa Dua. The atmosphere at Nusa Dua area is calmer and more relaxing as compared to other beaches area such as Sanur or Kuta. Nusa Dua area is very popular with its water sport activities where you can have parasailing, banana boats, jet sky, flying fish, snorkelling, and diving there. Some of luxurious hotel where you can stay at Nusa Dua are including Bali Hilton International Hotel, Hotel Grand Hyatt Bali, and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Lot. Like what you can find at Nusa Dua you can also find such luxurious hotels at Jimbaran. Some of luxurious hotel at Jimbaran are including Hotel International Resort and the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran.

The region where you could get a traditional country life nuance and freshy natural atmosphere can be found in Ubud. The distance between Ubud and Kuta is about 60 km away. In Ubud you can see the way farmers process the agricultural land, terraced rice fields, and a number of art works created by local artists. Th popular works of art from Ubud are including sculptures, carvings and paintings. Unlike the Nusa Dua and Jimbaran regions which provide many luxury hotels and resorts, the area only several luxury hotels in Ubut. Mostly hotels in Ubud are of the middle-class, but the atmosphere of accommodation offered in Ubud is the one that close to the nature.

Kintamani region offers you with the charm of Mountain and Lake Batur views. In addition to beautiful natural scenery, in a village called Trunyan you can see the traditional cemetory ceremony which is similar to one in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. Trunyan community does not burn or bury dead bodies of people died, but only placed in a bamboo cage.

UlundanuBesides in Kintamani you can also feel the mountain atmosphere in Bedugul area and Mount Agung. In Bedugul you can find the beautiful Ulun Danu Shrine at the side of Lake Bratan. At Mount Agung area you can see Besakih Shrine, the largest temple in Bali. Those who love mountains atmosphere may choose to stay at these highland areas. However you may not be able to find many hotels or resorts in these areas, just ordinary homestays and villas.

More quite beach atmosphere can be found at Lovina Beach, Singaraja region, where you can see dolphins swimming, playing and racing on the sea. If you prefer a more quite situation, you may choose to stay in this area.


Tips for Accomodations in Bali

  • For backpacker community who plan to stay at Poppies Lane, Legian – Kuta, it’s suggested to reserve the homestay about two or three days before lodging in.
  • You can get a cheaper prince at hotels with one to three stars in Kuta, especially if you have stayed there before. Do not hesitate to inform the receptionist if you have stayed there before to get a cheaper price. However on peak season you may not expect to get significant discount.
  • If you are youngsters who loves beach, night life and crowds and it’s the first time you visit Bali, we sugget you to stay at around Kuta Beach. Kuta beach area is a very strategic place to stay where you can easily reach other interesting places in Bali. Kuta Beach is very near to the central of crowds in Legian, near to Seminyak Beach, and to Ngurah Rai International Airport.
  • For those of you who plan to stay in Bali for quite long time, then staying in some different regions at different time may give you another pleasure.