Hidden canyons, pristine beaches, and abandoned planes; we spent a week rediscovering a destination everyone thought was done and dusted.

Bali is undoubtedly one of Singaporeans’ favourite short getaway destinations. You might thus find it surprising that there are still lesser-known areas of Bali that remain relatively unexplored by Singaporeans.

Angel's Billabong shot - Lesser Known Bali Itinerary

Escape the crowd and walk the unbeaten paths of Bali — Nusa Dua, Tabanan, Nusa Penida, while also digging up hidden gems around tourists’ hotspots — Seminyak and Ubud. We hope to prove that Bali is still the perfect place for a getaway with a group of friends to explore, great views for the gram, and delicious food to fuel the soul.

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Getting Around Bali

Public transport is barely existent in Bali, so we chose the most convenient and cost-effective way for a group of four — booking a private chartered car. Most solo travellers opt for scooter rentals, and we’ve also tried car-hire apps like Uber, Grab, or the local Gojek. While the latter proves to be a cost-efficient option, they are unwelcome in many areas and can be quite hard to get in some of the more remote places we explored.

So unless you are travelling solo and can ride a scooter, getting a private chartered car is a good way of getting around. We got ours through Klook and had cars that could fit up to six people comfortably, with 10 hours to cover central and south areas of Bali.

Klook Bali Map - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

If you’re following this Bali itinerary, you’ll need the car charter for three out of seven days. Areas covered by the chartered car include Tabanan, Badung, Denpasar, Gianyar, and Bangli. But if you’d like to cover areas out of these regions, you can top up a fee of RP250,000 (~S$25).

P.S. From 14 Feb 2024, all foreign visitors (including Singaporeans!) to Bali will have to pay Rp150,000 (~S$12.80) in tourism tax.

Read also: 5D Bali Itinerary: The Best of Bali For The Adventurous — Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Dua

7D Bali Itinerary

Day 1: Southern Bali — Nusa Dua and Uluwatu via Car Charter

30 minutes from Denpasar airport, Nusa Dua is a peninsula in Southern Bali. Opt to cover this on Day 1 before moving on to the northern regions of Bali.


Waterblow Nusa dua - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Guide

Credit: tanterili

Located at the Nusa Dua beach is the Waterblow, a natural occurrence where a giant splash of seawater “blows” up like a whale’s spout as waves hit the rock. Do be aware of your footing when you’re near the waterblow as there have been incidents of people being “swept off their feet” by the sudden gush of water.

Waterblow drone shot - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu

*Pro-tip: The best times to view this natural occurrence between July to October where the tides are higher.

Location: Indonesia Tourism Development (ITDC) complex, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Abandoned aircraft

Abandoned plane - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Guide

While this isn’t really an “urban exploration” experience, it comes pretty close. In Nusa Dua, there’s an abandoned Boeing 737 parked in the middle of nowhere. While this was no accidental-mishap-near-crash landing spot, it’s still a pretty magnificent (creepy, even) sight.

Abandoned plane - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu

*Pro-tip: If you are getting in by the front, you might have to “tip” the locals to gain access. If you want to experience urban exploration to its fullest, take the beaten path that’s right next to a makeshift drinks stall.

Location: Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Kutuh, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia, 80361

Read also: Bali Photo Guide: 15 Stunning Locations

Suluban Beach

Suluban Beach with dogs - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Bali is known for her gorgeous beaches, but many, such as the Jimbaran Beach, are heavily commercialised. Suluban Beach, however, is pretty secluded and one will need to walk through several terrains before reaching the beach.

Suluban Beach dip - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Prolonged weathering of the rocks have created beautiful rock silhouettes along the coast. You can dip yourself in the shallow parts of the beach (in the potholes) while watching surfers catch some waves.

*Pro-tip: The best time to visit is around 4:30PM – 5:30PM before the sun sets.

Location: Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Kutuh, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia, 80361

What to Eat in Nusa Dua/Uluwatu

Pirates Bay Cafe

pirates bay cafe - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Guide

Around the Waterblow is the pirate-themed beach-front restaurant Pirates Bay Cafe.

Like a grown man’s playground, the dining areas are bamboo tree houses shaped in ships. Do note though, that you’ll have to spend above Rp150,000 per pax to dine at the higher levels of the treehouse. We enjoyed the seafood platter (Rp550,000) and had a great time just chilling and watching the beachgoers.

Pirates bay cafe food - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu

Cost: From Rp95,000/pax (~S$8.20)
Address: The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening Hours: 10AM – 9PM

Read also: The Ultimate Bali Food Guide

Bumbu Bali

Bumbu Bali - Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Guide

If you’re craving for something more Balinese, there’s Bumbu Bali that’s located 5 mins away from Nusa Dua Beach. It is slightly on the higher-end so be prepared to set yourself back at least Rp150,000 for food and drinks.

grilled chicken and fish - finns beach club-must eat places

Address: Tanjung, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening Hours: 11AM – 4PM (lunch); 6PM – 1030PM (dinner)

Read more: 48-hour Nusa Dua & Uluwatu Guide

Day 2: Seminyak/Waterbom Bali

Waterbom Bali Drone shot - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Seminyak is no stranger to Singaporeans who frequent Bali, with numerous hipster cafes and beach-facing resorts, Seminyak is a paradise close to home. But few may know that home to Seminyak, is also one of Asia’s best water parks, Waterbom Bali.

Twin racers Waterbom Bali - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Out of the 16 exciting rides, 3 of which are trap-door slides that have g-forces equivalent to a roller coaster! But perhaps my favourite ride of all was the Twin-racers (above). While this is a common ride in many water parks, it comes with an interesting twist (trust me, you need to try this for yourself!)

Something interesting about the park is how much greenery has been retained. While the park spans 3.8 hectares, 50% of it is filled with plants. The park also prides itself on other green practices such as removing brochures and receipts to reduce their carbon footprint.

Flowrider Waterbom Bali - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

We also really enjoyed the Flowrider — which requires a top-up fee on top of the 1-day pass but worth every bit! For Rp125,000, you get 30 minutes of the waves all to yourself and undivided attention from the instructors. I’ve never seen any flow rider that offers such an experience. Slots are limited daily so book your slot first thing upon entering the park!

Admission Fee: S$45 via Klook (it’s cheaper than walk-ins!)
Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta – Bali 80361 Indonesia
Opening Hours:
9AM – 6PM

Where to eat in Seminyak

Waterbom Bali’s Cafeteria

Food in waterbom bali - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

While you’d expect overpriced, mediocre food at water parks, the food at Waterbom is none of that! With cuisines ranging from local, to Thai and even Italian, we were truly spoilt for choice and ended up trying a bit of everything.

Cashless payment wrist band waterbom bali - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

*Pro-tip: Remember to get your wristbands topped up as it’s the only way to pay for stuff around the park!

If you reserved a gazebo, you can even request to have food served straight to your gazebo’s doorstep.

Dinner at Ingka

Ingka balinese restaurant - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Tucked away from the busy streets of Seminyak is Ingka, a cosy eatery with a relaxed vibe. They serve western fusion and local Balinese food at reasonable prices.

Cost: Rp40,000 – Rp110,000/dish
 Jl. Mertanadi No.80, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8AM – 11PM

Day 3: Explore Ubud Area via the Car Charter

After a full day of fun and adventures at Waterbom Bali, we decided to go slow and do some sightseeing around Ubud area.

Tirtha Empul Water Temple

Tirta Empul Holy Spring - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

At Tirta Empul Temple, we visited the holy spring where pilgrims cleanse themselves at 11 water spouts from left to right. The holy spring water is said to purify and heal. A walk around the temple will take at most an hour.

Market outside Tirta Empul - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

There’s a shopping area outside the temple targetted at tourists, selling hand-crafted items and souvenirs to bring home. Beware of touters though, especially women selling fruits. We had a woman offering us a banana, and then shoved a whole bag of bananas to us and demanded money for it.

Admission Fee: Rp15,000/pax
Address: Jalan Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM

Ubud Monkey Forest

monkey forest ubud bali - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

The Ubud Monkey Forest is home to about 700 free-roaming macaque monkeys. The forest is actually a sanctuary started as a conservation of rare plants and as a natural laboratory for educational institutes. But for foreign visitors like us, the adorbs monkeys are the reason for our visit.

ubud monkey forest - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

If you wish to get a photo op with the monkeys, do look for tamer ones that have a keeper with them. Of course, a little tip of Rp10,000 is needed. Do also take note of your belongings as the monkeys are known to snatch food items, plastic bags, and eyewear from visitors.

Admission Fee: Rp50,000/pax
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 6PM

Campuhan Ridge Walk

Campuhan Ridge Walk - 5D Adventurous Bali Itinerary

End the day with a nice sunset stroll at Campuhan Ridge. The paved walk on the ridge makes it an easy trek for everyone and will take a maximum of 2 hours to finish. Do bring along your bottles to stay hydrated, and a brolly for shade.

Campuhan Ridge Walk - TTI Ambassadors Programme in Bali

Admission Fee: FREE
Address: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Where to Eat

Warung Mina

warung mina - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Credit: warungminagroup

If you crave local Balinese food, we recommend Warung Mina, where you’ll get to dine in gazebos while being entertained by live music.

Cost: Rp40,000 – 70,000/dish
Jl. Kayu Jati, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8AM – 11PM


NOOK Food - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

The same team behind Ingka, Nook is situated slightly further away from the heart of Seminyak but is definitely worth the travel for the quiet and chill atmosphere. Have your meal while chilling to the greenest scenery of a paddy field.

Cost: Rp 40,000 – Rp 110,000/dish
 Jl. Umalas 1 Gang Nook No. 1, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8AM – 11PM

Day 4: Sunrise Hike at Mount Batur, ATV Biking

Sunrise at Mt Batur - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Sunrises in Bali are ethereal, more so if it’s a sunrise viewed at 1717 metres above sea level on an active volcano. It’s a manageable 2-hour hike even for beginners but all sunrise hikes require a guide. We took a Mt. Batur sunrise tour with a guide which includes a 2-hour drive from Seminyak to the base of Batur.

Included in the tour too is a warmly prepared breakfast of banana sandwich and a hard-boiled egg.

Grp pic at Mt Batur - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

At the peak, you’ll also get to see Mt. Agung and Mt. Abang, two other active volcanoes in the region.

Descend Mt Batur - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

After catching the sunrise in its full glory, explore the other areas like the crater where you’ll probably catch a bunch of monkeys preying at tourists with their potential breakfast. They can get a little aggressive so do keep your food and water bottle inside your bag or expect to share them with these furry friends.

Peak of Mt Batur - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

We descended Mt. Batur via another route that’s less rocky but a lot steeper and got back to base by 9AM.

Sunrise Tour Cost: S$50 via Klook
Tour Time: 2AM – 12PM

Foot & Body Massage in Seminyak

After a full day of intensive action-packed adventures, reward yourself with a foot & body massage. Here are our recommendations:

Cheap local style — Jade Spa

Jade massage bali - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

This is your typical local foot massage parlour with only the basics. At around S$7.50 for an hour of foot & back massage, there’s really nothing to be picky about.

Cost: Rp75,000 for 1 hour

More atas but still easy on the wallet — Ki Shiatsu Massage Studio

Bali Ki Shiatsu massage - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Credit: thebalibible

Ki Shiatsu Massage Studio is newly opened and it’s on the higher end, but price-wise, it’s still pretty reasonable. Do note that they only have full body massages at Ki.

Cost: Rp145,000 for 1 hour

What to Eat

Warung Pak Malem

Pak Malem warung babi guling - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

Local warung Pak Malem that serves tasty babi guling good enough for a revisit! This warung is frequented by locals, so you can expect low prices here. There’s also only one item on the menu — Babi Guling, spicy or non-spicy (although we heard the non-spicy version is pretty spicy too). So if you want to taste authentic babi guling, this is your best bet.

Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.554, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 7PM

Naughty Nuri’s

Naught Nuri's ribs - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

A must-try in Bali, Naughty Nuri’s BBQ ribs are one of the best ribs I’ve had. The ribs are grilled till so tender that they literally slide off the bones! A western-setting cafe, Naughty Nuri sees mostly foreign tourists, but it’s still something worth a visit for the yummylicious ribs.

Address: Jalan Mertanadi No.62, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kuta Utara, Bandung, Bali 80, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 11AM – 10PM

Note: The OG Naughty Nuri’s can be found in Ubud if you around the area.

Day 5: The Adventures Continue

If you’ve already noticed, Bali is really not only beach and resorts. There are a wide variety of sporty adventures that are available for nature lovers. We tried our hands on some, and here’s a list of adventurous activities you can partake in Bali.

Biking Nature Adventure

Bali Nature Biking Trail - 5D Adventurous Bali Itinerary

Start day 5 with a biking agritourism activity — Bali Nature Biking. Before cycling, a light breakfast is included, with a view of Mt Batur.

The bicycles are battery-powered, so cycling through the tracks will literally be a breeze. Helmet, gears, and a bottle of water will be provided too.

Cycling tour bali - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Do not worry if you are not a strong cyclist, as the guide will pick cycling routes according to your proficiency and comfort level. There will even be a safety car following behind with a spare bicycle in case of any accidents so you know you are in absolute safe hands.

Besides cycling through local villages, we also did coffee and tea-tasting.

Cost: S$78.70 via Klook

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

If cycling’s not your thing, you can sign up for a white water rafting adventure too! The whole rafting activity lasts about 3 hours, depending on how fast your row. This is probably the nearest one will ever get to nature. We splashed through gorges and got real close to waterfalls.

Red Paddle-Ubud Travel Guide

Cost: S$34.30 per person with Red Paddles

ATV Quad Bike Adventure
ATV Quad Bike Adventure - 5D Adventurous Bali Itinerary

If you are in for more adventures, there’s an ATV Quad Bike adventure tour to explore the natural landscapes of Bali. There will be a few standard tracks that will be covered, including a rice paddy field, through the jungle, rivers, and local villages.

ATV Quad Bike Adventure 2 - adventurous activities in Bali

The ATV guide will give a crash course before the start of the ride. Do note, you WILL get dirty from this activity as the tracks go through knee-deep muddy grounds at certain points. Boots and plastic bags (substitute for socks) will be provided.

Cost: S$71.50 via Klook

Day 6: Exploring the elusive island of Nusa Penida

Kelingking Dino rock nusa pendia - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary-1

Nusa Penida is the absolute hidden gem of Bali that’s gaining slight attention now thanks to Instagram. This is the perfect day-trip out of mainland Bali if you prefer something rugged, close to nature, and simply out-of-the-world.

Angel's Billabong nusa penida - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Angel’s Billabong

The only way to get to Nusa Penida is via speedboats from mainland Bali. You can purchase tickets on the spot from speedboat operators at Sanur Beach, but different vendors sell tickets ranging from Rp250,000 – 400,000 round trip. Alternatively, book the speedboat tickets prior via Klook at S$28/pax (round trip). If you’re staying nearer to Tanjung Benoa in Bali, there’s a cheaper speedboat option at S$13.35/pax (one-way).

The speedboats generally leave around 7:30am, 8:15am, 8:30am, 9:45am and 3pm but do arrive early so you can shop around to pick and choose which timing suits your schedule best.

2019 Update: Since July 2019, all tourists entering Nisa Penida Region are required to pay a tourism development and conservation fee of Rp25,000/pax.

Broken Beach - Lesser-known Bali Itinerary

Broken Beach, Nusa Penida

It’s impossible to explore Nusa Penida on your own due to the vast size of the island. While many tourists choose to get around the island on rental scooters, we’d advise against that as the roads of Nusa Penida are mostly unpaved gravel paths, and you will spot many rider casualties through the day.

It’s definitely a lot safer to get around Nusa Penida with a private car and driver. You can book a private car charter prior to visit these popular insta-worthy locations — Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong and Kelingking Beach. You can even request to be driven to Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, or Gamat Bay to snorkel.

If you’re not planning to book the private car charter in advance, be prepared to be welcomed at the Nusa Penida by a wave of locals shoving car/scooter keys into your face. Cost of car hire is quite standard at Rp600,000 for the abovementioned 4 locations.

Below are some of the stunning sights we fed our eyes to at Nusa Penida.

Broken Beach Nusa Penida drone shot - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Broken Beach from above
Angel's Billabong Nusa Penida reef - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida
Angel's Billabong Nusa Penida reef waves - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida
Kelingking's beach nusa penida - 7d lesser known bali itinerary
Kelingking’s beach, Nusa Penida

What to Eat

We do not have specific eating places to recommend but there are several warungs near the beaches selling local food at local prices. We had Mie Bakso and Soto Ayam from a local stall just before we got on the ferry to Nusa Penida.

Waring Taman Bambu

For dinner back in Seminyak, have dinner at Warung Taman Bambu, a local “point-and-choose” warung (kinda like our Singaporean cai-fan). The cosy mix of western and Balinese decor was the perfect place to wind down over dinner with its resident cats and dogs.

Address: Jl. Plawa No.10, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9AM – 10PM

Day 7: Tabanan area via Car Charter

The drive from Seminyak to Tabanan takes approx. 2 hours, so do request for an earlier pick-up by the chartered car. We started ours at 7AM on this day.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple- - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

A water temple built to float on Lake Beratan, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one water temple that many locals see as divine. We would recommend visiting in the early mornings as the tours start streaming in around 10AM.

Ulun Danu - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Admission Fee: Rp50,000/pax
Address: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7AM – 6PM

Handara Golf and Resort Bali

Handara Gate - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Swing by Handara Golf and Resort Bali after visiting Ulun Danu for yet another great photo spot. Take a picture with the iconic candi bentar, or split gateway, of classical Javanese and Balinese temples without having to worry about photobombers in your frame.

Fee: Rp30,000/pax

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

Jatiluwih Rice Field - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Rice fields can be found at several locations in Bali, but if you want to visit the most beautiful, we’d recommend Jatiluwih. A UNESCO world heritage site, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is the largest rice terrace in Bali at over 600 hectares wide. Taking a stroll through the rice field will take approx 2.5 hours, but there are shorter trails that range from an hour to two.

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary

Admission Fee: Rp40,000/pax
Address: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Visiting Hours: 8.30AM to 6PM

*Pro-tip: Borrow one of the large green umbrellas at the start of the trail, you won’t regret when you realise how harsh the sun is on the trek.

Read also: Bali Photo Guide: 15 Photo Spots to wow your IG feed

What to Eat

Padi Bali

Padi Bali Food - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary
Lunch with a view!

We were recommended Padi Bali for lunch by our friendly driver, and boy, were we pleased 🙂 Lunch here came with a luxurious view of the paddy fields without the luxury price tag and the food came in generous serving! Overlooking plains of paddy fields, a meal at Padi Bali is definitely a feast for the eyes as well.

Cost: Rp20,000 – 40,000/dish
 Jl. Jatiluwih-PenebelTabanan, Indonesia

Burassai Bali Japanese Restaurant

Burassai Japanese - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary-2

For our last meal in Bali, we decided to try something different — Japanese cuisine. We have walked pass Burassai Bali Japanese Restaurant a couple of times as it’s just a few doors away from our hostel, and were curious by the crowd we see every night.

We ordered about 6 dishes to share and had a large Bintang beer each, with the total bill amounting to about S$65 only.

Cost: Rp 40,000 – Rp200,000/dish
Jl. Kunti I No.16S, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 5PM – 11PM

Accommodation in Bali

The Lagon Guest House Ubud (Great for big groups)

Villa Bedroom - TTI Ambassadors Programme in Bali

Located just ten minutes away from the heart of Ubud, Lagon Guest House with 9 bedrooms but you can request for one. A cosy villa, this is great for those who wish to explore around Ubud. Within the villa is a pool and a yoga room, and the staff are really friendly and accommodative.

Address: Jl. Sri Wedari, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Cosy Bobo Hostel Seminyak

Cosy bobo Hostel - Lesser-Known Bali Itinerary
Credit: Booking.com

While in Seminyak, we settled our lodging in a newly opened hostel called Cozy Bobo Hostel. True to its name, it was indeed a cosy stay while we’re there. The staff are friendly, beddings are clean, and amenities are adequate. Located in an adjacent lane from the famous Sunset Road, Cosy Bobo Hostel is in walking distance to the heart of Seminyak (5 mins) where you can find cafes galore, but pleasantly away from the noise.

Address: JL. Kunti 1 No. 9 Block A, Seminyak – Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361. 2nd floor.

Get Your Transportation and Travel Essentials

Apart from the usual WiFi and other travel essentials, we loved how Klook has so many options for water sports, trekking or even hiking tours. Here’s what we got from Klook:

Private car charter (3 separate days): S$43/day
SIM Card: S$10.50/8gb
Waterbom Pass: S$45/pax
Mt. Batur Sunrise Tour: S$50/pax
Bali Biking tour: S$78.70/pax
White Water Rafting: S$34.30/pax
ATV Quad Bike Adventure: S$71.50/pax

[UPDATE] Starting 14 Feb 2024, all foreigners including Singaporean tourists will have to pay 150,000 rupiah (S$12.80) in tourism tax. This includes those entering Bali via land or domestic flights, and children are not exempted. Tourists are encouraged to pay the tax via the Love Bali website or app before leaving for the island.

Travelling the lesser-known is all the rage now, and it’s a pity if a beautiful place like Bali is forgotten as people only see her as a touristy resort getaway!

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  1. Well written and really imperative one. Everything about your experience sounded magical. This post is entertaining and enlightening. Further photos are really beautiful. Hope you had great fun!!

    • Thanks for your kind words, Diana!
      Yes, we had lots of fun in Bali, and I hope it inspired you to explore Bali too 🙂

  2. wow, its magical experience, i’m glad you enjoyed Bali

    I’ve been to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida Islands. I recommend to stay near Devil’s Tears in Nusa Lembongan

    Overlooking the ocean and waves above rocks is just a fantastic relaxing experience. You can also witnessed a perfectly beautiful sunset on this site.

  3. WOW!!

    I have been going through various site as I was planning for a trip to Bali. This seems quite cool and relaxed itinerary. The best one so far. You covered almost every query any tourist would get while planning this trip.

    I just wanted to know how much will this itinerary cost per person to visit in February 2019?

  4. Hi..loved your itenary … Am planning a trip in January last week … My itenary is almost the same except I was not sure whether I should be staying in nusa penida for a night or is a day trip sufficient?

    • Hi Madhushree, if you’re just visiting the same places as us in Nusa Penida (Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Kelingking Beach), a day trip will be sufficient!

  5. Hii.

    I have heard about Nusa Lembongan. Can you recommend which one to visit Lusa Penida or Lusa Lembongan.
    Also, Can i hire 2-Wheeler in bali instead of 4-Wheeler as we are a couple.


    • Hi Anshul,

      You definitely can but the 4 wheelers are for people who do not want to drive themselves. It’s also more comfortable to go long distances and you have less worry for being lost and the drivers will know where to go. Unfortunately we have not been to Nusa Lembongan so we can’t comment too much!. Nusa Penida is amazing though.

  6. I saw that you only stayed at two different accommodations but the sightseeing places are actually at different corners.
    I am interested to go tirtha empul water temple, campuhan ridge walk, Mount Batur, Nusa Penida, Tabanan and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. I am planning to hire a local driver/guide.
    Do you think I can stay in one accommodation, which is in Ubud area?

  7. Finally planning a trip to Bali! First found you on YouTube, then from there found your itinerary. So much helpful information. Thank you for including prices for things to do. Gives me an idea of how much I need to save. Will be following some of your steps for sure:) Thanks for sharing!


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