Postcard from Bali
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Bali a literal floating paradise and the bluest sea i have ever seen ~
This particular pocket of the world has long been on my bucket list and i'm willing to bet it has been on everyone’s as well.
After all, we all dream to have our Eat Pray Love moment.
Even though Bali is not located far away from Malaysia, it took me more than 4 years of actual planning before I could close my eye buy the tickets and say hey now im going. The delay was inevitable due to the price, the group that I would love to go with and trust me the list just goes on.
So with my spontaneous purchase two months later i was on the plane and up up and away I flew to this gem of an island that shapes like a hen with its egg. I can attest that this is by far my most favourite island getaway. From the people, food, the beautiful sunrises to the majestic sunsets… I couldn’t help myself but feel grateful for every moment I was able to witness it.
First thing first…..
Time of the year to go?
Bali is located about 8degrees of the equator, there you can expect a tropical, warm, and humid climate all year round. But the main seasons are dry and rainy. The best time to visit Bali is in April, May, June, and September.. It’s just before and right after the high seasons.
How long should you stay?
This is a matter of preference. If you are travelling to Bali to explore every inch of the island. Then I would recommend at least 1week. If you are like me and travelling just to have a chill time by the beach than 3-4days is more than enough. Do bear in mind, the traffic in Bali is horrific. So I will never recommend having too many plans in one day.
Where to stay?
This I think would the easiest question to answer. Bali has the most amazing villa in beautiful hotels. If you are in a big group I strongly suggest renting a whole villa.
Balinese mainly speak Bahasa or the local dialect. But don’t worry most are the people around are so accustomed to foreigners that they have adapted to learn simple basic words in other languages such as Russian, English, French…
( i was truly impressed)
What to see and do….
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tegallang Rice Terrace
Pura Luhur Batukaru
Uluwatu Kecak & Fire Dance
I think you get the picture there’s a lot of things to do in Bali…
The highlight of my trip
Was my hour boat ride to Nusa Penida.
My trip to Nusa Penida was nothing but beyond my wildest expectation. I did do my research but didn’t expect to see or experience what I saw. It felt like I was actually in Heaven. Standing on the rock from the top of the hill and admiring the beautiful crystal clear beaches, hence why i said earlier that it just made me grateful for being alive. ( I guess that where the Pray part comes in)
The top beaches to experience in Nusa Penida are Kelingking beach, Broken Beach, Angels Billabong and Crystal Beach.
Kelingking Beach or also known as Pantai Kelinking is one of the most iconic beaches of the Nusa Penida Island. Kelingking beach or translated into english is known as the Pinky finger, is most popular due to the cliffs forming a shape of a T-Rex.
Broken Beach is a picturesque destination where there's an arch like in the middle of the cliff , where the tunnels connects to the sea. The arch or the hole is 97metres in diameter that gives a mesmerizing watching the waves crashing onto the shores.
Angel's Billabong is located 5mins walk from Broken Beach unique feature is the the natural formed rock lagoon. Billabong is taken from the english word which heaven, so it basically means Angels Heaven!!
Crystal Beach stands by its on name, which is the water is crystal clear and the grey sand is soft as cotton. It is renowned for a dive site for the only place in the world to observe the Giant Sun Fish! Make sure to always plan this at the end of your trip as it is the best place to just lay and soak in all the beauty!!
Just a word of caution kindly bring your sports shoes as you would need it! Make sure to also bring loads of water as the hike up and down is pretty exhausting.
Thanks to my dear friend Beela for gifting me a day trip to Nusa Penida. I beyond word thankful for the trip, it has been one of the most life-changing moments that I had other than being in the Red Square in Moscow.
And there you have it my little postcard from Paradise.
Many has asked me if I would make a trip back to Bali, and my answer is definitely yes! Cause Bali is just magical like that
Hope that you enjoyed my post as much i enjoyed writing it! :) Do comment, share, like!!! And thank you for coming and visiting me in my little world.
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