Although we’ve been to Bali many times, this year we spent one month in Bali and we are still finding new and amazing experiences.
We thought we’d share our Bali itinerary with you, so you can get an idea of things to do, places to visit and where to stay in Bali. Keep in mind that we moved around a lot because we wanted to discover new places and things to do and share those with you. If you were thinking about spending a month in Bali, you could take this approach or you could slow things down a bit and just a pick a few places to stay.
How We Spent One Month In Bali
Saturday 23rd – Wednesday 27th of May
Our time in Seminyak was filled with cafes and restaurants, massages, relaxing by the pool and stopping in for a drink at Seminyak’s beach clubs.
Highlight: Walking from Batu Belig Beach to Seminyak beach at sunset, stopping in for a drink at Potato Head and finishing at La Plancha. And Food.
Where we stayed: Anantara Seminyak
Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th of May
Highlight: Walking along Kuta beach, continuing onto the boardwalk, and discovering a beautiful little beach further south.
Where we stayed: The Stones Hotel by Marriott
Friday 29th of May – Monday 1st of June
So although we stayed in Seminyak, Legian and Kuta this trip, this was more to explore what it was like to stay in each area. If you’re planning a trip to Bali, and you wanted to stay in these areas, you would just pick one of them as they are next to each other.
Highlight: Relaxing at SKAI beach club
Where we stayed: Padma Resort Legian
Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd of June
This was our first time staying in Candidasa, and it was so peaceful. The change from the more touristy areas was really nice. We did a cooking class set in an organic garden, overlooking rice fields. We hired a private driver for the day to explore the surrounding areas like Bias Tugul Beach and White Sand Beach.
Highlight: Cooking Class
Where we stayed: Alila Manggis
Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th of June
It was our first time in Sidemen, and we are so happy we went there. Sidemen is a peaceful village surrounded by rice fields. And everything we did pretty much revolved around that. We did a rice terrace walk and we pretty much stayed in the rice fields themselves.
Highlight: Rice Terrace Trek
Where we stayed: Sawah Indah Villa
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th of June
We have been to Ubud plenty of times before, but this time we were actually here during the Ubud food festival. It was very busy, but they had lots of talks and workshops you could go to, including night markets.
Highlight: Night Markets during Ubud Food Festival
Where we stayed: Alila Ubud
Sunday 7th – Monday 8th of June
This was our first time to Lovina. A quick visit, but we managed to eat and explore the main streets and beach. On our drive from Ubud to Loving we got a private driver and spent the day exploring, from Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, to Beratan Lake and Ulun Danu Temple, to the twin lakes and the waterfalls of Munduk.
Highlight: Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Beratan Lake & Ulun Danu Temple and Munduk.
Monday 8th – Saturday 13th of June
Back to Ubud! We spent the week here exploring the food scene of Ubud, doing a bit of yoga (ok, one class!) and relaxing.
Highlight: Waking up early and doing the Campuhan Ridge Walk
Where we stayed: Tunjung Mas Bungalow
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th of June
We spent the day at beautiful Pandawa Beach, exploring Tanjung Benoa and relaxing.
Highlight: Pandawa beach
Where we stayed: Holiday Inn Benoa
Sunday 14th – Monday 15th of June
A morning walk along the boardwalk in Nusa Dua, beach on one side, beautiful hotels on the other. We also had the Magnifique Brunch at Sofitel Nusa Dua, which could quite possibly be the best brunch in Bali.
Highlight: Magnifique Brunch
Where we stayed: Sofitel Nusa Dua
Monday 15th – Sunday 21st of June
Ahh, Jimbaran, one of our favourite spots. Our time here involved a few seafood dinners on the beach, exploring the beaches of the Bukit Peninsular and relaxing.
Highlight: Beaches, seafood and the best corn on the beach!
Where we stayed: Intercontinental Bali