Executive Summary of Our 4D3N Bali Trip

I know you guys love this; so here you go.

NOTE:

SEE = sightseeing

EAT = dining options

STAY = accomodation of the night

BOLD = recommended

non BOLD = not recommended

IDR 10,000 = RM 3.65

I’ve got a lot of emails asking about the driver Mr. Bagus, so I’ll share my opinions here. You can reach him at <[email protected]>

The Good:

Mr. Bagus is very accommodating; just tell him where you want to go and he’s willing to bring you there. He will never persuade or push us to visit those touristy shopping places where he’ll probably get a fair share of comission. The rate that he charged (IDR 300,000/day/car) is quite reasonable because we engaged him for a full day, i.e. 10am to 10pm (depends on our itinerary).

The Bad

Mr. Bagus is not a very professional tour guide in the sense that he never walk us through the touristy destination and explain to us the historic value/the story behind it.

So I’ll leave it for you guys to judge? Another point to keep in mind – it is better to plan your own itinerary and ask for the driver’s opinion because most of the tourist spots are scattered around the island.

p/s: Don’t be surprised if you see a Mr. Bagus that looks very different from our driver.The whole Bagus family runs the tour hiring services so they might send just anyone from the family. Our driver was Gutstut Bagus.

Day 1

Arrival 6.50pm – EAT: Seafood at Jimbaran Bay (Lia’s Cafe) – SEE: Jalan Legian, Kuta – STAY: Tune Hotel, Jalan Kahyangan Suci (Off Jalan Pantai Kuta)

Day 2

SEE: Ground Zero Memorial & Pantai Kuta – EAT: Warung Made, Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta – SEE: Nusa Dua Beach – SEE: Tirtha Bali Chapel, Uluwatu – SEE: Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu)EAT: Pork Ribs @ Naughty Nuri’s Warung & Grill, UbudSTAY: Tegal Sari, Ubud

Day3

EAT: Babi Guling @ Ibu Oka, Ubud – SHOP: Pasar Ubud SEE: Pura Taman Ayun, MengwiEAT: Kopi Luwak @ Yoga PlantationSEE: Pura Ulu Danu @ Bratan Lake, Bedugul – SEE: Tanah LotEAT: Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner’s)STAY: Green Field, Ubud

DAY 4

SHOP: Sukawati – SEE: Kintamani – Mount Batur + Lake Batur – SEE: Pura Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring – SEE: Tegalalang – Depart: 9.20pm

DAY 1

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Got our tickets for RM 80 from the Air Asia sales a year ago.

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We hired Mr. Bagus as our driver and he charged RPH 300,000 per car (Toyota Avanza) per day. He even offered to picked us up on the first day even though we only engaged him for 3 full days.

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We paid IDR 10000/RM3.65  for the char grilled corn-on-the-cob from beach vendors. Good stuff!

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Go to Lia’s Cafe if you do not wish to be slaughtered. We took two seafood set and the total damage was IDR 470000/RM 172 for 4 person, not too bad huh?

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Just request your driver to drive you to the end of Jalan Pemelisan Agung and Lia’s Cafe is on your right after a two minute walk.

Phone : 081 – 2390 7411

OPEN : 9:00AM – 24:00PM

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Walked around Jalan Legian before we called it a night.

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Hard Rock Cafe & Hotel

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Got our room for IDR 285000/RM 85  (inclusive of 12 hours air conditioning, excluding toiletries & towels).

Tune Hotel @ Kuta, Bali

Jalan Kahyangan Suci (Off Jalan Pantai Kuta),

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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We love the good location (6 mins walk from Kuta Beach, within main shopping & dining area of Jalan Pantai Kuta) and the clean, no frills room.

DAY 2

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Brunch @ Warung Made

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The food was bad and expensive (IDR 185000/RM 68 for 4 person). :(

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Jalan Pantai Kuta

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Kuta Beach

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Doing the Kuta Jump

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Nusa Dua Beach

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not a fan of water sports

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2 full hours of pampering @ Wayan Spa, Nusa Dua. IDR 300,000/RM 110 per person. It’s more expensive compared to other spa centres in Ubud, they offered IDR 300,000 for 4.5 hr!

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visited tirtha uluwatu – strictly no pictures are allowed.

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so beautiful! wedding package starts from USD 4500 btw.

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some random Nasi Padang for tea break.

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Uluwatu Temple. IDR 3000/RM1.1 per person.

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clouds or bad weather obscure the sun set view :(

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cunning monkeys that snatch visitors’ belonging, including bags, cameras and eyeglasses.

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so smart!!

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Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill

Tromol Pos No. 219,

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Tel: 361/977547.

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The ribs were so tender that the meat falls right off the bone. Yum!

meal for 4 = IDR 223,000/RM 81

Day 3

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We stayed at Tegal Sari (Day 2) and moved into Green Field located just a few steps away because most rooms in Tegal Sari were fully booked by then. FYI, we made a reservation 5 months in advance.

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our wooden room – day & night view.

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staircase leading to our room.

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breakfast at our private balcony, with a rice terrace view.

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Chris chilling out.

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cam-whoring

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too

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beautiful

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I can’t

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resist

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taking more pictures.

Tegal Sari

Hanoman Street Padang Tegal, Ubud 80571

Bali – Indonesia P.O. Box 183

Telp: 62-361-973318, Fax: 62-361-970701

e-mail: [email protected]

http://www.tegalsari-ubud.com

Our Room – IDR 440000/RM 160 (wooden room), IDR 550000/RM 200 (deluxe)

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Lunch at Ibu Oka.

Ibu Oka, Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud, (across from Ubud Palace).

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shopping at Pasar Ubud

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Very beautiful ole ole (souvenirs) but slightly more expensive than Sukawati

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Pura Taman Ayun, Mengwi

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IDR 12000/RM 4.4 per person.

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luwak is so cute!

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sipping luwak’s poo poo at Yoga Plantation. IDR 30000/RM 11 per cup.

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Pura Ulu Danu @ Bratan Lake, Bedugul

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IDR 12,000/RM 4.4 per person.

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so serene!

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sun set @ Tanah Lot. IDR 10,000/RM 3.65 per person

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breathtaking view.

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Dinner @ Bebek Dengil. We had smoked duck (MUST order 1 day in advance) & crispy duck.

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total damage = IDR 293000/RM 107

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Our room at Green Field. IDR 650000/RM 237

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with private balcony.

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good place for R&R.

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salt water swimming pool.

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breakfast on the house.

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the girls’ favourite – shopping at Sukawati Market.

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everything is so cheap over here! flip flop = IDR 15000/RM 5.5, rattan bag = IDR 50,000/RM 18, Buddha painting = IDR 70,000/RM 26, etc

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Pura Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring

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IDR 6000/RM 2.2 per person

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Buffet lunch at Grand Puncak Sari restaurant, Kintamani. IDR 70,000 per person + 21% tax/RM31.

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Mount Batur view.

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Tegalalang Terrace.

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Remember to keep IDR 150,000/RM 55 to pay for departure tax when leaving Bali airport!

Last but not least, thanks to Chris & Christine for the memorable trip. Did I mention that we spent less than RM 1000 each? 😀

I’ll add more stuff onto the post once I’ve got more time. Meanwhile, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. :)

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