For our full travel itinerary, please click here. Continuing from Day 1 – EAT: Seafood at Jimbaran Bay (Lia’s Cafe) – SEE: Jalan Legian, Kuta – STAY: Tune Hotel, Jalan Kahyangan Suci (Off Jalan Pantai Kuta)…
We started off the day with an early breakfast at Made (Pronounced Mah-deh) Warung, Jalan Pantai Kuta. The restaurant specializes in local Balinese food, as well as Japanese and Western cooking. During lunch hour or dinner hour, the place is often filled to the brim, seeing that it is a famous eatery for the tourists and the like.
It is a very famous eating establishment in Bali but the food did not live up to our expectations. The food was not too cheap either; we paid IDR 185000/RM 68 for 4 person and we left feeling unsatisfied and hungry.
Jalan Raya Seminyak
Tel: 31 673 2130
Open Daily 8am-12am
We also spent some time walking around Kuta Town and visited the Ground Zero Memorial on the site of the Bali Bombing that occurred on 12 October 2002. The final death toll was 202. 🙁
Pantai Kuta, the surfing mecca.
Other than surfing, you may try swimming, wake boarding, sunbathing or kite flying too!
or just cam-whoring; which is exactly what we did!!
We bid good bye to Kuta Town officially when Mr. Bagus came to pick us up at 11am.
Next destination – Nusa Dua Beach
Famous for its crystal clear water and stretches of white sandy beach; Nusa Dua is the home of many luxurious resorts.
Banana boats, water scooters, water skiing, jet skis, wave runners, windsurfers, and parasailing are also available here. One can also negotiate for a best price on these water activities (towards the end of the trip, we realized that almost everything is negotiable, including food!).
We continued doing what we do best (cam-whoring) because we did not bring along a spare change of clothing.
We also visited tirtha uluwatu, one of the most beautiful wedding chapel in Bali island! However, no pictures are allowed though. The usherer walked us through the chapel and the facilities such as bar, restaurants, bride’s room, etc. The beautiful scenery and brilliant architecture made me gasp and exclaim “Wow!” out loud.
So beautiful right? Wedding package starts from USD 4500 by the way. 🙂
We were suppose to visit Dreamland and Beber Beach subsequently. Since we are not a fan of water sports or sun bathing, we proceeded to Wayan Spa at Nusa Dua upon recommendation from our driver. A two full hours of pampering session costs IDR 300,000/RM 110 per person. It’s more expensive compared to other spa centres in Ubud as some of them offered IDR 300,000 for 4.5 hr!
The Balinese interior gave me a creepy feeling. Well, it’s just me.
All that scrubbing and rubbing makes our stomach growl. Mr. Bagus brought us to some random nasi padang stall by the road side.
Teh Botol and Jus Botol – our staple drink in Bali island.
Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is a popular place to enjoy the sunset in Bali.Located high on a cliff top at the edge of a plateau, it is also one of the oldest temples in Bali. Entrance fee is IDR 3000/RM1.1 per person and you need to be properly dressed to enter.
Kecak dance performance (IDR 70,000) is held here everyday where tourists can enjoy the performance with a spectacular sun set view. We didn’t go for it because friends have been telling us that the dance was dull and boring. :p
The monkeys are most notorious over here.
Please keep a very close grip on all your belongings especially glasses, handbags, cameras and hand accessories. A poor lady was frantically looking for the monkey that snatched her glasses and another small Caucasian girl cried because the monkey snatched her hair clip away. The monkeys can usually be induced to exchange it for some food and you have to buy it from the temple priests for a fee!