Like what they say, once a year go somewhere you’ve never been before and you’ll just end up surprising yourself what that place has in-store for you. As for me and my friends, we decided to go to Bali, Indonesia and yes it was the right choice. And on top of my list of place/s to visit was Nusa Penida Island, was I happy? WELL happy is an understatement because I was just amazed, mesmerised, fell in love with the beauty of this island in Bali.
Nusa Penida Island is around 45 minutes to an hour of boat ride from the island of Bali and you’ll arrive in their port, and along with other tourists there area lot of guides who will drive you around this amazing island visit several points for you to capture the best shot you cab ever have and be amazed of how beautiful this creation of God is, its just breathtaking for me and my friends. We chose to visit, Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach, Crystal Bay/Beach, and the best one for me, Kelingking Cliff and Beach.
I was just crying inside to see it in person because it was just surreal to be there and see it and have your moment at the cliff and seat for a “death defying” picture hehe but you just have to be careful when you sit and stay still to be safe. But again it was just amazing for me and my friends, we really wanted to go down the beach but the hike is an hour going down and so another hour going up, so due to our limited time we can’t do it so I told myself I’ll do it next time.
The island maybe not yet developed that time but they are already starting to develop the roads because its really bumpy and if you’re afraid of cliffs, don’t look at the sides while your at the car but as for me, it was super fun. Thanks to our driver/guide who really made sure we see all the spots we chose for the said tour and was able to share to us his best knowledge about the island.
Was it worth it? YES! Should you just have a day tour? NO! because if I were you stay at least a night in the island to enjoy it more or even 2 nights because there are other spots to see and visit. But if you have limited time, well a day tour will be ok but make sure to go there as early as you can and take the last trip back to Bali as well so that you can maximise your stay in the beautiful island. Will I go back? Yes yes yes! because there’s a lot to see and experience in the island. I hope you visit Nusa Penida Island and be able to enjoy it as much as we did. MARKE MY WORD 🙂
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Last August, me and my friends was able to visit the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. At first we were hesitant to go since there was a recent earthquake that hit Bali and its neighbouring islands which we are hoping to visit and explore. But after confirming with our hotel, tour guide and airline that its safe to travel to Bali we pushed thru and indeed it was worth it. Every time I travel to any country that I’ll be visiting I make sure to do some research about the country, the place and other things any traveler should know about the place they are visiting. And knowing the OZ me I planned out where to eat, what to do, where to go, etc and though some of it we weren’t able to try especially the restaurants it was totally fine because all the places we were able to go to was amazing. for 5 days and 5 nights (it is too short, I suggest you stay the least of 7 days). It was a 4 hours flight from Manila to the island of Bali, and upon our arrival we were welcomed by our guide and was brought to our hotel in Kuta beach area, The Bene Hotel. Kuta beach hotels is approximately 30 minutes from the airport, due to traffic or even less, again depending on the traffic situation. So if you’re arriving late at night, just like our flight, I suggest stay somewhere near like in Kuta area so that you will not get tired from your flight. Upon arrival at the hotel around 1am we are surprise that we were still given welcome drinks and refreshments and was still welcomed with a smile by the staff of Bene Hotel. It is situated in the inner part of Kuta which is very good if you want to have a good night sleep because it is very peaceful and no noise from the busy streets within the area. The room was big and beautiful though some equipments should be upgraded but its very minimal, nonetheless it was perfect for a relaxing stay. There beautiful swimming pool in the middle of their compound was really amazing and was able to try it out late before our dinner during our last evening during our trip. I think they are considered 4 star hotel or 5 star and it was really a good place to stay at, and it is very affordable.
The next day, we started our tour and it was through Bali Daily (you can check them out in there Instagram account) and it was a hectic 5 day schedule of activities but I can say it was all worth it. We had East Bali Trip for day 1, Singaraja Trip for the 2nd day, then we went to Nusa Penida Island on our 3rd day, then during our last day before our flight we had a Swing Activity tour. Of course you need to drop by for some souvenir for your loved ones and friends at home. Like what I said out Bali trip was jam-packed but all the places we visited was stunning and it exceeded my expectations that’s why I am planning to return next year, care to join me?
In my next blog I will try to share each tour we had per day so you can have a run-through of what’s in the said tour/s.
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