Monday, 26 May 2014

TIps for Bali Trip - Kuta beach

My boyfriend and i love the sea and beach. That's why we decided to go Bali to escape from the city life and it is a last minute decision (book 2 weeks prior to departure day). Flight(tiger air) and accommodation cost around $900 for 2 pax. consider quite cheap right since we only book 2 weeks in advance.
What currency to bring to Bali?
Bring IDR as majority of the shop accept IDR. There are also a lot of money changer along the street with better exchange rates as compared to SG. We manage to change at 9.73 instead of 9 (at golden mile).

We stayed in Mercure Kuta with ocean view where i can hear the sound of the waves. The interior of the hotel room definitely lose to Westin Siray in Phuket as the flooring is tiles instead of carpet. When you off the air-con, condensation will start to form on the flooring and wall which makes it eeky. The best part of the hotel is the infinity pool. PERFECT VIEW. a good place to take a book and read your day away.

If you are looking for adventure in Bali, i will recommend you to visit this website: http://www.balitobali.com/. The price is very cheap compared to what you can find from shop along the beaches. we went for the package for water sports: $275,000idr per pax which includes jet ski, parasailing, fly fish, banana boat, snorkeling and glass bottom boat to turtle island. no photo of watersport because no one else can take photo for us :(
We also booked the river rafting which includes lunch. Lunch i mean good and tasty lunch! I think balitobali is like a referral agency which will arrange and direct you to the actual company which provide the white water rafting adventure. The company which guided us for the white water rafting was Alam Amazing Adventure and i would say their service is good. all the pit stops has waterfall etc.
Gearing up! If you noticed, my hair looks alittle like anna in frozen. white-pinkish streaks. had it done at Black hair salon 4 months ago. Originally it was in purple and blue and only after 3-4 months it started to fade till pinkish white. kinda cool too. 
quick shower under the mini waterfall. 
A tourist must take photo. luckily i'm smart enough not to remove my helmet. haha..
Now the most important part is the FOOD. we didn't go to Jimbaran, the famous heaven for fresh seafood as we are try not to spend too much. So this are a few places we went and it is quite affordable.

1) Naughty Nuri - http://www.naughtynurisbali.com/
Address : Jalan Batubelig, 41 (quite a long ride from Kuta, approximately 30 min)
Open Daily: 11 am - 10.30pm
 Their very "gao" martini which explain that face
 The famous pork ribs!! 

Famous for its Pork rib which is around $8 SGD, Pork chop and i love the bbq corns.
Don't forget to have a glass or many glasses of martinis. their waitress will do a shake-shake-shake dance in front of you. quite amusing.

2) Bamboo Garden corner (Seafood)
Seafood restaurant along kuta beach which is really cheap and good. we had dinner here twice because we love the chilli LALA and their cheap crab. we spent around $30 each meal for a spread of crabs, omelette,  lala, kang kong and beer. dirt cheap.
Address:Jl Poppies Lane I No 26, Denpasar, Bali 80361 (it is 5 min walk from kuta mercure)

3) Kitchenette
Location in the Sheraton bali resort and mall, along beachwalk. This place serve food such as crepes, pasta  and western menu. Trendy and casual place, ideal for chilling after walking under the hot sun.
Address: Beachwalk, Jalan Pantai Kuta
Kuta, Bali
 my sleepy face after the water sports. I had mac n cheese with truffles. Really very good.
 One of their category of drink: wicked elixir. Pina colada.
my boy's Waygu burger
4) Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Famous suckling pig in Bali. They serve the suckling pig skin, grilled sausage, grilled pork, and deep-fried pork with rice. After the meal, you can also explore the monkey forest and have a spa/ massage. around $10-$20. Journey to Ubud from Kuta take around 1hr? Cab fare was around $230 IDR.

There are a few more places i want to go but was too lazy. Thus, i will definitely visit Bali again~~ i wanna learn to surf!
1) Potato Head Beach Club
2) Jimbaran
3) Tanah Lot
4) Uluwatu

Travelling around in Bali?

I'll advice you to take blue bird taxi as they charge by the meter. other cab they quote a price.
You can also try to rent a car. my friend mentioned that it cost only $50 for the rental throughout his trip.

I will update this space soon~