A shoo-in in many travellers’ list for the top places to visit in the world is Bali, the Indonesian island that’s located between Java and Lombok. This popular travel destination is famous for its beaches, exotic dishes, interesting culture, relaxed atmosphere, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences and party haunts.
A common misconception about Bali is that it is an expensive destination to visit, that it’s impossible to travel around Bali on a limited budget. But what most people don’t know is that Bali is surprisingly cheap compared to other beach destinations in the world.
While there are a thousand ways to splurge while vacationing in Bali, you can also enjoy a sojourn at the “Island of the Gods” without breaking the bank. Here’s how:
Plan ahead. If you’re looking to travel to Bali anytime soon, you have to research on the best times to go. You have to determine the low or off-peak travel season, when it’s the cheapest to be there, in terms of flights and accommodation. November, February, and March are usually considered the more affordable months to stay in Bali.
Find the cheapest flights. One of the most important things you need to do when planning to travel on a budget is to find the cheapest flights offered by budget airlines. You can easily do this by signing up for their newsletters so you’ll know whenever seat sales are up for grabs. Also, you can search reputable travel sites and compare flights to find the cheapest ones.
Choose your accommodation well. Be on the lookout for hotel deals offered through booking websites. You can enjoy huge savings if you get to book your room at discounted prices. Aside from booking websites, you can also find cheap accommodation through the locals. If you’re lucky, you can find a room that comes with breakfast and an amazing view for as low as $10/night.
Rent a bicycle or a scooter. While you can definitely hire a private car or hail a taxi, the cheapest means of getting around Bali is by renting a bike or scooter. You can rent a bicycle or scooter for as low as $3/day.
Go to the cheapest attractions. Unknown to many, Bali is home to many affordable attractions. There are so many things you can do during your vacation that wouldn’t put a dent in your wallet. To keep costs down, stay away from touristy places and explore lesser-known spots like hidden beaches, nature trails, hot springs, and even nearby islands.
Dine with the locals. Bali is teeming with hip and classy cafes and restaurants but they are not the most cost-effective dining options if you are travelling on the cheap. To get the best tips on where to eat, befriend the locals – especially the taxi drivers – because they know the cheapest eats in the island.
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By: Brendelyn Balaga