WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU VISIT BALI
So there’s lots to see and lots to do on the beautiful island of Bali. Looking to party? There’s plenty of that. Wishing to explore new spiritual realms? It’s got that too. Want to kick back at the beach and top up your tan? Yeah, no worries, don’t forget the coconuts. Needing some cultural exploration? You better look into booking an extra week! Some people say there’s too much to do. So, allow us to fill you in on how to occupy your time depending on where you're staying.
At Tattoo Escapes, we have 5 properties available for you to stay at whilst you’re visiting Bali and each location and their neighbouring towns have something different on offer.
Three of our properties are located in Ubud, the cultural hub of the island of the gods. A peaceful and laid-back spiritual melting pot found in the centre of the island. Ubud is around one and a half hours north of the Ngurah Rai International Airport and is surrounded by greenery, incredible waterfalls and temples, such as Pura Tirta Empul (the holy water temple) as well as the infamous Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Ubud is also the perfect spot if you’d like to explore the undeveloped north of the island, an hour or two north and you’ll find your self surrounded by jungle and rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see. This is something we can arrange for you if you’re keen. Give us the destinations and we’ll sort out the rest. Sounds pretty good right?!
The other two properties on offer from Tattoo Escapes are found in the popular party and surf destination of Canggu. If nature isn’t what you’re looking for on your trip let us introduce you to a town that has exploded in the last 10 years. Brimming with beach bars, live music and good food. Canggu is the perfect balance between laid back Ubud and the hustle and bustle found in Seminyak and Kuta. If all the beers at Old Mans’ and Pretty Poison get a bit too much, be sure to take a drive/ride thirty minutes further north, following the coastline; here you’ll find the incredible cultural site known as Tanah Lot Temple; a Hindu temple situated on the rocky shoreline but take note, the temple is only accessible at low tide, so make sure you pick your time well if you want to visit. Tanah Lot is basking in history and definitely worth a visit, especially for sunset.
In whichever destination you choose to stay, nothing is that far away. Uluwatu, for example, is on the southernmost point of the island and is only two hours south from Ubud and an hour south of Canggu. With places like Omnia Day Club, Single Fin and Ulu Cliffhouse, beach bonfires, some of the world’s best surf breaks and catching big name DJs as the sun goes down over the Indian Ocean make Uluwatu a must-see spot.
Bear with us, I told you there was a lot to do here…!
A spot we need to mention even though it’s not technically Bali, but somewhere which is on most people’s radar whilst exploring archipelago is The Gili Islands which are found off of the coast of the neighbouring island of Lombok. The three tiny islands are two hours away from any of the harbours that are found on the east side of Bali and are well worth a visit if you want to make the most of some serious island vibes.
That leaves us with Seminyak (there’s also Kuta but a lot of people are known to skip that) if you’re looking to indulge in luxury spas and some retail therapy head 30 – 40 minutes south of Canggu (depending on traffic) and just over an hour south of Ubud and you’ll find Kuta’s more sophisticated, less drunk neighbour. You can also find some good surf in Seminyak, the beaches are cleaner and you can dine at some fantastic upmarket restaurants.