Bali, Living Large

BALI, SEMINYAK

The hustle and bustle of Seminyak.  Too many scooters, bike, cars and people.  Hectic and  chaotic.  First place visiting in Bali.  A little scary to even walk down the sidewalks let alone crossing the hectic streets.

One of the most important things we will tell you if you wish to visit Bali, is to exchange your money to Rupiahs prior to coming here.  They do have money exchange places, but don’t trust those.  The other picture posted below  is the back alley that you have to go through for changing currency.  You don’t actually go to a bank.

Another is to bring your own alcohol as it is expensive here to purchase a bottle.  Cost us $50 for a 26er of Bacardi Run.  Also, bring your own alcohol to restaurants as they water the alcohol down and jip you on the amount that they put in your drink.

Stayed at The Haven .  Great place to stay.  Staff friendly and always smiling.  Very accommodating to all your needs.

The first night we arrived from Sydney, a 5.5 hour flight with Jet Star (don’t fly them – cheap flights but they get you on the luggage).  We were given a room on the road side of the hotel.  Very noisy.  We asked for an upgrade and they were very happy to give us a complimentary, one bedroom, suite at the best part of the hotel.  Great hotel

The food was not that great at the hotel but lots and lots of restaurants to choose from on the streets.   Lots of shopping as well on the streets but you do get pestered by the people constantly for massage, shopping, taxes, tours etc.

We did have a nice $5.00 foot massage, which lasted a half hour,  on the beach but really not that much to see or do on the beach.

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5 thoughts on “BALI, SEMINYAK”

  1. Have jotted that hotel down! Sounds lovely, I’m going to Bali in June so will try and book and room there and make sure it’s not by the noisy road. Apart from the beaches, was there much to see in Seminyak? How many days do you recommend to spend there? I hear there’s more to do in Ubud.

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    1. Yes ubud was our favourite. Lots more to do. Seminyak is very busy and not really much to do. But the hotel was great. Try and get the suites though because the one side of the hotel is very noisy. They gave us a free upgrade to the suites so you can try that if you’re not happy with the room. Sanur Bali is really great too there is a board walk that goes all along the beach. Still to do a blog on ubud and Canggu. We also went to lembongan which is great to see but only stay for 3 nights max. So happy to have your comments. Any other questions please free to ask.

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      1. Thanks so much for getting back to me! That’s so helpful. I’ll look into those other places, I heard of a day trip to Canggu from Seminyak, so look forward to your blog post on it. Also, one question I had regarding money – do they accept AUD or is all in RP?

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      2. You need to have rupiahs there and change it before you get there. You can also use your credit card most places. A day trip to Canggu would be good but you might just want to stay there for a night or two. It cost us 200,000 rp which is approx 20$ to get. there. They will weal and deal.

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