When planning for a holiday with family or friends, I always try to make it as cost-effective as possible. I don’t want to run out of money during or after holiday. How to have a cheap vacation anyway? The key is we have to stick to our initial holiday budget plan. Also, we have to choose holiday destination, transportation, and accommodation wisely.
Bali was the selected destination when I arranged for a holiday in Indonesia with some colleagues after considering Lombok, Bandung, Jogjakarta, and Manado. For saving some money on our holiday expenditure, we searched for the latest deals in Bali Getaway. Thanks to Bali Getaway J Boutique deals that saves me some $$$ at my first holiday in Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak two years ago. In 2014, I went to Bali again with colleagues to have fun at Kintamani and Ubud.
These two destinations are small villages with unbelievable beauty. We chose to visit Kintamani and Ubud for having a cheap vacation because these two places are not big towns as Seminyak, Nusa Dua, or other famous destinations. Let me describe these two stunning places one by one.
Kintamani is a highland area in the East Bali. Mount Batur is the main place of interest in Kintamani which also features Lake Batur and Pura Ulun Danau Batur. Do you love trekking or mount climbing? The active volcano with 1.717 m height is a great new place that gives you trekking & climbing experiences. Besides, other fun activities in Kintamani you should try are cycling, canoeing, and adventuring. Since it is situated in a highland area, you will truly feel the fresh air to breathe. Don’t forget to try some local and international foods at the nearest restaurant.
I dream about having a honeymoon in Ubud because this place is so romantic and peaceful. By the way, if you are from Kintamani, you just need to drive about 45 minutes to reach Ubud. Ubud is the cultural center of Bali with Puri Saren Agung, Goa Gajah, Tirta Empul, Kehen Temple, and other cultural places.
In Ubud, you won’t find skyscrapers or hotels with hundreds of rooms as in Kuta, Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Legian, and Jimbaran. Private villas and resorts are the main accommodation options in this area. You will be much more surrounded by nature when staying in Ubud including the foods that are mostly made for vegetarians.
Both Kintamani and Ubud are the best Bali places to stay in if you are looking for a peaceful and calm place far from crowd and busy life. Traveling to such destinations is truly memorable and also money-saving because you won’t pay bucks for costly holiday activities and luxurious facilities. All you are going to do is just enjoying the nature! Have fun!