Bali is a dream destination and lying in the bucket list of all. It’s good to know certain facts before visiting this dream city. First of all, never delay your trip because of your friend. Don’t be afraid to take solo trips.
Yes, there would be certain challenges and good learning but that’s the essence of travelling.
Here’s a snippet of how three females from 3 different continents took a solo expedition to Bali. All of them had blast and end up making so many friends and having out of the world experience.
Story 1:- Diana Mihaela Kovacs, Europe
Let’s start from story of Diana Mihaela Kovacs from Romania who initially planned her journey with her friend who couldn’t join her somehow. However, her high spirit didn’t let her stop and she planned to take the trip solo. Now you must be wondering what all she did and what all places she covered. Here is the list.
She started her journey from Romania in mid of August and stayed there for 15 days.
Places she covered were:-
- Taman Tirta Ganga
- Angel’s Billabong Nosa
- Kutampi Beach & Village
- Tanah Lot Temple
- Ocean 360 Beach Club
- Munduk Waterfall
- Goa Giri Campuhan GCC waterfall
- Blue Lagoon
- Lovina Bali
- Ngiring Ngewedang Coffee Shop
- Toya Retreat
- Mount Batur
- Dtukad River Club
- Blasinga Waterfall
- Pura Gunung Kawi
- Goa Gajah – Elephant Cave
- Lagana Warung
She went back rejuvenated after capturing some amazing moments as shared below in a small video.
Story-2 – Keiryn Lenoy , Australia
This female hales from the other side of the continent that’s Australia. She is another high spirited tennis player who was quite thrilled to plan her solo trip to none other than dream city of Bali. She was even more excited as she planned it during her birthday i.e. 19th August which she celebrated with her new friends in Bali. So coming straight to her trip, places she covered were amazing as well. Some of them are mentioned below
- Tegenungan Waterfall
- Nusa Ceningan (Snorkeling & Mushroom Bay) .
- La Plancha
- Agung Lempayung
- Kintamani Mountain View
- Pandava Beach
- Garuda Vishnu Cultural Park
It was the first solo trip for Keriyn and she indeed had blast as is evident from her captured moments as displayed below.
Story 3 – Srishti Sharma , India
So, guys, this is about me. I am from Delhi, India. Like the females above, had a great time as well. I would like to make your life easy by sharing my experiences. This is technically my 4th solo trip.
I have been travelling from a decade with the group of solo travelers but this was one of the kinds. All of my trips have some story to tell and that’s why I love traveling. Let me start by sharing a small video of mine’s
Solo trips are more interesting as you know the world even more closely. Let me tell you what all I covered and how I planned my trips. So I planned my travel and stay through make my trip and took a tour with Sanura travels.
I would like to give a special mention about the lady who manages it Yuliani. She helps in customizing my whole trip, initially; I took a package from Oyo holidays and paid 25% in advance.
But since I was not convinced about their knowledge canceled it though I didn’t get any refund. But I realized taking a local tour from Bali is far better.
I started my journey with Ubud followed by Handara Gate and Nusa Penida. This was best I could cover on a short trip of 4 days.
Stay Hotel Fashion:-
I Stayed in Hotel Fashion in Legion Kuta. It’s reasonable accommodation with good breakfast buffet. Challenge you will find is in the light inside the room which is very dim. Also at the breakfast table, you may get bewildered as there’s not much staff to assist though the food is lavish.
Now, this is one of the popular streets in Bali for all good and bad reasons. It’s one of the crowded places and you may love to do some street shopping here. However, be aware of mischief mongers who may snatch your phone.
Even the shopkeepers are not trustworthy they chase you if you don’t buy products. Some of them are even casual in patting you to buy from there shop. And may be rude or sexist as well, avoid them and go by your instincts. Better to buy from the shop managed by females. Some stuff is cheap and best to buy from here.
Ubud got many places to explore; the one I choose was a terrace garden. You need to pay the entrance fee of 10,000 IDR to visit the farm. Inside the garden, there’s lush greenery and spots to clicks but mind you they are chargeable, for the click below I paid around 1,00,000 IDR.
Also, you can try swing there which again is chargeable. The cost I paid was Rs. 15, 00,000 with clicks. You can spend some time there if you and trek a bit to glance at the farm.
My next destination was the famous Instagram spot. Now, this was customized, when I asked Oyo holidays they said it was not possible. Thanks to Yuliani who made it possible for me. Though I had to spend 30,000 IDR for the same and wait in a queue but it was worth the shot.
There were annoying people in the group who extended the time for clicks but it was worth the click I got. Special thanks to Yuliani staff Kadak who has taken this wonderful shot. I thoroughly enjoyed scenic beauty there.
By the time I was done with Handara it was already late to reach back to my hotel. Though I had planned to go to temple & Tanah lot on the way but I ditched it.
Nusa Penida – East & West
So Nusa Penida is one of the famous islands in Bali. One thing that you should know about this place it’s divided into two sections east and west. The boat starts from Sanur. You will get lots of agents that can help you book your ride there. They can be booked online at a decent price.
After reaching the island you can take a bike or cab. You can plan to stay there overnight as well for a better experience. You can consult your agent as well to arrange for you in advance. Like I did, so I had a cab waiting for me as soon as landed there. I choose to visit the east side.
Since I had limited time winded my trip after capturing a stunning view. To spend more time you can always start a little early. So I winded my trip with this island. Guys who manage the trip from Sanur dropped me to my hotel in a cab. I relaxed there as the next day was my flight.
Souvenir Shop – Krishna
There is so much to explore in Bali that you hardly get time to shop for your people back home. Thanks to my travel agents who suggest this big retail outlet with multiple options for souvenirs. I bought a couple of items and was a relief.
Here’s my short you tube video of few places , do visit and like if you enjoyed watching.
Tour – Sanura Travels: –
As I mentioned about Yuliani Sanura , this lady changed my mind to cancel my package. She got in-depth knowledge about Bali. You ask and she got the solution. Her drivers are quite courteous and friendly. You can connect on her facebook page – Sanura Tours. She is usually text away and can be reached on +62-817-4731-836
Now you may wonder why I picked these three stories only. The reason is simple we all felt connected as it was planned at the same time. However, we planned to connect but couldn’t. Nevertheless, the spirit was the same and can resonate with each other.
If you want to know more about Bali feel free to connect. Bali is very vast you can customize your itinerary according to the number of days you plan to stay there and the places you choose to visit. To know more here is a short YouTube video link that may help you further:-