3 weeks in Bali - too much?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 3:30 AM Last Post By: issyp
Dec 4, 2012 11:09 AM
3 weeks in Bali - too much?Hi there.
I'm off to Bali in Feb 2013. I am meeting one person for 1 week and a different couple of friends for two weeks. I'm not mad keen on seeing the same things twice with different people. Are there any places nearly that I could get to easily to spend the week on?
Or do you think Bali is lovely enough to sustain me for three weeks with only a little overlap?
Dec 4, 2012 11:16 AM
1You could go to Java, visit Borobudur, which is a world-class attraction, and then on to Blitar, a hidden gem in East Java.
Dec 4, 2012 1:26 PM
2Or you could go the other way,to Lombok or to Komodo.
Depends what your interests are and what you want to do......
Dec 4, 2012 1:27 PM
3And ',of course,you could stay on Bali for the full 3 weeks ;-)
All comes down to the same thing...what you like doing.Why did you choose this island? Are you into eating,shopping,trekking,the beach,ruins,jungle,diving,mountain climbing etc etc?
Dec 4, 2012 1:52 PM
4Thanks guys. I didn't exactly choose Bali, but I have two friends travelling and that's where they are in Feb, and a sister in Oz, which is (almost) within spitting distance so she's coming out to visit too:-) (I live in the UK)
I go on holiday for the wildlife generally, and natural wonders. and hiking, Not a massive beach person to be honest but having done a bit of research, Bali is more than beaches. Not into shopping. Have been looking at Orangutans on Sumutra....
Dec 4, 2012 2:01 PM
5@ #4: If the weather allows, you could do Semeru, or just hike up to Lake Kumbolo, which is worth it too.
Dec 4, 2012 6:21 PM
6If wildlife is your thing, you only need to hop across the strait from Bali to East Java.
Alas Purwo and Baluran, 2 of not only Java's but all Indonesia's best national parks for wildlife, are actually overlooking Bali and can be reached within a few hours!
For hiking, East Java also has some of Indonesia's most spectacular volcanoes, namely Bromo, Semeru and Ijen.
All these are within easy reach from Bali, yet far better for wildlife and hiking than anything you could find in Bali - and a lot less commercialized, too.
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Dec 5, 2012 4:14 PM
10Bit of a trek to get there but very much worthwhile in my opinion is Kuta, Lombok. Amazing beaches and a very laid back atmosphere. All range of accommodation from budget huts to better AC rooms with a small pool.
We spent a few days there and took some pictures and a few tips:
Dec 10, 2012 3:30 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$109.40 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$118.18 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$53.93 per night