Thetraveljunkie.org – Hi lovely readers! I would share it with you, travel junkies.
The Travel Junkie featured in Hotel Club Australia, Bali’s Hidden Gems edition.
Here’s what we did:
Looking to get off the beaten path in Bali and discover its hidden gems? Hotel Club interview the travel junkie on everything from where to find the best beaches and offbeat activities through to the best restaurants. Explore Bali like a local and escape the crowds with these hot tips.
The Travel Junkie Guide
01. What’s Bali’s best ‘off the beaten path’ attraction?
Travel like a ranger at West Bali National Park. The real reason to visit the national park is to experience the untouched rainforests, mangrove swamps and mountains inside.
Many endangered birds and animals call Taman Nasional Bali Barat their home and you may be lucky enough to encounter some of them on a trek in the area. Wild boars and leopard cats are common but rarely seen by travellers.
02. What’s your favourite offbeat thing to do in Bali?
My favourite things are diving off Menjangan Island and Tulamben. And also getting a local lady to come and give me a $18 traditional massage in my bed before I go to sleep at night. Now that’s luxury.
03. What’s your favourite restaurant in Bali?
Eat in a local warung for lunch and dinner. They are everywhere. Really get into the local food, there are so many western eateries here now some people never try the real local food. I loving Warung Nasi Campur Sayan, Ubud (only a balinese home without a sign) at the moment, open 5pm-7pm. Here, you can go to the kitchen and eat at ‘the bale’ with locals; fresh local food cheap and very cheerful.
04. Where can you find the best hidden gem beaches in Bali?
I love Dream beach in Nusa Lembongan, White Sands (Virgin) beach in Karangasem, Blue Lagoon beach in Padang Bai, Serangan beach in Sanur, Payung beach in south Uluwatu, and Nammos beach in South Uluwatu.
05. What’s your favourite place in Bali to escape the crowds and why?
At the moment I love to travel like a local in Munduk, Central Bali. It’s a coffee and spice growing region. Very beautiful, not built-up and cool fresh air!
06. What’s your favourite hotel/resort in Bali?
At the moment, for a true hotel experience I love the Amankila Resort in Karangasem. I also love to stay at Batu Karang Lembongan Resort in Lembongan Island. And, Bambu Indah in Ubud. It’s more like a homestead. Very Balinese authentic, and the most comfy bathtubs and beds.
Thank you Hotel Club, is an honour to be named one of Australia-Bali’s best travel bloggers. Kissessss!
Happy Sustainable Travels!