If you want a holiday in a place where the modern world has reached, but not tainted, Bali is one of the last options open to you in the world! Bali does a thriving trade in tourism, but mostly the island is an untouched wilderness, where locals still speak their own language, and if you’ve chosen a more secluded villa in Bali, all you’ll be able to hear after the sun goes down is the chirping of crickets and croaking of frogs. Today we look at the awesome options for private accommodation in Bali, quiet attractions and beaches in Bali for those who would truly like to get away from the rest of the world.
Private retreats in Bali
Bali is full of beautiful, private, isolated, and tranquil accommodation. In fact, after visiting some of the places that are considered ‘quiet’ and ‘out of the way’ in Bali, you might re-think your need for the company of random strangers! You’ll be looking mostly for villas in Bali, if you want a private Bali holiday. Previous tourists in Bali on TripAdvisor have recommended these Bali hotels for privacy and seclusion:
* The Laguna Resort and Spa in Nusa Dua* The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah in Ubud* Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali* Komaneka at Monkey Forest in Ubud* Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa in Ubud
These Bali villas are much more than little hotel rooms, this is reflected in the price. However, your credit card will soon forgive you when you are sitting on a quiet verandah in the mountains, or sipping cocktails on the pristine beaches!
Private attractions in Bali
Between the serene accommodation in Bali, and the many private attractions, it would be entirely possible to have a vacation without encountering more than ten people you’d never met before! Checking out Bali’s secluded beaches is an obvious must-do; we’ll explore the best private beach options in a moment. If you want to do more than just laze around or enjoy the water, why not check out:
* Uluwatu Half Day tour: You’ll get to check out 100 metre rocky drops to the ocean, the Kayangan Jagat temple, and the place where holy man Dang Hyang Nirartha came to his enlightenment.* Besakih Mother Temple Tour: This full day tour takes you to the Old Court of Justice at KlungKung and Goa Lawah, the Bat Holy Cave, as well as spending plenty of time exploring Pura Besakih, the largest temple of the island and consisting of five temple compounds around the main structure.* BikeBaik Tours: Bike tours are very popular across Bali – this one takes you into the countryside where you can check out how Bali’s rice farmers and rural craftsmen actually live – fascinating!* West Bali National Park: This beautiful national park stretches across 65,000 acres, Trekking, birdwatching and diving in the adjacent ocean are all popular with tourists. You can see giant water monitors, kutjak deer, jungle fowl, violet crabs, macaques as well as ebony langurs.
Bali’s private beaches
If you are mostly going to Bali for the beaches, book your beach hotel in Bali through the dry season, which runs from April to October. While most tourists avoid the wet season in Bali, you can actually save quite a bit of money by going in this period of lower demand. Plan your days to avoid the downpours in the afternoons, and you’ll mostly have the beaches to yourself and a beautiful, less expensive holiday besides! Here are some of the quietest (and best!) beaches in Bali:
* Mengiet Beach in Nusa Dua: This runs from the Hyatt hotel to Geger Temple, and has gorgeous white sand and blue water as well as few vendors. You can rent chairs from 20 rupiah per day.* Jimbaran beach: This is easiest to reach if you are staying in one of the adjacent Bali hotels – but even if you aren’t, it is worth coming down to get some of the better waves in Bali.* Sanur area beaches: The beaches here have less of a tourist-y feeling, and much more of a local flavour. This was the first developed resort area in Bali, but can be nice in times of few tourists.* Balangan: This beach has almost a Hawaiian feeling, and there are plenty if secluded corners. Access can be difficult… which bodes well for you, if you’d rather enjoy the place by yourself!