: 3 alternative ways to travel to Bali without flying

Although Mount Agung in Karangasem, Bali, spewed lava during its latest eruption on Monday night, the other parts of the island are still safe to visit.

At the time of writing, Ngurah Rai International Airport remains open. However, if you are worried that the airport is closed, fret not, as has compiled three ways to visit the Island of the Gods without flying.

By train

Trains are among the alternative methods of transportation. When compared with buses or car, the train journey is shorter, making it more convenient for travelers.

Travelers from Jakarta can choose between the Jakarta-Surabaya-Banyuwangi or Jakarta-Yogyakarta-Banyuwangi routes.

By bus

Those who want to go directly to Bali can opt to take a bus from Pulo Gebang bus station in East Jakarta.

Pahala Kencana, Kramat Djati Jakarta, Lorena and Safari Dharma Raya are among the bus companies that offer a Jakarta-Bali route. Priced at Rp 500,000 per person, the journey usually takes more than 25 hours.

By ferry

Both bus and train passengers will need to cross the Bali Strait using a ferry.

Travelers can take a ferry from Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi to Gilimanuk Port on Bali’s western shores. The service is available 24 hours a day and costs Rp 6,500 per person.

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Balkan BBQ • Romanian Grill & Home cooking in Bali

After many years working together, trough good and bad, trough mistakes and success, here we are again ready to deliver a new food experience in Bali. Balkan food is simply home taste and mother cooking cuisine. Come by if you are near by…

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Bali 80361

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Independent Online – | This hotel in Bali is ranked number 1 in the world

If you are planning a trip to Bali, you might as well splurge to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

The 5-star hotel was ranked the Top Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure for 2018.

A 15-minute drive away from Bali’s Ubud, this resort takes privacy and luxury to another level.

Guests will have to walk a suspension bridge to get to the resort. Once there, a lotus pond that floats on the resort rooftop welcomes you (It is great for couples who want to watch the sunset…).

Travellers can expect cooking lessons in a bamboo-clad centre designed by Elora Hardy and Sacred Nap relaxation treatments…

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Follow NIKITA CHAWLA’s footsteps as she shares anecdotes from a recent adventurous journey to the Indonesian island

As I got off the airport in Denpasar, I expected Bali to be quite similar to Thailand and wasn’t particularly excited. I boarded my prepaid taxi and headed for the hotel in Ubud that evening. With its lush green rice terraces and panoramic valleys and cultural backdrop, Ubud reminded me a lot of Kerala. Temples, markets, museums, palaces…it has it all covered. If art and culture is your scene, then Ubud is a must visit.

If not, then skip Ubud and stick to Nusa Penida or Lombok for the pristine beaches and shimmering clear waters that spell out your idyllic vacay. After a long journey, (there is no direct flight) I was exhausted by the evening and checked myself into a much needed Balinese spa…

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GERARD HINDMARSH : “Bali ‘s bohemian rhapsody”

OPINION: Let’s face it! Tourism is what people turn to when everything else fails. And the worst thing about Kuta (Bali) is still the young yobbo Australians who come here in droves on super cheap fares.

Thankfully most don’t make it much past the bars of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. These once separate and impoverished villages along 27km-long Kuta Beach are now all fused into one seething carnival where night and day there’s something going down. Absolutely engaging too!

Tourism here goes back to 1936 when ex-Hollywood workers turned globetrotting Americans Bob Koke and Louise Garrett set up a guesthouse of Balinese thatched bungalows on the near-deserted beach.

Their concept of ‘fun in the sun followed by a few drinks’ tourism concept knocked the socks off Dutch packaged holidays which existed up to that time. Bob taught all Kuta locals to surf too, something they truly excel at today…


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How to live like a king in Bali for a little over $100 a day: Travel guide laps up seafood dishes, massages and stunning views during dirt-cheap 24-hour stopover

A globe-trotting travel aficionado took a stop-over in Bali and completed the whirlwind trip for less than $US100 – $AU130 – a day.

Drew Binsky uploaded the video which he titled ‘How much fun can you have in Bali with $100 in 24hours?’ to his 124,000 YouTube subscribers on Tuesday.

‘Bali is a lot cheaper than you think!’ he explained before clocking the time at 9.54pm on his watch.

How much fun can you have in Bali with $100 in 24hours?

Essential Bali travel tips: what to know before you go

From navigating the crowds to being monkey-savvy, there are a few tricks to getting the best out of a trip to Bali. We’ve rounded up 15 top tips to bank for your next visit to the Island of the Gods.

Expect crowds

One of the most touristed islands on earth, Bali isn’t exactly an untouched paradise. But while it can be difficult to escape the throngs of south Bali and Ubud, determined solitude seekers will be pleased to find loads of secluded corners beyond these primary tourist centres. Tip: head to the central mountains, or Bali’s more chilled-out north and west coasts.

Choose your base carefully

It pays to put some thought into your Bali base, as chaotic traffic and hot weather are likely to make you stick close to your hotel or guesthouse rather than wander far on foot or sit in stuffy taxis. If you’re looking for real R&R, Kuta probably isn’t your thing. If you want to shop up a storm and eat more than your body weight in fine food, a week on Nusa Lembongan isn’t likely to leave you fully satiated. Find your perfect spot with the help of Lonely Planet’s ‘first time Bali’ guide.

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