Bali – a romantic choice for a side trip from Australia
The pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and charming culture, Bali is a gem which waits to be explored. The many temples which are home to colorful festivals year round along with the peaceful fishing villages and beautiful mountain lakes, make Bali a paradise to remember and an excellent choice for a romantic vacation.
Luckily, if you are already in Australia, there are direct flights to the island and the Bali airfares are affordable, especially if you plan slightly in advance. There are direct flights from the following Australian cities: Darwin (airlines: Airnorth, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia), Perth (airlines: Ozjet, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia), Melbourne (airlines: Jetstar, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia) and Sydney (airlines: Jetstar and Qantas). The shortest travel time is from Darwin (just 2 hours 30 minutes) and the longest is from Sydney (6 hours 25 minutes).
It is not hard to find a Bali budget hotel especially if you know where to look for. And even though you won’t associate budget hotels with a romantic getaway, it is possible to plan something nice on a low budget. Over all Bali is not very expensive when it comes to accommodation but there are a lot of luxury places as well (if the budget allows for that). Prices start at $42 per night in a 3-star hotel in Kuta-Tuban. You can choose from bungalows, suites and standard rooms and you ca enjoy the hotel’s pool, bar and restaurant.
There are quite a lot of romantic things to do in Bali. You can choose some spa treatments for the two of you to relax and unwind before a special day together. Then, you can go and enjoy a special picnic in Buahan Village (which is very tranquil and invites you to relax and enjoy a romantic time together). You can try an elephant safari or horseback riding on the beach.