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Numerous couples love to travel the world, and they will spend weeks every year as they travel from one destination to another. During one of these glorious vacations, they can begin in the fabulous country of Vietnam as they travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Then, after they have seen all the beautiful sights of those regions, they can pack up their bags for an island adventure on Bali.
The good thing about travelling to Bali is that couples can have an amazing vacation without spending a ton of money. Everything on the island is reasonably priced, so couples will feel like they have been treated like royalty by the time they go to leave for their next adventure or return home.
Here are 7 helpful tips for all couples travelling to Bali:
1. Research Accommodations
Five-star resorts are all over Bali, but couples will not want to overlook the numerous guest houses that are available as well. Most of the guest houses rival the crème de la crème resorts on the island and include breakfast, a clean room, and a toiletry restocking every single. These homes even have spectacular pools surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful scenery. They are an option for couples who want a little more solitude and privacy than a resort can offer them.
Spa treatments are normally quite expensive, but in Bali, couples can enjoy multiple spa treatments every day without coming close to paying the cost of one treatment in other areas of the world. It is a fabulous way for couples to relax while getting spoiled together. There are quite a few places for couples to go for their spa treatments and they may want to try a couple different ones during their vacation to see if they like one better than the rest.
3. Spend Time Outdoors
There are times when couples choose to spend a lot of times indoors when they manage to get away on their own for a vacation, but in Bali they will want to be outside a lot. There is a lot to explore on the island, and a plethora of activities to do as well. Couples can learn to surf with an instructor for a reasonable price or they can simply hike around the island or head out in the water to go snorkeling. The beauty of the island will make it worthwhile for couples to be outside in nature instead of cooped up in their rooms.
4. Learn About the Culture
Ninety-seven percent of the locals are devout Hindus, and couples should embrace that and take the opportunity to learn more about this religion and their culture. There are religious celebrations, ceremonies, and festivals every week and couples can attend them to learn more and immerse themselves into the lives of the locals. This is one of the best things about going on vacations, because everyone loves learning. Couples will need a sarong in order to enter any of the temples, and they can either purchase them or rent them before entering.
5. Eat Local Foods When Possible
Couples can purchase western foods, or what is more commonly known as foods that they are used to eating when they are in Bali. However, those foods are going to cost them a lot more at mealtime. It is going to cost them a lot less to dine out if they choose to eat the local foods. There are quite a few authentic foods that every couple must try when they visit Bali. Nasi Jenggo is a dish of steamed rice, tempe, shredded chicken, noodles, shredded coconut, and a spicy sauce that is covered with banana leaves. Babi guling is a suckling pig dish with crispy skin and tender succulent meat. Rujak kuah pindang is a Balinese fruit salad that is served with a spicy fish sauce. Another must-try food is the tipat cantok, which is rice cakes with vegetables and tofu that is seasoned with ground peanut sauce. Any couple that is visiting Bali on a hot day will want to savor es daluman, which is green grass jelly served with coconut milk, ice, and sweet syrup.
Couples have a wealth of opportunities for transportation in Bali, which is always welcome for a vacation. They can either grab a taxi or private van to get where they want to go, or they can choose a slightly more unique method. If couples love a little more adventure in their days, they can rent a scooter or bicycle and explore the island that way.
7. Venture Away from the Tourist Areas
Most tourists stay down in the southern area of Bali, which is why it tends to be the more expensive part of the island. However, the northern part of the island is just as beautiful, and it is less expensive. There are still plenty of sights to see up there, as well as magnificent beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling.
Couples are going to love this type of vacation, especially if they begin in Vietnam going from Hanoi to Halong Bay, and then venture over to the island of Bali. Once they leave Bali, they can head home, or if time allows, they can continue their vacation in another fabulous destination. The possibilities are endless and there are many destinations around the world that we can think of that would be perfect for couples who want to see the world.