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somewhere different

perth
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somewhere different

have been to Bali heaps (15 times) and always stayed in Kuta, Legian or Sanur with the kids. Thinking of going with hubby for 40th bday. Any suggestions where to stay, somehere diffeerent???

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1. Re: somewhere different

If you don't care about having the beach - Ubud!! Lots of good restaraunts, rice paddies, great walks, good base from which to day trips, shopping.... Not much in the way of nightlife after 10.30 though. We love it.

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2. Re: somewhere different

Give Amed some thought...dive/snorkel/coastal scenery/peaceful

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3. Re: somewhere different

You could also look at Lovina - there's no real beach culture there since it's a black sand beach, but nevertheless it's a nice place to stay. Very different to the usual southern Bali resorts.

If you are beach bums, then why not look at the Gilis or Lombok? Easy enough to get to from Bali. They're definately somewhere different.

Edited: 25 February 2012, 13:04
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4. Re: somewhere different

Why not stay in a few different areas? it makes your trip feel a lot longer. We love to include a few nights staying on the cliff top at Bingin. It's so peaceful & the views from the cliff on sunset are spectacular.

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5. Re: somewhere different

People who already know Bali often go to the Sidemen Valley. It is a bit like Ubud was before the tourist invasion. If you are allergic to traffic jams and want beautiful scenery and views, this might be an alternative...

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6. Re: somewhere different

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7. Re: somewhere different

padangbai

candidasa

amed

lovina

pemuteran

\medewi

balian

canggu

ubud

candikunning

munduk

kedisan

tirtagangga

nusa lembongan

gili islands (lombok)

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8. Re: somewhere different

Our trip (May) is:

-Lovina (Villa Lagu) one week

-Ubud (nothing booked yet) 3 nights

-Seminyak (Amadea Resort) 2 nights

-Gili Trawangan (nothing booked yet, but will probably book The Beach House or Vila Ombak) 4 nights

-back to Lovina for another week

We love traveling around a bit, but also want to relax a lot....

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9. Re: somewhere different

Try Gili Air rather than Gili Trawangan. Tranquility itself! Recommend Scallywags.

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10. Re: somewhere different

Booked Gili Trawangan as we are looking for some fun next to the tranquility of the North of Bali ; ))

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