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Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

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Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

We were wondering if anyone can help us, with so many different hotels and tour operators to choose from we can't decide!

We are a couple aged 26 and 32 and are looking to go to Bali next February. Ideally it would be a beach front property with bars and restaurants near by.

We also are not to fussed on the area Seminyak preferably but we are open to suggestions.

Any help would be appriciated. Thanks

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1. Re: Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

Bali is a wonderful place, the balinese culture is unique & the people are so friendly & welcoming.

You could look at flights with airlines such as Qatar, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines & also Air Asia who recently began to fly from Stanstead to Bali via Kuala Lumpur.The most direct route is with Singapore Airlines, an 11-12 hr flight to Singapore then a 2 1/2 hr flight onwards to Bali.

Alternatively you could book flights via a travel agent. Some I have used are:

www.trailfinders.com

www.dialaflight.com

www.ebookers.com

A couple of others you could try:

www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk

www.travelbag.co.uk

www.destinology.co.uk

If you prefer you can also book your hotels with the above. When I have booked the flights & hotels with an agent I usually phone, give them a budget & they'll offer several choices. I then look at the options & get back to them.

I usually book hotels either directly with the hotel or via an agent such as Bali Discovery. I compare the hotels own price with those offered by agents. Prices are usually per room & not per person.

Once you get there everything is so much cheaper than here in UK. Imported alcohol has risen in price due to import laws & charges but still cheaper than here.

Each place in Bali has it's own charm & can be quite different. Maybe research some here on the forum until you find what suits you.

Tuban/Kuta/Legian/Seminyak are one long beach & are good for surfing. Tuban is nearest to the airport then Kuta, then Legian, then Seminyak. Kuta is very busy & commercialised. Legian is not quite as busy & Seminyak is less so & more upmarket.

Nusa Dua in the south has lovely beaches but has been developed for tourism so a good place to relax but doesn't have the balinese atmosphere of other places.

Sanur, south east coast is smaller than the above places & has more of a village feel to it. There is a pedestrianised walkway along the beach, a main road with shops & restaurants, many beachside hotels.

Ubud is in the centre of the island & the artisitic & cultural hub of the island. Shops, restaurants & lots of accomodation in the centre or the outskirts. Each village around Ubud tends to have a different artistic focus such as gold & silversmiths, masks, stonemasons, kites, puppets, painting etc. dance shows are performed daily at several venues.

Quieter & on the east coast are Amed, Candidasa & Padangbai. Amed is very good for snorkelling & diving.It is uncommertcialised, the locals are very friendly & it is a great place to chill out & relax.Very few shops & no ATM's here.

In the North are Lovina & Pemuteran, again much quieter & uncommercialised.

So if you give us an idea of which places you might like to stay & you're budget per night we can recommend some accomodation for you.

http://www.balifriendly.com/

http://www.balidiscovery.com/.

http://www.wego.com

http://www.asiarooms.com

http://ww.agoda.com

http://www.hoteltravel.com

http://www.expedia.com

http://www.hotelscombined.com

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2. Re: Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

Also have a look at Kuoni and Trailfinders, both of whom do Bali.

However, it's a darn sight cheaper to book it all yourself and is incredibly easy. Book your flight direct with your airline of choice (Singapore Air is the most direct from the UK), then once this is booked, start looking at hotel booking sites, cross referencing it with TripAdvisor reviews to help you choose a hotel. A decent hotel booking site is Wego.com which scans multiple travel sites and hotel booking sites so you don't have to.

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3. Re: Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

We have been to Bali a number of times and will be going there for 3 weeks from this Friday. This time we are flying from the UK with Malaysian air with a 90 minute stop in Kuala Lumar and booked through netflights. Our accomodation we have booked through an agent as this we have found cheaper than going to the hotel direct. The hotel is the Griya Santrian situated on the beach front in Sanur and is fantastic where you can enjoy a lovely village atmosphere with numerous restaurants and shops an easy walk away.

Enjoy your holiday

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4. Re: Holiday help, who's the best british tour operators for Bali

Have a fantastic holiday dinger. I'm soooo jealous. I'm counting down to my next jaunt to bali but still have 17 weeks to go...far too many!

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