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Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

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Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Hi .....we arrive at midnight and want a nice hotel fairly close to airport. Not sure whether to go with Tuban and walk into Kuta etc ( but not keen on haggling etc in Kuta, not needing to shop) or to try Jimbaren Bay, or elsewhere. Is there much to see there? Or any other suggestions please? Thanks heaps.

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1. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Find a nice place at Sanur, less than 30minutetaxi ride at that time of night, then in the morning you are in the midst of eating and shopping heaven.

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2. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

It depends on what you are after. There are some lovely resorts on Jimbaran Bay, particularly the Intercontinental. The area is quiet and there is nothing really to do outside the resorts, but you can have dinner on the beach at the seafood restaurants. Tuban/Kuta on the other hand also have some fantastic resorts but as you know it can be hectic.

I would consider Jimbaran Bay to have a more relaxed slightly more upmarket feel than Tuban/Kuta.

Edited: 16 November 2016, 21:11
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3. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Kathy, where else are you planning to stay in Bali? Even if you arrive late you can go straight to your 'preferred' location as most areas are still only a short drive away from the airport and arriving at night will be less traffic. The only places you would't drive to at that time of night would be places like Amed and Lovina for example. Often it is best to just go straight to your preferred area as it cuts down the amount of time you lose packing / checking in / out etc.

I notice you have another similar post in the Jimbaran forum.

We really need more information so we can suggest if it is feasible for you to go straight to where you wish to holiday.

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4. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Thanks....where would you suggest at Sanur?

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5. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Thanks for reply. My first trip to Bali a few months ago we stayed in Benoa and loved the relaxed feel but thought of seeing different areas this time. We have a few nights that I'm referring to, on way to Dili to see a friend then thinking of booking Ubud for 3 nights on way home. Flights booked. So initially Tuban seemed a good idea but open to anything!

Edited: 16 November 2016, 23:50
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6. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Ubud is an hour to an hour and a half to the airport. So make sure you allow plenty of time if you stay there.

I would suggest Sanur for a couple of nights as suggested, might even take just 20 minutes at midnight.

Then head to Ubud, its a great base for attractions.

Or stay in Sanur and just day trip it from there, easy to get in and out of.

I would be happy to stay in Tuban, close to shopping but it wont be as quiet as Benoa if that's what you enjoy.

Edited: 17 November 2016, 00:23
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7. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Try Tuban, its a great area, always stay there you can pick a quiet area or a busy one, and you can walk to everthing

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8. Re: Arriving late.....Tuban or Jimbaren for 2 days?

Thanks everyone. Tuban it is...arriving midnight New Year's Eve. So probably good to be very close to airport, not knowing what traffic will be like then!

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