(Closed) Bali Anyone???

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was in Bali several years ago and it was wonderful. As long as you’re staying at a decent resort, you should be fine – I found that the hotel staff were overly attentive and watched out for our best interests, and especially our security.

One thing I do recall is that we hired a driver to take us to the market in Ubud (don’t miss this!), and he made certain “touristy” stops along the way – to let us see jewelry making, textile weaving, etc. The prices at the places he stopped were outrageous compared to what you would pay at the market. I didn’t find them to be too hard-selling, though, and the haggling at the Ubud market was mostly good-natured.

Have a wonderful time, and be sure to have a massage or two!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh, one more thing re: haggling – you might want to create a cheat-sheet showing the exchange value at several different price points. You get *thousands* of rupiah to the dollar, so it can be difficult to do the math quickly. And when you’re dealing in tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of rupiah, it easy to lose sight of the fact that haggling over 5,000 rupiah amounts to less than 60 cents.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I have been to both Bali and Morocco. While loved Morocco, it did seem much more “exotic” than Bali and I think you would feel very comfortable in Bali. The culture is beautiful and the people are very kind.

I have been to the Royal Piti Maha to look around although I didn’t stay there. It is a beautiful luxurious resort and the staff were very friendly. It is in Ubud, which is a great town in the interior of Bali. It is my favorite spot in Bali, but you might want to split your trip between there and another area, maybe on the beach?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance and I are planning to go to Indonesia for our honeymoon as well. Neither of us have been there, but my family comes from Indonesia…more mainland Jakarta than Bali. I am not sure if you were interested, but we were looking at renting a condo instead of staying at a resort. We are kind of on a tight budget and it really seemed like a great way to stretch our dollar(s)!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I have a somewhat related question–I was also looking into booking Bali but recently in my research saw something about a terrorist alert and advice to people to not go–it seems like no one is really worried about this but does anyone know anything about this?

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I would say it is as likely to happen in Bali as it is in New York. I would not let it deter you. And other than those few incidences, Bali has almost no crime.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Mrs. Earrings took her honeymoon in Bali, I believe.  You might check out her recaps?

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