Bali is one of the most beautiful places for your dream holiday. Think about it. You will be spending several days just lounging on soft beach sand, swimming with the fishes in the turquoise-coloured sea, dining on the day’s latest catch and exploring the history and culture of an exotic island in Southeast Asia. There couldn’t be any other way to spend your vacation. Are you convinced yet? If you have decided to fly to Bali, then make sure you already have chosen a place to stay. The beauty of Bali is not a secret to the rest of the world and you will surely be competing with one or two visitors for space if you don’t decide to book a place early. To ensure that you make the right accommodation decision, take a look at the following tips.
1. Decide on your location first.
There are a number of different areas where you can stay in Bali and each of them has its own distinct personality. In Kuta, there are several inexpensive bed-and-breakfast lodges that people on a budget will certainly find comfortable. Move northwards up to Seminyak and you arrive at villa country, where travellers with a penchant for luxury can surely indulge. Ubud, which is the cultural center of Bali, is home to different accommodations that suits any budget.
2. Consider the costs of your accommodations.
The five-star villas that Bali is well-known for are the most expensive choices, but there are also villas that can be rented for lower prices. If you’re not willing to shell out more for posh accommodations but can afford more than economy-class rooms, you can book one of Bali’s hotel rooms. For backpackers, there are several affordable bedrooms, lodges and motels that local businessmen rent out to tourists.
3. Ask for the help of a rental agency.
Because accommodations are always in demand at whatever time of the year in Bali, it has become profitable to help travellers find a place for them to stay. If you are really having a hard time looking for one, you might want to consider the services of a rental agency. The people there will ask you for your preferences and look for accommodations based on what you tell them. They can also contact the owner of the place for you and book reservations. Of course, you will have to pay more for people to do this for you.
4. Do your own research.
Once you have a shortlist of accommodations in Bali, turn on your computer and take a look at what real people are saying about the place. It’s not enough to simply take a look at the place’s website. Find their social media pages on Facebook and Google+ and browse at what people are saying about them. You can also log on to websites like TripAdvisor and VirtualTourist to see whether or not people enjoyed their stay in Bali. Places are rated on a five-star scale, with five being the highest. If your choice has been given a five-star average, then you can breathe easily. Pack your bags. It’s time to go.