Almost 2 years ago, we covered Ubud in one of our $10 series. As I went to Bali a few months ago, I also recently talked about some must-places visit in Bali along with my opinion about each place.
Today, we’re going to write yet another piece about Bali. This is going to cover another region in Bali, and also another way to spend your $10 on the island.
Thanks to Chantel of Travel for Your Life who would contribute this piece, let’s see the other region in Bali that is worth visiting when you’re on the island and what you can do there within the budget!
6 Things You Could Do in Bali Under $10
In Bali, Indonesia, $10 USD is the equivalent of about 140,000 IDR and that will buy you a surprisingly large about. Below are my top 6 suggestions on how to spend it.
1. Rent a Scooter
Scooter rental in Bali is 50,000 IDR per day and unless you’re staying right in the center of Seminyak or Kuta, you’ll need to rent one to get around. Even in the touristy area of Canggu, it’s hard to get around on foot and dangerous doing so.
2. Try the Local Food
People sometimes complain about Bali being expensive and over-priced now but that’s only the case if you go to all the Western restaurants.
The local restaurants are all still incredibly cheap with nasi campur (a local dish where you get a portion of rice and then pick from an array of meat, veggies, tofu and tempeh) setting you back just 10,000-25,000 IDR a meal for vegetarian and about 20,000-40,000 IDR with meat.
So technically for $10 USD you could actually get yourself 14 meals!
3. Go for a Surf
Depending on which Bali beach you’ve chosen you can rent a surfboard as little as 50,000 IDR for half a day. Bali has so many surf breaks to choose from.
You’ll be able to find the perfect wave to have fun on whether you’re just starting out, still in the process of learning or already know what you’re doing.
If surfing’s not your thing, you can also rent yourself a sun lounger on the beach for 50,000 IDR and just watch all the surfers.
4. Pamper Yourself
Bali is so cheap when it comes to spa treatments. Massages start from as little as 60,000 IDR for 30 minutes and you can even find places that do an hour for 80,000 IDR.
There are also a plethora of nail salons and cosmetic treatment spas at a fraction of the price you’d see in many other countries.
5. Visit Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple in Bali has one of the most spectacular views over the cliffs and down onto the sea. It’s the perfect spot for sunset.
It’s only 50,000 IDR to enter and you can pay an extra 100,000 IDR if you’d like to check out a local Kacek dance while you’re there too.
6. Go Waterfall Jumping
There are a lot of waterfalls in Bali but Aling-Aling waterfalls in the north of Bali are my favorite.
That’s because, unlike a lot of the other waterfalls around Bali, these ones come with inbuilt activities. If you’d like to take part in the activities you have to pay for guided entrance which is 125,000 IDR and gets you life jacket rental too.
At the waterfalls, you can then slide down the first one like you would a waterslide. The river will take you along to the next waterfall which you can jump off, with three jumps in total going up to 15 meters.
And if you fancy wrapping up all of these adventures with a cold beer, that’ll only set you back 30,000 IDR on the beach and usually comes with a beanbag to plonk yourself on while watching the sunset.
Contributor: Chantell Glenville from Travel for Your Life
Chantell Glenville quit her job to travel the world in 2014. She is the internationally best-selling author of Travel for Your Life which shows you how to quit your job and travel the world too. Chantell shares all her advice on travel, including suggested routes around countries on her website.
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