After Temple chasing for the 1st and 2nd trip, its the time to hit the ocean breeze!
OUR THIRD AND LAST DAY TOUR ITINERARY:
SOUTH BALI TOUR
A. PADANG-PADANG BEACH
This place gives justice to my mantra that THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH BEACH! Padang Padang Beach also known as Taplau is located in the city of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is also one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, located on the north-western coast of the island’s Bukit Peninsula. The beach is made of fine and white sand with some rock formations.
Funny now I think, this is where our almost-dying moment happened when me and my friend Leslie almost drowned here to think that we are just swimming around 3-4 meters from the shore. My life flash-backed on me in a second and I am thankful that there are good Samaritans out there who didn’t let us die in vain. And if ever I will not have a chance to share with you this post. Indeed, I’ve realized a lot of things that day and grateful to God that maybe I still have few more purpose in this life to make.
Before you can hit the beach, you’ll be walking down to a stiff stairs cave-covered like formation. The entrance fee costs 15,000 IDR.
Just a few reminder: Please be careful especially in swimming because the tides current is so strong. The ocean floor is uneven, you might not know when the water will hold on you. Your life is much more important than any other things.
The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself, but the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences – Prov. 22:3
B. PURA LUHUR ULUWATU (ULUWATU TEMPLE)
Uluwatu Temple is one of the most popular destination in Bali. This is because this temple faces the ocean and you’ll have a good view of sunset just by standing along its walk path. It is said that Uluwatu temple is one of nine directional temples of Bali, and found at 70 metres (230 ft) up at the top of the rock at the southwest most point of the peninsula. Locals on the island believe that Gods have blessed the surfers who surf the Uluwatu wave, because of how divine and perfect the waves there are. The temple is known to protect Bali against evil.
The entrance fee costs 30,000 IDR and you’ll be provided by a sarong.
C. JIMBARAN BAY BEACH
Since this is the last day of our tour, we’ve decided to chill out and have some tranquil moment by the beach, that’s why Kulik brought us to Jimbaran. This is located at the southwestern coast of Bali and known to be a fishing village. There were a lot of restaurants by the beach and it is like a little Boracay in the Philippines. The wide shoreline is mostly occupied by restaurants,beach huts and dining tables. The place becomes crowded at late afternoon because everybody is waiting for the sunset and nothing is more amazing unless you have something to eat or to drink while watching the nice sky turn into bright orange because of the setting of the sun. The beach has no entrance fee and you can have someone cook for you fresh sea food.
We bought their local beer (Bintang for 500 ml or 1 liter) for 47,000 IDR. So cheap!!! 🙂
We went back to our lodging house at around 7pm and started to stroll around Kuta Art Market to buy some souvenirs. The prices are a little bit pricey maybe because Bali had become so commercialized and popular among tourists.
There are money changers and ATM machines in the City, just be reminded to have your money exchanged to an established bank to avoid becoming a victim of bogus. Don’t forget to have your ATM debit/credit Banks aware that you’ll be going out of the country to avoid hassle and to have smooth transactions. There are a couple of department stores and supermarkets where you can buy your essential stuffs. Please also be reminded to buy bottled water because it was said that tap water isn’t advisable to drink. Don’t forget to bring your international adapter! Most of the sockets in Bali is with 3-sockets. Legian and Kuta are the center of crowd, it is where you find the famous fast food chains and party place. The main transportation in Bali is motorcycle and blue bird taxis. I haven’t seen any bus except for tourists buses.
Uber and Grab i think is available in Bali. You might give it a try.
Hope our DIY story helps!