Traveling to Bali in December just before Christmas offers an escape with opportunities to relax by the pool indulge in rejuvenating massages and spa treatments explore local markets for shopping and savor delicious traditional cuisine

Bali, also known as the “Island of the Gods ” has been a destination for many years thanks to its diverse terrain of hills, mountains, coastal cliffs, sandy shores, vibrant rice fields and volcanic landscapes. But what does it hold for two mid-forties mums looking to escape their responsibilities this Christmas? Let’s dive in!

Bali in December: What to Expect

December in Bali is a unique time. It’s that time of year when the rain starts to fall bringing with it showers often in the evenings or late afternoons. Nevertheless such moments are usually fleeting. Can even be quite invigorating. The best part? Balis scenery becomes vibrant and verdant exuding an allure when the rains arrive.

Ubud: The Cultural Heart of Bali

Ubud is a must-visit. Bali is renowned for its richness providing a tranquil setting ideal for unwinding and revitalizing. Here, you can:

  • Experience the Rice Fields: The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are truly a sight. . You know what’s even better? There’s no requirement to wait in queues just to capture that perfect moment in a photo.
  • Dive into Cultural Arts and Crafts: Ubud is renowned for its arts and crafts. There is much to discover and purchase from woodcraft to elegant silver jewelry.
  • Join Local Celebrations: Ubud is constantly abuzz with events and activities. Immerse yourself in the culture by attending a traditional dance performance or a temple ceremony.
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Seminyak vs. Sanur: The Beach Dilemma

Seminyak’s slew of stylish coffee shops and three-lane main street don’t quite do it for me, particularly at Christmas time. The place is mobbed. So rather than the throngs of Seminyak: try Sanur, a more laid-back, easing-off-the-pedal destination where you can:

  1. Indulge in Spa Treatments: Bali is famous for its priced yet indulgent spa experiences. Whether you seek a Balinese massage or a modern spa therapy there’s a variety of options to cater to all preferences.
  2. Feast on Local Delicacies: Bali offers an array of delights ranging from upscale dining establishments to cozy local eateries known as warungs. The food scene in Bali is simply irresistible. Pro tip: Always ask the locals for recommendations!

Making the Most of Your Trip

Private Pools and Accommodation. With a budget of around IDR 18,000,000 (don’t worry, we all make currency mistakes!), you can get some pretty decent accommodation with private pools. Perfect for some rest and relaxation.

Hiring a Private Driver. This sounds like a plan especially if you’re interested in taking your time to explore the island. Plus, local drivers often have the best recommendations!

Rainy Day Activities. In case you face continuous rainy days, fret not! There are plenty of things to do indoors in Bali, such as taking cooking classes or participating in yoga sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How busy does Bali get around Christmas?During the Christmas season Bali becomes bustling with activity in popular tourist areas. It’s an idea to organize your transfers and activities ahead of time to prevent any last minute rush.
Why is Seminyak considered hectic?Seminyak has grown in popularity as a tourist hotspot, over time resulting in bustling streets during busy periods.
How much should I pay for a massage?The cost of a quality massage can vary between IDR 90,000 and IDR 205,000 based on the spas location and the type of treatment.
Why is local food recommended?Indulging in cuisine not only treats your taste buds but also offers a glimpse into the rich culture of Bali. Make sure to dine in establishments to prevent any potential health problems.
How can I ensure I don’t get sick from the food?Stick with water skip the ice unless you’re confident its made from purified water and make sure to always put hygiene first.

To sum up Bali is a destination just waiting to be discovered. Whether you seek excitement or serenity there’s an option to suit every individual. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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