5 Tips for Budget Long Term Holiday in Bali
Here are some tips to saving money on your long term holiday in Bali. From how to find the best deal for flight ticket, cheap Bali accommodation, driving around and other insider tips.
- Booking cheap flight ticket
Booking a flight ticket can be a little bit tricky, some flights with the same destination can have a big gap on their price. This hunting of cheap flight ticket is overwhelming with endless search engine. Here are our tips to get the cheapest flight efficiently:
- Use Flight Search Engines
Compare flight ticket & found the best price.
Skyscanner has the widest range of flexibility & options so far. If you have flexible schedule, they has feature to let you search for the cheapest flights on specific months or years.
Kayak offers more options for filter your search, one of them are “hackers fare” where different legs of a journey are purchased separately.
– Use a Travel Agent
Some travel agent have access to undercut rate, you can ask them for their best price and compare with the results you got from flight search engine.
- Search cheap accommodation
Are you looking for a cheap villa / apartments / a house? Bali has plenty of accommodation to offers from weekly to monthly rental. Property agents can be found anywhere, but you can also check out our page to find cheap bali accommodation.
We are not an agency, we only lists accommodation that has affordable price.
We have over 500 manually selected accommodation, when you interests on one of our listing, we will send you a contact person after you complete our ‘Contact’ form and then you can contact directly with the accommodation owner. Sounds great right?
- Rent a scooter
Scooter is the best vehicle to explore Bali if you are on a budget and it also saving your time, as you might know traffic in Bali can be frustrating, but with a scooter you can by pass the long car lines or even use shortcut that can be access only by scooter!
Price for a month rent is around IDR 750,000 – IDR 1,000,000 (Don’t forget to try bargaining!)
(Shortcut in Canggu by: @sparkalize on Instagram)
- Eat in Warung
Warung is a small local restaurant and mostly are family-owner business. They serve local / Indonesian food, the price is around IDR 15,000 – IDR 30,000. Don’t missed Balinese authentic cuisine: Babi Guling or suckling pig! We recommended Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen in Kuta!
(Photo by: fifth storey at Warung Heboh) (Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen by Olivia Intan)
(Photo via gettyimages)
Bargaining is like a way of life in Bali, so don’t be afraid to bargain for goods or service that you want, unless the item is tagged. Learn to bargain to keep your cost down. Here are some tips to bargaining like a pro:
– When you ask “How much?” or in Bahasa Indonesia is “Berapa?” (try this word when you bargaining, as vendor will think you are an expat or frequent tourist in Bali, they think that you already know about pricing in Bali, so the first price they offer is not so high)
– If you think the first price offered is too expensive, you can offer the price 30% – 50% lower depend on the goods. Share a laugh or smile when bargaining even if the vendor not agree with your offered price. You can say mahal (too expensive).
– Don’t give an expression that you really want the things they sell, walk away when you think the price is too expensive. Don’t want to losing sales, sometime vendor will call you again and agree with lower price