I'm going to visit Bali in two weeks and will be staying at the Vira Bali Hotel and would love to hear your recommendations for things to do in the area. beach, activities, etc, maybe even good restaurants!
Hi I hope you enjoy the Vira its a very nice hotel just over the road is the Lippo Mall and it has two of my favorite restaurants Kafe Batan Waru and upstairs is Nona Manis then just up the road is Warung Damar next to the Bali Garden Hotel and inside. this hotel is the broad walk on the beach next door to the Centro Shopping center on the beach is the board walk good meals and cheep on the beach front .There is a walk way all a long the beach to Legion and Seminyak opp Bali garden hotel is Water boom Park fore water sports
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For more information go to the 'Bali forum home page and look on the right hand side of the page under 'top questions about Bali'. Myself and other fellow 'destination experts for Bali' have contributed to numerous articles including 'things to see and do in Bali', 'the different areas of Bali and what they offer' (I have written the article on Tuban which is where the Vira is).
Restaurants, local shops, local warungs, cheap spas, tenpin bowling, waterbom park, the beach, shopping centres, money changers, then beach are all on your doorstep.
To ask further questions post on the Bali forum home page you will get more responses, rather than ask a question here where there are hotel questions.
There are also numerous restaurant reviews if you search Trip Advisor for those.
Les G. Again just letting you no that you have to go to Gracey Kelllys it is a Irish pub come all nationalities very good at night with a band. Another is the bamboo bar both these are west from the Vira hotel. Also another big shopping centre is the mataharii it has 4floors of shopping. Going for a drink something to eat and watch all spots is the stadium bar also west of Vira. Plus across the road from the stadium bar is a great and big eating complex giving you all types of food worth going. There is so much more you won't get bored.
Hi there, the Vira hotel is in a very quiet spot with only 56 rooms and they are very nice. Restaurants are all around the hotel. There is a big shopping centre right across the road. It sell everything. The beach is about 10 minute walk. To go into the main shopping centre is about 2 kilometres away but you can catch a taxi and it would cost about $ 1.00 Australian 75cents American. Little shop to buy things are just over the road too. Do not pay what they ask for as you will probably get it for at least half the price. Next to big shopping centre are the little shops they are where you can buy milk drinks beer etc. when changing your money there is a shop across the road don't go down any lanes of small outlets as they will try and rip you off. Hope this helps. Have a great time. Les Goodenough
there is a fairly big (not by US standards) shopping centre across the road where you can get stuff you want - snacks, shopping, drinks - even a cinema and often entertainment in the evening. if you walk along the road which runs along side it, that will take you down to the beach and there are nice places for a drink/food in the evening. We aren't fans of the beaches in that area and stay with the pool. We usually take a moped out for the day and head out and about but you can easily get a driver to take you for the day. Lots of spas in the area for massages, depending on your budget - there is a nice spa at the hotel but we just go to the local one - down the road called mango or something similar, also lots of massages on the beaches. As long as you aren't expecting anything fancy. There is also another shopping centre further down near the Dynasty Hotel (also a really nice Indian restaurant at the entrance to the Dynasty Hotel - you can't miss it (if you like Indian food). Another nice restaurant is heading down into Kuta Central by the big store (sorry can't remember it's name) but there is a hotel on the right hand side (on a sort of roundabout / one way system) lots of outside seating and really nice food - would recommend that. Also a lovely Italian and lovely for the day for lunch at Seminyak called La Lucciola - we came upon it on our mopeds and was a lovely lunch - and also Potato Head is very nice. Plenty of places to eat in Legian area and just wondering about. A must for a drink but get there around 4.30 is Ayana Resort at Jimbaran - also great food at the restaurants on the beach in Jimbaran. Depending on your taste and budget etc. I love the Bali Vira, perfect place to stay for us. I haven't done it but if you have the time - perhaps take a trip to Lembongan as I have heard it is beautiful. Hope this helps.
I echo the previous comments with the addition of scuba diving into the mix. The diving is fantastic and I can 100% recommend "Bali Scuba" They will pick you up from and drop you off at the hotel.
Depends on your interests and age. Kuta itself is very busy and has a one way system, more for young people with night clubs etc. Waterbom Park is in Kuta and and water theme park reasonable priced entry. Many restaurants and shopping malls but not much in the way of cultural activities. Plenty to do if you want to do day excursions. Ubud is popular with temple visit and Silversmiths on way and there are retreats which offer yoga, meditation etc. Uluwatu in the south is great for surfing and awesome bar called the Single Fin which has music every Sunday. Jimbaran you can eat seafood on the beach, tends to be pricey and over rated though I believe. Further north is Tanah Lot a temple in the sea very popular for sunset visit. Seminyak is trendier and has bars with bean bags on the beach. All the hotels have bands playing 2 to 3 times per week. As we have been about 9-10 times we generally relax, swim in the pool and nosh on at the restaurants/warungs, talk with the locals. Enjoy
If you like surfing, you should visit Kuta Beach which is within walking distance of about 15 to 20 minutes.
Also don't miss out one of the best water parks in Asia, Waterbom Bali, which takes about 10 minutes of walking to reach.
There are plenty of restaurants around Waterbom Bali and one of the ones I would recommend is Bella Italia.
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