Disclaimer: It wasn’t possible to cover all the hotels in each area, but if you have any questions while making specific choices, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to share our views!!
In general, if this is your first time in Bali and you have more than 2 nights here, I highly recommend splitting up your trip into 2 legs:
- the South, which includes Uluwatu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Kuta/Legian, Canggu/Kerobokan
- the greater Ubud area, which includes central Ubud (everything around Ubud Palace) and its surrounding villages like Mas, Keliki, Nyuh Kuning etc
This is the beating heart of Bali’s tourist trade. It’s got a reputation for having lots of nightclubs filled with Australian surfers and their beers, but because of the stiff competition, there are a multitude of competitively-priced hotels for you to choose from.