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Old 18-01-2009, 12:20 AM   #16
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thinking of going bali with my guy for 5days 4nights too.

considering stayin in hard rock cafe hotel, and going in march. Any idea how much this would all cost?

and any recomendations for the itinery?
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Old 18-01-2009, 02:26 AM   #17
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Do try to eat at some of the restaurants there along Jln petitengat.. or smth. very romantic and much enhanced version nicer than holland v type..

Go dreamland beach. really nice sunset. Also mus eat seafood by the beach.


AND ... try to stay in a bali villa if its within budge. STRONGLY RECOMMEND SANYAS SUITE . Absolutely fantastic for the price. With own pool and stuff woo.

Flied thru LION AIR, which is abt $200 per pax return. but nw u can get tix at a cheaper price ba.. but lion air got food and stuff, and emergency exit seats are really spacious haha and nobody will compete with u cos nobody seating
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Old 18-01-2009, 07:12 PM   #18
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thanks for the recomendations!

Which area is Sanyas Suite at? Roughly how much is it?

Wah how come lion air so unpopular? the other budget airlines, almost impossible to get the emergency exit seats man haha
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Old 19-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #19
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i eat at a so call romantic dinner by the bench..
i forgot the actual name of the place..
but it was like so...smoky..
and over commercialized.......haha.
bbq every where..n ppl are all eating at the bench....like hawkher by the bench onli.
i feel..
can give it a miss....
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Old 27-01-2009, 11:51 PM   #20
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Hi

I going Bali in March for 8 days, planning to go snorkeling.

Thinking of snorkeling in Sanur and Pumeteran as I book resort there

any one know the snorkeling rate in bali?

I look through the website and find most rate abit expensive $45 USD.

Is the snorkeling site near the beach where you can swim from there or must I travel by boat?

Also If i bring my own gear will it be cheaper?
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Old 28-01-2009, 02:28 AM   #21
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dun be surprise that Bali hotels are quite expensive. cost of living has gone up.
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Old 28-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #22
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dun be surprise that Bali hotels are quite expensive. cost of living has gone up.
My total cost airfare + hotel 8 days 8 night is $650, still ok.

Just search around asia room, there are some great find inside.

Also I found that the rate go up in April. So I going in March to R&R.
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Old 29-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #23
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My total cost airfare + hotel 8 days 8 night is $650, still ok.

Just search around asia room, there are some great find inside.

Also I found that the rate go up in April. So I going in March to R&R.

wow 8 nights $650?? crazy rate , its budget accomodation i suppose but really awesome. after going there, i realised u either classify urself as a island tourer, meaning wanna see as much as possible and heck care abt rooms or really a balinese luxury enjoyment tourist. which u can booka villa to stay as all their villa are really nt bad.


sanyas suite is located at jln petitenget , near to a long stretch of restaurants, near to the famous "samaya" but sanyas itself is really nt bad compared to samaya. rates from what i see have increased quitea lot compared to the time i book in oct. nw asiaroom rate for normal lowest one its $330 / night. mayb u can ask for a better deal from teh hotel direct which ithink would be quite hard.
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Old 29-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #24
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i eat at a so call romantic dinner by the bench..
i forgot the actual name of the place..
but it was like so...smoky..
and over commercialized.......haha.
bbq every where..n ppl are all eating at the bench....like hawkher by the bench onli.
i feel..
can give it a miss....
i agreed. paid a stupid near $100 for that seafood by the beach scam.
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Old 29-01-2009, 01:53 AM   #25
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$650 is indeed great rate. my air tix alone was $550 december 2008. SQ>
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Old 29-01-2009, 09:53 AM   #26
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i agreed. paid a stupid near $100 for that seafood by the beach scam.
didn't you walk around before settling on a place, I found that prices varied ALOT. In the end for two I paid only about S$30 which was well worth it just for the lobster alone.
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Old 29-01-2009, 12:16 PM   #27
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$650's pretty good. A friend is able to get it at around that price.

S$176 - Return ticket via ValuAir (promo liao)
S$ 49 - Room rate per night @ Green Garden Hotel in Kuta, inclusive of breakfast and 2 way transfer.

So S$49 x 8 nights = S$392 + $176 = S$568.

btw, any suggestions on an itinerary that will cover Uluwatu?

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Old 29-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #28
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Hi

I going Bali in March for 8 days, planning to go snorkeling.
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any one know the snorkeling rate in bali?
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I look through the website and find most rate abit expensive $45 USD.
Where did you find that US$45 snorkelling package? What's covered or included (hotel pickup and return, meals etc?)?

I am planning to pick up Bali Hai Reef Cruise during our March visit to Bali. That's almost twice your package though, at US$85 per adult.

Appreciate if you can share the info you've got.

Thanks!

:Later,
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Old 29-01-2009, 07:44 PM   #29
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I actually book 4 hotels in total. I found that there are some very good for money resort in asia room.

1st night I choose a cheap stay $30 per night as I touch down at Bali at 9.30pm, no point getting any good room. But the time I reach hotel, it could be midnight.

Sanur 1st night
http://www.asiarooms.com/indonesia/b...bungalows.html

Sanur 2nd and 3rd night i choose deluxe, and I found the room quite nice
http://www.asiarooms.com/indonesia/b...day_villa.html

4th and 5th Ubud
http://www.asiarooms.com/indonesia/b...ren_indah.html

6-8th night
http://www.asiarooms.com/indonesia/b..._cottages.html

I don't intend to stay in the hotel for too long, but the room to me must be of bali style and not too bad. I prefer to save on room and spend on massage or spa or eating.

Will post a review on the hotel when I go in March.
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Old 29-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #30
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Where did you find that US$45 snorkelling package? What's covered or included (hotel pickup and return, meals etc?)?

I am planning to pick up Bali Hai Reef Cruise during our March visit to Bali. That's almost twice your package though, at US$85 per adult.

Appreciate if you can share the info you've got.

Thanks!

:Later,
I forget where I found it, as i was using yahoo search under bali snorkelling.

Anyone have any good lobang as I know the local charges us quite high.
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