Goa offers 60 miles of tropical beaches, tree-shaded streets, and what often is described as a never-ending party. The inventory of hostel rooms is among India’s largest. Sampa Beach often becomes a stayover spot in which new arrivals plan to spend three days and wind up staying for three weeks or three months. Hostel overnight rates come in at under $5 USD in many spots.
There’s a beach here for just about every taste. Some are secluded and peaceful. Others project a hippie vibe.
Several caveats: Monsoon season is from May-September. Accommodations will be easier to find, but the weather will affect your plans every day. December is peak season, and that $5/night hostel might charge $15.
Getting to Goa is a bit of a challenge since a major air hub does not serve the area. The nearest big airport is Mumbai, from which you’ll need either a connecting flight or a train ticket. The flight takes about an hour. The train ride is a nine-hour jaunt.
Seemingly far from the bustle of the big cities, Ubud is a smaller place in a beautiful setting. Award winning Bali womens luxury yoga retreat range from Escape Haven to lighter on budget Palm Tree House.
Sound interesting? Backpackers find their way from Hue or Da Nang and enjoy low prices on food and accommodation. A three-star room averages less than $30/night.
One more enticing bonus: The French influence is alive and well through the bakeries that line Hoi An’s streets. Sample delicious pastries and then walk off the calories exploring the area on foot.
Canggu steals the hearts of more and more travellers coming to Bali Island. This dreamy and rural area of Bali is still surrounded by endless emerald rice paddies. There are plenty of beautiful beaches around, from the popular Echo beach to the more quieter beaches like Seseh and Pererenan. Canggu is becoming hipper and trendier with lots of health food cafes, weekend markets and popular hangouts for beers and live music such as Old Man’s. It is a haven for surfers but also a paradise for lovers of an easy laid-back holiday not too far from busier towns such as Seminyak. Of course, there are a number of stunning beach villas in Ubud.
Beautiful circular thatch-roofed pavilions are just some of the features that make Villa Omah Padi unique and gorgeously beautiful. This 5-bedroom Balinese luxury retreat is surrounded by rice paddies and yet it takes just minutes to drive into the center of Ubud. The estate exudes sophistication and tropical charm, crafted by hand with natural materials in harmony with nature. Antiques and tribal artifacts add a unique touch to your stay. The views of the lush garden, tranquil ponds and the overflowing swimming pool are just wonderful! Villa Omah Padi is one-of-a-kind and simply breathtakingly beautiful! Families with kids are most welcome. There is a shallow wading area in the pool for the little ones to splash and play and two of the bedrooms are interconnected, creating an ideal family compound for parents with kids. All bedrooms have air-conditioners and satellite-TVs.
Features: Plenty of beaches with various characteristics.
Activities: Swimming, body boarding, surfing and snorkelling. Some of these beaches are nice to visit for families with kids.
Getting there: From the airport, drive towards Jimbaran. Once you are on Jalan Uluwatu you can just keep going and circle the tip of Bali island to see all of the beaches.
Bordered by dramatic limestone cliffs, there are tonnes of beautiful beaches found with sugar white sand bordering the azure blue ocean. The best way to see all of these beautiful beaches is to rent a motorbike and drive around, stopping at every single one of them. There are a lot of them though, popular places as well as desolate ones that nobody knows about, so it might be a good idea to stay overnight.