I created a startup nomad blog for the reason that I want to travel to tropical countries whilst I work at the same time. I’ve always shared travel trips on my Instagram but I never have done a detailed travel guide on the blog. It takes a lot of time to process the photos, gather the information and put all things together accordingly. I’ve thought that after the holidays, I can share with you my Bali trip 2018.
Although I’m a big fan of luxury travels (who doesn’t?) let me just be honest here that as a startup founder, it’s important to have a “low-key lifestyle”. So, I looked for affordable villas and I worked on my budget on how much I can possibly spend for maximum 3-nights. It turns out a good plan. 😃
I’ve never been to Legian beach in Bali so I Googled about it and I learned there are cool cafés and beach bars that are open from early morning (8 am) until sunset (7ish). Here you can find local Balinese food, beers, surfing board for rent, and yes even foot massage on the beach is available! I walked around Legian beach and I discovered the surfing school for only $3 for an hour. It’s a good deal.
If you’re on a budget trip like me and wondering what to do in Legian in Bali, here is my travel advice.
Let’s start with the accommodation. I stayed at The Decks Bali,
Okay, let me just say it first that I wasn’t planning to stay in this villa. I planned a big trip with my late friend, Apple Vergara after my exams at grad school. We were planning to have a mini-reunion and we’ve thought it would be practical to celebrate our more than 15 years of friendship if we will travel to Bali together. Unfortunately, she passed away. It was devastating news and I have no words to describe how I was sad at that time. I couldn’t take my exams and I cried for a few nights. My heart is broken.
The villa we were planning is too big, so I changed to a smaller villa and that’s why I booked at The Decks Bali. It’s a small villa that consists of 6 unique and differently designed one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas located in the prime location in Bali with just a few minutes’ walks to the main attractions. If you’re in a mood to go to the beach, just walk 10-12 mins and you will reach to Legian and Seminyak beaches. This villa is a perfect location for a small group of friends and family who are on a budget trip.
The bedroom is spacious, clean and peaceful. The villa also offers free-breakfast daily.
Where to eat in Legian, Bali?
There are many local restaurants in Legian I went to Bale Udang Mang Engking Kuta. They have a variety of food menu and I particularly like the seafood bbq. The ambiance is so chill and the hospitality service is friendly. I mean, you will not meet crabby people in Bali because in general, Indonesians are known for being friendly, down to earth and accommodating people. 😊
View from my table.
If you’re looking for other local cafés here are few recommendations:
- Warung 24/7
- Blue Ocean Bali
- Seafood House
- Bawang Merah Beachfront Jimbarang (a bit far away but worth it)
- Kendi Kuning Restaurant
I had a good brekky. It was simple, light and refreshing.
I tried to surf at day and I work at night. Most of the time I ordered food at Go-Jek. For as low as $2.50 I can ave a decent meal.
Every morning my breakfast was served by villa chef, I asked him to take me a good photo. lol It was chill.
An estimated 10-12 mins walk from villa I reached to Legian beach. I attempted to surf and although I hurt my right leg I will do it again. lol. It is all about learning the right moves because every wave is different, so if I see a good one, I’ve got to go for it. Another wave like that might not come along again. It is similar to lessons in business, if there is an opportunity no matter how risky, I’ve got to for it because I might not have the same opportunity again in the future. Never get complacent and think you’ll just wait for the next one. You may never get an opportunity like that again.
During sunset, I settled in a seafood restaurant where I had fresh bbq fish and some Balinese meals. It was delightful my heart is full of love and inspiration. I don’t regret going to Bali alone and if I will have an opportunity to travel there again, I will do it.
Thank you for reading!