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All inclusive resorts Bali, Indonesia.

Does any one book all inclusive resorts in Bali Indonesia?
I would like to book 4 nights all inclusive resort, but do not know which one is good nice and reasonable price.
Please advise.
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I am also interested in it likely for 7 nights and may be stay at two different islands for 3-4 days each. When is the best time to go?
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Why would you go to Bali for this?
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tutulau wrote: Does any one book all inclusive resorts in Bali Indonesia?
I would like to book 4 nights all inclusive resort, but do not know which one is good nice and reasonable price.
Please advise.
Wouldn't recommend an all inclusive if they exist. So much to see and do on the island, food included.
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tutulau wrote: Does any one book all inclusive resorts in Bali Indonesia?
I would like to book 4 nights all inclusive resort, but do not know which one is good nice and reasonable price.
Please advise.

I don't think all-inclusive is common. Unlike Caribbean counterpart where you just stay in a resort and do nothing, Bali is more experiential - getting out, exploring, visiting places, etc so all-inclusive is very rare. Plus, everything on the island is super cheap..tons of food options...so yea...
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We went to Bali for our honeymoon. Did a 6 day tour around the island, then did a 3 day tour to Java for overnight hiking and then finished off at a resort: 5 days at Samabe. Would 100% recommend.
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We honeymooned in Bali and I looked into all-inclusive options while researching the trip. There were a couple but the options looked very pale in comparison to non-all-inclusive options, especially since we were used to the calibre of resort from Mexico. We didn't miss that though, inexpensive food options were plentiful and we spent half the trip exploring anyways. Would recommend using Ubud as a launch pad for exploring - drive distance is shorter from here and the town itself is cool to explore.

If you're interested in mega resorts, Nusa Dua area has beautiful hotels with great beaches, but you'll pay a lot for food/drinks here. You can take a cheap taxi for a short ride to restaurants outside the Nusa Dua area. We were cheap, so we stayed just outside the Nusa Dua hotel strip ($60/nt) and every morning we would eat our free, amazing hot breakfast, walk to Circle K, buy beer and drinks, walk to the Nusa Dua beach and hang there all day. The last few days we splurged and stayed at the RIMBA by AYANA and lived it up there ($300/nt) - no regrets.

EDIT: add sentence about Ubud
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They don't really do all inclusive there. Usually breakfast is always included with most hotels; the quality will depend upon the caliber of the hotel. You will have to figure out what you want to do to determine the ideal hotel. I stayed at Ayana resort Bali which is in Jimbaran and it was nice plus it has Rock Bar for great food and drink on the ocean.

UBUD will be the most expensive because its a tourist trap. Stay somewhere outside of there.
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If you had one week...what would you recommend in Bali? Did anyone go to Mount Bromo? Anyone recommend which places to stay? Which airline did you use to get there?
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If you had 7 to 8 days...what would you recommend in Bali? Did anyone go to Mount Bromo? Anyone recommend which places to stay? Which airline did you use to get there? I think Ubud a beach and a mountain/volcano would be cool.
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You really don’t need all inclusive.

You will probably find plenty of “half board” & “full board” options. Half board could be breakfast and/or lunch - full board can be all 3 or just breakfast and dinner. There are examples of when they may include 1 alcoholic beverage w dinner or wine.

If you’ve been to the elaborate all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean (Jamaica - DR - Mexico) you will likely be disappointed elsewhere (with only a few examples that are the exception to this rule).
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hello99 wrote: If you had one week...what would you recommend in Bali? Did anyone go to Mount Bromo? Anyone recommend which places to stay? Which airline did you use to get there?
We did a 3 day tour for Mount Bromo morning sunrise hike and also the Ijen Blue Flame overnight hike.

Amazing to do while in Indonesia.

Having said that, if you only have 1 week, that is half your time removed from Bali. I personally would not fly from North America to Bali for 1 week, unless you are already in that area of the world.
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speedyforme wrote: We did a 3 day tour for Mount Bromo morning sunrise hike and also the Ijen Blue Flame overnight hike.

Amazing to do while in Indonesia.

Having said that, if you only have 1 week, that is half your time removed from Bali. I personally would not fly from North America to Bali for 1 week, unless you are already in that area of the world.
Planning on doing Thailand and Indonesia. So Bangkok, Chang Mai and a beach (13 to 14 days) and then a week in Indonesia. I've been googling and there is a lot to see...I was thinking Bali, Mount Bromo and not sure if there is time to do Gili Islands? Are those beaches nicer or the same as the ones in Thailand? We are not hikers (wife and 11 year son) so I was reading you can take a jeep up to Mount Bromo? Ijen Blue Flame looks pretty cool but I see people had to wear masks? How strong are the sulphur smells? How hard is the Ijen Blue Flame hike?
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hello99 wrote: Planning on doing Thailand and Indonesia. So Bangkok, Chang Mai and a beach (13 to 14 days) and then a week in Indonesia. I've been googling and there is a lot to see...I was thinking Bali, Mount Bromo and not sure if there is time to do Gili Islands? Are those beaches nicer or the same as the ones in Thailand? We are not hikers (wife and 11 year son) so I was reading you can take a jeep up to Mount Bromo? Ijen Blue Flame looks pretty cool but I see people had to wear masks? How strong are the sulphur smells? How hard is the Ijen Blue Flame hike?
I would say then Ijen Blue Flame is not for your family. Sulphur smell is hit or miss depending on weather and wind moreso than anything else. We were lucky for us.

Hiking was OK, not too bad but if you are not hikers, don't bother.

Mount Bromo is probably better for your family but even then afterwards there was a hike to the crater (if you wanted) or pay someone to get on a horse etc. There are 1 overnight trips to Java to do Mount Bromo from Bali so that may be your best bet. And yes you can take a jeep up the mountain but it is a terrible ride and the car fumes were terrible and crowded. But better than walking.

As for beaches, we are not beach people personally but we found Nusa Dua beaches decent.

We only visited Bali and Java in Indonesia. We had 13 days to do it all.
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speedyforme wrote: I would say then Ijen Blue Flame is not for your family. Sulphur smell is hit or miss depending on weather and wind moreso than anything else. We were lucky for us.

Hiking was OK, not too bad but if you are not hikers, don't bother.

Mount Bromo is probably better for your family but even then afterwards there was a hike to the crater (if you wanted) or pay someone to get on a horse etc. There are 1 overnight trips to Java to do Mount Bromo from Bali so that may be your best bet. And yes you can take a jeep up the mountain but it is a terrible ride and the car fumes were terrible and crowded. But better than walking. Did you fly from Canada straight to Indonesia? Which airline and what time of the year did you go? I read that it can get cold at Mount Bromo?

As for beaches, we are not beach people personally but we found Nusa Dua beaches decent.

We only visited Bali and Java in Indonesia. We had 13 days to do it all.
Thanks...how would you rank your top things to do in Indonesia? Where did you stay? and how much did it cost? Did you book tours?

So you hiked up Mount Bromo? How long did that take? Or if we take the jeep and not the horses how long is that hike? Just trying to see if its doable for us?
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tutulau wrote: Does any one book all inclusive resorts in Bali Indonesia?
I would like to book 4 nights all inclusive resort, but do not know which one is good nice and reasonable price.
Please advise.
So, I've been to Indonesia and Bali a number of times. I would strongly advise against it. The cost of AI would be way more than typical nor you would want it. You will absolutely not find any AI for reasonable price anywhere.

A lot of good resorts/hotels in Bali have very good breakfasts which are included. For example. Marriott Courtyard Seminyak resort probably has the best breakfast spread out of most hotels. Read the reviews, they all mention it. They also have reasonable (for our standards) buffet dinners too, if you don't want to go out.
Restaurant meals can be added to your room as well.

Depending on the location your hotel may also have 100s of really amazing restaurants within a short walk. Some are truly exceptional and unique. The exception are those that are located far away and catering to those who just want seclusion and being away from the culture( eg. Nusa Dua area is popular for 5 star resorts, yet it will be no different than you staying in Mexico. Those hotels are far from everything and you will have to eat there(likely, unless you have a bike, take taxi or perhaps a shuttle bus ).
Your question is also very general as Bali is not a small coastline similar to say Cancun. It's a big island with 1000s of hotels all over.
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hello99 wrote: Thanks...how would you rank your top things to do in Indonesia? Where did you stay? and how much did it cost? Did you book tours?

So you hiked up Mount Bromo? How long did that take? Or if we take the jeep and not the horses how long is that hike? Just trying to see if its doable for us?
We flew from Toronto to Taiwan and then transferred to Bali.

We hired tours for everything we did minus the last 5 days:

- Bali island tour we did 6 days, hired a company which drove and took us all the touristy places and things you need to see, temples, UBUD and beaches etc.
- Java we took a 3 day tour from Bali where the companies took us across the ferry and also drove us to Mount Bromo and Ijen Blue Flame where we did one overnight hike each night.
- Back to Bali and down to Nusa Dua for a 5 day all inclusive 5-star resort at Samabe where we relaxed.
- This was our honeymoon trip
- AI resorts are very expensive compared to what you can get elsewhere in Bali in general. We loved Samabe (our resort) but it's very expensive like $700 CAD per night for the two of us. The Java tour included accommodations and sorry to break it to you but the Mount Bromo accommodations in general are terrible. For Bali we found our own place during the 6 day tour and it was nice and reasonable overall.

For Mount Bromo, YES it is very cold there, just like any high elevated place and you are outside for 2 hrs or so to catch the sunrise. It is crowded there too but very very beautiful. Def bring warm clothes. We went in Sept in 2017 and flew I THINK EVA Airlines.

So I don't recall but I think Mount Bromo is the mountain you climb and the mountain you watch the sunrise is different. So you take a jeep as close to the top and hang out at the viewing spot for a couple of hrs before sunrise. Certain companies will recommend different mountains to view. I personally did not know the differences to determine, I let the company decide. Afterwards you head back down by jeep (the entire time up and down in a jeep is awful due to the car exhaust fumes, crowdedness etc).

When you are down, there is a stretch of sand that you have to walk across to get to the crater base and then you have to hike up (like steps built on side of crater), it is steep and tiring and was hot. Or you can rent a horse to take you across the sand and then hike up. OR you can skip that altogether. Hike up that crater was a good 20+ min I think. The sand was about another 20+min one way. I THINK.
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hello99 wrote: We are not hikers (wife and 11 year son) so I was reading you can take a jeep up to Mount Bromo? Ijen Blue Flame looks pretty cool but I see people had to wear masks? How strong are the sulphur smells? How hard is the Ijen Blue Flame hike?
You have to wear a mask... The smell is strong. Some choose not to as it's different day to day, but you are inhaling sulfur gas.
It's about an hour or more hike, depending on your fitness level. Miners have strollers which they can use to take you there for a moderate fee.
You are also not guaranteed to see anything. You may come in and see nothing. It happens!
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demi2004 wrote: You have to wear a mask... The smell is strong. Some choose not to as it's different day to day, but you are inhaling sulfur gas.
Most masks are for particulates and droplets. A gas like H2S will kill you.
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speedyforme wrote: We flew from Toronto to Taiwan and then transferred to Bali.

We hired tours for everything we did minus the last 5 days:

- Bali island tour we did 6 days, hired a company which drove and took us all the touristy places and things you need to see, temples, UBUD and beaches etc.
- Java we took a 3 day tour from Bali where the companies took us across the ferry and also drove us to Mount Bromo and Ijen Blue Flame where we did one overnight hike each night.
- Back to Bali and down to Nusa Dua for a 5 day all inclusive 5-star resort at Samabe where we relaxed.
- This was our honeymoon trip
- AI resorts are very expensive compared to what you can get elsewhere in Bali in general. We loved Samabe (our resort) but it's very expensive like $700 CAD per night for the two of us. The Java tour included accommodations and sorry to break it to you but the Mount Bromo accommodations in general are terrible. For Bali we found our own place during the 6 day tour and it was nice and reasonable overall.

For Mount Bromo, YES it is very cold there, just like any high elevated place and you are outside for 2 hrs or so to catch the sunrise. It is crowded there too but very very beautiful. Def bring warm clothes. We went in Sept in 2017 and flew I THINK EVA Airlines.

So I don't recall but I think Mount Bromo is the mountain you climb and the mountain you watch the sunrise is different. So you take a jeep as close to the top and hang out at the viewing spot for a couple of hrs before sunrise. Certain companies will recommend different mountains to view. I personally did not know the differences to determine, I let the company decide. Afterwards you head back down by jeep (the entire time up and down in a jeep is awful due to the car exhaust fumes, crowdedness etc).

When you are down, there is a stretch of sand that you have to walk across to get to the crater base and then you have to hike up (like steps built on side of crater), it is steep and tiring and was hot. Or you can rent a horse to take you across the sand and then hike up. OR you can skip that altogether. Hike up that crater was a good 20+ min I think. The sand was about another 20+min one way. I THINK.
Did you book the tour from here? How was EVA airlines?

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