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9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

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9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Dear TA members

My husband and I are going to be traveling to Bali in September this year and I am just beginning to put together my broad level itinerary. We are in Bali for 9 nights and this is our first trip to the island. We are both in our late 30's and will be looking at a good mix of exploring, experiencing local culture and relaxation.

From all that I have read, I know I want to spend a few nights in Ubud and a few nights in Seminyak; Ubud for the more cultural side of Bali, cooking lessons, Paddy fields etc and Seminyak for some night-life, shopping and seaside chill. I do think I can do 2 or 3 nights at another area in Bali and cannot make up my mind which one to choose. I have been looking at Sanur, Jimbaran and Canggu, and having a tough time choosing one.

Hence looking for reccos from all you experts. Any tips or advice would be really helpful.

Thanks!

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1. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Id choose Sanur..it has the right balance of chill..great beachfront restaurants and good bars with bands. For me after the bustle of Seminyak I love the laid back vibe

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2. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Thanks so much for taking the time out to respond to me. Really appreciate your input.

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3. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

I would choose Jimbaran Bay because I prefer the beach there.

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4. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

I wouldn't bother with Canggu as it is next to Seminyak.

I like a town/places to eat/drink etc so I would go for Sanur. Sanur is quite long. I prefer the Griya Santrian end.

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5. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Thank you @TazmoPErth_WA and @NotaPigsty for your inputs. Sanur is definitely sounding good. Someone suggested Nusa Lembongan to me for a couple of nights, so I am also looking at that as a possible option.

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6. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Hello, personally for 9 nights I would stick to 2 locations (I hate the packing up, traveling and the unpacking). Seminyak and Ubud are perfect, and I find Sanur rather boring, sorry Sanur lovers.

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7. Re: 9 nights in Bali - spend it in Ubud, Seminyak...and?

Five nights Ubud, transferring directly from the airport and then the remainder in Seminyak. Although I do like Sanur and you could have at least have a day trip to Nusa Lembongan if you're so inclined.

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