My 4D3N Staycation in Bali

Need a break from your work?
Why not plan on a 4D3N holiday to Bali!

Bali is an ideal holiday location for your escapade, honeymoon, or even, great time bonding with friends and family.

For selfie-lovers, make sure you charge your camera and bring extra battery cause you can expect to have a lot of selfie moments!

Love the breathtaking sceneries and interesting culture!

Few weeks ago, together with 3 other great friends, we went for a 4D3N holiday in Bali. For Bali, I would usually advise my friend to stay at least 3 nights to take your your time and explore Bali.

If you are going to spend most of your time outside exploring Bali, then you should really check out Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square with good value and good location.

Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square
Jl. Ciung Wanara No. 17, Br. Tegal, 
Kuta - Badung, Bali, 
80361 Indonesia 

Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square is located in the heart of Kuta, the entertainment and shopping hub of Bali. Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square is the smart hotel for savvy leisure and business travelers who are looking for the best location combined with the best value, offering a relaxed affordable and hassle free stay every time.

Why I like about this hotel?
The hotel is peaceful and quiet. They are also just a short 6 kilometers from Ngurah Rai, Bali International Airport and steps away from Kuta Square, a popular shopping area in the traditional village settlement of Kuta. The hotel is a convenient base for shopping and Bali exploring. If you like the beach, they are just 300 meters away from Kuta Beach and within proximity to Beachwalk, Matahari Kuta Department Store and Waterbom.

There are altogether 115 new and well-designed rooms with range of facilities including fitness room, self-service laundry room, vending machines, Internet stations and rooftop swimming pool where you can enjoy and relax. 

Comfortable bedding with a choice of soft and firm pillows!  
The staffs are also warm, attentive and friendly, ensuring your stay with them is always good. 

You can also enjoy Free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option.
Plus you can stay connected with Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. 

Although it is an Express hotel, the room is equipped with everything you may need.
The hotel room is clean and spacious.

After a long day out travelling, you just need a good rest to recharge!

You have the option of choosing between the soft or the firm pillow for your sleep.

Coffee and tea provided. Plus there is also a Safe for you to lock your valuable.

Toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and body wash is also provided.

Well the hotel also have a swimming pool, fitness room and meeting room on the 7th floor.
If you need to use internet, you can go to level one. Need to wash your clothes? There is a D.I.Y Laundry at B1.

So this is the swimming pool on the roof top!

Love he view on the rooftop!

Breakfast time!!! To enjoy the rest of the day, first you need fill your stomach!

Cereal section

Juices section!

Cupcakes and buns.

Waffles with butter and maple syrup sweeten up my day!

Fried Noodles (Bali Style)

So during my stay at Holiday Inn Express Kuta Square, we also check out a few places.

Kuta Square

Kuta Square is a popular shopping arcade in Kuta 200m north of Kuta Art Market, and is located approximately 50m from Kuta Beach. You will be able to find many surf wear retail outlets, franchise restaurants, ice cream and fresh juice parlours, and local jewellers on both sides of the avenue.

You will also be able to find most of the surfing and sport brands like Dreamland Surf, Kuta Lines, Quiksilver, Volcom Stone, Nike, Adidas, Rip Curl and Billabong.

Kuta Art Market offers miscellaneous art and souvenir items at prices you can bargain down. The rest of the stores along Kuta Square on the other hand, are fixed priced and retail high-end goods.

Kuta Square
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
Location: Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta
How to get there: Where Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza streets meet.

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is just few minutes walk from Holiday Inn Express Kuta Square.
The beach is always packed during the peak season from July to August and the holiday season for Christmas and New Year!

Tanah Lot

Love the sunset view at Tanah Lot! It is a breath-taking experience !

Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo was opened in 2002. It is the first and the only one zoo in Bali. There are 350 rare fauna from either Indonesia or outside Indonesia in Bali Zoo. The perfect wildlife conservatory for the finest collection of Indonesian and other countries exotic animals. The facilities including first class restaurant, café, gift and souvenir shop, children petting area and playground

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Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali. It houses approximately 340 monkeys which are known as long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). There are four groups of monkeys each occupying different territories in the park. The Sacred Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction in Ubud, and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.

The Monkey Forest is owned by the village of Padangtegal and village members serve on the Monkey Forest's governing council. The Padangtegal Wenara Wana Foundation manages the Monkey Forest and serves to maintain its sacred integrity and to promote the sacred site as a destination for visitors.

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Ubud Art Market

I love the Ubud Art Market! The locals referred this place as 'Pasar Seni Ubud'.
This is located opposite the the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace and is open daily.

So what can you find here? You can find beautiful silk scarves, handmade woven bags, lightweight shirts, baskets or hats; statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods and souvenirs. Most of the goods found at the Ubud Market are made by the locals from neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan.

If you have watched Hollywood movie' Eat Pray Love', there was a scene where actress Julia Roberts strolling through the stalls at Ubud Art Market (Picture above).

And here is a photo of me and my friends at Ubud Market!!!

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace.


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