If your idea of holidays for singles is beach, girls, cheap drinks and more cheap drinks on the beach full of beautiful girls, then Bali is the place to be. It has been accused of being a tad too touristy. But that’s a word that would better describe a city like Venice, or London, or Paris, where everyone seems to be in this kind of glorified, annoying tourist mode with cameras snapping away at everything including the wind.
The island of Bali, Indonesia, is quite the opposite rather. It’s more of a trip for the memories. A place to let loose, party up, get laid, relax on the beach and repeat these steps. A place for the young at heart.
But there is more to this enchanting Southeast Asian island that has a certain magnetic draw to it, and a consistent winner of travel awards. If you are looking for the best climate you’ll find anywhere, Bali has the balmy kind. The landscape is dotted with volcanic hills and mountains, and paddy fields that are soothing to gaze at. Its tropical beaches are breathtaking, and the sunsets you would die for. And what’s Bali without its soft breeze.
Imagine lying on the beach, enjoying the most beautiful sunset you’ve ever witnessed, with a hot chick by your side, and the best cocktail you’ll find anywhere in the world. Picture-perfect, right?
There is a reason it was christened the Island of the Gods. And you definitely don’t need to know it’s deeply spiritual (because it is) to see why.
The gods do love them a good time, no doubt.
Dating Women in Bali
Bali it a hotbed for fine females. And the best thing about it is you have options when it comes to choosing your women. Any single man who is perennially chasing women will acknowledge the power the word ‘options’ bears.
Bali attracts a lot of party-hungry people from different nations who come here for vacation. That means loads of women from different ethnicities. In single-man lingo, this means it’s not unusual to find yourself sleeping with a different girl every night. Because guess what? They too are looking for some man meat. Badly.
A bit ironic that one-night stands would be so popular in a largely Muslim country (although the island of Bali is more Hindu). That said, there is an exciting lot to look forward to when it comes to what makes a singles vacation to Bali such a wonderful endeavor: the women.
First of all, Australian chicks nearly outnumber the locals. A wink is enough to have them screaming your name when things do heat up later. Then there are the Javanites from neighboring Java Island, extremely hot Muslim girls tired of their conservative culture and looking to drop the guard, meaning you won’t encounter much resistance.
Every now and then, you might also come across some of the most beautiful women you’ve ever lay your eyes upon: the hot girls of Eastern Europe and Japan. Of course, they aren’t an easy lay, despite the many overtures. Count yourself lucky if you manage to find the two of you naked, in the same room. You never know man, you never know.
And then there are the local Balinese girls. Pretty, petite, feminine, lots of beautiful black, smooth hair – and playful. Their ideal man would be one looking for a relationship that eventually ends up in matrimony. If you’re here for a relationship, a nice Balinese shouldn’t be hard to find. This is not to mean sex is taboo though. There are thousands of them looking for a foreign guy like you, and they will make it known from their looks.
Another great place to find women is on Bali dating sites. There are tons of them dedicated to this small island, and while most will be looking for rich foreigners, there is always the chance of landing a couple to whom money is not a big priority.
The most interesting thing about Bali and its many women is that everyone seems content in the short-term arrangements which makes holidays for singles here a living dream for every man. And it is a booming industry.
Best Places to Meet Women in Bali
Drinks in Bali are affordable, and the night spots are packed with hot members of the opposite sex, also looking for some decent guy. This makes nightlife spots a haven for meeting fine female specimens.
The best haunts are scattered across Bali’s southern regions of Kuta, Seminyak and Legion, with some also located around Bukit. Life starts right about midnight, and don’t be surprised if suddenly you start witnessing a caravan of revelers, expats included.
Those worth the mention include The Bounty, Sky Garden, District Bali, Eikon Bar & Club, and Boshe VVIP Club, most of which happen 7 days a week. The Pyramid Club and Velvet & Hypnotized are also worth checking out.
Coming across a bunch of Aussie school kids on holiday is common, and a huge bummer. The best thing about it though is you have options (with regard to the joints, that is).
The other prime attraction to Bali. Tropical beaches here are a wonder, and women flock here in drones.
The beaches are a perfect spot to kick back and refuel in anticipation of the party ahead. As the nightlife, the best beaches are located in the south, especially in and around Kuta, Jimbaran and Bukit Peninsula.
The beaches of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are every bit worth your while, although these you may find a bit crowded. But that is a benefit in itself given you’re likely to encounter more girls.
For the more reclusive beaches, consider hitting Amed, Lembongan, Tanjung Benoa, Tulamben and White Sand (aka Virgin Beach), although these come at a price.
Balinese online dating is another scene that offers plenty of damn good options.
The best thing about it is the ability to narrow down your search to the kind of girl you’re looking for; whether a girlfriend, one-night stand or a fun female travel guide (who can later be converted into more).
Fun Things to Do in Bali
Being a natural marvel and spiritual region, you’ll find some of the most fun things to do on the island lean towards these two.
You would never fully acknowledge the beaches of Bali until you’ve been here. In fact, some people visit Bali for that attraction alone. And for good reason.
Few places in this world – if any – blend the sky, land and sea to conjure such awe-inspiring strips of sand as Bali does. With total variety.
Spa enthusiasts will find it hard to imagine life without the kind of massage they will get here. Because of their deeply spiritual roots, the Balinese believe the body is a sacred temple of the soul. Thus it is treated as such when it comes to the various forms of Balinese massage.
These massages are more of adventurous journeys than downtime at the spa, filled with special ingredients and techniques. Surprisingly (or rather not), this luxury is fairly affordable, especially when you compare the prices to the steep western ones.
There are bucket loads of water activities you can partake in.
Divers will particularly appreciate sites such as the wreck of the US ship torpedoed by the Japanese in WWII, and this will be found to the east of the island in Tulamben, the calm reefs around Menjangan Island, and the beautifully grown, chilled out coral bommies in Padang Bai. There are several accredited training centers for anyone interested to start, or further their skills.
Surfing is another popular sport in Bali what with its reliable waves and warm waters.
You can also try your hand in white-water rafting, and if you feel adventurous enough, you can go canyoneering.
There are tons of other water activities you can enjoy, including yachting, sailing, sport fishing, and others; not to mention adventure sports such as mountain cycling, paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle trekking, hiking in the rice fields, you name it.
Must Try Food in Bali
Bali has a wealth of delicacies to indulge in, varying from Argentinian to Mexican to Western dishes. Seminyak, the posh side of town, especially boasts fine dining restaurants and eateries.
To sample what the best the local scene has to offer, opportunities abound: just ask around or veer off the main streets to find some warung. The must-eats include:
A tasty traditional delicacy of piggy goodness made up of whole suckling pig stuffed with a concoction of herbs and spices – coriander seeds, turmeric, garlic, lemongrass, and black pepper – that is then traditionally spit-roasted.
Another traditional dish that’s available in many Balinese restaurants. Comprises crushed meat (either chicken, duck, or pork) which is then mixed with grated coconut and spices (a common ingredient in every meal so you need to be on your guard).
Another flavor-infused traditional Balinese food made up of stuffed duck (turmeric, lemongrass, ginger, garlic and chile) wrapped in coconut tree bark before being steamed.
The best bebek is best enjoyed in trendier restaurants with a reputation to keep, given they’re unlikely to spare any ingredients (or overlook cooking process by preparing the quickie version) since this will ultimately be transferred to the bill.
It would be criminal to fail to list kopi luwak on the must-haves because this is the rarest, tastiest, most expensive cup of coffee you’ll ever have in this world. Thanks to a raccoon-like creature called luwak.
The kopi (coffee), grown in the plantations of Jaba, Sulawesi, and Sumatra, begins natural processing when the luwak feasts on the berries which then undergo fermentation courtesy of stomach acids and enzymatic action. But they are not digested. So when the luwak craps them on the jungle floor, the locals collect them and sell them for a tidy sum to the coffee makers.
How to Get to Bali
There are many airlines that ply this route, offering non-stop flights to and from the International Ngurah Rai Airport, located on the capital of the island, Denpasar.
If you find yourself in another of the islands on the archipelago and want to make it to Bali, you also have the option to use either the ferry, boat, or speed boat, depending on the island you’re in. Most of these are slow, unless you have time. As is coming in by bus.
When it comes to choosing your flight and comparing airline tickets, Expedia can be a great friend.
Where to Stay in Bali
When it comes to places to stay, Bali – like its women and beaches – offers a range of options spanning from low-cost housing going for $6 a night, to super-homes that set you back $4,000 a night.
The best places to stay will be hotels in the regions of Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud. Affordable housing notwithstanding, these areas offer great convenience to nightlife and restaurants, home to the best beaches and other attractions, and good security. Use Booking.com to find the most suitable accommodation or hotel.
For comfortable, affordable accommodation in Bali, we recommend checking out the following hotels:
The best thing about Bali is its diversity: from its landscape, to the beaches, to the women and different nationalities, to the attractions.
It is for this reason it’s gone so high up on the list of favorite places to spend holidays for singles. Because it’s got something for everyone: the hardcore party-goer, the serial philanderer, the surfing enthusiast, the spiritual devotee, the curious traveler, you name them.
It is a pilgrimage perfectly tailored for the single man.