LATE FLIGHT OUT OF BALI?
It’s your last day of your holiday, you need to check out of your accommodation at 11 in the morning and your flight doesn’t depart until at 10pm! What to do?
Here are our top 5 ideas on how to make sure you have a wonderful final day on holiday!
1. BOOK AN EXTRA NIGHT STAY!
We think this is the very best option to ensure your final day is a relaxing one. Keeping your room for the day gives you the freedom laze the day away in comfort - relax poolside, head out for a final beach session, go for a surf, yoga, massage or grab some lunch at one of the amazing cafes in the area. Then come back to your air conditioned room for a siesta, have a final Bintang or wine poolside then shower so you’re fresh, relaxed and rested ready for your flight.
Many hotels/accommodations offer a discounted rates when you extend your stay. We certainly do! So pre-book your final day today!
Sidenote - booking an extra night stay may seem excessive or expensive, but hotel day passes or moving place to place in a taxi adds up and can often be more expensive than booking an extra night!
2. ON A BUDGET? CHECK INTO A CHEAP HOTEL/HOMESTAY
There are many affordable homestays in Bingin ranging from IDR 250,000 - 600,000 IDR per night. We love “Pondok Indah” (also known as Lynnies) or Abian Sari. Most homestays in the area will have a pool, hot water and air conditioned rooms. If you prefer to be closer to the airport try The Hilton Garden Bali Airport, The Novotel Airport or the Harris Hotel or search hotels in “Tuban” / “Denpasar Airport”. Just be aware that this area isn’t the most exciting! If you plan on shopping you will still need a taxi or scooter to get around.
3. LAZE THE DAY AWAY POOLSIDE WITH A HOTEL DAY PASS
There are many hotels and resorts which offer “day passes”. This allows you to use their facilities - pools, beaches, restaurants, spas, showers etc. Some have packages set up. Just note as they are big hotels, there is usually a 21% tax and service added to your bill. Here are a few we recommend:
A short 5 minute drive from Melali, they offer day passes for Rp. 180,000++ per person. You have access to the pool (amazing pool!), day beds, gym, restaurants, showers and includes a 10% discount off food and beverage.
Luxury Hotel on the beach in Jimbaran (20 minutes from the airport). Day Passes are Rp 500,000++ per person. Price includes Rp 250,000 F&B credit, use of all pools, towels, sun lounger, locker and shower. A great option as it is just 15 minutes drive to the airport.
Cocktails, great food & the longest beachfront pool in Bali (57m). Rent a daybed for Rp1,200,000++ (per couple). This includes Rp1,200,000++ Food & Beverage credit. Or rent a sunbed. Price is Rp980,000++ for two sunbeds on the Sundeck including Rp980,000++ Food & Beverage credit. Both include : WiFi access, mineral water, towels and poolside amenities, luggage storage, shower access.
A 30 minute drive from Melali and a 30 minute drive to the airport. The Hyatt is located in the well manicured area of Nusa Dua. Entry is Rp300,000 ++ per person and includes access to their swimming pools, beautiful private beach, towel and sun chair.
Right on Kuta beach next to the Beach Walk Mall. Packages from IDR 475,000 - 1,000,000 per person includes use of pools, airport Transfer, luggage storage, food and drink credit. Great location next to the main Kuta Mall , Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane for some last minute souvenir/gift shopping.
4. HEAD TO ONE OF ULUWATUS FAMOUS PRIVATE BEACH CLUBS:
Karma Kandara (L) or Sundays Beach Club (R) are located on the southern tip of the Bukit peninsula. These private beaches are a 20 minute scooter/taxi from Melali. Both have beautiful white sandy beaches, great restaurants, ocean activities and great tasting cocktails.
They are similar, Sundays is a little bigger. To access both beaches you take an inclinator (cable car) down the cliffs. Then walk the final 150 steps to the beach. Both open from 9am. In order to get a great spot and not miss out, it is best to arrive early (by 10am) - especially in high season (May - August) and weekends.
Price: Karma Kandara: Rp. 500k pp includes: 300k F&B voucher, Towels, Use of Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Snorkelling Equipment. Sundays Beach Club: Rp. 400k pp includes: 200k F&B voucher, Towels, Use of Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Snorkelling Equipment.
5. HIRE A DRIVER/GUIDE FOR THE DAY
This is a fantastic option if you want to see the sights, shop for some final gifts or beach hop. You can negotiate a full day/half day rate with our drivers. This way they can take you and your luggage wherever you’d like to go. We recommend finishing your day with a massage or spa visit. This way you can shower and be fresh for your flight. A 10 hour day will cost around Rp 500,000-600,000. Please contact us to make a booking.
If you are staying at Melali and have any questions about the above information, please feel free to contact us!
Selamat jalan! Happy Travels!