The Indonesian island of Bali is a favorite destination for both adventurers and those in need of a little relaxation. The waters off the coast of Bali’s white beaches are an ideal spot for diving, while the dense jungles, teeming with monkeys and hidden stone temples, call out for exploration. Hike the rugged path to the summit of Mount Batur, and your effort will be rewarded with a stunning view. Then coax your sore muscles back into action with a massage at one of Bali’s many luxury spas.
For being a small island positioned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Bali is actually fairly accessible. If you fly into Singapore or Tokyo, you’ll be able to reach Bali fairly easily. It’s going to be a long haul from the US, but flights from Singapore are super cheap and flights from Tokyo aren’t bad; especially if you’re leveraging miles. Taxes on reward flights from Bali are also very affordable. We redeemed Delta miles to travel from Bali to Tokyo on our way back to the States and paid only about $20 in taxes per passenger.
If you fly into Singapore, you’ll be able to catch a 2.5 hour flight to Bali for only about $100. So think big picture, especially if you’re traveling on a budget. Don’t only look at your final destinations’ airport, think about more major cities in the region – this is a great way to save a great bit of money on flights.