Visiting Bali? You’ve made an excellent decision. Bali will steal your heart for a fraction of the cost of many island destinations. Its like Maui except a quarter of the cost!
However, if you’re from America like us, the flight over will break you mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. (Just kidding – but not really).
Our experience upon arriving was about an hour getting through customs and braving the most insane taxi experience which we would compare to a swarm of killer bees.
Instead of being ripped off. We have an excellent recommendation that is just a FREE airport shuttle away.
We strongly recommend that you consider spending your first night at the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. This hotel was possibly the most impressive hotel airport that we’ve ever seen. The check in process is in their open air lobby which was friendly and welcoming. Kudos to the designer because we felt like we had arrived at home in Bali immediately.
Although it is not directly on the beach, the pool was picturesque and makes you feel like your on it. If you’re not in the mood to venture outside of the property due to jet lag, there is a great happy hour deal in the early afternoon which included buy 1 get 1 cocktails, or beer buckets.
The hotel offers a complementary shuttle into the town of Kuta (We took it to the central mall). From there you can walk along the beach just in time for a beautiful sunset. There are plenty of restaurants and beach bars in Kuta to satisfy your every craving.
Best YET, this hotel is bookable for just 5,000 Hilton Points per night, which is worth roughly $25!!
Because we have diamond status with Hilton, our stay included a free upgrade, free breakfast for two, and late checkout.
Our favorite parts of Bali are far away from the airport, but considering the jet lag, the Hilton Garden Inn airport hotel is a comfortable arrival into paradise. As we mentioned above, you can book this hotel for just 5,000 Hilton Points and NO CASH or RESORT FESS!
Nothing is sweeter than that, except maybe this cupcake.