After almost 2 years, the island of Gods, Bali has reopened. I am happy because it brings the livelihood back into the island. A lot has happened since April, when the tourists started pouring in.
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Airplanes were filled with vacation eager people, waiting for their Holiday. Now a lot has changed, some restaurants didn’t reopen (yet, even now in September 2022) and the same goes for hotels.
So I have been traveling myself around the island, collecting all kinds of useful information about Traveling Bali post-covid. I have decided to try new things this year, I have tried out several hotels from Kuta to Amed, and I can’t wait to share this with you.
Why am I doing this? A lot has changed, I continued my work as a tour operator, but I also started going restaurants, hotels because not everything is the same. It’s also not like I am going every day, I am able to go only a couple of times per week.
So far I have noticed the following:
- a lot of new staff is coming back and have been training on the job
- because of new staff, some things might be unexpected
- In the service industry, people (staff) sometimes still wear masks, and so do the guests
- Traffic in Ubud and Canggu has become the worst!
- A lot of hotels still have very cheap prices for their accommodation to attract guests
So stay tuned all and wait for my Amed adventure, my 4-star hotel in Kuta without Windows, and the beaches around. Let’s not forget the healthy (vegan/vegetarian) restaurants from Ubud. And I got a treat for you who like to travel by Bus. I am taking a luxury bus ride to Yogyakarta from Bali. This takes around 15 hours! That will be some review I will be making.
I can’t wait to share my recommendations with you, and I will endeavour to release 1-2 new posts filled with lots of information handy for you travelers. May Taletravel live again, the pandemic was really hard, and I am excited to see this island come back to live again.
I will also share about restaurants in Seminyak, Legian and Kuta that unfortunately closed permanently, like the McDonalds that was open for 20+ years and now is closed at Kuta. Same goes for the top hotels that are closed. I remember they even tried to sell those Instagrammable hotels, lots of hotels were for sale because almost all the assets in Bali were a liability for more than 2 years.
To everyone coming (back) to Bali for a holiday, thank you and welcome!