Flowerbud Bungalows Balangan Beach Bali – Paradise on a Budget?
Flowerbud Bungalows, Balangan Beach, Bali – Paradise on a Budget? Bali is well and truly one of the most popular travel destinations on earth. The only problem is, its a little too popular. A little too, well, resort-y. Flowerbud Bungalows, at Balangan Beach, will show you a taste of the old Bali of old, at a budget price. Close enough to where the action is, but far enough away to have one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere, all to yourself. The thatched roof cottages are straight outta paradise. The price is affordable, in fact, it’s downright cheap. You can’t book it on any of the popular booking sites. You will get all the info you need, right here. Interested? Read on.
Flowerbud Bungalows, Balangan Beach, on the Bukit Peninsula in Southern Bali, is my kind of paradise.
The long stretch of white sand, flanked by interesting rocky cliffs, is almost empty. There are more surfers in the water than people on the beach. A string of warungs serves up cheap and tasty Indonesian meals, with your choice of fresh fruit juice, or a Bintang beer. Flowerbud Bungalows, perched on the bluff above the beach, is a small group of Gilligans-island-esque huts offering amazing value. Jump out of the infinity pool, take a quick walk through cliff-top green paddocks, past the cows and chickens, to see an amazing view looking down on Balangan Beach. Its all about the beach, there is nothing else out here. Spend a few nights, spend an eternity. Either way, it seems kind of crazy to leave this spot.
Flowerbud Bungalows – Is it really “paradise on a budget”?
It is hot. Really, hot. The tropical heat and humidity is intense. So hot I can feel my skull burning when I try to think. For three days, we have done nothing but swim, laze under some shade on a desolate part of Balangan beach, and sleep. Our Flowerbud Bungalow has no hot water, no lighting, no aircon, no phone, not a single lux-ur-y…like Robinson Carusoe, its primitive as can be. It does have a great elevated, shaded, porch, with daybeds to laze on, and private outdoor bathroom, complete with bamboo shower. No showerhead, just a stream of gloriously cold water. The cook will take care of you at anytime, meal prices at Flowerbud are the same as the warungs down on the beach.
Balangan beach is located south of Kuta and the Airport at Bali, out on the West Coast of the Bukit Peninsula. Rated as one of Bali’s best beaches, it should receive more tourists than it does. Pick the right time of year, and you could have the beach practically to yourself. Flowerbud Bungalows, run by friendly owner “Welley”, is definitely a place I will go back to.
Flowerbud Bungalows, Balangan Beach, Bali, Indonesia: www.flowerbudbalangan.com
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