When planning a vacation in Bali, you will need to plan also your accommodation. Sometimes it is not easy, and takes a long time before you can decide where to stay in Bali. There are a lot of choices, but here is a few tips.
First, you will need to decide the area you wish to stay. There are many one popular tourists area, but there three major areas, such as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur.
Kuta is the most popular place in Bali where you can get from a 5 USD a night (if you are backpacking) to USD 200 a night ccommodation. There are many places to eat, shop, bar, club, restaurants. Kuta is also known with its Kuta beach, place to learn to surf and enjoying the sun set.
Sanur is another tourist destination which is located in the eastern side. Compared to Kuta, Sanur will be less busy, less crowded, and less traffic. It is quieter in Sanur, but you will also easily find hotel to stay there, as well as, restaurant and shopping areas.
Nusa Dua is a luxurious complex in the most southern tip of the island. Many international hotels put their chain here. To name a few, the Westin, Club Med, Swiss Bell Air, Novotel and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel. The complex is surrounded by garden where you can walk and enjoy the view. All the hotels located in Nusa Dua complex is close the beach.
Those are ideas about location on finding your accommodation in Bali. Of course, you will need to adjust it with your interest. Don't forget also that there are many other areas such as Ubud, Candi Dasa, Tulamben, Nusa Lembongan, Menjangan Island and Lovina.