I am sure this kind of topic has been done to death, but looking for some guidance from all the Bali experts out there.
We are planning our first holiday to Bali and I am trying to decide where we should stay - area and accommodation.
We would be prepared to spend around $400 AUD a night and will be looking at staying between 8-10 nights. Time of year....still deciding but probably between June and October next year.
I had been focusing a lot on Villas, but I am not set on this option.
We would like beachfront (which is why I am no longer set on the idea of Villas), as hubby is a keen photographer and would like to be able to get some nice sunset shots during our stay (plus I just like being near the water).
Given we are first-timers we want to be fairly accessible to the more touristy parts of Bali, though not overly keen on being too much in the hustle and bustle, so I had been avoiding Kuta in my current search. Had always imagined staying in Seminyak, but it seems pretty expensive to get what I am looking for.
So am I asking too much wanting something beachfront with a nice beach, relatively private, accessible to the touristy areas for about $400 AUD a night? I am doing a lot of looking, but my head is spinning with some of the options and I would really like to hear from those who are in the know (or who can set me straight and lower my expectations).
Many thanks in advance!