INSIDE: The Best Hot Tips for Bali Itinerary Planning. Updated 2019.
Daydreaming of a holiday getaway to Bali, the Island of the Gods?
It doesn’t matter if you are a regular, or if this is your very first time, the one thing all visitors to Bali need is up-to-date info about the best places to visit in Bali, special deals, hot restaurants, new hotels, fun events, and where to shop for the best Bali bargains.
- 1 Plan your BEST EVER Bali itinerary with the help of these local publications.
- 2 Want to know what magazines and papers to look out for, where to find them, and all the links to find the current edition online?
- 3 The Best Bali Trip Planners
- 4 Balinese Newspapers – Up to Date News and Information
- 5 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN places to visit in BALI with Kids?
Plan your BEST EVER Bali itinerary with the help of these local publications.
The best place to find current and local info of what’s on and what’s coming up to do in Bali?
Local Balinese news publications and magazines useful in your Bali itinerary planning.
- Plus, you can find discount vouchers and special deals on entry prices, tours, and restaurants.
- You can discover where to find the best beach clubs, day spas for the whole family, and tropical drinks for the grown-ups of the group.
- There’s actual dates and times for local markets (and notifications when things won’t be on as usual), workshops, yoga classes, and art and craft
- Heaps of inspiration for awesome places to go in Bali with kids. Including kid-friendly adventures you’ve never heard of before.
Researching and digging deep into these kinds of publications is the way we find things that others don’t.
Using local publications helps you to get off the beaten track, and into locals-only territory too.
We LOVE and are so grateful to all the publishers who help us find the good stuff.
There’s a bundle of local Bali newspapers and magazines, but we try to steer clear of the ones that are too touristy or full of ads as they are a bit generic and don’t give us real or current information.
We want to know where the locals go, where the expats hang out, and go there too. That’s where some of the local smaller-scale publications can help.
Here’s the list of the ones we use, and like best.
The Best Bali Trip Planners
Our favourite Bali newspapers and Bali magazines, in no particular order.
This little pocket-sized magazine for expatriates and Bali lovers is one of the best, with heaps and heaps of REAL DISCOUNTS inside. It’s in our top three.
Hello Bali is my personal favourite. The glossy Bali magazine is full of fun and helpful stories, showcasing what’s new and happening in Bali.
The app gives you full navigation to your favourite places in Bali, instant notifications about various discounts and promos, and helps you find the best new restaurants, hotels, and beaches.
You can also check what other people thought of places before you commit to going there.
We love this free magazine filled with all the latest events and stuff to do in Canggu but I can’t find any reliable information on where to pick up the latest issue.
Try emailing them at email@example.com before you go to ask for the latest copy available.
They do upload them to the publishing platform “Scribd” (google it) so might be worth a quick search there too
(Hot tip: Search by publisher Abhishek Singh Yadav)
It’s worth hunting down a copy – there’s 800 printed each week – for the list of “What’s on this week in Canggu”.
It’s FILLED with stuff to do with the kids, plus in-the-know info about kids classes, discount dining, where to find live music, markets, kids party venues, workshops and classes, yoga studio timetables, snippets of local gossip and news, plus other good stuff you can’t find in normal tourist publications.
There is also a sister publication called Seminyak Weekly.
Keep in touch via their Facebook page.
Bali Plus Guide
Bali’s Biggest Tourist Guide Book is loved by both travellers and tourism-related industries. It has a reputation as the most comprehensive complimentary Guide Book for visitors in Bali.
Bali and Beyond
This is a monthly tourism magazine for those currently in Bali and seeking new adventures, as well as those in “Bali Holiday” planning mode. This is also in our top 3 reads.
The Yak Magazine
For those mamas and papas who live style and design, this is a Bali publication of your dreams. (It’s way past my level of cool, but I love to read and dream. Sadly, travelling with two boisterous boys and a Gnome doesn’t equal style this life round.)
Bali Travel News
News and information for travellers to Bali, plus a tonne of local stories and interesting reads about local traditions and customs in Bali.
Balinese Newspapers – Up to Date News and Information
The number one newspaper for Bali itinerary planning is the Bali Post.
Be sure to click on and download the English-language International Edition, the International Bali Post
The paper for the Expat community.
Free weekly newspaper for the Kuta region
News, views, and information from the Sanur area of Bali
Lombok’s most comprehensive tourism paper and your guide to the best that the island has to offer!
Good luck with planning your ultimate Bali itinerary! It’s our favourite thing to do.
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