Cheap Bali Holidays – A Review

Cheap Bali Holidays – A Review

Have you ever wondered how to have a cheap Bali holiday? I’m not talking about a backpacker experience here, I mean a cheap, luxurious Balinese getaway.

Balinese Umbrellas - Cheap Bali Holidays

Balinese Umbrellas – Cheap Bali Holidays

Maybe you’ve seen the cheap Bali accommodation offers on websites such as Cudo and Groupon? These companies offer package deals which feature a very attractive premium style property, lots of inclusions, airport transfers, meals etc, at a ridiculously cheap price.

Cheap Bali Holidays

Cheap Bali Holidays

I have always been very skeptical of discount accommodation deals. My attitude has always been, “if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true!” So in the past I have given these types of offers a wide berth.

That was until a Cudo’s offer caught my attention. Advertised on my Facebook feed was an offer to stay at a 5 Star property in Bali. I know… the term “5 star property and cheap Bali holiday” doesn’t usually go together.

Cheap Balinese Holiday at Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort

Cheap Balinese Holiday at Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort

The deal was for 8 nights’ accommodation (2 adults and up to 2 kids), daily buffet breakfast, 8 spa treatments, a romantic seafood dinner, airport transfers and a Balinese cooking class, all at a 5 star luxury property.

Bali Holiday Package including Day Spa

Bali Holiday Package including Day Spa

So what would you expect pay for this style of Bali accommodation offer? I am sure you wouldn’t expect it to be a “cheap Bali holiday.”

…but wait, there’s more.

Bali Breakfast Buffet

Bali Breakfast Buffet

Also included in the Cudo accommodation offer were the following included extras

  • “Taste of Indonesia” two course lunch for 2 people at the Golfer’s Terrace Restaurant.
  • Afternoon Tea by the pool of Balinese Chicken Satay Sticks cooked over hot coals.
  • A sunset tour of the Tanah Lot Temple
  • Complimentary Shuttle bus
  • …and best of all FREE kids club!
Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Kids Club

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Kids Club

Would you be tempted by an offer like this? What would you expect to pay?

This five star indulgence package was located at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort and was offered at a cost of $1,399.  That’s only $44 per person per night! What a bargain! Knowing Mr GG he will consume that at the buffet each morning 😉

Just have a quick look at the YouTube video below and tell me if you would be tempted.

My main concern was if I bought the deal I would not be able to get the dates I wanted.  This concern was put to rest by the booking guarantee in the agreement. The deal was even available in school holidays for a $30 p/n high season surcharge.

Lured by the thought of delicious Balinese food, a cooking class and daily spa treatments I took the plunge, and purchased the deal.

Made in Bali Bags

Made in Bali Bags

I didn’t book the actual holiday dates for about two months after the initial deal purchase.  I contacted the hotel via email and was immediately given my first choice of dates.  I had nominated the second week of the Easter school holidays.

With our holiday accommodation package booked and paid for all that was left to do was sit back and wait for some bargain flights to top off our cheap Bali holiday package.

Each week my inbox is filled with flight offers from Scoot Airlines, Jetstar, Expedia and Qantas. Periodically I check the newsletters to see if something tickles my fancy. I knew that eventually Bali would be advertised for $500 return p/p.

Sure enough, a Jetstar newsletter arrived advertising Bali flight for $539 return.  Best of all, my dates were available.Without a seconds hesitation we locked in the flights and a cheap Bali holiday was a reality.

Balinese Lily Pond

Balinese Lily Pond

So there you have it. A cheap Bali holiday!  The total cost for 8 nights,  just $3,555 for 4 people.

What can you do to secure your own piece of tropical island paradise??? Simply subscribe to the Cudo and Groupon newsletters or browse the travel offers periodically on the websites.

How did our Bali accommodation offer at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali turn out? Check out the resort review.

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  1. Wow! Thats a fantastic price for a 5 star holiday. I love the fact that when you break it down it was $44 per person per night, I think there would be very few places where you could stay for that!

  2. Yep, so cheap and so good, breaking it down as a nighty rate helped me sell MR GG on the idea too 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to hear about the cooking class!! Living in Perth Bali can be EXTREMELY cheap for us. Last time our flights were $270 for the both of us return. Unheard of! Anyway, took a cooking class while I was there and it was amazing. Curious to see how you find the one you take. Have fun!!

    • Which class did you do Lauren, I have attended Paon, Annika and Casa Luna on past visits and loved them all. $270 return is such a bargain for flights!!! Love it!

  4. I’m always wary of these cheap deals too Julie, I’m so glad you’re checking them out for us! $44 is certainly ridiculous 🙂

  5. That certainly is a fantastic deal, Julie. What’s the room accommodation like? Do the two kids have to be in the same room as you? You did well to find flights to Bali for that price. I was trying to find flights to Fiji (which is a lot closer) and they were going to cost $1300 so we didn’t bother. We drove down to a farm in Mittagong instead. Pleased to hear you’re doing well with the internet as well xx

  6. that is seriously cheap Julie! Enjoy every moment 🙂

  7. LOL I love your comment about the $44 per day and how much Mr GG would eat because Mr NQN would eat similarly! 😀 What a bargain 😀

  8. Amazing. What a great deal! Bali sounds incredible… can’t wait to learn about your trip!

  9. That’s an amazing deal. Good for you for going for it, and hurrah that it all worked out!

  10. It is funny…I’m like you about thinking it has to be too good to be true when the price is so affordable. I always worry about flying half way around the world and having a nightmare vacation.

  11. Oh good! I’ve seen these deals but have never had the courage to give one a go. My family can be quite tricky and I’d hate things not to work out well. I bet a lot of people have been waiting for a post like this, I know I have. Look forward to hearing more and also to seeing more gorgeous photos.

  12. Yes ! I would love to go on a luxurious holiday and Bali sounds like the perfect place to do that. I know that I’m still a spring chicken but I feel like I’ve done my share of backpacking and sleeping in cars already haha (gosh sound so spoilt). Which is why places like these are perfect for that without busting my wallet

  13. That sure is an amazing deal Julie! And so glad they matched your dates too 🙂 I’m sure you all enjoyed the amazing hotel, the food and the Spa!

  14. Right, that’s it. I’m resubscribing!

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