It’s your last day in Bali, check out time at your hotel is 11am and your flight out is not until 11pm… What to do? Here are our Tips on How to Fill Your Day After Check Out when you have a Late Night Flight. Follow these recommendations and you’re sure to have a wonderful last day on this beautiful island.
1. Book an Extra night stay - minimal stress, maximum relaxation
The best advice we can give so you have the most restful and stress free final day of holiday is to book an extra night stay at your accomodation. Lounge by the pool, enjoy a lazy lunch and the beach before heading back to your room or villa for a rest. Wash the day off with a cooling shower before jumping in a taxi. If extending is not in your budget, there are countless affordable homestays and hotels. Staying with us? Check our availability .
2. Explore with a driver
Hire a Driver for the day: You can negotiate a full day/half day rate with our drivers. This way they can take you and your luggage wherever you’d like to go (sightseeing, beach, shopping, a restaurant, cafes or even a day spa – great to have a massage and shower before getting on the flight!). Scooter/Lunch/Beach/Dinner/Massage: Keep your scooter for the day, explore the beaches, cafes and finish with a massage at one of the many spas in the area. This allows you to shower and depart relaxed and ready for your flight. To pre-book a driver, contact us.
3. beach club or pool Pass
There are many hotels and resorts which offer “day passes”. This allows you to use their facilities – pools, beaches, restaurants, spas, showers etc. Some have packages set up. Note that a day at one of these places will usually end up costing you more than extending your stay at your hotel or villa. Here are a few we recommend:
Ulu Cliff House, Uluwatu
Just a 10 minute drive from Melali, Ulu Cliffhouse has sweeping views of the Bukit coastline and is a great option to laze away your final hours in the beach bar setting. DJs play music all day, there’s beach access, a 25 meter pool, a restaurant and bar serving food and drinks all day and night. Access is free. Use of day beds may have a minimum spend. Note it is on the pricier side. Open showers available to wash off the salt and sand.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Uluwatu
Radisson Blu is located just 5 minute drive from Melali. We LOVE this pool. No ocean view, but the size and design of the pool makes up for that. Lots of sun loungers or day beds to go around along with a couple of fantastic restaurants. If you are one to smash out a workout before a flight, the day pass also gives you access to their gym. Day use passes from Rp. 180,000++ per person and gives access to the pool, day beds, gym, restaurants & showers. Also includes a 10% discount off food and beverage.
For a very chilled vibe, head to the pool at Mana, just a 10 minute drive from Melali. This one is more intimate (smaller) option. Grab a sun lounger or day bed (minimum spend does apply) and take in the ocean views. A bathroom and shower is available for guest use. In busy season, their yoga studio runs afternoon classes, so you can even have stretch session before jumping on the plane.
Karma Beach, Uluwatu
Part of Karma Kandara Luxury Resort, Karma Beach is stunning. Like its neighbour, Sundays, it’s nestled at the foot of Uluwatu’s rocky cliffs, hidden from public view. Spend the day soaking up the luxury and tranquility it offers. Take a dip in the pristine waters, grab a delicious lunch from the restaurant or have a massage or beauty treatment in their beachfront spa. Guests have access to complimentary use of stand up paddle-boards, snorkel equipment and kayaks. It has limited space, so our tip is to arrive early to secure your spot. Entry is Rp 450,000pp and includes Rp 250,000 F&B credit.
Sundays Beach Club, uluwatu
If you prefer your toes in the sand, then head to one of Bali’s best private beaches. Sundays (formally Finns Beach Club) is located just 20 minutes from Melali. Part of the Ungasan Resort, the beach is hidden below rocky cliffs that’s accessible by an inclinator. There’s a restaurant, crystal clear lagoon and even a beach spa for that final pre-flight massage. Guests also have free use of kayaks, snorkelling equipment and stand-up paddle boards. If you’re there post sunset, they fire up a bonfire. Entry is free, but there is a minimum spend of Rp 350,000pp
If you’re looking for a more classy venue, then look no further than Sundara at the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran. It is the perfect pre-flight hang out (and also one of our favourite cocktail haunts) nestled directly on the golden shores of Jimbaran beach. It’s home to fantastic food, an elegant setting and the longest beachfront pool in Bali – measuring 57m. Access starts at 490,000/day for a day bed to 875,000/day for a private cabana and includes WiFi access, mineral water, towels and poolside amenities, luggage storage, shower access. Little bonus, its just a 15-20 minute drive to Bali airport.
The Inter Continental Bali Resort, Jimbaran
A beautiful 5 star luxury hotel with all the Balinese touches. It overlooks Jimbaran beach and just 15 minutes from the airport. The Intercontinental Jimbaran is family friendly, so if you’re travelling with the little ones, this is a perfect choice. If you’re sans children and don’t love your pool day with a side of Kids Club, then perhaps give this one a miss. Day Passes are Rp 500,000++ per person. Price includes Rp 250,000 F&B credit, use of all pools, towels, sun lounger, locker and shower.