Why Bali is suddenly even cheaper

Category : Adventure | Posted On Aug 08, 2017

Fierce competition among Bali hotels is seeing accommodation prices plummet, with holiday-makers saving more than $50 a night this month compared to last month.

The sudden spike in Bali bargains has prompted travel giant TripAdvisor to issue a “price drop alert”.

In July, the average nightly rate for hotels in Denpasar was $274, while this month, travellers can expect to pay just $215 on average, according to TripAdvisor’s figures.

Just a fraction of that can score a stay at one of the island’s top properties, with a $90 budget enough to secure one of the highest rated hotels according to TripAdvisor reviewers, Akana Boutique Hotel.

With the midyear school holiday peak over, four and five-star hotels are waging in a price war to lure budget-conscious travellers — making now a perfect time for visitors to nab a bargain, according to TripAdvisor.

“August is one of the best months to visit Bali because weather is dry and cool,” a TripAdvisor spokeswoman says.

Although this month is a standout for savings, it’s part of an overall downward trend for Bali hotel prices as the island’s resorts battle for tourist dollars.

It’s not that tourists are abandoning Bali — far from it. According to booking site Expedia, demand for Bali has risen more than 550 per cent since 2011 and almost 20 per cent since 2015 — but it seems even a phenomenal rise in tourists flocking to the island cannot keep pace with the hotel development.

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