Win a Dream Trip to Bali for Two!

February 9, 2017

We’re giving away a “Dream Trip to Bali” for two! That’s right; It’s time to start packing those grabs because the more items you deliver, the more points you’ll earn. Scroll down to learn how YOU can win roundtrip flights, a four-night stay and extra perks from our partners. Consider yourself Bali bound!

From now through April 30th, Grabr travelers can earn points to win by delivering grabs during their trips and by inviting your friends to do the same. More points = more chances to win! Below is a points breakdown.

Increase your chances by earning extra points

✔️  5 points for every grab you deliver
✔️  3 points for every referral who joins Grabr
✔️  5 points for every grab a referral delivers

Enjoy these added perks!

Along with roundtrip flights, a four-night stay at Kayamanis and custom local experiences, winners (and their guests!) can bank on the following perks from our partners.

✈️  A free ride to the airport with Wingz

🍡  Free lounge access at your departure airport with Lounge Buddy

🙌  A fun and free cultural tour with PlacePass

📱  Free, hassle-free internet while you’re traveling, compliments of Skyroam

Here’s how to win!

We’ll be selecting a winner at random but the more points you earn, the more entries you receive and more entries = higher chances of winning. Take a look at our leaderboard thus far.

Ok, so to get you excited for your Dream Trip to Bali, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite cultural activities to participate in while there. From finding your “Zen” at a Yoga Barn class in Ubud to watching a live Kecak Fire and Trance Dance set against a setting sun, here’s how to experience the very best of Bali. 

Catch a show

One of the best ways to learn about Balinese culture is by immersing yourself in it. Before leaving, make sure to attend at least one of Bali’s traditional performances. Celebrate your first night in Bali with a Legong of Mahabharata performance, a very well-known Balinese dance style that includes lots of intricate finger movements and exaggerated facial expressions throughout.

Another must-see show is the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, which is held at several temples and performance spaces throughout the island. Get ready to witness more than 100 dancers play with fire, chanting all the while. This is one of the more popular shows, so plan to arrive to the venue early for the best seats. Pictures don’t truly do it justice but for a sneak peak, check out these photos.

Tour a Rice Paddy

Bali has some of the most beautiful rice paddies in Southeast Asia, so definitely plan a day trip to Ubud. Through PlacePass, you and your guest can sign up for a three-hour immersive tour through a gorgeous rice terrace. Learn the ins and outs of this ancient irrigation system, stroll through the fields and find out why this unique ecosystem are a big part of Bali culture.

Alternatively, you can explore the Ubud rice terraces solo. From Ubud City Center, there’s a moderate trail that leads to Karsa Cafe, an open-air restaurant that overlooks a rice terrace like the one below. There’s also a spa next door that specializes in Reiki treatments – a Japanese technique for stress reduction and transference of “life force energy.”

Make an offering

Speaking of good energy, the Balinese have plenty of that to go around. You’ll see “offerings” like these almost everywhere you go, from your hotel to temples and even random stops along the road. Unlike the rest of Indonesia, the majority of Balinese people are Hindi and these daily offerings are a way to please the gods. They’re mostly a collection of fresh flowers and maybe a snack or two.

Another way to experience Bali’s “healing power” is by seeing a “healer.” They’re quite common throughout Bali and essentially operate as alternative medicine doctors. You’ll usually need to book an appointment in advance but walk-ins are also available. People from far and wide go to these healers for just about any ailment, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

Get cultured

There are so many ways to get cultured in Bali, starting with temple visits No matter how busy your day gets, you can always end it with a stellar view. As a sign of respect, women are asked to wear a sarong or sash across their lower body and to avoid showing too much skin. It’s also encouraged to make a donation at some religious sites, although that’s often up to one’s discretion.

An easy way to narrow down your temple visits is to pick a theme. For example, head to Pura Taman Ayun for lush landscape, as it’s surrounded by gardens, ponds and trees. For those who want to continue down the healing route, pay a visit to Tirta Empul in Ubud where you can purify yourself with its holy water. Then there’s Pura Luhur Uluwatu set atop a cliff and boasting unrestricted sunset views.

Get your feet wet

While much of Bali is best explored on foot, don’t forget to get those feet wet! When you’ve gotten your cultural fix in Ubud, head to the beach for some fun in the sun. In addition to water sports like snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving, you can also sign up for a sunset cruise or embark on an island hopping raft tour, both of which operate regularly.

If you’re set on one water sport in particular, plan a few hours at that beach. For example, Balangan Beach in the very southern tip of Bali is a major surf spot for experienced surfers. It’s an especially popular hangout for Aussies, many of whom come to Balangan specifically to catch some waves. When it comes to scuba diving, the Nusa Islands is a top spot for glimpsing massive manta rays.

Find your Zen

Get centered and find your Zen with a reflective class at Yoga Barn. Located in Ubud’s city center yet just far enough away from the crowds, Yoga Barn is the ultimate wellness retreat. The relaxed, inspiring environment caters to all body types and skill levels, with classes ranging from Yoga and Meditation to workshops on Ayurveda, breathing techniques and even the art of detox.

Due to popularity among locals, expats and visitors, Yoga Barn has really grown over the past few years. There’s now a cafe where you can catch up with friends. There’s also plenty of little shaded workspace areas, should you want to catch up on a good book. Bali is all about slowing things down and appreciating the little things and Yoga Barn really fills that need.

Savor the sunset

During your five-day trip to Bali, you’ll witness some pretty phenomenal sunsets, so get your cameras ready! Go chase a waterfall at Melasti Beach, take in the view from the three-tier pool at Amankila or literally feel on top of the world atop Uluwatu Temple, a cliff perched 825 feet high. While it’s tempting to time-lapse the whole thing, nothing beats the lens of the naked eye.

If you’re on a time crunch, pair a great sunset view with a decadent feast. At Jimbaran Bay, many restaurants set up tables outside for a toes-in-your-feet dining experience. Toast to your special someone over Champagne and candlelight and watch as the waves softly crash on the shore. Oh, and you’ll likely see a few planes overhead, too; Jimbaran is only two miles from the airport.

Ready to win that Dream Trip to Bali? Sign up with Grabr, start earning points and tell your friends to do the same! 

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