Return flights to Bali - from £338 @ Cathay Pacific / Holiday Pirates
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Return flights to Bali - from £338 @ Cathay Pacific / Holiday Pirates

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Found 28th Aug 2017Edited by:"snavealrac"
Fly with Cathay Pacific between November and June. Flights leave from Manchester and London.
Price includes bags and meals.
An absolute steal of a deal!

14 Nov - 29 Nov 09 Jan - 24 Jan 17 Jan - 30 Jan
25 Jan - 07 Feb 31 Jan - 14 Feb 21 Feb - 09 Mar
06 Mar - 22 Mar 12 Mar - 28 Mar 16 Apr - 30 Apr
01 May - 16 May 15 May - 30 May 04 Jun - 19 Jun
Manchester - Bali (from £388rtn):


14 Nov - 03 Dec 15 Jan - 30 Jan 22 Jan - 06 Feb
31 Jan - 15 Feb 28 Feb - 15 Mar 12 Mar - 27 Mar
14 Mar - 29 Mar 16 Apr - 26 Apr 30 Apr - 10 May


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    I was here 2 years ago. Anyone expecting a tropical paradise will be very disappointed, there are some quieter areas but you need to get out from Kuta and Despensar. If you are seeking peace and tranquility book a boat trip to Gil Air or Gil Meno.
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    Do you need injections?
    I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.
    TIA
    I was here 2 years ago. Anyone expecting a tropical paradise will be very disappointed, there are some quieter areas but you need to get out from Kuta and Despensar. If you are seeking peace and tranquility book a boat trip to Gil Air or Gil Meno.
    BeerGoggles10 m ago

    I was here 2 years ago. Anyone expecting a tropical paradise will be very …I was here 2 years ago. Anyone expecting a tropical paradise will be very disappointed, there are some quieter areas but you need to get out from Kuta and Despensar. If you are seeking peace and tranquility book a boat trip to Gil Air or Gil Meno.


    Ubud is good too. Stay at a nice villa in the middle of the rice fields, for the same price as a Premier Inn here. Agreed there's much more to Bali than the Aussie beaches.
    backinstock36 m ago

    Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's …Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.TIA


    Depends what you mean by "need". I've travelled all around Southeast Asia (in cities/touristy areas, not the middle of the jungle) and never had injections. Most people who live out there wouldn't think to get them when travelling around the region. Depends on how risk averse you are - some doctors would recommend it I'm sure, but I've never had a problem with a few precautions (applying mosquito repellent when you go out, etc.). Of course if one of you is in poor health already then I would speak to a doctor before going.
    have heard bali isn't really the great tropical destination it used to be. nowadays a more frequently recommended place seems to be cebu / other phillipine islands.

    haven't been personally but heard lots of good things
    elbs28 m ago

    have heard bali isn't really the great tropical destination it used to be. …have heard bali isn't really the great tropical destination it used to be. nowadays a more frequently recommended place seems to be cebu / other phillipine islands.haven't been personally but heard lots of good things


    Gill Nemo comes very close but some might feel it's a bit quiet, Gill air a bit more lively, The other one (can;t rmember) is tacky as hell..
    Spent a month travelling around both Bali and the Gilli's last Summer. Yes, parts are tacky as hell but do your research and you can still find nice beaches and waterfalls a little off the beaten track. We're keen to go back and go around Lombok but it needs to be in the school holidays.

    For the price, these flights are a steal, heat added
    What's the flight time?
    Stay out of central Ubud and find a hotel or homestay that will shuttle you foc. You can find a recommended driver for 12 hours cost £25. They'll ferry you to a good 5 sites and wait whilst you have dinner and return you home. Owners get much better prices for activities than those published - so do tell them your itinerary. Lots to do in Ubud and it's frantic centrally. Think Oxford Street on cocaine!

    Next stop Amed which is bliss - very very slow life. Black sand great seafood and if you sit on the beach you'll be lucky to see 10 people an hour. Snorkelling at the shore for children - write a book, read, reflect, do yoga, go fishing and spot turtles. Beach is busier at sunset as it's a site to behold - busy means 200ish people over a very long stretch of sand.

    Buy water always - even to brush teeth- trust your instincts with food especially free stuff offered on excursions. I've eaten some and refused others. Insect repellent necessary as noted above.

    You can do an authentic Bali without a club in sight if that's your preference. Lovely people.
    Ah, Ubud Monkey Forest, brilliant. Would love to go back.
    backinstock23 h, 56 m ago

    Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's …Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.TIA


    I'm going on Saturday and was advised to at least get all the free ones on the NHS, Hep A and another couple i can't remember. The other 2 paid ones I was advised for was rabies and japanese encephalitis. We're not planning on being near animals (and that vaccine just extends the time you have to get treatment by 24hrs.), so missed that one out. But as soon as the wife heard japanese encephalitis is deadly in whatever percent of cases (quite high, although contraction isn't), she was sold on that. In total, for that one extra for us two, it was £360. I'd probably have gone without, but it's nice to know you're covered. Speak to someone at a travel clinic. They'll know much more than a keyboard warrior like me.
    Edited by: "afrocleland" 29th Aug 2017
    backinstock16 h, 18 m ago

    Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's …Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.TIA


    You can find all the info on vaccines on the NHS travel website. fitfortravel.nhs.uk/des…spx


    I'd probably recommend speaking to a medical professional if your wife has specific health problems.
    Cathay Pacific... This is an airline that has fully hit the doldrums in the last couple of years. They have massive money problems that are no secret, ensure you get ATOL or insurance - Cathay could have folded by 2018.

    Even if they are still flying, this is now one of the worst full-service long haul airlines to this part of the worls. It's on a par with Air China
    Edited by: "mikeleeds" 29th Aug 2017
    mikeleeds21 m ago

    Cathay Pacific... This is an airline that has fully hit the doldrums in …Cathay Pacific... This is an airline that has fully hit the doldrums in the last couple of years. They have massive money problems that are no secret, ensure you get ATOL or insurance - Cathay could have folded by 2018.Even if they are still flying, this is now one of the worst full-service long haul airlines to this part of the worls. It's on a par with Air China


    I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.
    The price just looks too good to be true
    cheapest I could find for my dates was 470pp
    Can anyone actually recommend this airline?
    Outside Monkey Forest, saw a guy get dragged off his moped and the crap kicked out of him for refusing to stop at police check point. Great food too. Devils Tears on Nusa Lembongan is ace.
    Paid 525 for emirates with short stopover and dates in november. would have gone for this if it was 338 but price does not seem to apply for my dates anyway
    robodan9189 m ago

    I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The …I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The price just looks too good to be truecheapest I could find for my dates was 470ppCan anyone actually recommend this airline?


    Unless they have absolutely hit the skids in the past couple of years (mikeleeds seems to have more up to date knowledge than I do), I'd fly with them. Done it many times, most recently probably in December 2014 I think. At that time they were comfortably better than BA. In terms of history, they've generally had a very good reputation (similar to Singapore Airlines and others like that). Of course that may have changed, but if they're really considered on par with Air China now, that's a huge fall.
    robodan9181 h, 4 m ago

    I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The …I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The price just looks too good to be truecheapest I could find for my dates was 470ppCan anyone actually recommend this airline?



    Flew to HK with Cathay earlier this year at a bargain price of £350 direct from London. You can't really fault them, it was really really good.

    I flew on a brand new Airbus A350, which is effectively a dreamliner in terms of comfort. Also a lot better than my long haul flight with AirFrance but I would probably put this down to the age of the planes on the route a lot of the time. I've flown on some pretty poor Asian budget airlines, this is a Hong Kong based carrier which is in a different league altogether.

    They have great sales from time to time it seems. I'll be using them whenever I can in the future.
    backinstock20 h, 9 m ago

    Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's …Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.TIA


    You will find that if you end up catching something that could have been prevented via vaccination then your travel insurance will quite happily refuse to pay for anything!
    backinstock20 h, 28 m ago

    Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's …Do you need injections?I wouldn't mind a shot at this, but my wife's health could be an issue.TIA


    Yes, you will need injections. Recommended for Bali are:

    -Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio
    -Typhoid
    -Hepatitis A

    Optional is Japanese Encephalitis (although this is expensive are not really necessary), and Malaria tablets (possible side effects). However as both of these are spread through Mosquitoes I always find it better to take precautions such as mosquito repellent with DEET instead.

    I have been to Bali several times, and also Java, Lombok and the Gili Islands (all in Indonesia) and never had any problems - just made sure I was up to date with the three main injections.
    jaylovesit1 h, 38 m ago

    Outside Monkey Forest, saw a guy get dragged off his moped and the crap …Outside Monkey Forest, saw a guy get dragged off his moped and the crap kicked out of him for refusing to stop at police check point. Great food too. Devils Tears on Nusa Lembongan is ace.


    I guess he learnt to always stop at a police checkpoint then!
    elbs20 h, 12 m ago

    have heard bali isn't really the great tropical destination it used to be. …have heard bali isn't really the great tropical destination it used to be. nowadays a more frequently recommended place seems to be cebu / other phillipine islands.haven't been personally but heard lots of good things



    Yes, I visited Bali several times and each time saw more and more development. Nice quiet beaches before, turned into ruined, noisy tourist resorts. Shame as it a perfect little paradise but greed is gradually ruining it.

    I would have loved to have visited in the 70's when the only visitors were the occasional surfer and the only accommodation was homestays and tiny little independent hotels (but I wasn't even born then)
    Edited by: "BigPro" 29th Aug 2017
    We went about 5 years ago - stunning! Agreed, avoid overly touristy places like Kuta and you will find some idyllic spots. Definitely take a boat over to Lombok and then to the Gili islands, they really are special places to visit. As for vaccinations we only had the basics at the doctors and didn't find we needed anything else. Things may have changed so best to check.... a must is to get some mozzie repellent and a net, although hotels usually supply the nets we did use ours at points. And we went hardcore and got some Deet - nasty stuff but we came back pretty unscathed. Flight time - 12hrs to Singapore from London, then another 2-2.5hrs to Bali. Enjoy anybody who takes advantage of the cheap flights!
    BigPro15 m ago

    odd surfers


    What was odd about them?
    ollie872 m ago

    What was odd about them?



    Oops I should have proof read before submitting. Was meant to say the odd "surfer" as in occasional surfer. They were all normal, that "s" changed the meaning! Will edit now
    Edited by: "BigPro" 29th Aug 2017
    Get to Bali and just hop over to Lombok, it's far quieter and is tranquil especially in the south. The south and southern central areas of Bali are largely tourist ridden. In my opinion this includes Ubud, it's not what you expect and I was largely disappointed by what I found. The hotels were all great, however I wanted to get out and explore, only to find myself surround by hundreds of others who wanted to do the same.

    The second half of the trip was spent on Lombok, mainly in and around Sempiak and it was stunning, quiet, cheap, rustic (if you wanted that) and luxurious if that's more your thing.

    Then again it depends on what you're after. If you can live with the hustle and bustle of Bali, and want to beach parties - then hell yes go for it. If you want full on R&R I'd suggest Lombok in a heartbeat.
    mikeleeds3 h, 26 m ago

    Cathay Pacific... This is an airline that has fully hit the doldrums in …Cathay Pacific... This is an airline that has fully hit the doldrums in the last couple of years. They have massive money problems that are no secret, ensure you get ATOL or insurance - Cathay could have folded by 2018.Even if they are still flying, this is now one of the worst full-service long haul airlines to this part of the worls. It's on a par with Air China



    This comment is absolute b***ocks. Cathay are a premium airline with a very young fleet and up there with BA, and Singapore Airlines. They fly Boeing 777 and A350 to Hong Kong from the UK, with a flight time non stop of around 12 hours. The onward connection to Bali is another 4 hours 40 mins approx. Both flights are non stop. Cathay have been having some financial problems being a full service airline (what airline hasn't) but there is no chance they will not be here for decades to come. They are NOT in the position of Malaysian for example. Plus a Hong Kong stopover at no extra charge is a must.
    A nice hotel we use on the North Coast of Bali is the Adirama, not 5* but excellent staff and food. adiramabeachhotel.com/
    doublekite1 h, 47 m ago

    This comment is absolute b***ocks. Cathay are a premium airline with a …This comment is absolute b***ocks. Cathay are a premium airline with a very young fleet and up there with BA, and Singapore Airlines. They fly Boeing 777 and A350 to Hong Kong from the UK, with a flight time non stop of around 12 hours. The onward connection to Bali is another 4 hours 40 mins approx. Both flights are non stop. Cathay have been having some financial problems being a full service airline (what airline hasn't) but there is no chance they will not be here for decades to come. They are NOT in the position of Malaysian for example. Plus a Hong Kong stopover at no extra charge is a must.A nice hotel we use on the North Coast of Bali is the Adirama, not 5* but excellent staff and food. http://www.adiramabeachhotel.com/



    Enjoyment is subjective, I lived between London & Hongkong for four years 2012-2016 and have made several trips there since properly moving (back) to the UK. Cathay does have a big money problem, they hedged oil prices awfully -- far worse than other long-haul carriers. A mainland Chinese takeover is more likely than folding but one or the other has been on the cards for sometime.

    Take it from someone who has flown Hongkong - London many more times in the last 5 years than he can remember: Cathay have really nose-dived in that time. The service is dreadful; their slashing of prices has been accompanied by a slashing of quality. It's a tactical move to become seen as a budget option, rather than a more-premium option as they have been seen up until very recently. They aren't the only airline to have done this in order to keep passenger numbers up, but when stuck in economy a full 777 with Cathay service is not an experience to repeat (and since Cathay opted for budget flights their services are often completely full).

    These comments do not relate to Business class, which was still acceptable the last time (Feb17) I used it.
    Muir23 h, 17 m ago

    Ubud is good too. Stay at a nice villa in the middle of the rice fields, …Ubud is good too. Stay at a nice villa in the middle of the rice fields, for the same price as a Premier Inn here. Agreed there's much more to Bali than the Aussie beaches.


    Yea Ubud was my favorite place on Balid itself.
    robodan9185 h, 10 m ago

    I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The …I was just wondering about this airline, as I'd never even heard of it.The price just looks too good to be truecheapest I could find for my dates was 470ppCan anyone actually recommend this airline?



    Cathay Pacific is a premium airline that has a reputation of being one of the best airlines in the world (i.e. on par with Singapore, Emirates and so on).

    I have no idea if the commenter talking about their decline is correct, however. I find it hard to imagine that they could have dipped so much that they're nowon par with budget airlines.
    Out of holiday season, so no help here! :-(

    And the "from" snippet is always a misleading statement ... as almost nothing ever fits the from bill!
    Edited by: "yabbas" 29th Aug 2017
    Honestly I did not rate Bali, you are better off saving a small fortune and flying to Turkey or Spain. If you are going that far go Vietnam or Thailand.

    But Cathay Pacific were my favourite airline, great food, good leg room, unlimited free booze and decent movies. I was sold.
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