BERLIN, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Bali has long been a favourite for couples seeking a romantic getaway. But with the Indonesian island expecting Australian visitors to break the one million mark for the first time ever this year (http://bit.ly/16u5zc5), an increasing number are shunning the over-populated resorts in search of more authentic and romantic stays elsewhere in Bali.
And a combination of Asian airlines offering cheaper, more diverse flight paths and the increasing ease of booking private accommodation independently online, has made securing intimate breaks both more affordable and easier to book than ever before.
According to the Hotel Price Index (http://bit.ly/17xAusp) 2012 saw the hotel price in Bali rise to $148. And with rates expected to increase again for 2013, coupled with an ever increasing occupancy, couples desiring privacy, relaxation and authentic local culture have been forced to explore alternative destinations and accommodation options.
Prices for villas start at just $34 a night (http://www.wimdu.com.au/offers/3ZY0EIZI) and with amenities such as private pools, living rooms, gardens and self-contained kitchens, private accommodation, from online platforms such as wimdu.com.au, have rocketed in popularity.
Couples do not sacrifice high-end luxury to save money, either. This traditional Balinese villa in South Kuta comes with a large pool, 2 bedrooms, private terraced gardens and Wi-Fi, all for just $115 a night. (http://www.wimdu.com.au/offers/AS0OZQYD)
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Wimdu is a social accommodation community that brings together hosts and visitors from around the world. The site lists over 150,000 properties in over 100 countries. Wimdu was founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneurs Hinrich Dreiling and Arne Bleckwenn who wanted to harness social media to transform the way consumers are travelling worldwide.
SOURCE Wimdu GmbH