Crystal clear blue sea, wonderful beaches and a thousand-year-old culture that will fill your heart and mind with unforgettable memories. If you never been to Bali, you have no idea what you’ve missed (but maybe thanks to Chiara’s pictures you’ll get a clue), but we are here to help you with a travel guide that will provide you with the right suggestions to plan an amazing holiday. So, are you booking your flight yet ?? 😉
Echo beach If you surf or simply wish to watch tourists and locals among the waves, this is the place for you: don’t forget to taste the coconut milk, cut right on the spot and served right inside the coconut 🙂
Potato Head Beach Club A perfect mix of music, art and style, this beach club absolutely deserves a visit, both during the day and during cocktail hour. Enjoy a dip in the pool and (literally!) swim to the bar located in the middle of it for a refreshing cocktail.
Batu Bolong beach This beach in the West part of the island of Bali, is located by the vibrant area of Canggu and is perfect for those who wish to try some surfing lessons: waves are in fact not as high as in the rest of the West coast and surfboards are available for rent for any type of body and experience.
Finn’s Beach Club (Karma beach) Is reachable through a gondola lift that will take you.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
El Kabron A beach club located on a cliff overlooking the sea that, besides being super romantic, is also one of the best restaurants of the island offering Spanish cuisine.
Deus Ex Machina A hot spot in Canggu, the perfect meeting point for the lovers of live music, tacos and hamburger served in the moonlight with live music in the background. Unmissable is the taco and tattoos night every Tuesday!
Betelnut Cafè The perfect spot where to rest after a morning Yoga session: healthy and vegan food, fruit juices and fresh fruit blends. You can’t miss the coconut yogurt, that you cannot find anywhere else in the island.
Barbacoa Restaurant Featuring a tapas menu, this restaurant located between Canggu and Seminiyak offers an excellent service and delicious cocktails. Try the mango mojito!
WHAT TO SEE
Tanah Lot Temple This temple, located on the top of a cliff, it’s worth visiting during the sunset: from here the sun appears to literally jump into the sea until it completely disappears. But the surprise arrives right afterwards: as soon as the sun sets, thousands of bats leave the underneath cave filling the sky. This scene will leave your breathless.
Petitenget Temple Also known as “pura Petitenghet” among the locals, is a street with plenty of boutiques and small restaurants hidden among trees and brambles…finding it won’t be easy but it will be worth it!
Ubud Monkey Forest Here monkeys wander free and rule. You’ll often find yourself being observed by curious eyes while you visit temples and ruins. Don’t be afraid: they are used to men and they are very friendly, but watch out for you personal belongings…they are also known for being little thieves!
Tirtagangga Water Palace A perfect mix between Balinese and Chinese architecture featuring statues and fountains scattered creating the impression of being suspended on expanse of fresh water.
The Mulia Resort in Nusa Dua A resort that offers many different choices: villas on the water, suites with private beaches and, of course, 10 dining options among restaurants, bars and cafés inside the structure.
Rent a Villa in Canggu The best way to live the vibrant area of Canggu (mostly populated by Australians and Westerners who moved to Bali) is to rent one of the wonderful villas with swimming pool available in the area. The houses are equipped with all possible comforts and usually the rent includes a daily cleaning service and a Balinese cook at your disposal. You think it would be extremely pricy? In Bali all this is possible at a reasonable price, we’ll guarantee it!
Cover via Flickr by Thomas Depenbusch