Our holiday specialists know Bali like the back of their hand. Stephanie Jones is our experienced destination specialist and we’ve picked her brain to find the hottest places to visit in Bali right now. Here are Stephanie’s top ten recommendations to visit on your trip to Bali.
1. Best Cafe in Bali
There are plenty of cafes scattered around Bali, but a certain standout is Grain located in beautiful Seminyak. Grain is a contemporary, European-style cafe that serves plenty of healthy food options. Open 7:30am to 10pm daily, you can visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any meal in between. Meal prices at Grain are very reasonable and ranges between AUD$10 and AUD$20 for a main meal and less than AUD$5 for a cup of coffee. A must-try for caffeine fiends is the specialty of Indonesian coffee. Add a side of the freshly-baked cake and enjoy.
2. Best Beach in Bali
If you’re on the hunt for crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, you’re going to want to take a trip to Uluwatu. Located just 45 minutes from popular Seminyak and the country’s capital, Denpasar, you will find an oasis below the Uluwatu cliffs. We recommend enjoying Uluwatu from the comfort of the Karma Kandara’s Beach Club at Karma Beach.
3. Best Evening Meal in Bali
We couldn’t pick just one – so here are three. For a reasonably priced meal approx. AUD$10 to AUD$20, head to Biku in Seminyak. Biku specialises in Indonesian and Balinese meals with a western twist. Motel Mexicola is arguably one of the most popular dining destinations in Seminyak. The colourful restaurant serves delicious Mexican food before turning into a party destination later in the evening. Prices range from about AUD$20 to AUD$30 for the main meal. For classy dining by the beach look no further than Sundara in Jimbaran. The beach club-style dining serves the most delicious seafood accompanied by a breathtaking view of Jimbaran Bay. Main meals start at AUD$30 but undoubtedly worth every dollar.
4. Best Sunday Morning Brunch in Bali
The best Sunday Morning Brunch award goes to Starfish Bloo at the W, Seminyak. Between 7 – 10:30 am Monday to Sunday as well as a special Sunday brunch service 12 – 3:30 pm you can enjoy some of the most delicious brunch foods like pancakes, eggs, fresh juice, coffee and plenty more.
5. Best Surf Spot in Bali
The best surf spot in Bali is no doubt Padang Padang. Nicknamed the ‘Pipeline of Bali’ the surf break is a long and steep wave that breaks on a shallow reef. If you’re confident on your board, this is a surf break you won’t want to miss.
6. Best Yoga Class in Bali
For the ultimate Balinese yoga experience, visit Intuitive Flow in the village of Penestanan, Ubud. Intuitive Flow is a quiet yoga studio surrounded by tall glass windows that provide breathtaking views of the forests below. Totally zen.
7. Best Spa in Bali
Nestled in Seminyak’s busy city is a hidden day spa called Body Works. After 20 years in business, Body Works has solidified its place as one of the best day spas in Bali and delivers the highest standard of Indonesian healing techniques.
8. Best Fashion and Jewellery Shops in Bali
Seminyak is a hot spot for good quality fashion and jewellery. These are our holiday specialist’s top recommendations: ● Somewhere Store ● Buddha Wear ● Joy Jewelry
9. Best Bar/ Beach Club in Bali
When it comes to Beach Clubs, nothing beats Finn’s Beach Club in Canggu. Fitted-out with four pools, nine bars, six restaurants and daily DJ’s, you’ll want to make sure you get in early and spend the entire day taking in one of the world’s best beach clubs.
10. Best Homewares in Bali
Balinese people are professionals when it comes to making high quality, beautiful homeware pieces. Our favourite stores are Mercredi and Kim Soo, both located in the heart of Seminyak. Book your Bali Holiday Today To find out more and to book your ultimate Bali holiday speak to one of our friendly holiday specialists today.