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Sanur, South Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
Bunutan, Abang, Seraya Bar., Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
It's quite a hike to Lempuyang temple, which sits at the summit of Mount Lempuyang, 1,058 feet above sea level, but it's worth every one of those thousand(ish) steps. Time your trip to arrive at sunrise, when the view of Mount Agung to the north...
Jalan Suweta No. 88, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Warung Bodag Maliah, often just called Sari Organik is a fabulously simple spot with a view to die for about 2km up a twisty ricefield path to the north of Jalan Raya, Ubud. The menu features a rainbow of fruits and vegetables from the Sari...
Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important and most iconic temples on Bali, which also makes it one of the most visited. It is one of the six cardinal temples, and on a very clear day you can see all the way to Uluwatu Temple on the very...
Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Alchemy is one of the most popular spots on the Ubud clean eating scene and it's also one of the most serious. It offers everything from raw and vegan food, an amazing salad and juice bar, eco and body friendly products and if you really want to...
Jl. Hanoman No.44B, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Kafe opened in 2005 and hasn't been empty since. It is a staple for the yoga crowd, but also anyone looking for a nice fresh salad, tasty sandwiches, and a great selection of Mexican, Indian and Asian dishes. The cakes, pies and biscuits are also...
Jl. Gootama, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Soma is a cafe with a huge heart in the very center of Ubud. The crowd here is pretty hippie-dippie but bursting with health and love. The menu is interesting and varied and their specialty hand-milled flours, raw chocolate treats, and live foods...
Jl. Oberoi No.11 Gg. Cargo- Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bali Boat Shed is an eye-catching candy-colored boutique on one of the trendiest corners of Seminyak. Showcasing a huge range of local designers, it really does have unique items you won't find anywhere else. The selection of women's clothes,...
Jl. Drupadi No.56, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Kreol Kitchen is one of the newest additions to the Seminyak cafe scene and is a small, friendly place with an eclectic mix of food. Although the name suggests (and they claim to be) a soul food joint, the menu actually features more Aussie...
No., Jl. Kayu Jati No.3x, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
As you can see by the picture, Kody & Ko is a mad mix of fluorescent housewares, clothes, and accessories. It's pretty hard to pass by without at least having a peek and trying out the fantastically comfy beanbags and peacock chairs. Even if the...
Jalan Drupadi II No. 09, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80316, Indonesia
Dupa is where to go when you can't decide what to eat. With Baby Biku, Thai Corner and Switch all on the menu you have the option of anything from Pad Thai to high tea.Sandwiches from Switch are filling, tasty and fresh and the juices and...
Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Balinese people have taken ritual baths in the waters of Tirta Empul since it was founded in 962. The waters are believed to have healing powers, both physically and spiritually, so people come from all over the island to purify...
Jl. Kayu Jati No. 2, Petitenget, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bodyworks is an oldie but a goodie. It's been around for 15 years and has had consistently excellent service and a wide range of treatments with reasonable prices that makes it the go-to spa for tourists and expats alike. The decor is a slightly...
Jl. Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra km 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia
Safari parks aren't usually top of my to do lists on holiday, but I have to admit it wasn't just the kids that enjoyed Bali Safari and Marine Park. To start off with we saw the piranha feeding, a chicken carcass being lowered into the tank, which...
Kayubihi, Bangli Sub-District, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia
The hot springs at Mount Batur are rich in minerals and said to heal rheumatism, muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue, and even to enhance fertility. Even if you don't have any such complaints, soaking in these pools and looking out over the lake is...
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
The Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort & Spa has become an icon of Bali's new wave of luxurious resorts that incorporate modern architecture with the natural beauty of the island. The bar teeters over the edge of the precipitous cliffs facing out into...
No., Jl. Petitenget No.88, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The Salty Seagull is one of the newest additions to Seminyak's trendy Jalan Petitenget. The shockingly bright colors, mish-mash of patterns, paintings and twinkly lights make it pretty hard to miss and to resist. The fish and chips are tasty and...
Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
As well as being one of the best restaurants in Bali, Metis also has a gallery/shop full of amazing antiques from around Asia. The range of items in the collection is broad, but the buyers choose only the most unique and finely crafted objects so...
Jl. Gn. Sari No.1, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
As in most tourist towns it can be tough to find places to eat in Ubud that aren’t just full of other tourists eating what locals eat but paying 3 times the price. Mangga Madu is one of those rare finds that caters to expats, locals and tourists....
Lovina Beach, Anturan, Buleleng Sub-District, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Lovina is a quiet beach village way up on the north coast of Bali. Back in the 1980’s and 90’s it was a bustling tourist destination, but since the bombs in 2002 and 2005, tourism in the north has been pretty much wiped out leaving Lovina and its...
Jl. Kayu Aya No.72, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
It's hard to stand out in such a fancy crowd in Seminyak, but Chandi most certainly does. Its stylish interior and 8 meter hand-carved bar are gorgeous but also cozy. The food doesn't disappoint either. Owner and Head Chef Agung Nugroho cooked in...
Villa Kama Kandara, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Di Mare really takes the cake when it comes to best views, although it does feel a bit like you might disappear off the edge before the appetizers arrive. It's a great romantic spot and is lovely for lunch, but of course most people like to arrive...
Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
The beautiful botanical gardens in Bedugul are not only home to an amazing selection of plants and flowers but also Bali Treetop Adventure. The whole family can enjoy swinging, climbing and leaping through the trees. There are different courses...
Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning No.6, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The lovely Ibu Ayu at d'waroeng is a nothing short of brilliant. The food she turns out of a tiny dark kitchen on the main road in Nyuh Kuning just outside Ubud, is delicious, free from MSG and just like home cooking. The ayam bakar (grilled...
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The ridge walk is an absolute must while you're in Ubud. Walking out of Ubud to the west you will see the Ibah hotel on your right as you go down the hill to the river in Campuhan. If you go into the driveway of the hotel there is a small sign...
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Named one of the world's best restaurants in 2009 (as well as winning a number of other accolades), Mozaic stands apart from just about every other dining experience in Bali. Mozaic offers four 6-course tasting menus that include wine with every...
Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar Wijaya Kusuma Ungasan Benoa Kuta Sel., Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Karma Spa is a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon being pampered. It's simple but luxurious, and the treatments combined with the sea breeze leave you feeling light and fresh. If you want something a bit more specific for a medical condition or...
Jl. Belimbing Sari, Tambiyak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan Pecatu Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Perched more than 300 feet over the famous surf beaches of Uluwatu, on the west side of Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu looks like a collection of oversized modern bird cages teetering on limestone cliffs. Palm trees and...
Jl. Banjar Baung Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Translated as “beautiful bamboo,” Bambu Indah is a passion project of jewelry designers and founders of the nearby Green School, John and Cynthia Hardy. Canadian and American expats living in Bali for more than 30 years, the Hardys...
Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Antique wooden homes, decorated with bright cushions and religious artifacts, cluster around gardens and a saltwater pool like a tiny Hindu village. It’s hard to believe Desa Seni is only a short drive from the crowded beaches and shopping...
Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
The Four Seasons Resort at Sayan is a tropical paradise shrouded in giant palms and ferns, set along the sacred Ayung River. Guests descend to the bedrooms of their teakwood villas from lily ponds, and possible views include rice terraces and...
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
A small group of boutique hotels in and around the arts enclave of Ubud, Komaneka Resorts was founded to celebrate Indonesian and Balinese art. Komaneka at Bisma, nestled into the jungle near the center of Ubud, is more minimalist than some of the...
Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, Indonesia
Terracotta and thatched-roof residences with spring water infinity pools jut from the hillsides and line the Ayung River at this 22-acre retreat outside Ubud. Everything, from the dining experiences to the custom health programs, is designed to...
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