A Mini Guide to Bali’s Secrets
By Tanya Haroun
You will adore the boutiques in Seminyak, plenty of cute places to buy different things and not expensive. Here are few of my favorites shops, restaurants in Bali and places to stay in Bali! Traveling to Bali is for everyone!
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When in Bali
Shop in Seminyak
Have breakfast at Sisterfield’s and Shelter.
Sisterfield’s is right in the heart of Seminyak, besides Seminyak Square, on the main street Jl Kayu aya. Shelter is on another street
Have dinner in
La Favela Try to book the private rooms. Such a cool place. On the weekend, it turns into a dancing place too. Food is international, a mix of Brazilian/French…
Mama San Asian (also on Main Street) you can also have lunch there
Mera Putih Indonesian Fusion. (You need to reserve)
Sardine Also needs prior booking. (expensive but great sea food)
Sarong The 3 times I’ve been there I haven’t been able to get a table as it’s always booked. So make sure you book in advance and let me know how it goes!
Ku De Ta For Sunset
Potato Head Beach club. Overrated… But you can try it if you really wanna.
Desa Seni Yoga/Peace. Go for breakfast, they grow their own food, all healthy and clean. You have free access to their pool during the week if you go eat there, or do yoga. I would highly suggest you get a massage there! SO GOOD! expensive but worth it!!! So I reckon, go in around 11. Have a juice, do a 90 min massage. Chill by the pool. Order some food. and enjoy!
La Laguna The new place to be. I haven’t been, and it’s the same people who did Favela. Super cool for a sunset apparently, and if there’s a DJ afterwards, you can party!
When in Canggu
Canggu is a little village to disconnect
Kirana Hotel Affordable, serviced, clean. They also have bicycles available to rent FOC and go around town. It is located a few minutes from everything, so is perfect for a local getaway. Small pool. 2 Restaurants. Excellent price.
Radian Villa Large independent villas – 2 pools. No restaurants or F&B options. Good location.
Dine & Drink in
Oldman’s Everybody’s favourite since it’s on the beach, open all day long, has wifi, great from breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks… the town’s icon!!
Monsieur Spoon Breakfast at Monsieur Spoon is just a piece of Europe in Asia. I think I had the best ham and cheese croissant of my life there!
Crate For the hipsters and healthier choice, head to Crate for an authentic picture perfect breakfast.
Spa & Massage
I’m a big fan of massages, so if you want something nearby, head towards:
Canggu is a perfect surfer spot. Quite a difficult spot for beginners, as it can be challenging, but makes the perfect spot for sunset. Catch a sun-downer watching surfers end their day on Echo Beach. A good spot is Sandy Beach, super chill and basic. *Inside tip After parties are usually held there after concerts at Deus!
Echo beach Also has a seafood BBQ every evening by the beach.
Visit or stay in Nusa Duaa & Uluwatu
Went to nearby Uluwatu and wish we had gone there instead! Possibly the best area to watch the sunset in Bali, because the southern coast is surrounded by high cliffs.
Single Fin A beautiful setting for food and drinks. A must visit in the south. The waters are for pro surfers, so you can enjoy great shows and competitions in that spot.
Karma Kandara A beach club in the area is a fancier version of Balinese beaches. Prior reservations are required and an entrance fee is set. Food and drinks are very good there, but obviously come at a pricier cost.