The Island of Love boasts many exciting activities at extremely affordable prices, which is no surprise why countless of foreigners flock to Bali all year round – and we are no exception. Over the past years, we have embarked on cafe-hopping adventures, stayed in luxurious beach resorts and also thoroughly explored Ubud.
After a thorough research, we are here to share with you Bali’s top drinking spots for the best sunset. From Uluwatu’s El Kabron Restaurant & Beach Club to Seminyak’s Double-Six Rooftop, here is our guide to 8 Best Bars in Bali to catch the sunset.
Ubud is an unmissable enchanting destination for countless of reasons and over the years, the Balinese town has built up quite a reputation for itself with its impressive selection of healthy cafes. These casual Indonesian eateries are characterised by its affordability and deliciousness – no wonder, the expat community is growing exponentially!
From dessert speciality Caramel Patisserie & Cafe, third-wave coffee shop Seniman Coffee Studio to organic bistro Clear Cafe, here is our Guide to 12 Awesome Cafes in Ubud, Bali.
The organic dining scene in Ubud, Bali is flourishing. Health food restaurant Sari Organik is one of the pioneers that every foodie traveller should make a point to dine at. It is, undeniably, our favourite eatery among the gorgeous paddy fields in Bali.
The humble eatery first opened about 12 years ago with a focus on organic and sustainable produce. The family-run business is located right in the remote rice paddies where cars are prohibited to traverse through. You have to arrive either via a motorbike or by foot – which is quite a walk, but well worth it.
Despite its obscure location, the green restaurant sees no lack of patrons on a daily basis.
Updated on 12 Feb 2016
Naughty Nuri’s - famous for its wicked pork ribs and cocktails – is opening its first restaurant in Singapore at Capitol Piazza in January 2016.
For so many years now, we have been hooked to their smokey ribs, and now, we need not travel to Bali for it.
If we were running away from the world, you’d probably find us at W Retreat & Spa Bali. It is one of our all-time favourites in the Island of Gods, and there is no reason to not swing by for a resort getaway.
Well, if we really need to dig out one to justify our recent trip back to the property, it is because Starfish Bloo – a gorgeous restaurant and seaside beach club that serves Pan-Asian cuisine in a classy and stylish setting – has a new chef leading the team. That only means more yums for the tums, right?
Having worked in Beijing for two years, Chef Matthew McCool is no stranger to Asian food. That aside, he has an admirable resume working under world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay at his three-star Michelin restaurant in London, Tom Aikens and two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce, and Altitude Restaurant at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel which earned three hats from the prestigious Gault&Millau Australia and won Restaurant of the Year at the Tourism Accommodation Awards in 2014.
Bali is one happening island to take a holiday at. We love that Indonesian island so much that we visit it at least thrice a year! It is a popular destination for nomads too, and we know of many who make Bali their base because it makes such a relaxing office – with good food and coffee on top of free wifi, of course.
So what is it like over at the Island of Gods? You might think they are pretty undeveloped, but the cafe scene is a booming one and there is always so much fanfare about the wondrous themes and incredible menus. A cup of quality flat white can be as cheap as S$2, and a generous stack of pancakes would surprise you with a S$4 price tag.
Let’s just say cafe-hopping at Bali is for all, because it is impossible to not fall in love with chic spaces, good food and coffee – all at unbeatable prices. In this guide, we let you in to our regular haunts and picks of the year, as well as some thematic restaurants that serves eclectic menus at cafe prices.
Here are 16 cafes in Bali that offer you unique dining experiences without breaking the bank.
If you have been following our Instagram account, you would have seen (and possibly be blown away) by our live feed during our week-long stay at The Mulia, Mulia Resorts and Villas last month. It was a good week of Heaven on Earth.
Bali is a familiar ground that we visit several times a year, and we have stayed at so many resorts and villas before, but nothing takes the cake like The Mulia does. “Sometimes, you have to believe before you can see,” a constant thought on our minds as we explored the large compound. Every area had something to impress, every landscape touched us like a fairytale.
It is nothing quite like what you would expect from Bali – it redefines stunning on a whole new level, much more than what you would think of from the Island of Gods. The sheer space, the grandeur of the Greek architecture, every single fine detail, the unrivalled luxury and unparalleled beauty; all these are but mere words until you set foot on this paradise – to believe, and to see for yourself what The Mulia Bali has to offer. Sitting at the coastline of Nusa Dua, the property boasts a beach front view, and life is awesome just lounging at the cabanas, sipping cocktails with our favourite books, and daydreaming while staring at the boundless skies and vast horizons.
Comprising three connecting grounds, the property is made up of The Mulia – an oasis of serenity, with luxurious suites and a classy tea room; Mulia Resorts – the main wing of rooms and its fleet of restaurants and deli; and Villas – various villas (up to 6 bedrooms) that are well-nestled in an abundance of greenery and coveted peace. And we lost count of the number of pools there are within the property because there will always be one for us to dive in no matter which part we were at!
We could stay there forever and be lost in paradise, and here are 12 reasons why you must stay at The Mulia, Mulia Resorts and Villas in Bali.
Fancy restaurants, cool beach clubs, and chic lifestyle boutiques – that makes up Seminyak, perhaps one of the most popular destinations in Bali. But if you like partying or surfing, backpackers’ heaven in Kuta is the place for you. For those who are on a journey to seek solace and to hideaway in peace and calmness, the luxury 5-star beach resorts in Nusa Dua will be your cup of tea.
Couples on honeymoon should check out romantic villas in Jimbaran – a sleepy seaside village known for the freshest seafood and gorgeous sunsets. Ubud, the heart and soul of the real Bali, remains a popular spot for visitors who are seeking spiritual enlightenment and cultural realisations.
Here is our Bali’s destination travel guide where we cover the five different areas on the island of Gods.