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.
With so many good restaurants and warungs (local eateries) in Ubud, we have barely scratched the tip of the iceberg. But we hope that this list will get you started during your next trip to Ubud, and hopefully, it will spark off your wanderlust in you and have you returning to the arts & cultural centre of Bali on many more adventures in the future. Here is our guide to Ubud’s 10 Best Places to Eat.
Bali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the region, and if you are bringing your special half there to celebrate a important occasion, one great place that we highly recommend is Metis Restaurant in Jalan Petitenget, widely regarded as the culinary epicentre in Bali.
Metis Restaurant specialises in French cuisine, and it has a spectacular view overlooking the paddy fields. It is a venue that is suitable for all-day dining and any occasion.
It is the kind of place where you bring your date to impress, and a sure way to sweep her off her feet. The best part of it all? It is not expensive to dine at Metis. The 2-course set lunch is only Rp 90,000++, while most of the main courses on the lunch menu are between Rp 50,000 to Rp 100,000.
When you are tired from work and need a short escape from the hectic life, go to The Stones Hotel Bali – the first autograph collection hotel in Asia managed by Marriott.
Tucked away at the Legian strip is a simple and unpretentious resort in Bali that has just opened its doors last October; compact yet spacious within, with a pool that is tiled with blue gradients and near rooms overlooking either the pool or the garden.
Photo credit: Willmeyrick.com
Chef Will Meyrick, affectionally known as the Street Food Chef, is one of the most well-known chefs in Bali. After successful stints with two of Sydney’s top tables – Longrain and Jimmy Liks – he started his flagship restaurant Sarong in Jalan Petitenget. Besides Sarong, he also runs Mama San and E&O. We had a chat with him to find out more about his restaurants, his take on street food, as well as his opinion on Bali’s dining scene.
This guide to Bali’s best restaurants was last updated on 19 Mar 2015.
Bali is Indonesia’s favourite poster boy for tourism; it is the most popular tourist spot in the country and it is understandable why visitors flock there every so often for the beaches, clubbing, and cultural sights. And now, it is safe to say that Bali is also one of Asia’s most vibrant dining destinations where you can get not just good local Indonesian food, but also fine dining restaurants that are of international standards.
Besides staying at chic and swanky resorts, we also checked out many amazing dining concepts which include restaurants like Mama San, Petitenget and Merah Putih at Jalan Petitenget. Perennial favourites such as Ku De Ta and Potato Head remain at the forefront of the local F&B scene. There are so many good restaurants and bars that it is impossible to visit all of them.
Here is our Bali Food Guide of 34 of the best restaurants, eateries, cafes & bars that you have to visit on the Island of Gods.
Barbecued pork ribs are one of my all-time favourite food. To me, the perfect BBQ pork ribs are not only fork-tender, but they must also be succulent and slightly charred on the outside. Coated with an addictive BBQ sauce, they are unbeatable!
The pork ribs from Naughty Nuri’s Warung belong to this category. I am going out on a limb to say that their pork ribs are life-changing, and they are definitely one of the best that I have ever had. The pork ribs are so good that you would lick your fingers and plate clean. Trust me, you will see BBQ pork ribs in a very different light after trying the ones from Naughty Nuri’s Warung.
Wicked ribs and brutal cocktails. Enough said. This is a place that you must not miss in Bali.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Jalan Batubelig, 41
Kerobokan, Denpasar, Bali
Tel: +62 361 8476722
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
From chic beach clubs to swanky bars, there are no lack of trendy drinking spots in Bali. The places that we have included in this list boast an address that any nightspot will covet.
Here is a guide to Bali’s best Beach Clubs & Bars.