TWENTY places you should include on your itinerary for your upcoming Bali escape!
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1. ONEEIGHTY – Uluwatu
Located within the estate of Bali’s renowned ‘super villa’ The edge, oneeighty° is a celebration of sophisticated beach culture set 500ft above the Indian Ocean.
2. HIDDEN BEACH OF GUNUNG PAYUNG – Nusa Dua
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This place is quite similar to those epic photos that you could find on desktop wallpapers or postcards. Tranquil blue Indian ocean would definitely refresh your weary mind and soul. Morever, be prepared for some extra legwork to go down to this pristine beach.
3. TAMBLINGAN LAKE – Buleleng
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Tamblingan Lake is located in Buleleng regency. The area is surrounded by forests and mountains that make its weather colder than any other regions in Bali. There, you would witness a breathtaking ancient scenery with its magical mists that you could see with your bare eyes during the dawn.
4. MOUNT BATUR TREKKING – Kintamani
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Amongst several mountains in Bali, we should say that Mount Batur is the friendliest one for amateur hikers like us. Our way to the summit took around one hour and forty minutes. However, if your group is likely to do many stops and breaks during the hike, we recommend you to start earlier so that you would not miss the golden hour.
5. WANAGIRI VILLAGE – Singaraja
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This is the place where you could take photos on swings, bird cage as well as ‘boat’ with the exotic background of Tamblingan Lake. For some of you who always wondered where those photos were taken, Wanagiri Village is the answer. It is very recommended for you to come earlier before the afternoon to avoid the long queue. Well, you are not the only one who wants to post cool photos at this place on Instagram 😉
6. SKY BAR – Nusa Dua
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The Sky Bar is the perfect place to wind down after a day of exploring Bali, lounging at the beach or to simply enjoy the sundown spectrum accompanied by light music and the perfect beachfront view. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon (5 PM) they have live performances to soothe your weekend.
7. PUJA MANDALA – Nusa Dua
Indonesia is a diverse country with five religions which are Islam, Christianity, Catholic, Hinduism and Buddhism. Puja Mandala is a prove that we all are united in peace and harmony and respecting each other. In this place, you could find all of those five worship places within one complex.
8. LA JOYA BIU BIU – Uluwatu
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This place is heaven. You could enjoy a 180 degrees of ocean view, relax in their infinity swimming-pool, dine in the thatched restaurant or discover the Secret Beach. They also have twelve hotel rooms, each with a private garden, 11 Bungalows & 1 Ocean view Cliff Top Bungalow. Entry fee applies.
9. AQUATONIC SPA BY AYANA – Jimbaran
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Ayana is not only famous with its luxurious accommodation in Jimbaran but also with its aquatonic spa. The Aquatonic Pool at their thalasso spa contains 700 million liters of water directly supplied from the underlying Indian Ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures to rebalance mineral deficiencies. Its floating effects enables you to effortlessly exercise your way through 12 hydromassage stations. This is a unique experience to try.
10. LUIGI’S HOT PIZZA – Canggu
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This place sells the best pizza on the island with its funky and edgy ambience. The pizza markers were flown directly from Naples, Italy, the city where pizzas were originally from! Their ‘5 Cheese’ pizza is crazy.
11. FOLK CAFE, POOL & GARDENS – Ubud
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Inspired by the storied culture of Gianyar province, Folk is a “Rumah Makan” celebrating the beautiful imperfections of masyarakat life through art and design. It cleverly pits together the nuances of yesterday against the refinements of today to create a charming clash of cultures.
12. LA BRISA – Canggu
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As we have always predicted that Canggu would be the next must visit region in Bali after Seminyak. La Brisa is the newest beach club in the neighbourhood and opened by the same owners that brought Bali favorites La Plancha, La Favela, La Sicilia and La Laguna to the island. The place is so wonderful, especially during the sunset with Bali’s famous cotton-candy skies.
13. TOYA DEVASYA – Kintamani
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Toya Devasya is a natural hot spring & camping resort in Kintamani. You could enjoy an infinity hot spring pool and sit on the edge of lake Batur with the majestic panorama and the fresh mountain air that would leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
14. YOGA BARN – Ubud
Everybody should agree with us that Ubud would always be the first thing popping up in our mind when it comes to ‘best place for yoga in Bali’. Moreover, in Ubud, there is only one famous yoga place that has been known by tourists from all over the world – Yoga Barn. As a center dedicated to healing and renewal, The Yoga Barn provides a lush and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul right in the center of Ubud, Bali.
15. BALI SEAWALKER – Sanur
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Once in a while, we need to greet and socialise our cute little friends in the sea. Seawalker is ideal for those who would love to explore life under the sea but are not confident swimmers or do not wish to dive. Seawalker is a soft dive system. You’ll be equipped with the latest in marine exploration technology, a helmet with transparent visor, no air tank necessary, so you’re lightweight and flexible.
16. HANDARA GOLF RESORT – Bedugul
Handara is your One-Stop Golf Resort offerings a world class golf course with beautiful setting, cozy accommodation with unique features and great dining with fresh local produce. Its main gate is famous for Intagrammers as an excellent spot to take photos.
17. PURA BESAKIH – Kintamani
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Besakih Temple has stood for over a thousand years, making it one of the most well known and oldest temples in Bali. That’s why, it is called the “Mother Temple”. Best spot to take photo is at the temple gate entrance on top which if you take it during sunrise, Mount Agung would clearly show itself and be your background.
18. RUMAH LUWIH – Gianyar
Rumah Luwih is a private lavish residence that is magnificently styled after a classic colonial Indonesian mansion. The hotel is so vintage yet elegant and perfect for an intimate wedding. You could come and enjoy their classic afternoon tea with the view of Nusa Pesida. This is an ideal choice for honeymooners and couples alike.
19. MARIGOLD FIELDS – Bedugul
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Just like Provence has its well known lavender field, Bali also has this stunning field full of marigolds. Take a drive between Kintamani and Bedugul and you can see vibrant marigolds growing in fields alongside the road.
20. BANYUMALA WATERFALL – Singaraja
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Talking about waterfalls, Bali has so many gorgeous hidden waterfalls. It is always best to travel with a local guide that would tell you these hidden gems on the island. One of the pristine waterfalls in Bali is this twin waterfall or Banyumala waterfall. It is called ‘twin’ due to the two parallel waterfalls. The location is close to Wanagiri Village and Tamblingan Lake.