Bali: Coastal Wonderland

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Curator’s statement

Having traveled to Bali twice now, I'm still finding reasons to go back and check off some things I've yet to do. There are just too many waterfalls to check out and so many things I have yet to try - surfing. The locals were friendly and welcoming, too.

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Where to stay in Bali

COMO Uma Ubud

Luxury resort with a peaceful, serene vibe surrounded by tropical gardens in Ubud.

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  • Food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Complimentary bike rental.

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Alila Seminyak

Modern architecture and faultless service meet at this seaside resort, popular with families and couples alike, near Seminyak town.

Six Senses Uluwatu

An eco-trailblazer in a sacred clifftop setting in southernmost Bali, known for its wellness center, surf breaks and mindfulness-focused kids’ camp.

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  • Your choice of a 30-minute foot massage for two or a body scrub for two.

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Things to do in Bali

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Waterfalls

  • Banyumala Twin Waterfall

  • Tukad Cepung Waterfall (must)

  • Git Git Waterfall (must)

  • Sekempul Waterfall

  • Tegenungan Waterfall

  • Aling Aling Waterfall

Shopping

  • Ubud Traditional Art Market

  • Seminyak Square area

Others

  • Tegallalang Rice Terrace (has a giant swing)

  • Pura Lempuyang Gate

  • Water Temple - Pura Tirta Empul (water purification ceremony)

  • Besakih (Marigold flower fields)

  • Coffee plantation (try luwak coffee)

  • Taman Nasional Bali Barat (see wildlife)

  • Bambu Indah (all things bamboo)

  • Bodyworks (luxury spa)

  • Suluban beach

Day Trips:

Nusa Penida Island

  • Peguyangan Waterfall

  • Angel’s Billabong

  • Broken Beach

  • KelingKling Peak/Beach

  • Crystal Bay Beach

  • Manta Bay (snorkel)

Mt. Batur Hike

  • See sunrise + breakfast with a view.

  • Another option is to take a rental jeep.

Ijen Volcano

  • See blue flames at sunrise.

Places to eat & drink in Bali

An aerial view of the rice terraces during the daytime.
  • Naughty Nuri’s Ubud (best pork ribs)

  • Keramas Aero Park (cool experience)

  • Char Char Bar & Grill (great Indonesian food)

  • Potato Head Beach Club (vibes and dessert was lovely)

  • Le Pirate Beach Club

  • The Lawn

Need to Know

Tips

Where to stay

- Jungle vibes: UBUD

- Beach vibes: KUTA, CANGGU

- Tourist-friendly area: SEMINYAK, KUTA

Getting around

- Hire a driver

- Rent a motorbike

- Walk around

Shopping

- BARGAIN to at least half of what the seller is asking for then work upwards. Most attractions will need you to pay a small fee.

Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Summer days in Cinque Terre, Italy. This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Bali.

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