Discovering Bali Part II

2019 was definitely not our year and 2020 feels like a decade already. It has been a long while since we’ve visited this space but here we are, lockdowned like the rest of the world, daydreaming of places we’ve been and other destinations we would love to see.  Despite people reading less and scrolling more, we still find ourselves checking out articles and recommendations every time we are planning for a trip. 

So here you go: Discovering Bali Part II!

I am sure that after this pandemic is over one of the first things we would like to do, after hugging all our friends and family, is to travel somewhere.

Seminyak Beach

Located to the north of Kuta, Seminyak beach brings you an impressive 5km stretch of fine sand and cool waves perfect for children and families. Surrounded by beach bars and restaurants, it is the perfect place for sundowners. Be ready for a magical sunset!

La Plancha – Seminyak beach

Potato Beach Club

Probably one of the most famous beach clubs in Bali. This place is perfect for sunbathing, music, food and cocktails. We actually spent the whole day there! The infinity pool, the vibes and the great music makes it hard to leave.

Potato Head Beach Club stung facade built from recycled materials

There is no entrance fee, however, if you want a poolside day bed you need to spend around IDR 500,000 = 30 USD

Jimbaran Beach

We wanted to visit this beach famous for all the great seafood restaurants they offer. It is also surrounded by many 5- stars hotels and luxury bars. It is a pretty beach but we were a bit disappointed because some zones were full of trash. I just recommend this place if you really want to enjoy good food.

Petitenget Beach

Located in the north of Seminyak beach, this is the perfect beach for you to relax. Away from all the crowds, no shops and bars, I felt I had the all beach for myself!

Uluwatu Temple

Located in Uluwatu, this Balinese Hindu sea temple offers you magnificent ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. There are also many cultural performances and shows done in the evening which you can enjoy.

Sunset by the Uluwatu temple

Beware of the monkeys so avoid wearing sunglasses.

Entrance Fee: IDR. 30,000 per person = 2 USD
Uluwatu Temple Kecak Dance: IDR. 100,00 = 6 USd
Note: You need to wear a sarong if your legs are visible. They will give you one in the entrance free of charge.

Pura Lempuyang Temple

Located in the slope of Mount Lempuyang 2 hours away from Seminyak, this is one of the most beautiful temples we have visited. Nicknamed as the gates of heaven, this place captures the view of the mountains and volcano. It is usually very crowded after Instagram made this location popular. Thus, you have to queue for a couple hours to get your picture. Try to come pretty early.

Picture taken by my iPhone using a mirror to get this effect.

Sanur Beach/ Nusa penida island

Located in the southeast of the island and around 30 minutes from Kuta, we discovered this laid back beach when we wanted to take a boat to Nusa Penida Island. By far my favorite place in Bali, we cant wait to go back and spend a couple of days there.

Sanur Beach

Nusa Penida Island

Other Places

I don’t know if I should do a blog post regarding all the places where we ate. But I just can summarize the food in Bali with one word: amazing!
All the places have amazing food, great vibes and beautiful decoration.

Sea Circus – Seminyak
Motel Mexicola – Seminyak
Kynd Community -Seminyak
Mad Pops – Seminyak

More places to visit:
La Laguna – Canggu
Coffee Cartel – Seminyak
Strawberry Fields – Seminyak
Nalu Bowls – Seminyak

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