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Bali vacation travel guide 2022

Published: 16-05-2022 - Last Edited: 22-05-2022

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What’s in the Bali vacation travel guide?

A Bali vacation is truly one for the books! This island has an abundance of wonderful places to eat, stay, shop, rejuvenate, and most importantly, do yoga. Our thoughtfully-curated guide to narrows it down to some of the finest spots to help make your life easier.

Over the years we have discovered remarkable places that would suit a variety of budgets and tastes.

Find the tastiest and most creative healthy restaurants, scenic and original boutique hotels, markets or stores with an ethical tagline, idyllic spas or wellness centers, innovative yoga studios as well as iconic landmarks waiting to be explored… the list goes on.

Who is this Bali vacation travel guide for?

We have created this unique guide with the modern yogi in mind. A guide for inspired, curious and conscious individuals seeking one-of-a-kind experiences to play, rest, learn and grow.

It is particularly suited to those with an interest in exploring, shopping, dining, and relaxing amongst health-conscious and ethical business minds.

Our suggestions meet a variety of budgets but they ultimately aim to add value to your journey so that you can enjoy the best of Bali and continue to gather meaningful and lasting experiences.

On your way to your Bali vacation

Before jetting off to your Bali vacation, there are just a few things to take note of. Being prepared ahead of time will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime!





Visas (updated on May 12th 2022)

Before booking your Bali vacation, it is important that your passport be valid for 6 months from the date of arrival.

At the moment you can enter with a visa on arrival given for 30 days which is perfect for a short holiday and extendable for an extra 30 days for about 880,00 IDR.

Any other reasons for your visit other than for tourist purposes must be checked beforehand.

At the time of writing this article there is another way to enter the country, which is with a Business Visa. Although the law has just changed and the Business visa can be extended up to 150-180 days for 3.300,000 IDR each time (each 30 days after the first 60 days), however check with a local agent. Proof of two doses of vaccination is required for both types of visas.

Here is the contact of a reputable Visa Agency:

Mass Travel

WhatsApp @ Ella: tel:+62-819-1610-0924

Money

The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah – Rp, also known as IDR. You can take cash out at the airport with money changers and will find ATMs once you are on the island (they do limit the amount of cash that can be withdrawn around 1,500,000 – 3,000,000 IDR).

For most restaurants, hotels and outdoor activities, you can use your international credit cards, however most of the local smaller shops will only accept cash.

Sim card

As soon as you arrive at the airport, you may purchase a SIM card with 3G or 4G internet data or locally known as Pulsa.

There will be plenty of places on the island to top up on your data if it runs out. You can look for small shops selling cellphones or any larger supermarket such as a Mini Mart, Circle K or Pepito.

Transport

Check with your accommodation as most hotels will offer transport from the airport. There are plenty of taxi drivers waiting for you, ready to kick off your Bali vacation!

If you are going to the Canggu or Seminyak area the cost should be from 200,000 – 250,000 IDR to Ubud or Uluwatu 250,000 – 350,000 IDR.

For getting around Bali, taxis, Gojek, and Grab are easy to find and transport is never an issue anywhere you are.

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When is the best time for a Bali Vacation

Although Bali’s temperatures are pretty stable throughout the year, there is a distinct wet and dry season.

The dry season in Bali

The dry season, which runs from April to October, is the best time to visit Bali. The lack of rain throughout this season makes tourists in Bali more comfortable. The dry season in Bali offers mild temperatures with little rain and humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as yoga, treking, exploring, and sunbathing.

This glorious weather, however, does not come cheap. The peak tourist season on the island occurs during these months. Room rates rise in July and August, so book early to avoid paying increased prices. You’ll often find discounted accomadation costs if you book just before (April, May, or June) or just after (September) peak season.


The wet season in Bali

Bali receives a lot of rain from Noember to March. In fact, there are very few days in January when it does not rain. The combination of humidity and high temperatures (averaging 90 degrees Fahrenheit) means you may wish to avoid these months. Another disadvantage of the rain is reduced visibility at the region’s dive spots, as well as persistent mosquitos. However, if you’re looking to save money and avoid tourism’s busy period, it would be the best time to visit Bali.


Key events to consider for your Bali Vacation

March:

Nyepi is a public holiday in Indonesia and a day of silence, meditation, and fasting. Bare in mind shops and even Denpasar airport will be closed.

May:

The Bali Spirit Festival, a vibrant celebration of yoga, music, and art, located in Ubud.

June – July:

The Bali Arts Festival is one of the island’s most popular events. This month-long celebration of Balinese culture takes place in Denpasar.

August:

The 17th of August marks Indonesian Independence Day (or Hari Merdeka), celebrated with parades and outdoor activities.

November:

Galungan, a 10-day festival commemorating the triumph of good over evil. If you’re traveling for a Hindu festival, keep in mind that Hindus in Bali often celebrate holidays differently than Hindus in India. For example, the Galungan feast is not observed in India but is very important in Bali.

Navigate this Bali vacation travelguide through 10 distinct sections

STAY

We diligently selected some of our favorite places to stay, from boutique hotels, eco-lodges, resorts, and retreat centers to extraordinary private villas.

The collection includes places with outstanding décor, sustainability standards, overall charm, the best services, and striking locations. Overall we highly value very small boutique hotels or private villas (and there are plenty in Bali), for they give you the feeling of being immediately immersed in the ultimate Bali vacation experience.

EAT

If there is one thing you won’t be short of in Bali, it is that of food choices, as it has become a foodie’s Mecca! In the last five years, Bali has seen an explosion of a variety of cuisines, with a strong move towards healthy eating from vegan, plant-based and raw food to innovative local “farm to table” concepts.

As well as the healthy food craze, different tastes from around the world can be explored from Italian dishes to Mexican and Japanese cuisines, there is so much more to be found and all of a high standard and quality.

MEDITATE

Lull the senses and settle into your ultimate serenity in the spiritual haven of Bali. Affectionately known as ‘Island of the Gods’, it’s no surprise that it has become home to so many ethereal practices and traditions.

A Bali vacation provides the perfect base from which to explore your soul. You’ll be guided to your inner silence at retreat centers and meditation classes nestled among lush rice paddies or by the soothing ocean. Once you arrive, all that will be left to do is to sit on your cushion!

SPA

The Balinese are reputed for their soothing and healing massages, this is the time and place for truly reconnecting to your senses. Most of the spas that we select will transport you through a rejuvenating experience, using natural Balinese scents in locally made products and with a huge selection of treatments like: mobile, at home sugar waxing Bali, the choices to spoil yourself are plenty!

PLAY

Play is an important part of life. Take the time to explore the island of Bali with unique activities that will lift your spirit and move your body.

From scuba diving in the North to ecstatic dancing in Ubud, Bali is not short of fun things to do! With a selection of beautiful beaches on the island make the most of your Bali vacation in the sun and sand.

Explore the lush green landscape of Bali on day trips around the island, discovering the rice fields, forests, Balinese temples, natural hot springs, and culture of the island.

TRY

Bali is blessed with a melange of artisan delicacies and delights. This is where our passion lies and we are so happy to share our treasure trove of secret treats with you.

The forward-thinking food scene here is as colorful as the surrounding nature and fabulous fruit. What better place to hop on board the latest trends in culinary culture and wellness than in the ever-inventive Bali.

Refresh your senses and discover the endless possibilities generated by the island in the art of creation.

SHOP

Creativity and visual aesthetic flourish at every turn on the island, making it is a treasure trove for exquisite goods to be found.

The land fuels artistic talents from local artisans to expat designers, with products fabricated from the surrounding land that include wood, stone, dyed fabrics, and woven products.

You can hunt down a selection of high-end, quality goods in the boutiques or markets (where bargaining is acceptable). Finding homemade cosmetics, art and crafts, paintings, designer clothes, and delicately crafted jewelry can serve as a delightful treasure hunt.

BEAUTY

It is our mission to discover and recommend the very best in clean and natural beauty brands.

Bali is becoming the center of the Universe for holistic health and wellness; let your beauty products be part of that equation. Read on to learn about some of our favorite natural, luxurious, and effective beauty lines found here in beautiful Bali.

YOGA

With a huge following of all yoga practices and levels of yoga, there is a class for everyone and there are no excuses to not do yoga on this Bali vacation.

With an abundance of yoga studios and shalas, you can find the right atmosphere and scene that best suits your yoga practice. Whether you want to sweat it out in a Vinyasa flow at an advanced level or relax and breath in a gentle Yin practice, the options are endless make Bali a unique yoga destination.

Beginners to advanced practitioners can make the most of their yoga holiday and in doing so, expand and heal your mind, body and soul.

HEAL

Synonymous with healing, seekers have been coming to Bali for decades to nourish their mind, body, and soul. Recuperate by discovering the powerful gifts of local healers or by immersing yourself in a ceremony in one of the many sacred temples.

Bali’s nurturing energy has drawn innovative therapies from all over the world and you will find ancient rituals and new-age workshops abound. The power of nature, atmosphere, and ocean will all add to the sense that your heart has been wrapped in velvet as you return home at peace and restored.

Places to visit on your Bali vacation

We’ve organized our categories of STAY, EAT, MEDITATE, SPA, PLAY, TRY, SHOP, BEAUTY, YOGA, and HEAL into areas to make planning your Bali vacation even more stress-free. These locations are:

CANGGU


EAT – STAY – SP


SEMINYAK

EAT – STAY – SPA


UBUD

EAT – STAY – SPA


ULUWATU

EAT – STAY – SPA


SANUR

EAT – STAY – SPA


NORTH BALI – AMED | PEMUTERAN

EAT – STAY – SPA


THE GILI ISLANDS – GILI AIR | GILI MENO

LOMBOK
EAT – STAY – SPA

CANGGU

Canggu village has been our home for six years now, so we know all the best spots for the modern yogi. Its serene rice fields, stunning beaches, and abundance of delicious places to eat, make it our favorite place on the island. Here are some of our favorite places to stay, eat, do yoga, meditate, shop, play, and heal.

WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU ON YOUR BALI VACATION

Where you stay is important. That’s why we’ve curated the island’s most breathtaking accommodations just for you. Stay in style.

STAY | CANGGU

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Hotel Tugu Bali

Aiming to showcase the romance within the art, history, and culture of Indonesia, Hotel Tugu Bali’s decor features a vast collection of priceless Indonesian antiques and artwork. The aesthetics blend pure tropical luxury with an out-of-the-ordinary ambiance.

Our favourite part about the hotel is the exclusive cultural experiences only available to guests. You’ll be transported back in time through lavish feasts and banquets of kings from the 14th century, or through humble village dinners of Java and Bali where food is cooked in terracotta pots over wood fires.

Experience a mix of luxury, romance, and culture at Hotel Tugu Bali.

Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong | +62.361.4731.701
tuguhotels.com/hotels/bali/ | IG – @tuguhotels | FB – tuguhotels

STAY | CANGGU

LaLaLand Villa


This villa is a refurbishment of an existing residence, originally a composition of three old ‘joglo’ houses hailing from the neighboring island of Java. The main house has been adapted to your needs with the introduction of mezzanine spaces for added comfort and privacy while retaining the old teak structures and timber flooring.

The house is first accessed via the garden courtyard, which features a large circular reflecting pool and an angular deck. On your way through the courtyard, check out the massive egg structure which is your guest bathroom!

We think you’ll love the eclectic decorations, such as the capiz shell-covered ceilings, rainbow wall art, or a number of the furnishings designed by the owners or sourced from all over the world.

Jalan Bumbak Dauh No. 160
+62-361-7432-565 | IG – @lalaland_bali

STAY | BERABAN

Villa Tantangan

Edging the Indian Ocean and emerald-green gardens, Villa Tantangan is an opportunity to lose yourself in the splendor of a Bali vacation. This elegant, one-of-a-kind villa is situated in the photogenic village of Beraban. It has a contemporary, minimalistic feel while being off the grid, sourcing its own electricity using solar panels.

You can retreat into your own private sanctuary while remaining close to the vibrant and energetic Batu Bolong strip in Canggu. Wake up to the sound of birds or witness the hidden charms of nature with a delightful proximity to wildlife and seascapes.

Jalan Galiran +62-361-8482-927 | villatantanganbali.com

STAY | PERERENAN

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Chalina Estate


Overlooking the picturesque rice fields of Canggu, and minutes from Echo beach… Chalina Estate is a complete destination for rejuvenation and peace. The luxurious property is tucked among a haven of beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns, with decor that mixes classic Balinese architecture and the owner’s striking modern artwork.

From massages on to the pool’s floating gazebo to YOGA retreats, detoxes or MEDITATION seminars… you’ll be sure to find serenity at Chalina Estate.

Jalan Pantai, Pererenan chalinaestate.com | IG – @Chalinaestate.bali | FB – Chalina.Estate | kimayabali8@adesai

STAY | TABANAN

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Shanti Lodge

“Shanti”, which means peace in Sanskrit, is what you experience in this green oasis of infinite rice fields. The Lodge stands upon a hill of a 2-hectare property facing a long infinity pool. Charming rustic houses with fresh elements of white and wood give an immediate sense of rest.

Welcoming you with cozy and spacious bedrooms, this boutique hotel is sure to make you feel at home. For the ultimate peace of mind, this is an excellent place to connect with oneself and nature, find your creativity, and simply be.

Bajera, Tabanan Jl. Mojo, Gili Indah
+62-852-6641-8594 | shantilodge.com | IG – @shantilodgebali | FB – shantilodge

WHERE TO EAT IN CANGGU ON YOUR BALI VACATION

We’ve uncovered some of the best foods, coffees, and juices on the island. So whether you’re taking a relaxing stroll or catching up with friends, you can nourish your body with the best of Bali.

EAT | CANGGU

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Peloton Supershop

At Peloton, like-minded people come together (whether they are on a Bali vacation or live here) to share their ideas, vision, and love for healthy and tasty food. Their surprising and inventive menu is entirely plant-based, which is a delicious bonus in our books!

Not only do they have a great culinary fare – offering raw foods, but the juices add a creative boost to your day and include the opportunity to add super-food plants like spirulina and moringa. From the décor to the friendly staff, plus the 98 percent plastic-free policy, we think Peloton is one of the strongest contenders in the Canggu restaurant scene.

Jl. Pantai Berawa No.46
+62-813-3761-9335 | pelotonsupershop.com | IG – @pelotonsupershop | FB – pelotonsupershop

EAT | CANGGU

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Living Food Lab – PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Experiments in conscious eating serve as the motto for Living Food Lab. And they do just that – create food from the heart with dishes full of as much life-force as possible. Constantly experimenting, Living Food Lab is more than a café. This spacious café allows you to be as creative as you like.

Consider booking yourself an intimate dining experience based on the concept of mindful dining and meaningful conversation. The food is all vegan-friendly so there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which we think you’ll appreciate!

l. Pantai Berawa No.8 Canggu or Green School, Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja
+62-3619077842 | livingfoodlab.com | IG – @livingfoodlabbali |
FB – livingfoodlab

EAT | CANGGU

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Shady Shack

Hungry and looking for a lush place to awaken your receptor cells? Pamper your senses with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and toasted bread inside The Shady Shack.

Situated on a quiet street across from a rice field –  the cafe offers a breezy, tropical oasis from the increasingly busy town of Canggu. Enjoy the cafe from either the shaded seated area set in a thriving, green garden or from the comfy sofas on the verandah.

The menu includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan food, including health shots and juices, smoothie bowls, onsen eggs, salads, wraps, burgers and so much more. We just love how all the dishes have been well thought out with a focus on optimum health and vitality- a definite way to have a pick-me-up as you explore the island on your Bali vacation.

Jl Tanah Barak, Canggu
+62-812-36116466 | IG – @theshadyshack | FB – theshadyshackbali

EAT | CANGGU

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Beach Garden – Organic Kitchen

Situated in a beautiful traditional Javanese house, in the vibrant scene of Batu Bolong, Beach Garden – Organic Kitchen offers a large outdoor lounge, cafe, and raw juice bar.

Becoming a staple in the lively restaurant scene of Canggu, International chef, Ronald, an Alain Ducasse, a trained protege from Rio Brazil, has launched a dazzling array of vegan/ raw/ vegetarian, with more traditional dishes that cater to all sorts of tastes and budgets.

With a vast offering of unique recipes and combinations, the cold-pressed juices, fresh smoothies, and juice cleanse packages are quickly becoming a local favorite. With outstanding service and an ambiance to match, you’ll instantly feel relaxed at Beach Garden – Organic Kitchen during your Bali vacation.

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong no. 103
+62-812-3749-6861 | IG – beachgarden_organickitchen | FB – beachgardenorganic

EAT | CANGGU

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Motion Cafe

Motion Cafe offers the first unique fitness food concept in Bali. Here you will find a huge variety of fresh, clean meals with vegan and paleo options. Motion Cafe supports local farmers and uses only organic products where possible, making us huge fans already.

All dishes are compiled for the best nutritional absorption, flavoured with fresh herbs and spices, Himalayan salt and no refined sugar. Various healthy drinks, guilt-free desserts, and snacks are all homemade and most of them are gluten-free or vegan also!

Jl Batu Bolong 69B
+62-0811-3999-411 | motionfitnesbali.com | IG – @motioncafe

EAT | CANGGU

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Cafe Vida

Good vibes, good coffee, good music, and a friendly atmosphere. Cafe Vida is a hub of health and foodie heaven certain to leave you satisfied. They offer a wealth of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Whilst the cuisine veers towards the Western health-food fanatic and our modern yogis, Cafe Vida’s ability to promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle without restriction or loss of taste is perfectly executed. We recommend you try the paleo granola with probiotic coconut yogurt and compote when you visit on your Bali vacation. You won’t be disappointed!

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.38A
+62-813-3988-6864 | cafe-vida-bali.business.site | IG – @cafe_vida_bali | FB – cafevidabali

EAT | CANGGU

Made’s Bakery

As the world’s first banana flour bakery, all of Made’s products are created with green banana flour which they make themselves right here in Bali! More impressive is that all of their products are 100 percent gluten-free and coeliac friendly.

We love that banana flour seeds are a probiotic that feeds your microbiome and heals your gut, which contributes to your overall health and well-being. Their products are a Bali vacation staple and a true taste sensation you won’t want to miss.

Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No14
+62-821-4466-6001 | madesbananaflour.com | IG – @madesbananaflourco |
FB – madesbananaflourco

EAT | CANGGU

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Koloni

Koloni describes their philosophy as “Californian cuisine, marinated in Bali” and what a perfect introduction to Bali’s food on your Bali vacation. Foodies of all tastes can devour and delight in generously-served fusion cuisine, bursting with flavor.

You’ll find unique dishes made from local ingredients, including many exciting vegan and vegetarian options. Halloumi salad, rainbow fruit salad, truffle fries… falafel in a bowl.

Koloni’s earthy, jungle setting makes for a soothing ambiance, demonstrating the owners’ desire to create a peaceful, charming space for the community to gather, meet, mingle, and connect. We love dropping by for lunch with friends, and we particularly enjoy their creative selection of warm drinks, including beetroot, cacao, chai, and turmeric lattes.

Jl. Raya Semat no. 1
+62-813-3894-6085 | IG – @kolonibali | FB – kolinibali

EAT | CANGGU

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Alkaline

Nestled within Serenity’s yoga shalas, Alkaline Cafe is where home-cooked food meets our essential nature of health and happiness. Warmed by an energetic staff, innovative vegan and raw cuisine, this artisan cafe fosters a plentiful mealtime ritual.

Transforming mainstream favourites into vegan and gluten-free nourishment, starting with a hearty main and follow by a deluxe guilt-free dessert menu. This wholesome conscious hub is great for meeting like-minded people and a properly balanced meal.

Jalan Nelayan, Banjar, Kuta Utara
+62-0361-8469251 | IG – @alkalinebali | FB – alkalinebali

EAT | CANGGU

Sensorium

A fresh union of creative Australian and Asian cuisine has emerged in the heart of Canggu, an experience to tantalize all the senses on your Bali vacation. Culinary artist, Chef William, embraces his inner child in the kitchen and creates emphasis on the changing seasons of Bali, a source of inspiration close to his heart.

Much thought and attention has gone into the combination of unique ingredients with Sensorium’s original and unique menu. All food is of the highest quality and well thought out, making it a perfect masterpiece from your first bite to your last crumb.

The restaurant’s interior boasts a beautiful zen space, with clean lines using stone and wood adding to the ambiance of your meal. Participate in the multi-sensory thrill of each dish, with layers of various textures and seasonings, bringing together unique flavours.

Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 31A
+62-0811-388-046 | sensoriumbali.com | IG – @sensorium_bali

EAT | CANGGU

Cook & Baker

If you are a foodie and love indulging your sweet tooth, visit Cook and Baker, to experience a unique passion for baking by a visionary French baker Aurora. Catering for everyone, they offer gluten-free, vegan, low carb, and refined sugar-free cake options.

Using only high-quality products, they aim to bring you only the best tastes and ingredients. On entering their quaint store, you are greeted with a wide selection of cakes and warm smiles behind the counter.

Indulge in a delightful shopping experience and with the addition of a cafe area, sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with your delicious treat. Save some time to visit their store as you will find yourself enthralled by everything you see and leaving with everything you can’t resist!

Jalan Raya Semat No. 17A
+62-821-4458-0100 | aurora-bakery.business.site | IG – @thecookandbaker

EAT | CANGGU

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Secret Spot

Looking for a healthy treat for the family on your Bali vacation? Try delicious desserts from Alex and his family at Secret Spot. This charming café serves real treats with wholesome ingredients.

Choose homemade granola to top your freshly-made frozen yogurt. Experiment with raw cakes and nutritious vegan treats. Try their homemade almond milk in your zero-caffeine chicory coffee – all locally sourced. We feel the taste of the island in every dessert, which certainly hits our sweet spot!

Jl. Pantai Berawa no. 44
+62-813-3791-5791 | IG – @secretspotbali | FB – secretspotbali

EAT | CANGGU & UBUD

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Clear Cafe

Clear Cafe provides a warm sanctuary for your mind, body, and spirit to flourish. They support organic farming and use home- grown vegetables and fruits from local Balinese farmers.

At Clear, they believe energy can be transferred through food. They pride themselves on laughing, playing, and having a good time while preparing your food so it becomes charged with life.

Come on in, choose your favorite table or sofa, and hang out as long as you like. With more than 6,000 hand- picked songs on rotation, we know you’ll especially enjoy the tunes as you chill at this cozy cafe.

Jalan Hanoman No. 8, Ubud
+62-878-6219-7585 | clearcafebali.com | IG – @clearcafeubud | FB – ClearCafeUbud

SPAS IN CAGGU FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

SPA | CANGGU

Espace


If you are up for a flawless spa experience in Canggu, Espace is the place to revitalize. Its distinctive fresh, young, and immaculate ambiance, elegantly touched with an artistic style, invites you in for an attentive therapeutic experience.

The atmosphere is vibrant and upbeat, with a very professional approach and strong philosophy behind their treatments. Therapists are well-trained by a renowned meditative master and massage trainer, who specializes precisely in how to cure the body.

From massages to healing treatments, be prepared for your senses to go through a refined experience.

Jalan Pura Batu Mejan +62-361-9077-442 | espacespabali.com | IG – @espacespabali | FB – espacespa

SPA | CANGGU

Colors Nail Bar Bali

Experience the ultimate pamper session on your Bali vacation in a funky and playful setting at Colors Nail & Juice Bar in Canggu. From a luxury experience caring for your hands, feet, cuticles, and soles to a relaxing facial cleanse and exfoliation followed by a nourishing moisture mask, Colors offers various packages to meet your needs.

The unique advantage of this salon, in our opinion, is the limitless options catering to the health-conscious crowd, such as an organic and vegan mani/pedi. And be sure to indulge in the juice bar which offers 100 percent organic fruit juice, coffees, and teas.

We recommend you come when you can soak up every minute! They also just opened a second location off of the main street Batu Bolong, so make sure to check that one out as well!

Jl Raya Semat No 15b & Jl. Pantai Batubolong No. 45
+62-812-384-000-45 | colors-nails-bali.com | IG – @colorscanggu.bali
FB – colorscanggu

SPA | CANGGU

Tonic Day Spa

This quirky and bright spa inspired by the Palm Springs desert stands out among the typical hues of downtown Canggu. Let the signature pink door (and pineapple, mint, and lemongrass welcome drink) greet you as you enter this fun and relaxing haven.

A variety of massages, body scrubs, facials, and nail treatments are available to soothe and pamper you. Tonic even carries a range of natural personal care products, including popular Australian brands, as well as their very own signature massage oil.

An absolute must as visit spas for your Bali vacation.

Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu

info@tonic.co.id | tonic.co.id | IG – @tonic.bali | FB – @tonic.bali

MEDITATE

We are mind, body, and spirit. Let your mind rest and take an excursion inward with the tool of meditation. It is an ancient science to keep you bright and blissful in our modern days.


MEDITATE | PENEBEL

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Bali Silent retreat

Bali Silent Retreat is more than just yoga and meditation – it’s an eco-sanctuary of restorative and amazing activities inspired by spiritual wisdom and grounded in ‘green-to-the-extreme’ eco- principles. You’ll nourish your body and soul whilst reconnecting to the true self in your own way on your own time, in profound peace and silence.

The silence allows for solitude and restful contemplation. We think the retreat center’s philosophy behind the silence, the sustainability, the food, and its environmental commitments make it a unique destination for modern yogis.

Banjar Mongan, Penatahan, Penebel, Tabanan Regency
balisilentretreat.com | IG – @balisilentretreat | FB – BaliSilentRetreat

TRY | TREATS & WONDERS FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

After ten years of exploring Bali we’ve uncovered a few treasures that are far too special to keep to ourselves. Here are a few secret treats that are absolute must tries while visiting our beautiful island of Gods.

TRY | CANGGU



Happy Kombucha

You simply cannot leave Bali without satisfying your kombucha craving. Happy Kombucha Secret Lab offers delicious kombucha mixes that not only boost your immunity and increase energy but also offer a break from alcoholic drinks.

In fact, sipping Happy Kombucha out of a wine glass is encouraged so you can get the full effect of flavors mixes, such as watermelon/rosemary/black pepper or hibiscus/ginger to name a few.

Operating on a zero-waste philosophy, purchase your kombucha in an upcycled bottle you can refill at one of the ‘selected venues’ throughout Bali or at many local cafes and stores. We love their commitment to supporting organic agriculture, sustainability and their overall philosophy of living in the present.


happykombuchalab.com | IG – @happykombucha |FB – HappyKombuchaSecretLab

TRY | CANGGU

I wanna Jamu with you

Jamu is an ancient Indonesian traditional drink. This is preventative health at its best! It has high anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and is rich in vitamin C. A delicious way to boost your mood & immune system 100% naturally.

Jamu Jamu is a fresh and nicely packaged drink that contains Turmeric, Ginger, Lime, Honey, and Black Pepper. We love native medicinal plants & herbs, so Jamu Jamu is now our daily morning wake-up drink.

Find them in all the best cafes & restaurants in Bali. Or have it delivered to you in Canggu & Seminyak area.

+62-812-361 05842 | jamuwithyou.com | IG – @jamuwithyou | FB – jamuwithyou

WHERE TO SHOP IN CANGGU ON YOUR BALI VACATION

As Bali has become an incubator for creativity, it is home to many designers and artists. Here are some forward-thinking shops that go beyond the typical retail experience.

SHOP | CANGGU

Be Chocolat

A sustainable, eco-friendly tribute to Willy Wonka himself, Be Chocolat is a treat for all the senses – your very own golden ticket. Each piece of chocolate is specifically crafted to ensure you experience the inventively combined local flavors.

Free samples of chocolate are available to try on request, and we definitely suggest you do! Each bite of chilli, salted, coffee-infused, almond, cashew, or raisin chocolate will melt on your tongue and leave you wanting more. There are so many different kinds of chocolate to try that it’s difficult to stop with one or two.

Jl Subak Sari N4
+62-822-3741-4584 | IG – @be_chocolat| FB – bechocolat

SHOP | CANGGU

Cove

Cove Island Essentials, the fresh and uplifting newcomer in the Bali shopping scene is declaring its authority on Jalan Pantai Berawa in Canggu, with their homeware and carefully curated fashion and art.

Cove’s natural textures, organic linens, and balanced art, along with their lifestyle products, will certainly make you fall in love with this different yet unique shopping paradise. They have ‘coastal chic’ covered.

Jalan Pantai Berawa +62-812-3901-5056 | coveislandessentials.com | IG – @cove_island_essentials

SHOP | CANGGU

KEVALA CERAMICS

A staple on the island of Bali for the last 25 years, Kevala produces handmade ceramics tone ware. At its facility in Bali, each piece is crafted as a thoughtful statement of contemporary design, realized through the heart and hands of skilled artisans. The design philosophy behind all the ceramics is rooted in the company’s Sanskrit name, which means perfect, whole, and complete.

Kevala employs more than 100 artisans, drawn from a region famous for its skilled craftspeople. The stoneware ceramics are designed and made entirely by hand, which we love! Shop now and ship your purchases home.


Find all locations here:
+62-361-720718 | IG – @kevalaceramics | FB – kevalaceramics

SHOP| CANGGU, UBUD & SEMINYAK

WE-AR

Founded in 2005, WE-AR is a pioneering brand of Bali and New Zealand’s growing sustainable fashion industry and releases core collections annually to stand alongside their coveted range of yoga clothing.

With a strong focus on using eco-preferred textiles and dying processes, WE-AR creates pieces perfectly suited to the tropical climate of Indonesia.

All of their pieces are produced at Certified B-CORP production houses in Bali, which we think you’ll appreciate. You can check out their great products at any of the three store locations in Bali or online.

Discover all locations here:

+62 817-0717-726 | we-ar.com | IG – @wearyoga | FB – wearyoga

SHOP | CANGGU

Indigo Luna

There’s more woven into this eco-conscious yoga and swimwear brand. Their super-soft outfits are created with organic bamboo, recycled materials, and plant-based dyes – bringing a beautiful, sustainable and affordable choice to the modern Yogi and sun-seekers.

Their family-run business supports the lives of local manufacturers, personally taking care of the people behind the brand. By enjoying this ethical brand, you will be doing more than just wearing beautiful clothes.

Jl. Padang Linjong No.44
+62-813 6089-88311 | indigoluna.net| IG – @indigoluna_yogaswim | FB – indigolunayogaswim

THE BEST IN BEAUTY FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

Bali is practically the center of the Universe for holistic health and wellness; read about our favorite brands, and get inspired for your Bali vacation.

BEAUTY | CANGGU

ISHA Naturals

Isha Naturals, once a small stall at Sunday markets in Canggu, has transformed ito a chic apothecary shop for their locally handmade, all-natural beauty products.

This black-and-white concept boutique offers soaps, masks, skin oils, diffusers, body butter and scrubs, candles, and aromatherapy. The best part about these products beyond the wonderful aroma of essential oils is the lack of any unnecessary parabens, additives or chemicals.

Isha Naturals does eco-beauty minimal better than anyone and we’re so excited they now have a store nearby!

Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.37
+62-877-61805178 | IG – @ishanaturals | FB – ishanaturals

BEAUTY | CANGGU

Muka Intuitive Herbology

The misson of MUKA is love! By practicing love and care to your physical body you find the key to a happy life. When you accept yourself you can accept and feel love in your surroundings.

MUKA was created in the name of love, health and beauty. MUKA helps maintain the youth of the soul and body and synchronises with the forces of the magical Island of Bali.

They only use locally grown, ecologicaly friendly, and organic herbs, roots, oils and butters. Ingredients are processed in an artisan way and restore the Indonesian tradition of Jamu.

Their intuition guides them to create new products that did not exist before within ancient Jamu traditions. It is a worthy stop on your Bali vacation!

Jalan Pantai Pererenan 125 Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80351
+62-877-6178-0950 | www.mukaconcepts.com | IG – @muka_concepts | FB – MukaIntuitiveHerbology

YOGA PRACTICES FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

Bali is known for having a plethora of yoga studios and venues, making it hard for you to choose which is the best fit for you. We’ve taken out all the guesswork and selected the best of Bali.

YOGA | CANGGU

Samadi Bali

A hub for alternative health and healing in the heart of Canggu, Samadi Bali offers treatments and courses for your body, mind, and spirit on your Bali vacation.

There you’ll find daily yoga classes, teacher trainings, holiday retreats, healthy vegetarian food, and holistic wellness treatments such as chakra balancing and therapeutic bodywork.

Their kitchen experiments with Ayurvedic principles and raw foods from local farmers to produce healthy cuisine. We love the emphasis on organic and natural foods low in fat and calories using whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and avoidance of artificial additives.

We know you’ll find your stay empowering at this center for wellbeing.

Jl Padong Linjong No 39
+62-812-3831-2505 | samadibali.com | IG – @samadibali | FB – Samadi Bali

YOGA | CANGGU

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The Chillhouse

Set in the beachside edge of Canggu, The Chillhouse Surf & Yoga Retreat is a home away from home for surfers and modern yogis alike. Their restaurant, Cassava, is an amazing vegetarian cafe using only locally sourced, fresh produce.

You’ll love their daily yoga classes taught by internationally-accredited teachers. And the yoga shala, which is set among their gardens, is spacious, airy, and serene, making it perfect to get out of your head and onto your mat.

We know you’ll find the accommodations both comfortable and beautiful on your Bali vacation. The Chillhouse offers the ideal place to wind down and feed your mind, body, soul, and spirit.

Jl. Kubu Manyar No 22
+62-812-3958-3056 | thechillhouse.com | IG – @thechillhouse
FB – TheChillHouse

YOGA | CANGGU

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Desa Seni

Nestled in the middle of a rice field plantation in Canggu, Desa Seni Village Resort is an enchanting and breathtaking property, just a short stroll from the beach.

The name translates to ‘art village’ which is quite fitting since the sprawling assortment of original antique-style Indonesian houses, peaked roofs, and stone walkways are truly works of art.

Delicious, homegrown, and organic vegetarian food mixed with the serenity of the Trimurti Yoga House, and local Balinese spa treatments make Desa Seni a completely blissful and restorative space, open to everyone from resort guests to day visitors.

Jl Subak Sari No 13
+62-361-844-6392 | desaseni.com | IG – @desaseni_avillageresort | FB- desaseni

YOGA | CANGGU

Serenity Eco Guesthouse & Yoga

This vibrant traveler’s hub has one of the most extensive and affordable yoga classes you can find in Canggu. The team at Serenity has covered all bases; Stay for the day, the week or the month, and indulge in yoga, food, and community.

Choose from more than ten daily classes, weekly workshops, and over 20 different yoga styles ranging from Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Meditation. It also offers hall rentals for yoga retreats if you are looking to run your classes.

More of an eco-lodge/ wellness village than a hotel, Serenity has become a staple place to visit while in Canggu on your Bali vacation.

Jalan Nelayan, Banjar, Kuta Utara
+62-0361-8469251 | serenitybali.com | IG – @serenitybali | FB – @serenitybali

WHERE TO HEAL ON YOUR BALI VACATION

When you visit the ‘Island of the Gods’, it’s only natural that you’ll want to seek a spiritual essence. Experience mind and body tranquility with local healers and traditional ceremonies of Balinese culture and beyond.

HEAL | CANGGU

Pak Sirkus-Bali Healer

Whether you’ve heard of it through the novel ‘Eat Pray Love,’ developed the interest on your own, or happen to be traveling with a painful injury, the experience of a traditional healing ritual is something we highly recommend while in Bali.

A local celebrity of healing, Pak Sirkus (not circus) practices out of his home, where he joyfully greets locals and foreigners alike. Using natural oils and wooden sticks to determine your body’s pain points and areas in need of healing, this sacred ritual is a unique and restorative encounter.

There is no schedule or modern contact information for Pak Sirkus, he simply starts healing around 9 a.m. on certain days of the week, and you could see him right away or have to wait a couple of hours. At the end of your healing, you can purchase a palm offering as a donation and show of gratitude.

HEALING | UMALAS

Core Energetics Workshop

If you are ready to take the next step into embracing ease, flow, abundance, and peace in your life… the Core Energetics Workshop located in the Umalas, is an incredible chance to do that during your Bali vacation.

The workshop is lead by Ranil Sharma, a passionate facilitator who has been assisting people into a more peaceful life through workshops, intensives and retreats for over 17+ years.

Using the strong connection between our human emotional states and the body’s physical energy field, Core Energetics has created a workshop that bridges psychology and spirituality, in a very personal and powerful way.

Whether you are feeling stuck in an area of your life, or simply want to deepen your own life process – Core Energetics is an effective and transformative workshop for your personal growth.

Jalan Bucu No 33, Umalas
For more information email Ranil Sharma

HEAL | SESEH BEACH

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Water Healing – Udara Bali

If you are looking to have a unique experience of Water Healing, also known as Watsu (Water Shiatsu), try this special treatment done in a 35° Celsius (95 °F) warm water pool as a part of your Bali vacation.

Water Healing combines elements of massage, joint mobilization, and stretches. Spiros, a dedicated, well-trained therapist, moves your body as you passively float, which free the body in ways impossible on land.

Benefits are deep relaxation, the release of muscular tension and stiffness, stress reduction, and increased body awareness. A joyful journey back to yourself.

Jl. Pura Kramat, Seseh 80351 Bali, Indonesia +62 877-6537-7313 | udara-bali.com | IG – @udarabali | FB – Udararesort

A SUNDAY ITINERARY FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

Canggu is where expat living and Balinese culture converge on a quaint area of the island. Canggu has something for everyone and is popular for expats to find a permanent base. Swim, surf, shop, do yoga, go to the gym, work in cafes, devour amazing vegan food, meet new people and marvel at epic rice field vistas.

One of the dreamiest ways to spend a chilled-out Sunday in Canggu is by stimulating the senses at various spots in town.

Our laid-back, one-day itinerary for your Bali vacation begins at Samadi Yoga, where you can start the morning off with some Ashtanga or Mysore yoga. Followed by a slow, relaxed breakfast at their in-house cafe, which serves organic dishes made out of locally-sourced ingredients.

Sundays have a farmer’s market that is located right outside Samadi Yoga, which you can enjoy after your yoga practice and breakfast. Open from 9am to 2pm, you can meet local organic farmers and hunt for fresh, seasonal produce, various healing superfoods, clothing, and other fun finds.

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Next, hop back onto your scooters and drive through the rice paddies to soak up the beautiful hues and views of Canggu’s natural landscape and make your way to the bustling strip of Batu Bolong road. There are numerous boutiques to explore on this stretch of road, ranging from designer, ethical, boho chic, and Balinese-inspired goods. Find The Love Anchor flea market for various local designers and fun shopping experience.

For colorful, one-of-a-kind designer homeware and accessories, spend some time at Horn Emporium, where you can take your pick from eclectic art, Japanese masks, and inspiring vintage collectibles.

The Offering is a fashion-lovers paradise, where we love to check out the racks and shelves filled with modern and edgy fashion and homeware made by local and international designers.

Don’t miss the 100% certified organic cotton yoga and streetwear WE- AR Yoga Shop. As the leading forward-thinking eco-conscious brand in Bali (and beyond!) it consistently offers innovative designs, delicate color schemes, and harmonious pieces.

After your shopping experience, enjoy a quick bite lounging at the relaxing Beach Garden outdoor patio, where fresh juices are made on the spot at their In the Raw juice bar, or you can order raw sushi, delicious babaganoush and hummus with freshly made bread from Starter’s Lab.

Time then to treat yourself to a blissful massage at Espace Spa, a young wellness spot characterized by elegance and luminosity. The place has a strong philosophy behind the therapeutic approach. There is a collection of treatments for you to try: from therapeutic massages to reflexology, from facials to manicure and pedicure.

Once you are feeling blissed out from your massage or treatment, visit Nelayan Beach, a short walk away from Batu Bolong and its sandy slopes are relatively secluded compared to other beaches in Canggu, making it an ideal spot to relax. We like to end the afternoon with an idyllic stroll near crystal-clear blue waters and salty ocean air.

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Our last spot for the day is the Tugu Hotel, a stone throws away from the shores of Batu Bolong beach. The building itself is an inspiring work of art. Step inside and you are greeted with a boutique museum, where you can delight in Indonesian art, antiques, and trinkets.

We love to head upstairs for dinner at JI Terrace. This is an outstanding spot with exceptional Japanese cuisine along with romantic, rooftop views where you can relax, watch the sunset and appreciate the Batu Bolong’s seascape.

If you still have time for the last drink, stop by The Slow, and take a few pictures at their latest art show. And remember there is always tomorrow for a repeat and much more to explore on your Bali vacation!

SEMINYAK

WHERE TO STAY THIS BALI VACATION

STAY | SEMINYAK

Villa Bella


If you are up to experiencing the magic of old-school Bali then this charming and luxurious three-bedroom private villa with a bohemian atmosphere is the perfect romantic getaway. Beautifully furnished with timeless objects collected from all around Asia, large landscaped gardens, a private pool, and sunset views to the rice fields create a unique setting.

A loyal staff team is there to ensure a relaxing time, including cooks, massage therapists, drivers, and baby sitter. A true tropical home for family and friends.

Villa Bella Jalan Raya Bumbak , North Kuta +212-917-5154-545 | www.villabellabali.com | IG – @villabellabali | FB – VillaBellaBali

WHERE TO SHOP IN SEMINYAK THIS BALI VACATION

SHOP | UBUD & SEMINYAK

Shivaloka Soul Jewelry

Imagine owning a set of Mala Beads as powerful as those worn by holy men and women in ancient India. SHIVALOKA Soul Jewelry offers sacred jewelry and mala beads activated through the ancient Shakti process.

With an intention in mind, you can choose from 14 categories to find the piece that is most useful to your life. SHIVALOKA has beautiful stores in Ubud and Seminyak, where you can find an object your soul connects with, experiencing divine power and peace as you choose your one-of-a-kind jewelry.

We know you won’t leave empty-handed!


Jl. Raya Seminyak, Seminyak 49-1 Jl Hanoman
+62-361-9348777 | www.omshivaloka.com | IG – @shivaloka_soul_ jewelry
FB – shivalokasouljewelry

SHOP | SEMINYAK

Biasa

Biasa, founded by Italian-born designer and art enthusiast Susanna Perini, is a beautiful boutique and label inspired by the Indonesian lifestyle and Italian design. Each season they offer sophisticated resort-wear collections along with treasures from around the world in a truly unique expression of art, idealism, and lifestyle.

Artistry is at the core of all they do, and the perfect extension to this clothing brand is their active Biasa ArtSpace founded in 2005 as a natural response to Susanna Perini’s many encounters with young artists in Java and Bali.

We all want a piece of Biasa before returning home from a Bali vacation!

Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 34 +62-361-730-308 | biasagroup.com | IG – biasaofficial | FB – BIASAgroup

SHOP| CANGGU, UBUD & SEMINYAK

WE-AR

Founded in 2005, WE-AR is a pioneering brand of Bali and New Zealand’s growing sustainable fashion industry and releases core collections annually to stand alongside their coveted range of yoga clothing.

With a strong focus on using eco-preferred textiles and dying processes, WE-AR creates pieces perfectly suited to the tropical climate of Indonesia.

All of their pieces are produced at Certified B-CORP production houses in Bali, which we think you’ll appreciate. You can check out their great products at any of the three store locations in Bali or online.

Discover all locations here:

+62 817-0717-726 | we-ar.com | IG – @wearyoga | FB – wearyoga

SEMINYAK SPAS FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

SPA | SEMINYAK

Cocoon Medical Spa

If you’re looking for affordable, effective, non-surgical aesthetic treatments, then a visit to Cocoon Medical Spa during your Bali vacation is a must. Cocoon focuses on treatments to improve skin quality and health making your results look better and last longer, which is why we love them so much!

Rejuvenation treatments include RF micro-needling for skin tightening, diamond microdermabrasion, no-needle, high-frequency mesotherapy, and dermapen, just to name a few. The best part – the spa offers pick-up and drop-off services, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy your treatment.

Jalan Sunset Road +62-811-3882-240 | cocoonmedicalspa.com | IG – @cocoonmedicalspa | FB – @CocoonMedicalSpaUbud

SPA | Seminyak

Eden Life Centres

Located in the heart of Seminyak, Eden Life Centres takes a holistic approach to wellness, anti-aging, and self-improvement. With the help of expert nutritionists, dermatologists, healers, counselors, and general practitioners, you’ll achieve real results by creating balance and vitality through good nutrition, happiness, self-care, and integrated learning.

We are especially fond of their approach which empowers you to take control of the holistic spectrum of your life through personal choices. As you become more knowledgeable you choose the food, the levels of stress you allow yourself to feel, and the treatments that support and encourage your personal growth.

Jalan Petitenget No. 12 +62-361-9342-958 | edenlifecenters.com | IG – @edenlifecentres | FB – edenlifecentres

WHERE TO PLAY THIS BALI VACATION

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The Dog Club

Our dogs are our companions in life, it is only right that they get to be spoilt and be taken care of as we do! So bring your happy companions along to The Dog Club, a premier doggy spa, gym and training center in the heart of Seminyak.

Aiming to bring together a community of hounds and people who enjoy sharing love and eachothers company. While you have things to do, drop your dogs off to get pampered for a couple of hours or make use of the doggy daycare. Join a class of yoga or meditation with your favorite companion and a whole lot more at this second home centered around your dogs needs.

Jalan Dukuh Indah, Umalas +62-361-9344-1553 | thedogclub.id | IG – @thedogclubbali | FB – thedogclubbali

UBUD

WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD THIS BALI VACATION

STAY | UBUD

Chili Hilly


Located in the artist enclave known as Sayan, Ubud in Bali, Chilly Hilly sits directly above the Ayung River on about 1,100 square meters of land. The house has two master bedrooms, an open-concept living and dining space, a mezzanine study and lounge which sits above the kitchen, a heated plunge pool, a garden courtyard for performances and meals, and a little koi fish pond. Our favorite part is the stunning view of a million coconut trees with the four volcanoes on the horizon. We think you’ll love this relaxing getaway villa.

Jalan Raya Sayan No. 84, Ubud | wordofmouthbali.com

STAY | UBUD

Fivelements Retreat

This eco-wellness retreat is located in the lush region of Manbal and has been recognized with international awards spanning across the hotel, wellness, retreat, spa, culinary and sustainable design industries. Fivelements Bali is the first of a new genre of wellness destinations bridging the wisdom of traditional healing cultures with innovative wellness concepts.

As a healing destination, Fivelements fully understands that food is more than simply fuel; vegan and raw living foods actively support one’s journey to greater wellness. With striking details like the Sakti Dining Room, an open bamboo structured restaurant by the river, we know that healing and self-discovery will be part of your journey when staying at this retreat!

Jalan Raya Mambal, Ubud +62-361-469-206 | fivelementsbali.com | IG – @fivelementsretreats | FB –FivelementsRetreats

STAY | UBUD

Soulshine Bali Retreat

A boutique yoga hotel, Soulshine Bali is an elegant mix of traditional Balinese and modern design. Nestled along a bubbling river and surrounded by rice terraces, the property flows with the natural curves of the landscape.

You’re certain to enjoy the rooftop yoga studio with stunning panoramic views of the rice fields and jungle canopy. At Soulshine, you’re free to chill in a fun, friendly environment, enjoy delicious organic food, and lounge by the pool where your soul can soak up all the sun!

Jalan Ambarwati, Ubud +62-812-3832-505 | soulshinebali.com | IG – @soulshinebali | FB – soulshinebali

STAY | UBUD

Uluman Bali

If you are looking to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible while traveling but not willing to give up on luxury, we have the perfect place for you. Only 30 minutes from both Ubud and Canggu, you’ll find Ulaman, a beautiful eco wellness retreat nestled off the main path in Kaba Kaba.

Ulaman offers a beautifully designed bamboo main house with three extra-large well-appointed bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, and additional guesthouses.

With its impressive infinity pool overlooking the Ulaman river, a perched off a cliff face yoga studio, and rice fields beyond, we consider Ulaman a tranquil eco wellness retreat to fully relax and renew in a one-of-a-kind environment and architecture.

Buwit, Tabanan Regency, Bali | +62-812-3858-0063
ulamanbali.com | IG – @ulamanbali | FB – UlamanBali | stay@ulamanbali.com

STAY | UBUD

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Oneworld Retreats

Oneworld Retreats is a center in the peaceful hills of Ubud, surrounded by jungle and rice fields. We love that its located apart from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud, with 14 spacious rooms, 2 swimming pools, an open pavilion, lush gardens, spa, and a beautiful yoga shala.

The center offers inspiring retreats each week designed for those who want to immerse themselves in all levels of yoga and meditation, Ayurveda and Balinese culture.

Jalan Suweta, Banjar Sambahan +62-361-289-752 | oneworldretreats.com | IG – @oneworldretreats | FB – OneworldRetreats

STAY | UBUD

Sandat Glamping Tents

Located just 3km from central Ubud Bali’s first glamour-camp is a hidden paradise where the green rice fields create the perfect landscape for an exotic escape. Sandat Glamping Tents provides exclusive luxury safari tents to limited guests, ensuring privacy and tranquility, including a restaurant, yoga shala and infinity pool overlooking the forest.

This experience allows you to savour the charm of untouched Balinese land, connecting you with nature while you enjoy luxury and comfort. We were curious about this glamping trend and now it’s one of our favorite weekend getaways!

Jalan Subak Sala +62-361-9083-222 | glampingsandat.com | IG – glamoingsandat | FB – SandatGlampingTents

STAY | SUKAWATI

Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat

If you’re seeking a relaxing break, 6* honeymoon escape, or group retreat in paradise, Floating Leaf Bali is the perfect place to nourish your wellbeing. This award-winning Balinese-owned retreat center combines ancient healing wisdom with modern luxury.

Their luxury experiences with world-renown yoga instructors, Ayurvedic consultations, Balinese spa treatments, and transformative workshops replenish you with profound long-lasting wellness. All with a conscious impact on the environment. We love their eco-friendly approach to helping you heal inside and out.

Jalan Pantai Purnama 42 +62-811-380-202 | balifloatingleaf.com | FB – FloatingLeafEcoRetreat

WHERE TO EAT IN UBUD THIS BALI VACATION

EAT | CANGGU & UBUD

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Clear Cafe

Clear Cafe provides a warm sanctuary for your mind, body, and spirit to flourish. They support organic farming and use home- grown vegetables and fruits from local Balinese farmers.

At Clear, they believe energy can be transferred through food. They pride themselves on laughing, playing, and having a good time while preparing your food so it becomes charged with life.

Come on in, choose your favorite table or sofa, and hang out as long as you like. With more than 6,000 hand- picked songs on rotation, we know you’ll especially enjoy the tunes as you chill at this cozy cafe.

Jalan Hanoman No. 8, Ubud
+62-878-6219-7585 | clearcafebali.com | IG – @clearcafeubud | FB – ClearCafeUbud

EAT | UBUD

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Restaurant Locavore

Locavore is a stunning mixture of performance, food, and art that makes for an unforgettable dining experience. And a great stop to add on your Bali vacation! Choose from a 5- or 7-course Herbivore menu which you can enjoy with or without a drink selection pairing.

Local and fresh is the Locavore motto, so the menu changes seasonally according to what is available. All the food is created from sustainably sourced ingredients from local farmers.

Their inventive chefs continually challenge and push the limits of progressive cuisine, displaying great imagination and confidence. We’re certain this meal is a wonderful food adventure you will never forget.

Jl Dewi Sita No 10, Ubud
+62-361-977-733 | locavore.co.id | IG – @restaurantlocavore | FB – restaurantlocavore

EAT | UBUD

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Sayuri Healing Foods

Sayuri is known for serving predominantly raw-living food because of its higher light and vibration, which enhances your healing process and encourages healthy rejuvenation and longevity on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

We love that their plant-based, gluten-free, simply cooked food also incorporates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Chinese, and Macrobiotic perspectives.

These outlooks view food as energy, which helps you to align with nature. If you’re interested in becoming a raw food chef, be sure to check out their training as a part of your Bali vacation.

Jl Sukma Kesuma, Ubud
+62-822-4048-5154 | sayurihealingfood.com | IG – @sayuri_healing_food | FB – sayurihealingfood

EAT | UBUD

Moksa

From the open space restaurant to the extensive and innovative menu (all plant- based cuisine) the whole experience comes together with those tiny details that make a restaurant worth returning to on a Bali vacation.

Every dish is a pleasure to the eyes and a delight to the senses,  prepared with love and heart and using seasonal produce from their permaculture garden is one of their most important principles.

Sustainability, freshness, and flavour seem to be their ethos. Meeting the man being the business only sealed the deal for us when it comes to authenticity and passion to create a community hub that inspires you to take better care of your temple – YOU!

Gang Damai
+62-0813-3977-4787 | moksaubud.com | IG – @moksaubud | FB – moksaubud

EAT | UBUD

KAFE

A staple in the heart of Ubud, KAFE is a lively, wholesome food cafe on Jalan Hanoman. Their menu features a wide variety of healthy vegetarian and vegan food, raw, gluten-free, macrobiotic, and worldly dishes.

You can find cuisine specialties on your Bali vacation from Mexico, Italy, and, of course, Indonesia. Your taste buds are sure to love the bold flavours!

All of their ingredients are sourced from local, organic suppliers, another plus to us! Fusing together the tropical laid-back vibes of Ubud with a quirky New York bistro, KAFE is a great spot to chill out while on holiday and to meet like-minded people.

Jl Hanoman No 44B
+62-811-1793455 | kafe-bali.com | IG – @kafe_ubud | FB – KAFE Ubud

EAT | UBUD

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Zest

Zest is on a mission to spread the love of plant-based food. Their vegan, flawless menu comprises organic roots, shoots, and fruits, that are entirely locally sourced – with the exception of a unique nut that can only be found in Java.

Chef Simon creates simple yet beautifully-crafted cuisine, using fresh, flavourful ingredients that connect people to Bali’s magical heritage. Their one-of-a-kind coconut crust vegan pizza is particularly scrumptious (highly recommended for your Bali vacation).

There is Balinese-inspired décor and an open space infused with natural daylight which makes for an ultra-chilled environment where you can experience exceptional gluten-free, sugar-free, and waste-free dining. Their unique touch of adding tiny bits of flavour-enhancing lemon peel keeps us coming back for more.

Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.8
+62-878-6219-7585 | zestubud.com | IG – @zestubud | FB – zestubud

EAT | UBUD

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Mozaic

Mozaic is a memorable, fine dining experience in the heart of Ubud. It embodies Chef Chris Salans’ philosophy of ‘Cuisine du Marché’ – modern French cuisine comprised of Bali’s seasonal ingredients and traditional flavors.

This iconic restaurant has been around for years and foodies of all tastes are consistently blown away by their diverse menus, full of creative, mouth-watering dishes. We particularly love their vegetarian menu, made up of locally-grown, organic veggies, herbs, and Indonesian spices.

From the impeccable service to its elegant setting, you can appreciate the magic of Mozaic from the moment you walk through its doors.

Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
+62-361-975-768 | mozaic-bali.com | IG – @mozaicrestaurantubud | FB – mozaic.restaurant

EAT | UBUD

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Eat.Co

This fan-favorite eatery serves fresh and wholesome plant-based comfort food, made from scratch with love. Eat.Co’s compassionate kitchen serves organic, locally sourced food in unique flavor combinations, sure to please any hungry visitor– vegan or not.

The peaceful space and nourishing food have made Eat.Co a popular locale in Ubud, and visitors consistently rave about the friendly service and mouth-watering cruelty-free dishes. For an added bonus: while you’re there, be sure to visit Samyama Retreat Center next door for an authentic meditation experience on your Bali vacation.

Jl. Cempaka, MAS, Kecamatan
+62-361-908-6653 | eat.co | IG – @eat.co.bali | FB – @eat.co.bali

UBUD SPAS FOR YOU BALI VACATION

SPA | UBUD

Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa

Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa promotes luxury with soul, a place for natural wellness in the spirit of ancient Bali. The focus is on generating awareness about the extraordinary benefits of Bali’s age-old wellness legacy.

They feature a collection of treatments that use the power of touch to purify the mind and soul. Imagine experiencing these rituals in natural caves with spectacular views of the jungle, receiving healing massages and treatments in beautiful bamboo pavilions and outdoor baths during your Bali vacation.

Offering blessing ceremonies and private consultations with a Balinese healer, Visesa is the perfect place to find peace in Ubud.

Jalan Suweta +62-361-209-1788 | visesahealingspa.com | FB – visesabalinesehealing&spa

PLAY | EXPERIENCES & ADVENTURES FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

We know our modern yogis are always up for some vibrant discoveries. From dancing to diving, we’ve gathered some of the island’s most treasured experiences. Let’s play!

PLAY | UBUD

BaliSpirit Festival

If you are looking to experience something UNFORGETTABLE, the annual BaliSpirit Festival in Ubud is a must!

The seven-day, eight-night festival takes place end of March or the beginning of April and boasts over 5,000 attendees from 60 nationalities, a schedule of 300 events, workshops, concerts, and children’s activities, all taking place at a lush tropical venue that embodies the spirit of Bali.

You will find inspiration with world-renowned teachers and wisdom talks, discover new paths to inner harmony, and walk away with some of that Bali magic in your heart. Book your accommodation in Ubud way ahead as the festival brings lots of world travelers!

Purnati Center, Jalan Gunung Abang balispiritfestival.com | IG – @balispiritfest | FB – BaliSpiritFestival

PLAY | UBUD

Tegenungan Waterfall

This scenic waterfall is nestled in a lush jungle setting above a shallow bathing area at the sacred Petanu River, in the greater area of Ubud. It’s about a 20-minute drive after a visit to Puseh Batuan Temple, which you could add to your adventure.

There are many steps to reach down to the river yet in only a few minutes you will be surrounded by dense foliage and an unforgettable view of a splendid drop of water. This is one striking waterfall to not miss and if you can bear the cold water, go ahead and make that Instagram post you have been dreaming about!

Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh +62-853-7818-549 | Find directions to Tegenungan Waterfall here

Or if you want to add more waterfalls to your Bali vacation, check out our blog.

PLAY | UBUD

Usada

We were lucky to partake in one of Usada’s intimate ‘water purification’ ceremonies held at an ancient temple surrounded by rich natural scenery. If you are looking for a similar way to experience the enchanting traditions of Bali, Usada – a cultural center in the heart of Ubud – offers bespoke experiences, including fire and water blessing ceremonies.

The team works closely with the island’s spiritual and artistic community to craft unique packages, classes, and tours. Usada’s Hindu dharma priests and Balinese healers are available for private and group bookings, allowing you to experience local life with authenticity and style.

Sugriwa 4, Padang Tegal +62-361-9084-463 | info@usadabali.com | usadabali.com | IG – @usadabali | FB – usadabaliubud

PLAY | UBUD

Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang

If you’re looking for a way to connect with nature and experience pure tranquility, we know the perfect spot. Located in Sukawati, this 2 hour trek is a natural wonder to be discovered.

Consisting of 2 captivating canyons and a final section that branches off to Bengbengan River, your experience transforms into an epic jungle trek. Be prepared to get wet and do some climbing over rocks. This experience is best suited for adults and children over the age of 10.

The trek is completed with a walk through fields of rice and flowers, where you can see Mount Agung and Nusa Penida in the distance on a clear day. This unique excursion is one to be explored while it is still a hidden gem.

Jalan Sahadewa, Banjar Wangbung, Guwang, Sukawati

PLAY | SIBANG KAJA

Green School

The concept of Green School is learning without walls, where innovation and creativity flourish, forming a community of people from all over who celebrate a purposeful life.

Green School believes in three underlying rules: be local, let your environment be your guide and think how future generations will be affected by your actions. It’s inspiring to see a place where children are encouraged to be curious, freethinkers and find joy in their education. Guided tours are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 10am and Saturday through Sunday from 10-30am to 11-30pm.

Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja +62-036-1469-875 | greenschool.org | IG – @greenschoolbali | FB – greenschool

WHERE TO SHOP IN UBUD THIS BALI VACATION

SHOP | UBUD

Ananda Soul

Ethically produced and based in Ubud, Anada Soul Jewellery is full of unique bohemian designs created to help women realize their innate beauty. Founder and owner, Christina Zipperlen, puts enormous amounts of energy into the way her employees are treated and focuses on a production process that works with recycled, sustainable, and low-impact materials.

We are inspired by the mission of this conscious company and know you will feel the love when wearing a piece of Anada Soul jewelry.

Jl. Hanoman no 2 | +62-361-970-725
Jl. Monkey Forest no 14 | +62-822-3636-0111
anandasoul.com | IG – @anandasoulcreations |FB – AnandaSoul

SHOP | UBUD

Shivaloka Soul Jewelry

Imagine owning a set of Mala Beads as powerful as those worn by holy men and women in ancient India. SHIVALOKA Soul Jewelry offers sacred jewelry and mala beads activated through the ancient Shakti process.

With an intention in mind, you can choose from 14 categories to find the piece that is most useful to your life. SHIVALOKA has beautiful stores in Ubud and Seminyak, where you can find an object your soul connects with, experiencing divine power and peace as you choose your one-of-a-kind jewelry.

We know you won’t leave empty-handed!


Jl. Raya Seminyak, Seminyak 49-1 Jl Hanoman
+62-361-9348777 | www.omshivaloka.com | IG – @shivaloka_soul_ jewelry
FB – shivalokasouljewelry

SHOP – UBUD

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Bali Yoga Shop

Bali Yoga Shop is a one-stop shop for all things yoga during your Bali vacation. You can find the latest eco-mats, props, books, and a range of spiritual jewellery as well as practical designs for head- to-toe basics for yoga and daily wear.

We love the fact that all of their high quality products are made in Bali, supporting local brands and manufacturers. One of their shops is conveniently located right next door to their sister venture, the healthy restaurant KAFE.

Jalan Hanoman No. 44B +62-813-3857-6450 |baliyogashop.com | IG – @baliyogashop | FB – baliyogashop

SHOP | UBUD

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Psylo

Every Psylo piece of clothing is more than stitched fabrics thrown together to meet the demand of trendsetters. It is the result of a deeply-thought-of process of alchemy – ancient art, sacred symbolism, contemporary art, cultural history, and the essence of humanity it seems.

Psylo founders upholds pride in its originality and sustainability. Ethical and environmentally friendly and infused by a strong essence of various Ethnic elements from different cultures, Psylo brand inspires in us the yogi, global traveler, surfer, dancer and seeker of new experiences!

Jalan Petitenget No. 12B +62-361-4730-700 psylofashion.com | IG – @psylofashion | FB – Psylofashion

SHOP

Tiger Frame Jewelry

Who knew jewelry could be so strong and inspiring? Tiger Frame’s signature pieces are designed with intuition and careful artistry.

These precious gems sparkle with a rare spirit of adventure felt just by wearing them. Spontaneously sketched into stunning jewelry, most pieces are inspired by mystical wildlife, touched with femininity.

Let her jewelry invite you to walk taller, travel further, and be beautifully empowered, not just during your Bali vacation, but afterward! Just like the Tiger in the wild, her creations inspire every woman to feel powerful, delicate, timeless, and stunning.

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tigerframe.com | IG – @TigerFrame | FB – Tiger Frame Jewelry

YOGA CENTRES FOR YOU BALI VACATION

YOGA | UBUD

The Yoga Barn

Over the last 10 years, we have seen The Yoga Barn’s tropical oasis become an epicenter for yoga, spirituality, and the healing arts.

Right in the heart of Ubud, it is Bali at its best, welcoming a global community to indulge in its natural beauty, rustic charm, and healing pathways in the spirit of exploration and nourishment back to self.

They have a Garden Kafe, Detox Programs, and 7 unique studios it holds space for yoga, dance, meditation, breathwork and sound healing, teacher training, and retreats – all blessed by a curated team of world-class teachers and healers. A perfect destination for your Bali vacation!

Jln. Hanoman, Pengosekan
+62-361-971236 | theyogabarn.com | IG – @theyogabarn | FB – theyogabarn

YOGA | UBUD

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Ubud Yoga Center

Set in the heart of Ubud, Ubud Yoga Centre is the place to escape the throngs of exploring tourists and the chaos of traffic. Upon entering, you are welcomed by a modern, open floor plan with a vast, lush view overlooking the river, all of which serve as a gentle reminder that it is time to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Every detail of the center has been curated by its owner, Mony Suriani, who left her demanding career in finance to pursue her passion for alternative healing, health, and yoga.

Whether it is a vigorous flow class, a mind-body connection practice, or a Gong meditation session, we’re sure you modern yogis will find what you’re looking for here.


Jl. Raya Singakerta No.108, Ubud
+62-361-8987207 | ubudyogacentre.com | IG – @ubudyogacentre
FB – ubudyogacentre

YOGA | UBUD & CANGGU

Radiantly Alive

Centered on the spiritual and cultural hub of Bali, Radiantly Alive offers more than 70 yoga and movement classes per week, as well as workshops, teacher training, and healing therapies.

Relax in the delicious, healthy, plant-based cafe that offers nourishing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This family business is run with an open-heart policy: everyone is welcome and invited to feel at home.

‘Come for yoga, stay for the family.’ They also just opened up a second location, so if you’re in Canggu, you can also take advantage of their stellar classes!

Jl. Jembawan, No 3, Ubud |Jl Nelayan No. 9C, Canggu
+62-0361-978055 | radiantlyalive.com | IG – @RadiantlyAliveYoga | FB – RadiantlyAliveBali

WHERE TO HEALI THIS BALI VACATION

HEAL | UBUD

Oneworld Ayurveda

Oneworld Ayurveda is a center dedicated to authentic Panchakarma – the ultimate healing experience in the science of Ayurveda, a holistic health care system of ancient India.

Panchakarma advocates living in harmony with nature and maintaining harmony between mind, body and spirit.

The best part about the center is its highly qualified Ayurvedic physicians, who tailor individual programs including therapeutic massages, detoxification techniques, herbal medicines, personalized diets, yoga, meditation and lifestyle transforming experiences.

Banjar Kebon, Tegallalang +62-361-289-752 | info@oneworldayurveda.com | oneworldayurveda.com | IG – @oneworldayurveda | FB – OneworldAyurveda

HEAL | UBUD

Tirta Empul

This is one of our favorite temples in Bali. An ancient purification ritual can be experienced in Tirta Empul, which means Holy Spring in Balinese. Although the place receives hundreds of tourists every day you can still experience a meaningful cleansing ceremony.

Tirta Empul was build in 962 A.D. and carries the ancient energy of that time. Wrapped in sarongs you are free to enter the fresh water and go through the ritual on your own. Place your intention and surrender to the cleansing qualities of this sacred water as a fantastic highlight of your Bali vacation.

Jalan Tirta, Manukaya

ULUWATU

STAY | ULUWATU

Yoga Searcher

Located just a quick drive from the Uluwatu Temple the Yoga Searcher resort is a special spot for the surf and yoga enthusiasts. They offer accommodation in beautiful Eco-Lodges made out of 100% recycled teak wood. The outdoor pool and terrace are the perfect spot for a lovely breakfast or a session of reading.

Delicious vegan meals and drinks are served daily in the in-house restaurant. Led yoga classes are available in their two yoga shalas. We’re positive you’ll love Yoga Searcher combination of delicious food, a wide variety of yoga and calm atmosphere.

Jalan Labuan Sait Suluban, Pecatu +62-811-3990-150 | yogasearcher-bali.com | FB – Yoga-Searcher-Bali | IG yogasearcherbali

EAT | ULUWATU

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Cuca Restaurant

Located in tranquil Jimbaran, Cuca Restaurant offers a cutting-edge concept of globally inspired, locally sourced tapas, cocktails, and desserts. On your Bali vacation, here you’ll be treated to clever comfort foods bursting with tropical flavors.

The exquisite cuisine is served in small portions, as it’s meant to be shared. Balancing texture, color and taste is a specific skill set of Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas. He and his Spanish, entrepreneur wife, Virginia Entizne, developed a radically different, casual-meets-fine- dining experience that we’re certain you’ll enjoy.

Jl Yoga Perkant, Jimbaran
+62-361-708066 | cucaflavor.com | IG – @cucabali | FB – Cucabali

SPA | ULUWATU

Karma Kandara Spa

Seeking a luxe yoga, spa, and wellness yoga resort with incredible one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom pool villas, a pristine beach, and by-the-sea yoga bale? Set into the rugged limestone cliffs with 360-degree views over the Indian Ocean, Karma Spa at Karma Kandara is a sanctuary where you can slow down, breathe and be.

The cliff spa consists of a traditional thatched-roof bale, an infrared sauna, a bathhouse, and a yoga bale. Karma offers all of this plus healthy cuisine with juices and healing and holistic treatments such as Karma rhythm massage, yoga facial, celebrity oxygen facials, and even yoga to live DJs – it’s epic and perfect for your Bali vacation!

Jalan Villa Kandara +62-361-8482-200 | karmagroup.com | IG – @karma.group | FB – karmagroupglobal

SHOP | ULUWATU

Aum Rudraksha

Let Aum Rudraksha entice you with their Mala creations during your Bali vacation. Their Rudraksha beads, inspired by Hindu spirituality, hold wisdom and power from the ancient sages.

These powerful beads alleviate stress, depression, anxiety and exhibit anti-aging properties – helping you feel focused, relaxed and empowered. Aum Rudraksha’s vision is to ‘let the way you live be the way you give’.

You will be buying more than a simple Mala. 20% of profits are shared with those in need. We love their eco-friendly and sustainable approach to making the consumer world a more positive place.

Jalan Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No. 10 +62-878-6189-4416 | aumrudraksha.com | IG – aumrudrakshadesigns | FB – aumrudrakshadesigns

YOGA | ULUWATU

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Karma Kandara Yoga Bale

The award-winning five-star resort, Karma Kandara, has launched a stunning seaside Yoga Bale in Ungasan. Offering morning and evening yoga, outside guests are welcome.

The Sunday Wellness Program integrates flow yoga (8-9am) followed by a coconut water and nutritious breakfast at di Mare overlooking the ocean. With 25% off massages (including Sunday Thai Massages) and complimentary access to Karma Beach all day, it’s a rewarding formula to keeping fit and energized on your Bali vacation.

Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
+62-361-8482202 | karmagroup.com | IG – Karma Kandara Bali | FB – Karma Kandara

SANUR

STAY | SANUR

Tandjung Sari Hotel

The seminal boutique hotel of tropical Asia and Bali’s oldest hotel, Tandjung Sari is an ageless beauty. This small hotel remains serene, discreet and elegantly modest while boasting 28 traditional Indonesian bungalows nestled among the giant shade trees of Sanur Beach.

You can enjoy the tasteful cuisine at the resort’s open-air restaurant or lounge on the sun deck by the 50-foot saltwater infinity pool. We’re particularly fond of the authentic Balinese dances performed twice a month by local children and accompanied by a traditional gamelan orchestra of senior musicians. Tanjung Sari Hotel is Bali at its finest.

Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur +62-361-288-441 | tandjungsarihotel.com

MEDITATE | SANUR

Bali Usada

Bali Usada, a Health Meditation center, is a place where many travelers and local meditators gather together from different backgrounds, beliefs, races, and ethnicity. Founded by meditation leader Merta Ada, the aim of the center is to teach a unique and integrative meditation technique, so every person on a Bali vacation that experiences this retreat could be healthier, calmer, and happier.

With more than 127,000 meditation friends, Bali Usada’s activity spread in many parts of Indonesia, including two meditation centers in Bali, Center Tresna Suci in Baturiti village, and Center Forest Island Samadhiyukti in Penang Village.

So ready to go silent for a while?

Ngurah Rai 328, Denpasar +62-361-289209 | balimeditation.com | IG – @baliusada | FB – Bali Usada Heath Meditation Page

NORTH BALI

WHERE TO STAY IN NORTH BALI

STAY | AMED

Amed Boutique Hotel

Located on the dramatic east coast of Bali in a small fisherman’s village, Life in Amed Boutique Hotel offers an authentic experience within an exquisitely and colorfully designed beachfront haven. The hotel boasts a blend of Balinese and modern design, elegant decor, fine bedding and furnishings, natural stone bathrooms, views of the ocean, a swimming pool, and lush fragrant gardens.

Life Restaurant features the freshest selection of local and worldly dishes to suit your taste. The area is best known for its shipwrecks, deep sea diving, snorkeling and fishing trips, all of which can be arranged by the wonderful staff at Life in Amed. We know you’ll love how the staff pamper you during your stay!

Lean Village, Amed

+62-3632-3152 | lifebali.com | FB – Life-In-Amed-Bali | IG – lifeinnamedbali

STAY | SUMBERKMA

Sumberkina Hill

These private villas in northwest Bali offer an ideal spot to get away from it all and recharge. Indulge yourself in the spa, exercise or meditate in the amazing yoga space, and enjoy excellent food.

We’re especially fond of the stunning 360-degree view of the sea, mountains of Barat National Park, valleys of northwest Bali, and the line of volcanoes on the neighbouring island of Java. With some of the best diving and snorkeling in Bali, we’re certain you’ll enjoy exploring this less crowded part of the island.

Banjar Dinas Taman Ayun +62-823-4004-9363 | sumberkimahill.com | IG – @sumberkimahill

STAY | PEMUTERAN

Puri Ganesha

This luxurious and tranquil retreat, offering secluded beachfront villas, is the perfect place to nourish your inner Epicurean. Reside next to the calm blue waters of Pemuteran and immerse yourself in an authentic Bali vacation experience.

Let the stunning interiors relax and comfort you, adorned with unique antiques, textiles, and other treasures. Enjoy their signature Rawstafel lunches, prepared with locally sourced, seasonal, and naturally-grown produce.

Indulge your senses with a lounge on the beach to a relaxing Balinese massage and finish off with a beautifully prepared meal. Dive into a cultural and culinary exploration, where attention to detail is carefully crafted to bring you closer to their mission –– to nurture, rejuvenate, and welcome you home.

Buleleng, Bali +62-812-3932-98 | www.puriganesha.com | FB – Puri Ganesha Homes by the Beach | IG – @puriganeshabythebeach

STAY | PEJARAKAN

Menjangan Dynasty Resort

Resting beside the gentle waters of Banyuwedang Bay on the outer perimeter of West Bali National Park, Menjangan Dynasty Resort offers adventure enthusiasts a peaceful and private hideaway. At this rare destination of choice, you’ll find safari-style tented rooms and villas, a restaurant and barefoot beach club, a spa, two swimming pools and a PADI dive center.

Amenities that all harmoniously coexist with the natural splendour of an extraordinary patch of paradise. We know you’ll love indulging in a unique, luxurious glamping experience, which is a refreshing alternative to architectural style and five-star flare.

Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng Regency +62-361-753-300 | mdr.pphotels.com | FB – menjangandynastyresort

STAY | TULAMBEN

Tauch Terminal

Located on the northeast coast of Bali, Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben & Spa is a beachfront diving resort with sweeping views of the beautiful ocean. The dive center (SSI Diamond Resort) boasts modern equipment, free Nitrox and free WiFi.

You can go snorkeling or participate in various daily offered diving trips. Our favorite dive is the famous sunken WWII freighter which lies at a depth of 4-29 meters and is easily accessible from the beach. Other beautiful dive sites within walking distance include a steep wall, a cleaning station, and a coral garden.

You can also enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, billiards, bike rides and various other land excursions. An undersea adventure awaits you at Tauch Terminal!

Jalan Kubu +62-361-774-504 | tulamben.com | IG – tauchterminalresorttulamben | FB – tauchterminal

WHERE TO PLAY THIS BALI VACATION

PLAY | PEMUTERAN

Greenfins Dive Centre

An SSI, SDI, TDI dive center with a PADI Instructor available, Sea Rovers offers you the chance to explore the underwater treasures of Northwest Bali. Diving or snorkeling – there is no discrimination! All explorers are welcome aboard.

Accommodating small groups with personal service, Sea Rovers is a place where safety is looked after so you can concentrate on the fun. We know you’ll enjoy exploring this underwater adventure!

Jalan Singaraja-Gilimanuk +62-811-3857-118 | searovers.net | IG- searoversdive | FB – SeaRovers

PLAY | PEMUTERAN

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Bali Diving Academy – Free Diving

At Bali Diving Academy, undergo a truly life-changing experience when you become a freediver. Freediving, just like yoga, is based on the harmony between the mind and the body. It’s a flowing meditation and an incredible way to see below the surface.

Founded in 1991, Bali Diving Academy is known for its professionalism and 100 percent safety record. They also strongly support marine research and conservation – a plus in our books! When you dive at Bali Diving Academy, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. WhatsApp this free diving academy for an easy booking!

Jalan Seririt-Gilimanuk +62-813-3917-6652 | scubali.com | IG – @balidivingacademy | FB – Bali.Diving.Academy

YOGA + HEALING FOR YOUR BALI VACATION

YOGA | AMED

Amed Yoga Shala

Life in Amed Yoga Shala offers a variety of small, intimate classes for all levels that allow for an enriched practice with inspiring teachers. Your gaze will be graced with stunning sea views, your body with Bali breeze, and your ears with village soundscape, all of which create a sensational experience of Amed.

Our modern yogis, free spirits, and explorers can find the shala by following the heart signs along the coastal road in Amed. This beautiful shala, coupled with Life In Amed Boutique Hotel, makes a perfect setting for group retreats or personal rejuvenation during your Bali vacation.

Lean Village, Amed
+62-363-23152 | lifebali.com | FB – Life In Amed

HEAL | BESAKIH

Pura Besakih

Located in the slopes of Mt. Agung in East Bali, Pura Besakih is the largest and holiest temple in Bali for the Hindu religion. Known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih, each temple building has it’s own meaning within the beliefs of Balinese Hindu.

The views from the temple will do more than take your breath away, and if your visit corresponds with the 70+ ceremonies held each year, you will be treated to the magic of a traditional Balinese religious celebration during your Bali vacation.

Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency

LOMBOK & THE GILI ISLANDS

GILI ISLANDS

Just off the coast of Lombok are the pearls of the Indian Ocean— the Gili Islands.

The turquoise water and pristine beaches make the Gilis a picture perfect dream destination for travelers, honeymooners, or anyone needing a change of pace from the excitement and energy of Bali.

The best way to travel to the islands from Bali is to take a speedboat, which departs from Padang Bai, Sarangang, or Sanur Jetty each morning, and generally takes about 2 hours. Other options include a private charter, a plane to Lombok and fast boat to the Gilis, or the longest option by far, the public ferry to Lombok followed by a second boat to the island of your choice.

Perhaps the most charming thing about the Gilis is that there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the islands, so tourists and locals alike travel around on foot, by bicycle, and even on the back of horse drawn carts.

Catch a beautiful sunset, swim with the turtles, or simply bask in the sun. With their noticeably relaxed pace and compelling beauty, the Gili Islands are a must see!

Here are our recommendations for enjoying the best that the Gilis have to offer.

GILI AIR

The island that time forgot

For visitors to Bali, traveling to Gili Air is like taking a vacation from your vacation. Just a short hop on a speed boat, it is one of the three Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok.

Somehow, days turn into weeks on Gili Air. If a slow- paced break from the crowds is what you seek, then look no further.

Gili Air is the perfect destination for a quiet and serene island getaway.
Gili Air nicely lends itself to walking; it takes only ninety minutes to stroll around the perimeter of the entire island, and footpaths also snake throughout the interior.

The scenery from the beaches of Gili Air is breathtaking, with the mountains of Lombok rising above the horizon line. The pristine beaches and turquoise waters provide the perfect backdrop for your quiet and peaceful paradise vacation!

WHERE TO STAY IN GILI AIR ON YOUR BALI VACATION

Gili Air is a prime destination for serenity, sand, and sun. To ensure you have a joyous and relaxing stay, check out our top picks for positively pleasurable accommodations.

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Flowers & Fire

On the paradise island of Gili Air, you will find Flowers and Fire— a beautiful new community space where you can stay, eat, work, play, move, and connect.
With a mission to support inclusivity, this centre is perfect for those looking to feel at home— with their surroundings, and with themselves.

Practice yoga in their bamboo studio, enjoy a healthy lunch in their outstanding vegetarian cafe, or cozy up with a book in their inviting garden and lounge area. With laptop-friendly tables and multiple chatting pools, Flowers and Fire creates the perfect atmosphere for making connections and bringing all of your dreams to life!

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Coconut Cottages –

For simple and basic private bungalows in a lovely garden setting, consider Gili Air’s Coconut Cottages. In a quiet location tucked away from the beach and the main street, lie back and relax in your own private hammock, surrounded by lush coconut and frangipani trees.

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The Beach Club –

These spacious bungalows are ideally located just a short distance from the harbor. Enjoy the ocean views from the large daybed on your private terrace, or from the oversized pillows and lounges set down in the sand.

Either way, just a few steps will right take you directly into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. With its classy amenities and world-class spa treatments, this hand-built eco-resort is YT approved!


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WHERE TO EAT IN GILI AIR ON YOUR BALI VACATION

We have scouted the island for delicious, fresh meals, from beach cafes to local warungs further inland.

Chill Out Bar and Restaurant –

This laid-back, romantic beach location boasts friendly staff and plenty of vegetarian options. Try a fresh fruit smoothie, vegetable curry with tofu or tempeh, or a veggie burger with thick hand-cut fries.

Bonus: Chill Out is completely MSG-free!

Gili Air Santay –

Offering perfect ocean views and vegan options for many of their dishes. The Pad Thai with tofu is chock-full of fresh veggies, and they also make the best Indian Chai tea around. Their regular live music also creates a fun and vibrant atmosphere if you need some feel-good vibes.

Orong Villages –

On the East side of the island, you will find the charming site of Orong Villages.
The clean bungalows on this beachfront property provide private patios and outdoor showers, allowing you to fully experience the glorious Indonesian sun and sky.

A delicious breakfast served by a warm and friendly staff completes the full Gili Air experience!

Scallywags Organic Beach Club –

The gorgeous beach location makes this a favorite Gili Air hang- out. Scallywags has an excellent selection of fresh juices, including healthy favorites like beet, carrot, and ginger. Their house goat cheese salad is a must-try!

Aura bowls –

Don’t let the size fool you— their food is mighty! Serving high-quality traditional Indonesian food and creative smoothie bowls, it’s no wonder they are always full!

Warung Alam Damai –

At this cozy spot set amongst a grove of banana trees, you will find classic and affordable Indonesian and Asian fare, served by the warm and friendly owners and staff. They even offer cooking classes with the chef!

Also, keep an eye open for fruit vendors— ladies carrying baskets on their heads are easy to find near the harbor. They sell fresh and affordable local fruits such as lychee, mango, mangosteen, and snake fruit. What a great way to support a local farmer and get your antioxidants!

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) This fun way to cruise the waters has made its way to Gili Air. Gili Kite Surf is run by Stefano, who has a well-deserved reputation as being kind, knowledgeable, and professional. Gili Kite Surf offers SUP lessons, rental, and freeboard delivery to your accommodation.

Excellent snorkeling can be enjoyed. Masks and fins can be rented at any of the cafes and shops along the beach.

The best spots are in front of Chill Out Bungalows and the Satu Tiga Resort.

All in all, Gili Air is a lovely island hideout where you can completely unwind, find some serenity, and bask in the flawless beauty of your surroundings.

GILI MENO| BALI VACATION

THE QUIET MENO

Off the coast of Lombok, Gili Meno is the smallest of the pearls that make up the three Gili Islands. With a population of just 400, it is also the most peaceful. Its clean, picture-perfect beaches suggest a castaway island feel, ensuring a visit filled with peace and serenity.

Gili Meno is a traveler’s delight.
Rest your head and find solace in one of these prime locations.

Shamaya Boutique Resort –

Enjoy the quiet beauty of Gili Meno from this luxurious beachfront resort. Swim in the freshwater pool, snorkel the crystal blue ocean waters or relax at the property’s bar and lounge. Mahamaya’s commitment to sustainability ensures that you can enjoy the comforts of home while leaving the island as beautiful as possible for future visitors.

Meno Dream Resort –

Just a five-minute walk from the beach is Meno Dream Resort. This small B&B is home to five bungalows, each complete with fresh water and traditional open- air bathrooms. With a pool, garden, and delicious breakfast menu, you are sure to enjoy your stay.

Mao Meno –

The clean, neutral palette of this breezy resort will have you feeling tranquil and pampered. Its rustic Spanish-style beach house decor invites you to relax and unwind as you enjoy the splendor of Gili Meno. The property offers a variety of houses and bungalows to choose from, and guests can enjoy an array of excursions and experiences. Yoga, snorkeling, diving, sailing, and even cooking are among the many ways you can make the most of your time at beautiful Mao Meno.

Where to EAT in the Gilis during your Bali Vacation

Many of the cafes are attached to hotels and mainly located in the southern half of the east coast. After you order: sit back, relax, and enjoy the slow pace of Gili Meno.

Yaya Warung –

A trip to Gili Meno should include a visit to YaYa Warung. This local beachfront restaurant spot is known for its food and friendly staff. Just north of the boat landing, this popular spot is relaxed and casual, a nod to the free spirit of the island.

Sasak Cafe –

Enjoy a front-row seat to the sunset views from this beachfront cafe. Freshly caught fish and nightly entertainment make it a perfect spot for dinner.

Aroma Cafe –

For a change of pace from the traditional Asian fare, try Aroma Cafe for their increasingly popular wood- fired pizzas.

Rust Warung –

Ocean views and a variety of seafood and Western food make Rust Warung one of the most visited eateries on the island.

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Enjoy a gentle stroll around the beach path of Gili Meno, arguably the most delightful walk on the three Gili islands. Be sure to get started early in the morning, or wait until late afternoon to avoid the intense heat of the midday sun.

Try one of the many daily yoga classes at the beautiful MaoMeno Resort, or treat yourself to a traditional Thai Massage.

There are several favorite spots for snorkeling, and gear can be hired at almost any cafe or hotel.

Try the beach on the Northwest shore; if you get lucky, you might just spot turtles in the shallow water near the shore. If you are on the West Coast of the island, find the jetty that has sunk and enjoyed its vibrant reef life. If you decide to try snorkeling off the East coast, be aware of boat traffic!

If you are looking for slow- paced days, pure, and quiet seclusion, Gili Meno is the paradise for you!

LOMBOK

East of Bali sits the neighboring island of Lombok. Though it is similar in size and natural beauty, it offers quite a different energy. On Lombok, you can enjoy stunning white sand beaches, crystal seawater, and waterfalls galore– all at a more relaxed pace than buzzing Bali can offer.

Take a look at all there is to see on this beautiful, untouched island!

The easiest way to arrive in Lombok is to fly into Lombok International Airport. If you are already on your Bali vacation and looking to visit as part of your stay, a flight to Lombok is just 25 minutes and usually costs around 300,000 IDR one way (about $33 USD). For a much longer trip (around 4-5 hours) you can take the public ferry from Padang Bai

(Bali) to Lembar Harbor (Lombok), or hire a fast boat, which would cut down on the travel time.

Where to STAY in Lombok during your Bali vacation

Once in Lombok, you won’t have trouble finding accommodations to suit your every need. Here are some excellent choices for resting and recharging.

Origin Lombok

Lombok’s first retreat for yoga and wellness is located just a 10-minute scooter ride from downtown Kuta, the popular surfing destination. Contemporary poolside villas, spa, and yoga classes make Origin a traveler’s delight.

Qunci Villas

Whether you choose from ocean view, garden view or pool view rooms, or treat yourself to a private one, two, or three-bedroom villa, your stay at Qunci will be a luxurious one. This expansive beachfront property in Senggigi features 3 pools, 3 restaurants, and a spa and yoga facility. Take advantage of the resort’s romantic dinners in the sand, or attend one of their theme nights.

Where to EAT in Lombok during your Bali vacation

As Lombok slowly becomes a better-known travel destination, the demand for delicious, high-quality food increases. Lucky for its visitors, there is no shortage of tasty spots on the island. Try some of our favorites!

Yogi Bar

This café and bar is a must-visit for its mix of French-Euro and local food. They offer plenty of healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten- free options and even have live music to enjoy.

La Cabana Lombok

Located at the Sikara Lombok Hotel in Kuta, this top rated restaurant serves authentic Spanish cuisine with a variety of unique and satisfying dishes.

Terra

This plant-based restaurant serves innovative vegan and gluten-free food in the heart of Kuta. Locally sourced ingredients make up their menu of 51% raw and 49% cooked dishes. They even offer private dinners and cooking lessons.

Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas

Overlooking Mandalika Beach, this midscale resort on the Southern coast of Lombok is conveniently located a short distance from the airport and increasingly popular dining and surf area of Kuta. Situated in a cove overlooking 2 hills, the spacious and contemporary rooms and villas are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

WhatSUP Lombok

For the energetic, adrenaline- hungry travelers, WhatSUP Lombok offers paragliding, stand up tours, surf lessons, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving adventures. Check out their evening sunset cruise for a perfect end to your day.

Ashtari Yoga

Perched on a hill overlooking the southern coast of Lombok, Ashtari yoga is a Spanish-style compound with daily yoga classes offered from a floating shala with views of Kuta Bay below.

Volcano Hike

For the extreme adventurer, book a guided tour to climb Mount Rinjani, Lombok’s stunning volcano. Excursions are typically 1 or 2 days, with plenty of options based on your comfort level.

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Where to PLAY in Lombok during your Bali Vacation

So.. Are you packing your bags yet?

There’s no doubt about it, Lombok is home to some of the best surfing in the world. But it doesn’t stop there. With killer waves, snorkel-friendly waters, and a volcano, there’s plenty for you to experience.

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Senaru Village

Book a tour or a private driver to visit some of the northern parts of the island’s waterfalls. Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelap are two popular spots, and for good reason. Lombok is home to some of the most unique and grand waterfalls in the world!

A beautiful island to explore on your Bali vacation

There is a lot of content on this guide, so we hope that you feel pulled to go to these destinations, and start exploring the beautiful island of Bali we know and love. You never know what people you’ll meet when you embark on your Balinese adventure, so have fun as you encounter people that have the most extraordinary stories and amazing energy. So the questions we leave you with now is… Are you ready?!


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