There is so much to do, and places to visit in Bali, but equally easy to just stay put, not go anywhere, so these Bali travel tips may help you get out and about.
How about a food crawl in Seminyak and Petitenget? An interior furnishings adventure? A night out where dancing is guaranteed? A top tea time tip with fantastic cake…
Are you a walker or jogger? a beachfront track is now connecting Kuta to Seminyak to Canggu.
- The walkway connecting Kuta to Discovery Mall near the airport has been extended to the Oberoi Hotel in Seminyak, only available to pedestrians and cyclists. A similar track is being completed from Pererenan, on the far edge of west Canggu, which will, in time, connect to this Seminyak path. A tip for joggers, you will soon be able to run far up the coast without traffic spoiling the exercise. When traffic gets too bad, a bicycle trip to Canggu will be possible too.
Heading out on a day trip, start early!
- Rise early for a trip to Tanah Lot temple, one of the top Bali tourist attractions.It opens at 7am and closes at 8pm, but beware, traffic can sometimes be hectic. Best also to miss the tour buses heading in that direction by going early. It is worth the trip, especially if you visit at low tide, to walk across to the temple. However, access inside is restricted. Afterward, head north inland to Mengwi for a scenic rice field drive, passing through some picturesque traditional villages that still retain their charisma and beauty, much of why we all love Bali so much.
Afternoon Tea, anyone?
- If you are on a Bali 7 day trip travelling around Canggu, we suggest returning home by 3pm to miss any silly traffic, but on the way, one of our special distractions is stopping at Yamuna Pastry for world-class afternoon tea and cheesecake. Our favorites are fresh strawberry or caramel. It’s the best in the world. You be the judge.
Antique Bali roadshow
- Not your normal Bali adventure activities,but if you want to find some weird and wonderful artifacts, furniture, antiques, and knick-knacks for your home, head to Jalan Kunti II, where a wonderland of interior shopping begins. This is a unique adventure, as the road meanders for about 4km, where all sorts of furnishings can be found on both sides of the road. Don’t worry, there are plenty of cafes dotted along the way to refresh and recharge. Negotiate on everything. You will find most people are chatty and pleasant. This journey could take ages. Keen for a shorter antique experience, head up to Jalan Laksmana to Jalan Kerobokan for more interesting shops and furniture factories. Pass the Petitenget turnoff, and keep going straight.
Private Seminyak culinary tour
- Try doing a GastroCrawl, one of the best things to do in Bali:You hit some renowned restaurants. No table booking required: You are just going for starters and a cocktail. Eat at the bar, then move on. In Seminyak, try Kilo, Mamasan, Barbacoa, Sardine, Salvaje (if it’s opened by the time you arrive), Jemme, Merah Putih, Mauri (check if the chef’s counter is available) with a cleansing margarita at Motel Mexicola. This is also a great way to start your holiday by deciding which places you want to visit in the future.
Stay in a Luxury Bali Villa
- We recommend Villa Kinaraand Villa Kinaree, which connect to create the Kinaree Estate in Seminyak. The villas come fully staffed, including a villa manager, housekeepers, butlers, driver, private chef, and security, all just steps from Seminyak beach. Returning home, where outstanding facilities and services await after a fun-filled day to cold beers in the pool served by a team of friendly smiling staff, is heaven. These luxury Bali villas are close to restaurants, shops, spas, beach clubs, and gyms, everything a perfect holiday requires.
Our top Bali travel tip for a great night out
- If you are up for nighttime shenaniganson Friday or Saturday, we recommend hitting Morabito Art Villas for a boogie. The music here is exceptional. Doesn’t matter who you are, your feet will move, and you will dance. People-watching is the best too!
Our final Bali travel tips are to constantly rehydrate with plenty of coconuts. If they fail to do their usual magic trick, IV treatments on wheels can come to your villa, which is excellent for Bali Belly too.