I will visit Bali from 17 Nov to 19 Nov for holiday. This is my first trip. Please advise your recommendation of places, foods, and activities.
recommended Dewa WarungOn Jl. Gootama, this is central Ubud's original stop for dirt-cheap and delicious Indonesian food. The nasi campur is fantastic, the Bintang cold, and the big communal tables great for meeting people. ... read moreThey're working with only a couple of gas rings in the kitchen, so don't be surprised if you find LONG waits for food at dinnertime.Matthew Crompton
My favorite cheap-and-local restaurant in Ubud. Good luck! =)
- Tirta Yoga GuesthouseGang Tongkol (off Jalan Silayukti), Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesiarecommended Tirta Yoga GuesthouseWith a unique loft design, tasteful furnishings, floors of dark wood, and a pleasant balcony, this is one of the best lodging values in Padangbai (90,000Rp with breakfast / 80,000Rp without). It's in ... read morethe alleys near Ozone Cafe.Matthew Crompton
Excellent-value guesthouse in Padangbai.
recommended Padang BaiPadangbai, in near eastern Bali, is just a small place -- a strip of beach and some rocky headlands with a bunch of traveller cafes and guesthouses scattered along its breadth. And though each morning ... read morethe town is positively packed with busloads of short-time tourists passing thru on their way to the Gili Islands via fast boat, it's still a nice place to hang out for a day or two, with good snorkelling at Blue Lagoon beach, and tasty seafood.Matthew Crompton
Lovely beach here at the Blue Lagoon, with good snorkeling.
recommended Jemeluk BayOne of the small northern towns on the Amed Peninsula of far eastern Bali, Jemeluk distinguishes itself by excellent and accessible snorkeling directly offshore. With a horseshoe-shaped drop-off ... read moreattracting a great variety of fish, and lovely coral landscapes, it's worth considering basing yourself here whilst on the Amed Coast.Matthew Crompton
A decent place to base yourself in Amed.
recommended TulambenWhile I can't say much about the town itself (I daytripped here), the raison d'etre of this small place just north of the Amed Peninsula is easy to vouch for. Laying sunk just 50m offshore, the wreck ... read moreof the US cargo ship Liberty sits in perhaps 15 meters of water, but rises up enough from the depths to make it easily snorkelable. The reef ecosystem that's risen up around the wreck, with colorful corals, nudibranches, and huge schools of fish, is spectacular; and if you're looking to dive the wreck, there's no shortage of shops around to assist you. Word of warning: it gets REAL crowded after 10am or so, so come early.Matthew Crompton
Dive or snorkel the wreck here.
recommended AmedThe whole peninsula of far eastern Bali is known as 'Amed' (technically just its easternmost town), and though it's hardly undiscovered territory, it can easily feel like it after the crowds of South ... read moreBali and Ubud (and even Padangbai!). With solid diving and snorkeling, and cheap beachfront bungalows spread all along the undeveloped coast, it's more than worth going out of your way to come here, and the drive along the coast road on a motorbike is one of the best in the whole of Bali.Matthew Crompton
Easily my favorite part of Bali.
- MozaicJalan Sanggingan, Ubud, Indonesiarecommended MozaicBalinese haute cuisine in a lovely setting. Versus other spots, you'll pay quite a bit for the privilege of eating here but the food is good, the attention to detail is high and it is Balinese enough ... read morethat you don't feel like you've been completely cheated of an Indonesian experience.
- The Chedi Club at Tanah GajahThe Chedi Club, Ubud, Gianyarrecommended The Chedi Club at Tanah GajahThis is my favorite restaurants in the Ubud area. I find the hotel itself to be a bit lackluster; however, the Restaurant and Club Lounge at the Chedi Club is a fantastic dining experience. The ... read morerestaurant is a covered open air facility overlooking a beautiful rice paddy. The decor is rustic Indonesian and the food is exceptional. Go during the evening and order the Rijsttafel course. The restaurant has carefully lit the rice field at night and the views are stunning. It is also fun to watch the locals hunt for eels in the dimly lit paddy. The hotel has an attractive outdoor theater. This is a great place to catch a Balinese dance performance before dinner. Be sure to reserve in advance.
- Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran BayJimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Bali 80361, Indonesiarecommended Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran BayA lovely property. The villas are spacious and have their own plunge pools. It would be very easy to escape into your villa and never leave. The property is large and the grounds are a bit too ... read morelandscaped / groomed for my liking. To me, this makes the property feel a bit less secluded; however, it is still indisputably one of the best properties in Bali. The spa facilities are exceptional. Other must dos during your stay at the property: - walk down to the beach and enjoy grilled fish at a local restaurant - sit in your private plunge pool and watch the planes glide into the airport (a plus for me but may be a minus for some) As with most properties in Bali, expect nice cliff views but do not expect nice beaches. Most parts of Bali are not the white sand / turquoise paradise that people dream of. Bali is about the culture / food, over the top luxury properties (at great prices), and stunning cliff views.
- Four Seasons Resort Bali at SayanSayan, Ubud, Indonesiarecommended Four Seasons Resort Bali at SayanWorld renowned property located on the banks of the Ayung river. The entrance to this property is the most dramatic of any hotel I have ever visited -- an elevated walkway leading you into the ... read moreproperty which is built top down into the river valley. Every inch of this property is gorgeous. Our biggest mistake was not spending enough time at the property itself. If you can, budget at least 2 days relaxing on-sight. Often rated as the top property on the planet. Well worth a visit.
- Bulgari Hotels & Resorts BaliJalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Bali 80364, Indonesiarecommended Bulgari Hotels & Resorts BaliThe most amazing and tranquil place I've ever seen...absolutely magical!! The service is...there are no words. The most luxurious hotel I have ever had the pleasure to stay at.Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
I don't know what your budget will allow... this hotel and the location = PERFECTION!
- Sari OrganikRice field near Jalan Raya Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571recommended Sari Organikan amazing place with an outstanding view over the rice paddies!
- Cafe PomegranateJalan Kajeng, Gianyar, Indonesiarecommended Cafe PomegranateAfter some time under the 40 degrees C heat, this small oasis was amazing to relax and enjoy the amazing views over the rice paddies and drink a coconut milk.A big tent with 360 º views over the rice ... read morefields. Lovelly!
- Pura Ulun Danu BratanJalan Pancasari - Baturiti, Baturiti, Indonesiarecommended Pura Ulun Danu BratanThe temple holds one of the most iconic images of Bali, the temple in the middle of a wide lake. Beautiful surroundings.
- Kecak Fire and Trance DanceJl. Sriwedari Taman Kaja Community Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesiarecommended Kecak Fire and Trance DanceLovelly scenery, costumes, temple backgrounds, music! Loved it!
recommended TegalalangA must see in Ubud area, after all part of what i came to see in Bali. The rice terraces are trully amazing! Loved to walk on the narrow paths among the fields with this huge green everywhere.
recommended UbudLovely village, full of temples, artcraft stores, nice restaurants and caffes. The rice paddies are trully beautiful! Lovely athmosphere!
- Pura Gunung PayungKuta, Indonesia
- Bumbu Bali - Jalan PratamaJalan Pratama, Kuta, Indonesia
- The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, BaliPO Box 36, Nusa Dua, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Sacred Monkey Forest SanctuaryJalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesia