Bali’s most stunning sights in 5 days

Hello everyone! We’re super happy to be sharing our Bali wanderings since it is one of our favorite places in the world. Planning a trip to the beautiful island of Bali can be a little bit daunting especially when there are countless places to visit and a never-ending list of places to eat! Plus, unless you have some time to research, you wouldn’t realize that Bali is actually quite big and going from one place to another may take an hour or two.

We want to share our love of Bali with you, so we’ve come up with a Seminyak-Ubud itinerary easy-going enough for days to chill by the pool or cafe hop, yet full enough that you will see the sights, activities and culture of Bali.

The 5 days are mapped out by location vicinity so that you cut down on as much back and forth travel time as possible.

You can also check our 5 Top Things to do in Bali.

Best of Bali


DAY 1 IN UBUD,BALI

DAY 1 MORNING ☀️

The journey from the International airport to Ubud town takes about 3 hours. Apparently, you can’t get a grab from the airport, try to take a taxi or arrange transportation with your hotel. Alternatively, take a taxi to Denpasar or Kuta. From there, get a grab to Ubud town to save some money! Once you’ve arrived, go wander around Ubud town because … it has the best photography locations!!!

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AT SARASWATI TEMPLE, UBUD

Pura Saraswati is a stunning temple in central Ubud town that features water ponds filled with pink lotuses. It’s right at the edge of Ubud town center and is a lovely introduction to the beautiful cultural Ubud.

There are traditional Balinese dances & folklore are performed on the temple’s open stage in the evenings and you have to buy tickets to watch the performance.

Saraswati temple in Ubud

Why here?
🏯 Cultural      📷 Instagrammable     📍 Landmark

How to get here?
🚶 5 to 10 minute walk from Ubud Town Centre
🏍️ 2 to 3 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! It’s stunning, makes for a super nice picture and free!

Our tips 💡
The temple can get pretty packed almost soon after it opens. If you want to get pictures sans people, arrive early, possibly before the temple opens!

Also, if you don’t manage to get tickets, but want to watch the cultural performance, the best seat in the house to watch the performances or the temple’s ceremonies is from Cafe Lotus (minimum dinner cover charge of IDR200,000 or USD 15) right at the entrance to the temple grounds.

 

DAY 1 AFTERNOON ⛅️

LUNCH AT FAIR WARONG BALE | @fairwarungbale

Local Balinese food 🍲🍝 at @fairwarungbale. Fair Warung Bale is the only restaurant in the world that supports and funds a Massive Public Healthcare Program 🚑 by contributing not some, but ALL of its profits to the Fair Future Foundation and its Free Health and Medical Care programs. And the food is very good!

So each meal you have here helps contribute 2 free medical treatments to people who really need them and helps fund a new pediatric hospital 🏥 building. Amazing stuff! We very happily contributed 2-4 free medical treatments when we were there and have been relentlessly promoting the place since. Fair Warung Balé also provides a social structure to help young adults between the ages of 14 – 22 years learn skills that would help them get jobs. Please check out www.fairfuturefoundation.org to find out more about this amazing social endeavour!

Local Balinese food at fair warung bale

Why here?
🤤 Good food

How to get here?
🚶 5 to 7 minute walk from Ubud Town Centre or 7 to 10 minute walk from Saraswati Temple, Ubud
🏍️ 3 to 4 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre or 5 to 7 minute ride from Saraswati Temple, Ubud
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸 Approx. IDR 70803 (USD 4.92) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! It’s like 3 birds 1 stone – It’s cheap, you get fed with super good food and you leave feeling great that you helped at least 2 people in need.

Our tips 💡
Try the avocado smoothies!

And just down the road is a fully gluten-free café that has awesome cakes and pastries. We went back 3 times during our stay in Ubud!

AFTERNOON WANDER AROUND UBUD

Ubud is really fun to wander around; it’s small enough that you won’t be over tired from walking around in the heat, yet there are enough little lanes and nooks, small temples and cute shops to keep you going for the afternoon.

places to wander around Ubud

 

DAY 1 EVENING 🌅

EVENING STROLL AT CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK, UBUD

This was by far one of our favorite free things to do in Ubud! Just outside the main stretch of Ubud, the Campuhan Ridge Walk is within walking distance from pretty much anywhere within the Ubud town center.

The walk goes through amazing views Ubud’s jungles to stunning grass valleys and rice fields 🌾 further along. It is usually a little crowded in the evenings, but it is such a lovely walk to see the sunset. You can walk to the end of the ridgewalk which takes about 1 hour and either turn around (though take note it will be dark by then) or get a ride back to Ubud town center from the other side.

Another plus point to making sure you try the Campuhan Ridge Walk is just at the start of the walking path, there is the beautiful temple. Pura Gunung Lebah is a stunning balinese temple that is more catered to the local Balinese and thus, less visited by tourists. It was founded by wandering Indian Hindu holy man, Rishi Markendaya who is also credited with bringing Hinduism to Bali and the creation of a string of temples across the centre of the island. Pura Gunung Lebah is said to have very powerful earth energies and supposedly also brought about the birth of Ubud.

  

​​Why here?
🏯 Cultural     📷 Instagrammable     💃 Activity

How to get here?
🚶  15 minute walk or 🚗 10 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Oh so green and beautiful, and oh yeah! It’s free!

Our tips 💡
The sunsets are beautiful here but are surprisingly earlier than a lot of other places in South East Asia. In Bali, the sun sets around 6:15pm, so get to the Campuhan Ridge Walk at about 5 or 5:30pm to get a nice spot to enjoy the sunset.

If you want to get pictures without people like we did then we recommend you come here in the morning at about 7am instead. Here’s the catch, in the evening, the walk is nice and cool! (it is super hot in the morning)❄️

If you want to go in and visit Pura Gunung Lebah, note that because it’s for Balinese and not so much a tourist temple, both men and women are required to wear clothing that cover the knees and shoulders.

 

DAY 1 NIGHT 🌙

DINNER AT CAFE WAYAN | @cafewayan_and_bakery
Local Indonesian food at Cafe Wayan & Bakery was the best local food in Bali. So peaceful and relaxing here, perfect place for a chilled out meal with someone special surrounded by beautiful ‘forest’ 😉

Cafe wayan ubud

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶  8 to 11 minute walk from Ubud Town Centre or 22 to 23 minute walk from Campuhan Ridgewalk
🏍️ 5 to 7 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre or 13 to 15 minute ride from Campuhan Ridgewalk
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸💸 Approx. IDR 93600.00 (USD 9.51) per person

Value?
👌 Yeah, it’s pretty cool. It is a little bit pricier than your average warong, but the ambiance is so nice it can make up for it. Each table is set in its own little nook that you forget that you’re at a restaurant with other people. Perfect for a romantic night.

Our tips 💡
If you’re a mosquitoes magnet like I am, make sure to ask the restaurant to get more mosquito repellent for you. It will make the dinner much more pleasant (and less itchy!).


DAY 2 IN UBUD, BALI 

 

DAY 2 MORNING ☀️

COFFEE AND BREAKFAST IN HOTEL ROOM
Had a very early wake up call and breakfast in the hotel. Check out where we stayed in Ubud here!

STROLLING THROUGH THE RICE TERRACES IN TEGALALANG
So you know how the sunset looks different in different places? Some places you will remember as having the most beautiful sunsets? Well, the Bali sun brings out the most beautiful green-yellow glow on the rice fields. As the sun comes up over the seemingly 15 foot terraces, the landscape is so crazy beautiful that you’re almost waiting for the fairies to come out and play! We never expected rice terraces 🌾🌾 to leave us so speechless, but Bali’s Tegalalang does. So much so that we don’t have much else to say about it except to be sure to go!

Tegalalang

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable     💃 Activity

How to get here?
🏍️ About 30 to 45 minute from Ubud Town Centre. Arrange a taxi for the morning, about IDR 350000 for a few hours
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa ​

Cost?
💸💸 Approx. Free up to IDR 172623 (USD 12) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Individual rice farmers own small plots of the land that makes up the Tegalalang rice terraces. So do expect that the individual farmers may charge a fee as go through their plot. We heard many travelers say they had to pay anywhere between USD1-3 fee for each stop. We went early (7am – maybe it was even earlier than the farmers?) and didn’t come across any farmers asking for a fee.

Our tips 💡
It’s a relatively easy walk, but there are quite a few steps and ups & downs, so if you have trouble with your knees, bring a brace and have good walking shoes. It also gets quite muddy so we would suggest to leave your favorite shoes at the hotel! Arrange with local drivers or hotel drivers for the whole day to go to Tegalalang since they have no Grab Car there (Grab Car is the Uber in Southeast Asia). Also, get here by 7am to escape crowds and also possibly miss the entrance fee, like we did!

SWINGING OVER THE ABYSS AT BALI SWING | @bali.swing

Have you ever swung over the abyss? Bali Swing seem like it could potentially be a tourist trap, but we loved it! Swinging at 25 meters above ground, with a breathtaking view left us full of happy butterflies in our stomach!

There are a quite a number places that have these swings throughout Bali. For you guys who look for a little more insurance, security and the like, Bali Swing makes sure everyone who has a go on their swings are all completely harnessed up. They have 5 main swings going up to 78 meters above ground. Though it is a hefty entrance fee, you can try out all the swings for as long as you and, have a buffet lunch, and a try out a few other activities.

Bali Swing in Ubud

​​Why here?
📷
Instagrammable      💃Activity

How to get here?
🏍️ About 30 to 45 minute from Ubud Town Centre.  Arrange a taxi for the morning so you can go from Tegalalang straight here since it’s quite nearby
🚌 There is also a scheduled free bus service from Ubud to Bali Swing. Call them for reservations
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa ​

Cost? 
💸💸💸 Approx. IDR 503195.29 (USD 35) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! It is expensive, but swinging high into the sky, over that river meters below, was totally worth it for us!

Our tips 💡
Go early! No, seriously. Go. Early. We got just after it opened so we were among the first people there. Otherwise we heard you could be waiting for up to an hour for just one swing. This makes for a really nice picture, so if you want that dreamy picture ladies, wear a long super flowly dress, but make sure to wear boyshorts or something under as everything flies up when they swing you! There are also guys who take photos for you (you have to pay for the photos), so if you have a travel buddy, you can just stand near them and know that that’s the best angle to take the shot!

 

DAY 2 AFTERNOON ⛅️

Head to Ubud

LUNCH AT KAFE BALI
This is a nice quiet place to chill for lunch after the busy morning and to take a break from the midday heat! Serving wholesome food, they use Bali-harvested, organic and chemical-free produce whenever possible with flavors and cuisines from Mexian to Italian to local Indonesian. And they care about the environment being one of the first restaurants in Ubud to stop using plastic straws. Yay! You can also pick up some gifts and support small local businesses at their little shop, KAFE Kares.

lunch at kafe bali

Why here?
🤤 Good food

How to get here?
🚶  13 to 15 minute walk from Ubud Town Centre or 2 hour 24 minute to 2 hour 30 minute walk from Bali Swing
🏍️ 7 to 10 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre or 1 hour 45 minute to 2 hour ride from Bali Swing
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸💸Approx. IDR 90000 (USD 6.91) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! The food was very tasty and beyond fresh! A must for travelers looking for healthy and clean food.

Our tips 💡
They have good, free WiFi here so it’s great to come here after your morning, cool down, eat, be social, then, and only then, start post all your amazing pictures from your morning!

EASY CHILL AFTERNOON IN UBUD
Ubud is so beautiful and so chill that it really is nice to spend a bit of time wandering around. Shopping is super fun here! If you’re looking for the round woven rattan type bags, the Ubud Market is the place to go! There’s one store facing the main road that has all different styles, sizes and colors, it’s almost impossible to leave with just 1 bag! Also try a massage or a yoga class in Ubud. There are a few that are facing rice fields which somehow just takes away all your worries and stress.
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Why here?
👗 Shops     💃 Activity

How to get here?
🚶  Few minutes walk from Ubud Town Centre or just round the corner from Tukies
🏍️ Don’t bother, just walk!
🚗 Don’t bother, just walk!

Cost?
Free to 💸💸💸 depending on whether you make it to the Ubud market for the bags…

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Super fun and can be just about free, if you don’t get caught up with shopping!

Our tips 💡
If you’re at the Ubud Market, always bargain! The best few bargain tips? Know roughly how much you’re willing to pay for the item. If you’re pushing for a hard bargain, make sure you have small change and If possible, keep your big bills hidden. There’s nothing worse than bargaining super low, and pulling out a big bill to ask them to give you back change (they may not even have the change available).

ICE CREAM SNACK AT TUKIES CAFE
Otherwise known as Tukies Coconut Shop! How could we not stop in there? You can go nuts on coconuts! Hehe.
(no pics yet)

Why here?
🤤 Good food

How to get here?
🚶  Few minutes walk from Ubud Town Centre or just round the corner from Ubud Market
🏍️ Don’t bother, just walk!
🚗 Don’t bother, just walk!

Cost?
💸💸 Approx. IDR 67000 (USD 4.66) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! If you love coconut, they have everything from fresh coconuts and of course the must have coconut ice cream to coconut cookies, roasted coconut flakes, coconut bars, coconut chocolate…the list goes on!

Our tips 💡
A lot of their coconut cookies and snacks are prepacked and sealed nicely so it’s a great place to pick up gifts for any coconut obsessed friend!

 

DAY 2 NIGHT 🌙

DINNER AT JALAN GOUTAMA IN UBUD
Jalan Goutama is in center of Ubud and is a small, quaint street full of character and life! It’s a small lane but it’s lined with designer boutiques, cute, quirky shops, spas and super fun restaurants. Closed to traffic, you can walk with ease without having to worry about mopeds and the like. During the day, families, locals and tourists mill about doing their daily business. At night the street comes abuzz with fun lights, live music, bars and good food. We didn’t suggest a particular place because we think the area is fun to explore and has so many different cuisines that you can pop into each restaurant to see what suits your fancy! (no pics yet)

Why here?
🤤 Good food     🌈 Good vibes

How to get here?
🚶 5 minute walk from Ubud Town Centre or Ubud Art Market
🏍️ 3 minute ride from Ubud Town Centre or Ubud Art Market
🚗 4 minute Grab/Uber/Hotel car ride from Ubud Town Center / Ubud Art Market

Cost?
💸💸 Ranges between the different restaurants

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Such a fun place to spend the evening! In the day, it’s just like any small quiet little street and once evening hits, it becomes a lively place with such good vibes. Has food and drinks at a different price ranges so you can choose what fits your budget best. We came here a few times for the vibe…and oh yes, the food, of course.

Our tips 💡
It’s fun to come here a little earlier in the evening to grab a drink at a spot facing the street and watch how it transforms. As evening hits, you can people watch as this tourist little lane turns from quiet little lane to evening local bustle as little kids – local and foreign – come together and play tag or football through the carless street, to a fun yet chilled night.


DAY 3 IN SEMINYAK, BALI

 

DAY 3 MORNING ☀️

Arrange with a local taxi and head straight to Seminyak from Ubud. Grab breakfast at the hotel as it’ll take about 2 hours, depending on the traffic.

 

DAY 3 AFTERNOON ⛅️

LUNCH AT SEA CIRCUS, SEMINYAK | @seacircus
Sea Circus is not an actual circus. It is a  ‘restaurant, cocktail bar & coffee den. AND probably one of the most instagrammed restaurant in Bali! It’s fun, colorful and has a great vibe, inside and out, as well as a great menu.

sea circus bali

​Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶 30 minute walk from Seminyak Main Street
🏍️ 10 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street
🚗 20 minute Grab/Uber/Hotel car ride from Seminyak Main Street

Cost?
💸💸 Approx. IDR 100000 (USD 6.96) per person

Value?
👌 Yeah, it’s pretty cool. The food tasted good

Our tips 💡
Take a stroll through the back streets from Seminyak Main Street to get to Sea Circus Bali. The traffic is not only crazy in Seminyak, but there are also a number of one-way streets in Seminyak, so waiting for your car and sitting in traffic may take you even longer than walking.

HANG OUT ON SEMINYAK BEACH
Part of a stretch of beaches that go from the edge of Kuta all the way to the coastal corners of Canggu. Although the beach is super accessible from Seminyak’s main Petitenget stretch, it wasn’t as crowded as we expected. It isn’t know for crystal clear water and white sandy beaches (so don’t go with expectations), but it is good fun to chill and play a bit in the afternoon.

best spot to chill at seminyak beach

 

Why here?
💃 Activity     🌈 Good vibes

How to get here?
🚶 17 to 20 minute walk from Seminyak Main Street or Sea Circus Bali
🏍️ 10 to 13 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street or Sea Circus Bali
🚗 15 minute Grab/Uber/Hotel car ride from Seminyak Main Street or Sea Circus Bali

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! The beach is massive, clean and not as crowded as you would expect for being pretty close to Seminyak Main Street.

Our tips 💡
This is a public beach so BYO everything! From paddle boards to play with or a good book, to towels, drinks, snacks.

 

DAY 3 EVENING 🌅

EVENING STROLL AT TANAH LOT
Pura Tanah Lot is breathtakingly stunning. Literally meaning ‘small island floating on the sea’, Tanah Lot is supposedly the most visited & photographed temple in Bali. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 7 sea temples around the southwestern coast of Bali. Each of the 7 sea temples was intended to be within sight of the next, forming a chain along the coast. So the clifftop site of Pura Uluwatu to the south is actually visible from the inside of Pura Tanah Lot, and we thought this was pretty amazing!​​

Tanah Lot

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable     🏯 Cultural     📍 Landmark

How to get here?
🏍️ 1 hour ride from Seminyak Main Street
🚗 45 minutes by car (Grab/Uber or hotel car) from Seminyak Main Street

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Be warned though, it can get super super crowded there for sunset. People go there for the sunset in busloads! But Tanah Lot makes for a fantastic sunset viewing point.

Our tips 💡
Arrange with Grab driver to pick up after few hours (at least 3 hours). We can’t emphasize enough that this is another famous spot to catch sunsets, so, expect massive amount of people in the evening. If you prefer to have the place a little more to yourself and escape the crowds, come here early in the morning instead. Sunrise is also beautiful and it is much more peaceful. Also, if you are a little wary of local superstition, be aware that there is a fabled ‘Bali Curse’ at Tanah Lot. We were warned by the locals as it is said that unmarried couples who came here would soon break up after they leave. It didn’t stop us from going, but we just had to be sure to pass on the ‘warning’.

 

DAY 3 NIGHT 🌙

DINNER AT SISTERFIELDS | @sisterfields
We love this place so much cause the food especially their 🍒🍓 & the ☕ coffee is one of the best on the island.

Sisterfields, a great place to eat in Seminyak

Why here?
🤤 Good food

How to get here?
🚶  5 minute walk from Seminyak Main Street
🏍️ 3 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸💸💸 Approx. IDR 120000 (USD 8.35) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! If anything, just for the Acai Berry Bowl!

Our tips 💡
Acai Berry Bowl is freakin next level yumminess! (p.s. the magic for us is in the 🌿🍃 mint leaves – they add an explosion of minty flavor to the bowl. So ask for more mint leaves!) But the air conditioning in this place is super strong, so it gets really really crowded from midday to late afternoon for people stopping in for a cool down drink and snack. It’s worth the wait because that Berry bowl hits the spot when you’re melting from the Bali midday heat!


DAY 4 IN CANGGU, BALI (DAY TRIP)

 

DAY 4 MORNING ☀️

Skip the hotel breakfast and book a car (either hotel car or Grab) to head out to Canggu. It just takes about 30 minutes. Canggu is maybe Bali’s hippest new kid on the block. When you get into the Canggu district, you will see and feel why; you’re greeted with fields and fields of green rice paddies, big, small, terraced or organic, on all sides. It’s stunningly serene (yet impossibly busy with traffic maneuvering through the smallest of lanes) and has amazing cafes, villas and of course the beach.

Our tips 💡
Book a grab driver for the whole day to take you around Canggu and back to Seminyak since you can’t call a Grab car from the Canggu district. Either that or rent a scooter!

COFFEE AND BRUNCH AT PELOTON | @pelotonsupershop
Pelaton is in a newer but quickly becoming very popular area of Canggu called Berawa. Pelaton is a super popular café that happens to be vegan. We say that because after trying the food, you would have a very high bar on what eating vegan could be like! All their products are local, fresh and mostly organic, including their coffee beans J Every dish is not only so delicious, but is also plated beautifully. They also have gluten-free options, which was big plus for us!

peloton cafe in canggu

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶 20 to 23 minute walk from Berawa
🏍️ 10 to 13 minute ride from Berawa
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸💸 Approx. IDR 75000 (USD 5.22) per person

Value?
👌 Yeah, it’s pretty cool. A really awesome vegan place with loads of options and great vibes!

Our tips 💡
It’s really hard not to, but don’t stuff yourself here because there are loads and loads of amazing cafes all around Canggu that you’ll definitely want to try!!

 

DAY 4 AFTERNOON ⛅️

AFTERNOON STROLL THROUGH THE RICE PADDIES, CANGGU
There’s something really peaceful about taking a stroll through the ricefields 🌾🌾 in Canggu. Rice fields are a common sight in Bali’s landscape, where agriculture has been an important part in the life and culture of the Balinese people for thousands of years. What’s amazing about Canggu is even with the many cafes and villas now popping up, the beauty & tranquility of the rice fields surrounded by coconut trees 🌴🌴🌴 still dominate the landscape.

rice paddies, canggu

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
* We assume you have your Grab/Hotel car/Scooter to get around Canggu!

Cost?
Free entry. Sometimes you will see the rice fields owners walking around, be sure to ask them if they mind you have a walk through their rice fields. If they speak conversational English, have a chat to learn more about them and what they do.

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! So serene and beautiful!

Our tips 💡
You have to drive around randomly to find the best, most beautiful rice fields. There are some really small patches right in the middle of Canggu, and some massive ones that stretch as far as the horizon! And hardly anyone in sight so you really get the whole place to yourself.

 

SNACK 1 AT MATCHA CAFÉ | @matchacafebali
Matcha Cafe Bali is a neighborhood cafe serving up a line of organic matcha green tea beverages, specialty Indonesian coffee freshly roasted in Bali from Tanamera, a seasonal and healthy food menu that includes many vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free options. We believe that by using simple, quality local and organic ingredients we can create a premium experience for our customers to enjoy on a daily basis.​​

matcha cafe, green tea, canggu awesome cafe

Why here?
🤤 Good food     🌈 Good vibes

How to get here?
* We assume you have your Grab/Hotel car/Scooter to get around Canggu!

Cost?
💸 Approx. IDR 100000 (USD 6.84) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Renesh is a massive fan of Matcha almost anything so this was super awesome stop for him.

Our tips 💡
See tip from Coffee and Brunch at Peloton!! The menu here is huge considering it’s almost everything Matcha and there were so many things we wanted to try, but we were so stuffed from Peloton that we could only manage fit a Matcha latte and Matcha smoothie.

SNACK 2 AT NALU BOWLS | @nalubowls
Nalu Bowls statement : “We source all of our ingredients daily on the beautiful island of bali. Infusing the tastes of the local dragon fruit, fresh coconut flesh, mango, papaya, spinach, & banana. You can be sure our bowls are healthy & delicious!” First of all, how can you not be tempted to try it (even after a massive brunch AND a matcha latte/smoothe)? And second, it sure was healthy and delicious!

Nalu Bowls, Canggu

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
* We assume you have your Grab/Hotel car/Skooter to get around Canggu!

Cost?
💸 Approx. IDR 60000 (USD 4.17) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Huge massive range of smoothie bowls! And we quickly found out that you can never be too full for smoothie bowls! Grab a bowl to go and head on down to the beach to book a sunset view spot.

Our tips 💡
Grab a bowl to go and head on down to the beach to book a sunset view spot.

 

DAY 4 EVENING TO NIGHT 🌅🌙

SUNSET & DINNER AT CANGGU BEACH
Canggu beach was rated No 39 in CNN’s “100 best beaches around the world” 2017 so it’s no wonder it’s a beautiful place to take in the sunset. After the sun goes down, you can grab dinner at a beachside warung or take a drive over to La Laguna, this bohemian decorated beach bar with a tasty tapas menu is located through some rocky road in Canggu. It’s laid back and the rustic furnishing lends different vibes to every corner of this place.

sunset at Canggu beach

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable       💃 Activity      🤤 Good food

How to get here?
*We assume you have your Grab/Hotel car/Skooter to get around Canggu!

Cost?
Free entry for Canggu Beach
💸💸💸 Approx. IDR 325000 (USD 22.24) per person for La Laguna

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Sunsets are magical in Bali and Canggu beach is a lovely place to watch the sun go down.

Our tips 💡
The sun sets very early in Bali. Expect the sun to be setting by about 6:00pm – 6:15pm. So booking your sunset view chill spot early means getting there by at least 5:30pm. But for that sunset view, it’s worth the wait.

HEAD BACK TO SEMINYAK

Go explore!


DAY 5 IN SEMINYAK, BALI 

 

DAY 5 MORNING ☀️

COFFEE AND BRUNCH AT REVOLVER | @revolverespresso
Revolver is super central, right off the main shopping street of Seminyak. It’s one of the first few ‘Australian-styled cafes’ to come up in Seminyak and is still amongst the best for coffee! They source the best beans from around the world then roast and blend them up for their original signature Revolver coffee! And they have a massive menu.

revolver espresso in Seminyak, one of the most instagrammable cafes

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶 Few minutes walk from Seminyak Main Street
🏍️ Don’t bother, just walk!
🚗 Don’t bother, just walk!

Cost?
💸💸💸 Approx. IDR 120000 (USD 8.69) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! One of the best coffee places in Seminyak as well as the really good gluten-free bread!

Our tips 💡
It does get quite crowded, so get there for an early brunch to get a seat. Also, we didn’t try this, but if you get hooked on their coffee, they apparently delivery coffee straight to your Villa or Hotel in Seminyak 7 days a week! Coffee addiction sorted!

WALKABOUT IN SEMINYAK
The feel around Seminyak is quite different from that of Ubud. It’s a little more commercial but it’s still fun, especially the back lanes and small alleyways. And like everywhere else, you get a much better feel of the place when you wander around on foot.

Walkabout in Seminyak

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
There are many areas around Seminyak so the walk and wandering could take you quite far away from the main street. You can always get a Grab or hop on a scooter to get you back to your hotel/villa.

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👌 Yeah, it’s pretty cool

Our tips 💡
Seriously, get lost in Seminyak. There are so many cute cafes and boutiques that we came across, but honestly, can’t tell you where they are because there are so many lanes and alleys throughout Bali. Have a bottle of water with you, sunscreen and go explore! Also, if you can wander towards the direction of Kynd Community (café), Great! because it’ll be where we suggest for you stop for lunch!

 

DAY 5 AFTERNOON ⛅️

LATE LUNCH AT KYND COMMUNITY | @kyndcommunity
Kynd Community is a plant-based café has that has amazing vegan cuisine (think kind mylk like coconut, almond and soy) and an uber-Instagramable interior. They just opened a year ago but havealready expanded to take over the space next door as well! KYND Community’s motto: “by living a plant-based lifestyle, you are not only making a positive impact on the planet but you age slower, have way more energy and look even better naked!” Yay! So whether you’re following a plant-based diet or not, Kynd Community has to be on your Bali bucket list!

Kynd community cafe in Seminyak

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable     🌈 Good vibes

How to get here?
🚶 38 to 40  minute walk from Seminyak Main Street or  to  walk from
🏍️ 17 to 20 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street or to ride from
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸 Approx. IDR 75000 (USD 5.13) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! Awesome vegan cafe. The atmosphere was great and you seriously feel like trying everything on the menu!

Our tips 💡
We put this as a late lunch because this place gets very packed! If you want to get a seat by their insta-famous pink wall, you should try to go during off peak times. Either that or wait it out! Also, make sure to have the energy balls! Best we’ve had!

 

NICE CREAM AT MAD POPS, CANGGU | @madpopsbali
Cooling off from the Bali heat 🔥 Ice cream 🍦 is always a good idea. They have popsicles, gelato, sorbet and good ol’ ice cream 🍦 Just be warned (just so you can adjust your expectations), it’s vegan so its made from coconut milk.

Their neon signs are pretty insta-famous.

mad pops, canggu, bali

Why here?
🤤 Good food     📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶 24 to 27 minute walk from Seminyak Main Street or 20 to 23 minute walk from Kynd Community
🏍️ 17 to 20 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street or 10 to 13 minute ride from Kynd Community
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
💸 Approx. IDR 50000 (USD 3.48) per person

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! A cute ice cream place. They have really nice ice creams and a great range of toppings.

Our tips 💡
Try the coconut. It’s insanely gooooood 🌴 Also, it’s a tiny tiny little joint and if you follow their Instagram, you’ll be surprised that it really is a small ‘nice cream’ bar. This Mad Pops in seminyak has a line out the door pretty much from even before they open! But don’t stress, everyone wants a picture by the neon sign (and everyone knows that everyone wants that photo!). Bali has such good vibes that it doesn’t feel so bad making everyone in line wait for you to finish getting your shot!

 

DAY 5 EVENING 🌅

WATCH THE SUN SET AT POTATO HEAD | @potatoheadbali
It seems we’re taking you on a constant chase for sunsets here in bali! It’s not only that sunsets are one of Sue’s favorite things, but they seem extra beautiful here in Bali. For a different scene from the day, head over to Potato Head to settle down for drinks and a beautiful sunset view. And Potato Head is Indonesian, so Yay! for supporting local.

Potato head

Why here?
📷 Instagrammable

How to get here?
🚶 43 to 45 minute walk from Seminyak Main Street or 19 to 21 minute walk from Mad Pops
🏍️ 25 to 30 minute ride from Seminyak Main Street or 9 to 11 minute ride from Mad Pops
🚗 Arrange your car with your hotel or villa

Cost?
Free entry

Value?
👍 Hell yeah! A heavenly place to chill with delicious food and beautiful views A beautiful place to chill and hang out before going to the airport since it i

Our tips 💡
Bring the guide with you [HERE] 🎉We hope you enjoy your stay there!

 

Feel free to download the itinerary as a base for when you’re planning your trip (and for you as a reference for when you’re there and don’t have WiFi)! We hope it helps and you love Bali as much as we do after your trip!

Wishing you happy travels,
Renesh & Sue

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