Archive for the 'Bali' Category

Feb 02 2013

Mozaic Beach Club for dinner

Published by under Food

The very shabby upstairs dining room.

Relatively new Bali restaurant arrival Mozaic Beach Club offers an incredible six-course tasting journey as well as an a la carte menu offering meals that are among Bali’s most creative and simply delicious. Set in elegant surrounds overlooking the beach club lounge and Batu Belig beach beyond, it’s the coastal cousin of Bali culinary institution, … read the full post

Jan 28 2013

Review: Alila Manggis, Bali

Published by under Accommodation

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If you’re looking to be ensconced in a bit of luxury in Bali, and you want to get away from the ridiculous crowds and gridlock of the crazy south, tasteful Alila Manggis on the often neglected east coast of Bali, about a two- to three-hour drive from the airport, is an excellent choice for a … read the full post

Jan 21 2013

Review: Betelnut Cafe, Bali

Published by under Food

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It can be a challenge to find a cafe or restaurant in Bali combining healthy food with delicious Balinese flavours, but Betelnut Cafe, in Bali’s Canggu on the way to Echo beach, does an excellent job of doing precisely this, in colourful, relaxed surrounds. Well worth seeking out for a meal, the eclectic cafe focuses … read the full post

Jan 12 2013

Warung Mertha Sari, near Goa Lawah, Bali

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This is the sort of restaurant any traveller likes to stumble upon: it’s out of the way, serves just one thing, and does that one thing well. At Warung Mertha Sari, there’s no menu, with diners ordering simply by the number of portions they’d like of their specialty, sate lilit ikan, or minced fish sate. … read the full post

Jan 03 2013

Deus ex Machina, Bali

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If you’re looking for something to do on the way to or from Echo Beach, or simply for an excuse to go for a jaunt somewhere in Canggu, the Bali branch of Australia’s Deus Ex Machina is perfect. Its Bali “Temple of Enthusiasm” sits amid green paddy in lush gardens, offering up a cafe, a … read the full post

Nov 26 2012

Driving around Bali: Pemuteran to Medewi

Published by under Driving around Bali

Just another slice of rural scenery.

The far western tip of Bali offers a startling change in experiences as you transition from the less-trafficked north coast to the more heavily (and truck favoured) south. Along the way you get to soak up some great forest, excellent views of Java and perhaps a couple of Christian outposts before blasting along the south … read the full post

Nov 20 2012

Snorkelling Menjangan Island, Bali

Published by under Pemuteran

Just another day at the office.

Located in far northwest Bali, within the confines of Bali Barat National Park, Menjangan Island is famous for its diving, with divers regularly listing it as one of the best places around Bali to dive because of the beautiful coral formations. But what if you don’t dive but enjoy snorkelling? No problem. The main diving … read the full post

Oct 30 2012

Review: Villa Saraswati, Ubud

Published by under Accommodation

Dive in.

Villa Saraswati, on the outskirts of Ubud, is a beautiful, intimate villa with top-notch service; just right for couples who want to feel spoilt without breaking the bank. The villa is in Payogan village, a five-minute drive from the centre of Ubud. Its location isn’t ideal if you want to spend your visit popping in … read the full post

Oct 16 2012

Where to stay on Nusa Penida

Published by under Accommodation

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Accommodation offerings on rugged, out-of-the-way Nusa Penida are slim, and mostly focused around the main beach of Toyo Pakeh and in Sampalan, which is also home to the main market on the island. Here’s a rundown of where you can stay at the moment — expect things to change here quickly now though, with the … read the full post

Oct 13 2012

Gusto ice cream, Bali

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Tamarillo and ginger.

It’s called Gusto Gelato and Caffe. It’s simple. It’s out of the way, tucked down a quiet street a good 10 minutes’ drive north of Bali’s Seminyak, in the more residential Umalas area. If you love ice cream, you’ve got to come here. If you don’t love ice cream, come here, and you will. You’ll … read the full post

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