Jul 18 2011

Which is the best boat service from Bali to Nusa Lembongan?

Nusa Lembongan is a beautiful little patch of an island just off the east coast of southern Bali. It’s famous for its surfing, sunsets and snorkelling, and is growing in popularity among those looking for a less crowded, unadulterated flavour of Bali. But the big question: how to get there? It’s an island, there’s no … read the full post

Jul 17 2011

Drinks with a view on Nusa Lembongan

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

I’ll be honest: I’m a sucker for expensive cocktails, even when I know cheaper places are nearby. So on Nusa Lembongan, after a visit to the spa at Batu Karang, I couldn’t go past a stop at The Deck, its attached gleaming panini and cocktail place. Located right next to the path running along the … read the full post

Jul 14 2011

John Hardy jewellery

You’re thinking jewellery, ka-ching, can’t afford to buy jewellery in Bali, bananas, are you crazy? But this isn’t really about buying, necessarily. John Hardy jewellery is probably Bali’s most famous jewellery export, which isn’t a bad achievement considering how many silversmiths the island plays host to. You won’t however actually find John Hardy jewellery retailing … read the full post

Jul 13 2011

Splurge meal on Nusa Lembongan

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

You can certainly eat well on a tight budget on Nusa Lembongan, but you can also successfully indulge in haute cuisine — you know, fancy food — at prices that are very good value by Western standards. The top spot to head on the island, we heard, is Ylang Ylang at Indiana Kenanga, which boasts … read the full post

Jul 12 2011

Bali’s eastern Bukit beaches

The Bukit peninsula at the southernmost tip of Bali is home to some of the most stunning beaches on the entire island. We’ve already written at length about some of the best beaches on the west coast of the Bukit, from Dreamland down to Nyang Nyang, but the Bukit is a big place and there’s … read the full post

Jul 11 2011

Kids’ books and toys in Kerobokan, Bali

Published by under Kids,Shopping

UPDATE: Rainbow Road listed below has now closed. If you’ve travelled too light to Bali and you need a few more toys or books to keep your kids entertained while you’re here, a few excellent little toy and book shops have sprung up close to each other on Jalan Raya Kerobokan in recent years. You … read the full post

Jul 09 2011

Janet De Neefe on the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2011

The clock is ticking in Bali’s Ubud: the 2011 Writers and Readers Festival is just three months’ away. Janet De Neefe, founder of the festival — also author, restaurateur, hotelier and cooking teacher — sat down for half an hour over a glass of wine last week to tell Travelfish.org just how loudly that clock … read the full post

Jul 04 2011

A good place to eat on Nusa Lembongan: Warung Bambu

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

The silence is deafening, up here on the north of Nusa Lembongan. Further around to the east, where the surf thunders on the offshore reef, the constant hum could be drowning out anything. But here it’s just the occasional motorbike zipping past, the crunch of a seaweed farmer’s feet on the sand as she walks … read the full post

Jun 30 2011

Cheap places to eat in Nusa Dua

Published by under Food,Nusa Dua

That headline is a touch misleading. When I say cheap, I mean not a meal at a five-star hotel; and when I say Nusa Dua, I mean up the road in Tanjung Benoa, the finger of land stretching toward Benoa harbour away from that government-created ghetto — because Tanjung Benoa is where you’ll want to … read the full post

Jun 27 2011

A good cheap hotel in Nusa Dua

You’ve got the fancy invitation and you just can’t say no to this relative: you’ve got to head to Nusa Dua, Bali for the wedding even though you can barely afford the airfare. You won’t find any budget rooms in Nusa Dua proper — the sterile, manicured enclave specifically created for five-star resorts. But just … read the full post

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