Bali is one of the most cleansing and soulful places I’ve ever been to. It’s amazing traveling solo, honeymooning, or visiting with a small group. There are so many different things to do and experience that you won’t find anywhere else, like the monkey forests and sacred medicine men. I went for two weeks and found it to be a generous amount of time to visit various locations and get a good amount of culture and relaxation in. I’d recommend at least one week and to visit some of the places on the list below. There are many other attractions and hotels, but these are my picks! Hope you enjoy. xo
This is more of a resort, honeymoon vibe. There’s not much to do outside the hotel or at night, but it’s an amazing spot to visit for a few days of peace and relaxation.
Mostly in hotels; didn’t eat outside of the hotel
This is the shopping and nightlife area, so if you’re looking for an atmosphere this is your place. There are tons of restaurants and cafes to try out here.
Beach at sunset
Nails at Equilibre Concept
Seminyak Square shopping- Tons of resort-like shops with chic bathing suits
For health junkies and yogis, this is your spot. Ubud is filled with organic restaurants and yoga joints to visit. There’s a ton of culture in this area and so much to do. You won’t get bored, and you can shop a bit too. I did tons of eating, massages, and yoga here.
The Shift Hotel (Avg. price: $50/night) *Young vibe, vegan yoga crowd
Alaya Resort Ubud (Avg. price: $120/night) *Great location, nice grounds
Wapa Di Ume (Avg. price: $200/night) *Sophisticated, among the rice paddies, great food
Maya Ubud Resort (Avg. price: $200/night) *Chic resort-style with full gym, spa, mini golf, etc.
The Chedi Club (Avg. price: $350/night) *High-end, among the rice paddies
Kamandalu Ubud (Avg. price: $350/night) *Beautiful yoga studio, nice grounds
Alchemy Cafe– Trendy raw vegan cafe with a just and salad bar plus a mini market with a ton of alternative and all natural items.
Clear Cafe– The menu is so big it’ll take you some time to decide what you want because everything is so good. Must try the Diamond Detox (local Bali aloe, fresh mint, ginger, turmeric, and honey).
Kafe– Probably one of my favorite the whole trip. They are an organic spot with tons of options and amazing raw desserts. Get the berry cheesecake!
Seeds of Life– All raw, vegan, and really good. They also have to die for raw desserts.
Bali Buda– Healthy restaurant with mostly organic foods with a raw-vegan friendly menu section. The No-Bake Brownie Balls are heaven on earth.
Soma– Great food, great vibes
Down To Earth Cafe– Same as the one in Seminyak, amazing raw balls and lunch/dinner
Forbidden Monkey Forest– See and pet the monkeys here
Yoga Barn– It gets really packed, so make sure to arrive about 15 minutes before class!
Asia World Indonesia– Ask for the Jatiluwih Cycling Private Package and you’ll go biking through the rice fields and then sit down to a private meal in the center of the fields. It’ll blow your mind.
Other (Canggu, Uluwatu, Jimbaran, and Soori)
Hotels and Villas:
The Chillhouse (Avg. price: $100/night) *In Canggu, healthy, inexpensive, yoga-centric spot to stay, surf, and relax
La Joya Bungalows (Avg. price: $90/night) *Villa-style rooms overlooking the beautiful beach on the coast
Alila Villas Soori (Avg. price: $450/night) *Villas on black sand beach
Villa Teana (Avg. price: $450/night) *Private 4-bedroom villa with full staff, great for couples/families
Villa Sungai (Avg. price: $600/night) *Private 3-bedroom villa in the jungle with full staff and all meals
Balangan Beach- Beautiful cliffside “beach” and great photos for sunset
Uluwatu Temple- Balinese temple on a cliff located closest to Nusa Dua
Tegalalang Rice Terraces- This is a traditional rice paddy spread 600m north of Ubud
Tenengunan Waterfall- Another photo opp! It’s tough to get to so make sure to bring proper shoes and a pair of sandals if you plan on going into the water
Hope this guide works for you. Any places I missed? xo, Tara