Bali
by Nick The Crowded Planet | thecrowdedplanet.com
01 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019
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Rumah Desa
Accommodation in a Balinese village, plus local activities including market visit and a cooking class!
Bagus Agro Pelaga
Bed & Breakfast
Indonesia
The first agro tourism in Bali, with luxury accommodation in an organic farm and activities like coffee roasting, cooking classes and walks through the farm.
Alaya Resort, Ubud
Resort
Ubud, Indonesia
A true oasis of peace in the center of Ubud! This hotel has quiet rooms, a swimming pool, spa and even its own rice fields!
Kastilla Sunset Nusa Ceningan
Hotel
Indonesia
Stunning family-run guesthouse with infinity pool and accommodation in wooden bungalows with all comforts and a very affordable price.
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak
Hotel
Seminyak, Indonesia
Fantastic resort-style hotel in Seminyak, perfectly located for Double Six beach!
Night Market tabanan
Asian Restaurant
Indonesia
Night market in Tabanan, a medium-sized town about half an hour from Canggu. Perfect for street food - try Martabak, a flatbread filled with veggies, and Bakso, soup with chicken balls. So good!
Othree Beach Bar
Other Nightlife
Badung, Indonesia
Popular sunset location in Echo Beach. Lovely view and friendly service, but it’s busy!
Warung Mbak’Nit 2
Indonesian Restaurant
Badung, Indonesia
Delicious Italian/Indonesian fusion warung also offering gourmet Indonesian classics. Far from the Canggu crowds!
Sea Breeze Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant
Indonesia
Good food (both Indonesian and international) and nice beachside location, it gets 4 stars just because it’s quite cramped. It’s fun to play around on the swings and pools though!
Sanghyabgbay
Theme Restaurant
Klungkung, Indonesia
Nice place for a drink on Mushroom Beach, with beers and fresh smoothies as well as a vast menu. It’s fun to sit and watch life going on along the beach.
Mangrove Warung Nano
A nice warung in the mangroves area of Nusa Lembongan, with a small private beach and a swing.
the dungki bendega resto
Asian Restaurant
nusa ceningan.lembongan.klungkung, Indonesia
A real gem of a restaurant in Nusa Ceningan, serving tasty Thai and Indonesian food. The location is also really nice, in a small garden.
Koin Cafe
Café
Badung, Indonesia
Tasty warung offering a range of Indonesian favorites in Tumbak Bayuh, the least touristy part of Canggu! The nasi goreng is one of the best we’ve had in Bali.
Jimbaran fish market
BBQ Joint
Indonesia
Fantastic option for lunch in Jimbaran! Buy fresh fish at the market then have it grilled for an extra 15 or 20K at one of the nearby warung, like Warung Hawaii.
Warung Nyoman
Indonesian Restaurant
Indonesia
This warung near Jatiluwih rice terraces has the best views ever and wonderful nasi goreng made with red rice!
Pangkon Bali Rumah Makan & Agrotourism
Indonesian Restaurant
Desa Manukaya, Indonesia
Nice location and good fried chicken, but it loses marks because they’ve got caged civet cats for Luwak coffee!
Petani Restaurant
Indonesian Restaurant
Ubud, Indonesia
The restaurant of Alaya Resort in Ubud, offering free afternoon tea to guests. The menu also looks nice, but we didn’t have a chance to eat there.
Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner)
Balinese Restaurant
Gianyar, Indonesia
Really nice fried duck but the setting is very touristy and the prices are a bit excessive.
Tukies
Ice Cream Shop
Ubud, Indonesia
The best coconut ice cream in Ubud! Topped with caramelised coconut, coconut brittle and fresh coconut pulp!
Babi Guling Ibu Oka 3
Balinese Restaurant
Gianyar, Indonesia
Really nice Babi Guling (roast suckling pig), but we don’t recommend visiting because they have caged animals and chained birds.
Fair Warung Balé
Asian Restaurant
Ubud, Indonesia
Warung in Ubud run by a NGO providing help and care to people in need. Food is also good - try the red curry!
Crate Cafe
Café
Badung, Indonesia
Delicious breakfasts in a ‘hipster’ atmosphere for less than 50K! A favorite of expats and digital nomads in Canggu!
Wacko Burger Cafe
Burger Joint
Seminyak, Indonesia
Quite simply, the best burgers in Bali! Great meat and vegetarian options.
Warung Taris Bali
Café
Kuta, Indonesia
Great sunset bar on Double Six beach, much cheaper than more famous places like La Plancha but just as chilled and with perfect sunset view!
La Plancha
Cocktail Bar
Badung, Indonesia
Legendary beach bar in Seminyak, busy but fun! It loses one star because the music was too loud, and because nearby beach bars are a bit cheaper!
Naughty Nuri's Warung
BBQ Joint
Badung, Indonesia
The Seminyak outpost of famous Naughty Nuri in Ubud! Ribs and dirty Martini are simply the best in Bali!
Bottega Italiana Petitenget
Italian Restaurant
Badung, Indonesia
Best Italian restaurant in Bali, with outlets also in Seminyak, Canggu, Berawa and soon to open in Pererenan!
Pantai Seseh
Beach
Badung, Indonesia
Beach not far from Canggu but way less busy than the more famous Batu Bolong and Berawa. Recommended for sunset or a beach walk.
Dreamland Beach
Beach
Badung, Indonesia
Stunning beach in southern Bali, not far from Uluwatu, but it’s fairly crowded and not much shade. The colour of the water is really lovely though and nice to swim, be careful of the waves!
Blue Point Beach (Pantai Suluban)
Beach
Ungasan, Indonesia
Lovely beach surrounded by cliffs in the vicinity of Uluwatu. It’s great both to swim and surf, and if you follow the beach heading left past the cliffs you’ll find a shipwreck.
Kecak Dance Uluwatu
Performing Arts Venue
Badung, Indonesia
Don’t miss visiting stunning Uluwatu temple, famous for its clifftop location and sunset kecak dance show, showcasing Hindu tales.
Pura Taman Ayun
Hindu Temple
Badung, Indonesia
Lovely temple in Mengwi, about half an hour from Canggu, famous for its garden located just behind the main temple. Also visit nearby Mengwi market if you visit in the morning.
Devil's Tear Cliffs
Scenic Lookout
Kecamatan Nusapenida, Indonesia
Cliff side lookout with a blowhole and waves crashing, making water sprays. Be careful and don’t walk too close to the edge as the waves are very strong!
Pantai Mahagiri
Beach
Indonesia
Beach resort on the northern side of Nusa Lembongan. Nice beach but there are better places both on Lembongan and on Ceningan.
Panorama Point
Scenic Lookout
Indonesia
The highest point in Nusa Lembongan, worth a visit for the view over the island.
Suspension Bridge Lembongan - Ceningan
Bridge
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
This cool yellow bridge separates the islands Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan, and it can be crossed on foot or motorbike.
Blue Lagoon
Scenic Lookout
Klungkung, Indonesia
Scenic spot in Ceningan, check out the pristine blue waters!
Nungnung Waterfall
Quite simply the best waterfall in Bali! Well worth the 500 steps to get there, since you’ll find next to no tourists!
Bali Jhon Swing
A quiet Bali swing near Nungnung Waterfall, you can haggle the price of the swing down to 100K. It doesn’t get five stars as they had a Luwak in a cage, so by all means go for the swing but skip the coffee!
Sangeh Monkey Forest
Quiet offbeat monkey forest near Sanger Village, a great alternative to the busy forest in Ubud!
Jatiluwih Rice Field
Scenic Lookout
Penebel, Indonesia
These rice terraces are the perfect alternative to the more famous Tegalalang bear Ubud. They’re very big and there are next to no tourists!
Love Anchor Canggu Bali
Great place for souvenirs in Canggu! You can pick up unique bags and t-shirts, handicrafts, swimsuits, bamboo cutlery, coconut bowls and more. More ‘hipster’ and less touristy than other markets in Bali.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Temple
Abang, Indonesia
Stunning water palace, but the hordes of Instagram wannabes take a bit of the magic away. Still worth a visit though!
Desa Adat Tradisional Penglipuran (Balinese Traditional Village)
Neighborhood
Bangli, Indonesia
One of the prettiest local villages in Bali, it’s a bit touristy but worth the visit to appreciate Balinese architecture. Also try the green herbal drink made locally, every house will sell it!
Tirta Empul Temple (Pura Tirta Empul)
Hindu Temple
Kecamatan Tampaksiring, Indonesia
The famous water temple! If you want to join in the sacred pool, make sure you understand the procedure and are respectful at all times. It’s worth it!
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
Hindu Temple
Tabanan, Indonesia
Breathtaking temple on the lake, one of the most beautiful in Bali. Shame it was raining when tea visited!
Sunset Hill
Trail
Ubud, Indonesia
Nice flat hiking trail in Ubud, about half an hour long and weaving through rice fields.
Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace)
Temple
Ubud, Indonesia
A good place to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in Ubud, but the atmosphere is very touristy!
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Trail
Bali, Indonesia
A short but sweet trail in the outskirts of Ubud running over a ridge, with views on forest and rice fields nearby.
Pura Mengening
Hindu Temple
Gianyar, Indonesia
The most beautiful water temple in Bali, far less busy than Tirta Empul. Get there early and be respectful of locals praying or conducting rituals.
Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Luhur Tanah Lot)
Hindu Temple
Tabanan, Indonesia
This is one of Bali’s most famous temples, located on a peninsula that becomes an island at high tide. Take time to visit both at high and low tide and try to be there early in the day (opening time is 7 am) to avoid crowds.
Ceningan Divers
Wonderful dive center on Nusa Ceningan, run by a lovely Swiss lady. We went diving with them along the northern shore of Nusa Penida, great drift diving!
Pererenan Beach
Beach
Badung, Indonesia
Nice beach near Canggu that’s usually less busy than Echo Beach. Sunday it’s with locals and you can also have some street food.
Top of Mount Batur
Mountain
Kintamani, Indonesia
Our favorite adventure in Bali! Don’t miss hiking to the top of Mount Batur for sunrise, it’s worth the early wake up call!
Seminyak Beach (Pantai Seminyak)
Beach
Badung, Indonesia
Great sunset and surf beach if you’re staying in Seminyak, with plenty of beach bars!
Dala Spa
Spa
Ubud, Indonesia
Fantastic flower bath and Manis Klepon beauty treatment at Dala Spa, part of Alaya Resort in Ubud.
Pyramids of Chi
Yoga Studio
Tegalalang, Indonesia
Wellness center organizing sound healing sessions and other ceremonies in two purpose-built pyramids in the outskirts of Ubud!