I love Bali! The last time I visited was when I went on a yoga retreat but this time I was very excited to return with my other half. We explored, relaxed and discovered our bliss. This is how I spent a blissful day in Bali.
I was woken up early at 7am – hey that’s early on holidays – by the community rooster and started my day off with a quick workout and a dip in our private villa pool. Even in June Bali is still very warm and humid. We then headed out for breakfast. TIP: Seminyak is very busy so it’s nice to get out early before it gets crazy busy and to hot.
Breakfast – Revolver Espresso
Revolver is one of my favourite places for breakfast in Seminyak. The service is awesome and the coffee and food is on point. I ordered the AK-47 – poached eggs, spinach, homemade ak-47 salsa, with hollandaise sauce on sourdough. My other half ordered the Double Barrel – folded scrambled eggs with bacon, tomato, basil and parmesan on sourdough. We also had coffee and fresh coconut water with lime. Everything way delicious and all for around $25AUD. We were happy little travellers!
After breakfast we headed off for some shopping but most of the shops in Seminyak don’t open until about 10am. So we jumped in a cab and headed to Canggu. It’s a 20-minute cab ride from Seminyak and costs about $5AUD. TIP: when you catch a cab in Bali, make sure the driver puts the meter on and stick with Bluebird cabs. I wanted to buy some of the beautiful home wares from Bungalow Living Bali and it was well worth the trip. I purchased a stunning aqua blue hand crochet blanket and lots of other goodies. The blanket takes about six weeks to make and supports the Balinese women’s cottage industry.
Lunch – Zucchini Cafe, Seminyak
We headed back to Seminyak for lunch and caught up with my lovely aunty and cousin who were also staying in Seminyak. Zucchini Cafe is a small cafe in the heart of busy Seminyak and has lots of yummy, fresh and healthy options on offer. I went with the mixed salads. You get to choose three salads to fill a big bowl and a guava and lime frappe all for about $10AUD. It was exactly what I felt like on a hot day and it really hit the spot.
Next stop, our villa and some relaxation time! After spending a morning walking around Seminyak some villa chilling was much needed.
Now a trip to Bali is not complete without some spa time! Hello Spring Spa, this spa is beautiful and the staff are lovely. It might not be the cheapest spa in Seminyak but it’s still reasonable in comparison to prices at home, it’s super cheap. TIP: make a booking in advance and if you are going to visit the spa as a couple they will do the treatments in the same room. I indulged with a raw facial, massage and a hot milk and almond pedicure. All up it was around $80AUD and you can also purchase drinks and fresh drinking coconuts.
After we were feeling refreshed and relaxed from our afternoon at the spa, sunset cocktails were calling our name. So we went to Woobar at the W Hotel, just cross the road from the spa. It really is a beautiful modern hotel and worth checking out. The cocktails are almost the same prices as home but we discovered that between 4pm – 6pm on Mon –Thurs, they do two for one cocktails and you also get a complimentary pizza. Winning! Bali sunsets are truly breathtaking and best enjoyed with a tropical cocktail and with the one/ones you love by your side.
Dinner – Ginger Moon, Seminyak
Ginger Moon is a beautiful oasis and everything we had was amazing, they also have a large cocktail list. We indulged with tempeh and payek chips served with mango and tamarind dip, corn fritters with avocado, half moon steamed buns with suckling pig, nasi goreng and of course, chicken satay. This was one of my favourite meals in Seminyak. TIP: it gets busy so I would recommend booking in the busier months (June – August and over Christmas/New Year). With all of the food and a cocktail each our bill was around $70AUD. We did have a lot of food but they have such an awesome menu so it is hard not to want to try everything!
Well that’s a wrap up of my blissful day in Bali and just a few of my favourite places. I hope you enjoyed following my journey! Namaste.
Have you been to Bali? What are your favourite places?
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TIP: When packing to go to Bali make sure you pack some medication just incase you end up with an upset stomach.