Best Restaurants in Seminyak including Bars and Nightlife, Fun and Places To Go Out

Best Restaurants In Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak, on the west coast of Bali, is the upscale cousin of the town of Kuta, further south. The area is home to most of the island’s expats, many of whom have set up shops, galleries and restaurants in the town. We list few of the best restaurants in Seminyak and explore the top culinary and savor the exquisite flavors that this beautiful destination has to offer.

Good to know for restaurants in Seminyak, and mostly in Bali, for foods are not too expensive, but when you take your meal with wines, they are more expensive.

Balinese specialties

Urab: delicious mixture of coconut, beans or other finely chopped vegetables flavored with spices and peppers. Mainly Balinese dish.

Ayam betutu: grilled stuffed chicken, served with vegetables, tapioca and coconut. Bali specialty.

Bebek betutu: a tasty Balinese duck speciality. Stuffed and stewed for a long time in a banana leaf, it is always ordered the day before.

Babi guling: roasted suckling pig. Excellent when it is not too greasy. It is mostly found in Bali.

Best Restaurants In Seminyak you should try (Seminyak Center)

In Indonesia, and particularly in Bali, we eat well. Rice is the staple, of course, and the national dish goes by the name of nasi goreng: fried rice with eggs, small pieces of meat and vegetables, or shrimp.
But Indonesian food is a reflection of the ethnic mosaic that the country represents: rich, surprising, varied and colorful.

Batik Restaurant and Bar, Southeast Asian, $$$

Certainly one of the most beautiful decorations in Bali, Batik is a restaurant that is worth the detour as much for the content as for the form. This venue is an ideal spot for an elevated coffee experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the intriguing contrasts of expat life in Southeast Asia.

Batik restaurant is an Indonesian and South East Asian cuisines. Just like how various cultures inspired the line and shape of batik’s patterns, our food also influences not only by Indonesian but also South East Asian cuisine. Following the transformation of batik throughout history, we also evolved our dishes according to the trend but not to forget the authenticity of tastes and secret ingredients.

Zomato: Batik Restaurant



Ginger Moon Canteen, Asian Fusion, $$

Ginger Moon is a fabulous Asian fusion restaurant on Oberoi Street (Eat Street / Kayu aya Street). Really cool and stylish interiors, professional staff and delicious food, this is a must visit. The cocktails are also very good and the general atmosphere is great.

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Ginger Moon Restaurant in Seminyak. Uploaded by Pinterpandai, Ginger Moon Restaurant Seminyak, Bali, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

A contemporary dining venue influenced by the culture of Bali and Indonesia, highlighting the diverse range of tropical ingredients that define the region’s cuisine.

Want to try a bit of everything? Ginger Moon has delicious sharing options. In fact, the menu, created by Executive Chef Dean Kedell, was created with sharing in mind.


Reservation: NowBookIt

Zomato: Ginger Moon

Chandi, Pan-Asian $$$

For years, Chandi has been a standout establishment in the heart of Seminyak. With its consistently friendly staff, delectable cuisine, and reasonable prices, it’s a go-to destination you can trust without hesitation.

Their dedication to organic cultivation ensures that all greens thrive, while the rich variety of fruits and roots is carefully sourced from local Bedugul farmers. They greatly appreciate and value their contribution to their ingredients, allowing them to maintain their uncompromising standards. It’s with this same commitment that they select only the most exquisite cuts of meat to feature on their menu.

Opening Hours: 10am – 12am​
Lunch : 10am – 4pm
Happy Hour : 12pm-6pm
Dinner : 6pm – midnight

Reservation: Google reservation

Sisterfields Cafe, International $$$

Situated opposite the Seminyak Village Shopping Center, this café is a well-frequented spot, particularly by young adults. The establishment offers two inviting dining spaces and a friendly staff ready to welcome you. The service is swift, with dishes served promptly, even during peak lunch hours.


The Corner House, International $$

At the end of Jalan Kayu Aya to go to The Corner House. And the least we can say is that it was worth it. The location is fantastic and the coffee good.

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner at excellent value for money.

Zomato: Corner House


Reservation: WhatsApp

Esquina, Asian Mediterranean $$

Asian Mediterranean foods with good flavors. Waiters and waitresses at the top. The service nothing to say. Always smile and come to you regularly to find out if everything is going well. That’s what we like in Bali. A bit pricey but justified given the quality of the dishes and the service, no waiting. Flawless!

Address: Jl Braban 82, Seminyak – Bali 80361

Website: Instagram


Café Bali, $$

Very well located, this restaurant offers all types of food at reasonable prices. Nice decor. “Easy” cooking. A bit noisy in the evening. Cool service. Café Bali offers a very simple but varied menu. The service, very young, is really friendly and responsive! ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA fast service, very efficient staff 🙂

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Sambal Shrimp, Seafood, $$$

Immerse yourself in the charm of a typical Balinese setting as you dine on the inviting terrace of Sambal Shrimp. In a typical Balinese setting and a really nice place on the terrace. The products are of high quality and the service is very professional and friendly.

Zamato: Sambal Shrimp


Reservation: Google reservation

Jackson Lily’s, Asian fusion, $$

The restaurant’s modern yet elegant decor adds a touch of sophistication to the overall atmosphere, making guests feel welcomed and well taken care of throughout their dining experience.

With its captivating ambiance, superb dishes, and delightful discoveries, this restaurant offers an experience you won’t want to miss. Treat yourself to this culinary gem!

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Jackson Lily’s Restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience in Seminyak, Bali. Uploaded by Pinterpandai. Jackson Lily’s Restaurant Seminyak, Bali, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Indulge in their tempting wok dishes and don’t miss the mouthwatering 1-meter long Pizzas. For a lighter option in the tropical setting, they offer an array of refreshing salads and vegetable dishes.

And for those with a sweet tooth, their display of house-baked cakes and desserts will surely catch your eye.

A pleasant surprise awaits those with a penchant for unique beverages. Jackson Lily’s takes pride in offering locally produced cider, adding to the flavors of Bali.

So, treat yourself to an extraordinary culinary adventure at this exceptional restaurant.

Get a free  alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, one drink per person here!


WhatsApp reservation: +6282134709170

Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.2, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia


Restaurant Bambu, Indonesian, $$$

If you’re looking for the perfect setting for a quiet evening, this is the place to dine. Crossing stones through a swimming pool to get to the dining room, a beautiful setting with a warm ambience. The food itself is a mix of international and Balinese cuisine, with local ingredients dominating the menu. Try the succulent duck betutu or the tangy tuna ceviche.

Zomato: Bambu

More Info Mon – Sun: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM 198 Jalan Petitenget, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia +623618469797



Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Cosy, Exterior Restaurant La Lucciola, Indonesian, $$$

La Lucciola is something of a legend in Seminyak, with waterfront views and a location next to the Petitenget Temple. The restaurant is always busy, and is usually packed until late at night. During the day, the beach gives access to the restaurant, while in the evening, it is accessed from the parking lot of the temple, via a wooden bridge lit by lit torches.

The menu changes constantly with every innovation the chefs undertake, but with an emphasis on traditional Balinese flavors.

More Info Mon – Sun: 9am – 11pm Pantai Petitenget Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia +62361730838

Zomato: La Lucciola

Cozy, Modern Bistro Mejekawi, Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$

Mejekawi is Ku De Ta’s haute cuisine restaurant, Seminyak’s nightlife beacon and the gathering point for Bali’s ‘happening’ crowd. Its beautiful beachside setting combined with its bistro-style decor make it an attractive environment in which to sample Mejekawi’s local and international cuisine. The restaurant serves two options; a set of seven or 11 dishes, each of which is prepared using precision cooking methods which can be seen through the open kitchen.

You can walk from our Villa Carissa to Kudeta, only 10 mn!

Zomato: Mejakawi / Kudeta

More Info Mon – Sun: 5:00 PM – 12:00 PM No. 9 Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, 80361, Indonesia +62361736969 View Website

Casual Motel Mexicola Restaurant, Mexican, $$$

If you’re looking for a taste of Tijuana in Bali, this is the place to get it. “More Mexican than Mexicans” is a good way to describe this place, with its shrine at the entrance to Mother Mary and multicolored tiles covering the walls. Food is a close match as well; Try fish tacos with chili mayo, donuts, burritos and, of course, tequila cocktails.

You can walk from our Villa Carissa to Mexicola, only 10 mn!

Indeed, stepping into this place, you’d swear you’ve been transported to a Mexican hacienda. The DJ caters to a diverse range of musical preferences. The entrance fee, a mere 10 euros per person, grants us admission along with a complimentary drink. The ambiance is nothing short of electric and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

More Info Mon-Sun: 11am – 1am Seminyak, 80361, Indonesia +62361736688 Visit Website


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Mexican Motel and Cafe in Seminyak. TuRbO_J from Adelaide, Australia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Mama San $$$

Located at the corner of Sunset Road and Raya Kerobokan, Mama San is one of the benchmarks par excellence in terms of gastronomy in Bali. The menu offers a large choice of diverse and varied dishes, ranging from spicy beef salad to steamed fish cooked in banana leaves. Asian-inspired, the cuisine offered is full of flavors and spices that are as surprising as they are pleasant. This restaurant is very popular in Seminyak, so it is advisable to book to be sure to have a table.

Address: Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Bali
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner (reservation recommended)
Contact: +62 (0) 361-730436 and or via WhatsApp +62 818 06126700

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Vin + Seminyak Bali $$$

An excellent choice for a chic dinner, Vin + Seminyak is also a lounge bar. You can order a typical Italian dish and accompany it with the wine of your choice. This brand also has an adjacent boutique with a selection of over 18,000 wines.

Friendly atmosphere, very good selection of wine and top-notch meats.

Price: IDR 150,000 – 300,000 (14 – 27€)
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 1, Seminyak, Bali
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 361 4732377

Warung Eny, Bistro, Indonesian, $

One of the more low-key places you can go for authentic Balinese cuisine is Warung Eny. Its rustic and unremarkable appearance keeps the crowds away. If only they knew! The food is incredibly authentic, from grilled whole fish over coconuts to nasi goreng and even gato gato. Satay also tastes great, and if you have time, ask Eny for a cooking class.
More info Mon – Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Seminyak, 11111, Indonesia +623614736892

warung eny

Warung Eny, home of the Love Cooking School on the Petitenget Road, Seminyak. Ibu Eny and Wayan serve authentic fresh and organic foods to all comers. The kitchen is rustic, but it is a spotlessly clean family kitchen, it is a joy to sit and watch them prepare your meal, their respect for the food they prepare is second to none.

Made’s Warung Seminyak $$

Indeed, Warung Made is an emblematic culinary establishment of Indonesian cuisine. The dishes are delicious and you can expect to find a rather extensive menu ranging from Gado-Gado to grilled fish, not to mention the babi guling (suckling pig) and other spicy rice.

The particularity of this warung and what makes, in part, its reputation, are the representations of the typical Balinese dances which one can attend while having dinner.

Zomato: Made’s Warung

Price: IDR 90,000 – 200,000 (€8 – 18)
Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m



Resevation: via WhatsApp

Best Bars in Bali to Spend an Unforgettable Evening

Have a drink while watching the sunset

Kudeta $$$

Incredible spot! Tailor-made service, excellent food quality, music at the top! Admittedly a little expensive but it is well worth the price given the quality!

This stylish beach bar is a lovely place. It has a classy and elegant atmosphere with a menu that is reasonably priced, similar to street-side options. The view of the Indian Ocean is stunning, and the atmosphere is truly wonderful.


Reservation: via Google

La Plancha $$

A colorful bar with big beanbags to sit and sip a fresh juice (the banana juice is delicious) or a beer facing a breathtaking sunset. It was enough to seduce me! It must be said that the sunset over the sea is really breathtaking! Judge by yourself !

To watch the sunset, come relatively early to hope to have a table, because the place is very busy. But at worst, you can always fall back on another bar on the beach, the sunset will be the same!

Read also: Seminyak Beach | The ideal beach to see a wonderful sunset in Bali


Reservation: via Chope

Where to go out at night in Seminyak?

Red Carpet Champagne Bar $$

The red carpet is the theme of this champagne bar located on the busiest street in Seminyak with all the best restaurants, bars and shops in the area. Rather chic atmosphere and proper dress required. The prices are correct, the service efficient and you are right on rue de Oberoi so you can watch the excitement unfold before your eyes.

For a beer about IDR 50,000 (US$2.5) . For a glass of white wine around IDR 100,000 and cocktail around IDR 100,000 (US$ 6.50).

Zomato: Red Carpet

Address and Contact
Red Carpet Champagne Bar
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Tel: +62 361 737889
Reservation: via WhatsApp

Partying in Seminyak

Where to go out in Seminyak Bali: party at Mexicola in Seminyak

La Favela $$$

Behind a sall, narrow entrance that does not look like much hides THE nightclub not to be missed in Seminyak. Anyway, it’s simple: everyone is there! Several rooms and dance floors await you. The decoration is surprising and eclectic as we like them! In the middle of the bar, the trees have made their way. We are far from classic nightclubs. You need to dressup to come here, no flip flops, no short pants for man.

Good to know: at dinner time (Western, Asian), the supercharged Favela turns into a restaurant where you can also have a drink.


Reservation: via Chope


Zomato: La Favela

Mexicola $$$

This restaurant turns into a dance bar as soon as the service ends. Once the plates are cleared, people dance on the tables and the atmosphere is completely charged until 1am. The “dance floor” is located under a large glass roof. Watch out, it’s going to be hot! Literally as figuratively ! An original place!

Zomato: Mexicola

Address: JL Kayujati 9X – Seminyak, Bali 80361



Mirror $$$

It feels like a gothic cathedral with stunning stained glass windows and futuristic lasers piercing the dance floor. Welcome to the Mirror! In such an atmosphere, clubbers are completely immersed and often international sizes are programmed on the turntables. The music is very good and the place is not crowded (all things considered, we are still talking about a nightclub). Very friendly staff, which contributes to the good atmosphere of the establishment. Place not too crowded with locals and tourists.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No.106 Seminyak, Bali 80361


More info: via their WhatsApp

Zomato: Mirror

Jenja $$$ Permanently CLOSED 🙁

Jenja is the trendy club for going out in Bali. It is a bar-club located in Seminyak on the street that goes towards the Double Six beach. The atmosphere and the music are there and we often invite well-known DJs who know how to set the mood in the evenings. Address: Seminyak Town Square Suites Jl. Nakula Seminyak, Bali. You need to dressup to come here, no flip flops, no short pants for man.
Hours: 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Contact: +62 361 8469077

Read also: Seminyak Beach Club | Chic, Glamorous and Flashy | Perfect For Both Day and Night

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Restaurants in Seminyak (But not in the center)

Bambu $$$

This upscale restaurant offers fine Indonesian cuisine. The dishes here are cooked by professionals in the trade and it is a real success! The setting of the restaurant is an integral part of its charm since you will have the opportunity to eat on a small platform surrounded by water. The restaurant also belongs to the owner of La Lucciola, who, once again, succeeds in sublimating the typical dishes of Indonesian cuisine.

Address: Jalan Petitenget no.198, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Only for dinner (reservation recommended)
Contact: +62 (0) 361-8469797 and



Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Bambu Restaurant Bali

Founded by the owner who created La Lucciola, the Bambu restaurant Bali in Seminyak focus on traditional Indonesian cuisine. Classic Indonesian With a strong expertise in classic Indonesian cuisine, Bambu is the right place to eat chicken sate, spicy sambal or jackfruit curry.

Merah Putih $$$

The Merah Putih is a must-see place in Bali. The cuisine is family-run and the portions are quite generous, all cooked with Indonesian sauce. Reservations are not (yet) necessary, and we urge you to come and discover this place that has received so many rave reviews.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.100x, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali
Opening hours: Every day, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 (0) 361 8465950 and



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Warisan $$$ (located inside Warisan LIVING – Furniture Showroom)

The Warisan is located a bit apart from other restaurants in Seminyak, but once inside, you’ll understand why the drive was worth it. There is a sweet culinary mix between French, Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine. An interior courtyard has been set up with elegant tables laid out and laid out with care.

The place is perfect for a candlelit dinner with its romantic atmosphere, live music and refined dishes. For the starter we recommend the ravioli with lobster bisque or the confit salmon, a delight!

Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Br. Taman, Kuta, Bali
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 (0) 361 731175


Warisan Restaurant and Bar Bali

Warisan Restaurant located in Kerobokan Area upper class restaurant with western type menus. The restaurant is founded in 1991. Warisan Restaurant is everything you want for the ultimate dining experience on Bali; seamless dining under the shade of fragrant Frangipani trees or lazily on oversized plump sofas next to an excitable, well stocked bar – all paddy field breeze kissed.

Fine Dining / Gourmet restaurant in Seminyak

In this article we will tell you about the crème de la crème of restaurants in Seminyak, those that are known, recognized and appreciated throughout the region. In general, the prices are a little higher than average, but they are still quite reasonable if you have fun comparing them to those of restaurants of an equivalent standard in Europe. All you have to do is make your choice.

Read also: Bali Fine Dining Restaurants | Unveiling Bali’s Exclusive Gastronomy: Indulge in the Finest Dining Experiences

Léon Brasserie $$$$$

This French restaurant offers excellent dishes in a magnificent setting. It serves refined cuisine, French wines and cheeses in an authentic Balinese environment. The advantage of this magnificent place is that it is as pleasant to eat there with friends, as a couple or on a business trip, as it is to drink a few cocktails in the lounge area directly overlooking the rice fields.

An exquisite journey of purity, refinement, and heritage, guided by the timeless flavors of French cuisine.

The Léon effortlessly accommodates special events and large group gatherings, preserving the intimate atmosphere both in the garden and indoors. Additionally, on every weekday lunch (excluding weekends), a special menu is available, featuring a delightful selection of starters, main courses, and desserts.

Address: Jl Raya Bumbak 115 , Umalas, Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia
Hours: Restaurant: 17:30 – 23:00. Bar 17:00 – Onwards



Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Sardine $$$$

This popular restaurant is run by a French couple. Sardine is known for its innovative cuisine essentially based on seafood. Its menu changes daily and promises fresh and tasty products. The architecture made of bamboo is completely open to the outside and offers an absolutely incredible view of the rice fields and banana trees. A very pleasant setting and a refined decor! It is an environment that you will appreciate as much for dinner and lunch as for having an aperitif with friends. Do not hesitate to ask the chef for his suggestion of the day, he will be more than happy to advise you.

The establishment offers a bar/lounge area with a generous drinks menu.
The architecture and decoration of the restaurant reflect the local spirit with its bamboo furniture and the unobstructed view of the rice fields brings a special atmosphere to the place.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 21, Kerobokan, Bali
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (last order at 11:00 p.m.)
Contact: +62 811-3978-111 and

Sources: TripAdvisor

Photo credit (main picture): mtommartin via Pixabay

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Sustainable Travel Options in Bali: Eco-Friendly Ways to Explore the Island

Sustainable travel options in Bali provide environmentally conscious travelers with a range of eco-friendly transportation choices to explore the island responsibly and minimize their carbon footprint.

When exploring the beautiful island of Bali, embracing sustainable travel and transportation practices can significantly reduce your environmental impact while enhancing your overall experience.

Examples of Sustainable travel options in Bali

Sustainable travel options in Bali offer eco-conscious travelers a range of environmentally friendly transportation choices, contributing to responsible exploration and minimizing carbon footprints while experiencing the beauty of the island.

From eco-conscious shuttle services to electric vehicle rentals, Bali offers a variety of options for environmentally friendly travel.

Shuttle Services:

Opt for shuttle services provided by eco-conscious companies that prioritize sustainability. These services often use low-emission vehicles and adhere to responsible tourism practices. For example, “Green Shuttle Bali” offers shared and private shuttle services that run on biofuel, reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.

Bicycle Rentals:

Embrace the eco-friendly option of exploring Bali by bicycle. Many rental shops offer bicycles equipped with environmentally friendly features such as bamboo frames and solar-powered lights. Cycling allows you to immerse yourself in the island’s natural beauty while minimizing your carbon footprint.

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Electric Scooter Rentals:

Consider renting an electric scooter for convenient and eco-friendly transportation around Bali. Electric scooters produce zero emissions and are an efficient way to navigate the island’s bustling streets. Companies like “eBikes Bali” offer electric scooter rentals with options for guided tours, allowing you to explore Bali’s attractions while reducing your environmental impact.

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Hybrid and Electric Car Rentals:

Choose eco-conscious transportation solutions from rental companies that offer hybrid and electric vehicles. These vehicles minimize air pollution and contribute to Bali’s efforts to combat climate change. For example, “Green Car Bali” provides a range of hybrid and electric cars for rent, allowing travelers to explore the island sustainably and in style.

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Public Transportation: Utilize Bali’s public transportation system, including buses and bemos (minivans), to travel between destinations. While public transportation options may vary in terms of environmental impact, choosing buses and bemos can help reduce the number of individual vehicles on the road, ultimately decreasing traffic congestion and emissions.

By opting for eco-friendly travel and transportation options in Bali, you can contribute to the preservation of the island’s natural beauty and support sustainable tourism practices. Whether cycling through rice paddies or cruising in an electric vehicle along the coast, embracing sustainable transportation enhances your journey while leaving a positive impact on the environment.

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Top Attractions in Bali, Visits and Places of Interest

Are you going to visit Bali soon or do you dream of going there? The number one tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali is a beautiful island full of must-see places to do and see! Here are things to do in Bali, to help you do this and so that you know what to do and what to see in Bali, here is a complete guide to top attractions in Bali and must-see places.

Bali is known for its volcanic mountains, its paradisiacal beaches, its coral reefs, its rice fields, its tropical forests and its typical villages with incredible charm.

It is not easy to prepare an itinerary in Bali as there are so many things to discover.

This list of things to do and see in Bali best for 2 weeks or 3 weeks. We have also supplemented this list with must-see places recommended by our travel community. There are many things to do in Bali, our travel guide here to give you some ideas, to better plan your visit in Bali.


Between its beautiful sandy beaches, its turquoise waters, its spectacular seabed suitable for scuba diving, its renowned surf spots like those of Uluwatu, Kuta Beach or Padang Padang, its festive evenings like those of Seminyak or the Gili Islands, its preserved nature, its rice fields and its volcano which you can try to climb to watch the sunrise, its charming hotels with all comfort and affordable.

Bali, this paradise island in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia, has something to please travelers from all directions who want to get off the beaten track.

A jewel set to perfection, the island of Bali is also very interesting culturally. It is not nicknamed “the island of the Gods” by chance…

Because of Hinduism and its ancestral beliefs, Bali boasts a vibrant cultural heritage. This includes numerous temples, traditional villages like Ubud known for craftsmanship, and a plethora of festivities. Exploring this Indonesian island, whether on a trek, renting a scooter, or with a driver, fulfills various travel desires. Equipped with a Bali tourist guide to help plan your itinerary… the Balinese magic is almost guaranteed!

So, what to do and where to go in Bali? Here are Things To Do in Bali (Bali Travel Guide)

These top attractions in Bali “list” is of course not exhaustive, and remains very subjective, but we hope it will be useful to you! Do not hesitate to complete it in the comments…!

1. Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali

Ubud is a city located towards the center of Bali where about 35,000 people live. It is considered to be the cultural and spiritual center of the island.

As you walk around Ubud, you will appreciate the many handicrafts and you may have the chance to experience ceremonies with traditional dances.

Located on high plateaus, Ubud has a very rich surrounding nature. You can easily escape to the tropical forest, discover the famous rice fields on the plateau or the beautiful Ayung River!

Many majestic temples stand in the surrounding area and you can’t wait to discover them on foot or by bike.

Visiting Ubud in Bali is the feeling of being in osmosis with Balinese nature, culture and traditions. An authentic Bali tour for sure!

Here are some places to discover near Ubud:
  • The Monkey Forest of Ubud, another must-see in Bali
  • The Ubud Art market
  • Ubud Palace
  • Monkey Forest Road

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From Seminyak to Ubud

From Seminyak to Ubudu takes 1 hour 30 minutes by car.

If you are in Seminyak and want to go to Ubud, you will see that there may be several means of transport to get there. This may be the easiest and most efficient way to get from Seminyak to Ubud. In fact, taking a taxi or a private driver is the easiest way to get to Ubud.

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It is also the most expensive means of transport if you are alone. However, if you are 3 or 4 people traveling, the price is divided and is therefore quite advantageous. Therefore, in the event that you choose this option, just walk a little bit in the streets of Seminyak and you will quickly find a taxi there. Read also: How to Take a Taxi in Bali Without Getting Scammed or Cheated?

2. Denpasar, the largest city in Bali

Denpasar is the capital of Bali, located in the south of the island. This is the major city center and offers many activities to tourists who go there.

In Denpasar, it is possible to find wonderful beaches on the east coast towards Sanur. You can also immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Kuta further south.

There are many traditional and beautiful sites. We advise you to visit the temples of Pura Blanjong and Tanah Lot or the Bali Museum to immerse yourself in Balinese traditions.

Denpasar is definitely one of Bali’s must-sees, although it is a more touristy region where it is difficult to rest.

Here are some ideas of places of interest to visit around Denpasar:

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From top, left to right: Bajra Sandhi Monument (to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history), Bali Temple, Mayor’s office building, Fast food outlets with traditional Balinese architecture, and Cellular superstore in the city center. File:Aerial view of Bajra Sandhi Monument Denpasar Bali Indonesia.jpg: trezy humanoiz from Denpasar, IndonesiaFile:Bali Denpasar Museum.jpg: VasenkaPhotographyFile:Official Building Denpasar.jpg: Everyone Sinks StarcoFile:McDonald’s (26768022835).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)File:KFC (26742837076).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)File:Cellular City Denpasar (26723228291).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)derivative work: Badpuccini, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3. Seminyak and Kuta, one of Bali’s main resorts

Kuta is considered Bali’s main resort. It is located south of Denpasar, in the south of Bali. Seminyak is more chic!

Who says seaside resort, says paradise beach, tourists, nautical and sports activities, festive atmosphere etc. We are far from authentic Bali but Seminyak and Kuta remains a magnificent region of Bali.

Its beaches have become surfing spots and many amateurs go there to learn about the sport. Moreover, you can find many surfboard rentals in Kuta.


Seminyak in Bali is a luxurious haven for upscale tourists. Its upscale resorts, designer boutiques, trendy beach clubs, and top-tier dining options cater to those seeking sophistication. With lavish accommodations, gourmet experiences, exclusive shopping, and vibrant nightlife, Seminyak offers a perfect blend of opulence and relaxation against Bali’s stunning backdrop.

At night, the atmosphere in Seminyak transforms into a lively and sophisticated nightlife scene. Trendy beach clubs and upscale bars host parties with live music, DJs, and a cosmopolitan crowd, creating an energetic ambiance for those seeking upscale entertainment after sunset.


Kuta, Bali, embodies a vibrant mix of lively beaches, bustling streets, and a thriving nightlife scene. Known for its surfing opportunities, bustling markets, and diverse dining options, Kuta offers an energetic atmosphere that caters to travelers seeking both relaxation and excitement.

Nightlife in Kuta is vibrant and diverse, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. The area comes alive after dark, offering a range of experiences from beachfront parties to live music, ensuring there’s something for everyone seeking an energetic night out.

Here are some places to visit in the Kuta area of Bali:

What to do and see in Seminyak Bali?

Both Seminyak and Kuta showcase Bali’s renowned hospitality, stunning beaches, and a wide array of recreational activities. Visitors can explore the unique blend of modern amenities, cultural charm, and natural beauty that Bali has to offer.

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4. Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

Here is a wonderful temple to discover in Bali. The Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is located on the cliff of Uluwatu in the far south of Bali. You just have to follow the end of the cliff to see it. Uluwatu Temple offers breathtaking views and a chance to witness traditional Kecak fire dance performances.

Built on the cliffs at 70 meters (229.6 ft) high, it has become popular with tourists, especially for its magnificent view of the Indian Ocean and its sunset. Walk around the temple and especially go to the edge of the cliff to enjoy the different views and take memorable photos.

If you are lucky enough to go there at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset, then it will be a feast for your eyes and your camera!

It is a temple dedicated to the God of the sea, hence its geographical location at the end of a cliff and surrounded by the sea.

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Crab-eating macaca [Macaca fascicularis] at Uluwatu Temple at sunset, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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5. Amed and the fishing villages

A much more authentic destination in Bali, Amed is located in the northwest of Bali.

Here, you can conquer the seabed thanks to the many diving and snorkeling spots. Amed is full of secrets buried at the bottom of the sea. One of the secrets to be discovered is the wreck of the USAT Liberty in Tulamben. You can scuba dive there… Thrills guaranteed!

If you dream of charm and authenticity, calm and serenity, then Amed is the must-see destination in Bali that you must add to your list!

Amed is one of the Best Dive Spots in Bali.

Here are some places to visit near Amed in Bali:

  • The wreck of the USAT Liberty at Tulamben
  • The small fishing villages
  • Coral reefs

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Traditional Salt Maker in Amed. Many coastal communities in the south and east of Bali fulfill their economic needs through the informal sector, namely the business of making traditional salt. Surya Edy GautamaCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. Jimbaran, another seaside resort in Bali

Jimbaran is another resort located in the south of Bali, below Kuta and Denpasar.

It is a city and a fishing village which have made tourism profitable thanks in particular to the many paradisiacal beaches of the region.

It is an ideal destination to taste fish in the many restaurants.

The sea of ​​Jimbaran Bay is particularly calm and will make you want to rest in an idyllic setting.

At night, the festive atmosphere takes precedence over the sound of the waves because yes, Jimbaran is also lively at night!

Jimbaran Bay

The Jimbaran bay is famous for its seafood restaurants along the beach, Jimbaran Bay is a great place to enjoy a romantic dinner while watching the sunset.

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Here are places to visit around Jimbaran in Bali:
  • Jimbaran Beach
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park
  • Tegal Wangi Beach

Fishing boat on Jimbaran
Traditional fishing boat on Jimbaran, Bali. PHGCOM, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

7. Hiking Mount Batur Volcano

Mount Batur is the best known volcano located in the north of Bali in the Kintamani area. Considered a sacred mountain in Indonesia, Mount Batur is perched over 1717 meters (5633 ft) above sea level.

The volcano is still active but it is possible to climb Mount Batur.

To get straight to the heart of the matter, YES there is a kind of “guide mafia” that prevents you from accessing Mount Batur without being accompanied. The ascent could very well be done without a guide but it is simply IMPOSSIBLE!

Hiking Mount Batur in Bali | Hike to witness the sunrise from the top of the volcano!

If you are lucky enough to experience a sunrise or a sunset, then the experience is unique and you will be amazed! The Mount Batur hike is extraordinary and we highly recommend you do it!

In short, we pass on this point since the ascent is still really nice but you will absolutely have to climb Mount Batur with a guide by buying the ticket directly in Bali for about € 40 (around AU$ 70) or even simpler by booking your ticket online (at least you have your tickets on the phone and you don’t have to run down the street to find the right provider…).

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An active volcano and one of Bali’s most sacred mountains. Hiking to the summit provides stunning sunrise views. Sun is already un and shining on Batur volcano, Bali, Indonesia. Syselpunk, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

8. Canggu, a charming village in Bali

Canggu is a small village bordered by a magnificent beach. Located in the southwest of Bali and west of Denpasar, tourists like to relax in peaceful nature.

Canggu is indeed quieter and less busy than Kuta which is a few kilometers to the south.

Canggu is a fashionable destination for tourists seeking authenticity in Bali. There is a surf spot, a heavenly beach, temples and rice fields.

Here are some places to visit around Canggu in Bali:

  • Canggu Beach
  • Batu Bolong Beach
  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Mejan Stone Beach (Pantai Batu Mejan)

Canggu beaches
The long black sand beaches of Canggu. User: (WT-shared) Burmesedays at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

9. Benoa, a seaside resort in Bali and fun watersports places

Benoa is another seaside resort which was built on an old fishing village towards Kuta Selatan. It is located in the southeast of Bali and offers many activities for tourists.

In particular, there are many luxury hotels that are located on the edge of the beach. The beach is also magnificent with transparent and calm water.

This seaside resort differs above all from the others for its calm and relaxing side. Here, no party until no time and the music at full blast.

Everything is done so that tourists can enjoy the surrounding calm and tranquility.

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Beach and seascape Benoa Beach, Bali Indonesia. Bahtboy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some ideas of places of interest to do around Benoa in Bali:

  • Pasifika Museum
  • Waterblow Beach
  • Jimbaran Beach
  • Penangkaran Penyu Bali Tanjung Benoa Turtle Reserve

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10. Discover the iconic Tanah Lot Temple perched on a sea rock

The temple of Tanah Lot is very well known thanks to its geographical layout. It stands in the middle of an islet called Pura Tanah Lot.

This Hindu temple is located on the west coast of Bali near the small village of Canggu.

This temple is one of the most famous on the island, because of its location: the Temple of Tanah Lot in Bali is “set” on a small rock in the middle of the ocean, about 100 meters from the coast, accessible at low tide. The spectacle of this temple in the middle of the waves at high tide is just magnificent!

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Tanah Lot Temple at high tide, Bali, Indonesia. Jakub Hałun, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is a high place of pilgrimage for believers and a place of photographs for tourists and photographers.

If you can have the chance to visit the temple during a sunset, then you can make great photos!

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The Odalan ritual on Tanah Lot temple. OkkisafireCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

11. Nusa Penida, a paradise island near Bali

Nusa Penida is an island that belongs to the province of Bali. It is located southeast of Bali, approximately 30 to 45 minutes away by speedboat.

It is a fashionable destination to immerse yourself in a small paradise island, without volcanic mountains on its edge.

When you visit Nusa Penida, you fall under the spell of its paradisiacal beaches, its tropical forests and the seabed with incredible coral reefs. Difficult to find such turquoise water on Bali.

Nusa Penida is definitely an island you must visit if you go to Bali!

Here are places to see around Nusa Penida towards Bali:

  • Nusa Lembongan Island
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Crystal bay
  • Nusa Ceningan Island

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Natural bridge and archway on Nusa Penida Island. Aaron RentfrewCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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12. Nusa Lembongan, neighbor of Nusa Penida

Once on Nusa Penida, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the very small neighboring island that is Nusa Lembongan. Located north of Nusa Penida, it is a magnificent destination.

A real natural reserve of fish and underwater species, bring your mask and snorkels to discover the beauty of the seabed!

You can also do the third island which is called Nusa Ceningan.

Kelingking beach, Nusa Penida. Sasuke ShinozawaCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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13. Jatiluwih rice fields

If you want to immerse yourself in the heart of the most beautiful rice fields in Bali, then you have to go to Jatiluwih!

The Jatiluwih rice fields are located in the heart of Bali. It’s another stunning example of Bali’s rice terrace landscapes, Jatiluwih is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Tabanan Regency.

There are hectares and hectares of rice plantations arranged in plateaus in the heart of lush and incredible nature. The scenery in the rainforest and the steep ravines are just beautiful to see.

Moreover, to prove to you the beauty of the place, it is enough to translate “Jatiluwih”. You have it ? Well, that simply means “wonderful” like the place you are about to set foot in.

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Jatiluwih rice fields, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia. rheins, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

14. Bedugul, the mountain resort in Bali

Bedugul is an atypical seaside resort since, unlike the others, there are no heavenly beaches or diving spots. It’s a mountain seaside resort!

It is located in the north-central region of Bali towards the beautiful Lake Bratan. There are many villages in the region and many hiking departures for sports and nature lovers.

It is also the place where we find an incredible temple under the name of Ulun Danu.

Here are some ideas of places to see around Bedugul in Bali:

  • Lake Bratan
  • Ulun Danu Temple
  • Candi Kuning market
  • Jatiluwih rice fields
  • Banyumala Waterfall

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Bedugul. Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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15. CandiDasa, a haven of peace in Bali

Discover a very beautiful city located on the east coast of Bali: CandiDasa. You can discover the Goa Lawah temple carved in a cellar and which houses hundreds of bats.

This region has magnificent beaches bordering a freshwater lagoon. It is one of the must-see places to visit in Bali.

We discover landscapes isolated from all tourist constructions in Bali. It is a real haven of peace with an authentic side of Bali.

However, there are many things to do and see, such as exploring the superb seabed, discovering unknown beaches, visiting the Goa Lawah temple, or even meditating at the Lotus Lagoon.

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Goa Lawah Bali. Arabsalam, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some places to visit around Candidasa in Bali:

16. Padangbai, a small village in Bali

Padangbai is a small fishing village located in the south of Bali. It is a village known mainly for its gateway to another tourist island: Lombok. Many ferries run back and forth between Bali and Lombok.

By going to Padangbai, you can go diving and snorkeling on a superb paradise beach with turquoise water. This beach is called Blue Lagoon.

Another even more discreet beach, Bias Tugel Beach is less easy to access but is definitely worth the detour. Finally a beach on which you can rest quietly away from the tourist influx!

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Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia. Alexey Komarov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are the places to see around Padangbai in Bali:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Bias Tugel Beach
  • Padang Bai Beach
  • Silayukti Temple

18. Tirtagangga Palace

Located in East Bali, Tirtagangga Palace stands in a stunning area surrounded by lush nature. Tirtagangga means “water of the Ganges”, thus taking up the sacred Tirtagangga springs that can be found there.

A 35-minute drive from Candi Dasa (18 km), this palace is a delight. The Tirta Gangga Water Palace in Bali, set on the sacred waters, is a veritable Garden of Eden where all is beauty. The nature that surrounds the statues, baths and fountains is wonderful. We didn’t swim but you can take your bathing suits to dive into a swimming pool at the palace if you’re not chilly.

Here, there are baths, gardens, water sources, rice fields and a palace. It is an old Water Palace surrounded by parks and gardens with many water sources.

Do not hesitate to walk there because here, the environment is very soothing. So walk through the park, passing many Balinese statues and flowers, each more beautiful than the other.

You can even swim in a sacred spring in the park!

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View from the lower part to the upper part of Tirta Gangga water palace. Manuae, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

19. Lempuyang Temple

Pura Penataran Agung is located on the slope of Mount Lempuyang 600 metres (2,000 ft) high above sea level.

At the exit of Abang, on the main road 5 km (3.1 miles) north of Tirtagangga, a road goes to the right towards Pura Lempuyang (the road is signposted), an important temple in the region and on the island. The road then splits in two, you have to turn right. It becomes very winding and climbs steeply for about 2 km (you will not be able to shift into 2nd gear – be careful if you are prone to motion sickness or if you are traveling with children…) It then leads to the car park of the lower temple from Lempuyang. We cannot continue further by car, we will have to finish by foot!

"Heaven Gate" Pura Lempuyang
“Heaven Gate” Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang. Chainwit., CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Lower temple

The lower temple is impressive; stairs lead first of all to a gigantic symbolic door (candi bentar) in white stone, as if suspended in the air between the plunging view of the Agung volcano on one side and on the other, a large courtyard from which depart three colossal staircases. They represent nagas, these massive mythical serpents, bases of creation.

Their body undulates along the steps and ends in an impressive dragon’s head. Three doors (closed to the public) open onto the upper altar. The view from this temple is well worth the detour. A word of advice: to take advantage of the most beautiful light and take in as much of it as possible, come especially early in the morning. And in addition, there will be a lot less people.

2nd temple

The second temple in the complex, Pura Luhur Lempuyang (luhur means “high”), the more sacred of the two, as the highest, is a good hour and a half walk away (at a good pace, but with breaks).

It is a bit demanding to access between the road and the many stairs, be careful if you are with young children or if you have difficulty walking. You have to take the small paved and very steep road that runs along the lower temple on its right for a good kilometers / miles.

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This photo was taken using a mirror app to give an impression of water surface and sky reflection in that surface. In real, there is no water in Pura Penataran Lempuyang “Heaven Gate”, Bali. Jenniferbustamin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The concrete stairs then begin to wind through a cloud forest with dense vegetation (between tree ferns, yuccas, dragon trees, etc.); there are 1,700 steps to get to the very top. The upper temple itself is much less impressive than the lower one, but it is often deserted during the day and there is a funny atmosphere. It is the territory of the monkeys who rummage through the remains of the offerings piled up behind the temple. Every morning and every evening, some devotees from the surrounding area climb these steps to make offerings at one of the island’s directional temples, dedicated to the protection of East Bali.

20. The mountainous region of Kintamani

Kintamani is the mountainous region of Bali located in the north of the island. There are therefore mountains and volcanoes that surround small Balinese villages.

There is notably the famous Mount Batur and its Lake Batur. We strongly advise you to go for a walk there because the trails are magnificent!

You can go to the village of Penelokan to enjoy a superb view of the region. This is one of the most beautiful panoramas to do on Bali, landscape guaranteed!

In this region of Kintamani, there are also some temples including the Pura Ulun Danu Batur temple which was destroyed by an eruption. This temple is considered sacred by the Balinese community.

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Kintamani. akain1000, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some places to do and see in the Kintamani area of ​​Bali:

  • Mount Batur
  • Lake Batur
  • Kintamani Village
  • Village of Penelokan
  • Pura Ulun Danu Batur Temple

21. Tampaksiring Town and Gunung Kawi Temple

The town of Tampaksiring is located in the center of Bali, in the Gianyar region. There is notably the famous temple of Gunung Kawi (official name: Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu) and its archaeological site.

The Tirta Empul springs have made their reputation thanks to their therapeutic virtues. Pilgrims come to bathe there to purify themselves.

Gunung Kawi Temple

This area is located about 18 kilometers (11.80 miles) north of Ubud. The two main places to visit here are the Tirta Empul springs and the Gunung Kawi temple. The entrance does not give immediate access to the temple! You will walk along rice fields to reach the Pura Gunung Kawi. The rice terraces lead you down countless steps to a flat path. At Gunung Kawi, you enter an ancient Balinese royal site from the 11th century.

The sanctuary is made up of 10 niches, each housing a “candi”, an 8-meter (26.25 ft) high sanctuary. The mausoleums on the east bank would be dedicated to King Udayana and his family while those on the west bank would be dedicated to the mistresses of King Anak Wungsu.

Local legend has it that the candi were dug in one night by the giant Kebo Iwa, protector of the kingdom of Tampaksiring. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Indonesians. Considered a true jewel of the Island of the Gods, Tampaksiring is definitely worth a visit.

Here you are in authentic Bali!

Here are the things to do in Bali, main places to visit around Tampaksiring in Bali: 

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Gunung Kawi Temple Complex, Tampaksiring village, Bali. rheins, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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22. Lake Bratan and its Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

This is now one of our favorite places in Bali. Lake Bratan is the second largest lake in Bali, located in the Bedugul area in the north.

The Ulun Danu Bratan temple was built on this lake in the 17th century so that the faithful could place offerings there intended for the goddess of the waters: Dewi Tanu.

Lake Bratan is Bali’s main source of irrigation and water. Being located in north central Bali, it can irrigate many lands around.

If you see Indonesians taking pictures in front of the temple with 50,000 rp bills, don’t be surprised. The Ulun Danu temple is represented on the ticket, which is to say the enthusiasm that the Indonesians have…

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Bratan, Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a balinese hindu temple. LukeTriton, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

23. Lovina Beach

Lovina beach is another resort in Bali located on the north coast. Its black sand beaches have made its reputation.

You can witness the most beautiful sunset in Bali, while eating local fruits while sitting on the beach. Lovina is small but you can spend a week relaxing there.

In addition to the black sand, it is also the place where you can observe dolphins and corals while diving.

If you like hiking, you can take a trail that starts from Temoekoes village and takes you to Singsing waterfall. There is also a superb Dutch monument.

You can also bathe in the thermal springs of Banjar. In this park, there are hot water pools and tropical forests.

It is a very beautiful region of Bali that must be visited. Even though it is a very popular tourist destination, there are many activities and many must-see places for Bali to visit.

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Beach shoreline at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia. The Lovina beach is located in North Bali, Lovina Beach is known for its black sand and is a great place for dolphin watching. Ken Eckert, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some places of interest to go to in the Lovina Beach area of ​​Bali:

  • The Dolphin Statue
  • Lovina Beach
  • Pantai Lovina Beach
  • Pantai Lingga
  • Banjar thermal springs
  • Singsing Waterfall
  • Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist Monastery

24. Lake Batur

As mentioned earlier in this article, Lake Batur is an essential place to visit in Bali. It is located at the foot of Mount Batur in the Kintamani region of northern Bali.

Backed by the volcanic slabs of Mount Batur and Mount Abang, Lake Batur (Danau Batur) is a striking crater lake considered sacred by the Balinese. Besides sunrise trekking, Mount Batur offers hot springs, canoe trips, and visits to Trunyan village, where Bali Aga residents expose their dead to rot in the open air.

It is a crater lake between Mounts Batur and Abang. It is the largest lake on the Island of the Gods with an area of ​​10 kilometers in diameter (6.2 miles in diameter). The color of the water varies according to the color of the sky.

You can reach the lake by a small road that leads to the Batur volcano. This road starts from the village of Penelokan.

You can then start your ascent to Mount Batur!

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Lake Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

25. Tuban in South Bali

Tuban is a village located in the south of Bali, between the city of Denpasar and the peninsula of Bukit. It is particularly known for being not far from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

This may be the opportunity, if you are waiting for a plane, to enjoy Tuban Beach. This a beach is located not far from the famous beaches of Kuta and yet it has nothing to see.

It is mainly used by the local population for fishing, swimming or spending time with family. It is also a surf spot for the most seasoned.

The beach hotel is luxurious and the rates are quite expensive! We advise you not to stop there to eat.

Here are some places to visit around Tuban in Bali:

  • Circus Waterpark Kuta
  • Tuban Beach, Bali
  • Satria Gatotkaca Park
  • Pantai Kelan Beach

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Atmosphere on Tuban Beach, Bali, Indonesia. ronnie.muhadi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

26. Sidemen Rice Fields

Sidemen is a village located in the eastern region of Bali. This small village enjoys an incredible environment since it is surrounded by mountains and rice fields.

Considered a cultural and artistic center, Sidemen enjoys serenity and absolute calm. You can discover magnificent rice fields surrounded by lush nature.

What we really appreciated while being in Sidemen, is that it is possible to walk many trails that leave in the middle of nature. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking!

You can also visit the Besakih temple about a good hour’s drive from Sidemen. Besakih is a set of twenty temples built at the foot of the mount Agung.

Sidemen rice terrace. Adimelali Bali, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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27. The Temples and Springs of Banjar

Banjar is a province located in the north of Bali in the Buleleng region. This area is known for its temples and hot springs.

There are beautiful waterfalls like the Singsing waterfall. Series of magnificent waterfalls in which one can bathe.

In the pools of Banjar, several dragon statues spit hot water. In a green setting surrounded by nature, these pools will do you a lot of good!

28. Klungkung, former royal capital of Bali (located in east of Bali)

Klungkung is also called Semarapura and is located in eastern Bali a few kilometers from Denpasar.

This is the former royal capital and it is an essential stopover to go to the east coast of Bali. There are many monuments in memory of the Gegel dynasty which reigned at the time.

An essential stopover on the road to the east coast of the island, Klungkung offers several thrilling visits, inviting you to take a walk through the ancient monuments bearing witness to the reign of the Gegel dynasty.

Among these, the main ones: the courthouse at Klungkung Palace (official name: Puri Agung Semarapura), covered with magnificent frescoes, the floating pavilion, a piece of Zen happiness in the middle of lotuses and water lilies, and finally the Klungkung Museum.

Here are the places that we advise you to visit near Klungkung in Bali:

  • Courthouse
  • The floating pavilion
  • The Klungkung Museum

Taman Gili at Klungkung Palace, Semarapura, Bali
Kertha Gosa Pavilion of Klungkung Palace (Taman Gili at Klungkung Palace), Semarapura, Bali. Satdeep Gill, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

29. Tenganan Village

The village of Tenganan is one of the oldest in Bali. Located in the east of the island, it is known for its art of weaving and its traditional ceremonies.

If you want to find authenticity in Bali, you will be served at Tenganan!

You can attend dance performances, traditions, customs of the time. It is a village still spared by mass tourism.

To disconnect for a few hours or a few days, why not visit the village of Tenganan in Bali?

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Bali Aga architecture in the village of Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali. DayakSibiriak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some ideas of places of interest to discover around Tenganan in Bali:

  • The ancient village of Tenganan Pegringsingan
  • Virgin Beach
  • Bale Agung Tenganan Dauh Tukad Museum
  • The nature reserve of Pulau Paus

30. Trunyan Village

This village located on the slopes of Gunung Abang is only accessible by boat. Trunyan has always benefited from a certain curiosity since it is considered one of the last Bali-Aga villages. “Bali-Aga” refers to the native Balinese, who settled in Bali before the Javanese and Sumatran conquests since the first Buddhist influences are traced back to Bali around the 7th century.

Some agree that it was the Srivijaya empire, with a community of more than 1,000 teachers and disciples, which would have already spread and spread the Buddhist doctrines and established monasteries almost everywhere in the most nearby, including Bali.

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Bali Aga village, inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese, who do not cremate or bury their dead, but just lay them out to decompose, bones can be found on the ground. ParacetamolCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Local chiefs or rulers would have submitted to the new ritual practices of deifying chiefs or kings (assigning them divine kinship) and purifying their souls after death. These new rites would not have reached the entire area of Bali and some would have retained their animist practices and their own ancestor worship. We can also realize the veracity of these animist practices attested by the presence of megalithic stones in the Pura Gedé Pancing Jagat, and the existence of a statue (Betara Da Tonta) more than 4 m high in an altar from the same temple.

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Every three years, a ceremony is held in the Gedé Pancering Jagat temple which involves covering the statue of Betara Da Tonta with honey, lime and gold jewellery. No foreigners are allowed to attend.

In the village proper, there are 2 Bali-aga houses and an old waringin, or Banyan, tree said to be over 1000 years old. A little further, the Kuban cemetery is only accessible by the lake. The deceased bodies are neither buried nor burned, they are left to decompose in the open air in bamboo cages sheltered from scavengers. On several terraces are exposed skulls and bones.

Remember, Bali’s charm also lies in its vibrant local markets, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality, so be sure to explore beyond the major attractions to truly experience the island’s unique culture and beauty.

31. Museums in Bali

These museums in Bali stand as an integral part of the island’s rich cultural tapestry, offering visitors a profound insight into its artistic heritage and historical significance.

From the enchanting artwork of Ubud’s Puri Lukisan to the eclectic collection at ARMA, these museums provide a captivating journey through Bali’s creative spirit and cultural legacy.

Each exhibit is a testament to the island’s vibrant past and its enduring artistic prowess, making these museums a must-visit for anyone seeking to delve deeper into the heart of Bali’s cultural identity.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply curious about Bali’s cultural heritage, a visit to these museums promises a rewarding experience.

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Partying, Beach Clubs, Rooftops in Bali

Bali’s nightlife pulses with energy across a spectrum of experiences. Nightclubs in Seminyak and Kuta throb with music, drawing crowds eager for pulsating beats and vibrant atmospheres. The island’s beach clubs like Potato Head and Ku De Ta redefine seaside revelry, blending sun-soaked days with lively DJ sets and oceanfront lounging.


The clubs in Bali boast top-notch sound systems, lively dance floors, and often host renowned local and international DJs. From the trendy beach clubs transitioning into party venues after sunset to standalone nightclubs with immersive light shows, Bali’s nightlife scene caters to revelers seeking energetic and memorable nights out on the island.

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Rooftop bars add another dimension to Bali’s nightlife, providing panoramic views alongside cocktails and music. Places like Rock Bar in Jimbaran or the Sky Garden in Kuta offer elevated experiences, where visitors can revel in breathtaking vistas while enjoying the island’s nightlife.

The combination of beach clubs and rooftop bars makes Bali’s party scene dynamic and diverse, catering to different preferences while ensuring unforgettable moments against the backdrop of Bali’s beauty.

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Beach clubs in Bali

During the day, Bali’s beach clubs invite visitors to relax on sunbeds or enjoy water activities. As the sun sets, the energy shifts with DJs spinning tunes, live performances, and a vibrant social scene. It’s a haven where the island’s beauty meets music, creating an unforgettable ambiance for locals and travelers alike.

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Beach clubs in Seminyak

These beach clubs in Seminyak curate an upscale experience, featuring infinity pools, stylish lounges, and a sophisticated ambiance. By day, visitors can bask in the sun on comfortable daybeds, enjoying delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails right by the water’s edge.

As the day transitions into evening, the atmosphere shifts into a livelier vibe with DJ sets and live music, creating a chic yet laid-back party scene against the backdrop of Bali’s breathtaking sunsets.

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Culinary, Restaurants, Fine Dining, 

Bali’s culinary scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, boasting an array of restaurants catering to diverse tastes. From local warungs offering authentic Balinese cuisine to international bistros serving fusion delights, visitors can embark on a culinary journey that satisfies every palate.

Local Balinese Restaurant

Exploring Balinese cuisine at a local warung or restaurant immerses you in the island’s culinary heritage. Here, you’d relish Nasi Goreng, Satay skewers, aromatic curries, and traditional dishes like Babi Guling or Bebek Betutu, experiencing the rich and diverse flavors of Bali’s own culinary traditions.

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Restaurants in Seminyak

Each of these restaurants in Seminyak brings its own unique charm, flavors, and ambiance, catering to different tastes and preferences while ensuring a memorable dining experience on the island.

Seminyak, Bali, is a culinary hotspot, offering a diverse range of dining experiences. From fine dining to local eateries, it’s a paradise for food enthusiasts, blending traditional Balinese flavors with international cuisine. Whether by the beach or along bustling streets, every meal in Seminyak is an exploration of taste and culture, making it a must-visit for those seeking remarkable culinary adventures.

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Enchanting Eateries: Romantic Dining in Seminyak

Romantic dining goes beyond the confines of formal fine dining. It’s about creating an atmosphere that speaks to the heart, where the setting, ambiance, and personal connection take precedence over elaborate setups or haute cuisine.

Imagine candlelit tables nestled in lush gardens or tucked away in secluded corners, offering privacy and a sense of seclusion. The gentle sea breeze or the soft glow of fairy lights adds to the romantic atmosphere, creating a dreamy backdrop for a memorable evening.

These eateries, whether charming cafés or intimate bistros, offer delightful menus in relaxed yet dreamy settings, perfect for a heartfelt evening for two.

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Fine Dining in Bali

Bali’s fine dining establishments are a testament to culinary artistry, presenting meticulously crafted dishes amidst elegant settings. These restaurants curate exquisite tasting menus or à la carte options that showcase premium ingredients, innovative techniques, and impeccable service, elevating dining into a sophisticated experience.

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Japanese Cuisine in Bali

Japanese cuisine finds its niche in Bali with restaurants offering a delightful blend of traditional flavors and contemporary twists. From sushi and sashimi crafted with precision to teppanyaki grills igniting culinary theatrics, these establishments provide an authentic taste of Japan within Bali’s tropical ambiance.

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Chinese Cuisine in Bali

Bali’s Chinese restaurants infuse the island’s dining scene with a rich tapestry of flavors, from aromatic stir-fries to succulent Peking duck. These eateries masterfully blend regional Chinese cuisines, presenting an array of dishes that tantalize the taste buds with their bold and diverse flavors.

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Indian Cuisine in Bali

Experience the tantalizing flavors of India right here in Bali, where a culinary journey awaits to delight your senses. Indulge in the aromatic spices, vibrant colors, and rich textures of authentic Indian cuisine, served up in an array of restaurants across the island.

No culinary adventure in Bali would be complete without sampling the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine, and with an array of restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find a culinary gem to satisfy your cravings for the exotic flavors of India.

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Italian Cuisine in Bali

Italian cuisine thrives in Bali, with trattorias and fine dining establishments celebrating the essence of la dolce vita. From wood-fired pizzas with thin, crispy crusts to sumptuous pasta dishes bathed in rich sauces, Bali’s Italian restaurants capture the essence of Italy’s culinary heritage amidst the island’s tropical charm.

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Steakhouse restaurants in Bali

Savor the finest cuts of meat and indulge in culinary excellence at the top steakhouse restaurants in Bali. From succulent Wagyu beef to perfectly grilled ribeye steaks, these establishments promise an unforgettable dining experience for meat lovers.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a hearty meal, these steakhouse restaurants in Bali promise a dining experience to remember, with each bite guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

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Top Attractions in Bali for Water Sports – Engage in Water Activities!

Traveling to Bali is a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world. This island located near the Indonesian coast offers spectacular landscapes and is home to the most famous attractions not to be missed. If you’re thinking of traveling to Bali, here’s a guide to the best attractions and activities for water sports.

A trip to Bali opens the doors to a unique experience. Although the island is not very large, the diversity of landscapes and water sports is waiting for you.

Bali offers a plethora of water activities for thrill-seekers. Go snorkeling or diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs surrounding the island. Try your hand at surfing on the renowned waves of Echo Beach or Balangan Beach. For a unique experience, take a traditional wooden boat to Nusa Lembongan and enjoy activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet-skiing.

Whether you love water sports, shopping or hiking, Bali is the perfect island for an exhilarating vacation. So, don’t wait and start planning your trip to Bali and experience the best attractions and activities.

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For almost 50 years, Bali has been an essential pilgrimage for surfers from all over the world in search of perfect waves, warm water and a relaxed lifestyle. The Uluwatu, Balangan beach, Dreamland beach, large bay of Kuta, the volcanic sand beaches of Canggu and the small white sand coves of the Bukit peninsula, there are waves for all tastes and all levels in Bali.

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Scuba diving

Bali is renowned for its clear water and colorful reefs dotted with tropical fish. Scuba diving enthusiasts will find a large choice of dive sites and centers. It is the ideal place to observe the best underwater attractions in Indonesia.

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Best beaches in Bali for jogging or relaxing or both

If you are looking for an unforgettable trip, Bali is the ideal place. Between its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and mountainous landscapes, Bali is the perfect place for a memorable vacation. In addition to the unmissable white sand beaches, there are many attractions to discover in Bali. You can find black sandy beaches in Amed (East of Bali).

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With its warm waters, vast reefs and abundant marine life, Bali lends itself perfectly to diving. Throughout the island, schools and reliable diving centers welcome beginners and organize interesting trips for the more experienced.

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Rafting is a superb activity that is both sporty, entertaining and allows you to discover magnificent landscapes. To organize a rafting excursion in Bali you have the choice between the Ayung river in Ubud and the Telaga Waja river in Sidemen.

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Fun Water Sports Activities in Bali: Jet Ski, Flying fish, Parasailing, Banana boat and Flyboard…

Sandy beaches, turquoise sea… it’s hard not to be tempted by some fun water activities, especially when the sun is out. In order to fully enjoy your vacation by the sea, consider practicing one of these fun and exciting activities that will leave you speechless. Example of fun water sports activities: jet ski, fly fish, fly board, parasailing, banana boat, paragliding, paddle board, kitesurfing, sea walking and many more…

With its diverse range of water sports, Bali offers something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies to those looking for a more relaxed aquatic experience. Remember to prioritize safety and choose reputable operators for your water adventures. Enjoy your time in the waves!

Fun Water Sports Activities in Bali | Jet Ski, Flying fish, Parasailing, Banana boat and Flyboard…

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Discover the Best Hidden Gems in Bali: Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss

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Whether you’re embarking on a memorable family trip, a fun-filled adventure with friends, or a romantic escapade, Villa Carissa in the heart of Seminyak provides the ideal sanctuary to discover Bali’s diverse attractions and savor a rejuvenating vacation. With its prime location, Villa Carissa ensures an unforgettable experience for all travelers seeking relaxation and exploration. Book now to create cherished memories in this exquisite haven.

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Unveiling Villa Carissa’s Alluring 3 Bedroom Configurations at Villa Carissa

3 Bedroom configurations at Villa Carissa offer a harmonious fusion of elegant design and practicality, presenting an exclusive haven where each bedroom is paired with its private ensuite, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Embarking on a journey to Villa Carissa in Bali unveils a realm of versatility and comfort within its 3-bedroom configurations. Each arrangement is thoughtfully crafted to cater to diverse traveler needs, ensuring a personalized and luxurious stay.

This captivating villa, with its graceful Balinese architecture and verdant surroundings, offers a tranquil retreat for families, groups of friends, or couples seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Perfect for larger groups of friends or extended families (max 7 people), this spacious configuration offers a variety of sleeping arrangements.

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Key features of 3 bedroom configurations at Villa Carissa:

  1. Enhanced privacy: Revel in the privacy and ease offered by three bathrooms, providing every guest or couple their personal space for grooming and relaxation.
  2. Group and family-friendly design: Perfect for family vacations or group getaways, these configurations offer the ideal blend of communal spaces and personal comfort, granting everyone their exclusive retreat.
  3. Versatile arrangements: Explore multiple setups within the three bedrooms, offering flexibility for families, groups, or couples seeking privacy and space.
  4. Tailored comfort: Each bedroom setup is meticulously designed, blending contemporary style with Balinese charm to provide a serene ambiance.
  5. Spacious layouts: Enjoy the generous dimensions of each room, allowing ample room for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploration.
  6. Amenities galore: Discover a range of amenities that complement each configuration, from en-suite bathrooms to comfortable bedding and storage options.
  7. Seamless connectivity: Whether seeking a harmonious family setting, a communal yet private ambiance for friends, or a cozy couple’s retreat, the configurations cater to various preferences.
  8. Convenience meets luxury: Experience the indulgence of three bathrooms adorned with premium fittings and designed for utmost comfort, reflecting a harmonious balance between functionality and elegance.

Villa Carissa beckons travelers to indulge in a harmonious blend of convenience, elegance, and space. With its diverse bedroom configurations, this destination caters to the unique needs of every guest, ensuring an unforgettable stay amidst the captivating allure of Bali.

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Exquisite 3-Bedroom Configurations at Villa Carissa: Elegance and Comfort Redefined

Experience the luxurious comfort of Villa Carissa’s three-bedroom configurations, meticulously designed to provide opulent comfort and style during your stay. Each bedroom boasts unique features and amenities, promising a delightful experience for all guests.

Bedroom 1: 1 double bed

Situated on the ground floor facing the swimming pool. There is 1 double bed (Queen bed) and it cannot be modified.

Full bathroom 1

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds

In the 2nd bedroom (upstairs), you’ll find two single beds, which can be joined together to form one double bed upon request. Additionally, if needed, one extra bed can be added upon request for an additional cost.

Full bathroom 2

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds

Situated upstairs, there are 2 single beds, which cannot be modified. However, we can arrange them to be closer together if necessary. This bedroom also features a balcony.

Full bathroom 3

Living room: 1 sofa bed

Situated on the ground floor, you can stay for 1 person in the sofa bed.

Amenities and Facilities for Unforgettable Moments

Beyond its comfortable bedrooms, Villa Carissa pampers guests with an array of amenities and facilities, ensuring an unforgettable stay. A sparkling private pool beckons for refreshing dips and sun-kissed moments, while a cozy living area invites relaxation and social gatherings. A well-equipped kitchen provides culinary independence, and a dining area overlooking the pool offers a delightful setting for family meals or group gatherings.

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Location and Access to Seminyak’s Enchantments

Just a short stroll from Kudeta beach club, Villa Carissa places guests within easy reach of Seminyak’s vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Explore the eclectic boutiques lining Jalan Petitenget, savor the flavors of renowned restaurants, or dance the night away at lively bars and clubs.

Location of Private Pool Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak

Immerse Yourself in Bali’s Enchanting Culture

Embrace the rich cultural tapestry of Bali beyond the villa. Visit the sacred temples of Pura Petitenget and Pura Masceti, immerse yourself in the enchanting art scene at Nyaman Gallery, or indulge in a traditional Balinese massage to soothe your senses.

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Balinese Massage: Delving into a Spiritual Healing Tradition

Originating from the mystical lands of Bali, the Balinese massage is a revered tradition that transcends mere physical relaxation. This ancient practice intertwines spirituality, healing, and rejuvenation to create an experience that touches both the body and soul.

The Roots of Balinese Massage

Balinese massage was developed in the Indonesian province of Bali, with influence from the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Balinese massage is a centuries-old therapeutic practice steeped in local Balinese customs and ancient healing techniques. This massage style is an amalgamation of various cultural influences, drawing from traditional Indonesian, Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine. Rooted in the belief that the body, mind, and spirit must be in harmony, Balinese massage aims to restore this equilibrium through skilled touch and energy manipulation.

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The Unique Techniques

What distinguishes Balinese massage is its unique combination of techniques. Therapists employ a blend of acupressure, reflexology, gentle stretching, and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen, and energy throughout the body. These techniques help alleviate tension, soothe muscles, and promote a sense of profound relaxation.

At its core, Balinese massage intertwines a diverse array of techniques to provide a comprehensive healing session. From acupressure and skin rolling to gentle and firm strokes, practitioners incorporate a spectrum of movements. Essential oils are seamlessly blended into this therapy, delivering not just aromatic delight but aiding in relaxation, easing fascial restrictions, and invigorating the lymphatic system and the circulation of both blood and qi.

Additionally, stone massage is often integrated into Balinese massage, adding a dimension of soothing warmth and further enhancing the overall experience. The synergy of manual manipulation and aromatherapy creates an environment ideal for relaxation while also stimulating the body’s natural mechanisms for healing and restoration.

Moreover, Balinese massage comes in varied types tailored to specific needs:
Traditional Balinese Massage:

The quintessential full-body experience employing long, flowing strokes to unwind tension and stimulate circulation.

This is the cornerstone of Balinese massage, offering a holistic approach to relaxation and rejuvenation. It involves a series of long, rhythmic strokes, gentle stretches, and palm-and-thumb pressure techniques. Therapists use a blend of techniques, including acupressure, rolling, and percussion movements, to ease tension in muscles and joints. The massage aims to improve blood circulation, relieve stress, and restore balance to the body and mind.

Shirodhara (oil casting):

A specialized massage centered on the head and neck, involving the gentle pouring of warm oil to induce relaxation.

Focused primarily on the head and neck, Shirodhara is a deeply calming massage. Warm herbal oils or medicated liquids are streamed gently onto the forehead in a continuous flow. This method induces a profound sense of tranquility, reduces anxiety, and promotes mental clarity. It’s known for its efficacy in alleviating stress-related ailments and enhancing sleep quality.

During the Ayurvedic practice of Shirodhara, warm oil is gently poured over the forehead in a continuous and rhythmic stream, carried out by hand massage. Imeinklang, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Udakara Foot Massage:

Focusing on the feet, this technique uses pressure points to invigorate circulation and energy flow.

This technique concentrates on the feet, targeting specific pressure points. By applying precise pressure, the therapist stimulates the body’s energy flow and circulation. Udakara massage is believed to restore balance, relieve fatigue, and improve overall vitality. Additionally, it helps to release tension from the lower limbs, promoting a sense of lightness and well-being.

Each type of these massages offers unique therapeutic benefits, catering to various needs and preferences. Whether seeking relaxation, stress relief, or specific targeted therapy, these techniques can provide a holistic approach to wellness and healing.

Foot Reflexology chart
Foot Reflexology chart. Anguxxx, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hand Palm Massage

The Bali hand and palm massage is a deeply relaxing technique that focuses specifically on the hands and palms. It involves gentle kneading, circular movements, and pressure applied to the hand muscles and palms, aiming to release tension and improve circulation. This massage method is often combined with aromatherapy using essential oils to enhance relaxation and rejuvenation.

Reflexology of the Hand
Example of areas of the hand allegedly corresponding to different parts of the body numbered in reflexology: 1. Pituitary gland 2. Neck 3. Side of the head, brain 4. Top of the head, brain 5. Sinus 6. Eye 7. Proboscis Eustachian 8. Ear 9. Thyroid 10. Lung 11. Heart 12. Solar plexus 13. Liver 14. Spleen 15. Stomach and pancreas 16. Small intestine 17. Colon 18. Bladder 19. Urethra 20. Kidney 21. Adrenal 22 . Shoulder 23. Ovary / testicle 24. Sciatic nerve. User:ARBAY, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Healing Benefits

Beyond physical relaxation, Balinese massage is revered for its therapeutic benefits. It can relieve stress, ease muscle pain and joint stiffness, and improve blood circulation. The gentle kneading and pressure techniques are particularly effective in releasing built-up tension, offering relief from headaches and migraines.

The manifold advantages of Balinese massage encompass a spectrum of wellness enhancements:
  • Stress Relief: It serves as a soothing balm, easing away accumulated stress and tension from the body and mind.
  • Circulation Improvement: The methodical strokes aid in revitalizing blood flow, contributing to improved circulation throughout the body.
  • Muscle Relaxation: By targeting specific points, Balinese massage effectively reduces muscle pain and stiffness, facilitating a sense of suppleness.
  • Holistic Well-being: Beyond the physical, it nurtures mental relaxation, promoting overall mental and emotional balance.
  • Enhanced Sleep: Its calming effects often lead to improved sleep quality, fostering a sense of tranquility and restfulness.
  • Immune Boost: Regular sessions can fortify the immune system, contributing to a healthier constitution.

Read also: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Simple Steps to Practice and How Cultivating Awareness Can Improve Your Well-Being

The Spiritual Connection

What sets Balinese massage apart is its spiritual essence. Practitioners infuse positive energy, known as “prana,” into their touch, aiming to restore the body’s natural flow of energy. Balinese massage embraces the Balinese Hindu philosophy of balance and harmony, making it a holistic healing experience.

Embracing Balinese Massage Today

In Bali, spas and wellness centers abound, offering authentic Balinese massages. Visitors to the island can immerse themselves in this ancient tradition by indulging in spa experiences that incorporate Balinese massage techniques. From luxurious resorts to quaint local spas, the essence of Balinese massage is available to all who seek its therapeutic touch.

  • Preparing for a Balinese massage involves wearing loose attire, cleansing the skin, avoiding heavy meals, and staying hydrated.
  • During the session, expect to lie comfortably as warm oil is meticulously applied, followed by the therapist’s adept manipulation of muscles and joints. While the massage may elicit some intensity, it should not induce pain.
  • Post-massage, rehydrate adequately to flush out released toxins. Rest and avoid strenuous activity for the day, as the massage’s relaxing effects may linger for several hours.

In essence, Balinese massage extends beyond relaxation; it’s a gateway to holistic rejuvenation, infusing your life with tranquility, vitality, and overall wellness.

Balinese Traditional Medicine | Examples of Ancient Healing Practices


Balinese massage transcends the realms of ordinary massage therapies, delving into a profound cultural and spiritual practice. Its holistic approach to healing and relaxation invites individuals to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of Bali, experiencing a rejuvenation that touches not just the body, but the spirit as well.

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Spa and Massage Treatments in Bali at Private Pool Villa Carissa, Seminyak Centre

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 Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Bali

Bali offers some fantastic options for steak lovers! Embark on a carnivorous journey through Bali’s culinary landscape by discovering the best steakhouse restaurants. These establishments offer a symphony of flavors and premium cuts, inviting you to savor succulent meats in an ambiance designed for an unforgettable dining experience. Discover the best steakhouse restaurants in Bali that offer exquisite cuts and premium dining experiences. Here are a few highly regarded steakhouse restaurants:


Exploring the culinary scene in Bali, particularly Seminyak, unveils a rich array of exceptional dining experiences. Among these, the best steakhouse restaurants in Seminyak stand out as havens for steak enthusiasts. Offering premium cuts, innovative preparations, and inviting atmospheres, these establishments redefine the art of steak dining in this vibrant area of Bali.

Salazon Bali $$$

Salazon is a highly regarded restaurant in Bali, known for its delectable steak offerings and fine dining experience. It’s considered a premium venue, denoted by the “$$$” sign, which indicates that it falls into a higher price range. The restaurant specializes in serving quality steaks and seafood, often featuring a selection of prime cuts cooked to perfection. If you’re seeking an upscale dining experience with top-notch steaks, Salazon is a great choice, although it’s always a good idea to check reviews or menus to ensure it aligns with your preferences and budget.



Salazon in Bali’s bustling Seminyak district is a distinguished eatery located at the heart of the vibrant Eat Street. This contemporary woodfire grill boasts unique offerings like a private dining room, a dry-aging showroom, and an exclusive kitchen counter dining setup that lets guests dine in close proximity to the chefs. Recently, they’ve expanded their operational hours to include lunch, introducing The Terrace, an al fresco dining area for a more laid-back experience.

Tokyo Skipjack $$

With a focus on delivering quality steaks, this establishment provides a culinary experience centered around meat, ensuring patrons enjoy a range of flavorful and excellently prepared steak options. For those considering dining at Tokyo Skipjack, exploring recent reviews or their menu can offer a clearer understanding of the steak offerings and overall dining experience available at this venue.


Opening hours: Daily 11:00–22:00

Boy’N’Cow $$$

Boy’N’Cow in Seminyak is an established steakhouse that perfectly blends a contemporary dining atmosphere with classic, high-quality meat offerings. The restaurant boasts a refined, industrial-chic ambiance that adds to its overall allure. Its menu is centered around expertly prepared meat dishes, ensuring that each bite is a flavorful experience. Beyond its delectable food, Boy’N’Cow also stands out for its creative cocktail concoctions, adding an extra layer of sophistication to your dining journey. It’s a sought-after spot for those seeking a memorable dining experience in Bali’s vibrant culinary scene.


Telephone: +62 361 9348468

The Butchers Club Steakhouse Seminyak: Steak & Burger $$

Experience the sizzle of steak and the perfection of burgers at The Butchers Club Steakhouse Bali! Our story is all about delicious steaks and mouthwatering burgers. Come join them on a culinary adventure through Bali, where burgers and steaks are kings. The atmosphere here is great. The steak was big and cooked perfectly.


Address: Jl. Petitenget Jl. Cendrawasih No.1, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak $$$$

The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak offers a diverse culinary journey, featuring Indonesian, Italian, and seafood specialties alongside their impressive Prime Steak Selection. This fusion of flavors allows patrons to explore a wide range of cuisines, from traditional Indonesian dishes to authentic Italian creations, complemented by an exquisite array of seafood options.

Additionally, their Prime Steak Selection offers a premium range of beef cuts, promising an exceptional steak experience with each carefully crafted dish. Their collection spans various cuts and flavors, including the Wagyu MB 6 Tenderloin, Tokusen, and the Black Angus 100 days Grain Fed Sirloin from Stockyard, each accompanied by your choice of truffle jus or black pepper sauce.

Whether you’re craving local delicacies, Italian classics, fresh seafood, or indulgent prime steaks, this restaurant offers a culinary journey that caters to varied tastes and preferences

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Unwind in Style: The Best Beach Clubs in Bali

Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, and there’s no better way to experience them than by visiting some of the best beach clubs on the island. Bali is famous for hosting many beach clubs, where it is possible to sip your cocktail in an infinity pool while enjoying a breathtaking view of the sunset. In this article, each beach club has something unique: atypical decor, tropical atmosphere, spectacular view… Villa Carissa In Seminyak Center has selected the best beach clubs in Bali island for you.

From laid-back hangouts to luxurious spots with infinity pools and world-class DJs, Bali has something for everyone. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and swimsuit and get ready to unwind in style.

Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, and there’s no better way to experience them than by visiting some of the best beach clubs on the island. Whether you’re looking to relax with a cocktail in hand or dance the night away to live music, Bali’s beach clubs have something for everyone. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best beach clubs in Bali, organized by location. The best beach clubs in Bali is a matter of opinion, but some of the most popular and highly-rated options include:


Seminyak is Bali’s most stylish destination, and there are plenty of chic beach clubs to choose from in the area. One of the best is Ku De Ta, located on the famous Seminyak Beach. With its upscale atmosphere, live music, and delicious food, Ku De Ta is the perfect spot for a day of relaxation.

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Ku De Ta $$$$ (with infinity pool)

The KuDeTa is a must if you come to Bali, a trendy place where people who want to party meet. Great atmosphere, music, cocktails, trendy and tasteful setting and decor.

This iconic beach club is located in Seminyak and is known for its stunning views of the Indian Ocean, world-class dining, and live music.

This beach club offers an exceptional setting to enjoy the sunset, with good music, pretty lighting, a swimming pool and a breathtaking view of the sea. This beach club exudes a lounge atmosphere with its chic and hype decor.

One of the most popular beach clubs in Bali, Ku De Ta offers stunning views of the ocean and a varied menu featuring both local and international cuisine. Relax in a daybed by the pool or dance the night away to live DJs.

You can walk from our Villa Carissa (Seminyak Center) to Kudeta, only 10 mn!

The food is delicious, the cocktails and tapas are as well presented as they are good, the service is impeccable. The prices are however a little higher than the average but it is worth it. This place is often full, so we recommend booking in advance.

With its own team of international DJs. As if by magic, this place of relaxation is transformed into a place of excitement thanks to its scheduled events and evenings.

Reservation: book your table via Chope
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Entrance Fees : No Minimum Spending
Hours: daily from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Read also: Seminyak Beach Club | Chic, Glamorous and Flashy | Perfect For Both Day and Night

Woobar $$$

The Woobar is undoubtedly the beach bar where you can relax in the most chic and comfortable armchairs in Bali. It is a luxurious place, with a magnificent garden, a beautiful swimming pool and a pretty terrace lit by a very successful play of light.

On the menu, you can enjoy delicious pizzas, tasty burgers and a wide choice of tapas to share. The cocktails are of high quality and the service is impeccable. Don’t miss happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: one cocktail purchased = one cocktail offered. Read also: Best Bars in Bali to Spend an Unforgettable Evening

Menu: Woobar menu
Reservation: book your table via Chope
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Hours: daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Alila Beach Bar $$$

he Alila Beach Bar is  one of the upscale beach bars in Bali. If you are looking for a quiet pool to swim in while admiring the magnificent view of the beach, the Alila Beach Bar is for you. It is a pleasant and elegant place, much less crowded than the most popular beach bars in Seminyak.

In terms of food, you will have the choice between dishes inspired by the Middle East, falafels, hummus, Greek salad… local food, burgers and sandwiches and many other dishes that are just as tasty and refined.

Address : Jalan Taman Ganesha No.9 Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Seminyak, Bali
Opening hours: every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mari Beach Club $$

A tropical Bohemian-style beach club, located in Seminyak. The concept is nice, the food and drinks are pretty good, the music is good, the staff is nice, the pool is very nice and clean.

If you want to sit somewhere other than the bar, you have to spend a minimum amount of money. We chose to sit at the bar and had to order a drink to get the towels.

Combining the concept of a restaurant with a bar, the beautiful and amazing view of Seminyak Bali Beach makes for an ideal cozy atmosphere.

In addition, visitors will be spoiled with a variety of local and foreign food and beverage dishes that can be ordered according to taste.

Address: Jl. Batu Belig No.66, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: weekdays 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. and weekend 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Infinity Beach Club $$$$

Nestled right in the middle of the upscale Seminyak area, Infinity Pool offers a taste of paradise. With its infinity pool and a bar, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

At Infinity Pool, you get a taste of paradise. With its infinity pool and a bar, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The pool stretches out over 170 meters (0.1 mile) right by the famous Seminyak beach. And it’s just a quick 5-minute ride from the main part of Seminyak.

Here, you can spend the day lounging on a comfortable chair by the pool, soaking up the sun. Families have a special spot at the Manja Corner, while adults can enjoy the oceanfront infinity pool, surrounded by loungers, each big enough for two.

Infinity Pool offers a one-of-a-kind experience in Bali. Everyone who visits this slice of heaven can’t help but be amazed by its beauty. They leave feeling relaxed, with a sun-kissed glow, and already dreaming of their next visit.


Reservation (table): via Google

Mrs Sippy Beach Club, Seminyak $$

Mrs Sippy Beach Club in Seminyak is a vibrant venue known for its massive saltwater pool with diving platforms, creating a fun and energetic atmosphere. It hosts regular events, has a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and offers a range of cocktails and drinks. With its lively ambiance, great music, and poolside lounging, it’s a popular spot for those seeking a lively day out or a fun evening in Seminyak, Bali.



La Plancha $$

La Plancha is a colorful beachfront bar located in Seminyak, Bali. Known for its vibrant bean bags, umbrellas, and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s a popular spot to enjoy drinks while watching the sunset over Seminyak Beach. The place often features live music and a great selection of cocktails, making it a lively and picturesque destination in Bali.

The bar/restaurant is a colorful thatched roof building. If you want to admire the sunset with your feet in the sand, in a relaxed atmosphere, look no further: La Plancha is the ideal place.



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Kuta is one of Bali’s busiest and most popular destinations, and there are plenty of beach clubs to choose from in the area. One of the best is Potato Head Beach Club, located right on the beachfront. With its iconic infinity pool, multiple bars, and beachside restaurant, Potato Head is a must-visit spot for anyone visiting Kuta.

Potato Head Beach Club (Kuta/Seminyak) $$

This iconic beach club is known for its unique architecture and colorful beanbag chairs. Potato Head Beach Club has several restaurants, bars, and a pool overlooking the ocean.

The beach club’s architecture and design, featuring an iconic facade made of colorful vintage window shutters, have made it a visually striking destination. It’s a popular choice for tourists and locals alike seeking a mix of relaxation, entertainment, and beautiful seaside views in Bali.

Guests can relax on the sunbeds by the pools, enjoy drinks and cocktails while overlooking the ocean, or dine at one of the several restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. The club often hosts live music events, DJ performances, and other entertainment, making it a lively spot both day and night.

Ocean 27 (Kuta)

Ocean 27 Beach Club, nestled near Discovery Shopping Mall on Kuta Beach, offers a serene escape from the lively energy of Kuta. The allure of this club lies in its strategically positioned swimming pool that gazes out towards the beach, providing a breathtaking backdrop for witnessing the sunset while relishing a delightful cocktail.

The poolside experience is enhanced by an array of inviting cabanas and ample lounging chairs, inviting visitors to unwind, soak up the sun, and revel in relaxation.




Legian is a quieter alternative to nearby Kuta, but there are still plenty of great beach clubs in the area. One of the best is Azul Beach Club, located on the stunning Legian Beach. With its unique bamboo architecture and chilled-out vibe, Azul Beach Club is the perfect spot to escape the crowds and soak up the sun.

Azul Beach Club

Located on Legian Beach, Azul Beach Club is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bali. Enjoy a cocktail in a cabana or take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

The cocktails are very good and are served in tribal design glasses. As for food, the menu is varied and the dishes are also excellent: pizzas cooked over a wood fire, Spanish tapas, falafels & hummus, and many other neat and tasty Mediterranean dishes.

Do not miss the brunch & BBQ which takes place every Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. On the menu: fresh seafood, different meats, salad buffet, wide choice of desserts including brownies, cheesecakes, pudding and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.

Address: Jl. Padma No.2, Legian, Bali
Entrance Fees : No Minimum Spending
Opening Hours : 7 am – 11 pm


Sanur is a laid-back beach town on Bali’s east coast, and one of the best beach clubs in the area is the Bamboo Bar at the Hyatt Regency. Located on the stunning Sanur Beach, the Bamboo Bar offers comfortable daybeds, delicious cocktails, and live music in the evenings.

Bamboo Bar & Grill

This beachfront bar and grill offers delicious seafood dishes and stunning views of the ocean. Bamboo Bar & Grill is a popular spot for sunset drinks and live music.

Very well located on the beach, this bar is very original because of its construction made entirely of bamboo and around the bar you can sit in swings. In terms of catering, the menu is varied with a fair balance between local dishes and European dishes. It’s good and served quickly with a smile.


Jimbaran is a picturesque beach located on the southwestern coast of Bali, known for its stunning sunsets and seafood restaurants.

Sundara Beach Club

Sundara is located on the beautiful Jimbaran Bay and offers stunning views of the ocean.
Located at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Sundara Beach Club offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and serves up delicious cuisine and cocktails.

Sundara Beach Club in Jimbaran, Bali, is another fantastic spot offering a luxurious beachfront experience. It’s known for its stunning infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, delectable cuisine, and a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere.

The club’s infinity pool is a must-see, and the DJ’s beats will keep you dancing all day long. The menu features a range of international and local cuisine, and the beachfront location is perfect for a relaxing day in the sun.

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While Ubud isn’t known for its beaches, there are still some great spots to enjoy the sun and sea. One of the best beach clubs in Ubud is Jungle Fish, located in the lush jungle surroundings of the Chapung Sebali Resort. With an infinity pool overlooking the Osh River Valley and a bar serving up delicious cocktails, it’s the perfect spot for a day of relaxation.

Omma Dayclub Bali $$$

Day club / incredible restaurants with infinity pools overlooking the jungle, exceptional decoration, a festive atmosphere.

Perfect for drinking an iced tea or alcoholic drinks with a view of the waterfall. Big big up to the elevator which allows you to go directly to the car park!

Queue system to go up (you have to register on a sheet at the entrance and wait for someone to pick you up), be careful if you are in a hurry and there are a lot of people (there are a lot;))

There is a minimum spending / consumption, if you want to get the sun lounger near the pool.


Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Jungle Fish Bali $$

Located in the lush jungles of Ubud, Jungle Fish Bali offers stunning views of the Ayung River and the surrounding greenery. Relax in a cabana by the pool or enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant.

Perfect for spending a relaxing day. The place is absolutely beautiful, the magnificent view, the quality of the services and the welcome worthy of a palace. Very good value for money.


Kabana Jungle Pool Club $$$

Kabana Jungle Pool Club is situated in the heart of Ubud, Bali. It’s known for its lush jungle setting, tranquil pool area, and a relaxing atmosphere.

This beach club in Ubud, Bali, is a serene oasis surrounded by lush greenery. It’s a tranquil spot offering a beautiful pool area where guests can relax amidst nature’s beauty. With its peaceful ambiance and tropical setting, it’s an ideal place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing escape in Ubud.



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Canggu is one of Bali’s hottest destinations, and for good reason. The beach town is filled with trendy bars and beach clubs, and one of the best is The Lawn. Located right on Batu Bolong Beach, The Lawn offers stunning sunset views and live music on the weekends.

Finn’s Beach Club $$$

This beach club boasts three pools, a swim-up bar, and a restaurant with a varied menu. Located on Berawa Beach, Finn’s is the perfect place to relax after a surf session.

Sip a cocktail in the swimming pool, taste typical dishes, relax on a deck chair, without forgetting the direct access to the beach and the playgrounds: everything is possible at the Finns beach Club! With its bamboo architecture and its 30-meter long infinity pool, good music throughout the day, you have enough to spend a pleasant time with friends or family.

The entrance fee is credited on your consumption (food and drinks). You will have a wide choice of tapas, cocktails, or even typical dishes if you wish to dine here.

Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali
Price of a single bed: IDR 500,000
Minimum consumption to enter: IDR 300,000
Hours: daily from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

La Brisa $$

Situated by the beautiful Echo Beach, La Brisa Bali is a special place where you can take a break from your daily routine. It’s named after the soothing sea breeze you feel here. If you love the ocean or are curious about trying sustainable food, this is the place for you. The decor is made from old fishing boats, which gives it a charming Balinese touch. They serve delicious seafood made from local ingredients, and the staff is very welcoming. La Brisa is also a great spot for events, with a relaxed vibe and lively music.

La Brisa is a big beach club right across from the famous Eco Beach surf spot in Canggu. It’s a really cool place with comfy hammocks and cozy spots to hang out. Plus, there are lots of spots for great photos, so if you’re into Instagram, you’ll love it!

La Brisa is perfect for people who love the sea, enjoy eco-friendly food, and like to explore. They serve local and sustainable seafood, and they’re known for being friendly and sharing Balinese traditions. With its special Balinese style, La Brisa is a memorable place for all kinds of parties and events.

In the middle of this large beach club, there’s an awesome swimming pool, and around it, there are small places to eat. Upstairs, you can see a stunning view of the sea. The food is yummy, and the drinks are really good too.

You shouldn’t miss out on visiting La Brisa Bali – it’s one of the most captivating beach club on the island.

Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Gang La Brisa Echo Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara
Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: every day from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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Nusa Penida is a quieter island off the coast of Bali, and it’s the perfect place to escape the crowds. One of the best beach clubs on the island is The Sandy Beach Club, located on the stunning Atuh Beach. With its turquoise waters and white sand beaches, Atuh Beach is a must-visit spot for any Bali traveler.

Eleven Penida Beach Club $$$

The spacious bed provides a comfortable and enjoyable sleep experience, the cocktails are skillfully crafted to perfection, and the lunch menu offers a diverse array of options to suit various preferences. Despite a slightly worn stone staircase to the beach, the serene atmosphere prevailed.

The IDR 300k minimum consumption for a sunbed was quickly met within a day. Cocktails at 100k rupiahs were well-crafted, and the dishes were reasonably priced. However, be aware that credit cards may not always be accepted, leading to an unexpected ATM visit. Deducting one star for this information being communicated only upon departure.

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Virgin Beach Club $$

Located on the beautiful shores of Nusa Penida, Virgin Beach Club is in a perfect spot. The restaurant is cleverly placed to give you amazing views of the clear blue Indian Ocean. While you dine, you can enjoy the calming sound of gentle waves. The restaurant is surrounded by white sandy beaches and green plants, making it a great place for a romantic dinner or a peaceful meal with friends and family.


NUSA Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan provides a more relaxed and laid-back vibe compared to the larger and busier Nusa Penida.

Sandy Bay Beach Club in Lembongan $$

Sandy Bay Beach Club is the only beach club on the remote island of Nusa Lembongan. Enjoy a cocktail in a beanbag on the sand or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.


The sea view is magnificent. If you eat or drink, no charge for chairs, umbrella and swimming pool. The food is good and the prices are fair. We had a lovely day there!

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Nusa Dua is known for its luxury resorts and beautiful beaches, and one of the best beach clubs in the area is the Sakala Beach Club. Located on the stunning Tanjung Benoa Beach, the Sakala Beach Club offers luxurious cabanas, a swim-up bar, and an infinity pool with breathtaking ocean views.

Manarai Beach House $$$

Magnificent place, reservation made in advance without worries and without supplement for the bed, cocktails at reasonable prices and above all delicious. Meal pretty good, discreet but attentive waiters. Very beautiful place, background music, top!

Great spot in the Sofitel, bu not run by the Sofitel. Great wine list, great drinks, and high quality casual food. Staff could not be nicer. It’s a party beach club in the day, but at night a very chill and relaxed restaurant.

Reef Beach Club, Kempinski $$$

Beach club located within the Kempinski hotel with direct beach access, many pools with waterslides
The restaurant offers good quality food. Amazing hospitality and exceptional service at Reef beach club. Bravo!

The Reef is equipped with its iconic 42 meters (138 ft) infinity pool, cabanas, sun-loungers, sunbathing spots on the golden–exclusive beachfront, watersport activities, and indoor-restaurant setting.



Uluwatu is a surfer’s paradise located on the southwestern tip of Bali, famous for its challenging waves and breathtaking cliff-top views.

Ulu Cliffhouse $$$

Ulu Cliffhouse offers stunning views of the ocean and is the perfect spot to catch a breathtaking Bali sunset. The beach club’s pool and bar are the centerpieces of the venue, and its music events attract top DJs from around the world.

Breathtaking view of the bay. Extraordinary cocktails and succulent dishes, very good value for money.

Address: Jl. Labuansait No.315 Padang-Padang, Pecatu – Google Maps
Entrance Fees : No Minimum Spending
Opening Hours : 12 pm – LATE

Savaya (ex-Omnia Bali) $$$$

Omnia Bali is a stunning beach club set on the cliffs of Uluwatu. The club’s infinity pool is a sight to behold, and the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean make for a perfect backdrop. If you’re looking for a luxurious day in the sun, this is the place to be. Enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar or dine on delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at the restaurant.

Savaya’s allure is tempered by its slightly steep prices, coupled with occasional service hiccups, as highlighted by Google reviews. Prospective patrons should be mindful of potential cost concerns and occasional service lapses before deciding on this dining choice.

An incredible and just crazy setting to party. Start of the day rather chill and end of the day very animated with an atmosphere and a sound at the top!!!

Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Uluwatu
Opening Hours : 1PM – 10PM

Sundays Beach Club, Uluwatu $$

Located in Uluwatu, the Sundays Beach Club is a dream location, with a magnificent white sand beach and turquoise water, accessible via a memorable descent by funicular! The infinity pool makes this place even more idyllic.

The menu is varied and original: you have a wide choice of healthy salads, poke bowls, bao buns, grilled seafood, barbecued pork ribs, pizzas cooked over a wood fire. As for the burgers, they are undoubtedly some of the best in Bali: the bread is homemade and everything is tasty. There is an entrance fee, but half the price of the entrance ticket is used for food and drinks. Take advantage of the happy hours, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, beers and pizzas at half price!

This beach bar not only offers a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, but also allows you to enjoy several water activities: kayaking, snorkelling, paddleboarding… all in a heavenly turquoise sea.

Menu: Sundays Beach Club menu
Adult entrance price: IDR 400,000 (including IDR 250,000 for food and drinks), includes access to the funicular, kayak, snorkelling equipment and paddle boards
Child entrance fee: IDR 200,000
Address: Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
Hours: daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the coast of Bali, and it’s the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy some relaxation. One of the best beach clubs on the island is Sandy Bay Beach Club, located on the stunning Sandy Bay Beach. With its laid-back vibe, delicious food, and breathtaking views, it’s the perfect spot for a day of relaxation.

The Deck Cafe & Bar $$

This beachfront cafe and bar is located on the beautiful Dream Beach and offers stunning views of the ocean. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful surroundings.


Exceptional location facing the sea. Fast service and good food.


Virgin Beach Club $$

The rustic hangout at a few beach clubs in Penida island. Very warm welcome, cozy atmosphere near the beach and pretty good food with a great view!

With many spots to relax and a beautiful swing right by the water. Read also: Swinging in Paradise: Discovering the Best Swings in Bali

Address: Jalan Ped – Buyuk, Ped, Nusapenida – Google Maps
Entrance Fees : No Minimum Spending
Opening Hours : 8 am – 11 pm


Gili Trawangan is a small island located off the northwest coast of Lombok, known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back island vibe.

The Exile $$

The Exile is a laid-back beach bar on the popular island of Gili Trawangan. The bar serves up cold beers and delicious cocktails, and its relaxed vibe is perfect for a lazy day in the sun. Grab a beanbag chair and watch the world go by at this local hangout.

Nice place to toast in front of the sunset! Friendly staff, good cocktails, and perfect view of the sunset! You even have enough to take your photos on their swing and hammock provided for this occasion in the water!

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Situated within metres of the island’s most exciting restaurants, spas and shopping and a short walk to the beach, Villa Carissa is the perfect place for experiencing the magical atmosphere of tropical Bali, in Central Seminyak. Location of Private Pool Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak is known today for its high-end restaurants, beach clubs, rooftop bars and numerous shops, Seminyak is an ever-evolving destination! You won’t be bored in this city that has become a real center of entertainment.

Location, location, location! Our location is in Seminyak Center.

You can cook in the comfort and privacy of your villa kitchen. In addition, the renowned Italian restaurant, Italian Job, is just a 3-minute walk from Villa Carissa.

Enjoy in-villa private massage and spa services during your holiday. If you dream of a moment of pure relaxation where all your daily worries disappear, then Seminyak is the ultimate destination for you. Allow yourself to be pampered by its welcoming establishments, solely dedicated to fulfilling your desires and ensuring a blissful escape from the everyday hustle.

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Why choose the location of Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak?

The location of Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak is the favorite part of Seminyak and they are:


Seminyak is a well-developed area with excellent infrastructure, including good roads, public transportation, and easy access to the airport. This makes it an ideal location for tourists who want to explore Bali without any hassles. Villa Carissa is located in a convenient spot that is easy to access and navigate.


Safety is always a concern when traveling, and Seminyak is known for being a safe area with low crime rates. Villa Carissa is located in a secure and gated complex that offers 24-hour security, giving guests peace of mind during their stay.


While Seminyak can be a bustling and lively area, Villa Carissa offers a peaceful and private retreat for guests. The villa is surrounded by a lush tropical garden and has its own private swimming pool, allowing guests to relax and unwind in complete privacy.


The fashionable and stylish town of Seminyak – described as the St. Tropez of South East Asia – is the center of social life for travelers and expats in South Bali. You will find a plethora (abundance) of restaurants, clubs, galleries and shops, which add to the colorful and vibrant vibe of the city. Ultra-cool beach clubs and breezy bars line the coast, inviting vacationers to sit back, relax and take in the spectacle of the sunset before partying the night away. The shores are less crowded than those you’ll find in Kuta, and offer a family-friendly setting for vacationers traveling with their little ones.


Your Seminyak villa will place you directly in the heart of the city. Chic restaurants, cozy cafes, trendy boutiques and wonderful spa centers are just steps from your doorstep. The fun and action may be nearby, but the serene setting and ultimate privacy will make you feel like you’re miles away from the crowds.


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Seminyak is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and lively party scene. The area is dotted with trendy beach clubs, chic bars, and pulsating nightclubs, making it a prime destination for those looking to dance the night away. Iconic venues like Potato Head Beach Club, Ku De Ta, and La Favela offer an electrifying atmosphere, where music, cocktails, and good company come together for an unforgettable party experience. Seminyak’s nightlife caters to a diverse crowd, with options ranging from sophisticated lounges to high-energy clubs. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed sunset session or a high-octane dance floor, Seminyak has something to suit every party-goer’s taste.

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Impulse shoppers will enjoy shopping

Impulse shoppers will enjoy shopping at Jalan Laksmana (Oberoi Street), Jalan Raya Seminyak and Jalan Mertanadi, or at Seminyak Square. There’s something for every shopper – from those seeking the hottest designer novelties, to sourcing homeowners for Bali-inspired homewares. Check out Warisan Furniture, Press Ban, Coco and Ginger, Indigo Kids and Saint Tropez.

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Good Spa places

With all that walking, your feet (or your body) could do with a soothing massage treatment. A treatment at Prana Spa, with its beautiful Indian and Moroccan decorations and ultra-luxe rituals, will leave you feeling incredibly pampered and relaxed. If your villa has a private spa room, best to call a massage therapist! Read also: ManiPedi (Manicure Pedicure) Spa and Beauty Treatments in Seminyak

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Beautifully appointed dining venues

You are hungry? Refuel with a bite to eat in a beautifully appointed dining venue; places such as La Favela, Bambu, Tiger Palm (Seminyak Village) and Deus Ex Machina come to mind. Or stay indoors for an alfresco one-on-one dinner crafted to perfection by your in-home chef.

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Beach, beach and beach

Allocate some leisure time for coastal adventures at Seminyak Beach, conveniently just a 10-minute walk from your villa or a short distance from the coast. A tranquil walk along the shoreline offers exceptional relaxation, while thrill-seekers can seize the opportunity to surf the waves by bringing along their surf gear. Whether it’s a peaceful stroll or an energetic surf session, Seminyak Beach offers the perfect setting for both.

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Depending on your mood, you might want to relax and stay indoors for a rest, or go on an excursion to visit some of the island’s best attractions, such as Ubud and Bukit Peninsula. Both destinations are approximately an hour’s drive from Seminyak, and if your vacation rental does not include a private car and driver, your villa manager will gladly help arrange transportation.

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Indulge in the allure of Villa Carissa, strategically positioned to be your gateway to the captivating wonders of Bali. Immerse yourself in a realm of serenity, opulence, and unforgettable moments.

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or on a romantic getaway, villa Carissa in Seminyak center offers the perfect base for exploring Bali’s many attractions and enjoying a relaxing vacation.

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Villa Carissa in Seminyak Center


People who come to see us in Indonesia (not only in Bali….) always ask what medicine to bring. We are not in the jungle even outside of Bali… There is everything on site in pharmacies, especially for non-prescription drugs. Mostly mosquito repellent. It is useless to buy this 3 times the price in Australia, Europe or the US!! Here are some medicines in Bali (medications).

Of course, take your usual medicines or in case of complicated pathology… Basically all the following is available on site and this is what we put in our first aid kits for the attention of our customers and travelers.

Local names for medicines in Bali:

1 PARACETAMOL 500mg: Pain & fever
2 CETIRIZINE 10mg: Respiratory allergies, antihistamine
3 MILANTA TABLET: Stomach pain
4 AMOXICILLIN 500mg: Penicillin antibiotic
5 PONSTAN 500mg: Analgesic
6 ASPIRIN: Pain & fever
7 ENERVON-C: Vitamin C
8 ANTIMO: Anti-seasickness
9 DIATABS: or similar Antidiarrheal
10 MYONAL 50mg: Anti-inflammatory
11 ACTIFED or RHINOFED 60mg: Rhinitis and respiratory infections

In external application:

1 VOLTAREN – GEL: Muscle pain, sprains
2 BIOPLACENTON 15g: Wound healing
3 AUTAN LOTION (sachets or bottles): Anti-mosquito lotion
4 BETADINE 30ml: Disinfectant
5 VICKS GOSOK (Vaporub) 10g: Balm (cold snaps)
6 SAN HONG 12ml: Against insect bites (Chinese oil)
7 INSTO: or similar Eye Drops

KIMIA FARMA state pharmacies and GUARDIAN pharmacies (in tourist areas) are very well stocked. Ask to speak to the pharmacist in person. Sales assistants usually know a little bit or nothing at all.

You don’t buy whole boxes of medicine here. But according to the dose prescribed in small sachets or they write you the dosage in case of prescription: down with the mess (most people do not have Social Security here and are not reimbursed…); you can ask for the leaflet if you doubt something, they don’t care.

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Medications to Bring During Holidays

Before coming to Bali, it is important to check the following


Firstly, we recommend that you obtain travel/repatriation insurance from your assistance company. Ensure that comprehensive health insurance is included in your policy. If you intend to rent a scooter (moped), verify that your insurance coverage extends to accidents, including 3rd party liability..


Bali has private clinics and hospitals that will be perfectly suited for minor problems and accidents. However, if it comes to more serious problems, know that Singapore, which is only two hours away by plane, has the necessary infrastructure to welcome you. You will understand, no reason to worry! Read also: Important Numbers in Bali | Essential numbers and addresses


A few months before your departure, do not neglect a medical visit with your doctor to take stock of the vaccines to be done. Being preventive is important when venturing to a tropical island.

Generally, the vaccines that we are recommended to do are the following:

– Diphtheria: a bacterial infection that causes breathing difficulties and heart problems.
– Tetanus: a bacterial infection that causes muscle spasms and lockjaw.
– Polio (Poliomyelitis): a viral infection that causes paralysis.
– Hepatitis A: a viral infection that causes liver inflammation.

To discuss with your doctor:

– Rabies: a viral infection that affects the brain and spinal cord, typically transmitted through animal bites.
– Typhoid fever: a bacterial infection that causes fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
– Hepatitis B: a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and can lead to liver cancer.
– Japanese encephalitis: a viral infection that affects the brain, typically transmitted through mosquito bites.
– Pertussis (Whooping cough): a bacterial infection that causes severe coughing and lung damage.

Note that preventive treatment for Malaria (also called Paludisme) is not necessary if you are content to stay in Bali (malaria is almost non-existent there). But, if you plan to travel elsewhere in the archipelago, you may be recommended to take it.

Note: These tips do not replace the advice of your doctor.


If you need to come to Bali with your medication, remember to bring your prescription or a photocopy of it, as well as your glasses or contact lenses prescription.

Contact local (Bali) healtcare / pharmacies if they have a special medication that you need, before you leave your country

When bringing medicines into or out of Indonesia, you should check the list of prohibited medicinal substances available.

Declare the drug as prescribed medication for personal use whilst travelling

Declare the drug as “Prescribed medication for personal use whilst travelling” on your customs form and keep the doctors letter/prescription in the same package as the medication. It is advisable, that you make a 2nd photocopy of the letter or prescription (or both) and carry that separately in your hand luggage.

Strong painkillers

For strong painkillers, such as Oxycodone tablets or Fentanyl Patches, special rules apply. The supporting doctor’s letter and prescription needs to be in English AND Indonesian. The drugs must be declared on the pre-arrival customs form.

The drugs must be in their original packaging and the total amount being imported must not exceed the amount prescribed for the duration of the visit. To be clear for example; if Oxycodone liquid is prescribed for 10mg four times a day (40mg total) and the medicine you bring is 5mg per ml strength and your trip to Indonesia is for 10 days then the maximum amount of drug you can import is 40mg x 10 days = 400mg or 80ml.

Traveling to Indonesia with prescribed medication

If you are travelling to Indonesia and you are bringing medication with you, there should be no problem at the customs if it is clear that the medicine is for personal use. You must declare your medication by using customs declaration (CD) and present a letter from your physician stating the amount of medicine you use per day and the listing of the medication and/ or a copy of original prescription to customs officer. If you are questioned about the medication by the customs officer, you need to have these documents to prove that the medication is legally prescribed.

Physician letter, the listing of the medication and a copy of original prescription must be translated into Indonesian or English. These documents do not require Embassy legalization. Source: Indonesian Embassy in Oslo.

Contact the nearest Indonesian Embassy before you leave your country, for any further information concerning MEDICINES AND PRESCRIPTION.


Finally, don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent spray as well as for insect bites and sunscreen. In Indonesia, the sun is particularly strong, which is why it is important to protect yourself – especially during the first exposures – and to stay well hydrated (never drink tap water, only bottled water).

And make emergency plans

Talk to the people you’re travelling with; about your and their medical needs. You may need to support each other if one of you gets sick overseas and incase you need a certain medications that might not be available in Indonesia. Have an action plan. If you carry emergency medication or use any medical or mobility aids, show your travelling companions what to do.

Now you are ready to travel safely!

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Sources: CDC, Kantor Urusan Internasional (KUI) Office of International Affairs

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Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or on a romantic getaway, villa Carissa in Seminyak center offers the perfect base for exploring Bali’s many attractions and enjoying a relaxing vacation.

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Bali Nightlife

Bali Nightlife: Witty, charming and one of the surfers paradise. The island attracts millions annually with its tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife. Known for its serene landscapes and hedonistic vibe, Bali, part of the Indonesian archipelago, is famous for its relaxing atmosphere amid beaches, forests, temples, and terraced rice fields.

Initially a haven for hippies, Bali now lures surfers and tourists globally, especially from nearby countries like Australia, Japan, and Singapore. It swiftly transformed into a nightlife hotspot offering late-night bars, beach parties, and traditional music venues.

As the sun sets around 6:30 p.m., the island comes alive. The streets buzz with an electrifying nightlife, especially around 7:30 p.m. when the Balinese revelry hits its peak.”

Guide to nightlife or clubs in Bali

Bali’s nightclubs and bars don’t have enforced opening and closing times and can therefore stay open late, with music sometimes continuing to play until dawn. However, the party starts long before sunset, with aperitifs on the beach in the various restaurants or in the luxurious beach clubs that offer spectacular views of the ocean.


Tourists, expats and locals, everyone loves Seminyak! This seaside town buzzes night and day from Double Six to Oberoi and Petitenget. There are too many cool hangouts to discover, but here are the most famous and loved ones:

KU DE TA – Seminyak

This iconic beach club is a great place to see and be seen. Ku De Ta is known for its glamorous atmosphere and its selection of international DJs.

Stick around after those sunset drinks and get ready to dance under the stars! Evenings at theme, disco, soul, techno; KU DE TA does just about everything and regularly invites famous DJs from all over the world to come and play their sets.

Ku De Ta, an iconic beach club nestled along the shores of Seminyak, offers more than just a place to relax with a refreshing cocktail. It’s a vibrant hub where visitors come to see and be seen, soaking in the glamorous atmosphere and mingling with fellow patrons. Renowned for its chic ambiance and sophisticated crowd, Ku De Ta sets the stage for unforgettable experiences against the backdrop of Bali’s stunning coastline.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the energy at Ku De Ta only intensifies, transitioning seamlessly from laid-back lounging to exhilarating nightlife. Stay awhile after indulging in those sunset drinks and prepare to dance the night away under the twinkling stars. With themed nights ranging from disco and soul to techno, Ku De Ta offers something for every musical taste. What’s more, this beach club frequently hosts world-renowned DJs, ensuring that the beats are always fresh and the dance floor is alive with energy. So, whether you’re seeking a relaxed day by the sea or an electrifying evening of music and revelry, Ku De Ta promises an experience like no other in Seminyak.


From Villa Carissa to Kudeta is only 11 minutes walk.

Lafavela – Seminyak

One of the most famous bars in Seminyak is La Favela. Beautifully decorated, totally hip, vintage and always busy, this garden bar has an underground feel and it has several dance floors with music ranging from hip hop to pop – it’s eclectic and a must visit on a weekend. Stay in Seminyak!

La Favela stands out as one of the most renowned bar/club in Seminyak, drawing crowds with its stunning décor, hip vibe, and vintage charm. This bustling garden bar exudes an underground ambiance, inviting patrons to immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere.

With multiple dance floors pulsating with everything from hip hop to pop tunes, La Favela offers an eclectic musical experience that appeals to a diverse audience. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a weekend spent at La Favela is a must for anyone seeking vibrant nightlife in Seminyak. So, make sure to include it in your Seminyak itinerary for an unforgettable experience!


From our Villa Carissa to Lafavela is only 6 minutes walk

Red Carpet Champagne Bar – Where to go out at night in Seminyak?

The red carpet is the theme of this champagne bar located on the busiest street in Seminyak with all the best restaurants, bars and shops in the area. Rather chic atmosphere and proper dress required. The prices are correct, the service efficient and you are right on Oberoi Street so you can watch the excitement unfold before your eyes.

Every 20min or so, we would say the waiters pass by distributing small amuse-bouche, a very significant little detail. You have many activities throughout the week. A very nice place that I recommend if you want to go out in Seminyak in the early evening before going out to the Favela afterwards.

From Villa Carissa to Red Carpet is only 7 minutes walk.

Address: Red Carpet Champagne Bar
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
+62 361 737889

Motel Mexicola (Seminyak)

Trendy and unique dining place with a colorful concept serving Mexican specialties and alcohol. (Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
In the village of Seminyak, Motel Mexicola is a colorful and quirky Mexican bar-restaurant. During the day, the place offers traditional Mexican dishes accompanied by a drinks menu with tequila, margarita and cuba libre, which can be enjoyed outside.

At night, the Mexicola regularly hosts wild parties with live Latin music and people dancing on the tables. Simple and affordable Mexican food, great drinks and atmosphere that guarantee fun nights out.

Potato Head

Potato Head is another world famous beach club that knows how to throw a party. Take it off your to-do list and come here on the weekends for a sunset drink and party till late!

Happening beachfront venue offering an infinity pool, plus international fare, beer & cocktails.


Best Night Clubs / Discotheques in Seminyak

Malverde Tequileria & Nightclub

Malverde is more than just a Tequileria—it’s the first of its kind in Bali, dedicated to offering a premium tequila-drinking experience. Their selection of Mexican tequila drinks rivals that of gourmet tapas. It’s a place where you can create lasting memories and have a truly enjoyable evening.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a Mexican night by hitting the dance floor with a tequila in hand and savoring delicious tapas. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering options, from prawn tostadas and crispy taquitos to tacos and churros. Don’t miss out on other delectable choices like croquetas de queso, empanadas, and Mexican beef sliders.


Mirror Lounge & Club Bali (Seminyak)

(Jl. Petitenget n°106, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The Mirror is a gothic-style Balinese club that welcomes night owls and organizes festive evenings in its trendy lounge located on Seminyak’s main thoroughfare. The interiors and overall design of the structure are similar to a Gothic cathedral, but with shimmering mosaic decorations, stained glass windows, and high ceilings paired with futuristic laser lighting systems to create one of the coolest and coolest spaces around.

The most immersive to dance to the rhythm of the house. and hip-hop music with the best local and international DJs. The place only opens an hour before midnight and is frequented by a good mix of Indonesians, expatriates and visitors who gather under its huge glass roof which gives glimpses of the starry sky. One of Seminyak’s most exclusive clubs.


Red Ruby – Seminyak

Red Ruby in Bali is a well-regarded establishment known for its vibrant nightlife scene. It’s a popular nightclub located in Seminyak, offering an energetic atmosphere with live DJs, music, and a diverse crowd.

The club often hosts themed events, parties, and performances, drawing both locals and tourists seeking a lively nightlife experience. Its upbeat ambiance, eclectic music, and trendy setting make it a favored spot for those looking to dance and socialize in Bali’s nightlife scene. Website:

ShiShi Nightclub & Izakaya Lounge

It is located at Jl. Petitenget No.208X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia. ShiShi is the perfect place to go for a night of dancing and drinking. If you’re looking for a fun and stylish place to go out in Bali, ShiShi Nightclub & Izakaya Lounge is definitely worth checking out.


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Rock Bar, Jimbaran at Ayana Resort

Located in the Ayana Resort, this terrace sits on a cliff with stunning views. To access the Rock Bar, you have to cross the hotel, as surprising as the destination itself. Day and night the landscape is spectacular, the waves crashing on the cliff, perfect lighting, an endless pool, cocktails, reserved… It has an original elevator which makes the journey to at the bar, but if you see a lot of people, you can take the stairs. Definitely a must in Bali!

Opening hours: daily 04:00 pm – 11:59 pm.


Gimme shelter

Punk, grunge, underground and dirty in the style of the early 90s, Gimme Shelter has punk and rock n roll bands and they keep rocking into the wee hours of the night.

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Pretty Poison

Not just a bar but also a skate ramp, Pretty Poison is an old-fashioned hangout in Canggu. Cheap beers, DJs and live bands, this place is one of a kind!



Single Fin

Single Fin is a cliff top bar with stunning ocean and sunset views. One of the premier party spots on this part of the island, the best time to come here for people and parties is Sunday night. You can expect magical sunsets, great cocktails, live bands and DJs.


A great place to meet people and dance the night away!

Savaya Dayclub and Discotheque (Ex-Omnia)

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Omnia Dayclub offers breathtaking views and an unforgettable party experience. With its state-of-the-art sound system and international DJs, Savaya  (ex-Omnia) is one of the most popular nightclubs in Bali.

Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364. Website:

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The areas with the best nightlife in Bali

Bali’s nightlife is concentrated in the southern tourist areas between the villages of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak, where most of the nightclubs, restaurants, and tourist bars are located. This area, once filled with coconut palms and rice paddies, has become one of the liveliest nightlife spots in the world, with excellent restaurants, live music, shows and electronic music clubs.

Bali’s nightlife hubs are conveniently close. Seminyak sits 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Kuta and less than 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from Denpasar’s center. Despite this, moving around can be challenging. Taxis or Uber are the safest options; avoid riding mopeds / scooter at night due to common accidents in busy areas.

1. Seminyak

A few kilometers north of Kuta, along the coast, you will find Seminyak, with many seaside bars and restaurants with a refined atmosphere and exclusive nightclubs. The Seminyak area is much more exclusive than Kuta, thanks to the high density of private villas and luxury resorts, and the crowd is mainly made up of upper-class Australians, wealthy Indonesians from Jakarta, European travelers and locals. expatriates living in Asia, with an average age between 25 and 45 years old. During the week, the area can be quiet, especially on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Of course, bars and nightclubs are more expensive, some clubs have a weekend entry fee and a dress code. Most of the lounges and clubs in Seminyak offer stylish interiors and open-air landscapes with lush green lawns and pools lined with loungers overlooking the sea. Some also have poolside bars, serving a range of high quality cocktails, martinis, wines, champagnes and vodkas.

Seminyak nightlife is spread over at least 5 streets: Jalan Oberoi, Jalan Petitenget, Jalan Dhyana Pura, Jalan Double Six and Jalan Batu Belig. Jalan Oberoi is the best street for dining and partying in Seminyak, while Jalan Petitenget offers more stylish venues, including beach bars and restaurants and trendy nightclubs. Jalan Dhyana Pura is famous for having several small gay-friendly bars, while the Batu Belig area near Canggu is quite trendy and less touristy than the rest of Seminyak.

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2. Kuta Beach

Located just 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Kuta is Bali’s nightlife epicenter. A bustling beach of golden sand, with hundreds of souvenir shops and endless traffic jams, frequented mainly by Australians, Indonesians and young backpackers under 25 on a tight budget. This is where surfers and visitors come for their first taste of Bali. Cheap accommodation, cheap beers and 24 hour music with people from all over the world.

Kuta’s nightlife buzzes with bars, clubs, and international DJs on lively dance floors. The scene ignites around midnight and runs into the early hours. Originating as a surfers’ haven in the 1960s, it’s now a symbol of vibrant nightlife, filled with hotels, clubs, and beach parties. Don’t miss the October carnival with sunset aperitifs, surfing, and diverse cultural events.

The busiest areas with the highest concentration of bars are located around Poppies Lane and Benesari Street and are mostly populated by surfers. Kuta Beach Road is dotted with several poolside lounges where you can drink and dance in the water and take in the spectacular ocean views.

3. Legian

Located between Seminyak and Kuta, Legian Street is the main street where most nightclubs and outdoor venues in Bali are located with commercial music playing all night long. This is the right place for those who like to dance late into the night, frequented largely by crowds of young Australians ready to swallow liters of beer. Legian represents a strategic location for your stay in the south of Bali. It is close to everything and its beach is less crowded than that of Kuta.

Nightlife in Legian is a rich mix of clubs and restaurants that stay open late along the main road between Kuta and Seminyak. After spending the day relaxing on the beach, you can immediately dive into the vibrant nightlife after the sun goes down.

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4. Canggu

Frequented mainly by surfers, the nightlife in Canggu is lively and offers very informal evenings. The village of Canggu has grown enormously in recent years with the influx of young foreigners looking for a quieter alternative to Seminyak.

Canggu indeed has a relaxed atmosphere, affordable accommodations and a tight-knit community of hipsters, surfers and Europeans. During the day Alternative Beach, a popular new bar that hosts lots of pool parties, with lots of music, young and beautiful girls.

5. Denpasar

Denpasar has an underground scene with a local, male crowd. Not really interesting for most travelers. These days, there are no decent places other than karaoke bars and massage parlors where the customers are usually local Indonesians.

6. Ubud

Although Ubud has a quiet atmosphere at night, there are a few bars open until 2am in the town center popular with backpackers and long-term residents. Once a month there is a big pool party called Invasion Ubud, the date and location of which are always secret until the event starts.

7. Bukit Peninsula

The Peninsula, south of Kuta, offers wonderful beaches perfect for recharging and relaxing before hitting the trail again. The nightlife of Uluwatu and Bukit mainly reflects the luxury of the five-star resorts that line the coast characterized by a long limestone cliff. Here are some rooftop bars where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the south coast of the island, as well as great drinks, decor and music. There are also a few surf bars overlooking one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. The nights here are less hectic than in Kuta, but there are still some fancy clubs and beach parties.

In addition, along Jimbaran beach you will find many bars and small restaurants where you can taste excellent grilled fish, served on candlelit tables directly on the beach. A great place to spend a romantic evening in Bali.

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Other Clubs, DayClubs and discos in Bali

Sky Garden Bali (Kuta)

(Jl. Raya Legian No.61, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The Sky Garden is Bali’s best-known nightclub, located a short walk from the Legian Memorial. Frequented mainly by Australians and travellers, this club in Kuta offers themed parties every night with international DJs, as well as a rich aperitif with buffet from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and open bar. The right place where you can chill, drink, dine and dance the night away to funky beats from live DJs.

Potato Head Beach Club (Seminyak)

(Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Located opposite Seminyak Beach, Potato Head is one of Bali’s most popular clubs. A world of drinks, dinners and parties on a large beachfront. This quirky beach club has a beach bar with a large 500 square meter lawn, flanked by a magnificent swimming pool positioned in the center of a kind of amphitheater.

During scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take to the oceanfront stage as crowds gather on the center lawn. Among those who have walked the arena are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Potato Head hosts the Ultra Bali every year which brings together many fans of electronic music. Frequented by an international crowd of all ages, this club is also a great place to have an aperitif in Bali while watching the sunset.

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Lafavela (Seminyak)

(Jalan Laksamana Oboroi No.177X, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The Favela looks like a long-forgotten colonial building located on the edge of the forest. Extreme attention to small details, retro and antique furniture in all shapes and colors, plants that seem to grow everywhere, old motorcycles, scooters and even a well-worn Volkswagen van make the illusion complete.

During the day, La Favela functions as a restaurant, but during the night it transforms into a club, or more precisely into something akin to a private, often themed party. Mainly frequented by tourists, this club offers free admission and commercial music, hip-hop and r’n’b every night, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to its mesmerizing atmosphere, La Favela is one of the coolest nightclubs in Bali.

From our Villa Carissa to Lafavella Club takes a six-minute walk

LXXY Bali – Legian

High-energy nightclub featuring renowned DJs, a buffet & a rooftop terrace with a pool.

Set along the famed Legian Street in Bali, LXXY emerged in 2018, injecting a dynamic rhythm into Bali’s nightlife. The moniker LXXY, derived from its location at number 71 Legian Street, pays homage to its ambition of becoming an Indonesian nightlife icon.

LXXY harmonizes the essence of a pool club, a nightclub, and an artainment zone, offering a comprehensive experience. Engage in the complete LXXY journey, blending contemporary design and architecture, cutting-edge lighting, visual technology, and a tailor-made sound system that elevates the party experience to unprecedented heights.

Jl. Raya Legian No.71, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia. It is open from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM and the average price range is IDR 500,000 – 1,000,000. Website:

No matter what your taste in music or nightlife, you’re sure to find something to your liking in Bali. So get out there and explore the island’s vibrant nightlife scene!

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