Bali Travel Guide

December 17, 2015

When I went to Bali 2 years ago, a friend passed on a Bali cheat sheet that proved to be absolutely unbeleivable! I have emailed it to so many people since that have gone and they have all loved it! Its quite long, but covers absolutely everything you could possibly need!


  • Entry fee into bali is $25 US dollars – good to have handy with you before you leave.

– there are 2 visa on arrival types with different amounts. (7 days and 30 days).

  • Exit fee from bali is 150 Rupiah – so leave some spare.



Ku De Ta, Seminyak



Must visit. Great atmosphere (very cool place) and location, right on the beach.  Can be a bit pricey for dinner but good for lunch snacks, pizza and a couple of refreshing drinks.  Background music is always very very good. Good idea to book a sitting place right overlooking the beach front.


La Luciola, Seminyak


Amazing atmosphere and very romantic at night. It’s this open planed queenslander house type of restaurant on the beach.

Terrific for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even for just a couple of drinks.

We had breakfast there this year which was fabulous looking out to the beach.  Sit up stairs for the breeze and looking out to the beach.

Book ahead and ask for the best table. They hand make all their own pasta and it is to die for!


Sarong, Kerobokan

This restaurant is by the ex-chef of Long grain in Sydney and the food is amazing. Beautiful décor and atmosphere.  Asian fusion menu.  Wine is quite expensive for Bali.  Fabulous even for an evening drink.

The ambience in this place when you walk in gives you goosebumps! Its dim lighting and very hip with massive drapes and English funky style décor. We sat outside under the stars, perfect! The food is just as great. Loved the service, and the toilets are funky.


Poppies II, Kuta 




Great value food, try the rice wheel – it’s a few mini dishes and just yummy. Also the pina coladas are served in these massive cut out coconuts in a shape of a cow or some animal, really impressive!


Chandi, Seminyak

Jl. Laksmana 72.

Indonesian, Asian fusion. This restaurant has different areas for dining.  The open dining/bar area, an aircondonditioned area, upstairs, as well as outdoor. The menu and the food are great.


Ultimo, Seminyak

Jl. Laksmana 104

We ended up going here for dinner on New Years Eve and it was lovely! Definitely book ahead. It’s a large restaurant so head for the back which is open air, if raining they close the roof.  The food is Italian and extremely good value.  A small band plays on Tuesday and Friday nights makes for a nice atmosphere.


Motel Mexicola, Seminyak



This place is so cool! Its done up really funky mexican style and has a really big open courtyard and cosy booths. Great cocktails and the mexican food is great.



Rock Bar, Jimbaran




This is one of the coolest bars I have ever been to! The bar itself is built into the face of a cliff with the ocean and waves crashing around you. To get down to it, you have to get into a gondola type thing!


Single Fin, Uluwatu




This is such a cool bar overlooking the ocean. It gets really busy on Sundays, everyone goes to watch the sunset from above and watch all the surfers coming in. Its built into the face of a cliff and is really laid back, beach/surfer vibe. Great food and drinks. CASH ONLY! No ATMs anywhere close either so make sure to stock up! They have a live reggae band some nights which is definitely worth checking out.


Potato Head, Seminyak




This place is a really cool beach club that is great for the day time. Its essentially a chilled pool party but the infinity pool overlooks the beach. Great music, food and drinks. get down early to get a good spot though, it fills up very fast!


Alley Cats, Kuta

This is if you want a crazy night out in Kuta. Cheap drinks and drinking games until 12. Then eikon after, and maybe skygarden too.


55 Best Things to do in Bali

If you are loking for some more fun and adventurous activities to do here in Bali, check out this great list from The Crazy Tourist!


Another great place to go is Ubud. Also Gili Islands is definitely worth a trip and I will do a travel guide for Gili T soon!

Hope this helps 🙂


*Note: Some images have been taken from respective venues websites

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