Bali is an island full of different fun and beautiful neighborhoods, each with its own unique vibe. Here’s a guide to the best of the best, sit back as we take you on a tour of our favourite Bali neighborhoods, so you can choose which is the best for you.
Think LA’s Rodeo Drive meets the beach. Seminyak is Bali’s high-end district, a status symbol for the Balinese. With endless upscale hotels such as W Hotel, must-go clubs like La Favela and fine-dining restaurants – there’s a little bit of luxury everywhere. It’s also Bali’s major shopping destination, where you can find a variety of products from international designer brands to handmade local goods- Seminyak Village and Seminyak Square are particular must-see shopping havens.
Bali’s classic mainstream tourist destination. You’ll definitely hear about Kuta when prepping for your Bali adventure. If you’re looking for nightlife, cheap eats and aesthetic budget hotels then this is the place for you. It’s the main party district, coming alive at night- home to Sky Garden, one of the world’s top 10 clubs, Sky Dome and Club Jenja. During the day is when the famous Kuta Beach shines- it’s Bali’s most famous beach and is sure to impress when you’re taking new profile pictures for Facebook. The Kuta Beachwalk Shopping Centre is also home
Looking for a cultural adventure? Ubud is a picturesque nature haven where yellow sand is replaced with green hillsides. Have a coffee or massage overlooking Bali’s paddy fields Tegallalang Rice Terraces is a favourite. The Ubud Monkey Forest is another unique attraction, where you can take many photos with cute baby monkeys. If art and history is more your style, visit one of Bali’s artist workshops, museums or art galleries. It’s also Bali’s health center- with plentiful of yoga and wellness retreats, and healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants abound- Arwana restaurant is highly recommended.
If you’re planning on hashtaging ‘#lux’ on your Instagram posts, then you’ve come to the perfect place- visit one of Nusa Dua’s luxurious resorts and you’ll be set. With everything under one roof, resorts here often include breathtaking private beaches and infinity pools, shady cabanas and heavenly spas to help you kick back, as well as an expansive array of restaurants and bars for you to try when you’re in the mood for fine dining or a unique cocktail. There’s also watersports and day tours when you want to take a break from relaxation. From Mulia to Westin- big resort names in a big resort town.
A surfer’s paradise that’s also home to Bali’s most sacred temples. Take sunset shots or eat smoothie bowls, from the yummy Nalu Bowls stall overlooking the ocean, while taking in one-of-a-kind views from the famous Uluwatu cliff. Explore the Uluwatu Temple to get in touch with your spiritual side. Suluban and Padang Padang Beach are tourist favourite or follow a track near Uluwatu Temple and find the hidden Nyang Nyang Surfer Beach- with parts of abandoned ships making for unique photo-ops, this beach is not to be missed.