If people-watching, delicious food and laid-back parties are your speed, there’s no better place to base yourself this peak season than Seminyak
Bringing together art and food in a gorgeous, light-filled space, Batik Restaurant offers a tour that covers the laborious process behind batik painting before serving you Southeast Asian favourites like Thai pandan chicken and soto ayam (Indonesian chicken soup).
Mrs Sippy Bali is your quintessential beach club turned up several notches, and it has a rocking programme planned for summer. Every “Sneaky Saturday” from 6 July to the end of September, Australian dance music group Sneaky Sound System will take to the decks, promising what will probably be the hottest weekly pool party in Seminyak.
There are shorter treatments at Prana Spa, but we highly recommend clearing out your schedule for the four hour long Ayurvedic Rejuvenation. Comprising a foot bath, Ayurvedic body massage, head and scalp massage and a treatment to rejuvenate your eye contour areas, this is one pampering session that’ll leave you blissed out for days.
The owners of Kim Soo work with artisans from all over Indonesia and other parts of the world to produce or source beautiful handcrafted products, including rugs, vases, lampshades and more. Pop into the café for dishes such as falafel and nasi goreng (fried rice) after shopping your heart out.
Bali airport services supervisor Wayan Suwitra on three secluded beaches to escape the crowd
“The clear, calm waters of Geger Beach in Nusa Dua are great for swimming, and its seaweed farms attract amazing reef fish to its shallow waters.”
“For those craving an adrenaline rush, head to Jimbaran Panorama Point at Honeymoon Beach. Take a leap off the 4m-high cliff, then make the easy swim back to land.”
“Take the 15-minute stroll from Tanah Lot to Melasti Beach, where you’ll be greeted by the sight of a waterfall cascading down to the sand.”