My partner and I have been lucky enough to get to visit Bali many times over the past few years as we have family who live in Canggu! We absolutely love the lifestyle and always enjoy trying out all of the new cafes each time we visit. I have found it so hard to narrow down my Bali list but here is our top picks! Have a read and make sure to add these to your list for when you get to visit Bali !
Workout at 15fit bali
I love a good workout and when I’m on holidays I still like to train because it’s something I really enjoy doing! It’s also fun to try out new workout styles and this is why 15fit Bali is one of the best. We love their spin classes and 30/30 classes which involve 30 mins of spin plus 30 mins of HIIT or TRX. You can book into classes online for $15 a session. If your brave enough, give the 60 min hot cycle a try, it’s tough but you’ll feel amazing after!
Breakfast or lunch at eko cafe
Think smoothies, chia jars, pancakes and avo smash.. all your breakfast or brunch needs in a gorgeous cafe in Umalas. Eko Cafe Bali is bright and super instagrammable, perfect for all those foodie shots. They have a delicious range of healthy choices on the menu and everything served is made using only the freshest ingredients!
(ps. 15 fit & Eko Cafe are on the same street only about 500m apart from each other so why not smash out an epic workout then refuel with a healthy brekky!)
Romantic dinner date at Bridges Bali in Ubud
If your travelling to Ubud for a day trip or planning to stay there for a few days you have to go to Bridges Bali. Located over the river, this casual fine dining restaurant with a divine wine and cocktail bar and wine cellar is definitely one for the list. The food is delicious and well priced and the wine is even better.
Sunset drinks at echo beach club
Located beachside, Echo Beach Club is the place to be for sunset. Cheap drinks, good vibes and not overcrowded… I love this place. Head there around 5.30, grab a drink and stay until the sun goes down. They also serve a buffet dinner which looks amazing if you are looking for somewhere easy to eat after you have watched the sunset.
SPEND A DAY AT THE LAWN
Located on the beach in Canggu, The Lawn is the perfect spot to hang out for the day. Sit on the grass under the umbrellas and you won’t pay a minimum spend. Order some lunch, have a drink and enjoy the sunshine. We also went back here for sunset drinks one night. They have a gorgeous space up top where you can enjoy a drink and watch the sun set.
Have a $5.50 breakfast, brunch or lunch at crate cafe
The cheapest and biggest meals you’ll find in Bali. Crate is the place to be, a well known cafe located in a little gang just away from the busy hustle of Canggu. Every meal is 55k which equals to about $5.50!!! Get 2 meals, coffees and juices for less than $20 – serious winner! And must I add that the food is delicious, I’m sure you’ll go back more than once.
Market shop at Love anchor Canggu
Shopping in Bali can be overwhelming. There are so many amazing shops to visit and every corner you turn you will find yourself in a maze of markets. Most markets throughout Bali are the same. If your looking for something a bit different, a little bit more upmarket but still want a bargain then head to Love Anchor. Located just up from Old Mans Beach these markets have everything from shoes to jewellery to cute dresses and jumpsuits.
treat yourself to a Vegan ice cream at Mad Pops Bali
If your an ice cream lover like me you have to visit mad pops. They have the BEST range of vegan ice cream ever, they are all coconut based and definitely don’t leave your tummy feeling upset! And girls, your boyfriends will love it too (trust me).
stop in for a Coffee at BGS
Straight out – the best coffee in Bali. I have found it really hard to get a decent coffee when in Bali, a lot of the coffee is quite bitter. But BGS has got it down pat. If your an almond milk coffee drinker like me, you must visit and have an almond milk latte or cappucino. Their fresh homemade almond milk is to die for (thank me later).
visit remix & co for a Fresh juice, healthy shot or breakfast
Remix & Co – a small, humble and healthy cafe that has delicious food, coffee, juices and healthy shots! Pop in for a refreshing juice or sit down and have some breakfast or lunch in the cutest space.
Mexican feast at Laca Lita or Laca Laca
Our favourite Mexican in Bali. If your in Seminyak make sure to check out Laca Laca and if your in Canggu you can check out their sister restaurant Laca Lita. Both amazing, serving fresh Mexican dishes and delicious cocktails. Check them out here LacaLongTime !
book a table for the best asian dinner at Mamasan bali
We always love going to Mamasan for a special date night dinner. They serve quality South East Asian food that is amazing and not too exspensive, and if you are like my partner Kieran and have a nut allergy then don’t worry… they have a full nut free menu!! I recommend making a reservation as they do get quite crowded. Some of our favourite dishes include the Thai style curry puffs, crispy chicken dumplings and the beef rendang!!
choose from a variety of healthy meals at Shelter cafe seminyak
Located in a quiet area just out of the busy hustle of Seminyak, Shelter Cafe has it all. A trendy place to hang out, eat delicious food and have a browse in their brand new shop just below the cafe. When dining at Shelter you have the choice of eating from their menu that’s full of amazing, healthy options for breakfast or lunch or you can choose to have a smoothie bowl from the well known ‘Nalu Bowls’ which is located just out the front!
lunch in the treehouse style cafe betelnut
Located just minutes from echo beach, Betelnut cafe serves healthy and delicious food. With views over the rice fields this is the perfect place to stop in for lunch on your way home from the beach. Relax and choose from a range of salads, burgers and wraps!
workout at Avenue Fitness
We have been to Avenue Fitness the last two times visiting Bali. It is has a wide range of facilities needed for any workout, they have classes, a weights section and a brand new space where you can stretch, box or do your own workout. You can drop in any day for $15 or grab a 10 day pass. The gym is super clean, has air conditioning and is never too crowded.
Have a Massage at The Alila Hotel Seminyak (with a sneaky discount)
By far the best massage experience I have had. A beautiful space, welcome drinks on arrival and a private massage room with a bathroom and shower. We bought our massage vouchers through the Bali bible website, we only paid $50 which gave us $120 of credit to use on any spa treatment! This offer is valid until March 2020 so if you are headed to Bali before then I highly recommend this experience! (Follow this link – Bali Bible Deal )