My Bali Bible

I’ve prepared a list of some of my favourite place’s you must try if you’re visiting Bali.
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Rock Bar


Karma Kendara Resort / Namos Beach (Uluwatu) –  Gorgeous, low key small beach club with a restaurant, white sand, snorkel etc.  Catch a lift down the cliff to get to it.

Bvlgari for lunch – very special (Uluwatu)

Alila – amazing setting.  Divine for lunch.  Not so kid friendly.

Rock Bar – Ayana Hotel (Jimbaran Bay) – sunset drink and snacks – must do at sunset !

Dreamland beach (Uluwatu) – a good day away from the hotel.  You will need a local driver to get you there.  Beautiful beach, beach huts etc.

PJ’s – 4 seasons bar on beach – Jimbarin Bay.  Gorgeous for lunch

Jimbarin Square – there is a new shopping development just up the road from the Intercon with a Grocer and Grind, newsagent, deli etc

st regis

Nusa Dua:

Bumbu Bali – traditional indo style of food.  Some say best restaurant in bali.  No fuss, not modern, very chilled.  Can go for lunch.

St Regis – 6 star !

Westin – nice resort

maya ubud resort

Day Trips:

Ubud –Como Shambala, 4 seasons & millions of other resorts (good for lunch overlooking rice paddies).

Mosaic Restaurant in Ubud is yum!

Waterbomb Park – in Kuta … full of bogan tourists but the kids love it!


Restaurants – Seminyak/Legian:

The hot ones at the moment are …

Motel Mexicala – fun fun fun

Mamasan – sister to Sarong – great food

Sarong –  amazing setting, and great food.  Longrain-ish…

Ku De Ta – on beach most popular restaurant/bar in Bali.

Sardine – great restaurant.  Very cool.  Great bar too.

Matis – more formal restaurant – yum!!!  The favourite at the moment!  Amazing jewel stores. Melbourne prices!!!

Potato Head – new version of Ku De Ta day pool action / night bar

Deus ex Machina – thai style food.  Easy for lunch or dinner

W – expat lunch on Sunday, pool bar

Sea Circus (opp Samaya) – casual great food

Petitenget – smaller good food (western style)

Barbacoa fantastic food..


Classics …

Trattoria – simple delicious Italian.  The La Luc of Bali.  Lots of expats.

Ryoshi – Japanese.  The Kanpai of Bali.

Kunis – Japanese

Mykanos – Greek

La Lucciola – breakfast/ lunch or dinner on beach !

Marde Warrung – traditional Indo food!

Biku – opp W – great organic Balinese cafe

Grocer & Grind – western cafe breakfast (there is now one in Jimbarin too)

Chandi – great restaurant middle of range for dinner


Day Spas:

Sentosa day spa – amazing – $$$$$

Body Works – massage etc (people love the cream baths)

Cool – massage with a difference!

Chill – massage with i pods

Callegia – massages (past Legian on beach ish …)

W Spa

Think Pink – Mani/ Pedi

pura batu

My locals…. That I go to every day:

Betalenut on batu bolong for fresh organic healthy food at local prices.

Old mans on the weekend for breakfast with kids then again for sunset…

Kakilima opp old mans , great with kids for sunset and early dinner..

Canteen Caffe

These are all in Batu Bolong in Canggu..

Grocer and Grind in Echo Beach

My other fave place for lunch is watercress the salads are amazing!!!!



Como Shambhala


Casa Shambhal-ahhh

The start of a new year is such a positive period – more than any other time, we are thinking big, making goals and feeling focused on ourselves, our lives and those around us. When I booked myself into Como Shambhala Estate in Ubud for a mini break, I couldn’t have imagined what an ideal beginning it would be to 2014… perfectly echoing the balance and positivity that surrounds a new start.

Situated along Indonesia’s amazing Ayung River, which is said to (very appropriately) hold healing properties, the estate is the very definition of breath-taking. With its tranquil setting providing an ideal environment, Como Shambhala offers a range of wellness programs suited to different needs: looking to kickstart 2014 feeling balanced and restored, I opted for their 4 night cleanse retreat. While for some people the idea of a ‘cleanse’ might sound a little intimidating (fretting at the notion of being without caffeine and comfort foods), I have to say that the cleanse menus designed by Como Shambhala provided some of the best food I have ever eaten… and let it be known that I am a true food lover!

The amazing thing about the programs on offer is the way in which your experience is so personal and truly tailored to you. As a guest, you have the opportunity to work with the resort’s expert consultants to determine how you can best trigger beneficial results for your system during your stay – we’re talking lymphatic circulation, and detoxifying some of your vital organs and skin… it’s hard not to feel refreshed and rejuvenated coming out of four days of such focused care! Throughout your stay, you are treated to unlimited use of steam rooms, saunas and the lap pool, and have the opportunity to participate in the extensive schedule of activities – ranging from estate walks, to aqua therapy, yoga, pilates and qigong.

In an age where we so easily become caught up in our hectic schedules, constantly connected to the world and surrounded by multiple touch-screens at any given moment, it is so important to make the time to reconnect with yourself. Our bodies are incredible machines that endure unbelievable amounts, so in many ways, a scheduled period of time at a wellness mecca like Como Shambhala is the perfect opportunity to commit to your health. Allowing yourself to have balance in life is so effective in being able to function more effectively on every level, and I couldn’t recommend this Ubud utopia more highly.

Lindy x