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!!!!



Target basics for the whole family

You would already be aware that I divide my time between Melbourne and Bali which means when I am back in Melbourne for work, I hit the ground running and am in back-to-back meetings!

I barely have time to do anything and the massive list that the children give me of what to buy them as their (gifts) is ever expanding! I often also need to just grab some bits and pieces in general for myself and the family as a whole. Thank goodness there is a Target store near me when I am back and staying in Melbourne! It’s my one stop shop and in there I can get my hands on any number of things for the kids, as well as some basics and accessories for myself.

The children’s clothes at Target are so on trend and so affordable, and the fact that my children are growing at a rate of knots Target kids’ fashion is perfect for them! I love the t-shirts and skirts for Stella and this denim skirt is perfect for her. For Rocco, there are Batman costumes, great wearing t-shirts, shorts, and other basics. And for little Frankie, there is just almost too much to choose from!

Personally I find it a ridiculous waste of money to spend copious amounts of cash on children’s clothing as they trash them in half a second. With all the different collaborations that Target is involved in such as Ksubi for Kids and Collete Dinnigan for Kids there is also no fear of daggy looking kids hanging out in the playground!

While I am in there, let’s face it, there is also some things that I can grab for myself. Target has great basics and ‘essentials’ and some of the accessories on offer are great to pair up with an outfit.

In this trip I stocked up: all the basics like undies, bras and t-shirts and then of course I had to do the toy aisle too!! I don’t think I would ever be forgiven if I didn’t bring back something Batman-related for Rocco!!!!

You can check out all that Target has on offer here