Written by Jessica Kennedy
If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect getaway after your big day, Bali could be just what you’re looking for. Bali provides the perfect tropical atmosphere located approximately 8 degrees south of the equator, meaning the weather varies slightly. It only has two seasons, wet season typically from September to February, and dry season the other half of the year. Bali is the home of approximately 10,000 Hindu Temples, most of which are open to the public, representing the island’s hold on their traditions. Whether you’re in the mood to lounge and relax with your significant other or explore what this beautiful area has to offer, Bali is guaranteed to have something for every occasion.
Places to Stay
Gravity Hotel - Ulumatu
This eco boutique hotel has everything for a relaxing stay. They offer their guests 15 bungalows, each having their own unique atmosphere. The hotel has two pool areas with sunbeds if you feel like laying out and catching some of the good weather Bali is known for. It’s also a quick 5 minute walk from multiple beaches. Check out Sundays Beach Club while you’re here where you’ll take an open-air lift down the cliffside to the beautiful beach bar! The hotel also includes a restaurant where you can get your local fix of traditional Indonesian food.
Zen Hideaway - Ubud
If you’re looking for an immersive location, Zen Hideaway is a good place to start. These two-level wooden huts are located in the jungle with a spectacular open view of the Ayung River Valley. To fully enjoy the view, you have the opportunity to swing on the attraction most testimonials mention. You’ll truly want to stay longer than you believe with the secluded atmosphere! The huts have open-air style living and dining rooms, a small study, and an open-air kitchen. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed with the many beautiful moments you’ll share here.
The Monkey Forest - Ubud
Get a taste of something incredibly unique to the land. Ubud Monkey Forest is viewed as a spiritual, economic and educational center for the village. With over 700 monkeys and a wide array of trees, the small fee is well worth it. Just a tip, if you want to interact with the monkeys it is recommended to bring bananas or other food. Otherwise the monkeys will choose to not interact with you. Get out in the forest and enjoy the many paths that lead to temples along the way!
Niagara Munduk - Buleleng
This waterfall is along the picturesque central-northern highland region. This area provides two noteworthy waterfalls: the Munduk and Melanting are just a short hike from each other. The first waterfall you will encounter is the Munduk, with a rocky pool where you can cool off from the heat. Connect with the land by continuing your journey through the green forest alongside rivers. It is recommended you see this spot during June and August so it is not too hot or drizzly along the way. Another perk is the nearby restaurant that provides a spot to enjoy some food and drink before you continue your short hike to the sister falls.
Places to Eat
Motel Mexicola - Seminyak
With a wide array of places to enjoy a meal, Motel Mexicola is an excellent choice to start. Located in Seminyak, this spot gives you the feeling that you are part of the night life. With their loud music, vibrantly decorated interior and tasty street style Mexican menu, Motel Mexicola is extremely popular. This spot frequently hosts house parties with live Latin music that will trick you enough into believing you’ve been transported elsewhere. Book your table to ensure you find a spot, or grab a seat at the bar! If you’re not into the crowds or live music, you can find a more laid-back vibe in the upstairs seating area where you can relax and enjoy the simplicity of a meal.
La Lucciola - Seminyak
This stunning open-air restaurant serves tasty Italian cuisine, with their specialty being pasta. It is one of Seminyak’s most renowned beachfront dining experiences. Try to find a spot upstairs on the balcony that offers the best views of the sunset at dinner time. This eatery offers a changing menu, giving you the freedom to pick two selections from each course, entrée, main-course, and dessert for a flat rate. During busy tourist seasons in Bali, it is recommended to book inadvance if you are looking to enjoy the sunset at dinner. This restaurant is open all day for breakfast and lunch, so if you’re looking for a quick bite with a beautiful view La Lucciola is a place worth the visit.